Camouflage (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 3

Effects

Camouflage causes the user to change its type based on the current terrain:

  • Normal type in buildings, paved/plain terrain or wi-fi/linked battles.
  • Grass type in standard grassy areas or when Grassy Terrain is in effect.
  • Ground type in desert, beaches or rocky terrain.
  • Rock type in caves.
  • Water type when surfing on water or diving underwater.
  • Ice type in snow or icy caves.
  • Fire type in volcanic areas.
  • Flying type when soaring or at the Sky Pillar (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire).
  • Ghost type when at Mt. Pyre (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire).
  • Dragon type when in Space (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire).
  • Fairy type when Misty Terrain is in effect.
  • Electric type when Electric Terrain is in effect.
  • Psychic type when Psychic Terrain is in effect, or in Ultra Space (Sun/Moon/US/UM).

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Camouflage turns into Z-Camouflage and raises Evasiveness one stage, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets the user.

Other languages

English Camouflage
Japanese ほごしょく (Hogoshoku)
German Tarnung
French Camouflage
Italian Camuffamento
Spanish Camuflaje

Game descriptions

Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Alters the POKéMON’s type depending on the location.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen Alters the user’s type depending on the location’s terrain.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The user’s type is changed depending on its environment, such as at water’s edge, in grass, or in a cave.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user’s type is changed depending on its environment, such as at water’s edge, in grass, or in a cave.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user’s type is changed depending on its environment, such as at water’s edge, in grass, or in a cave.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user’s type is changed depending on its environment, such as at water’s edge, in grass, or in a cave.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Camouflage at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Staryu
#120 / Water
Level 22
Kecleon
#352 / Normal
Level 30
Mothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
Level 35
Deerling
#585 / Normal · Grass
Level 1
Sawsbuck
#586 / Normal · Grass
Level 1
Stunfisk
#618 / Ground · Electric
Level 17
Skrelp
#690 / Poison · Water
Level 19
Dragalge
#691 / Poison · Dragon
Level 19
Zygarde
50% Forme
#718 / Dragon · Ground
Level 59

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Camouflage as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.