Color Change
Changes user's type to type of last attack that hit this Pokémon.
Type Tier
Normal NU
Level 100 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Min- Min Max Max+
- 261 324 -
194 216 279 306
158 176 239 262
140 156 219 240
248 276 339 372
104 116 179 196


Kecleon is cool and actually somewhat usable in OU play, with easy switch-ins on a lot of special Pokémon and the ability to screw your opponent up with moves like Trick. In UU, it can wall a ton of special hits, and can attack moderately hard with that base 90 Attack.

Name Item Nature

Choice Band

Choice Band Adamant
Moveset EVs
~ Return
~ Shadow Ball
~ Focus Punch / Brick Break
~ Trick
252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD

Kecleon has a decent Attack stat in UU matches, and STAB on Return lets it really hit some Pokémon hard. When Kecleon reaches the end of its run, you can always Trick some unsuspecting Pokémon and really hurt them for the rest of the match.

Other Options

Skill Swap is a nice twist, you'll probably want to use it with Shadow Ball. Kecleon doesn't really work as a special attacker overall, but you could probably nail Gyarados and Salamence. Magic Coat is a really cool move, but it's usually more reliable to just use Thunder Wave. Toxic can force things like Suicune to Rest, or Psych Up to steal Calm Minds. It can use Substitute + Focus Punch, as it has the horrible Speed to do it.


Always max Kecleon's dismal HP, it will really help it take special hits. You generally don't want to bother with Defense, so just focus on Attack and Special Defense. If you are using Substitute + Focus Punch, give Kecleon a -Speed nature to ensure you go last on the turn you Substitute, so you can Focus Punch next turn uninterrupted.

Checks and Counters

Blissey, Suicune, etc. Anything that can abuse its ability, has high Attack, or has high HP. You can mess up most of the counters with Trick though, which just makes Kecleon even cooler.