Shakujō As A Possible Origin?
A khakkhara (Sanskrit: "sounding staff"; English: monk staff; Chinese and Japanese: 錫杖, shakujō; Mandarin: xīzhàng, literally "tin stick") is a Buddhist ringed staff used primarily in prayer or as a weapon, that originates from India. The jingling of the staff's rings is used to warn small sentient beings (i.e. insects) to move from the carrier's path and avoid being accidentally trodden on. In ancient times it was used also to scare away dangerous animals. Ringing also is used to alert the faithful that there is a monk within earshot in need of alms. In the Sarvāstivāda vinaya the khakkhara is called the "sounding staff" because of the tinkling sound the rings make.
These key collectors threaten any attackers by fiercely jingling their keys at them. (Klefki's X Pokédex Entry)
Further Name Inspiration?
The "ef" part of Klefki's name could also be derived from the word theft, arguably. Should this be noted? --Dunsparce can learn Double-Edge. |B) DEAL WITH IT. (talk) 14:53, 14 August 2019 (UTC)