Kecleon is a Normal type Pokemon introduced in Generation III. It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokemon. Kecleon, along with Wailmer and Azurill, was one of the first Generation III Pokemon revealed, in early March 2001. Take a look below for 27 awesome and interesting facts about Kecleon.
1. Kecleon is a bipedal, reptilian Pokemon that is usually green.
2. On either sides of its head are yellow frills, which are connected by lines to its yellow lips and rings around its eyes.
3. There are small ridges on its shoulders and a red zigzag stripe around its midsection.
4. The hands and feet have three short digits each, and it has yellow soles.
5. It also has a long skinny tail that is usually curled tightly in a spiral.
6. 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.
7. Its color also changes based on its mood and health, darkening in color with better health.
8. By using camouflage to appear almost invisible, it can sneak up on prey and ensnare it with its long pink tongue.
9. If unnoticed for too long though, it pouts and may never reveal itself.
10. 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.
11. This Pokémon lives in tropical and temperate forests.
12. Kecleon is the hardest Pokémon to recruit in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, with a base recruit rate of -33.9%. It can only be recruited if the player is level 90 or higher, and if they are holding a Friend Bow. Even after all this, Kecleon’s recruit rate is only 0.1%. Requirements changed in Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky; the player must instead be at level 99, while holding a Golden Mask with the “Fast Friend” IQ skill; these requirements come in conjunction with its base recruit rate decreasing to -49.5%.
13. The internal files for Pokémon Colosseum lists Kecleon as being meant to be a Shadow Pokémon multiple times.
14. Kecleon is based on a chameleon, most likely the veiled chameleon.
15. Two Kecleon debuted in The Kecleon Caper, making Kecleon the first Generation III Pokémon to appear in the anime. These Kecleon were owned by Madison and Alexa, who nicknamed them Reddy and Greeny. They tried to foil Team Rocket’s attempt to steal their owners’ belongings.
16. A Kecleon appeared in Pikachu’s PikaBoo, where it was one of the Pokémon that played hide-and-seek with Pikachu and his friends. However, Kecleon missed out on the excitement when a lawnmower was on the loose. It was eventually revealed to have not been found because it turned invisible, automatically declaring it the winner.
17. A Kecleon appeared in Big Meowth, Little Dreams. It was stealing food to take to Azumarill’s sick niece.
18. A Kecleon appeared in Playing with Fire and Johto Photo Finish, under the ownership of Harrison. He used it against Ash’s Pikachu in the Silver Conference. It eventually lost to Pikachu’s Thunderbolt after an intense battle.
19. Two Kecleon, one green, one purple, and both known as the Kecleon Brothers, appeared in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out of the Gate!, where all of their items had been bought out by Team Meanies. They made another appearance in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness.
20. A Kecleon appeared in From Cradle to Save, under the ownership of Angela. She used it to train her team of ninjas.
21. A Kecleon appeared in Now That’s Flower Power!, under the ownership of a Pokémon Coordinator.
22. A Coordinator’s Kecleon appeared in Pros and Con Artists.
23. A Kecleon appeared in A Double Dilemma as a resident of North Petalburg.
24. A Trainer’s Kecleon appeared in Saved by the Beldum, where it was among the Pokémon seen during the Ever Grande Conference.
25. A Kecleon appeared in One Big Happiny Family! in Jessie’s fantasy.
26. A Coordinator’s Kecleon appeared in Pruning a Passel of Pals!, where it was seen participating in the Battle Stage of the Wallace Cup.
27. A Kecleon appeared in Meloetta’s Moonlight Serenade as one of the Pokémon watching Meloetta’s concert.