Keldeo thumb.png
Kyurem < Keldeo > Meloetta
Species Type
Colt Pokémon Water.gif Fighting.gif
Number Ability
#647 Justified
Height Weight
4'8" (1.4m) 106.9lbs (48.5kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: Genderless Female: Genderless
Evolves From Evolves Into
None None
Egg Group Catch Rate
Undiscovered 3
Tier EV Yield
OU 3 Sp. Attack Points

Keldeo (ケルディオ) is the 153th Pokémon in the Unova Pokédex. It is a Water/Fighting type, and is known as the Colt Pokémon. It is also one of the Generation V Event Pokémon.

Keldeo uses the Justified Ability. This means that whenever it is hit by a Dark-type attack, Keldeo's attack statistic will raise one stage.

Keldeo doesn't evolve and doesn't have a pre-evolved form

Keldeo is in the Undiscovered Egg Group; like most Legendary Pokémon Keldeo cannot breed. It takes Keldeo 1,250,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.




Keldeo appears to be a Unicorn. It's white with blue hair around its chest/neck and tail, and has red hair on its head.

Gender Differences

Keldeo is genderless.

Form Differences

The mane, tail and horn are all longer on Keldeo's Resolute Forme than that of its Ordinary Forme. Additionally, the horn takes on a shape different than that of the horn of Keldeo's Ordinary Forme.

Game Information

Original Games

Keldeo has been released as part of an In-Life event in Japan, and promotional downloads at a certain retailer in North America, Europe and Australia. When taken to Oath Forest in Black 2 and White 2, it can learn the move Secret Sword; with this move in its moveset it will transform into its Resolute Forme.

Spin-off Games

Keldeo has not appeared in a Spin-Off Game yet.

Trading Card Game

Keldeo is part of the Battle Strength Deck Keldeo and National Beginning Set.

Anime/Manga Information


Keldeo has not made an appearance in the Anime.


Keldeo appears in the 15th film Kyurem VS The Sacred Swordsmen.


Keldeo's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Keldeo is in the Overused (OU) tier of competitive battling as a top-tier offensive threat. Due to a nice base 108 Speed, wallbreaking capabilities with its high Special Attack and STABs in Secret Sword and Hydro Pump, and ability to wear down its checks with Scald burns, Keldeo is a Pokémon that can give opposing teams lots of trouble as it puts an incredible amount of pressure on opposing teams. Keldeo is capable of beating one of stall's biggest special walls in Chansey due to having Secret Sword target its low Defense stat. Keldeo's typing and decent bulk allows it to check some very threatening Pokémon like Weavile, Tyranitar, Mega Scizor, Mega Gyarados, Bisharp, and Heatran. As a result, Keldeo is a low-risk high-reward Pokémon that can pull its weight against any matchup. Keldeo is best used as a Choice Specs attacker that can wither down checks like Latios and Tangrowth with Scald burns while having extremely powerful attacks that can hit a number of Pokémon in the tier for significant damage. It can also run a Choice Scarf set that allows for it to revenge kill certain threats like Mega Charizard X and Mega Diancie. Keldeo is also capable of running a Substitute + Calm Mind set that can act as a solid win condition and beats a number of Pokémon that are supposed to check it like Amoonguss and Alomomola. Keldeo's primary flaws are its lack of coverage options which will lead to it getting walled by a Pokémon that resist its STABs such as Mega Latias, Mega Venusaur, Starmie, and Amoonguss. Keldeo's Speed is good, but there are still a good chunk of Pokémon that are capable of outspeeding it such as Latios, Starmie, Serperior, Mega Lopunny, Mega Metagross, and Tornadus-T.

Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Black/White Only One Event
Black2/White2 N/A Trade/Event

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
V Black By blasting water from its hooves, it can glide across water. It excels at using leg moves while battling.
White It crosses the world, running over the surfaces 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.
VI 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.


Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
. 292 386 .
134 149 243 267
166 185 279 306
Sp. Atk
236 263 357 392
Sp. Def
166 185 279 306
198 221 315 346


Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Start Aqua Jet Water.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Start Leer Normal.gif N/A 100 Other.png
7 Double Kick Fighting.gif 30 100 Physical.png
13 Bubblebeam Water.gif 65 100 Special.png
19 Take Down Normal.gif 90 85 Physical.png
25 Helping Hand Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
31 Retaliate Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
37 Aqua Tail Water.gif 90 90 Physical.png
43 Sacred Sword Fighting.gif 90 100 Physical.png
49 Swords Dance Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
55 Quick Guard Fighting.gif N/A N/A Other.png
61 Work Up Normal.gif N/A N/A Other.png
67 Hydro Pump Water.gif 120 80 Special.png
73 Close Combat Fighting.gif 120 100 Physical.png


TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM04 Calm Mind Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM05 Roar Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM07 Hail Ice.gif -- -- Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM12 Taunt Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM18 Rain Dance Water.gif -- -- Other.png
TM20 Safeguard Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM33 Reflect Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.gif 60 -- Physical.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM52 Focus Blast Fighting.gif 120 70 Special.png
TM54 False Swipe Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM55 Scald Water.gif 80 100 Special.png
TM67 Retaliate Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM71 Stone Edge Rock.gif 100 80 Physical.png
TM75 Swords Dance Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM77 Psych Up Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM81 X-Scissor Bug.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM83 Infestation Bug.gif 20 100 Other.png
TM84 Poison Jab Poison.gif 80 100 Physical.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM94 Secret Power Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
HM01 Cut Normal.gif 50 95 Physical.png
HM03 Surf Water.gif 95 100 Special.png
HM04 Strength Normal.gif 80 100 Physical.png

Via Breeding

Keldeo cannot breed.

Via Move Tutor

All Generation 5 Games

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Secret Sword Fighting.gif 85 100 Special.png

Black 2/White 2 Exclusive Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Aqua Tail Water.gif 90 90 Physical.png
Bounce Flying.gif 85 85 Physical.png
Covet Normal.gif 60 100 Physical.png
Endeavor Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Helping Hand Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Icy Wind Ice.gif 55 95 Special.png
Last Resort Normal.gif 140 100 Physical.png
Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Snore Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
Superpower Fighting.gif 120 100 Physical.png

Evolution Line


Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages

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