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The name currently in use is a fan designator; see below for more information.

Legendary artifacts are items which are bound to specific Legendary or Mythical Pokémon. These artifacts typically do one or more of the following: allow the player to encounter these Pokémon, change their form, or improve their battling capabilities.


List of Legendary artifacts



Colored orbs

Timespace orbs

Dragon Stones

Eon items



In the spin-off games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series



Vortex Stone.png

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, after recruiting Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres as well as clearing Pitfall Valley and Stormy Sea, Alakazam will recommend speaking to them in their Friend Area, Legendary Island. When visiting them there, they will create the Vortex Stone (Japanese: うずしおのいし Whirlpool Stone), which gives the player access to Silver Trench, where the player encounters Lugia.

This item does not show up in the team toolbox.

In Pokémon Ranger series

In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, the Rainbow Grail is capable of summoning Ho-Oh on the Rainbow Dais.

In Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, the Mystery Box is used to obtain the Mythical Pokémon Meltan. When opened, wild Meltan will frequently appear around the player on a 30-minute timer. After the timer runs out, the box will close, and cannot be opened for another seven days.

Image English name Japanese name Description Acquisition
GO Mystery Box.png Mystery Box ふしぎなはこ
Mystery Box
A mysterious old box. Opening it causes a certain Pokémon to appear for a limited time. Transfer Pokémon from Pokémon GO to Nintendo Switch for the first time

Items Evolutionary stonesFossilsFlutesShardsHeld items
Escape itemsEscape RopeExchangeable itemsValuable items
Battle itemsLegendary artifactsHoneyScentsNectars
Medicine Status condition healing itemsVitaminsWings
DrinksHerbal medicineAbility Capsule
Berries and Apricorns Poké BallsBerriesMulchApricorns
Aesthetic DecorationsAccessoriesBackdropsPropsDécor
ClothingFashion items
Others MailKey ItemsEvent itemsNormal Box and Gorgeous Box
Time FlutePass OrbsWonder Launcher itemsRotom Powers

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