Difference between revisions of "Mythical Pokémon"

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Mew established the convention of Mythical Pokémon with its release in {{pkmn|Red and Green}}. Its base stat total of 600 and stat distribution of 100 to each stat also created a trend followed by several Mythical Pokémon released later in the series. Pokémon following this trend include {{p|Celebi}}, {{p|Jirachi}}, {{p|Manaphy}}, {{DL|Form differences|Land Forme}} {{p|Shaymin}}, and {{p|Victini}}.
 
Designed by [[Shigeki Morimoto]], it was initially unavailable and unknown to players, before being revealed by [[Satoshi Tajiri]] in the spring of 1996 in an issue of [[CoroCoro Comic]]. Initially, a lottery was held to distribute the Pokémon experimentally to a limited number of players, and a [[Mew (Wizards Promo 47)|promotional card]] was included in the January issue of CoroCoro Comic. Supposed [[Easter_egg#Truck|methods]] of obtaining Mew, passed on through word-of-mouth, contributed to the success of the Pokémon series. Its success was mirrored in the west with the eventual release of {{pkmn|Red and Blue}}, making Mew a prominent character of the first generation, co-starring in the first animated movie, [[M01|''Mewtwo Strikes Back'']].
 
==Generation II==
[[File:251Celebi GS.png|thumb|150px160px|left|Artwork of {{p|Celebi}} from {{pkmn|Gold and Silver}}.]]
==={{p|Celebi}}===
'''Celebi''' (Japanese: '''セレビィ''' ''Celebi'') is a Psychic and Grass-type Pokémon known as the Time Travel Pokémon. It is referred to as the guardian of forests, protecting and nourishing them as it travels through time. It shares a special connection with [[Ilex Forest]] and the [[GS Ball]], which is referred to as a gift that transcends time.
 
Celebi shares a special connection with the [[Ilex Forest]] in [[Johto]] and the [[Agate Village|Agate Village's]] [[Relic Forest]] in [[Orre]], having the [[Ilex Forest Shrine]] and the [[Relic Stone]] as monuments to honor it in those areas.
Introduced in {{pkmn|Gold and Silver}}, Celebi was the second Mythical Pokémon to be released. Created by [[Ken Sugimori]], it was dubbed the "New Mew" soon after being revealed because of its similar size and stats with Mew, as well as the status of being the last in the [[National Pokédex]] as of its generation and being unobtainable through normal gameplay. It first became available in Nintendo Space World 2000 in Japan, with numerous other events coming in the following years worldwide. Celebi was the first Mythical Pokémon to obtain an in-game event in {{pkmn|Crystal}}, through the GS Ball key item, which was distributed over [[Pokémon Mobile System GB]]. It starred in the fourth Pokémon movie, [[M04|Celebi: Voice of the Forest]] and much like Mew before it attained a cultural phenomenon status within the Pokémon communities.
 
Introduced in {{pkmn|Gold and Silver}}, Celebi was the second Mythical Pokémon to be released. Created by [[Ken Sugimori]], it was dubbed the "New Mew" soon after being revealed because of its similar size and stats with Mew, as well as the status of being the last in the [[National Pokédex]] as of its generation and being unobtainable through normal gameplay. It first became available in Nintendo Space World 2000 in Japan, with numerous other events coming in the following years worldwide. Celebi was the first Mythical Pokémon to obtain an in-game event in {{pkmn|Crystal}}, through the GS Ball key item, which was distributed over [[Pokémon Mobile System GB]]. It starred in the fourth Pokémon movie, [[M04|Celebi: Voice of the Forest]] and much like Mew before it attained a cultural phenomenon status within the Pokémon communities.
 
Celebi was the first Mythical Pokémon to obtain an in-game event in {{pkmn|Crystal}}, through the [[GS Ball]] [[key item]], which was distributed over [[Pokémon Mobile System GB]].
 
It starred in the fourth Pokémon movie, [[M04|''Celebi: Voice of the Forest'']], and appeared again with a central role in [[M13|''Zoroark: Master of Illusions'']].
 
==Generation III==
[[File:385Jirachi.png|thumb|200px175px|right|Artwork of {{p|Jirachi}} from {{pkmn|Ruby and Sapphire}}.]]
==={{p|Jirachi}}===
'''Jirachi''' (Japanese: '''ジラーチ''' ''Jirachi'') is a Steel and Psychic-type Pokémon known as the Wish Pokémon. It is said to able to grant any wishes written on the tags on its head once awake. It only wakes up for seven days once every thousand years. If in danger, it will fight without waking up.
 
Jirachi was introduced in {{pkmn|Ruby and Sapphire}} and succeeded Mew and Celebi as a [[Psychic-type]], base 600 Mythical Pokémon. It was revealed in 2003 in the context of the sixth movie, [[M06|''Jirachi: Wish Maker'']], in which it starred. It first became available in Japan to players who pre-ordered tickets to the movie, with other limited distribution events following throughout the year. Its distribution in the west was altered, as it was included in the [[Pokémon Colosseum Bonus Disc]] in USA and in [[Pokémon Channel]] in Europe and Australia. Unlike its predecessors, Jirachi does not have an extensive story or event in the core games, with its lore limited to a few indirect [[Mossdeep City|references]].
 
Jirachi is heavily connected to the real-world Japanese festival of {{wp|Tanabata}}, with several [[List of Tanabata event Pokémon|distributions]] occurring in celebration of the event.
 
==={{p|Deoxys}}===
[[File:386Deoxys.png|thumb|175px190px|left|Artwork of {{p|Deoxys}} in its Normal Forme from {{pkmn|Ruby and Sapphire}}.]]
'''Deoxys''' (Japanese: '''デオキシス''' ''Deoxys'') is a Psychic-type Pokémon known as the DNA Pokémon. It mutated from a space virus when exposed to a laser beam. It is able to change its form, altering its appearance and traits. The crystal on its chests acts as its brain, as well as a defense mechanism.
 
Although it retained a base stat total of 600, Deoxys was the first Mythical Pokémon to have a base stat distribution other than 100 in every stat. Additionally, Deoxys introduced the concept of [[form differences|Formes]] which altered the distribution of stats.
 
In spite of being included in the preceding games, {{pkmn|Ruby and Sapphire}}, Deoxys was first made available in {{pkmn|FireRed and LeafGreen}}. Officially revealed in late 2003 as a leading character in ''[[M07|''Destiny Deoxys]]'']], players were first able to capture Deoxys by use of the [[Aurora Ticket]], which provided access to Birth Island, where it appears in-game.
 
While Deoxys originally had little impact on the story of [[Generation III]], {{pkmn|Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire}} introduced the [[Delta Episode]], a mission following the {{player}}'s first completion of the [[Hoenn League]] in which the player must stop a meteor from hitting the planet by destroying it with a befriended [[Rayquaza]], revealing a Deoxys within. This marked the first and so far only time a Mythical Pokémon was available in-game without the need to attend an event or use a download code.
Phione's status as a Mythical Pokémon is disputed, with even official sources contradicting one another. Further information can be found [[Phione#Mythical status|here]].
 
Manaphy was first made available to those who pre-ordered tickets for [[M09|''Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea'']] in Japan. Any who pre-ordered tickets received a voucher which could be redeemed from June 17 to August 31, 2006 to access [[Pokémon Ranger|Pokémon Ranger's]] [[Ranger Net]] mission, "Recover the Precious Egg!". Once completed, a Manaphy egg could be transferred to {{pkmn|Diamond and Pearl}} and hatched. This mission was later made available to other areas of the world, and Manaphy has since been released through distribution as most other Mythical Pokémon.
 
===[[Darkrai]]===
Darkrai has appeared in [[Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness]], [[Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky]], and in ''[[DP104|Sleepless in Pre-Battle!]]'' as an enemy of the Legendary Pokémon {{p|Cresselia}}, and they are considered by fans to be the {{DL|Legendary duo|lunar duo}}.
 
Darkrai was officially revealed February 2007, and was first made available to those who owned Pokémon Diamond and Pearl and watched [[M10|''Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai'']] in Japan from release to September 9, 2007. Other distributions were made available afterwards. Notably, in {{pkmn|Platinum}}, an event gave the [[Member Card]] to players over [[Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection]], activating an in-game event which allowed for capture of Darkrai on [[Newmoon Island]].
 
===[[Shaymin]]===
When exposed to the blooming [[Gracidea|Gracidea flower]] during the daytime, Shaymin becomes Sky Forme Shaymin. Sky Forme has altered stats from its original Land Forme and takes on the [[Flying (type)|Flying]] type as a secondary type. Shaymin will revert into its Land Forme at night, while {{status|frozen}}, or when deposited into the [[PC]].
 
Shaymin was officially revealed in February 2008 as a star of [[M11|''Giratina and the Sky Warrior'']], and in early June 2008, its Sky Forme was revealed. Shaymin was first made available to owners of Pokémon {{pkmn|Diamond and Pearl}} during the theatrical showing of the movie in Japan from July 19 to September 30, 2008. Other distributions were later made available, but a notable distribution occurred for North American and PAL players from September 28 to November 8, 2009 through distribution of the [[List of key items in Generation IV|key item]] [[Oak's Letter]]. This item allowed players to access [[Seabreak Path]] and capture a Shaymin in [[Flower Paradise]].
 
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