|Japanese Name||カメリオ (Kamerio)|
|Location||Fort Dragonia (Home World)|
|Drop (Common)||Drop (Rare)|
|Steal (Common)||Steal (Rare)|
The Chamellion is an enemy appearing in Chrono Cross. Bearing a striking resemblance to real-life chameleons, these rainbow-colored creatures possess front legs which are visibly stronger than their back ones, alongside two rather, large, elongated eyes. They are observed to sway from left to right when not actively engaging in battle. Found solely in Fort Dragonia (Home World), Chamellions stalk about only in selected sections of said location. As they move about, they are observed to vanish for brief periods of time, before re-appearing again, a distance from where they originally were. This behavioral pattern is similar to that of the Paper Boy.
Battle and Strategy[edit | edit source]
Chamellions usually appear in groups of two, usually accompanied by pairs of Gurgoyles. They may sometimes appear alone or in threes and, on rare occasions, appear accompanied by a Cybot. Chamellions fight by using their tongues as weapons to whip their foes with, and sometimes roll their bodies up to hurl themselves at their foes. They are known to use the VaryInnate tech in battle fairly frequently in battle, which changes their innate color to be the direct opposite of a selected foe. This allows them to inflict more damage onto their foes, but at the same time, this also makes them more susceptible to attacks inflicted unto them as well.
Name Origin[edit | edit source]
The name of this enemy, Chamellion, is a deliberate misspelling of the word, Chameleon. Chameleons are distinguished by their parrot-like zygodactylous feet, their separately mobile and stereoscopic eyes, their very long, highly modified, and rapidly extrudable tongues, their swaying gait, the possession by many of a prehensile tail, crests or horns on their distinctively shaped heads, and the ability of some to change color (For more info, please visit Wikipedia). Chamellions fit the afore-mentioned description of the Chameleon, and their ability to 'change color' is represented by their ability to use VaryInnate. As such, the name of this enemy is a befitting one indeed.