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 1.0 m (3′03″)
Weight 22.0 kg (48.5 lbs)
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 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 154
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Field
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 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.
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
It can freely change its body’s color. The zigzag pattern on its belly doesn’t change, however.

Moves learned by Kecleon

Moves learnt by level up

Kecleon learns the following moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
1LickGhostPhysical 30 100
1ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
1Tail WhipNormalStatus 100
1ThiefDarkPhysical 60 100
4BindNormalPhysical 15 85
7Shadow SneakGhostPhysical 40 100
10FeintNormalPhysical 30 100
13Fury SwipesNormalPhysical 18 80
16DisableNormalStatus 100
18PsybeamPsychicSpecial 65 100
21Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
25SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
30DetectFightingStatus
33Shadow ClawGhostPhysical 70 100
38ScreechNormalStatus 85
42SubstituteNormalStatus
46Sucker PunchDarkPhysical 70 100
50Foul PlayDarkPhysical 95 100

Egg moves

Kecleon learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Kecleon egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
DisableNormalStatus 100
Fake OutNormalPhysical 40 100
Foul PlayDarkPhysical 95 100
Magic CoatPsychicStatus
Power-Up PunchFightingPhysical 40 100
RecoverNormalStatus
TrickPsychicStatus 100

Moves learnt by TM

Kecleon is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl:

Moves learnt by TR

Kecleon cannot be taught any TR moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl.

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.
1AstonishGhostPhysical 30 100
1LickGhostPhysical 30 100
1ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
1Tail WhipNormalStatus 100
1ThiefDarkPhysical 60 100
4BindNormalPhysical 15 85
7Shadow SneakGhostPhysical 40 100
10FeintNormalPhysical 30 100
13Fury SwipesNormalPhysical 18 80
16Feint AttackDarkPhysical 60
18PsybeamPsychicSpecial 65 100
21Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
25SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
30CamouflageNormalStatus
33Shadow ClawGhostPhysical 70 100
38ScreechNormalStatus 85
42SubstituteNormalStatus
46Sucker PunchDarkPhysical 70 100
50SynchronoisePsychicSpecial 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.
CamouflageNormalStatus
DisableNormalStatus 100
Dizzy PunchNormalPhysical 70 100
Fake OutNormalPhysical 40 100
Foul PlayDarkPhysical 95 100
Magic CoatPsychicStatus
Nasty PlotDarkStatus
Power-Up PunchFightingPhysical 40 100
RecoverNormalStatus
Skill SwapPsychicStatus
SnatchDarkStatus
TrickPsychicStatus 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:

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 SlamNormalPhysical 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CounterFightingPhysical 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Defense CurlNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormalPhysical 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFightingPhysical 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormalPhysical 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormalPhysical 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MetronomeNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormalStatus Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFightingPhysical 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormalStatus 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormalStatus Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormalPhysical 100 Generation 4 — TM
Fury CutterBugPhysical 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
RolloutRockPhysical 30 90 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormalSpecial 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGroundPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
FlashNormalStatus 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDarkStatus Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFireSpecial 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
RetaliateNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFightingPhysical 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormalPhysical 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormalPhysical 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormalPhysical 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Kecleon sprites

Type Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
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
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Not available in this game
Brilliant Diamond Route 210, Grassland Cave, Riverbank Cave, Still-Water Cavern, Sunlit Cavern
Shining Pearl Location data not yet available

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian 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