Keldeo (Japanese: ケルディオ Kerudio) is a Water/Fighting-type Mythical Pokémon introduced in Generation V. Keldeo is a member of the Swords of Justice, along with Virizion, Cobalion, and Terrakion.

Biology

Physiology

In Ordinary Form, Keldeo resembles a foal or small unicorn referring to the horn on its head. It is mainly pale yellow in color with light blue fur covering its neck and the back of its head. Its tail is also light blue in color. It has long, dark blue eyebrows and a red mane. Its body is somewhat slender and it has a rather fat yet well-toned rump. On the ends of its legs are dark blue hooves.

In Resolute Form, Keldeo's dark blue eyebrows turn into smaller light blue eyebrows, and its horn is now bigger and dark blue. On its mane it now has three feathers, matching the colors for the others in the trio, green, orange, and blue.

History

Long ago, a fire started in the Moor of Icirrus because of a war among people. In this fire Keldeo was separated from its parents, but together Cobalion, Terrakion and Virizion took care of it. They acted as its parents and taught it knowledge and moves for survival. Keldeo eventually grew and even surpassed the three Pokémon. One day, Keldeo took off from the forest with no one knowing why.

Evolution

Keldeo doesn't evolve.

Game data

Forms

Keldeo needs to learn Secret Sword to turn into Resolute Form. Secret Sword must be forgotten to change back.

Pokédex Entries

  • Black

    By blasting water from its hooves, it can glide across water. It excels at using leg moves while battling.

  • White

    It crosses the entire world, running over the surface of oceans and rivers. It appears at scenic waterfronts.

  • Black 2

    When it is resolute, its body fills with power and it becomes swifter. Its jumps are then too fast to follow.

  • White 2

    When it is resolute, its body fills with power and it becomes swifter. Its jumps are then too fast to follow.

  • X

    It crosses the world, running over the surfaces of oceans and rivers. It appears at scenic waterfronts.

  • Y

    When it is resolute, its body fills with power and it becomes swifter. Its jumps are then too fast to follow.

  • Omega Ruby

    It crosses the world, running over the surfaces of oceans and rivers. It appears at scenic waterfronts.

  • Alpha Sapphire

    When it is resolute, its body fills with power and it becomes swifter. Its jumps are then too fast to follow.

  • Sword

    Ordinary: Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion taught this Pokémon how to fight. It dashes across the world, seeking more opportunities to further its training.
    Resolute: Keldeo has strengthened its resolve for battle, filling its body with power and changing its form.

  • Shield

    Ordinary: They say that Keldeo must survive harsh battles and fully develop the horn on its forehead before this Pokémon's true power will awaken.
    Resolute: The power that lay hidden in its body now covers its horn, turning it into a sword that can slice through anything.


Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Black and White Moor Of Icirrus Event
Black 2 and White 2 Oath Woods Event
X and Y Transfer None
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Trade None
Sun and Moon Transfer None
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Transfer None
Sword and Shield Trade None
SWSH
The Crown Tundra
Ballimere Lake One


Stats

Keldeo's Stats
HP
91
Attack
72
Defense
90
Sp. Atk
129
Sp. Def
90
Speed
108
Total
580

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Aqua Jet 40 100% 20 Water Physical
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status
1 Double Kick 30 100% 30 Fighting Physical
1 Bubble Beam 65 100% 20 Water Special
7 Double Kick 30 100% 30 Fighting Physical
13 Bubble Beam 65 100% 20 Water Special
19 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical
25 Helping Hand —% 20 Normal Status
31 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical
37 Aqua Tail 90 90% 10 Water Physical
43 Sacred Sword 90 100% 15 Fighting Physical
49 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status
55 Quick Guard —% 15 Fighting Status
61 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status
67 Hydro Pump 110 80% 5 Water Special
73 Close Combat 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Aqua Jet 40 100% 20 Water Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status Cool 2 1 ♥
7 Double Kick 30 100% 30 Fighting Physical Cool 2 1 ♥
13 Bubble Beam 65 100% 20 Water Special Beautiful 2 3 ♥
19 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical Tough 6 0 ♥
25 Helping Hand —% 20 Normal Status Clever 4 0 ♥
31 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
37 Aqua Tail 90 90% 10 Water Physical Beautiful 4 0 ♥
43 Sacred Sword 90 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 2 0 ♥
49 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
55 Quick Guard —% 15 Fighting Status Cool 2 0 ♥
61 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status Tough 3 0 ♥
67 Hydro Pump 110 80% 5 Water Special Beautiful 1 0 ♥
73 Close Combat 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical Tough 6 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Aqua Jet 40 100% 20 Water Physical
1 Leer 100% 30 Normal Status
7 Double Kick 30 100% 30 Fighting Physical
13 BubbleBeam 65 100% 20 Water Special
19 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal Physical
25 Helping Hand —% 20 Normal Status
31 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical
37 Aqua Tail 90 90% 10 Water Physical
43 Sacred Sword 90 100% 20 Fighting Physical
49 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status
55 Quick Guard —% 15 Fighting Status
61 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status
67 Hydro Pump 120 80% 5 Water Special
73 Close Combat 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM01 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Surf 90 100% 15 Water Special
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status Clever 1 0 ♥
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status Cool 3 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status Beautiful 2 1 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Clever 2 1 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status Clever 2 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special Tough 2 0 ♥
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Tough 4 4 ♥
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Clever 2 0 ♥
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical Cool 2 1 ♥
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
HM03 Surf 90 100% 15 Water Special Beautiful 2 2 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM54 False Swipe 40 100% 40 Normal Physical
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special
TM67 Retaliate 70 100% 5 Normal Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical
TM83 Work Up —% 30 Normal Status
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water Special
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

Keldeo learns no moves via breeding.


Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Aqua Tail USUM 90 90% 10 Water Physical
Bounce USUM 85 85% 5 Flying Physical
Covet USUM 60 100% 25 Normal Physical
Endeavor USUM 100% 5 Normal Physical
Helping Hand USUM —% 20 Normal Status
Icy Wind USUM 55 95% 15 Ice Special
Last Resort USUM 140 100% 5 Normal Physical
Liquidation USUM 85 100% 10 Water Physical
Low Kick USUM 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Secret Sword SMUSUM 85 100% 10 Fighting Special
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Superpower USUM 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical
Water Pulse USUM 60 100% 20 Water Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Aqua Tail ORAS 90 90% 10 Water Physical Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Bounce ORAS 85 85% 5 Flying Physical Cute 1 0 ♥
Covet ORAS 60 100% 25 Normal Physical Cute 1 0 ♥
Endeavor ORAS 100% 5 Normal Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
Helping Hand ORAS —% 20 Normal Status Clever 4 0 ♥
Icy Wind ORAS 55 95% 15 Ice Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Last Resort ORAS 140 100% 5 Normal Physical Cute 1 0 ♥
Secret Sword XYORAS 85 100% 10 Fighting Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Superpower ORAS 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical Tough 6 0 ♥
Water Pulse ORAS 60 100% 20 Water Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Aqua Tail B2W2 90 90% 10 Water Physical
Bounce B2W2 85 85% 5 Flying Physical
Covet B2W2 60 100% 40 Normal Physical
Endeavor B2W2 100% 5 Normal Physical
Helping Hand B2W2 —% 20 Normal Status
Icy Wind B2W2 55 95% 15 Ice Special
Last Resort B2W2 140 100% 5 Normal Physical
Secret Sword* BWB2W2 85 100% 10 Fighting Special
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Superpower B2W2 120 100% 5 Fighting Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Appearances

Anime

Main article: Keldeo (MS015)

Keldeo made its debut in the fifteenth Pokémon movie Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice, being one of its stars along with Swords of Justice Cobalion, Terrakion, Virizion and Kyurem. In the film, it was training to learn how to use Sacred Sword so it could become one of the Swords of Justice, but arrogantly picked a fight with Kyurem before it had learned the move. Keldeo becomes terrified and flees during the middle of the fight, but is pursued relentlessly by Kyurem, who is determined to finish their battle. Along with the other legendary Pokémon present in the movie, Keldeo can speak through telepathy.

Manga

Keldeo found in the manga.

Keldeo was spotted by Black-Two and White-Two in the wild with the help of White-Two's Foongus' Sweet Scent.

Other Appearances

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Resolute Form Keldeo appears as a Poké Ball Pokémon in both the 3DS and Wii U versions of the game. It will slash opponents with Secret Sword.

Trophy Description

NAThis Water/Fighting-type Pokémon is a lot like a multicolored unicorn. In its Resolute Form, its horn will grow longer and its vision is keener. It is this Form that appears on the battlefields of Smash Bros. Be wary of its Secret Sword attack—Keldeo's charge will send anyone hit flying.

PALThe Mythical Pokémon Keldeo looks a lot like a multicolored unicorn. In its Resolute form, its horn grows longer and its vision improves. It can also use Secret Sword in that Form, and that's what it will do in this game. If Keldeo starts charging after you, watch out - that huge horn will send you flying!

Trivia

  • Keldeo is the second Water/Fighting type, the first being Poliwrath.
  • Keldeo is the second Mythical Pokémon to be available without the need of an event, after Deoxys.
  • As BW are made during the last days of NDS, NDS' system had been completely hacked and leaked Pokemon no. 647~649 earlier than the offcials did.
  • In Super Smash Bros., Keldeo is one of the Pokémon that can be freed from Poké Balls. During this time, it uses the move Secret Sword.

Origin

Keldeo is likely based on a Kelpie, a supernatural water horse that appeared as a lost pony. It may also be based on a kirin or qilin, a horse-like East Asian mythological creature often associated with water. Keldeo may also be based on D'Artagnan from The Three Musketeers, as Keldeo is part of the Musketeer quartet. Just like D'Artagnan from the book, Keldeo is similar to the youngest of the quartet. Keldeo's slightly plump, swollen thighs and buttocks may be a visual pun on the term "bubble butt" (an engorged, often fatty, rump), as it's a Water-type.

Etymology

Keldeo and Kerudeo seem to be derived from "Kelpie" (a mythical water horse) and "rodeo". It may also be derived from "deo," Latin for "god," as it's a Legendary/Mythical Pokémon.

Gallery

See also

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