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Giant Chameleon

Giant chameleons are legendary for their ability to change their skin color in response to their surroundings. Their eyes are capable of peering in different directions independently, making them almost as difficult to sneak up on as they are to notice in the first place.

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Giant ChameleonCreature 3

Source Bestiary 2 pg. 168 2.0
Perception +10; low-light vision
Skills Athletics +10, Stealth +10 (+13 to Hide)
Str +5, Dex +3, Con +1, Int -4, Wis +3, Cha -2
Camouflage The giant chameleon can change its coloration to match its surroundings. It doesn't need cover to attempt to Hide with a Stealth check.
AC 18 all-around vision; Fort +8, Ref +12, Will +8
HP 60
Speed 30 feet, climb 20 feet
Melee Single ActionSingle Action jaws +12 [+7/+2] (reach 10 feet), Damage 1d10+7 piercingMelee Single ActionSingle Action tongue +12 [+8/+4] (agile, reach 15 feet), Effect tongue grabTongue Grab If the giant chameleon hits a creature with a tongue Strike, that creature becomes grabbed by the giant chameleon. The target isn't immobilized, but it can't move beyond the reach of the giant chameleon's tongue. A creature can sever the tongue with an attack that hits AC 15 and deals at least 4 slashing damage. Though this doesn't deal any damage to the giant chameleon, it prevents it from using its tongue Strike until it regrows its tongue, which takes a week.

All Monsters in "Lizard"

Caustic Monitor13
Giant Chameleon3
Giant Frilled Lizard5
Giant Gecko1
Giant Monitor Lizard2


Source Bestiary pg. 228
Lizards have a wide range of appearances and abilities, but most share a basic reptilian shape—long tails, wide toothy mouths, and four legs. While a few species are capable of movement on two legs for short periods of time, most are strictly quadrupedal. The three species presented here represent the most common and well-known of the larger species.

Sidebar - Locations Lizard Locations

Giant lizards can be found in all temperate or tropical climates, often in relatively close proximity to smaller villages or rural regions where they can be a dangerous threat to livestock or travelers. The two lizards presented here tend to dwell in warmer regions— jungles for giant chameleons, and savannas for megalanias.

Sidebar - Related Creatures Lizards and Lizardfolk

Giant lizards are often used as mounts or guardians or kept as pets, but never so often or as traditionally as they are by lizardfolk. The kinship these people share with giant lizards is unmistakable, valuing their companionship to an extent that equals or even exceeds that which other societies have for popular animal companions like dogs and horses.

Sidebar - Related Creatures Other Giant Lizards

The three species of giant lizard presented here are but the most common of their kind encountered in the wilds. Stories of much larger lizards persist, including the immense, 20-foot-long monster known as a megalania, a truly enormous version of the giant monitor lizard capable of swallowing creatures whole. Less dangerous is the giant chameleon, although its ability to blend into its environs makes it a much more insidious and stealthy threat than the lumbering, mighty megalania.