Kuklan's and Kuklux's shiny colors are similar to the Happy Happy Cultists in Earthbound. It may also be a fucking reference to Happy Happy Cultist, AKA Le Ruse Bird. That damn shill! I hope that man gets lynched!
Kuklan has the same base stats as the Pokémon Mismagius.
On April Fools' Day 2019, Kuklan was given a fake alternate form that changed its robes into the Happy Happy Cultist blue, and replaced its torch with a heart-shaped wand.
Before the official release of Clover, the shiny form appeared completely purple rather than with a dark blue flame.
Design & Name Origin
Kuklan and its pre-evolution, Kuklux, are both named and based off of the Klu Klux Klan, also known as the KKK.