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Pseudo-Legendary Pokémon are a group of powerful Pokémon with a base stat total of 600, who aren't actually classified as "Legendary" because they can...

They are also part of a 3-stage Evolutionary line and have 2-types by their third evolution. They also have an exact base stat-total of 600 and at level 10 -- they have the total experience of 1,250,000.

List of Pseudo-Legendaries

Dragonite Tyranitar Salamence Metagross
149Dragonite 248Tyranitar 373Salamence 376Metagross
Dragon/Flying Rock/Dark Dragon/Flying Steel/Psychic
Garchomp Hydreigon Goodra
445Garchomp 100px 100px
Dragon/Ground Dark/Dragon Dragon

Semi-Pseudo

Semi-pseudo is a term used to describe a Pokémon who is often mistaken for a pseudo-Legendary, but fail to meet the criteria to be a pseudo-legendary. The most notable example of this lies in the fact that all the semi-pseudos have a base stat total that does not equal 600, so they cannot be considered pseudo-legendary by definition. Pseudo-legendary Pokémon are usually uncommon/rare.

The 3-stage evolution semi-pseudo Pokémon
Slaking Flygon Aggron Haxorus Kingdra
289Slaking 330Flygon 306Aggron 100px 230Kingdra
Normal Ground/Dragon Steel/Rock Dragon Water/Dragon
The 2-stage evolution semi-pseudo Pokémon
Lucario Zoroark Volcarona Noivern
448Lucario 100px 100px 100px
Fighting/Steel Dark Bug/Fire Flying/Dragon

Trivia

  • Five of the seven pseudos are Dragon-type.
  • All of the pseudo-legendary Pokémon have an immunity. (Except for Goodra if he doesn't have the ability sap sipper; which elimilates grass type moves damage)
  • The Johto Region is the only region without a Dragon-type Pseudo.
  • Hoenn is the only region, as of yet, to contain 2 pseudo-Legendary Pokémon.
    • Coincidentally, they are usually found in hard-to-find places. For example: Bagon (Salamence's basic stage) can only be found at the back of Meteor Falls Cave with the use of Surf and Waterfall. Meaning that you'd need eight Gym Badges to even think about going there. And Metagross can only be obtained after the player defeats the Elite Four and Steven, the player must then go to Steven's house, the player then receives a Beldum.
  • Metagross is the only Steel/Psychic-type pseudo-Legendary.
  • Lucario and Zoroark are mistaken as pseudo-Legendaries because of the way in which they are to be obtained.
    • Lucario can only be obtained in Diamond and Pearl on Iron Island when Riley gives the player a Riolu Egg.
    • Zoroark was once only able to be caught as an event. Because of this, it is mistaken as a Legendary. Zoroark could be obtained when either the event Raikou, Entei or Suicune was taken to Lostlorn Forest outside Nimbasa City in the first Black & White. It was also possible to obtain Zoroark's pre-evolution, Zorua, but Zorua needed an event Celebi to be captured in Black & White. However in Black & White 2 the player is given a Zorua by the sage in Driftveil City provided they have room in their party for it to fit, it seems that it was once belonged to N. In Generation VI players in the Pokemon Village or on Route 20 may run into a wild Zoroark.
  • Tyranitar and Metagross are the only pseudos that cannot learn dragon-type moves by leveling up.
    • However, Metagross is the only pseudo that cannot learn a dragon-type move at all.
  • All pseudo-legendary (with the exception of salamence) have been used in a champion battle at one time or another: Lance had a Dragonite in gold/silver. Gary (Blue/Green) had a Tyranitar in the rematch in fire red/leaf green. Steven had a Metagross . Cynthia had a Garchomp . Iris had a Hydreigon and Diantha has a Goodra .
  • All pseudo-legendary, at level 100 has the total experience of 1,250,000.>

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