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'Mythical and Legendary Pokémon' (Japanese: 神話と伝説のポケモン Shinwa to Densetsu no Pokemon, literally meaning; "Pokémon of Myths and Legends") are extremely rare and mostly powerful Pokémon which they are also called to be as 'Pokémon Illusions' (Japanese: 幻のポケモン Maboroshi no Pokemon, literally meaning; "Phantom Pokémon"). Legendary Pokémon are unique in each and every region in the Pokémon series and also beloved by criminal organizations such as Team Rocket which they believe that with their power they can control the world. Legendary Pokémon can also be seen as mythical Pokémon, such as the Sinnoh Legendaries that shaped the world. In the Pokémon anime it can be assumed that there are more than one legendary Pokémon. Legendary Pokémon are extremely hard to capture but they can be easily defeated in the video games. Each and every Legendary Pokémon in the series are extremely hard to capture, only if you don't count the Master Balls.

The First Generation

The first generation legendary Pokémon (Japanese: 伝説のポケモンの第一世代 Densetsu no Pokemon no Dai Ichi-sedai) are the first legendary Pokémon introduced in the Pokémon series. These Pokémon originates and often appears in the Kanto region instead in different regions. There are 5 original legendary Pokémon that are coming from the 151 Pokémon that were introduced.

The Legendary Birds

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The Legendary Birds

The 'Legendary Birds' (Japanese: 伝説の鳥 Densetsu no Tori) consist of Articuno, an Ice-type Freeze Pokémon. Articuno first appeared in the video game series which the player can capture the Articuno at Seafoam Islands. The second Zapdos, an Electric-type Electric Pokémon. Zapdos first appeared in the video game series which the player can capture Zapdos in the Power Plant. The last one is Moltres, a Fire-type Flame Pokémon and one of the three bird Pokémon that is considered as the most legendary. Moltres first appears in the video game series which the player can capture Moltres in the Victory Road in the very first Pokémon video games, Mt. Ember only in the LeafGreen and FireRed series and Mt. Silver only in the HeartGold and SoulSilver video game series. In the Pokémon Platinum series they are roaming around Sinnoh after defeating the Sinnoh Pokémon League, after you've talked to Professor Oak in Eterna City. In Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, the three legendary birds are captured by Cipher and they were turned into Shadow Pokémon. The three legendary birds were used by the Cipher Boss: Grand Master Greevil.

In the second Pokémon film, the three legendary birds reside in Shamoiti Island. It is known that if the three are disturbed and quarrel with each other only Lugia can stop the fight between the three bird Pokémon. They do also appear in the anime series.

The three legendary bird Pokemon that was the guardian and creator is Lugia who serves as Trio Master.

The three legendaries all have the first Spanish numbers in their name"UNO""dos" "tres"

The three legendary birds have a manga only fusion called Zapmolcuno.

Appearance
# Episode Title
189 Freeze Flame
409 Numero Uno Articuno
410 The Symbol Life
242 As Clear as Crystal
560 Doc Brock!
SS The Search for the Legend
M02 The Power of One
* This color means that Articuno appears in that episode.
* This color means that Zapdos appears in that episode.
* This color means that Moltres appears in that episode.


The Mew Duo/Trio

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The 'Mew Duo' (Japanese: ミュウデュオ Myū Duo) or also known as 'DNA Duo' (Japanese: DNAのデュオ DNA Duo) are the two legendary Pokémon Mewtwo and Mew. Mewtwo is the clone of Mew, one of the Mythical Pokémon. It is known that Mewtwo was given birth to by Mew by researchers after obtaining Mew's DNA. Mewtwo is created in a Pokémon Mansion on Cinnabar Island also known is that the Cinnabar Island Gym Leader Blaine also had something to do with the cloning of Mew. Unfortunately, Mewtwo was an angry Pokémon and it destroyed the Pokémon Mansion. After that Mewtwo travelled to the Cerulean Cave and is currently residing there.

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Strange knowing is that Mewtwo is actually the clone of Mew, but Mewtwo comes first in the Pokédex. Mewtwo number in the National Pokédex is #150, that of Mew is #151. It can be because Mew is a mythical Pokémon and it is rarely seen by humans while Mewtwo has been created by humans through DNA. Also Mew wasn't legitimately available in the Generation 1 games although was mentioned in journals in the Pokémon mansion, and all references to the number of Pokémon in the region state there are 150 not 151, Mew's Pokedex number is 151. Mewtwo later gains two Mega Evolutions in Pokémon X and Y - Mega Mewtwo X and Mega Mewtwo Y. Mewtwo also has an anime/manga exclusive alternate form called Armored Mewtwo, and a manga exclusive form where he takes on the DNA of a Clefairy.

After the creation of Mewtwo, his creators state that they should get started on Mewthree, Mewthree also has a brief appearance in the Pocket Monsters manga. An additional member is an artificial Pokémon which only appears in Pokémon Live! called MechaMew2.

Appearance
# Episode Title
063 The Battle of the Badge
064 It's Mr. Mime Time
065 Showdown at the Po-ké Corral
S Mewtwo Returns
M01 Mewtwo Strikes Back
M08 Lucario and the Mystery of Mew
M15 Extremespeed Genesect and the Reawakening of Mewtwo
Other Pokémon Live!

The Black Fog

The Black Fog is a manga/anime exclusive Legendary Pokémon. The Black Fog is a massive Haunter which was worshiped by Humans in ancient times. It appears in the Electric Tale of Pikachu manga as an antagonist, and later in the anime episode Fear Factor Phony - where it is a Haunter who has merged with several Ghost-types.

The Second Generation

The second generation legendary Pokémon (Japanese: 伝説のポケモンの第二世代 Densetsu no Pokemon no Dai Ni-sedai) are the second legendary Pokémon introduced in the Pokémon series. These Pokémon originate from the region of Johto . There are 6 new kinds of legendary Pokémon out of 100 new discovered Pokémon in Generation II.

The Legendary Beasts

Beasts Trio

The Legendary Beasts

The 'Legendary Beasts' (Japanese: 伝説の獣 Densetsu no Kemono) trio contains Raikou an Electric-type Thunder Pokémon, Entei a Fire-type Volcano Pokémon and Suicune a Water-type Aurora Pokémon. Raikou, Entei and Suicune originally died because of lightning struck the Brass Tower. It is known that they were located in the Brass Tower and that it burned to the ground with them trapped inside. Luckily, all three were revived by Ho-Oh and the three are roaming around Johto, it is unknown if the three were originally a Raikou, an Entei and a Suicune or if Ho-Oh changed them into a Raikou, an Entei and a Suicune from something else when it revived them.

In Pokémon Gold and Silver, the trio are wandering around Johto after that they are being discovered in the Brass Tower. In Pokémon Crystal only Raikou and Entei were roaming around Johto after that the trio are being discovered in the Brass Tower. Only Suicune that is also the mascot of the Pokémon Crystal Version will be able to face the player at the Tin Tower after that Team Rocket has been disbanded in the Radio Tower after controlling it to get in contact with their former leader Giovanni. You can only face Suicune after obtaining the Clear Bell from the director after defeating Team Rocket. In Pokémon Colosseum, they were captured by Cipher and they got turned into Shadow Pokémon. In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen one of the trio will be roam around the Kanto region after defeating the Pokémon League which depends on the Starter Pokémon that has been chosen by the player. If the starter Pokémon is Squirtle then it would be Raikou, if the starter Pokémon is Bulbasaur then it would be Entei, if the starter would be Charmander then it would be Suicune. In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver the meeting contains almost the same as in Pokémon Crystal. Raikou and Entei are still roaming around Johto but the player can face Suicune after defeating the Pokémon League and following him in the Kanto region until Route 25 outside Bill's house. In the game and in the anime Eusine is constantly chasing Suicune, but Suicune manages to escape from him constantly.

Anime Appearance
# Episode Title
259 Entei at Your Own Risk
180 Houndoom's Special Delivery*
117 Don't Touch That 'dile
227 For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll!
494 Drifloon On the Wind!
* A episode with this background colour means that this episode contains Entei
* A episode with this background colour means that this episode contains Raikou
* A episode with this background colour means that this episode contains Suicune
Movie Appearance
Pokémon Movie Title
Entei The Spell of The Unown
Suicune Pokémon 4Ever
Raikou, Entei, Suicune Zoroark: Master of Illusions

The Tower Duo

Tower Guardians

Ho-Oh and Lugia

The 'Tower Duo' (Japanese: タワーデュオ Tawā Duo) are the two legendary bird-like Pokémon, Ho-Oh a Fire/Flying dual-type Rainbow Pokémon and Lugia a Psychic/Flying dual-type Diving Pokémon. Ho-Oh and Lugia are considered to be a legendary duo Pokémon in the Johto region. Ho-Oh is known as "the guardian of the skies" and Lugia is known as "the guardian of the seas". Ho-Oh was the first legendary Pokémon that has been appeared in the anime, it appeared in the very first episode of the Pokémon series, however at the time Ho-Oh had not been officially announced and wasn't identified in the episode.

The history of Ho-Oh and Lugia are similar, long time ago two towers were built in Ecruteak City, the Bell Tower and the Brass Tower. Ho-Oh resides in the Bell Tower while Lugia resides in the Brass Tower. Several years later, the Brass Tower was caught in a great fire causing Lugia to flee the tower to the Whirlpool Islands, however three Pokémon were trapped inside (the Legendary Beasts), Ho-Oh stayed to revive them. The sudden burn of the Brass Tower caused Ho-Oh also to flee away to search for a pure-hearted trainer. In the video game series, Ho-Oh is the main mascot of the Pokémon Gold series and Lugia is the main mascot of the Pokémon Silver series. However there is a change in both of the games if it goes about how to obtain them. In Pokémon Gold video game you can capture Ho-Oh after obtaining the Rainbow Wing after that you've disbanded Team Rocket from the Radio Tower, but in Pokémon Silver after defeating the Pokémon League you can obtain the Rainbow Wing from a citizen in Pewter City. In Pokémon Crystal you will obtain the Rainbow Wing after capturing all the three legendary Pokémon: Raikou, Entei and Suicune. In the Pokémon Silver video game you can capture Lugia after obtaining the Silver Wing after that you've disbanded Team Rocket from the Radio Tower, but in Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Crystal after beating the Pokémon League you can gain the Silver Wing from a citizen in Pewter City. You can obtain Ho-Oh in Pokémon Gold at the Bell Tower and Lugia at the Whirl Islands.

Ho-Oh and Lugia also reappear in the Pokémon LeafGreen and FireRed and Pokémon Emerald series but throughout an event. Ho-Oh and Lugia both are located at Naval Rock through the MysticTicket. Lugia plays a major role in the Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness video game series as Shadow Lugia, this Lugia could be purified, contrary to what many people thought at first. Ho-Oh can be obtained in Pokémon Colosseum for purifying all shadow Pokémon in the vide game. Ho-Oh and Lugia also re-appear in the Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver video game series, the plot of to face them has been remained the same but in order to obtain Lugia required a Silver Wing and also a Tidal Bell, in order to obtain Ho-Oh it requires a Clear Bell and Rainbow Wing. It is said that Ho-Oh will give a person eternal happiness if someone sees him.

Although the Tower Duo, Lugia and Ho-oh creating the three legendary Pokemon which is Lugia's three legendary birds and Ho-oh's three legendary beasts.

Anime Appearance
# Episode Title
001 Pokémon - I Choose You!
002 Pokémon Emergency!
181 A Ghost of a Chance
220 The Mystery is History
221 A Parent Trapped!
223 A Promise is a Promise
227 For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll!
273 Gotta Catch Ya Later!
AG178 Battling The Enemy Within!
* A episode with this background colour means that this episode contains Ho-Oh
* A episode with this background colour means that this episode contains Lugia
Movie Appearance
Pokémon Movie Title
Lugia The Power of One

Celebi

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'Celebi' (Japanese: セレビィ Serebii) has been referred to as "new Mew" although, Celebi and Mew have no relationship with each other. Although mythical, Celebi is a legendary Pokémon which mainly resides at the Ilex Forest west of Azalea Town. This Pokémon is more an event Pokémon, which it can only be obtained through events. Celebi was around the time of the release of the Generation II video games called as the most rarest Pokémon due to the fact that it was only available for one event which was in Japan exclusive for Pokémon Crystal. Now known, Celebi acts more as a chain to unlock other events in different video games. In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver after obtaining a Celebi through an event, it will let the player travel through time to show the past between Silver and Giovanni which contains the actual hate of Silver against Team Rocket and his though attitude. In Pokémon Black and White it can let you obtain Zorua if you transfer Celebi from HeartGold and SoulSilver through Pokémon Black and Pokémon White. Furthermore, it is also known to be the mysterious Pokémon hidden in the mysterious GS Ball. Celebi also makes an appearance in Pokémon Colosseum and Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness. An shiny Celebi makes an appearance in Mystery Dungeon Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness as a temporary part of the team during the storyline.

Movie Appearance
# Episode Title
M04 Celebi: Voice of the Forest
M13 Zoroark: Master of Illusions

The Third Generation

The third generation legendary Pokémon (Japanese: 伝説のポケモンの第三世代 Densetsu no Pokemon no Dai San-sedai) are the third legendary Pokémon introduced in the Pokémon series. These Pokémon originates in the Hoenn region. There are originally 10 new kinds of legendary Pokémon introduced from the 135 new discovered Pokémon than in Generation I and Generation II.

The Weather Trio

Legendary Trio 3rd Generation

Kyogre, Groudon, and Rayquaza - The Weather Trio

The 'Weather Trio' (Japanese: 天気トリオ Tenki Torio), also known as the 'Ancient Trio' (Japanese: 古代トリオ Kodai Torio) consists of Kyogre a Water-type Sea Basin Pokémon, Groudon a Ground-type Continent Pokémon and Rayquaza a Dragon/Flying dual-type Sky High Pokémon. According to the myths of the three legendary Pokémon it is said that Kyogre have the power to bring forth the rain and therefore expand the sea, Groudon is said to ward of rain and expand land by evaporating the water with light and heat. It is said that Rayquaza is the protector of the skies and is seen living mostly in the atmosphere. Kyogre, Groudon and Rayquaza are also mascots of Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire and Emerald. Kyogre is the mascot of the Pokémon Sapphire Version, Groudon that of Pokémon Ruby Version and Rayquaza that of Pokémon Emerald Version. Groudon doesn't appear in Pokémon Sapphire and Kyogre doesn't appear in Pokémon Ruby. Groudon can be captured at Cave of Origin in Pokémon Ruby Version only and Kyogre also at the Cave of Origin but in Pokémon Sapphire only. Rayquaza can be captured at Sky Pillar in both versions. In Pokémon Emerald Version their capturing schedule has been changed knowing that they are only obtainable after defeating the Pokémon League. Groudon can be found at the Terra Cave and Kyogre can be found at the Marine Cave. They do re-appear in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver which the player can gain a Blue Orb in Pokémon HeartGold Version and a Red Orb in Pokémon SoulSilver Version, there is also a third orb called the Jade Orb which can be obtained both in the video games. Bring one of the two orbs to the Embedded Tower to encounter one of the three Pokémon. During Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald Team Aqua were after Kyogre and Team Magma were after Groudon to use them for their own means.

Rayquaza has a fusion form with Mismagius that only appears in the anime, it is referred to as Ghost Rayquaza.

Anime Appearance
# Episode Title
371 Gaining Groudon!
372 The Scuffle of Legend
509 Malice in Wonderland*
509 Where No Togepi Has Gone Before!*
Movie Appearance
M06 Jirachi: Wish Maker*
M07 Destiny Deoxys
M09 Pokemon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea*

The Golem Trio

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The Regi Trio

The 'Golem Trio' (Japanese: ゴーレムトリオ Gōremu Torio) contains the three legendary golem Pokémon: Regirock a Rock-type Peak Pokémon, Regice a Ice-type Iceberg Pokémon and Registeel a Steel-type Iron Pokémon. According to the legend, the three golems have been shaped by Regigigas. Regirock has been created out of rocks, Regice has been created out of ice and Registeel has been created out of steel. The three golems first appears in the Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald versions. In order to gain them the player must go underwater to a place named the Sealed Chamber which can be reach by diving Route 134. For that you need a Pokémon who can use dig a Relicanth and a Wailord. After completing the task the three legendary golems have their chambers opened, which Regirock is located in the Desert Ruins, Regice is located in the Island Cave and Registeel is located in the Ancient Tomb. In the Pokémon Platinum video game series, Regirock is located at the Rock Peak Ruins, which Regice at the Iceberg Ruins and Registeel at the Iron Ruins, however they can only be obtained through event.

Anime Appearance
# Episode Title
452 Battling the Enemy Within!
594 A Pyramiding Rage
595 DP129: Pillars of Friendship
Movie Appearance
M08 Lucario and the Mystery of Mew*
M11 Giratina and the Sky Warrior*

The Eon Duo

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The 'Eon Duo' (Japanese: イオンデュオ Ion Duo) consist of the twins, Latios a Dragon/Psychic dual-type Eon Pokémon and Latias also a Dragon/Psychic dual-type Pokémon. Latios is a full male and Latias is a full female. In the anime movie of the Pokémon series they are the guardians of Alto Mare and have a strong connection to the Soul Dew. Latios is a roaming Pokémon in Pokémon Ruby while Latias is a roaming Pokémon in Pokémon Sapphire. In the Pokémon Emerald video game series there is still one roaming around Hoenn which the player can choose after defeating the Pokémon League. In Pokémon Ruby in Pokémon Sapphire they can also be obtained by using the Eon Ticket given out by Nintendo Power. They re-appear again in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver also as roaming Pokémon. Latias appears only in Pokémon HeartGold and Latios in Pokémon SoulSilver. Another way to get the Eon Duo is through an event that contains the obtaining of a Enigma Stone which the player must go after defeating the Pokémon League to the Pewter City museum where the player meets the Hoenn region champion Steven stating that the Enigma Stone is actually a Soul Dew, Latias will appear in front of you in Pokémon SoulSilver and Latios in Pokémon HeartGold.

Anime Appearances
# Episode Title
655 The Semi-Final Frontier
Movie Appearances
M05 Pokémon - Heroes: Latios and Latias*

Deoxys

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'Deoxys' (Japanese: デオキシス Deokishisu) is one of the two Pokémon Illusion of the Hoenn region. Because of its molecular structure, Deoxys can change forms. Deoxys has in total 4 forms which are: Normal, Attack, Defence and Speed form. Deoxys can only be obtainable in the Pokémon Emerald and Pokémon LeafGreen and FireRed video games through an event which you must have an Aurora Ticket to gain access to Birth Island. Deoxys can only be obtainable in the Pokémon Emerald and LeafGreen and FireRed video game series throughout an event.

Anime Appearances
# Episode Title
578 Cheers on Castaways Isle!
Movies Appearances
M07 Pokémon - Destiny Deoxys


Jirachi

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Jirachi.

'Jirachi' (Japanese: ジラーチ Jirāchi) is a mythical Pokémon illusion of Hoenn. It is known that he has the ability to grant any wish when it is awakened. This Pokémon sleeps every 1000 years. Jirachi is an extremely rare Pokémon to obtain in the Pokémon video game series which is known that the only way to obtain a Jirachi is through Pokémon Colosseum Bonus Disc in the United States and Pokémon Channel in Europe. Furthermore, Jirachi is known as an event Pokémon which it is only available throughout various events since 2003 until 2010 which it is unknown if there will be a future event of Jirachi. In the anime Jirachi is befriended by Max and the rest of the gang.

Movies Appearances
M06 Jirachi Wish Maker

The Fourth Generation

The fourth generation legendary Pokémon (Japanese: 伝説のポケモンの第四世代 Densetsu no Pokemon no Dai Yon-sedai) are the fourth legendary Pokémon introduced in the Pokémon series. These Pokémon originates and are most likely appearing in the Sinnoh region. There are originally 14 new kinds of legendary Pokémon introduced from the 107 new discovered Pokémon than in Generation I and Generation III.

The Lake Trio

Lake Trio

The Lake Trio.

The 'Lake Trio' (Japanese: レイクトリオ Reiku Torio) contains the three legendary Pokémon that has their own spots at the three known lakes of the Sinnoh region. The first being Uxie a Psychic-type Knowledge Pokémon, Azelf a Psychic-type Willpower Pokémon and Mesprit a Psychic-type Emotion Pokémon. The legend of their existence goes as followed, when the universe was created, Arceus created Pokémon to protect and embody spirit. Uxie was created to protect and embody knowledge, Azelf was created to protect and embody willpower and Mesprit was created to protect and embody emotion. The three lake guardians plays a major role in the Generation IV video game series. In the Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum game series Team Galactic's commanders captured the lake guardians for their leader Cyrus and he uses their powers to craft a Red Chain in order to take control of Dialga in Pokémon Diamond and Palkia in Pokémon Pearl and both of them in Pokémon Platinum and recreate the universe without spirit.

In the Pokémon Platinum series they are playing a much larger role than in Diamond and Pearl. After that Cyrus takes control of Dialga and Palkia the three lake guardians arrived at the peak of Mt. Coronet to stop Cyrus and his plans, but their power is not enough to do. After that Giratina shows up and opens the Distortion World which Cyrus enters and after the player and Cynthia also enters to stop Cyrus the enter as well to help the player to achieve his/her path to get to Cyrus and Giratina.

After stopping Cyrus at Mt. Coronet, the three lake guardians are available to meet at the three lakes. To meet and capture Uxie it's waiting at Lake Acuity, to meet and capture Azelf it's waiting at Lake Valor, to only meet Mesprit it is waiting at Lake Verity but unfortunately it cannot be battled after you've talked to it, it flees and roams around Sinnoh.

Anime Appearances
# Episode Title
467 Following A Maiden's Voyage!
544 Pruning a Passel of Pals!
502 A Secret Sphere of Influence!
617 The Needs of the Three!*
618 The Battle Finale of Legend!*
* A background with this color means that the episode contains Mesprit
* A background with this color means that the episode contains Azelf

The Creation Trio

Legendary Dragon Trio Generation 4

The Crown Dragon Trio

The 'Creation Trio' (Japanese: クリエイション·トリオ Kurieishon Torio) also known as the Crown Dragon Trio (Japanese: クラウンドラゴン·トリオ Kuraun Doragon Torio) contains Dialga the Steel/Dragon dual-type Temporal Pokémon, Palkia the Water/Dragon dual-type Spatial Pokémon and Giratina the Ghost/Dragon dual-type Renegade Pokémon. According to the legend, when the universe was created, Arceus created Pokémon to craft the universe. Dialga was created to craft time, Palkia was created to craft space and Giratina was created to craft antimatter. The three dragon Pokémon serve as the main mascot of the video games, Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum which each of the three plays a major role in the video game. Pokémon Diamond leads as Dialga as the main subject of the theme as Pokémon Pearl leads as Palkia as the main subject of the theme. In Pokémon Platinum the two dragon Pokémon serve as the main subject of the theme but afterwards more Giratina when its world was first introduced in.

In the video games, Cyrus tries to take control of Dialga and Palkia which depends on the Diamond or Pearl series, it contains both at the same time in Pokémon Platinum in order to remake the universe without spirit, a thing that Cyrus despises. Dialga or Palkia can be captured at Spear Pillar which depends on the video game. In Pokémon Platinum, Giratina takes Cyrus into the Distortion World after that he was trying to take control of Dialga and Palkia. Giratina can be captured in the Distortion World but Dialga and Palkia can be captured after defeating the Pokémon League, at the Spear Pillar.

Dialga and Palkia have a fusion form in the Pokémon Adventures manga which is sometimes referred to by fans as Dialkia.

Anime Appearances
# Episode Title
618 The Battle Finale of Legend!*
Movie Appearances
M10 The Rise of Darkrai
M11 Giratina and the Sky Warrior
M12 Arceus and the Jewel of Life

The Lunar Duo

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Darkrai

The 'Lunar Duo' (Japanese: ルナデュオ Runa Duo) contains Cresselia a Psychic-type Lunar Pokémon and Darkrai a Dark-type Pitch-Black Pokémon. Cresselia represents the crescent moon which symbolizes hope and good dreams. Darkrai represents the new moon which represents fear, helplessness and nightmares. Unfortunately, Darkrai is more considered as a Mythical Pokémon instead of a Legendary Pokémon. Cresselia is a full female, Darkrai however is genderless.

In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum video games, Cresselia can be found on Full Moon Island as part of a post-side quest to find a cure for Sailor Eldrich's son due to nightmares that he is having. At Full Moon Island the player finds Cresselia which will disappear leaving a Lunar Wing behind which can cure Eldrich's son from the nightmare's. After that, Cresselia will roam around Sinnoh which you can encounter her in the wild. Darkrai can only be found through an event which the player receives a member card to the mysterious inn in Canalave City which is usually locked. Once entering the mysterious, the player has been greeted by a man who says "Greetings [Name], we have a reservation for you. Right this way." and puts you in sleep on the bed in that is inside the inn. Once fallen asleep the player has been send to New Moon Island that is next to Full Moon Island. On this island you will encounter Darkrai. When you interact with it, you'll battle it and you can catch it. After you catch or defeat him, you wake up and the inn man is gone. When you walk out, go to the Pokémon Center, and if you caught it in the dream, it should already be in your PC. Darkrai also takes in a Giant form in PokéPark 2: Beyond the World

Anime Appearances
# Episode Title
570 Sleepless in Pre-Battle*
649 League Unleashed!*
655 The Semi-Final Frontier!*
Movie Appearances
M10 The Rise of Darkrai*

Heatran

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'Heatran' (Japanese: ヒードラン Hīdoran) is a Fire/Steel dual-type Lava Dome Pokémon. Heatran is the spirit and protector of all volcanic activity which is also believed that it has been created at the same time Dialga, Palka and Giratina shaped the universe. Heatran has the distinction of being the only Legendary that can be either male or female, with a 50% chance of each.

In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, Heatran will be available on Stark Mountain after defeating the Pokémon League at the Survival Area after a second visit to Buck's grandfather. Buck takes the Magma Stone but later returns it after being told to from his grandfather. After the Magma Stone has been returned to Stark Mountain, Heatran is available for capture. In Pokémon Platinum there is a slight change, Charon a former member of Team Galactic plans to take the Magma Stone from Stark Mountain and use it to control Heatran in order to get citizens of Sinnoh to give him money by threatening them with Heatran's volcanic powers, but his plan is thwarted when Looker interferes. Heatran is available for capture after the player stops Charon's plan. Heatran does re-appear again but in Pokémon Black and White Version 2. You must have a Magma Stone that is located at Route 18 which you must bring it to Reversal Mountain, once doing you will meet Heatran there.

Anime Appearances
# Episode Title
637 Pokémon Ranger: Heatran Rescue!
Movie Appearances
M12 Arceus and the Jewel of Life

Shaymin

Shaymin and his other form

Shaymin.

'Shaymin' (Japanese: シェイミ Sheimi) is a grass-type, in its Land Forme and grass/flying dual-type in its Sky Forme, Gratitude Pokémon. Shaymin is a Legendary Pokémon Illusion which is known having the ability to purify areas and also to bring plant life in abundance. Shaymin has the ability to change forms due to a Gracidea Flower. In the Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum series Shaymin is only catchable through an event which it is Oak's Letter. Shaymin can be catchable at Seabreak Path in the Flower Paradise on Route 224 after giving thanks to someone or something else. In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Shaymin cannot change in its new forme called Sky Forme, due to the Gracidea Flower not being obtainable in the two video games. Only in Pokémon Platinum it is possible that Shaymin will enter its Sky Forme.

Anime Appearances
# Episode Title
634 Keeping in Top Forme!
Movie Appearances
M11 MS011: Pokémon - Giratina and the Sky Warrior

Regigigas

'Regigigas' (Japanese: レジギガス Rejigigasu) is a legendary Normal-type Colossal Pokémon known for his creation of Regirock, Registeel and Regice. Regigigas is also known for the one who have moved continents in place by pulling them with a rope. In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum, Regigigas will be in the Snowpoint Temple after that you've defeated the Pokémon League but also you need the three golems so that Regigigas will appear in the bottom floor. Regigigas re-appears in the Pokémon Black and White version 2 at Twist Mountain after you've defeated the Pokémon League, but Regigigas will not be awaken after that you've got the three golems in your party.

# Episode Title
595 DP129: Pillars of Friendship
Movie Appearances
M11 Giratina and the Sky Warrior

Arceus

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Arceus.

'Arceus' (Japanese: アルセウス Aruseusu) is a legendary Normal-type Alpha Pokémon known as the creator of the Sinnoh region and supposedly also the creator of the entire Pokémon world. Arceus is also known as the creator of the lake guardians, Uxie, Azelf and Mesprit as well as the Crown Dragon Trio, Dialga, Palkia and Giratina, therefore Arceus is the only Legendary Trio Leader of multiple trios. Arceus has the power to recreate any of these Pokémon as if anything should happen to the original ones. Arceus signature move is Judgement, and it is the only non-dragon type Pokémon (other than Smeargle with sketch) to be able to learn Draco Meteor, although it must be holding a Draco Plate to do so. It is known that Arceus is the most powerful Pokémon of them all and the first Pokémon that has various of different types due to the plates it holds. The birth of Arceus was when it hatched from an egg out of a portal and it has prospered from then. Arceus is an event Pokémon by obtaining the Azure Flute. Arceus can be encountered at Spear Pillar the top of Mt. Coronet one step after the entrance the flute will play and a stair will fall down which climbing up Arceus being at the top.

Movie Appearances
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The Fifth Generation

The fifth generation legendary Pokémon (Japanese: 伝説のポケモンの第五世代 Densetsu no Pokemon no Dai Go-sedai) are the fifth legendary Pokémon introduced in the Pokémon series. These Pokémon originates and appear in the Unova region. There are originally 13 new kinds of legendary Pokémon introduced from the 156 new discovered Pokémon in Generation IV.

The Tao Trio

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The Tao Trio.

The 'Tao Trio' (Japanese: タオトリオ Tao Torio) also known as the 'Energy Trio' (Japanese: エネルギートリオ Enerugī Torio) consists of Reshiram a Dragon/Fire dual-type Vast White Pokémon, Zekrom a Dragon/Electric dual-type Deep Black Pokémon and Kyurem a Boundary Pokémon. Each of the dragon trio symbolizes a specific energy and controls a specific type. Reshiram symbolizes Yang and controls the element fire, Zekrom symbolizes Yin and controls electricity and Kyurem symbolizes Wuji and controls ice. It is known that Kyurem has two alternate forms that has been introduced in Pokémon Black and White Version 2 known as Black Kyurem and White Kyurem. Black Kyurem is obtained by fusing Zekrom's genes with Kyurem that is only in the Pokémon Black 2 video game and White Kyurem is obtained by fusing Reshiram's genes with Kyurem that is only in Pokémon White 2. Kyurem can only change into those forms when the player has acquired the DNA Splicers. It is unknown if the transformation is painful for the dragons. In storyline they were originally one Pokémon that split into two when its twin owners argued over truth and ideals, Kyurem was left as a by-product.

Anime Appearances

In the anime, Zekrom first appeared in In The Shadow of Zekrom! shooting a powerful lightning bolt at Pikachu, causing Pikachu to lose its ability to use electric attacks.

Reshiram and Zekrom later both appeared in MS014: Pokémon The Movie: Black - Victini & Reshiram / Pokémon The Movie: White - Victini & Zekrom. Zekrom served the Hero of the Ideals and sided with Damon in Black, while Reshiram served the Hero of Truths and sided with Damon in White.

In Black/White 2 it is revealed that Reshiram and Zekrom were both a single Pokemon that followed twin heroes in bringing an ancient, conflicted Unova into peace. The twins however eventually ended having opposite perspectives, one believing in ideals and one in truth. The Pokemon then split giving birth to Reshiram and Zekrom, while Kyurem was a left by-product.

Kyurem is the title character in Kyurem VS The Sword of justice. Keldeo arrogantly challenged him, only to lose horribly against the powerful Legendary. Terrakion attacks Kyurem with Hyper Beam in an attempt to stop him, but Kyurem freezes all 3 Swords of Justice with Ice Burn. Keldeo ran away in horror, but Kyurem knew that the battle was not over. After relentlessly pursuing Keldeo, who was now traveling with Ash and co. Keldeo re-challenges Kyurem. Although it was much more formindablr and also turned into his resolute form, Keldeo still lost after a Secret Sword-Freeze Shock collision, and admitted defeat. Kyurem respected Keldeo for saving it's friends, and complemented his sword, before leaving.

The Musketeers

Musketeers
The Musketeers consists of Cobalion, Terrakion, Virizion, and Keldeo. They are also known as the Swords of Justice. They fight to protect Pokémon that have lost their homes to humans. Keldeo has an alternate form, the Resolution Form. With the exception of Keldeo, each is Fighting-type with a secondary Type matching their names (example: Virizon is also a Grass-type.). This is the first Legendary Quartet.

The Kami Trio

Kami Trio
The Kami consists of Tornadus, Thundurus and Landorus. Tornadus represents tornados, Thundurus represents Thunder, and Landorus represents Land. Tornadus is the only Pokémon that is a pure Flying type. They are the trio where each member and trio master has an alternate form, acquired by the use of the Reflecting Mirror, they are all pure male, marking the first time a trio all have genders (other than genderless) and share the same gender.

Anime Appearances

The trio appear in a two part episode where Team Rocket tries, but fails to capture them thanks to Ash and his friends. They are set appear again but in their Therian Formes.

Victini

Victini is the Pokémon that is supposed to bring victory to any Trainer that owns it, no matter their skill level. It was available through several events, the latest of which, ended June 26, 2012. Currently, the only ways to get it are to either have previously obtained one, through trading with someone who owns one or through the use of a cheat device or hacking. The events for Japan in 2010, Australia, Europe and America 2011 would give you the Liberty Pass which enables travelling to Liberty Garden while all the other will allow you to receive Victini directly through Wi-Fi. Victini was originally designed for Generation IV but was held back. Victini is the only legitimate Pokémon with the Pokedex number of #000 (Unova Pokedex number not national number).

The Event Trio

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Genesect, the final Pokémon in the Pokédex as of the 5th Generation

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Meloetta

The Event trio consists of the event Pokémon Meloetta, Genesect and also Musketeer member Keldeo. As of 1 September 2012, Keldeo was available at all GAME and Gamestation stores in the UK, and the event will end on October 11. Genesect at level 15 was distributed through Wi-Fi for Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 on the release day (10/7/12) for the US. Meloetta was available through GAME, Gamestation, and GameStop Stores. 

Genesect has an alternate High-Speed Flight form which only appears in the Black and White movie. Meloetta has only appeared in the anime, briefly accompanying Ash's group. Also, Keldeo has only appeared in the movie Kyurem and the Sword of Justice.

The Sixth Generation

The sixth generation legendary Pokémon (Japanese: 伝説のポケモンの第六世代 Densetsu no Pokemon no Dai Roku-sedai) are the sixth generation legendary Pokémon introduced in the Pokémon series. These Pokémon originates and are most likely appearing the Kalos region. Five legendary Pokémon are known, the Yggdrasil Trio, and Mega Mewtwo.

Yggdrasil Trio

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The members of the Yggdrasil Trio consist of Xerneas, a Fairy-type Pokemon, Yveltal, a Dark/Flying-type Pokémon, and Zygarde, a Dragon/Ground Pokemon. While Yveltal and Zygarde are dual type Pokemon, Xerneas is the only member of the Yggdrasil Trio that is not. 

Two of the legendary Pokémon are also the main mascots of the video games Pokémon X and Y which Xerneas represents Pokémon X and Yveltal represents Pokémon Y. There may be a Pokémon Z in the works (or Pokémon X2 and Y2, which would follow the example set by Pokemon Black2 and White2), given the third member of a legendary trio is always featured as a star Pokémon. In either Pokemon X or Y, Team Flare would try using the dormant form of Xerneas or Yveltal to power the Ultimate Weapon; it remains to be seen if they will try something similar with Zygarde in a sequel.

The reason why Xeneas and Yveltal are sometimes considered as the
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Gene Duo is due to the reason that they represent the letters of the two gender chromosomes, X and Y. It can also be inferred that Xerneas is female, as females have the XX chromosome set; and that Yveltal is male, as males have the XY chromosome set however this has not been confirmed; Zygarde may be genderless like most other Legendary Pokemon. The theme between the duo of Xerneas and Yveltal is enternal life and destruction. Given Zygarde's role as protector of the enviroment, he may be a representation of the middle ground between Xerneas and Yeltal , which is the state of the enviroment decides how long others can live. 

Mega Mewtwo

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Generation VI introduces Mega Pokémon, a new type of evolution. The Genetic Pokémon Mewtwo is able to Mega Evolve into two different Mega Pokémon depending on the version of the game. He can turn into Mega Mewtwo X using Mewtwonite X - which is available in X version, and Mega Mewtwo Y using Mewtwonite Y - which is available in Y version. Mega Mewtwo X is a dual Psychic/Fighting-type while Mega Mewtwo Y retains Mewtwo's pure Psychic nature. The ability and stats of Mega Mewtwo also differs between version.

Semi-Legendary

Not to be confused with Pseudo-Legendary Pokémon.

Several Pokémon are often disputed as to whether or not they are Legendary and are often mistaken as true Legendaries by fans.

List

  • Deoxys Copy - though they are copies created by a Legendary, they are very weak and cannot fight alone. They are also anime only.
  • Phione - Phione is bred from the Mythical Manaphy and a Ditto but it has been disputed if it is legendary/mythical or not, official sources have differed on the matter.
  • Rotom - Rotom is often thought of as Legendary due to its multiple forms and appearing in a special event, as well as there only being one in-game. It is also labelled as a Legendary in the DP Pokedex Book, although the same book has several other errors (numbering in the double digits) both major and minor.
  • Arcanine - Arcanine is commonly misconstructed as a Legendary Pokemon, mainly because of an episode (named Pokemon Emergency!, and known to be the second episode of the show) which showed Arcanine as one of the four legendary Pokémon on the tablet at the Viridian City Pokémon Center. Despite not actually being a legendary Pokémon, this reflects its species description as the "Legendary" Pokémon, and creates a common misconception.

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