Pseudo-legendary Pokémon

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Artwork of the pre-Generation VIII pseudo-legendary Pokémon and their pre-evolutions

Pseudo-legendary Pokémon (Japanese: 600 600 club) is a fan term commonly used to refer to any Pokémon that has a three-stage evolution line, 1,250,000 experience at level 100, and a base stat total of exactly 600 (before Mega Evolving). Pseudo-legendary Pokémon are often more powerful than many other non-Legendary Pokémon due to their high base stats.

Some fans omit the need to have 1,250,000 experience at level 100 from their definition, although this has no effect on the Pokémon that are in the group.

List of pseudo-legendary Pokémon

There are nine Pokémon considered to be pseudo-legendary Pokémon. The following shows the pseudo-legendary Pokémon by the generation of their introduction, as well as their types, and the Pokémon they evolve from.

 
Dragonite
Dragon Flying
  Dragonair
Dragon
  Dratini
Dragon
 
Tyranitar
Rock Dark
  Pupitar
Rock Ground
  Larvitar
Rock Ground
 
Salamence
Dragon Flying
  Shelgon
Dragon
  Bagon
Dragon
 
Metagross
Steel Psychic
  Metang
Steel Psychic
  Beldum
Steel Psychic
 
Garchomp
Dragon Ground
  Gabite
Dragon Ground
  Gible
Dragon Ground
 
Hydreigon
Dark Dragon
  Zweilous
Dark Dragon
  Deino
Dark Dragon
 
Goodra
 
Goodra
Dragon Steel Dragon
  Sliggoo   Sliggoo
Dragon Steel Dragon
  Goomy
Dragon
 
Kommo-o
Dragon Fighting
  Hakamo-o
Dragon Fighting
  Jangmo-o
Dragon
 
Dragapult
Dragon Ghost
  Drakloak
Dragon Ghost
  Dreepy
Dragon Ghost


In the games

Statistical averages

Stat
HP: 89.9
Attack: 120.3
Defense: 97
Sp.Atk: 102.5
Sp.Def: 102.5
Speed: 87.8
Total: 0


Base stat comparison

Pokémon  
Dragonite
 
Tyranitar
 
Salamence
 
Metagross
 
Garchomp
 
Hydreigon
 
Goodra
 
Goodra
 
Kommo-o
 
Dragapult
HP
91
100
95
80
108
92
90
80
75
88
Attack
134
134
135
135
130
105
100
100
110
120
Defense
95
110
80
130
95
90
70
100
125
75
Sp. Attack
100
95
110
95
80
125
110
110
100
100
Sp. Defense
100
100
80
90
85
90
150
150
105
75
Speed
80
61
100
70
102
98
80
60
85
142
Total 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600


Base stat comparison when Mega Evolved

Pokémon  
Tyranitar
 
Salamence
 
Metagross
 
Garchomp
HP
100
95
80
108
Attack
164
145
145
170
Defense
150
130
150
115
Sp. Attack
95
120
105
120
Sp. Defense
120
90
110
95
Speed
71
120
110
92
Total 700 700 700 700


Individual characteristics

Dragonite

Being the first pseudo-legendary Pokémon, Dragonite has straightforward and well-rounded stats. It has a traditionally high Attack and above average stats otherwise.

Tyranitar

With a focus on power and durability, Tyranitar sacrifices Speed in exchange for tremendous bulk and Attack power. It has the Sand Stream Ability to always conjure up a sandstorm, which takes advantage of its Rock type to further increase its high Special Defense.

  • Mega Tyranitar has the highest base Defense of all pseudo-legendary Pokémon, with 150.
  • When a sandstorm is raging, Mega Tyranitar's Special Defense becomes the highest of all pseudo-legendary Pokémon.
  • Tyranitar is the only pseudo-legendary Pokémon that is not the main Pokémon of a major boss at the end of the game it was introduced in. However, Tyranitar was used by Blue in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen Versions, but only in his rematch.

Salamence

Although it is the same type as Dragonite, Salamence differentiates itself by being entirely focused on offensive prowess. Its stats are high in Attack, Special Attack, and Speed, while comparatively low in both Defense stats.

  • Salamence is the shortest pseudo-legendary Pokémon, at 4'11" (1.5 m).

Metagross

Metagross has a large number of characteristics that differ from the other pseudo-legendary Pokémon. This is possibly due to how it does not appear to be based on an animal; rather, it is a robotic life form. Additionally, it is the only pseudo-legendary Pokémon that cannot learn any Dragon-type moves.

Stats-wise, like Tyranitar, Metagross focuses on power and durability, utilizing the most defensive type, Steel, to complement its very high Attack and Defense, and relatively low Speed.

  • Metagross has several unique attributes amongst pseudo-legendary Pokémon:
    • Metagross is the only gender unknown pseudo-legendary Pokémon.
    • Metagross is the only pseudo-legendary Pokémon whose first stage of evolution, Beldum, cannot be caught in the wild in its debut generation (one is received from Steven Stone instead).
    • Metagross is the only pseudo-legendary Pokémon whose English name is the same as its Japanese name.
    • Metagross is the only pseudo-legendary Pokémon whose evolutionary family has a catch rate of 3, whereas all of the other pseudo-legendary families have a catch rate of 45.
  • Metagross is the heaviest pseudo-legendary Pokémon, at 1212.5 lbs. (550.0 kg).
  • Metagross has the highest base Defense of any non-Mega pseudo-legendary Pokémon, at 130.

Garchomp

Focusing on versatility, Garchomp has high Speed, HP, and Attack with a versatile selection of moves to use. It complements these attributes with its Ground typing, which is among the best offensive types in the core series.

  • Mega Garchomp has the highest base Attack of all pseudo-legendary Pokémon, with 170.
  • Garchomp is the only pseudo-legendary Pokémon to have gender differences.
  • Garchomp has the fewest resistances.
  • Garchomp has the highest base HP of all pseudo-legendary Pokémon, with 108.
  • Garchomp has the lowest base Special Attack (when not Mega Evolved) of all pseudo-legendary Pokémon, with 80.

Hydreigon

Hydreigon's well rounded stats mirror Dragonite, with it having a high Special Attack stat as well, and above average stats in other categories. It is the only pseudo-legendary Pokémon that does not have a base stat under 90.

  • Hydreigon has the highest base Special Attack of all pseudo-legendary Pokémon, with 125.
  • Hydreigon and its evolutionary relatives are the only pseudo-legendary family that do not have a Hidden Ability in any of their forms.

Goodra

Unlike the other pseudo-legendary Pokémon, Goodra focuses mainly on Special Defense, and its Attack and Special Attack are very similar.

  • Kalosian Goodra is the only pseudo-legendary Pokémon with a single type.
  • Tied with its regional form, it has both the highest base Special Defense of all pseudo-legendary Pokémon, with 150; and the lowest base Attack of all pseudo-legendary Pokémon, with 100.
  • Goodra has the lowest base Defense of all pseudo-legendary Pokémon, with 70.
  • Goodra and its Hisuian form are the only pseudo-legendary Pokémon:
Hisuian Goodra

Goodra received a Hisuian form in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, making it the only pseudo-legendary Pokémon to have a regional form. It focuses on mixed defensive stats, at the cost of Speed.

  • Tied with its original variant, it has both the highest base Special Defense of all pseudo-legendary Pokémon, with 150; and the lowest base Attack of all pseudo-legendary Pokémon, with 100.
  • Hisuian Goodra has the lowest base Speed of all pseudo-legendary Pokémon, at 60.

Kommo-o

Kommo-o has mostly well-rounded stats and is slightly more defensive than offensive.

  • Kommo-o has the lowest base HP of all pseudo-legendary Pokémon, with 75.
  • Kommo-o is the only pseudo-legendary Pokémon with an exclusive Z-Move, Clangorous Soulblaze. Consequently, it is also the only pseudo-legendary Pokémon with an exclusive Z-Crystal, Kommonium Z.

Dragapult

Dragapult focuses distinctly on the ability to move quickly, and is more offensive than defensive. It boasts extremely high Speed as well as high Attack and Special Attack, at the expense of its defensive stats, having lower Defense and Special Defense than other pseudo-legendary Pokémon.

  • Dragapult is the tallest pseudo-legendary Pokémon, at 9'10" (3.0 m).
  • Dragapult is the lightest pseudo-legendary Pokémon, at 110.2 lbs. (50.0 kg).
  • Dragapult has the lowest base Special Defense of all pseudo-legendary Pokémon, with 75.
  • Dragapult has the highest base Speed of all pseudo-legendary Pokémon, with 142.

Other

  • Tyranitar and Kommo-o are the only pseudo-legendary Pokémon that have a unique type combination.
  • Kalosian Goodra and Kommo-o are the only pseudo-legendary Pokémon that do not have a type immunity by default. However, Kalosian Goodra has access to Sap Sipper, which provides an immunity to the Grass type, leaving Kommo-o as the only pseudo-legendary Pokémon that cannot have a type immunity at all.
  • Salamence and Metagross have the highest base Attack of all non-Mega-Evolved pseudo-legendary Pokémon, with 135.
  • Garchomp, Kommo-o, Dragapult, and their evolutionary relatives are the only pseudo-legendary Pokémon lines that do not have a base friendship of 35.
  • Metagross, Kalosian and Hisuian Goodra, and Dragapult are the only pseudo-legendary Pokémon that do not have a double weakness.

Users

These Pokémon are often used in-game by the members of the Elite Four and Champions.

As Shadow Pokémon

In story mode of Pokémon Colosseum, Shadow Metagross is used by Nascour and Shadow Tyranitar is used by Evice; it is notable that the two Cipher leaders have positions comparable to those of the final Elite Four member and Champion, respectively. Pokémon XD complemented the list of pseudo-legendary Pokémon as of Generation III by featuring Shadow Salamence (used by Eldes) and Shadow Dragonite (used by Miror B.). Another commonality is that all four pseudo-legendary Pokémon have Shadow Rush as one of their Shadow moves.

In the anime

Main series

Pseudo-legendary Pokémon have appeared multiple times in the anime.

Pokémon Origins

Pokémon Generations

Pseudo-legendary Pokémon have appeared multiple times in Pokémon Generations.

Gallery

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 Animated Trailer

Gallery

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer

Gallery

Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Multiple pseudo-legendary Pokémon have appeared in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer.

Gallery

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

Pseudo-legendary Pokémon have appeared multiple times in Pokémon: Twilight Wings.

  • Goodra has appeared in Sky under the ownership of Raihan.
  • Dragapult has appeared in Sky under the ownership of Leon.

Pokémon Evolutions

Some Pseudo-legendary Pokémon have appeared in Pokémon Evolutions.

  • Dragonite has appeared in The Rival under the ownership of Palmer.
  • Tyranitar briefly appeared in The Show overlooking Ecruteak City.
  • Salamence has appeared in The Wish under the ownership of Zinnia. It was capable of Mega Evolving into Mega Salamence.

GOTCHA!

Multiple pseudo-legendary Pokémon have appeared in the GOTCHA!.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Trivia


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