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Kyurem #646: Kyurem
Pokémon
#648: Meloetta Meloetta
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Keldeo (disambiguation).
Keldeo
ケルディオ Keldeo
#647
647Keldeo-Resolute.png
Resolute Form art by Ken Sugimori from Black 2 and White 2
Type
Water Fighting
Category
Colt Pokémon
Ability
Justified
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Unova
#153 #298
Regional Browser numbers
Height
4'07"
Imperial
1.4 m
Metric
Weight
106.9 lbs.
Imperial
48.5 kg
Metric
Dex color
Yellow
Catch rate
3 (0.4%)
Body style
Body08.png
Footprint
 F647.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Undiscovered group 81 cycles
(20655 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
1
Sp.Def
1
Speed
1
Base Exp.: 261 Battle Exp.: 2611*

Keldeo (Japanese: ケルディオ Keldeo) is a dual-type Water/Fighting legendary Pokémon.

While it is not known to evolve into or from any Pokémon, it has a second form, which is activated by triggering an event in the Pledge Grove, where Cobalion, Virizion, and Terrakion teach it Secret Sword, and it changes its form permanently as long as it knows Secret Sword. Its original form, Ordinary Form, will then become Resolute Form.

Keldeo was leaked on a photo of a page from CoroCoro magazine on February 13, 2012, and it was officially revealed on February 15, 2012. Its Resolute Form was officially revealed June 13, 2012.

Along with Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion, Keldeo is a member of the Swords of Justice.

Biology

Physiology

Keldeo is pony-like, with a large, feathery red mane, long, dark blue, ridged eyebrow-like features, and a single cream-colored horn that is slightly curved. The back of its head, as well as its neck, has light blue-and-white-spotted coloration with spiky edges at the lower portion. Its body is cream-colored, with blue hooves. Its blue-and-white-spotted, lifted and feathery tail is comparable to an elaborate feather in a cap.

Gender differences

Keldeo is a genderless species.

Special abilities

Keldeo has the ability to cross water by ejecting water from its hooves. It also changes into its Resolute Form when taught Secret Sword in Pledge Grove.

Behavior

Keldeo tends to run about the entire world, running on the surface of seas and rivers.

Habitat

Keldeo appears at beautiful watersides.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

History

Long ago, a fire started in the Moor of Icirrus because of a war among people. In this fire, Keldeo was separated from its parents, but together, Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion took care of Keldeo. They acted as its parents, and they taught it knowledge and moves for survival. Keldeo eventually grew and even surpassed the three Pokémon. One day, Keldeo took off from the forest with no one knowing why.

When the three meet again, they teach Keldeo the move Secret Sword.

In the anime

Keldeo in the anime

Major appearances

Keldeo (M15)

Keldeo made its debut in the fifteenth Pokémon movie Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice, being one of its stars along with Cobalion, Terrakion, Virizion and Kyurem. In the film, it was training to learn how to use Sacred Sword so it could become one of the Swords of Justice, but arrogantly picked a fight with Kyurem before it had learned the move. Keldeo becomes terrified and flees during the middle of the fight, but is pursued relentlessly by Kyurem, who is determined to finish their battle. Along with the other legendaries present in the movie, Keldeo can speak through telepathy.

Minor appearances

In the manga

Keldeo in Pocket Monsters BW

In the Pocket Monsters BW manga

A Keldeo appears in Pocket Monsters BW.

In the TCG

Main article: Keldeo (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby {{{rubydex}}}
Sapphire {{{sapphiredex}}}
Emerald {{{emeralddex}}}
FireRed {{{firereddex}}}
LeafGreen {{{leafgreendex}}}
Generation IV
Diamond {{{diamonddex}}}
Pearl {{{pearldex}}}
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black By blasting water from its hooves, it can glide across water. It excels at using leg moves while battling.
White It crosses the world, running over the surfaces of oceans and rivers. It appears at scenic waterfronts.
Black 2 When it is resolute, its body fills with power and it becomes swifter. Its jumps are then too fast to follow.
White 2
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
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
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Trade
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
None
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Event
Black 2 White 2
None Event
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BWB2W2 Shokotan Keldeo Japanese Japan and Taiwan 15 June 23 to October 20, 2012
BW Summer 2012 Keldeo English Europe, the Americas, and Australia 15 August 27, 2012 to January 31, 2013
BW Summer 2012 Keldeo French Europe, the Americas, and Australia 15 August 27, 2012 to January 31, 2013
BW Summer 2012 Keldeo German Europe, the Americas, and Australia 15 August 27, 2012 to January 31, 2013
BW Summer 2012 Keldeo Italian Europe, the Americas, and Australia 15 August 27, 2012 to January 31, 2013
BW Summer 2012 Keldeo Spanish Europe, the Americas, and Australia 15 August 27, 2012 to January 31, 2013
BWB2W2 Movie Keldeo Korean South Korea 15 December 11, 2012; December 19, 2012 to January 6, 2013
B2W2 Winter 2013 Keldeo French Wi-Fi 50 January 16 to February 12, 2013
B2W2 Winter 2013 Keldeo English Wi-Fi 50 January 25 to February 12, 2013

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events* PP Max PP Max (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 91
151 - 198 292 - 386
Attack: 72
69 - 136 134 - 267
Defense: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Sp.Atk: 129
120 - 199 236 - 392
Sp.Def: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Speed: 108
101 - 176 198 - 346
Total: 580   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 ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark ½×
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Aqua Jet Water Physical 04040 100100% 20
00Start Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
077 Double Kick Fighting Physical 03030 100100% 30
1313 BubbleBeam Water Special 06565 100100% 20
1919 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
2525 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 —% 20
3131 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100100% 5
3737 Aqua Tail Water Physical 09090 09090% 10
4343 Sacred Sword Fighting Physical 09090 100100% 20
4949 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —% 30
5555 Quick Guard Fighting Status 0000 —% 15
6161 Work Up Normal Status 0000 —% 30
6767 Hydro Pump Water Special 120120 08080% 5
7373 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100100% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Keldeo obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Keldeo
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Keldeo
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 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 TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM33 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
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 TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM54 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM55 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM67 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM81 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM83 Work Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 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 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 Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Keldeo
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Keldeo

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Keldeo 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 Keldeo in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Keldeo
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Keldeo

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Aqua Tail Water Physical 90 90% 10
B W B2 W2 Bounce Flying Physical 85 85% 5
B W B2 W2 Covet Normal Physical 60 100% 40
B W B2 W2 Endeavor Normal Physical 100% 5
B W B2 W2 Helping Hand Normal Status —% 20
B W B2 W2 Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
B W B2 W2 Last Resort Normal Physical 140 100% 5
B W B2 W2 Secret Sword* Fighting Special 85 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Superpower Fighting Physical 120 100% 5
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Keldeo can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Keldeo cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Keldeo
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Keldeo

Side game data

Evolution

Without Secret Sword
Keldeo
Ordinary Form
Keldeo
 Water  Fighting 




With Secret Sword
Keldeo
Resolute Form
Keldeo
 Water  Fighting 

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
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation III.
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation IV.
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 647.png Spr 5b 647.png Spr b 5b 647.png
Spr 5b2 647R.png Spr b 5b2 647R.png
Spr 5b 647 s.png Spr 5b 647 s.png Spr b 5b 647 s.png
Spr 5b2 647R s.png Spr b 5b2 647R s.png
KeldeoKeldeo For other sprites and images, please see Keldeo images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Keldeo in its Ordinary Form
  • As the fourth member of the Swords of Justice, it shares several traits with them, but is somewhat different in a number of ways:
    • Unlike the others, Keldeo is unable to learn Quick Attack. Instead, it is capable of learning Aqua Jet, a variation of Quick Attack.
    • The moves that Keldeo learns by level have higher base powers than the moves learned by the other Swords of Justice.
    • Keldeo learns Sacred Sword one level later than the other three.
    • Keldeo is not listed near the other three in National Pokédex order.
    • It distributes EVs for three different stats (Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed) as opposed to a single stat.
    • Its legs seem to be stylized after animal legs and hooves, unlike the others, which seem to have boots.
  • Keldeo has the highest Special Attack of all Fighting-type Pokémon.
  • Keldeo, along with Meloetta, are the only event-exclusive legendary Pokémon to learn their signature moves from an external source.
  • Keldeo has the lowest base stat total of all event-exclusive legendary Pokémon, excluding Phione, whose legendary status is disputed.
  • Its trait of running across water mirrors Suicune, another quadrupedal Water-type legendary Pokémon.
  • Despite Keldeo not being legitimately available in Pokémon Black and White outside of events, the Legendary Pokémon battle theme and the Swords of Justice intro play when Keldeo is battled in-game via cheating.

Origin

Keldeo is most likely based on the legend of the kelpie, a supernatural water horse that sometimes appeared as a lost pony. Keldeo is also likely based on the kirin also referred to as the "Chinese unicorn" which are often depicted with a single backwards curving horn and posses the ability to walk on water. Keldeo also draw inspiration by the character of d'Artagnan from the novel The Three Musketeers. Like d'Artagnan, it is the latest and youngest addition to the group. Keldeo's tail also resembles d'Artagnan's trademark feathered cap.

Name origin

Keldeo may be derived from kelda (Old Norse for spring/fountain) or may be a combination of kelpie, (a water horse from Celtic folklore) and rodeo (a sport involving skills with horses, cows, and other livestock). Furthermore, "deo" is Latin for "god".

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ケルディオ Keldeo From kelpie and possibly rodeo
France Flag.png French Keldeo Same as English/Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Keldeo Same as English/Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Keldeo Same as English/Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Keldeo Same as English/Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 케르디오 Kereudio Transliteration of Japanese name



Event distributions
Standard event Pokémon distributions
Generation I: JapaneseEuropean language
Generation II: JapaneseEuropean language
Generation III: JapaneseEnglishGermanSpanishFrenchItalian
Generation IV: Japanese (local | Wi-Fi) • English (local | Wi-Fi) • German (local | Wi-Fi)
Spanish (local | Wi-Fi) • French (local | Wi-Fi) • Italian (local | Wi-Fi) • Korean (local | Wi-Fi)
Trading (GTS)
Generation V: Japanese (local | Wi-Fi) • English (local | Wi-Fi) • German (local | Wi-Fi)
Spanish (local | Wi-Fi) • French (local | Wi-Fi) • Italian (local | Wi-Fi) • Korean (local | Wi-Fi)
Global Link promotions
Generation VI: Japanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • American region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
PAL region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • Korean region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
Taiwanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
LocalTrading
Specific events: Gather More Pokémon! Campaign
PCNY (Gen II | Gen III) • Trade and Battle DayJourney Across AmericaParty of the Decade
Special Pokémon from games
In-game: Gen IGen IIGen IIIGen IVGen VGen VIIn-game trades (Hayley's trades)
Game-based: Gen IGen IIGen IIIGen IVGen VI
Other: Undistributed
Non-Pokémon event distributions
Gen IIIGen IVGen VGen VI
Global Link
Gen VGen VI


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