Pokémon LEGEND (TCG)

An example of a complete Pokémon LEGEND

Pokémon LEGEND are a variant of legendary Pokémon found in the Pokémon Trading Card Game. They first appeared in the HeartGold & SoulSilver expansion as one of two replacement variants for Pokémon LV.X. Pokémon LEGEND are one or two Pokémon consisting of two different cards: the first is the top half of the card and the second is the bottom half of the card. Pokémon LEGEND always have LEGEND at the end of their names and, as a result, differ from their regular variants. However, both halves of the card have the same name, so only two copies of a complete Pokémon LEGEND card can be used in a deck. During gameplay, Pokémon LEGEND cannot be played during setup and are exempt from anything that affects Basic Pokémon or Evolution cards, though anything that affects Unevolved Pokémon will affect Pokémon LEGEND. Both halves of the card must be played to the Bench at the same time, and count as one card while in play. Outside of play, each half is treated as a separate card.

In terms of the design of a complete card, the illustration takes up three-quarters of the entire space, with the card text positioned around it on the bottom half of the second card, broken into pieces as if the text was being pushed aside by the illustration. The entire card is also holographic. All Pokémon LEGEND are either fully illustrated or cooperatively illustrated by special effects wizard Shinji Higuchi, and are the only cards to display the illustrator name in both English and Japanese.

Pokémon that have appeared as Pokémon LEGEND

Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Ho-Oh     HeartGold & SoulSilver   111/123 HeartGold Collection   015/070
HeartGold & SoulSilver   112/123 HeartGold Collection   016/070
Lugia     HeartGold & SoulSilver   113/123 SoulSilver Collection   029/070
HeartGold & SoulSilver   114/123 SoulSilver Collection   030/070
Entei & Raikou
   Unleashed   90/95 Reviving Legends   063/080
Unleashed   91/95 Reviving Legends   064/080
Raikou & Suicune
   Unleashed   92/95 Reviving Legends   067/080
Unleashed   93/95 Reviving Legends   068/080
Suicune & Entei
   Unleashed   94/95 Reviving Legends   065/080
Unleashed   95/95 Reviving Legends   066/080
Kyogre & Groudon
   Undaunted   87/90 Clash at the Summit   070/080
Undaunted   88/90 Clash at the Summit   071/080
Rayquaza & Deoxys
   Undaunted   89/90 Clash at the Summit   074/080
Undaunted   90/90 Clash at the Summit   075/080
Darkrai & Cresselia
   Triumphant   99/102 Lost Link   035/040
Triumphant   100/102 Lost Link   036/040
Palkia & Dialga
   Triumphant   101/102 Clash at the Summit   072/080
Triumphant   102/102 Clash at the Summit   073/080

In other languages

Language Title
  French Pokémon LÉGENDE
  German Pokémon-LEGENDEN
  Italian Pokémon LEGGENDA
  Brazilian Portuguese Pokémon LENDA
  Spanish Pokémon LEYENDA

  This article is part of Project TCG, a Bulbapedia project that aims to report on every aspect of the Pokémon Trading Card Game.