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Camouflage (move)

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Camouflage
ほごしょく Camouflage
Camouflage.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Smart
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Affected by how well the appeal in front goes.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going up in the same turn.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Show off the Pokemon's appeal about as well as all the moves before it this turn.

Camouflage (Japanese: ほごしょく Camouflage) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation III. Prior to Generation IV, it was the signature move of Staryu.

Effect

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Reason: Confirm effects for XD; type in Phenac Stadium.

Camouflage changes the Pokémon's type to a type corresponding to the battlefield terrain. The type caused by each environment changes between games, as does the environments recognized.

Generation III

Terrain Type
Building, plain terrain, and link battle  Normal 
Sand  Ground 
Cave and rock  Rock 
Tall grass  Grass 
Water  Water 

Pokémon Colosseum and XD

Area Type
Buildings  Normal 
Outskirt Stand, Phenac City  Ground 
Pyrite Town, Pyrite Cave, The Under  Rock 
Agate Village  Grass 

Generation IV

Terrain Type
Building, Distortion World, and link battle  Normal 
Sand, plain terrain, and puddles  Ground 
Cave and rock  Rock 
Tall grass  Grass 
Water  Water 
Snow and ice  Ice 

Pokémon Battle Revolution

In Pokémon Battle Revolution, the type depends on which Colosseum is being fought at:

Colosseum Type
Lagoon  Normal 
Gateway  Water 
Main Street  Normal 
Waterfall  Grass 
Neon  Normal 
Crystal  Rock 
Sunny Park  Grass 
Magma  Rock 
Sunset  Ground 
Courtyard  Normal 
Stargazer  Rock 

Generation V

Terrain Type
Building, plain terrain, and link battle  Normal 
Sand and puddles  Ground 
Cave and rock  Rock 
Tall grass  Grass 
Water  Water 
Snow and ice  Ice 

Generation VI

Terrain Type
Building, plain terrain, Sky Battles, and link battles  Normal 
Cave  Rock 
Sand, rock, swamp water and marsh  Ground 
Water and underwater  Water 
Snow and ice  Ice 
Volcano  Fire 
Burial ground  Ghost 
Soaring in the sky and Sky Pillar  Flying 
Space  Dragon 
Grass and Grassy Terrain  Grass 
Misty Terrain  Fairy 
Electric Terrain  Electric 

Description

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Reason: XD description.
Games Description
RSEColo. Alters the Pokémon's type depending on the location.
FRLG Alters the user's type depending on the location's terrain.
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
XY
The user's type is changed depending on its environment, such as at water's edge, in grass, or in a cave.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
120 Staryu Staryu Water Water 19 19 19 15 15
22
352 Kecleon Kecleon Normal Normal       30
414 Mothim Mothim Bug Flying   35 35 35
585 Deerling Deerling Normal Grass     -- --
586 Sawsbuck Sawsbuck Normal Grass     -- --
618 Stunfisk Stunfisk Ground Electric     17 17
690 Skrelp Skrelp Poison Water       19
691 Dragalge Dragalge Poison Dragon       19
718 Zygarde Zygarde Dragon Ground       59
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Type Father
II III IV V VI
183 Marill Marill Water Fairy       StunfiskSkrelpDragalge
222 Corsola Corsola Water Rock       StunfiskSkrelpDragalge
298 Azurill Azurill Normal Fairy       StunfiskSkrelpDragalge
352 Kecleon Kecleon Normal Normal       DeerlingSawsbuck
540 Sewaddle Sewaddle Bug Grass     Mothim Mothim
595 Joltik Joltik Bug Electric       Mothim
656 Froakie Froakie Water Water       StunfiskSkrelpDragalge
669 Flabébé Flabébé* Fairy Fairy       Marill
686 Inkay Inkay Dark Psychic       StunfiskSkrelpDragalge
694 Helioptile Helioptile Electric Normal       SkrelpDragalge
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Mystery Dungeon series

The effect depends on the dungeon's current terrain.

Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team

Dungeons Type
Tiny Woods, Thunderwave Cave, Sinister Woods, Howling Forest (1-7F), Lightning Field, Buried Relic (1-20F), Wyvern Hill, Purity Forest (1-3F, 8-12F, 30-98F), and Oddity Cave (1-5F)  Grass 
Mt. Steel, Silent Chasm, Mt. Thunder, Rock Path, Mt. Blaze, Magma Cavern, Howling Forest (8-15F), Silver Trench (70-98F), Meteor Cave, Fiery Field, Northwind Field (20-30F), Western Cave (40-99F), Northern Range (1-16F, 25F), Pitfall Valley, Buried Relic (21-99F), Wish Cave (1-29F, 40-69F), Murky Cave, Southern Cavern (1-23F), Solar Cave (7-20F), Unown Relic, and Remains Island  Rock 
Great Canyon, Uproar Forest, Desert Region, and Purity Forest (4-7F, 21-29F)  Ground 
Lapis Cave, Frosty Grotto 5F, Sky Tower, Western Cave (1-39F), Wish Cave (30-39F, 70-99F), Southern Cavern (24-50F), Darknight Relic, Waterfall Pond, Joyous Tower, and Far-off Sea (16-32F)  Normal 
Frosty Forest, Frosty Grotto (1-4F), Snow Path, Mt. Freeze, Northwind Field (1-19F), Mt. Faraway, Northern Range (17-24F), and Oddity Cave (6-15F)  Ice 
Stormy Sea, Silver Trench (1-69F, 99F), Grand Sea, Far-off Sea (1-15F, 33-50F), Purity Forest (13-20F), Marvelous Sea, and Fantasy Strait  Water 

Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky

Dungeons Type
Beach Cave, Drenched Bluff, Mt. Bristle, Waterfall Cave, Craggy Coast, Side Path, Mt. Horn, Rock Path, Amp Plains, Quicksand Cave*, Chasm Cave, Dark Hill, Sealed Ruins, Brine Cave*, Aegis Cave*, Mt. Travail, Landslide Cave, Labyrinth Cave, Mt. Mistral, Shimmer Hill, Zero Isle North (35-75), Zero Isle East (1-7F), Zero Isle South (4-7F; 13-20F), Zero Isle West (20-29F), Sky Peak Station Passes 3, 6 and 9; Sky Peak Summit Pass*, Zero Isle Center (28-30F), Destiny Tower (4-7F; 13-20F), and Inferno Cave  Rock 
Apple Woods, Forest Path, Foggy Forest, Dusk Forest, Deep Dusk Forest, Treeshroud Forest, Hidden Land*, Mystifying Forest*, Marine Resort, Mystery Jungle*, Lush Prairie, Tiny Meadow, Oran Forest, Midnight Forest, Zero Isle North (1-34F), Zero Isle South (44-60F), Zero Isle West (10-19F), Sky Peak Station Passes 1, 2, 4 and 5; Sky Peak Summit Pass*, Zero Isle Center (8-13F; 17-27F; 31-32F; 36-42F), Destiny Tower (44-60F), and Oblivion Forest  Grass 
Northern Desert, Quicksand Cave*, Brine Cave*, Temporal Tower*, Mystifying Forest*, Spacial Rift, Dark Crater, Shimmer Desert, Giant Volcano, World Abyss, Mystery Jungle*, Lost Wilderness, Zero Isle Center (33-35F), and Southeastern Islands  Ground 
Crystal Cave, Crystal Crossing, Blizzard Island, Crevice Cave, Mt. Avalanche, Sky Stairway, Zero Isle East (15-40F), Zero Isle South (1-3F), Zero Isle West (20-29F), Sky Peak Station Passes 7 and 8, Star Cave, Zero Isle Center (1-7F; 14-16F), Destiny Tower (1-3F), and Treacherous Waters (1-15F)  Ice 
Hidden Land*, Temporal Tower*, Aegis Cave*, Concealed Ruins, Happy Outlook, Zero Isle Center (43-45F), and Destiny Tower (96-99F)  Normal 
Surrounded Sea, Miracle Sea, Bottomless Sea, Serenity River, Lake Afar, and Treacherous Waters (16-30F)  Water 


In the anime

None.png Cilan Stunfisk Camouflage.png None.png None.png
Stunfisk
The user blends in with its surroundings.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
618 Stunfisk Stunfisk lays flat against the ground and closes its eyes. Its body then changes color to match the environment. When it opens its eyes again, its body returns to its usual color.
Cilan's Stunfisk Facing Fear with Eyes Wide Open! Debut

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Camouflage III.png Camouflage IV.png Camouflage V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Camouflage PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 保護色 Bǎohù-sè
France Flag.png French Camouflage
Germany Flag.png German Tarnung
Greece Flag.png Greek Παραλλαγή
Italy Flag.png Italian Camuffamento
South Korea Flag.png Korean 보호색 Bohosaek
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Camuflagem
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Camuflagem
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Kamuflaža
Spain Flag.png Spanish Camuflaje


Variations of the move Camouflage
Status CamouflageReflect Type


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