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Multiple Legendary Pokémon
No explicit criteria defines what makes a Pokémon a Legendary Pokémon. Instead, the only way to identify a Pokémon as belonging to this group is through statements from official media, such as the {{pkmn|games}} or {{pkmn|anime}}.
 
==Characteristics of Legendary PokémonOverview==
Aside from===In the high [[statistic]]s shared by most Legendary Pokémon, many can be obtained at most once per save file (excluding [[Event Pokémon|Pokémon events]]); in order to obtain multiple, a player would need to trade for one. Legendary Pokémon are usually encountered as interactable or [[roaming Pokémon]]. Starting in {{v2|Platinum}}, legendary Pokémon will reappear when the player defeats the {{pkmn|Champion}} if the Pokémon fainted earlier.core series===
Legendary Pokémon are usually encountered as interactable or [[roaming Pokémon]]. Starting in {{v2|Platinum}}, legendary Pokémon will reappear when the player defeats the {{pkmn|Champion}} if the Pokémon fainted earlier.
 
The [[gender]] of most Legendary Pokémon is unknown (though there are seven notable exceptions: {{p|Latios}}, {{p|Latias}}, {{p|Heatran}}, {{p|Cresselia}}, {{p|Tornadus}}, {{p|Thundurus}}, and {{p|Landorus}}). In the [[core series]] games, no Legendary Pokémon can [[Pokémon breeding|breed]] or hatch from an {{pkmn|Egg}}. With the exception of {{p|Type: Null}} and {{p|Cosmog}} and their respective evolutionary families, Legendary Pokémon cannot [[Evolution|evolve]], although many are able to [[List of Pokémon with form differences|change form]] and are part of a [[Legendary duo|duo]] or [[Legendary trio|trio]].
Much like [[starter Pokémon]] appear at the beginning of each [[regional Pokédex]] and their generation's portion of the [[National Pokédex]], Mythical Pokémon typically appear at the very end, and Legendary Pokémon immediately before them.
 
===={{tt|Statistical average|Considering alternate forms as separate Pokémon}}====
High [[statistic]]s are shared by most Legendary Pokémon.
 
{{BaseStatNoCat
|HP=97.10
|Total=626.59
}}
 
====Multiple Legendary Pokémon====
Many Legendary Pokémon can be obtained at most once per save file (excluding [[Event Pokémon|Pokémon events]]); in order to obtain multiple, a player would need to [[trade]] Pokémon between games. However, in some cases, there are multiple Legendary Pokémon of the same species either found or mentioned in-game, even though they are not available to the player.
 
* Some Trainers from [[battle facility|battle facilities]] sometimes use Legendary Pokémon that are also available to the player in the same games.
** In {{game|Emerald}}, the player is able to catch the [[Legendary titans]], which are also used by [[Pyramid King Brandon|Brandon]]. The [[Eon duo]] is also available (either of them requires the event-only [[Eon Ticket]]), while [[Salon Maiden Anabel|Anabel]] has {{p|Latios}} and [[Dome Ace Tucker|Tucker]] has {{p|Latias}}.
** In {{game2|Diamond|Pearl|Platinum}}, the player is able to catch {{p|Regigigas}}, {{p|Heatran}}, and {{p|Cresselia}}, while [[Tower Tycoon Palmer|Palmer]] also uses these Pokémon.
** In {{game|Platinum}}, the player is able to catch {{p|Zapdos}}, while [[Arcade Star Dahlia|Dahlia]] also uses a Zapdos.
** In {{game|HeartGold and SoulSilver|s}}, the player is able to catch {{p|Entei}}, which is also used by [[Castle Valet Darach|Darach]].
** In [[Pokémon X and Y]], the player is able to catch either {{p|Articuno}}, {{p|Zapdos}}, or {{p|Moltres}}, while [[Battle Chatelaine Dana|Dana]] has the complete trio of [[Legendary birds]].
** In [[Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire]], the player is able to catch the [[Legendary titans]], which are also used by [[Battle Chatelaine Dana|Dana]]. The [[Eon duo]] is also available (either of them requires the event-only [[Eon Ticket]]), while [[Battle Chatelaine Evelyn|Evelyn]] has {{p|Latios}} and [[Battle Chatelaine Morgan|Morgan]] has {{p|Latias}}.
* In some cases, the [[Pokédex]] mentions multiple Legendary Pokémon of the same species.
** The Pokédex says about {{p|Latias}}: "They make a small herd of only several members."
** The Pokédex says about {{p|Entei}}: "It is said that one is born every time a new volcano appears."
 
===In the spin-off games===
====Trading Card Game series====
{{main|Legendary Cards}}
In [[Pokémon Trading Card Game]] and [[Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!]], there are four [[Legendary Cards]], which are central to the plot: {{OBP|Articuno|GB 1}}, {{OBP|Zapdos|GB 1}}, {{OBP|Moltres|GB 1}}, and {{OBP|Dragonite|GB 1 Promo}}. The latter is a [[Pseudo-legendary Pokémon|pseudo-legendary]] Pokémon.
 
===In the anime===