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'''Legendary Pokémon''' (Japanese: '''{{tt|伝説|でんせつ}}のポケモン''' ''Legendary Pokémon'') are a group of incredibly rare and often very powerful {{OBP|Pokémon|species}}, generally featured prominently in the legends and myths of the Pokémon world.
 
[[Special Pokémon]] is a subcategory of the Legendary Pokémon that are restricted or banned from certain official tournaments, battle facilities, and link battle formats. Most Special Pokémon are Legendary [[game mascot]]s.
 
[[Mythical Pokémon]] are a related but separate group of Pokémon, which are usually {{pkmn2|event}}-exclusive. Apart from Japanese or Korean media, Mythical Pokémon were considered to be Legendary Pokémon prior to [[Generation V]].
 
[[Ultra Beast]] is another related but separate group of Pokémon according to some sources.
 
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}}.
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}}comparision====
High [[statistic]]s are shared by most Legendary Pokémon.
{| class="roundtable sortable" style="margin:auto; text-align:center; background: #{{Pokémon color}}; border: 2px solid #{{Pokémon color dark}}"
{{BaseStatNoCat|-
|HP! style=97"background:#{{Pokémon color light}}" | Gen.10
|Attack! style=112.73"background:#{{Pokémon color light}}" | #
|Defense! style=100.85"background:#{{Pokémon color light}}" colspan=2 | Pokémon
|SpAtk! style=115.76"background:#{{Pokémon color light}}" colspan=2 | Type(s)
|SpDef! style=105.46"background:#{{HP color}}; border: 1px solid #{{HP color dark}}" | HP
|Speed! style=94.69"background:#{{Attack color}}; border: 1px solid #{{Attack color dark}}" | At
|Total! style=626.59"background:#{{Defense color}}; border: 1px solid #{{Defense color dark}}" | Df
! style="background:#{{Special Attack color}}; border: 1px solid #{{Special Attack color dark}}" | SA
! style="background:#{{Special Defense color}}; border: 1px solid #{{{Special Defense color dark}}" | SD
! style="background:#{{Speed color}}; border: 1px solid #{{Speed color dark}}" | Sp
! style="background:#{{Pokémon color light}}; border: 1px solid #{{Pokémon color dark}}" | Total
|-
| style="background:#{{kanto color}}; border: 1px solid #{{kanto color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation I|I}}'''
| 144 || {{MSP|144|Articuno}} || {{p|Articuno}} |{{typetable|Ice}} {{typetable|Flying}}
| 90 || 85 || 100 || 95 || ''125'' || 85 || 580
|-
| style="background:#{{kanto color}}; border: 1px solid #{{kanto color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation I|I}}'''
| 145 || {{MSP|145|Zapdos}} || {{p|Zapdos}} |{{typetable|Electric}} {{typetable|Flying}}
| 90 || 90 || 85 || ''125'' || 90 || 100 || 580
|-
| style="background:#{{kanto color}}; border: 1px solid #{{kanto color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation I|I}}'''
| 146 || {{MSP|146|Moltres}} || {{p|Moltres}} |{{typetable|Fire}} {{typetable|Flying}}
| 90 || 100 || 90 || ''125'' || 85 || 90 || 580
|-
| style="background:#{{kanto color}}; border: 1px solid #{{kanto color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation I|I}}'''
| 150 || {{MSP|150|Mewtwo}} || {{p|Mewtwo}} |{{typetable2|Psychic}}
| 106 || 110 || 90 || ''154'' || 90 || 130 || 680
|-
| style="background:#{{kalos color}}; border: 1px solid #{{kalos color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation VI|VI}}'''
| 150 || {{MSP|150MX|Mewtwo}} || {{p|Mewtwo}} <small>(Mega Mewtwo X)</small> |{{typetable|Psychic}} {{typetable|Fighting}}
| 106 || 190 || 100 || 154 || 100 || 130 || 780
|-
| style="background:#{{kalos color}}; border: 1px solid #{{kalos color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation VI|VI}}'''
| 150 || {{MSP|150MY|Mewtwo}} || {{p|Mewtwo}} <small>(Mega Mewtwo Y)</small> |{{typetable2|Psychic}}
| 106 || 150 || 70 || 194 || 120 || 140 || 780
|-
| style="background:#{{johto color}}; border: 1px solid #{{johto color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation II|II}}'''
| 243 || {{MSP|243|Raikou}} || {{p|Raikou}} |{{typetable2|Electric}}
| 90 || 85 || 75 || 115 || 100 || 115 || 580
|-
| style="background:#{{johto color}}; border: 1px solid #{{johto color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation II|II}}'''
| 244 || {{MSP|244|Entei}} || {{p|Entei}} |{{typetable2|Fire}}
| 115 || 115 || 85 || 90 || 75 || 100 || 580
|-
| style="background:#{{johto color}}; border: 1px solid #{{johto color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation II|II}}'''
| 245 || {{MSP|245|Suicune}} || {{p|Suicune}} |{{typetable2|Water}}
| 100 || 75 || 115 || 90 || 115 || 85 || 580
|-
| style="background:#{{johto color}}; border: 1px solid #{{johto color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation II|II}}'''
| 249 || {{MSP|249|Lugia}} || {{p|Lugia}} |{{typetable|Psychic}} {{typetable|Flying}}
| 106 || 90 || 130 || 90 || 154 || 110 || 680
|-
| style="background:#{{johto color}}; border: 1px solid #{{johto color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation II|II}}'''
| 250 || {{MSP|250|Ho-Oh}} || {{p|Ho-Oh}} |{{typetable|Fire}} {{typetable|Flying}}
| 106 || 130 || 90 || 110 || 154 || 90 || 680
|-
| style="background:#{{hoenn color}}; border: 1px solid #{{hoenn color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation III|III}}'''
| 377 || {{MSP|377|Regirock}} || {{p|Regirock}} |{{typetable2|Rock}}
| 80 || 100 || 200 || 50 || 100 || 50 || 580
|-
| style="background:#{{hoenn color}}; border: 1px solid #{{hoenn color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation III|III}}'''
| 378 || {{MSP|378|Regice}} || {{p|Regice}} |{{typetable2|Ice}}
| 80 || 50 || 100 || 100 || 200 || 50 || 580
|-
| style="background:#{{hoenn color}}; border: 1px solid #{{hoenn color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation III|III}}'''
| 379 || {{MSP|379|Registeel}} || {{p|Registeel}} |{{typetable2|Steel}}
| 80 || 75 || 150 || 75 || 150 || 50 || 580
|-
| style="background:#{{hoenn color}}; border: 1px solid #{{hoenn color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation III|III}}'''
| 380 || {{MSP|380|Latias}} || {{p|Latias}} |{{typetable|Dragon}} {{typetable|Psychic}}
| 80 || 80 || 90 || 110 || 130 || 110 || 600
|-
| style="background:#{{kalos color}}; border: 1px solid #{{kalos color dark}}" data-sort-value="VI" | '''{{color2|000|Generation VI|VI}}'''<br><small>{{color2|222|Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire|ORAS}}</small>
| 380 || {{MSP|380M|Latias}} || {{p|Latias}} <small>(Mega Latias)</small> |{{typetable|Dragon}} {{typetable|Psychic}}
| 80 || 100 || 120 || 140 || 150 || 110 || 700
|-
| style="background:#{{hoenn color}}; border: 1px solid #{{hoenn color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation III|III}}'''
| 381 || {{MSP|381|Latios}} || {{p|Latios}} |{{typetable|Dragon}} {{typetable|Psychic}}
| 80 || 90 || 80 || 130 || 110 || 110 || 600
|-
| style="background:#{{kalos color}}; border: 1px solid #{{kalos color dark}}" data-sort-value="VI" | '''{{color2|000|Generation VI|VI}}'''<br><small>{{color2|222|Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire|ORAS}}</small>
| 381 || {{MSP|381M|Latios}} || {{p|Latios}} <small>(Mega Latios)</small> |{{typetable|Dragon}} {{typetable|Psychic}}
| 80 || 130 || 100 || 160 || 120 || 110 || 700
|-
| style="background:#{{hoenn color}}; border: 1px solid #{{hoenn color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation III|III}}'''
| 382 || {{MSP|382|Kyogre}} || {{p|Kyogre}} |{{typetable2|Water}}
| 100 || 100 || 90 || 150 || 140 || 90 || 670
|-
| style="background:#{{kalos color}}; border: 1px solid #{{kalos color dark}}" data-sort-value="VI" | '''{{color2|000|Generation VI|VI}}'''<br><small>{{color2|222|Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire|ORAS}}</small>
| 382 || {{MSP|382P|Kyogre}} || {{p|Kyogre}} <small>(Primal Kyogre)</small> |{{typetable2|Water}}
| 100 || 150 || 90 || 180 || 160 || 90 || 770
|-
| style="background:#{{hoenn color}}; border: 1px solid #{{hoenn color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation III|III}}'''
| 383 || {{MSP|383|Groudon}} || {{p|Groudon}} |{{typetable2|Ground}}
| 100 || 150 || 140 || 100 || 90 || 90 || 670
|-
| style="background:#{{kalos color}}; border: 1px solid #{{kalos color dark}}" data-sort-value="VI" | '''{{color2|000|Generation VI|VI}}'''<br><small>{{color2|222|Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire|ORAS}}</small>
| 383 || {{MSP|383P|Groudon}} || {{p|Groudon}} <small>(Primal Groudon)</small> |{{typetable|Ground}} {{typetable|Fire}}
| 100 || 180 || 160 || 150 || 90 || 90 || 770
|-
| style="background:#{{hoenn color}}; border: 1px solid #{{hoenn color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation III|III}}'''
| 384 || {{MSP|384|Rayquaza}} || {{p|Rayquaza}} |{{typetable|Dragon}} {{typetable|Flying}}
| 105 || 150 || 90 || 150 || 90 || 95 || 680
|-
| style="background:#{{kalos color}}; border: 1px solid #{{kalos color dark}}" data-sort-value="VI" | '''{{color2|000|Generation VI|VI}}'''<br><small>{{color2|222|Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire|ORAS}}</small>
| 384 || {{MSP|384M|Rayquaza}} || {{p|Rayquaza}} <small>(Mega Rayquaza)</small> |{{typetable|Dragon}} {{typetable|Flying}}
| 105 || 180 || 100 || 180 || 100 || 115 || 780
|-
| style="background:#{{sinnoh color}}; border: 1px solid #{{sinnoh color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation IV|IV}}'''
| 480 || {{MSP|480|Uxie}} || {{p|Uxie}} |{{typetable2|Psychic}}
| 75 || 75 || 130 || 75 || 130 || 95 || 580
|-
| style="background:#{{sinnoh color}}; border: 1px solid #{{sinnoh color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation IV|IV}}'''
| 481 || {{MSP|481|Mesprit}} || {{p|Mesprit}} |{{typetable2|Psychic}}
| 80 || 105 || 105 || 105 || 105 || 80 || 580
|-
| style="background:#{{sinnoh color}}; border: 1px solid #{{sinnoh color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation IV|IV}}'''
| 482 || {{MSP|482|Azelf}} || {{p|Azelf}} |{{typetable2|Psychic}}
| 75 || 125 || 70 || 125 || 70 || 115 || 580
|-
| style="background:#{{sinnoh color}}; border: 1px solid #{{sinnoh color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation IV|IV}}'''
| 483 || {{MSP|483|Dialga}} || {{p|Dialga}} |{{typetable|Steel}} {{typetable|Dragon}}
| 100 || 120 || 120 || 150 || 100 || 90 || 680
|-
| style="background:#{{sinnoh color}}; border: 1px solid #{{sinnoh color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation IV|IV}}'''
| 484 || {{MSP|484|Palkia}} || {{p|Palkia}} |{{typetable|Water}} {{typetable|Dragon}}
| 90 || 120 || 100 || 150 || 120 || 100 || 680
|-
| style="background:#{{sinnoh color}}; border: 1px solid #{{sinnoh color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation IV|IV}}'''
| 485 || {{MSP|485|Heatran}} || {{p|Heatran}} |{{typetable|Fire}} {{typetable|Steel}}
| 91 || 90 || 106 || 130 || 106 || 77 || 600
|-
| style="background:#{{sinnoh color}}; border: 1px solid #{{sinnoh color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation IV|IV}}'''
| 486 || {{MSP|486|Regigigas}} || {{p|Regigigas}} |{{typetable2|Normal}}
| 110 || 160 || 110 || 80 || 110 || 100 || 670
|-
| style="background:#{{sinnoh color}}; border: 1px solid #{{sinnoh color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation IV|IV}}'''
| 487 || {{MSP|487|Giratina}} || {{p|Giratina}} <small>(Altered Forme)</small> |{{typetable|Ghost}} {{typetable|Dragon}}
| 150 || 100 || 120 || 100 || 120 || 90 || 680
|-
| style="background:#{{sinnoh color}}; border: 1px solid #{{sinnoh color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation IV|IV}}'''
| 487 || {{MSP|487O|Giratina}} || {{p|Giratina}} <small>(Origin Forme)</small> |{{typetable|Ghost}} {{typetable|Dragon}}
| 150 || 120 || 100 || 120 || 100 || 90 || 680
|-
| style="background:#{{sinnoh color}}; border: 1px solid #{{sinnoh color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation IV|IV}}'''
| 488 || {{MSP|488|Cresselia}} || {{p|Cresselia}} |{{typetable2|Psychic}}
| 120 || 70 || 120 || 75 || 130 || 85 || 600
|-
| style="background:#{{unova color}}; border: 1px solid #{{unova color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation V|V}}'''
| 638 || {{MSP|638|Cobalion}} || {{p|Cobalion}} |{{typetable|Steel}} {{typetable|Fighting}}
| 91 || 90 || 129 || 90 || 72 || 108 || 580
|-
| style="background:#{{unova color}}; border: 1px solid #{{unova color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation V|V}}'''
| 639 || {{MSP|639|Terrakion}} || {{p|Terrakion}} |{{typetable|Rock}} {{typetable|Fighting}}
| 91 || 129 || 90 || 72 || 90 || 108 || 580
|-
| style="background:#{{unova color}}; border: 1px solid #{{unova color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation V|V}}'''
| 640 || {{MSP|640|Virizion}} || {{p|Virizion}} |{{typetable|Grass}} {{typetable|Fighting}}
| 91 || 90 || 72 || 90 || 129 || 108 || 580
|-
| style="background:#{{unova color}}; border: 1px solid #{{unova color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation V|V}}'''
| 641 || {{MSP|641|Tornadus}} || {{p|Tornadus}} <small>(Incarnate Forme)</small> |{{typetable2|Flying}}
| 79 || 115 || 70 || 125 || 80 || 111 || 580
|-
| style="background:#{{unova color}}; border: 1px solid #{{unova color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation V|V}}'''
| 641 || {{MSP|641T|Tornadus}} || {{p|Tornadus}} <small>(Therian Forme)</small> |{{typetable2|Flying}}
| 79 || 100 || 80 || 110 || 90 || 121 || 580
|-
| style="background:#{{unova color}}; border: 1px solid #{{unova color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation V|V}}'''
| 642 || {{MSP|642|Thundurus}} || {{p|Thundurus}} <small>(Incarnate Forme)</small> |{{typetable|Electric}} {{typetable|Flying}}
| 79 || 115 || 70 || 125 || 80 || 111 || 580
|-
| style="background:#{{unova color}}; border: 1px solid #{{unova color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation V|V}}'''
| 642 || {{MSP|642T|Thundurus}} || {{p|Thundurus}} <small>(Therian Forme)</small> |{{typetable|Electric}} {{typetable|Flying}}
| 79 || 105 || 70 || 145 || 80 || 101 || 580
|-
| style="background:#{{unova color}}; border: 1px solid #{{unova color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation V|V}}'''
| 643 || {{MSP|643|Reshiram}} || {{p|Reshiram}} |{{typetable|Dragon}} {{typetable|Fire}}
| 100 || 120 || 100 || 150 || 120 || 90 || 680
|-
| style="background:#{{unova color}}; border: 1px solid #{{unova color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation V|V}}'''
| 644 || {{MSP|644|Zekrom}} || {{p|Zekrom}} |{{typetable|Dragon}} {{typetable|Electric}}
| 100 || 150 || 120 || 120 || 100 || 90 || 680
|-
| style="background:#{{unova color}}; border: 1px solid #{{unova color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation V|V}}'''
| 645 || {{MSP|645|Landorus}} || {{p|Landorus}} <small>(Incarnate Forme)</small> |{{typetable|Ground}} {{typetable|Flying}}
| 89 || 125 || 90 || 115 || 80 || 101 || 600
|-
| style="background:#{{unova color}}; border: 1px solid #{{unova color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation V|V}}'''
| 645 || {{MSP|645T|Landorus}} || {{p|Landorus}} <small>(Therian Forme)</small> |{{typetable|Ground}} {{typetable|Flying}}
| 89 || 145 || 90 || 105 || 80 || 91 || 600
|-
| style="background:#{{unova color}}; border: 1px solid #{{unova color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation V|V}}'''
| 646 || {{MSP|646|Kyurem}} || {{p|Kyurem}} <small>(Normal Kyurem)</small> |{{typetable|Dragon}} {{typetable|Ice}}
| 125 || 130 || 90 || 130 || 90 || 95 || 660
|-
| style="background:#{{unova color}}; border: 1px solid #{{unova color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation V|V}}'''
| 646 || {{MSP|646W|Kyurem}} || {{p|Kyurem}} <small>(White Kyurem)</small> |{{typetable|Dragon}} {{typetable|Ice}}
| 125 || 120 || 90 || 170 || 100 || 95 || 700
|-
| style="background:#{{unova color}}; border: 1px solid #{{unova color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation V|V}}'''
| 646 || {{MSP|646B|Kyurem}} || {{p|Kyurem}} <small>(Black Kyurem)</small> |{{typetable|Dragon}} {{typetable|Ice}}
| 125 || 170 || 100 || 120 || 90 || 95 || 700
|-
| style="background:#{{kalos color}}; border: 1px solid #{{kalos color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation VI|VI}}'''
| 716 || {{MSP|716|Xerneas}} || {{p|Xerneas}} |{{typetable2|Fairy}}
| 126 || 131 || 95 || 131 || 98 || 99 || 680
|-
| style="background:#{{kalos color}}; border: 1px solid #{{kalos color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation VI|VI}}'''
| 717 || {{MSP|717|Yveltal}} || {{p|Yveltal}} |{{typetable|Dark}} {{typetable|Flying}}
| 126 || 131 || 95 || 131 || 98 || 99 || 680
|-
| style="background:#{{kalos color}}; border: 1px solid #{{kalos color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation VI|VI}}'''
| 718 || {{MSP|718|Zygarde}} || {{p|Zygarde}} <small>(50% Forme)</small> |{{typetable|Dragon}} {{typetable|Ground}}
| 108 || 100 || 121 || 81 || 95 || 95 || 600
|-
| style="background:#{{alola color}}; border: 1px solid #{{alola color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation VII|VII}}'''
| 718 || {{MSP|718T|Zygarde}} || {{p|Zygarde}} <small>(10% Forme)</small> |{{typetable|Dragon}} {{typetable|Ground}}
| 54 || 100 || 71 || 61 || 85 || 115 || 486
|-
| style="background:#{{alola color}}; border: 1px solid #{{alola color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation VII|VII}}'''
| 718 || {{MSP|718C|Zygarde}} || {{p|Zygarde}} <small>(Complete Forme)</small> |{{typetable|Dragon}} {{typetable|Ground}}
| 216 || 100 || 121 || 91 || 95 || 85 || 708
|-
| style="background:#{{alola color}}; border: 1px solid #{{alola color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation VII|VII}}'''
| 772 || {{MSP|772|Type: Null}} || {{p|Type: Null}} |{{typetable2|Normal}}
| 95 || 95 || 95 || 95 || 95 || 59 || 534
|-
| style="background:#{{alola color}}; border: 1px solid #{{alola color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation VII|VII}}'''
| 773 || {{MSP|773|Silvally}} || {{p|Silvally}} |{{typetable2|Normal}}
| 95 || 95 || 95 || 95 || 95 || 95 || 570
|-
| style="background:#{{alola color}}; border: 1px solid #{{alola color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation VII|VII}}'''
| 785 || {{MSP|785|Tapu Koko}} || {{p|Tapu Koko}} |{{typetable|Electric}} {{typetable|Fairy}}
| 70 || 115 || 85 || 95 || 75 || 130 || 570
|-
| style="background:#{{alola color}}; border: 1px solid #{{alola color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation VII|VII}}'''
| 786 || {{MSP|786|Tapu Lele}} || {{p|Tapu Lele}} |{{typetable|Psychic}} {{typetable|Fairy}}
| 70 || 85 || 75 || 130 || 115 || 95 || 570
|-
| style="background:#{{alola color}}; border: 1px solid #{{alola color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation VII|VII}}'''
| 787 || {{MSP|787|Tapu Bulu}} || {{p|Tapu Bulu}} |{{typetable|Grass}} {{typetable|Fairy}}
| 70 || 130 || 115 || 85 || 95 || 75 || 570
|-
| style="background:#{{alola color}}; border: 1px solid #{{alola color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation VII|VII}}'''
| 788 || {{MSP|788|Tapu Fini}} || {{p|Tapu Fini}} |{{typetable|Water}} {{typetable|Fairy}}
| 70 || 75 || 115 || 95 || 130 || 85 || 570
|-
| style="background:#{{alola color}}; border: 1px solid #{{alola color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation VII|VII}}'''
| 789 || {{MSP|789|Cosmog}} || {{p|Cosmog}} |{{typetable2|Psychic}}
| 43 || 29 || 31 || 29 || 31 || 37 || 200
|-
| style="background:#{{alola color}}; border: 1px solid #{{alola color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation VII|VII}}'''
| 790 || {{MSP|790|Cosmoem}} || {{p|Cosmoem}} |{{typetable2|Psychic}}
| 43 || 29 || 131 || 29 || 131 || 37 || 400
|-
| style="background:#{{alola color}}; border: 1px solid #{{alola color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation VII|VII}}'''
| 791 || {{MSP|791|Solgaleo}} || {{p|Solgaleo}} |{{typetable|Psychic}} {{typetable|Steel}}
| 137 || 137 || 107 || 113 || 89 || 97 || 680
|-
| style="background:#{{alola color}}; border: 1px solid #{{alola color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation VII|VII}}'''
| 792 || {{MSP|792|Lunala}} || {{p|Lunala}} |{{typetable|Psychic}} {{typetable|Ghost}}
| 137 || 113 || 89 || 137 || 107 || 97 || 680
|-
| style="background:#{{alola color}}; border: 1px solid #{{alola color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation VII|VII}}'''
| 800 || {{MSP|800|Necrozma}} || {{p|Necrozma}} |{{typetable2|Psychic}}
| 97 || 107 || 101 || 127 || 89 || 79 || 600
|-
| style="background:#{{alola color}}; border: 1px solid #{{alola color dark}}" data-sort-value="VII" | '''{{color2|000|Generation VII|VII}}'''<br><small>{{color2|222|Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon|USUM}}</small>
| 800 || {{MSP|800DM|Necrozma}} || {{p|Necrozma}} <small>(Dusk Mane)</small> |{{typetable|Psychic}} {{typetable|Steel}}
| 97 || 157 || 127 || 113 || 109 || 77 || 680
|-
| style="background:#{{alola color}}; border: 1px solid #{{alola color dark}}" data-sort-value="VII" | '''{{color2|000|Generation VII|VII}}'''<br><small>{{color2|222|Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon|USUM}}</small>
| 800 || {{MSP|800DW|Necrozma}} || {{p|Necrozma}} <small>(Dawn Wings)</small> |{{typetable|Psychic}} {{typetable|Ghost}}
| 97 || 113 || 109 || 157 || 127 || 77 || 680
|-
| style="background:#{{alola color}}; border: 1px solid #{{alola color dark}}" data-sort-value="VII" | '''{{color2|000|Generation VII|VII}}'''<br><small>{{color2|222|Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon|USUM}}</small>
| 800 || {{MSP|800U|Necrozma}} || {{p|Necrozma}} <small>(Ultra Necrozma)</small> |{{typetable|Psychic}} {{typetable|Dragon}}
| 97 || 167 || 97 || 167 || 97 || 129 || 754
|-
| style="background:#{{galar color}}; border: 1px solid #{{galar color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation VIII|VIII}}'''
| 888 || <div class="overflow-ms">{{MSP|888|Zacian}}</div> || {{p|Zacian}} <small>(Hero of Many Battles)</small> |{{typetable2|Fairy}}
| 92 || 130 || 115 || 80 || 115 || 138 || 670
|-
| style="background:#{{galar color}}; border: 1px solid #{{galar color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation VIII|VIII}}'''
| 888 || <div class="overflow-ms">{{MSP|888C|Zacian}}</div> || {{p|Zacian}} <small>(Crowned Sword)</small> |{{typetable|Fairy}} {{typetable|Steel}}
| 92 || 170 || 115 || 80 || 115 || 148 || 720
|-
| style="background:#{{galar color}}; border: 1px solid #{{galar color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation VIII|VIII}}'''
| 889 || <div class="overflow-ms">{{MSP|889|Zamazenta}}</div> || {{p|Zamazenta}} <small>(Hero of Many Battles)</small> |{{typetable2|Fighting}}
| 92 || 130 || 115 || 80 || 115 || 138 || 670
|-
| style="background:#{{galar color}}; border: 1px solid #{{galar color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation VIII|VIII}}'''
| 889 || <div class="overflow-ms">{{MSP|889C|Zamazenta}}</div> || {{p|Zamazenta}} <small>(Crowned Shield)</small> |{{typetable|Fighting}} {{typetable|Steel}}
| 92 || 130 || 145 || 80 || 145 || 128 || 720
|-
| style="background:#{{galar color}}; border: 1px solid #{{galar color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation VIII|VIII}}'''
| 890 || <div class="overflow-ms">{{MSP|890|Eternatus}}</div> || {{p|Eternatus}} |{{typetable|Poison}} {{typetable|Dragon}}
| 140 || 85 || 95 || 145 || 95 || 130 || 690
|-
| style="background:#{{galar color}}; border: 1px solid #{{galar color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation VIII|VIII}}'''
| 890 || <div class="overflow-ms">{{MSP|890E|Eternatus}}</div> || {{p|Eternatus}} <small>(Eternamax)</small> |{{typetable|Poison}} {{typetable|Dragon}}
| 255 || 115 || 250 || 125 || 250 || 130 || 1125
|-style="background:#{{Pokémon color light}}"
! colspan=4 style="text-align: left" |
! colspan=2 | Average:
! 99.58 || 113.88 || 104.00 || 114.33 || 108.23 || 98.03 || 638.04
|}
* ''Italics'' indicate special stat in [[Generation I]].
 
====Multiple Legendary Pokémon====
 
==List of Legendary Pokémon==
Of the {{numpkmn}} Pokémon species, 5255 are Legendary Pokémon ({{#expr: (5155/{{numpkmn}}*100) round2}}%). Each released [[generation]] has introduced at least three Legendary Pokémon.
 
===Generation I===
====Legendary birds====
{{main|Legendary birds}}
[[File:Legendary birds.png|thumb|right|270px|{{p|Zapdos}}, {{p|Articuno}}, and {{p|Moltres}}; art from a [[Articuno, Moltres, and Zapdos (Warner Bros. promo)|TCG card]] by [[Mitsuhiro Arita]]]]
The three Legendary birds, also known as the Winged Mirages, are the resident [[Legendary trio]] of the [[Kanto]] region. Each of them is based on a mythical bird, and each is associated with a [[Seasons|season]] (though none of the three is associated with autumn).
 
 
In the anime, the Legendary birds appear together in ''[[M02|The Power of One]]'', in which they rule over the islands surrounding [[Shamouti Island]]. If they are disturbed and begin to fight, only {{OBP|Lugia|M02}} can stop them, though it will fail without additional help from the Chosen One. Separately, Articuno appears in ''[[EP189|Freeze Frame]]'', ''[[AG135|Numero Uno Articuno]]'', and ''[[AG136|The Symbol Life]]'', while Zapdos appears in ''[[EP242|As Clear As Crystal]]'', ''[[M09|Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea]]'', ''[[DP094|Doc Brock!]]'', and ''[[XY110|An Electrifying Rage!]]'', and Moltres appears in ''[[EP074|All Fired Up!]]'', ''[[HS18|The Search for the Legend]]'', and ''[[XY086|A Legendary Photo Op!]]''.
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<gallery>
File:LGPE Legendary birds.png|[[Legendary birds]]
File:144Articuno.png|{{p|Articuno}}
File:145Zapdos.png|{{p|Zapdos}}
File:146Moltres.png|{{p|Moltres}}
</gallery>
 
====Mewtwo====
[[File:150Mewtwo.png|thumb|250px|{{p|Mewtwo}}]]
Mewtwo is a catlike Pokémon which is an enhanced clone of the [[Mythical Pokémon]] {{p|Mew}}. Mewtwo has two [[Mega Evolution]]s, which increase its [[base stat]] total to 780.
 
 
In the anime, another {{OBP|Mewtwo|Best Wishes series}} appeared in ''[[M16|Pokémon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened]]'', who also appeared as Mega Mewtwo Y.
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<gallery>
File:150Mewtwo.png|{{p|Mewtwo}}
File:150Mewtwo-Mega X.png|{{p|Mewtwo|Mega Mewtwo X}}
File:150Mewtwo-Mega Y.png|{{p|Mewtwo|Mega Mewtwo Y}}
</gallery>
 
===Generation II===
====Legendary beasts====
{{main|Legendary beasts}}
Like the Legendary birds of the previous generation, the second trio of similar types was introduced in the neighboring [[File:EnteiJohto]] Raikou Suicuneregion.png|thumb|right|250px| These Legendary beasts, so named because their features are based on many different creatures, both real and mythical, as well as mythological deities, were trapped in the [[EusineBurned Tower|Brass Tower]] when it was struck by lightning and burned to the ground, resulting in their death. The trio was revived by the power of {{gap|LyraHo-Oh}} discoverand {{pnow [[roaming Pokémon|roam across the land]] because of their great power. It is unknown whether the three were already a Raikou}}, {{p|Entei}}, and {{p|Suicune}} inwhen they died, or whether they were simply three non-Legendary Pokémon, and Ho-Oh reincarnated them as the first Legendary beasts. In the basementcase of the [[Burnedlatter, Tower]]]]it is possible that these three would be the original three beasts, who created multiple descendants. For example, a new Entei is said to be born whenever a new volcano is formed.
Like the Legendary birds of the previous generation, a second trio of similar types was introduced in the neighboring [[Johto]] region. These Legendary beasts, so named because their features are based on many different creatures, both real and mythical, as well as mythological deities, were trapped in the [[Burned Tower|Brass Tower]] when it was struck by lightning and burned to the ground, resulting in their death. The trio was revived by the power of {{p|Ho-Oh}} and now [[roaming Pokémon|roam across the land]] because of their great power. It is unknown whether the three were already a Suicune, Raikou, and Entei when they died, or whether they were simply three non-Legendary Pokémon, and Ho-Oh reincarnated them as the first Legendary beasts. In the case of the latter, it is possible that these three would be the original three beasts, who created multiple descendants. For example, a new Entei is said to be born whenever a new volcano is formed.
 
In the games, more than one of each exists, with only the trio that roams Johto after being discovered in Brass Tower's basement during [[Generation II]] and [[Generation IV]] being that of the legend. Each was captured and changed into a [[Shadow Pokémon]] by [[Cipher]] in {{g|Colosseum}}, while one of the three, depending on the player's [[starter Pokémon]] choice, roams Kanto in {{game|FireRed and LeafGreen|s}}, {{p|EnteiRaikou}} for {{p|BulbasaurSquirtle}}, {{p|RaikouEntei}} for {{p|SquirtleBulbasaur}}, and {{p|Suicune}} for {{p|Charmander}}.
 
In the anime, the Legendary beasts did not appear together until [[M13|the thirteenth movie]], despite being introduced in Generation II. It appears that an initial plan for the three Johto-era {{pkmn|movie}}s was to have each feature one of the Legendary beasts in a central role, with {{OBP|Entei|M03}} taking a central role in ''[[M03|Spell of the Unown: Entei]]'' and {{OBP|Suicune|M04}} taking the stage in ''[[M04|Celebi: The Voice of the Forest]]''. This did not pan out, however, possibly due to the canning of Johto's {{p|Celebi}} plotline, and Raikou was relegated to a role in ''[[The Legend of Thunder!]]'', featuring anime characters based on {{ga|Ethan}} and {{ga|Kris}}, rather than [[M05|the fifth movie]], which focused on Legendary Pokémon from the then-upcoming [[Generation III]] instead.
 
Each of the beasts made an episodic appearance, as well, with Entei appearing in ''[[EP259|Entei at Your Own Risk]]'', Raikou briefly appearing in ''[[EP180|Houndoom's Special Delivery]]'', and Suicune having the most prominence (as in the games) through its appearance in ''[[EP117|Don't Touch That 'dile]]'', ''[[EP227|For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll!]]'', and ''[[DP028|Drifloon On the Wind!]]''.
 
<gallery>
File:Entei Raikou Suicune.png|[[Legendary beasts]]
File:243Raikou.png|{{p|Raikou}}
File:244Entei.png|{{p|Entei}}
File:245Suicune.png|{{p|Suicune}}
</gallery>
 
====Tower duo====
{{main|Tower duo}}
[[File:Lugia and ho-oh.jpg|200px|thumb|{{p|Lugia}} and {{p|Ho-Oh}}]]
The first [[game mascot]]s that were also Legendary Pokémon, {{p|Lugia}} and {{p|Ho-Oh}} are a pair of Legendary birds which formerly resided in [[Ecruteak City]] atop tall towers, leading to their designation. However, when the [[Burned Tower|Brass Tower]], the home of Lugia, was struck by lightning and burned to the ground, they both flew away, Lugia resolving to make its new home in the [[Whirl Islands]] and Ho-Oh to search the world for a pure-hearted Trainer. The two are thought to be as closely related as they are polar opposites, being based on the eastern legends of the {{wp|Fènghuáng}} and {{wp|Ryūjin}}.
 
In the games, Lugia does not play a central role in the Generation II storyline, instead beingit is mentioned only as having lived in Ecruteak City before the Brass Tower burned. It is found in the Whirl Islands in the Generation II games and their {{game|HeartGold and SoulSilver|s|remakes}} if the player holds a [[Silver Wing]]. It reaches prominence in the storyline of {{g|XD: Gale of Darkness}}, in which [[Shadow Lugia|one]] is corrupted by [[Cipher]] to become the ultimate [[Shadow Pokémon]], unable to be purified. It is also available on [[Navel Rock]] in Generation III, as an event-exclusive Legendary Pokémon.
 
In the anime, Lugia is featured in a central role in ''[[M02|The Power of One]]'', in which it is revealed that {{Ash}} is the Chosen One who must help it to quell the fighting of the [[Legendary birds]]. Another pair of them appeared when Ash and his friends travelledtraveled to the Whirl Islands in Johto. Likewise, in ''[[M05|Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias]]'', {{OBP|Latios|M05}} was stated to have a father. This implies that some Legendary Pokémon can breed in the wild. Lugia appeared again in ''[[M21|The Power of Us]]''.
 
Ho-Oh has a much greater focus during Generation II, being named as the creator of the Legendary beasts. It can be found, if the player has a [[Rainbow Wing]], atop the [[Bell Tower]] in the Generation II games and their remakes. It makes an appearance in {{g|Colosseum}}, as well, as a reward for purifying all Shadow Pokémon and clearing [[Mt. Battle]]'s 100-battle challenge, and on [[Navel Rock]] like Lugia.
 
In the anime, {{an|Ho-Oh}} is notably the first Legendary Pokémon that appeared (outside of the [[Aim to Be a Pokémon Master|opening animation]], at least), flying over a rainbow as [[Ash Ketchum]] started his journey, at the end of ''[[EP001|Pokémon - I Choose You!]]''. Ash has subsequently seen it several times over the course of his journey, but has never come face-to-face with it. Ho-Oh featured in ''[[M20|I Choose You!]]'' in a prominent role.
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<gallery>
File:Lugia and ho-oh.jpg|[[Tower duo]]
File:249Lugia.png|{{p|Lugia}}
File:250Ho-Oh.png|{{p|Ho-Oh}}
</gallery>
 
===Generation III===
====Legendary titans====
{{main|Legendary titans}}
[[File:Legendary titans.png|thumb|right|250px|{{p|Regice}}, {{p|Registeel}}, and {{p|Regirock}}]]
This third trio of Legendary Pokémon, based on the {{wp|golem}}s of Hebrew legend, is featured minimally in [[Hoenn]] legend. This Legendary trio, as well as its [[trio master|master]], {{p|Regigigas}}, is commonly considered to have the most complicated method of in-game availability, with puzzles made of [[braille]] in the Hoenn region being the keys to unlocking their mystery.
 
 
In the anime, the [[Legendary titans (M08)|three Legendary titans]] starred together guarding the [[Tree of Beginning]] in ''[[M08|Lucario and the Mystery of Mew]]'', as well as members of {{FB|Pyramid King|Brandon}}'s team in the Battle Frontier saga.
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<gallery>
File:Legendary titans.png|[[Legendary titans]]
File:377Regirock.png|{{p|Regirock}}
File:378Regice.png|{{p|Regice}}
File:379Registeel.png|{{p|Registeel}}
</gallery>
 
====Eon duo====
{{main|Eon duo}}
[[File:LatiasWhile Latios.png|thumb|250px|{{p|LatiasLatios}} and {{p|LatiosLatias}}]] do not have a distinct legend behind them, they are incredibly rare, with only one of the two available in normal gameplay and the other available through an event.
While {{p|Latias}} and {{p|Latios}} do not have a distinct legend behind them, they are incredibly rare, with only one of the two available in normal gameplay and the other available through an event.
 
Latios and Latias take on counterpart availability in {{game2|Ruby|Sapphire|Emerald}} as well as {{game|HeartGold and SoulSilver|s}}, with Latios being a [[roaming Pokémon]] in Ruby and SoulSilver, and Latias doing the same in Sapphire and HeartGold. In Emerald, after the player has defeated the Elite Four, their mother will ask if the Pokémon mentioned on TV was red or blue, and depending on that, one of the two will be roaming Hoenn. The other member of the duo will be found on [[Southern Island]], accessible by [[Eon Ticket]], in Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, and in [[Pewter City]], through the [[Enigma Stone]] event, in HeartGold and SoulSilver.
 
In Generation VI, LatiasLatios and LatiosLatias gained the ability to [[Mega Evolution|Mega Evolve]]. In {{g|Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire}}, the Eon duo plays a much larger role in the main game's plot. They sense the grave danger Hoenn is about to face from the actions of Team Magma{{sup/6|OR}}/Aqua{{sup/6|AS}}, and while the {{player}} is talking to {{Steven}} on the east side of {{rt|118|Hoenn}}, {{p|Latias}}{{sup/6|OR}}/{{p|Latios}}{{sup/6|AS}} appears before the two, asking for their help. The player and Steven ride the Eon Pokémon to protect its counterpart from {{FB|Magma Admin|Courtney}}{{sup/6|OR}}/{{FB|Aqua Admin|Matt}}{{sup/6|AS}} and their subordinate. After the fight {{p|Latios}}{{sup/6|OR}}/{{p|Latias}}{{sup/6|AS}} joins the player's party, holding its respective [[Mega Stone]]. Noticing the Mega Stone, Steven also gives the player a [[Mega Bracelet]]. After defeating Groudon{{sup/6|OR}}/Kyogre{{sup/6|AS}}, the player receives an item called the [[Eon Flute]] from Steven, highlighting the special bond between the two. The items enables the player to summon the Eon Pokémon and use it to [[soaring in the sky|soar]] through the skies of Hoenn.
 
In the anime, Latios and Latias were the stars of ''[[M05|Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias]]'', in which the two guarded the city of [[Alto Mare]]. With a strong connection to the [[Soul Dew]], the two were responsible for protecting it from {{OBP|Annie|M05}} and [[Oakley]], who wished to steal it. In the main series, {{si|Tobias}} used a Latios against Ash, as his second Pokémon in the first semi-final battle of the [[Lily of the Valley Conference]]. A [[Nurse Joy]] had a Latias when testing the Pewter Gym in [[DPS02]]. Both Latios and Latias appeared in ''[[M18|Hoopa and the Clash of Ages]]''; in this film, both of them were capable of Mega Evolution.
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<gallery>
File:Latias Latios.png|[[Eon duo]]
File:380Latias.png|{{p|Latias}}
File:380Latias-Mega.png|{{p|Latias|Mega Latias}}
File:381Latios.png|{{p|Latios}}
File:381Latios-Mega.png|{{p|Latios|Mega Latios}}
</gallery>
 
====Weather trio====
{{main|Weather trio}}
[[File:Weather trio.png|250px|thumb|A depiction of the cataclysmic battle between {{p|Groudon}}, {{p|Kyogre}}, and {{p|Rayquaza}}]]
This trio of super-ancient Pokémon, known as the weather trio due to their [[weather]]-related [[Ability|Abilities]], serve as the [[game mascot]]s of {{3v|Ruby|Sapphire|Emerald}}, and are the first Legendary trio to all be game mascots. The trio represents the three major components of the Earth: the hydrosphere, the lithosphere, and the atmosphere. Said to have expanded the land and sea, {{p|Groudon}} and {{p|Kyogre}} are among the most powerful Legendary Pokémon, while {{p|Rayquaza}} prevents the two from quarreling.
 
During the course of {{game|Ruby and Sapphire|s}}, [[Team Magma]] or [[Team Aqua]], depending on the version, seeks out Groudon or Kyogre respectively, with the intention of awakening them to make more homes for Pokémon of the land or sea. Eventually, the plan goes wrong, and the player is forced to defeat or capture the Legendary Pokémon to stop a global disaster. In {{game|Emerald}}, instead, both teams are on the loose, intending to awaken their respective Legendary Pokémon, and only by interference from the player and {{p|Rayquaza}} does the fight end up resolved.
 
The three members of the trio received new forms in {{g|Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire}}. Rayquaza is now able to Mega Evolve, and Groudon and Kyogre can undergo [[Primal Reversion]] while holding their respective Orb. Primal Reversion is considered the opposite of Mega Evolution. The latter is the outcome of the connection between Pokémon and human, and the former is derived solely from the Pokémon itself. While Groudon{{sup/6|OR}}/Kyogre{{sup/6|AS}} are again sought by Team Magma{{sup/6|OR}}/Aqua{{sup/6|AS}}, Rayquaza is the target of a mysterious girl named [[Zinnia]] during the post -game plot called Delta Episode.
 
In the game, their history is revealed: thousands of years ago, during the primal age, the world was overflowing with natural energy. Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre fought over that energy in endless furious clashes. In the face of Primal Groudon and Kyogre's great power, people could do nothing. However, Rayquaza intervened, and its power overwhelmed that of the two Primal Pokémon, and peace returned to the world. A thousand years later, a meteoroid hit the earth, causing cracks in the ground that unleashed natural energy, causing Groudon and Kyogre to re-battle each other. Humans had a collective memory of how Rayquaza saved their race long ago, and that wish combined with the power of the Meteorite allowed Rayquaza to Mega Evolve for the first time and calm the two from quarreling.
 
In the anime, Groudon and Kyogre appeared in the two-part episode consisting of ''[[AG097|Gaining Groudon]]'' and ''[[AG098|The Scuffle of Legends]]''. In these episodes, Team Magma and Team Aqua finally succeed in awakening the two, as in the games, though their conflict is resolved very quickly. Rayquaza appeared in ''[[M07|Destiny Deoxys]]'', where it fought against the pair of {{OBP|Deoxys|M07}}. The weather trio all made a starring appearance in their Primal/Mega Forms in ''[[M18|Hoopa and the Clash of Ages]]'', engaging in a violent clash with many other legendaries.
 
<gallery>
File:Weather trio.png|[[Weather trio]]
File:382Kyogre.png|{{p|Kyogre}}
File:382Kyogre-Primal.png|{{p|Kyogre|Primal Kyogre}}
File:383Groudon.png|{{p|Groudon}}
File:383Groudon-Primal.png|{{p|Groudon|Primal Groudon}}
File:384Rayquaza.png|{{p|Rayquaza}}
File:384Rayquaza-Mega.png|{{p|Rayquaza|Mega Rayquaza}}
</gallery>
 
===Generation IV===
====Lake guardians====
{{main|Lake guardians}}
[[File:Lake guardians anime.png|thumb|205px|right|{{p|Azelf}}, {{p|Mesprit}}, and {{p|Uxie}} in the anime]]
The lake guardians, [[Sinnoh]]'s resident Legendary trio, represent the spirit of all consciousness, with {{p|Uxie}} embodying knowledge, {{p|Mesprit}} embodying emotion, and {{p|Azelf}} embodying willpower. According to legend, having been created by {{p|Arceus|the Original One}}, the trio have the power to tame the powerful dragons it also created.
 
 
In the anime, the lake guardians appeared, first in spirit form, in ''[[DP001|Following a Maiden's Voyage!]]'', ''[[DP078|Pruning a Passel of Pals]]'', and ''[[DP133|Uncrushing Defeat!]]'', to {{an|Dawn}}, {{Ash}}, and {{an|Brock}}. They were captured by [[J]], who had been hired by [[Team Galactic]], in ''[[DP151|The Needs of the Three!]]'', and were freed by Ash, Dawn, and Brock to stop the power of Dialga and Palkia in ''[[DP152|The Battle Finale of Legend!]]''.
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<gallery>
File:Lake guardians Dream.png|[[Lake guardians]]
File:480Uxie.png|{{p|Uxie}}
File:481Mesprit.png|{{p|Mesprit}}
File:482Azelf.png|{{p|Azelf}}
</gallery>
 
====Creation trio====
{{main|Creation trio}}
[[File:Dialga-Palkia-Giratina.png|200px|thumb|left|{{p|Dialga}}, {{p|Palkia}}, and {{p|Giratina}} artwork from {{game|Platinum}}]]
The Legendary creators of the Pokémon universe, the creation trio consists of {{p|Dialga}} of time, {{p|Palkia}} of space, and {{p|Giratina}} of antimatter. Like the weather trio before them, they each serve as the mascots of [[Sinnoh]]'s trio of games, {{game2|Diamond|Pearl|Platinum}}.
 
 
In {{game2|Diamond|Pearl|Platinum}} only, Dialga and Palkia were referenced as "mythical Pokémon" (Japanese: 神話のポケモン ''mythical Pokémon''); however, this pre-dates the term [[Mythical Pokémon]] (Japanese: 幻のポケモン ''Illusory Pokémon'') and has a different Japanese name.
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<gallery>
File:Dialga-Palkia-Giratina.png|[[Creation trio]]
File:483Dialga.png|{{p|Dialga}}
File:484Palkia.png|{{p|Palkia}}
File:487Giratina-Altered.png|{{p|Giratina|Altered Giratina}}
File:487Giratina-Origin.png|{{p|Giratina|Origin Giratina}}
</gallery>
 
====Cresselia====
[[File:488Cresselia.png|thumb|175px|Artwork of {{p|Cresselia}} from Diamond and Pearl]]
{{p|Cresselia}} is a {{type|Psychic}} Pokémon who represents the {{wp|crescent moon}}, a sign of hope and good dreams.
 
 
Cresselia made her debut appearance in the anime in ''[[DP104|Sleepless in Pre-Battle!]]'', in which she fought briefly against a {{p|Darkrai}}.
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<gallery>
File:488Cresselia.png|{{p|Cresselia}}
</gallery>
 
====Heatran====
[[File:Ranger 3 Heatran mission art.png|thumb|left|250px|{{p|Heatran}} causing an eruption]]
{{p|Heatran}} is the embodiment of the planet's boiling {{wp|core}}, appearing in [[Stark Mountain]] in [[Sinnoh]], [[Reversal Mountain]] in [[Unova]], and [[Scorched Slab]]{{sup/6|ORAS}} in [[Hoenn]], where it was said to have been born at the same time as Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina created Sinnoh at the [[Spear Pillar]] and created the [[Battle Zone]]. Heatran is the only Legendary Pokémon with a variable gender.
 
Heatran first appeared in the anime in ''[[M12|Arceus and the Jewel of Life]]'', under the control of [[Marcus]], and later appeared in ''[[DP169|Pokémon Ranger: Heatran Rescue!]]'' as part of a Pokémon Ranger rescue mission.
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<gallery>
File:485Heatran.png|{{p|Heatran}}
</gallery>
 
====Regigigas====
[[File:Regigigas anime.png|thumb|250px|{{p|Regigigas}} in the anime]]
{{p|Regigigas}} is the master of the [[Legendary titans]], having created them in ancient times and was said to have moved the continents in place, pulling them by rope.
 
 
Regigigas appeared in the anime in ''[[M11|Giratina and the Sky Warrior]]'', in which it attempted to stop a glacier from destroying [[Ten'i Village]]. Another appeared in ''[[DP129|Pillars of Friendship!]]'', in which it was hunted by [[J]] and defended by {{FB|Pyramid King|Brandon}}.
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<gallery>
File:486Regigigas.png|{{p|Regigigas}}
</gallery>
 
===Generation V===
 
====Swords of Justice====
[[File:Swords of Justice M15.png|thumb|250px|The Swords of Justice]]
{{main|Swords of Justice}}
{{p|Cobalion}}, {{p|Terrakion}}, and {{p|Virizion}} are a trio of Legendary Pokémon based on the titular characters of the 1844 French novel ''{{wp|The Three Musketeers}}'', and partially on hooved mammals such as deer, antelopes, oxen, goats, and horses. According to legend, they protect Pokémon from having their habitats destroyed by humans and have been known to have attacked human castles during the Middle Ages. Like the Three Musketeers, they are considered a trio but have a fourth, younger member in the form of {{p|Keldeo}}, a Mythical Pokémon, whom the other three rescued and raised after its home was destroyed by fire. All four of them can use their horns like swords, and learn their former [[signature move]], {{m|Sacred Sword}}, at level 42 (43 for {{p|Keldeo}}, most likely a reference to it becoming part of the group later and therefore requiring more training to hone it's sword skills).
 
They made their anime debut together, in the fifteenth Pokémon film ''[[M15|Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice]]'', where Keldeo was responsible for the freezing of the other three during a battle against {{OBP|Kyurem|M15}}, and sought help from {{Ash}} and {{ashfr}}. In the movie, Cobalion acts as the leader of the {{OBP|Swords of Justice|M15}}, protecting Pokémon and humans alike through the world.
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<gallery>
File:Swords of Justice M15.png|[[Swords of Justice]]
File:638Cobalion.png|{{p|Cobalion}}
File:639Terrakion.png|{{p|Terrakion}}
File:640Virizion.png|{{p|Virizion}}
</gallery>
 
====Forces of Nature====
{{main|Forces of Nature}}
[[File:Forces of Nature myth.png|thumb|200px|left|The [[Forces of Nature]] in the anime]]{{p|Tornadus}}, {{p|Thundurus}}, and {{p|Landorus}} are a trio of Pokémon based on {{wp|kami}}: {{wp|Fūjin}}, god of wind, {{wp|Raijin}}, god of thunder and lightning, and {{wp|Inari Ōkami|Inari}}, a fertility deity. Together the three represent the heavens and the nourishing effect the sky has upon the earth. According to a folktale retold by children at the [[Abundant Shrine]], Landorus punished Tornadus and Thundurus for destroying the land with gales and thunderstorms, and a shrine was built in honor of him. In [[Pokémon Black and White Versions 2|Pokémon Black 2 and White 2]] they receive a new Forme, the Therian Forme, with their old Forme known as the Incarnate Forme; the Formes can be switched between with the [[Reveal Glass]].
 
In the anime, the Forces of Nature were sought by [[Team Rocket]] in Unova from ''[[BW056|The Lonely Deino!]]'' until they were able to awaken them on [[Milos Island]] in ''[[BW059|Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 1]]'' and ''[[BW060|Part 2]]''. Tornadus and Thundurus fought on the island, while Ash and his friends awakened Landorus to put a stop to the fight (they all appeared in Incarnate Forme during these episodes). They debuted in Therian Forme in ''[[BW097|Unova's Survival Crisis!]]'', when Team Rocket once again attempted to capture them as the final goal of Operation Tempest. Together, they are said to have the power to control nature, which can be harnessed by one who possesses both {{an|Meloetta}} and the Reveal Glass.
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<gallery>
File:Forces of Nature myth.png|[[Forces of Nature]]
File:641Tornadus.png|{{p|Tornadus|Tornadus Incarnate Forme}}
File:641Tornadus-Therian.png|{{p|Tornadus|Therian Tornadus}}
File:642Thundurus.png|{{p|Thundurus|Thundurus Incarnate Forme}}
File:642Thundurus-Therian.png|{{p|Thundurus|Therian Thundurus}}
File:645Landorus.png|{{p|Landorus|Landorus Incarnate Forme}}
File:645Landorus-Therian.png|{{p|Landorus|Therian Landorus}}
</gallery>
 
====Tao trio====
{{main|Tao trio}}
[[File:Tao trio.png|thumb|200px|{{p|Reshiram}} and {{p|Zekrom}} confronting {{p|Kyurem}}]]
{{p|Zekrom}} and {{p|Reshiram}} represent balance through the aspects of {{wp|Tao|Yin and Yang}}, respectively. Originally, they were a single dragon that helped found the Unova region's nation, but fighting between the [[Heroes of Truth and Ideals|two brothers]] who founded the nation split them into two halves. Despite this, the two Pokémon do not willingly fight each other.
 
 
Kyurem is the star of ''[[M15|Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice]]'' along with Keldeo, where it seems as a ferocious Pokémon, and can change forms without the DNA Splicers. It is also capable of this when it appears in ''[[M18|Hoopa and the Clash of Ages]]''.
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File:Tao trio.png|[[Tao trio]]
File:643Reshiram.png|{{p|Reshiram}}
File:644Zekrom.png|{{p|Zekrom}}
File:646Kyurem.png|{{p|Kyurem}}
File:646Kyurem-Black.png|{{p|Kyurem|Black Kyurem}}
File:646Kyurem-White.png|{{p|Kyurem|White Kyurem}}
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===Generation VI===
====Aura trio====
{{main|Aura trio}}
[[File:Xerneas artwork.png|thumb|200px|{{p|Xerneas}}|left]]
[[File:Yveltal artwork.png|thumb|200px|{{p|Yveltal}}|left]]
[[File:718Zygarde.png|thumb|200px|{{p|Zygarde|Zygarde 50% Forme}}]]
The Legendary [[game mascot]]s of [[Pokémon X and Y]] are {{p|Xerneas}} and {{p|Yveltal}}, and they form the [[aura trio]] along with {{p|Zygarde}}. Xerneas and Yveltal represent life and destruction, respectively, while Zygarde is said to monitor the balance of the ecosystem and reveal its power when the ecosystem is disrupted. Xerneas has the power to share eternal life, while Yveltal absorbs the life force of everything around it. Xerneas sleeps in the form of a tree, while Yveltal sleeps in the form of a cocoon. Xerneas and Yveltal have the Abilities {{a|Fairy Aura}} and {{a|Dark Aura}}, respectively, while Zygarde's {{a|Aura Break}} reverses the effects of these Abilities.
 
 
In the anime, Zygarde debuted in ''[[XYS04|Mega Evolution Special IV]]'' in its 50% Forme alongside a Zygarde Core. A Zygarde Core has traveled alongside Ash and his friends, nicknamed [[Squishy]] by Bonnie, since the beginning of the {{DL|List of XY series episodes|XY&Z|''XYZ'' arc}}, and another Zygarde Core referred to as [[Z2]] was captured by [[Team Flare]]. Both of these Cores have appeared in all three Formes of Zygarde.
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File:716Xerneas.png|{{p|Xerneas}}
File:717Yveltal.png|{{p|Yveltal}}
File:718Zygarde.png|{{p|Zygarde|Zygarde 50% Forme}}
File:718Zygarde-10Percent.png|{{p|Zygarde|Zygarde 10% Forme}}
File:718Zygarde-Complete.png|{{p|Zygarde|Zygarde Complete}}
File:718Zygarde-Core.png|{{p|Zygarde|Zygarde Core}}
File:718Zygarde-Cell.png|{{p|Zygarde|Zygarde Cell}}
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===Generation VII===
 
====Type: Null and Silvally====
[[File:772Type Null.png|thumb|left|200px|{{p|Type: Null}}]]
[[File:773Silvally.png|thumb|200px|{{p|Silvally}}]]
{{p|Type: Null}} and its evolution {{p|Silvally}} are man-made Pokémon originally created by the [[Aether Foundation]] for [[Faba]]'s "Beast Killer" project, which aimed to create a Pokémon with similarity to {{p|Arceus}} through data collected from [[Sinnoh]]'s [[Canalave Library]].
 
In the anime, Type: Null debuted in ''[[SM037|Rising from the Ruins!]]'' under the nickname "Silvally" and owned by {{an|Gladion}}. It later evolved into Silvally in ''[[SM049|Mission: Total Recall!]]''.
 
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File:772Type Null.png|{{p|Type: Null}}
File:773Silvally.png|{{p|Silvally}}
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====Guardian deities====
{{main|Guardian deities}}
[[File:Guardian deities anime.png|thumb|200px|The Guardian Deities in the anime]]
The guardian deities are {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} who protect the islands where they live. Each of the four main islands in Alola has a guardian deity: {{p|Tapu Koko}} on [[Melemele Island]], {{p|Tapu Lele}} on [[Akala Island]], {{p|Tapu Bulu}} on [[Ula'ula Island]], and {{p|Tapu Fini}} on [[Poni Island]]. The [[Island Kahuna]]s are each chosen by their island's guardian deity.
 
In the anime, Tapu Koko first appeared in ''[[SM001|Alola to New Adventure!]]'' and gave Ash a [[Z-Ring]]. Tapu Lele debuted in ''[[SM020|Partner Promises!]]'', in which it healed Ash. Tapu Bulu and Tapu Fini both debuted in ''[[SM044|A Dream Encounter!]]'', in which all four tapu sensed [[Nebby]]'s birth. All four later appeared in ''[[SM051|Family Determination!]]'' and ''[[SM052|Revealing the Stuff of Legend!]]'', in which they helped Nebby evolve into {{p|Solgaleo}}.
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File:Guardian deities anime.png|[[Guardian deities]]
File:785Tapu Koko.png|{{p|Tapu Koko}}
File:786Tapu Lele.png|{{p|Tapu Lele}}
File:787Tapu Bulu.png|{{p|Tapu Bulu}}
File:788Tapu Fini.png|{{p|Tapu Fini}}
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====Cosmog and Cosmoem====
[[File:789Cosmog.png|thumb|left|200px|{{p|Cosmog}}]]
[[File:790Cosmoem.png|thumb|200px|{{p|Cosmoem}}]]
{{p|Cosmog}} and {{p|Cosmoem}} are {{type|Psychic}} Legendary Pokémon introduced in [[Pokémon Sun and Moon]], they are the pre-evolutions of {{p|Solgaleo}} and {{p|Lunala}}. Cosmog has a major role in the game as a Pokémon being studied by the [[Aether Foundation]]. [[Lillie]], the daughter of Aether Foundation's president, [[Lusamine]], spirits Cosmog away and nicknames it [[Nebby]], hiding it in her bag as she tries to learn more about it by visiting the [[guardian deities]]. Over the course of the game, Nebby evolves into Cosmoem and eventually the [[version mascot]] of the game: the {{2t|Psychic|Steel}}-type Solgaleo in Pokémon Sun and the {{2t|Psychic|Ghost}}-type Lunala in Pokémon Moon. Another Cosmog can be obtained by the player in the post-game.
 
In the anime, both Solgaleo and Lunala debuted in ''[[SM044|A Dream Encounter]]'', in which they emerged from an [[Ultra Wormhole]] at [[Altar of the Sunne]] to create a Cosmog, which Ash found and cared for. {{an|Lillie}} named this Cosmog [[Nebby]]. It evolved into Cosmoem in ''[[SM050|Faba's Revenge!]]'' and then into Solgaleo in ''[[SM052|Revealing the Stuff of Legend!]]''.
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File:789Cosmog.png|{{p|Cosmog}}
File:790Cosmoem.png|{{p|Cosmoem}}
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====Light trio====
{{main|Light trio}}
[[File:Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Necrozma Solgaleo Lunala artwork.png|thumb|200px|Light trio]]
The Light trio is a group consisting of {{p|Solgaleo}}, {{p|Lunala}}, and {{p|Necrozma}} who resemble the [[Ultra Beast]]s and has given light to the Alola region when it was first created. According to legends, Solgaleo and Lunala appeared from an [[Ultra Wormhole]], the ancient kings of Alola bowing down to them and worshiped them. The Guardian Deities battled them and lost, gifting them the [[Tapunium Z]] after their defeat.
 
 
In the anime, Solgaleo and Lunala both debuted in ''[[SM044|A Dream Encounter!]]'', where the pair emerged from two [[Ultra Wormhole]] at [[Altar of the Sunne]] to create a {{p|Cosmog}}, which it then gave to the [[guardian deities]] to be placed in a location when it will be found by {{Ash}}. Ultra Necrozma debuted in ''[[SM074|Tough Guy Trials!]]'' in a book mentioned by [[Acerola]], which revealed how Ultra Necrozma, Solgaleo and Lunala brought light to [[Alola]] and how Ultra Necrozma earned the title of the "Blinding One".
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File:Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Necrozma Solgaleo Lunala artwork.png|[[Light trio]]
File:791Solgaleo.png|{{p|Solgaleo}}
File:792Lunala.png|{{p|Lunala}}
File:800Necrozma.png|{{p|Necrozma}}
File:800Necrozma-Dusk Mane.png|{{p|Necrozma|Dusk Mane Necrozma}}
File:800Necrozma-Dawn Wings.png|{{p|Necrozma|Dawn Wings Necrozma}}
File:800Necrozma-Ultra.png|{{p|Necrozma|Ultra Necrozma}}
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===Generation VIII===
 
====Zacian and Zamazenta====
[[File:Zacian.png|thumb|left|200px|{{p|Zacian}}]]
[[File:Zamazenta.png|thumb|200px|{{p|Zamazenta}}]]
{{p|Zacian}} and {{p|Zamazenta}} are Legendary Pokémon introduced in {{g|Sword and Shield}}. In ages past, these two Pokémon worked together to protect [[Galar]] from a calamity known as the [[Darkest Day]], defeating {{p|Eternatus}} before retreating to the [[Slumbering Weald]] to slumber. The two Pokémon were nearly forgotten by history until the truth behind the legend was discovered by [[Sonia]], with the help of {{ga|Victor}}/{{ga|Gloria}} and their [[rival]], [[Hop]]. The truth of the legend was eventually published in [[Sonia's Book|a book]], and became a point of contention from two brothers, [[Sordward]] and [[Shielbert]], who claim to be descendants for the old kings.
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File:888Zacian.png|{{p|Zacian|Crowned Sword Zacian}}
File:888Zacian-Hero.png|{{p|Zacian|Zacian Hero of Many Battles}}
File:889Zamazenta.png|{{p|Zamazenta|Crowned Shield Zamazenta}}
File:889Zamazenta-Hero.png|{{p|Zamazenta|Zamazenta Hero of Many Battles}}
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====Eternatus====
[[File:890Eternatus.png|thumb|200px|{{p|Eternatus}}]]
{{p|Eternatus}} is a Legendary Pokémon introduced in {{g|Sword and Shield}}. It is an [[extraterrestrial Pokémon]] that crash-landed 20,000 years ago. In ancient times, it threatened to destroy the [[Galar]] region in an event known as the [[Darkest Day]]. [[Chairman Rose]] tried to revive this Pokemon and bring about the second Darkest Day, but was thwarted by Victor/Gloria and Hop, who brought back the Legendary Heroes, Zacian and Zamazenta, to stop Etertnatus in its Eternamax form once more.
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<gallery>
File:890Eternatus.png|{{p|Eternatus}}
File:HOME890E.png|{{p|Eternatus|Eternamax Eternatus}}
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====Kubfu and Urshifu====
[[File:Kubfu.png|thumb|right|200px|{{p|Kubfu}}]]
[[File:Urshifu-Single Strike.png|thumb|left|200px|{{p|Urshifu|Urshifu Single Strike Style}}]]
[[File:Urshifu-Rapid Strike.png|thumb|left|200px|{{p|Urshifu|Urshifu Rapid Strike Style}}]]
{{p|Kubfu}} is a Legendary Pokémon introduced in [[The Isle of Armor]] that will be given to the player by [[Mustard]]. Once the player trains with Kubfu enough, it will evolve into {{p|Urshifu}}. Urshifu has two different forms depending on its training, Single Strike Style or Rapid Strike Style.
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File:Kubfu.png|{{p|Kubfu}}
File:Urshifu-Single Strike.png|{{p|Urshifu|Urshifu Single Strike Style}}
File:Urshifu-Rapid Strike.png|{{p|Urshifu|Urshifu Rapid Strike Style}}
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====Calyrex====
[[File:Calyrex.png|thumb|200px|{{p|Calyrex}}]]
{{p|Calyrex}} is a Legendary Pokémon introduced in [[The Crown Tundra]]. It once ruled over the part of Galar that included The Crown Tundra. It is characterized by its graceful and regal movements.
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<gallery>
File:Calyrex.png|{{p|Calyrex}}
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==Trivia==
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Also, do not add Poison being the only type without a legendary Pokémon, there is also no Bug -type legendary Pokémon, since Genesect is now a mythical Pokémon.-->
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* {{p|Heatran}} is the only Legendary Pokémon that can be either gender.
* According to interviews with [[Junichi Masuda]] in 2009, Legendary Pokémon are the most difficult to design names for because Game Freak strives to make sure that the names of Legendary Pokémon are universal across the different translations, so extra work must be put into their names to make sure that they work universally in all languages and don't conflict with anything else. This is consistent with the relatively small number of Legendary Pokémon that have had their names changed significantly outside of Japan (currently 16: the [[Legendary birds]], the [[lake guardians]], the [[Forces of Nature]], {{p|Silvally}}, the [[guardian deities]], and in [[Pokémon in Greater China|Chinese]] only, the [[Mew duo]]).
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