Legendary Pokémon

What Are Legendary Pokémon?

Throughout the years, there has been much talk of Legendary Pokémon. Starting with just the 5 Legendary Pokémon in Generation 1, as of Generation VII there are 74 different Legendary Pokémon. Legendary Pokémon are typically rare and hard to get, usually being restricted to one or two of each species in each game they're available in. Each Legendary Pokémon has an aspect of lore behind it that you can discover in the game. Before Generation IV, there were no Legendary Pokémon that could breed, before adding Manaphy and Phione. Before Generation III they couldn't have gender, and before Generation VII there were no Legendary Pokémon that could evolve. They also started to get alternate forms in Generation III and Generation IV that allowed for even more variety and lore-building.

While many people group segments of Legendary Pokémon together, there are in fact three categories of Legendary Pokémon within the game. These help determine how and when a Legendary Pokémon is used and its appearance.

Sub-Legendary Pokémon | Legendary Pokémon | Mythical Pokémon

Sub-Legendary Pokémon

Sub-Legendary Pokémon are the group of Legendary Pokémon that typically get no restrictions. They're allowed in Battle Facilities such as the Battle Tree, Battle Frontier, Battle Spot, Online Competitions and the Video Game Championships. They have stats that range from 534 up to 670. Their category exists within the game code for the purpose of battle regulations and display in the Alola Pokédex, but has no official name.

Sub-Legendary Pokémon
Articuno
Pressure
Snow Cloak
Zapdos
Pressure
Static
Moltres
Pressure
Flame Body
Raikou
Pressure
Inner Focus
Entei
Pressure
Inner Focus
Suicune
Pressure
Inner Focus
Regirock
Clear Body
Sturdy
Regice
Clear Body
Ice Body
Registeel
Clear Body
Light Metal
Latias
Levitate
Latios
Levitate
Uxie
Levitate
Mesprit
Levitate
Azelf
Levitate
Heatran
Flash Fire
Flame Body
Regigigas
Slow Start
Cresselia
Levitate
Cobalion
Justified
Terrakion
Justified
Virizion
Justified
Tornadus
Prankster
Defiant
Thundurus
Prankster
Defiant
Landorus
Sand Force
Sheer Force
Type: Null
Battle Armor
Silvally
RKS System
Tapu Koko
Electric Surge
Telepathy
Tapu Lele
Psychic Surge
Telepathy
Tapu Bulu
Grassy Surge
Telepathy
Tapu Fini
Misty Surge
Telepathy
Nihilego
Beast Boost
Buzzwole
Beast Boost
Pheromosa
Beast Boost
Xurkitree
Beast Boost
Celesteela
Beast Boost
Kartana
Beast Boost
Guzzlord
Beast Boost
Poipole
Beast Boost
Naganadel
Beast Boost
Stakataka
Beast Boost
Blacephalon
Beast Boost

Legendary Pokémon

Legendary Pokémon are the main group of Legendary Pokémon. These Pokémon are typically the Pokémon that adorn the covers of the video games, as well as any counterparts. The first one to exist was Mewtwo but they soon became more entrenched into the lore of the games. These Pokémon are banned from Battle Tree, Battle Frontier and similar facilities, as well as the Rating Battles in Battle Spot. Several instances of the Video Game Championships and Online Competitions have allowed for the use of these Pokémon, typically with restrictions as to how many you can use. They have stats that range from 600 up to 720, and some even have Form Changes, Mega Evolutions or Primal Reversions.

Legendary Pokémon
Mewtwo
Pressure
Unnerve
Lugia
Pressure
Multiscale
Ho-Oh
Pressure
Regenerator
Kyogre
Drizzle
Groudon
Drought
Rayquaza
Air Lock
Dialga
Pressure
Telepathy
Palkia
Pressure
Telepathy
Giratina
Pressure
Telepathy
Reshiram
Turboblaze
Zekrom
Teravolt
Kyurem
Pressure
Xerneas
Fairy Aura
Yveltal
Dark Aura
Zygarde
Aura Break
Power Construct
Cosmog
Unaware
Cosmoem
Sturdy
Solgaleo
Full Metal Body
Lunala
Shadow Shield
Necrozma
Prism Armor

Mythical Pokémon

Mythical Pokémon were originally known in common conversation as "Event Only Pokémon" for a reason. These Pokémon are so rare that they are typically only available through going to an event distribution and either receiving the Pokémon itself, or an item to go get the Pokémon within the wild. Due to the fact that these are typically only from events and have limited distributions, these Pokémon are banned from Battle Tree, Battle Frontier and similar facilities, as well as the Rating Battles in Battle Spot & the Video Game Championships . Several instances of Online Competitions have allowed for the use of these Pokémon. They have typically have base stats that sit around 600, and some even have Form Changes or Mega Evolutions causing stat increases.

Mythical Pokémon
Mew
Synchronize
Celebi
Natural Cure
Jirachi
Serene Grace
Deoxys
Pressure
Phione
Hydration
Manaphy
Hydration
Darkrai
Bad Dreams
Shaymin
Natural Cure
Arceus
Multitype
Victini
Victory Star
Keldeo
Justified
Meloetta
Serene Grace
Genesect
Download
Diancie
Clear Body
Hoopa
Magician
Volcanion
Water Absorb
Magearna
Soul-Heart
Marshadow
Technician
Zeraora
Volt Absorb
 
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