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Kecleon Pokémon GO: Final Gen 3 Pokémon May Be Added

Harrison's Kecleon from the popular Pokémon TV Series
Harrison's Kecleon from the popular Pokémon TV Series / Photo by The Pokémon Company

Kecleon, Pokémon GO's final Generation 3 Pokémon, may be added to the game in the near future. Here's what we know so far.

Kecleon Pokémon Go: Final Gen 3 Pokémon May be Added

Pokémon GO contains a very large cast of characters from the popular series, but unfortunately not every Pokémon has made the cut. The current focus has been on the sixth generation of Pokémon, but many fans are wondering when Kecleon will be added to the game.

As many fans know, Kecleon isn't a crazy special Pokémon. It doesn't evolve, and it doesn't have the strongest stats. Unlike different iterations in the television series and the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon spin off series, there aren't any uniquely colored Kecleon for players to collect.

The big fuss about Kecleon, however, is that it is the final Pokémon from Generation 3 yet to be added to Pokémon GO. As some fans are avid completionists for the Pokédex, it can be pretty frustrating to know that they are, technically speaking, missing one final entry.

Kecleon Pokémon GO
Supposed Kecleon above Tangela / Image courtesy of Niantic

This may change soon though. The recent announcement for Pokémon GO's Friendship Day event features a large number of Grass-Type Pokémon that will be available in the wild more frequently. Classics like Tangela, Sunkern and Chikorita are all featured in the announcement photo, and some have speculated that some markings above Tangela's head in the photo are the eye and face of Kecleon. The Pokémon is known for completely camouflaging itself within its surroundings, but the texture could also be just part of the forest tree.

The major obstacle facing this theory is that Kecleon is a Normal-Type Pokémon, and the Friendship Day event features Grass-Types — but stranger things have happened. For its part, Niantic has yet to announce anything about Kecleon.