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[[File:2016 Mythical Pokémon Distributions artwork.png|thumb|300px350px|Artwork depicting a variety of Mythical Pokémon.]]
'''Mythical Pokémon''' (Japanese: '''幻のポケモン''' ''Illusory Pokémon'') are a group of {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} seen so rarely in the [[Pokémon world]] that some question their very existence. This category mostly consists of [[event Pokémon]], with the exception of Deoxys. Mythical Pokémon were considered to be [[Legendary Pokémon]] prior to Generation V in non-Japanese media, but are now considered a separate, related group of Pokémon.
==List of Mythical Pokémon==
===Generation I===
[[File:151Mew RG.png|thumb|230px250px|right|Artwork of Mew from {{pkmn|Red and Green}}.]]
'''Mew''' (Japanese: '''ミュウ''' ''Mew'') is a Psychic-type Pokémon known as the New Species Pokémon. It is believed to contain the genetic codes of all Pokémon in its DNA. Initially thought to be extinct, a [[Pokémon Mansion|scientific team]] has reported sightings of it in [[Guyana]]. [[Mewtwo]] was created after a series of experiments based on Mew, and is thus considered to be part of a [[legendary duo]] with it.
[[File:386Deoxys.png|thumb|190px200px|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.
[[File:491Darkrai.png|thumb|175px160px|left|Artwork of {{p|Darkrai}} from {{pkmn|Diamond and Pearl}}.]]
'''Darkrai''' ([[List of Japanese Pokémon names|Japanese]]: '''ダークライ''' ''Darkrai'') is a {{type|Dark}} Pokémon known as the Pitch-Black Pokémon. It chases people and Pokémon away from its territory by causing them to experience deep, nightmarish slumbers. However, it is merely protecting itself, and means no harm. It is particularly active on moonless nights.
Darkrai is heavily connected with the status condition of [[Sleep (status condition)|sleep]], as reflected by its [[signature ability]], [[Bad Dreams (ability)|Bad Dreams]], and its [[signature move]] [[Dark Void (move)|Dark Void]]. It is also capable of learning the move [[Nightmare (move)|Nightmare]] to inflict additional damage to sleeping opponents.
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 has appeared with an antagonistic role in [[Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness]] and [[Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky]], specifically as an enemy of the Legendary Pokémon {{p|Cresselia}}. In [[Pokémon Diamond and Pearl]], and [[Pokémon Platinum]], the player must also cure [[Sailor (Trainer class)|Sailor]] [[Eldritch|Eldritch's]] son of a nightmare using a [[Lunar Wing]] from Cresselia. The two Pokémon's relationship is further cemented in the anime episode ''[[DP104|Sleepless in Pre-Battle!]]'', in which Cresselia is revealed to actively drive Darkrai away from [[Canalave City]]. Collectively, the two Pokémon are known by a fan designator, the {{DL|Legendary duo#Lunar 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]].