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Revision as of 16:51, 1 December 2012

Castform #351: Castform
Pokémon
#353: Shuppet Shuppet
Kecleon
カクレオン Kakureon
#352
352Kecleon.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Ruby and Sapphire
Type
Normal Unknown
Category
Color Swap Pokémon
Ability
Color Change
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Hoenn
#145
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-104
Height
3'03"
Imperial
1.0 m
Metric
Weight
48.5 lbs.
Imperial
22.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Green
Catch rate
200 (26.1%)
Body style
Body06.png
Footprint
 F352.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Field group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 132 Battle Exp.: 1321*

Kecleon (Japanese: カクレオン Kakureon) is a Normal-type Pokémon.

While it is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, it has the natural Ability, Color Change, to change its type during battle.

Biology

Physiology

Kecleon is a greenish reptilian Pokémon. It has yellow rings around the eyes as well as having yellow lips and frills. Kecleon has small ridges on its shoulders and a purple zigzag stripe about its midsection. It also has a long skinny tail that is usually curled in a helix shape.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

An invisible Kecleon

Kecleon can change its color to match its surroundings. This can make it difficult to find. Its stripe, however, never changes.

Kecleon's other skills in battle include the capability to wield various elemental attacks, Ghost/Dark moves (such as Sucker Punch and Shadow Claw) and a handful of Psychic abilities (such as Psybeam and Trick Room).

Behavior

Kecleon often hide by changing its color to match its surroundings in order to avoid being found. However, it cannot change the color of the red zigzag stripe about its midsection.

Habitat

They are usually found in forests where they change their body color to blend into the surroundings.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Kecleon alters its body coloration to blend in with its surroundings, allowing it to sneak up on its prey unnoticed. Then it lashes out with its long, stretchy tongue to instantly ensnare the unsuspecting target.

In the anime

Kecleon in the anime
Purple Kecleon in the anime

Major appearances

Kecleon first appeared in The Kecleon Caper and was the first Generation III Pokémon to appear in the anime. A pair of them tried to foil Team Rocket's attempt to steal their owners' stuff.

Harrison used a Kecleon against Ash's Pikachu in the Silver Conference in Playing with Fire and Johto Photo Finish. It finally lost to Pikachu after an intense battle.

Two Kecleon—one green, one purple—known as the Kecleon Brothers, appeared in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters out of the Gate! Unfortunately, Team Meanies bought out everything they had. They made another appearance in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness.

Minor appearances

A Kecleon was one of the Pokémon that played hide-and-seek with Pikachu and the others in Pikachu's PikaBoo. However, said Kecleon missed out on the excitement when a lawn-mower was on the loose. The end of the short finds Kecleon standing in the same spot, wondering where everyone is. It was not found because it was invisible.

A Kecleon appeared in Big Meowth, Little Dreams. It was stealing food to take to Azumarill's sick niece.

A Kecleon appeared in Now That’s Flower Power! as a Pokémon in the Contest.

A Kecleon appeared in Pros and Con Artists.

A Kecleon appeared in A Double Dilemma.

A Kecleon appeared in Saved by the Beldum.

Angela used a Kecleon to train her team of ninjas in From Cradle to Save.

A Kecleon also appeared in One Big Happiny Family! in Jessie's fantasy.

A Kecleon appeared in Pruning a Passel of Pals!

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP271 Kecleon Ash's Pokédex Kecleon, the Color Swap Pokémon. Kecleon is able to blend into its surroundings by changing the color of its body.
This concludes the entries from the Original series.

In the manga

Wally's Kecleon

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Wally captured a Kecleon in the Petalburg Woods with Ruby's assistance, and he cherishes it as his first Pokémon, like his game version's Ralts. It is often used for maneuvers involving its long tongue, and is the first of the mainly-green wardrobe of Wally's team, joined by a Roselia, Cacturne, and the Flygon given by Norman.

Pokédex entries

Manga Chapter Entry
Pokémon Adventures PS187 This Pokémon can change the colors of its body and blend into the surroundings. But it cannot change the zigzag pattern on its stomach.*

In the TCG

Main article: Kecleon (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby Kecleon is capable of changing its body colors at will to blend in with its surroundings. There is one exception - this Pokémon can't change the zigzag pattern on its belly.
Sapphire Kecleon alters its body coloration to blend in with its surroundings, allowing it to sneak up on its prey unnoticed. Then it lashes out with its long, stretchy tongue to instantly ensnare the unsuspecting target.
Emerald A Pokémon that has the ability to alter its body colors to match its surroundings. A Kecleon reverts to its original colors if it is startled.
FireRed It changes body color to blend in with its surroundings. It also changes color if it is happy or sad.
LeafGreen
Generation IV
Diamond It can freely change its body's color. The zigzag pattern on its belly doesn't change, however.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It changes its shading to match its surroundings so it can sneak up on prey. Only its belly patterns stay fixed.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black It can freely change its body's color. The zigzag pattern on its belly doesn't change, however.
White
Black 2 It can freely change its body's color. The zigzag pattern on its belly doesn't change, however.
White 2
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Rare Routes 118, 119, 120, 121, and 123
Emerald
Rare Routes 118, 119, 120, 121, and 123
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Rare Route 210 (Poké Radar(Diamond only)
Platinum
Rare Great Marsh (After obtaining National Pokédex)
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Transfer from Pokéwalker
Pal Park
Forest
Pokéwalker
Treehouse
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
Unknown Nature Preserve
Dream World
Dream Park
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Channel Mt. Snowfall
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Plains
Pokémon Trozei! Huge Storage 3
Trozei Battle
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Dungeon shops
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Dungeon shops
Pokémon Ranger Kisara Plains
Pokémon Rumble Blast Treetops: Shimmering Lake

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Ruby Sapphire Persim Berry Persim Berry (5%)
Emerald
Diamond Pearl Persim Berry Persim Berry (5%)
Platinum
Black 2 White 2 Persim Berry Persim Berry (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 60
120 - 167 230 - 324
Attack: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Defense: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Sp.Atk: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Sp.Def: 120
112 - 189 220 - 372
Speed: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Total: 440   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/4 ★★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
4/5 ★★★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
2/3 ★★
Total
14/19 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Due to its ability, this Pokémon will change its type throughout the battle, thus changing its weaknesses. For instance, if hit by a Fighting type move, it will become more vulnerable to a Psychic type attack and more resistant to a Dark type attack if either is used next.

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Thief Dark Physical 04040 100100% 10
00Start Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
00Start Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
00Start Lick Ghost Physical 02020 100100% 30
00Start Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
044 Bind Normal Physical 01515 08585% 20
077 Faint Attack Dark Physical 06060 —% 20
1010 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
1414 Feint Normal Physical 03030 100100% 10
1818 Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 100100% 20
2222 Shadow Sneak Ghost Physical 04040 100100% 30
2727 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
3232 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
3737 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —% 10
4343 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 5
4949 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100100% 15
5555 AncientPower Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
5858 Synchronoise Psychic Special 07070 100100% 15
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Kecleon obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kecleon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kecleon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09595 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 SolarBeam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 120120 070}}70% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 120120 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 05050 080}}80% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM57 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 03030 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM67 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM83 Work Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM92 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kecleon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kecleon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
PsyduckGolduck Disable Normal Status 100% 20
SpindaBunearyLopunny Dizzy Punch Normal Physical 70 100% 10
MeowthPersianNuzleafShiftrySkittyDelcatty
GlameowPuruglyPurrloinLiepardMienfooMienshao
Fake Out Normal Physical 40 100% 10
HoundourHoundoomSandileKrokorokKrookodileZorua
Zoroark
Foul Play Dark Physical 95 100% 15
SpoinkGrumpigLopunny Magic Coat Psychic Status —% 15
NinetalesMeowthPersianAipomAmbipomHoundour
HoundoomShiftryChimcharWeavilePurrloinLiepard
ZoruaZoroark
Nasty Plot Dark Status —% 20
WooperQuagsire Recover* Normal Status —% 10
EspeonGirafarigStantlerSpoinkGrumpigSpinda
Kecleon
Skill Swap Psychic Status —% 10
PurrloinLiepardHeatmor Snatch Dark Status —% 10
Spinda Trick* Psychic Status 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Kecleon in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Kecleon in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kecleon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kecleon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 After You Normal Status —% 15
B W B2 W2 Aqua Tail Water Physical 90 90% 10
B W B2 W2 Bind Normal Physical 15 85% 20
B W B2 W2 Drain Punch Fighting Physical 75 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Fire Punch Fire Physical 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Foul Play Dark Physical 95 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Ice Punch Ice Physical 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
B W B2 W2 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
B W B2 W2 Knock Off Dark Physical 20 100% 20
B W B2 W2 Last Resort Normal Physical 140 100% 5
B W B2 W2 Low Kick Fighting Physical 100% 20
B W B2 W2 Magic Coat Psychic Status —% 15
B W B2 W2 Recycle Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Role Play Psychic Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Skill Swap Psychic Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snatch Dark Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Stealth Rock Rock Status —% 20
B W B2 W2 ThunderPunch Electric Physical 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Trick Psychic Status 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Wonder Room Psychic Status —% 10
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Kecleon can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Kecleon cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kecleon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kecleon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Dream World moves

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Dream Park Skill Swap Psychic Status —% 10
Dream Park Reflect Type Normal Status —% 15
  • A superscript level indicates that Kecleon can learn this move normally in Generation V at that level
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kecleon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kecleon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see event moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS352.png PinRS352.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani352.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP352.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -33.9%
Friend Area: Overgrown Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP What color do you like? I can change into it!
26%-50% HP Huh? Well, now, my HP's half gone!
1%-25% HP Sorry, I'm about done. I can't begin to change color anymore...
Level up Leveled up! We're in business now!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up Leveled up! We're in business now!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP352.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -49.5%
IQ group: G
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 4 Min. exp.: 40 Max. exp.: 100
Browser entry  
Kecleon keeps an eye on things while hiding by blending in with the surroundings.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2352.png Strong: Weak:
PokéPark Pad entry:
He hides and watches over all Pokémon. He surprisingly knows details about everything.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Kecleon
Does not evolve
Kecleon
 Normal 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 352.png Spr 3e 352.png Spr 3r 352.png Spr b 3r 352.png
Spr 3r 352 s.png Spr 3e 352 s.png Spr 3r 352 s.png Spr b 3r 352 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 352.png Spr 4d 352.png Spr 4d 352.png Spr b 4d 352.png
Spr 4d 352 s.png Spr 4d 352 s.png Spr 4d 352 s.png Spr b 4d 352 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 352.png Spr 5b 352.png Spr b 5b 352.png
Spr 5b 352 s.png Spr 5b 352 s.png Spr b 5b 352 s.png
Kecleon For other sprites and images, please see Kecleon images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Colosseum and XD sprites

Box Colo 352.png
Box Colo 352 s.png
Box XD 352.png
Box XD 352 s.png
Menu Colo 352.png
Menu Colo 352 s.png
Menu XD 352.png
Menu XD 352 s.png
Colosseum XD Colosseum menu XD menu

Trivia

  • Even though its Ability is supposed to allow it to blend in with its surroundings, it is unable to learn the move Camouflage.
  • Kecleon is the hardest Pokémon to recruit in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, with a base recruit rate of -33.9%. It can only be recruited if the player is level 90 or higher, and if they are holding a Friend Bow. Even after all this, Kecleon's recruit rate is only 0.1%. It is considered slightly easier to recruit in the Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky since the player now has a 0.5% chance of recruiting it at level 90, while holding an Amber Tear/Golden Mask with the "Fast Friend" IQ skill, despite its base recruit rate decreasing to -49.5%.
  • Though the purple (sometimes red) zigzag stripe on its belly is supposed to stay visible when it changes colors to blend with its surroundings, several game depictions of it, most notably its Emerald sprite, depict hidden Kecleon as completely invisible.
  • The "fins" on Kecleon's back are absent in its official Sugimori artwork and Pokémon Black and White front sprites; they are present in all other incarnations.
  • Kecleon, along with Wailmer and Azurill, were the first Generation III Pokémon revealed, in early March 2001. It was also the first Generation III Pokémon seen in the anime, in The Kecleon Caper.
  • Although it has been stated that Kecleon can freely change its color, only green, purple and yellow variants have been seen.
  • Despite being able to become any type, Kecleon can only learn moves of 14 of the 17 types.

Origin

Kecleon is based on a chameleon, most likely the Veiled chameleon.

Name origin

Kecleon and Kakureon may be a combination of 隠れる kakureru (to hide) and chameleon.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese カクレオン Kakureon From 隠れる kakureru and chameleon
France Flag.png French Kecleon Same as English name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Kecleon Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Kecleon Same as English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Kecleon Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 켈리몬 Kellimon* / 숨을래몬 Sum'eullaemon*


External links

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