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Kecleon (Pokémon)

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000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Castform
Pokémon
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Kecleon
カクレオン Kakureon
#352
130
Artwork from R/S/E
Type
Normal '
Category
Color Swap Pokémon
Ability
Color Change
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Hoenn
#145
Regional Browser numbers
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
Genderless
Breeding
Ground group 1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 132 Battle Exp.: 1321*

Kecleon (Japanese: カクレオン Kakureon) is a Template:Type2 Pokémon, however, its ability, Color Change, allows it to become any type, depending on the moves used against it.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Biology

Physiology

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

File:An Invisible Kecleon.GIF
An Invisible Kecleon

Kecleon can Template:A2 to match its surroundings. This can make it difficult to find. Its stripe, however, never changes. It is also capable of elemental attacks.

Behavior

Kecleon often hide by changing its color to match its surroundings in order to avoid being found.

Habitat

Kecleon live in forests.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

File:207episode.jpg
Reddy and Greeny entertaining Brock.

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 owner's stuff.

A Kecleon was one of the Pokémon that played Hide 'n' 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.

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.

A Kecleon appeared in a Pokémon Chronicles episode that took place in Big Town. It was stealing food to take to an Azumarill's sick niece.

Two Kecleon owned a shop in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters out of the Gate!. Unfortunately, Team Meanies bought out everything they had.

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

A Kecleon appeared in Pruning a Passel of Pals!.

The Kecleon Brothers appeared in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness.

In the TCG

Main article: Kecleon (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire: Kecleon has the first Bonus Field on the Ruby Field. It will turn invisible, though a Devon Scope can be knocked out of the tree to make it visible for a short time. Kecleon must be knocked over and then hit with the ball ten times in two minutes to win the round.
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Two Kecleon run the shop at Pokémon Square. Other Kecleon will randomly have shops within dungeons. They are normally courteous but shoplifting will result in multiple wild Kecleon appearing to attack the player. While these Kecleon are at an extremely high level and hard to recruit, this is the only way to obtain Kecleon in the game.

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 Template:A2 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 Template:A2 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 Template:A2 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 Template:A2 if it is happy or sad.
LeafGreen It changes body color to blend in with its surroundings. It also Template:A2 if it is happy or sad.
Generation IV
Diamond It can freely change its body's color. The zigzag pattern on its belly doesn't change, however.
Pearl It can freely change its body's color. The zigzag pattern on its belly doesn't change, however.
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
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, Fortree City
Emerald
Rare Routes 118, 119, 120, 121, and 123, Fortree City
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Rare Route 210-North (Poké Radar, Diamond only)
Platinum
??? Great Marsh (After obtaining National Dex)
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Forest
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
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 and Blue)
Dungeon shops
Pokémon Ranger Fall City
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Time and Darkness)
Dungeon shops

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.


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

Note that the numbers above ignore the effects of Kecleon's ability; this is for Kecleon if it is of Template:T2. For the weaknesses/resistances of any other type, please see the page on that type.

Learnset

Template:Learnset intro
Note: With the use of Color Change, any damaging move can theoretically become a STAB for Kecleon.

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By breeding

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By tutoring

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Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
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Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:Evobox/0

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.

Trivia

  • Kecleon is one of the five Pokémon that can turn into a pure Template:Type2 Pokémon. The others are Arceus while holding the Sky Plate and Porygon, Porygon2, and Porygon-Z by using Conversion 2 after being hit by a Template:Type2 move.
  • Kecleon is the hardest Pokémon to recruit in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon, 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%.
  • Color Change can be used against Kecleon by harming it with a move of one type, then using a move that type is weak to. This works especially well with Template:Type2 and Template:Type2 moves, which weaken their own type, though Ghost-type moves cannot be used as soon as Kecleon appears.
  • In the anime when Kecleon goes invisible, the red stripe can be seen, but in its Emerald Version animation, Kecleon disappears completely. This is because in Emerald each Pokémon has only two sprites and the disappearing animation is just a sprite distortion.
  • The "fins" on Kecleon's back are absent in its official Sugimori artwork.
  • Kecleon, along with Wailmer and Azurill, was one of the first Generation III Pokémon revealed. It was also the first Generation III Pokémon seen in the anime, in The Kecleon Caper.
  • In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series, Kecleon is the first Pokémon to feature an alternate coloration that is not its shiny coloration.

Origin

Kecleon is based on a chameleon.

Name origin

Kecleon's name, a corruption of its Japanese name, may be a combination of 隠れる kakureru, to hide, and chameleon. It might also come from Jeckyll, because Kecleon changes colors like Dr. Jeckyll changed personalities, or 'keck' which means 'to treat scornfully', which may refer to the fact that many players developed a good-sized grudge against Kecleon because they couldn't get into the Fortree City Gym without the Devon Scope.

In other languages

External links

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