The Color Swap Pokémon Kecleon has officially made its long-awaited Pokémon GO debut

Niantic is continuing to announce new events and content for Pokémon GO. Read on below to learn more:

Kecleon debuts in Pokémon GO!

Kecleon debuts!

Kecleon, the Color Swap Pokémon, has made its long-awaited Pokémon GO debut!


Looking to encounter Kecleon, Trainers? Here’s a hint: there’s a Kecleon hiding in this image!

Trainers who attend Pokémon GO Tour: Hoenn – Las Vegas will be able to encounter Shiny Kecleon for the first time in Pokémon GO—if they’re lucky!

Learn more about the Hoenn-inspired event here.

Please be aware of your surroundings and follow guidelines from local health authorities when playing Pokémon GO. Upcoming events are subject to change. Be sure to follow us on social media, opt in to receiving push notifications, and subscribe to our emails to stay updated.

—The Pokémon GO team

Kecleon Known Issues

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Last updated: January 7th, 2023

Kecleon sometimes doesn’t appear on the map after being knocked off the PokéStop.

Issue description: If you tap the X button while Kecleon is jumping off the stop, it may prevent it from appearing on the map.

Status: Resolved in the next release (0.261). Tap on the PokéStop again and Kecleon will be there. Knock if off the PokéStop again and wait for the animation to complete before exiting to the map. From there, Kecleon will appear and you may tap it to enter the catch encounter.

Kecleon is visible on PokéStops outside the Trainer’s radius.

Issue description: Tapping on a PokéStop outside the Trainer’s radius may reveal a Kecleon on the stop.

Status: Investigating.  Trainers must travel to within the PokéStop’s radius to interact with both the PokéStop and Kecleon.

Kecleon does not have a gender.

Issue description: Kecleon does not have a gender on the Pokémon detail page.

Status: Mitigated. Kecleon is temporarily unable to be transferred to Pokémon HOME.

Click here for the list format of the Known Issues Page.

Kecleon makes its Pokémon GO debut!

So that’s where you’ve been hiding…

Source: Official Pokémon GO blog and official Pokémon GO support site

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