The long-awaited Pokemon finally makes its Pokemon GO debut

The long-awaited Pokemon finally makes its Pokemon GO debut

Pokemon GO players are celebrating the debut of a long-awaited Pokemon from the Hoenn region that will appear after the Chespin Community Day.

Kecleon, the Color Swap Pokémon, does his thing Pokemon Go debut after Chespin Community Day. Pokemon Go players have gone years without being able to claim their Platinum Hoenn Region badges in-game because Niantic has held back Kecleon all this time. Due to its unique ability and a history of getting surprise Pokemon debuts wrong, Niantic has taken the time to get this one right.

Niantic likes to have special Pokemon surprises after a few community days. Started with Meltan in 2018, then spread around in the years since. Community Days can be a mixed bag of Pokemon that players care to find, either due to their earlier availability or a repeat of a previous Community Day offering, and potentially questionable shiny spawn rates. Chespin Community Day’s surprise could be the biggest Community Day after-party in Pokemon Go as Kecleon and its unique ability Protean finally makes its debut in the game.


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Trainers in Australia and New Zealand are reporting Kecleon, the Color Swap Pokemon, appearing at PokeStops after Chespin Community Day. Another post-Community Day surprise Pokemon like Gimmighoul, it has a different interaction than any other Pokemon and it will be relatively rare to find. Kecleon’s silhouette will not appear on the game’s Pokemon trackers. Trainers must press PokeStop Photo Discs and watch carefully for the animated outline of Kecleon moving on the screen. Trainers will be able to check PokeStops for the Kecleon outline from a distance, but must go to that stop to catch it.

Kecleon Pokemon Go Chespin CD

Pokemon Go players will not be able to spin the PokeStop until Kecleon is captured. Trainers are also advised to be in a tight spot with PokeStops, as the spawn rates for Kecleon can be about one every 10 or 20 PokeStops. Kecleon will start spawning once Community Day ends, and there are reports that there is a fairly forgiving spawn timer for this Pokémon encounter. At the time of writing, it is unclear how long Kecleon’s availability will continue after this Community Day.

Pokemon Go players have been asking for Kecleon for years. Hoenn Pokémon were added to the game in 2017, but players quickly noticed that the fan-favorite camouflaged Pokémon was missing. Niantic finally acknowledged that it was working on a special release for Kecleon in 2021, but it has taken more than a year for that promise to be fulfilled. Kecleon’s presence in the game may not be viable for much outside of collecting, but the saga of his absence is finally resolved.

Pokemon Go is out now on Android and iOS devices.

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Source: Pokemon GO Hub

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