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Keldeo (Pokémon)

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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
Colt Pokémon
ケルディオ
Keldeo
#647
Ordinary Form Keldeo
Ordinary Form Keldeo
Resolute Form Keldeo
Resolute Form Keldeo

Keldeo

Keldeo

Keldeo
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Fighting
Unknown Unknown
Resolute Form
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Ability
Justified Cacophony
Resolute Form
Cacophony

Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Keldeo Resolute Form

Mega Keldeo Y
Gender ratio
Genderless
Catch rate
3 (0.4%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
20655 - 20909 steps
Height
4'07" 1.4 m
Ordinary Form
0'0" 0 m
Resolute Form
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme4}}}
Weight
106.9 lbs. 48.5 kg
Ordinary Form
0 lbs. 0 kg
Resolute Form
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{forme3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{forme4}}}
Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#647
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh
#153/#298
Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
261
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Ordinary Form
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
3
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Resolute Form
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body08.png BodyUnknown.png
Resolute Form
Footprint
F647.png None.png
Resolute Form
Pokédex color
Yellow
Base friendship
35
External Links

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

Keldeo is a quadruped, colt-like Pokémon with a cream-colored body. It has a short, rounded snout with large nostrils, and blue eyes. It has a large, feathery red mane, long, dark blue, ridged eyebrow-like protrusions, and a single cream-colored horn that curves slightly. The back of its head, as well as its neck, is covered with fluffy, light blue fur. Keldeo has blue hooves, which are capable of ejecting water. Its tail is light blue with white spots and resembles an elaborate feather in a cap.

Upon learning Secret Sword in Pledge Grove, Keldeo transforms into its Resolute Forme. The dark blue protrusions become shorter and lighter in color, resembling ears. Its horn becomes dark blue, and grows larger and ridged. On the side of its head are three feathers colored aqua blue, green and orange.

Keldeo tends to cross the world, and often appears at beautiful watersides. It can walk across water by ejecting water from its hooves. It is thought that when Keldeo becomes resolute, its body fills with power and it becomes swifter.

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 four 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 Legendary Pokémon 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)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Resolute Form Keldeo appears as a Poké Ball summon in the 3DS version of the game. It will slash opponents with Secret Sword.

Trophy information

NA: This Water/Fighting-type Pokémon is a lot like a multicolored unicorn. In its Resolute Form, its horn will grow longer and its vision is keener. It is this Form that appears on the battlefields of Smash Bros. Be wary of its Secret Sword attack—Keldeo's charge will send anyone hit flying.

PAL: The Mythical Pokémon Keldeo looks a lot like a multicoloured unicorn. In its Resolute form, its horn grows longer and its vision improves. It can also use Secret Sword in that Form, and that's what it will do in this game. If Keldeo starts charging after you, watch out - that huge horn will send you flying!

Game data

NPC appearance

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
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 It crosses the world, running over the surfaces of oceans and rivers. It appears at scenic waterfronts.
Y When it is resolute, its body fills with power and it becomes swifter. Its jumps are then too fast to follow.
Omega Ruby It crosses the world, running over the surfaces of oceans and rivers. It appears at scenic waterfronts.
Alpha Sapphire When it is resolute, its body fills with power and it becomes swifter. Its jumps are then too fast to follow.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White
Event
Black 2 White 2
Event
Generation VI
X Y
Trade
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Event

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Gates to Infinity
Automatically recruited after clearing the main story

In events

Games Event Language/Region 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, Australia, and South Africa 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 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
B2W2 Winter 2013 Keldeo German Wi-Fi 50 January 25 to February 12, 2013
B2W2 Winter 2013 Keldeo Italian Wi-Fi 50 January 25 to February 12, 2013
B2W2 Winter 2013 Keldeo Spanish Wi-Fi 50 January 25 to February 12, 2013
ORAS Pokéscrap Keldeo Japanese region Japan 15 December 1, 2014 to April 30, 2015

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 VI, 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×
Fairy
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×
Fairy
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×
Fairy
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×
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
00Start Aqua Jet Water Physical 04040 100100% 20
00Start Leer Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
077 Double Kick Fighting Physical 03030 100100% 30
1313 Bubble Beam 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% 15
4949 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —% 20
5555 Quick Guard Fighting Status 0000 —% 15
6161 Work Up Normal Status 0000 —% 30
6767 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 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 VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM04 Calm Mind Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 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 06060 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 —}}—% 20
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 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 TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
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 TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09090 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
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Keldeo in Generation VI
  • 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
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
X Y OR AS Aqua Tail Water Physical 90 90% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Bounce Flying Physical 85 85% 5 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Covet Normal Physical 60 100% 25 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Endeavor Normal Physical 100% 5 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Helping Hand Normal Status —% 20 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Last Resort Normal Physical 140 100% 5 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Secret Sword Fighting Special 85 100% 10 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Snore Normal Special 50 100% 15 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Superpower Fighting Physical 120 100% 5 Cool 0   0  
X Y OR AS Water Pulse Water Special 60 100% 20 Cool 0   0  
  • A black or white 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
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Evolution

Without Secret Sword
Keldeo
Ordinary Form
Keldeo
 Water  Fighting 




With Secret Sword
Keldeo
Resolute Form
Keldeo
 Water  Fighting 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation V.
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 647.png Spr b 5b 647.png Spr 5b 647.png Spr b 5b 647.png
Front Back Spr 5b2 647R.png Spr b 5b2 647R.png
Spr 5b 647 s.png Spr b 5b 647 s.png Spr 5b 647 s.png Spr b 5b 647 s.png
Front Back Spr 5b2 647R s.png Spr b 5b2 647R s.png
Front Back
647MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Keldeo images on the 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.
    • Its legs seem to be stylized after animal legs and hooves, unlike the others, which seem to have boots.
    • Keldeo's name doesn't end with -ion.
  • 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.
  • Due to Keldeo not being legitimately available in Pokémon Black and White outside of events, the Legendary Pokémon battle theme and the Swords of Justice intro can only play when Keldeo is battled in-game via cheating.
  • Keldeo is the lightest and smallest of the Swords of Justice.

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 possess the ability to walk on water. Keldeo also draws inspiration from 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 exclusives
Pokémon
MewCelebiJirachiManaphyDarkraiShaymin
ArceusVictiniKeldeoMeloettaGenesectDiancie
Items
BerriesGS BallEon TicketMysticTicketAuroraTicketOld Sea Map
Pokétch AppsSecret KeyMember CardOak's LetterAzure Flute
Enigma StoneLiberty PassDiscount CouponDiancite

Kanto: ArticunoZapdosMoltresMewtwoMew
Johto: RaikouEnteiSuicuneLugiaHo-OhCelebi
Hoenn: RegirockRegiceRegisteelLatiasLatios
KyogreGroudonRayquazaJirachiDeoxys
Sinnoh: UxieMespritAzelfDialgaPalkiaHeatranRegigigas
GiratinaCresseliaPhione*ManaphyDarkraiShayminArceus
Unova: VictiniCobalionTerrakionVirizionTornadusThundurus
ReshiramZekromLandorusKyuremKeldeoMeloettaGenesect
Kalos: XerneasYveltalZygardeDiancie

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