Kecleon

Kecleon is a Normal type Pokémon introduced in Generation 3. It is known as the Color Swap Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 352
Type Normal
Species Color Swap Pokémon
Height 3′03″ (1.0 m)
Weight 48.5 lbs (22.0 kg)
Abilities 1. Color Change
Protean (hidden ability)
Local № 145 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
116 (X/Y — Central Kalos)
150 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
214 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)

Training

EV yield 1 Special Defense
Catch rate 200 (26.1% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 154
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Field
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (base 5,120 steps)

Base stats

HP 60
230 324
Attack 90
166 306
Defense 70
130 262
Sp. Atk 60
112 240
Sp. Def 120
220 372
Speed 40
76 196
Total 440 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Kecleon.

Evolution chart

Kecleon changes

Pokédex entries

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.
FireRed
LeafGreen
It changes body color to blend in with its surroundings. It also changes color if it is happy or sad.
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.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
It can freely change its body’s color. The zigzag pattern on its belly doesn’t change, however.
HeartGold
SoulSilver
It changes its shading to match its surroundings so it can sneak up on prey. Only its belly patterns stay fixed.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
It can freely change its body’s color. The zigzag pattern on its belly doesn’t change, however.
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.
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.

Moves learned by Kecleon

Moves learnt by level up

Kecleon learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AstonishGhost 30 100
1LickGhost 30 100
1ScratchNormal 40 100
1Tail WhipNormal 100
1ThiefDark 60 100
4BindNormal 15 85
7Shadow SneakGhost 40 100
10FeintNormal 30 100
13Fury SwipesNormal 18 80
16Feint AttackDark 60
18PsybeamPsychic 65 100
21Ancient PowerRock 60 100
25SlashNormal 70 100
30CamouflageNormal
33Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
38ScreechNormal 85
42SubstituteNormal
46Sucker PunchDark 70 100
50SynchronoisePsychic 120 100

Egg moves

Kecleon learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Kecleon egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CamouflageNormal
DisableNormal 100
Dizzy PunchNormal 70 100
Fake OutNormal 40 100
Foul PlayDark 95 100
Magic CoatPsychic
Nasty PlotDark
Power-Up PunchFighting 40 100
RecoverNormal
Skill SwapPsychic
SnatchDark
TrickPsychic 100

Move Tutor moves

Kecleon can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Moves learnt by TM

Kecleon is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
27ReturnNormal 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
35FlamethrowerFire 90 100
38Fire BlastFire 110 85
39Rock TombRock 60 95
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
56FlingDark 100
57Charge BeamElectric 50 90
65Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
77Psych UpNormal
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
92Trick RoomPsychic
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Kecleon can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CounterFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Defense CurlNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFighting 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormal 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormal 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MetronomeNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Fury CutterBug 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
RolloutRock 30 90 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDark Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFire 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

Kecleon learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AstonishGhost 30 100
1LickGhost 30 100
1ScratchNormal 40 100
1Tail WhipNormal 100
1ThiefDark 60 100
4BindNormal 15 85
7Shadow SneakGhost 40 100
10FeintNormal 30 100
13Fury SwipesNormal 18 80
16Feint AttackDark 60
18PsybeamPsychic 65 100
21Ancient PowerRock 60 100
25SlashNormal 70 100
30CamouflageNormal
33Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
38ScreechNormal 85
42SubstituteNormal
46Sucker PunchDark 70 100
50SynchronoisePsychic 120 100

Egg moves

Kecleon learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Kecleon egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
CamouflageNormal
DisableNormal 100
Dizzy PunchNormal 70 100
Fake OutNormal 40 100
Foul PlayDark 95 100
Magic CoatPsychic
Nasty PlotDark
RecoverNormal
Skill SwapPsychic
SnatchDark
TrickPsychic 100

Moves learnt by TM

Kecleon is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
22Solar BeamGrass 120 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
27ReturnNormal 100
30Shadow BallGhost 80 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
35FlamethrowerFire 90 100
38Fire BlastFire 110 85
39Rock TombRock 60 95
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
46ThiefDark 60 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
56FlingDark 100
57Charge BeamElectric 50 90
65Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
77Psych UpNormal
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
86Grass KnotGrass 100
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
92Trick RoomPsychic
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Kecleon can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CounterFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Defense CurlNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFighting 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormal 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormal 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MetronomeNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Fury CutterBug 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
RolloutRock 30 90 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDark Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFire 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Kecleon sprites

Type Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Kecleon  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Kecleon  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Kecleon  sprite from Black & White Kecleon  sprite from X & Y Kecleon  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
Shiny Kecleon Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Kecleon Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Kecleon Shiny sprite from Black & White Kecleon Shiny sprite from X & Y Kecleon Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Kecleon

Ruby
Sapphire
Route 118, 119, 120, 121, 123
FireRed
LeafGreen
Trade/migrate from another game
Emerald Route 118, 119, 120, 121, 123
Diamond Route 210
Pearl Trade/migrate from another game
Platinum Great Marsh
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Trade/migrate from another game
Black
White
Trade/migrate from another game
Black 2
White 2
Nature Sanctuary, Nature Preserve
X
Y
Route 6
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Route 118, 119, 120, 121, 123, Mossdeep City
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Dividing Peak Tunnel

Other languages

English Kecleon
Japanese カクレオン (Kakureon)
German Kecleon
French Kecleon

Name origin

kakureru
from its Japanese name meaning ‘to hide’
chameleon
lizard known for its ability to adapt to its surroundings