Kecleon (Pokémon)

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Kecleon
Color Swap Pokémon
カクレオン
Kakureon
#352
Kecleon



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Normal Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Color Change Cacophony
Cacophony
Protean
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
200 (36.6%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Field
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
3'03" 1.0 m
Kecleon
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Weight
48.5 lbs. 22.0 kg
Kecleon
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
132
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
154
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
Kecleon
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
1
Sp.Def
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Speed
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Shape
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F352.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

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

Kecleon, along with Wailmer and Azurill, was one of the first Generation III Pokémon revealed, in early March 2001.

Biology

An invisible Kecleon

Kecleon is a bipedal, reptilian Pokémon that is usually green. On either sides of its head are yellow frills, which are connected by lines to its yellow lips and rings around its eyes. There are small ridges on its shoulders and a red zigzag stripe around its midsection. The hands and feet have three short digits each, and it has yellow soles. It also has a long skinny tail that is usually curled tightly in a spiral.

Kecleon is able to change the colors of its body at will, and is known for frequently using this ability to camouflage itself. However, it is unable to change the color of its red stripe. Its color also changes based on its mood and health, darkening in color with better health. By using camouflage to appear almost invisible, it can sneak up on prey and ensnare it with its long pink tongue. If unnoticed for too long though, it pouts and may never reveal itself. A purplish variant has been seen in the anime and the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series; whether this is an example of it changing color or simply a different kind of Kecleon is unknown. This Pokémon lives in tropical and temperate forests.

In the anime

Kecleon in the anime
Purple Kecleon in the anime

Major appearances

Two Kecleon debuted in The Kecleon Caper, under the ownership of Madison and Alexa, who nicknamed them Reddy and Greeny. They tried to foil Team Rocket's attempt to steal their owners' belongings.

In Pikachu's PikaBoo, a Kecleon played hide-and-seek with Pikachu and his friends. However, it missed out on the chaos when a lawnmower was on the loose. It was eventually revealed to have not been found because it turned invisible, making it the winner.

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

In Big Meowth, Little Dreams, a Kecleon stole food and gave it to Azumarill's sick niece.

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out of the Gate!, the Kecleon Brothers had all of their items bought out by Team Meanies. They reappeared in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness.

In From Cradle to Save, Angela owns a Kecleon that trained her team of ninjas.

Minor appearances

A Coordinator's Kecleon appeared in Now That's Flower Power!.

A Coordinator's Kecleon appeared in Pros and Con Artists.

In A Double Dilemma, a Kecleon was living in North Petalburg.

In Saved by the Beldum, a Trainer's Kecleon attended the Ever Grande Conference.

In One Big Happiny Family!, Jessie's fantasy featured a Kecleon.

In Pruning a Passel of Pals!, a Coordinator's Kecleon competed in the Battle Stage of the Wallace Cup.

In Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade a Kecleon attended Meloetta's concert.

A Kecleon appeared in A Jolting Switcheroo!.

A Kecleon appeared in A PokéVision of Things to Come!.

A Kecleon appeared in Coming Back into the Cold!.

A Kecleon appeared in Dreaming a Performer's Dream!.

A Trainer's Kecleon appeared in A Performance Pop Quiz!.

In Battle Royal 151!, a Trainer's Kecleon competed in the Battle Royal preliminary round of the Manalo Conference but ended up losing.

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.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Kecleon debuted in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

Wally caught a Kecleon in the Petalburg Woods with Ruby's assistance in Tongue-Tied Kecleon. He cherishes him as his first Pokémon, like his game counterpart's Ralts. He is often used for maneuvers involving his 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.

An Ally Kecleon appeared in Flash and Cosmog's Secret, where it helped a Totem Lurantis fight Moon.

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.*
Manga Chapter Entry
Pokémon Adventures PS187 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.*

In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team manga

Two Kecleon appeared in Goodbye to a Peaceful Village!.

In the Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire manga

A Kecleon appeared in Clefairy Becomes A Billionaire?!.

A Kecleon appeared in Pokémon New Year.

In the Pokémon Try Adventure manga

Haidoru has a Kecleon which served as his partner Pokémon.

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 series: Two Kecleon; an older green Kecleon and a younger purple Kecleon, run Kecleon Shop, a shop in the game's town settlement. Kecleon may also run shops in dungeons. They are normally courteous, but shoplifting will result in multiple high level wild Kecleon appearing to attack the player. From the WiiWare games and on, only the older Kecleon is running the shop.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III Hoenn
#145
Kanto
#—
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 Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#—
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 Unova
#—
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 Kalos
Central #116
Hoenn
#150
X It can freely change its body's color. The zigzag pattern on its belly doesn't change, however.
Y It changes its shading to match its surroundings so it can sneak up on prey. Only its belly patterns stay fixed.
Omega 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.
Alpha 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.
Generation VII Alola
USUM: #214
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
Ultra Sun It changes its hue to blend into its surroundings. If no one takes notice of it for too long, it will pout and never reveal itself.
Ultra Moon Its color changes for concealment and also when its mood or health changes. The darker the color, the healthier it is.
Generation VIII
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Routes 118, 119, 120, 121, and 123
Emerald
Routes 118, 119, 120, 121, and 123
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond
Route 210 (Poké Radar)
Pearl
Trade
Platinum
Great Marsh (after obtaining the National Pokédex)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Transfer from Pokéwalker
Pal Park
Forest
Pokéwalker
Treehouse
Generation V
Black White
Trade
Black 2 White 2
Nature Preserve
Dream World
Dream Park
Generation VI
X Y
Route 6, Friend Safari (Normal)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Routes 118, 119, 120, 121, 123, Lavaridge Town*, Mossdeep City (Space Center)*
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Dividing Peak Tunnel
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Channel
Mt. Snowfall
Pinball: R&S
Forest (Both Fields)
Trozei!
Huge Storage 3, Trozei Battle, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Kecleon Shops in Mt. Blaze onwards
Ranger
Kisara Plains
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Kecleon Shops in Waterfall Cave onwards
MD Sky
Kecleon Shops in Waterfall Cave onwards
MD WiiWare
Kecleon Shops in dungeons
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Treetops: Shimmering Lake
PokéPark 2
Cove Area
Rumble U
Verdant Plaza: Green Hide-and-Seek
MD GtI
Kecleon Shops in dungeons
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 3Mo
Shuffle
Event: The Daily Pokémon (#3)
Rumble World
Ruby Volcano: Giant Redwood (All Areas)
PSMD
Kecleon Shops in dungeons

Held items

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

Stats

Base stats

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

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 VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Due to its Abilities, this Pokémon will change its type throughout the battle, thus changing its weaknesses. For instance, if hit by (with Color Change), or after using (with Protean) 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

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Kecleon's learnsets from other generations.


TCG-only moves

Move Card
Quick Attack Kecleon (EX Legend Maker 37)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS352.png PinRSani352.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani352.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
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!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP RT 352.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 R-104
Kecleon keeps an eye on things while hiding by blending in with the surroundings.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2352.png
PokéPark Pad entry:
He hides and watches over all Pokémon. He surprisingly knows details about everything.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Normal
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT352.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Normal
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 105 Raise Max Level.png 5

#240
Shuffle352.png

Mind Zap
Delays your opponent's disruptions.


Pokémon GO
GO352.png Base Stamina: 155 Base Attack: 161 Base Defense: 189
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Lick, Sucker Punch
Charged Attacks: Foul Play, Flamethrower, Thunder, Ice Beam, Aerial Ace, Shadow Sneak

Evolution

352Kecleon.png
Unevolved
Kecleon
 Normal 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 352.png Spr b 3r 352.png Spr 3e 352.png Spr b 3r 352.png Spr 3r 352.png Spr b 3r 352.png
Spr 3r 352 s.png Spr b 3r 352 s.png Spr 3e 352 s.png Spr b 3r 352 s.png Spr 3r 352 s.png Spr b 3r 352 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 352.png Spr b 4d 352.png Spr 4d 352.png Spr b 4p 352.png Spr 4d 352.png Spr b 4p 352.png
Spr 4d 352 s.png Spr b 4d 352 s.png Spr 4d 352 s.png Spr b 4d 352 s.png Spr 4d 352 s.png Spr b 4d 352 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 352.png Spr b 5b 352.png Spr 5b 352.png Spr b 5b 352.png
Spr 5b 352 s.png Spr b 5b 352 s.png Spr 5b 352 s.png Spr b 5b 352 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 352.png Spr b 6x 352.png Spr 6x 352.png Spr b 6x 352.png
Spr 6x 352 s.png Spr b 6x 352 s.png Spr 6x 352 s.png Spr b 6x 352 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 352.png Spr b 7s 352.png Spr 7s 352.png Spr b 7s 352.png
Spr 7s 352 s.png Spr b 7s 352 s.png Spr 7s 352 s.png Spr b 7s 352 s.png
Front Back Front Back
352MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Kecleon images on the 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

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 Kelimon*
(숨을래몬 Sum'eullaemon*)
Possibly from color and chameleon
(A play on 숨을래 sum'ellae and chameleon)
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 變隱龍 / 变隐龙 Biānyǐnlóng From 變色龍 biàn​sè​lóng and yǐn


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