How to find Kecleon in Pokemon Go & can it be Shiny?

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Now that Kecleon has finally made its debut in Pokemon Go, many trainers will be wondering how to find one in the wild – and whether or not it can be Shiny.

After years of waiting, Pokemon Go players are finally able to complete their Hoenn collection as the elusive Kecleon made a surprise debut in the game during Chespin Community Day on January 7, 2023.

Even better, it’s been confirmed that Shiny Kecleon will make its debut as part of the Pokemon Go Tour Hoenn event, so there’s not long to wait until you can get the Color Swap Pokemon in its rarest form.

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If you’re struggling to find a Kecleon in Pokemon Go, we’ve got all the information you need on this slippery creature and its unique catching method below.

A wild Kecleon in Pokemon GoNiantic
Kecleon is a rare spawn, so it might take a while to find one.

How to find and catch Kecleon in Pokemon Go

Unlike most Pokemon that spawn in the wild, Kecleon will appear at random PokeStops. This means the only way to find one is to go out exploring and interact with as many PokeStops around you as possible.

You’ll know if you’ve encountered a Kecleon because its invisible form will be hanging onto the PokeStop Disc. If you try to spin it, a message will tell you that ‘an invisible object’ is preventing you from doing so.

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When this happens, keep tapping on the invisible Kecleon until it jumps off the PokeStop. Return to the overworld and it should spawn on the map nearby, at which point you can begin the catching process.

Kecleon on a PokeStop in Pokemon GoNiantic
PokeStops are key to encountering Kecleon in Pokemon Go.

We’re not sure what Kecleon’s catch rate is or how likely it is to flee, so it’s best to use all the tricks you can to make sure you catch it: Ultra Balls, Pinap Berries, and landing Excellent Curveball Throws.

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It’s also not clear how long Kecleon will stick around in the game. It might be the case that it’s only available for a short while after big events like Community Days, so try to get one while you can.

Is there a Shiny Kecleon in Pokemon Go?

The good news is that Shiny Kecleon is now available to encounter in Pokemon Go.

It first appeared exclusively for trainers in Las Vegas on February 18, 2023, but it will make its proper worldwide debut during the global Pokemon Go Tour Hoenn event which begins on February 25, 2023.

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Your chances of encountering a Shiny Kecleon are very low, but Pokemon from the Hoenn region will have boosted Shiny rates during Pokemon Go Tour Hoenn, so that’s the perfect time to hunt for one.

That’s everything you need to know to find and catch Shiny Kecleon! For more Pokemon Go tips, check out some of our other guides below:

How to catch Ditto | Best Eeveelutions | Field research tasks | Promo Codes for free items | How to get Pinap Berries | Spotlight Hour schedule | How to defeat Giovanni | Rarest Pokemon | Best Mega Evolutions | Community Day schedule | How to get Raid Passes | Team Go Rocket Grunt guide

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