Kecleon (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Kecleon
Color Swap Pokémon
カクレオン
Kakureon
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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
0
Speed
0
HP
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Atk
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Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
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Speed
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HP
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Atk
0
Def
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Sp.Atk
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Sp.Def
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Speed
Shape
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
70
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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 side 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.

A Kecleon appeared in JN078, under the ownership of Yabashi. He used her to steal data from the Cerise Laboratory.

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

Pokémon Adventures

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.*

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team

Two Kecleon appeared in Goodbye to a Peaceful Village!.

Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire

A Kecleon appeared in Clefairy Becomes A Billionaire?!.

A Kecleon appeared in Pokémon New Year.

Pokémon Try Adventure

Haidoru has a Kecleon which served as his partner Pokémon.

In the TCG

Main article: Kecleon (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

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 Galar
#—
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 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 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 Plain
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 towns
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Celebi Sea, Lugia Sea, Butterfree Sea, Rayquaza Sea, Celebi SeaFinal
Generation VIII
New Snap
Elsewhere Forest, Belusylva Island Illumina SpotLevel 2


Held items

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

Kecleon is available in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
011 Tail Whip Normal Status 0000 100100% 30
011 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
011 Lick Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 30
011 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
044 Bind Normal Physical 01515 08585% 20
077 Shadow Sneak Ghost Physical 04040 100100% 30
1010 Feint Normal Physical 03030 100100% 10
1313 Fury Swipes Normal Physical 01818 08080% 15
1616 Disable Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
1818 Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 100100% 20
2121 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
2525 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
3030 Detect Fighting Status 0000 —% 5
3333 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100100% 15
3838 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
4242 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —% 10
4646 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 07070 100100% 5
5050 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kecleon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kecleon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM01  TM01 Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
TM03  TM03 Water Pulse Water Special 06060 100}}100% 20
TM10  TM10 Work Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
TM11  TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM13  TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM14  TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM17  TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18  TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM22  TM22 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM23  TM23 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TM24  TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM28  TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM30  TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM31  TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM32  TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM34  TM34 Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 —}}—% 20
TM35  TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM38  TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM39  TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM40  TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
TM42  TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44  TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45  TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM46  TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM48  TM48 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM56  TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM57  TM57 Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
TM58  TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM60  TM60 Drain Punch Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM63  TM63 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM65  TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM67  TM67 Recycle Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM70  TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM73  TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM76  TM76 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 20
TM77  TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM80  TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM82  TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM86  TM86 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TM87  TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM90  TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM92  TM92 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM93  TM93 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
TM96  TM96 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM98  TM98 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kecleon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kecleon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
      Disable Normal Status 100% 20
      
  
Fake Out Normal Physical 40 100% 10
     Foul Play Dark Physical 95 100% 15
    Magic Coat Psychic Status —% 15
     Power-Up Punch Fighting Physical 40 100% 20
   Recover Normal Status —% 10
  Trick Psychic Status 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Kecleon in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Kecleon in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kecleon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kecleon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Kecleon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Kecleon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Quick Attack Kecleon (EX Legend Maker 37)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
   
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 
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
  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 ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 1.67 seconds Base HP: 51
Base Attack: 76 Base Defense: 58 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
 
PokéPark Pad entry:
He hides and watches over all Pokémon. He surprisingly knows details about everything.
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Normal
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Normal
  Attack Power: 60 - 105   5

#240
 

Mind Zap
Delays your opponent's disruptions.


Pokémon GO
  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
New Pokémon Snap
 
Photodex entry #064
Kecleon can change their skin color to blend in with their surroundings and hide. They live all over the forest. Did you spot them all?

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Kecleon
 Normal 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Kecleon images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Colosseum and XD sprites

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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
  Japanese カクレオン Kakureon From 隠れる kakureru and chameleon
  French Kecleon Same as English name
  Spanish Kecleon Same as English name
  German Kecleon Same as English name
  Italian Kecleon Same as English name
  Korean 켈리몬 Kelimon*
(숨을래몬 Sum'eullaemon*)
Possibly from color and chameleon
(A play on 숨을래 sum'ellae and chameleon)
  Cantonese Chinese
  Mandarin Chinese 變隱龍 / 变隐龙 Biānyǐnlóng From 變色龍 biànsèlóng and yǐn


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