Niantic teased the release of Kecleon in Pokemon GO via an announcement for a Friendship Day event.
An eagle-eyed player spotted Kecleon blending into a photo included in a blog post detailing the Friendship event. You can see the Pokemon hiding behind the Tangela in the picture and hiding as as chameleon-inspired Pokemon does.
Kecleon is the only Pokemon from the Hoenn region (from Pokemon Ruby and Pokemon Sapphire) that currently isn’t in Pokemon GO yet, according to GameRant.
The blog post itself doesn’t tell players how to catch Kecleon, but it’s implied that it will appear with the Friendship Day event.
The Friendship Day event is coming April 24, 2021 and lasts from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time. During the event, grass-type Pokemon will appear more often in the wild. Players can complete a Collection Challenge to earn 100,000 XP and hourly Global Challenges to earn 20,000 XP. Players will have an increased chance of getting a Lucky Pokemon when trading with a firend (this effect lasts until 5:00 p.m. local time). Also, trade distance will be increased to 40 km. Players also get triple the XP for catching Pokemon, and Incense and Lures will last for three hours.
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