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Despite the first Mythical Pokémon, Mew, being added to the original games right before release, the concept of "illusory monsters" (Mythical Monsters) already existed in [[Satoshi Tajiri]]'s pitch for [[Capsule Monsters]]. They were said to be hard to encounter, hard to catch or be impossible to catch if the player missed their chance. For example, there would be a "Green Dragon" that could only be found rarely in a specific area of a dungeon, and it would have taken around two hours to find and catch.<ref name="ref1">[http://www.glitterberri.com/pokemon-red-blue/early-concept-art/2/ GlitterBerri's Game Translations » Early Concept Art]</ref>
 
==={{tt|Statistical comparisionaverage|Considering alternate forms and Mega Evolutions as separate Pokémon, counting Arceus once only}}===
{| class="roundtable sortable" style="margin:auto; text-align:center; background: #{{Pokémon color}}; border: 2px solid #{{Pokémon color dark}}"
|- style="vertical-align: top"
! style="background:#{{Pokémon color light}}" | Gen.
!''Including style="backgroundPhione:#{{Pokémon color light}}" | #''
! style="background:#{{Pokémon color light}}" colspan=2 BaseStatNoCat| Pokémon
! styleHP="background:#{{Pokémon color light}}" colspan=281.39 | Type(s)
! styleAttack="background:#{{HP color}}; border: 1px solid #{{HP color dark}}"109.78 | HP
! styleDefense="background:#{{Attack color}}; border: 1px solid #{{Attack color dark}}"92.91 | At
! styleSpAtk="background:#{{Defense color}}; border: 1px solid #{{Defense color dark}}"118.00 | Df
! styleSpDef="background:#{{Special Attack color}}; border: 1px solid #{{Special Attack color dark}}"99.35 | SA
! styleSpeed="background:#{{Special Defense color}}; border: 1px solid #{{{Special Defense color dark}}"105.52 | SD
! styleTotal="background:#{{Speed606.96 color}}; border: 1px solid #{{Speed color dark}}" | Sp
! style="background:#{{Pokémon color light}}; border: 1px solid #{{Pokémon color dark}}" | Total
|-''Excluding Phione:''
| style="background:#{{kanto color}}; border: 1px solid #{{kanto color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation IBaseStatNoCat|I}}'''
|HP=81.45 151 || {{MSP|151|Mew}} || {{p|Mew}} |{{typetable2|Psychic}}
| 100Attack=111.14 || 100 || 100 || ''100'' || ''100'' || 100 || 600
Defense=93.50 |-
| styleSpAtk="background:#{{johto color}}; border: 1px solid #{{johto color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation119.73 II|II}}'''
| 251 || {{MSP|251|Celebi}} || {{p|Celebi}} |{{typetable|Psychic}}SpDef=100.23 {{typetable|Grass}}
| 100Speed=106.68 || 100 || 100 || 100 || 100 || 100 || 600
|-Total=612.73 }}
| style="background:#{{hoenn color}}; border: 1px solid #{{hoenn color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation III|III}}'''
| 385 || {{MSP|385|Jirachi}} || {{p|Jirachi}} |{{typetable|Steel}} {{typetable|Psychic}}
| 100 || 100 || 100 || 100 || 100 || 100 || 600
|-
| style="background:#{{hoenn color}}; border: 1px solid #{{hoenn color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation III|III}}'''
| 386 || {{MSP|386|Deoxys}} || {{p|Deoxys}} <small>(Normal Forme)</small> |{{typetable2|Psychic}}
| 50 || 150 || 50 || 150 || 50 || 150 || 600
|-
| style="background:#{{hoenn color}}; border: 1px solid #{{hoenn color dark}}" data-sort-value="III" | '''{{color2|222|Generation III|III}}'''<br><small>{{color2|222|Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen|FR}}</small>
| 386 || {{MSP|386A|Deoxys}} || {{p|Deoxys}} <small>(Attack Forme)</small> |{{typetable2|Psychic}}
| 50 || 180 || 20 || 180 || 20 || 150 || 600
|-
| style="background:#{{hoenn color}}; border: 1px solid #{{hoenn color dark}}" data-sort-value="III" | '''{{color2|000|Generation III|III}}'''<br><small>{{color2|222|Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen|LG}}</small>
| 386 || {{MSP|386D|Deoxys}} || {{p|Deoxys}} <small>(Defense Forme)</small> |{{typetable2|Psychic}}
| 50 || 70 || 160 || 70 || 160 || 90 || 600
|-
| style="background:#{{hoenn color}}; border: 1px solid #{{hoenn color dark}}" data-sort-value="III" | '''{{color2|000|Generation III|III}}'''<br><small>{{color2|222|Pokémon Emerald|E}}</small>
| 386 || {{MSP|386S|Deoxys}} || {{p|Deoxys}} <small>(Speed Forme)</small> |{{typetable2|Psychic}}
| 50 || 95 || 90 || 95 || 90 || 180 || 600
|-
| style="background:#{{sinnoh color}}; border: 1px solid #{{sinnoh color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation IV|IV}}'''
| 489 || {{MSP|489|Phione}} || {{p|Phione}} |{{typetable2|Water}}
| 80 || 80 || 80 || 80 || 80 || 80 || 480
|-
| style="background:#{{sinnoh color}}; border: 1px solid #{{sinnoh color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation IV|IV}}'''
| 490 || {{MSP|490|Manaphy}} || {{p|Manaphy}} |{{typetable2|Water}}
| 100 || 100 || 100 || 100 || 100 || 100 || 600
|-
| style="background:#{{sinnoh color}}; border: 1px solid #{{sinnoh color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation IV|IV}}'''
| 491 || {{MSP|491|Darkrai}} || {{p|Darkrai}} |{{typetable2|Dark}}
| 70 || 90 || 90 || 135 || 90 || 125 || 600
|-
| style="background:#{{sinnoh color}}; border: 1px solid #{{sinnoh color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation IV|IV}}'''
| 492 || {{MSP|492|Shaymin}} || {{p|Shaymin}} <small>(Land Forme)</small> |{{typetable2|Grass}}
| 100 || 100 || 100 || 100 || 100 || 100 || 600
|-
| style="background:#{{sinnoh color}}; border: 1px solid #{{sinnoh color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation IV|IV}}'''
| 492 || {{MSP|492S|Shaymin}} || {{p|Shaymin}} <small>(Sky Forme)</small> |{{typetable|Grass}} {{typetable|Flying}}
| 100 || 103 || 75 || 120 || 75 || 127 || 600
|-
| style="background:#{{sinnoh color}}; border: 1px solid #{{sinnoh color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation IV|IV}}'''
| 493 || {{MSP|493|Arceus}} || {{p|Arceus}} |{{typetable2|Normal}}
| 120 || 120 || 120 || 120 || 120 || 120 || 720
|-
| style="background:#{{unova color}}; border: 1px solid #{{unova color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation V|V}}'''
| 494 || {{MSP|494|Victini}} || {{p|Victini}} |{{typetable|Fire}} {{typetable|Psychic}}
| 100 || 100 || 100 || 100 || 100 || 100 || 600
|-
| style="background:#{{unova color}}; border: 1px solid #{{unova color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation V|V}}'''
| 647 || {{MSP|647|Keldeo}} || {{p|Keldeo}} |{{typetable|Water}} {{typetable|Fighting}}
| 91 || 72 || 90 || 129 || 90 || 108 || 580
|-
| style="background:#{{unova color}}; border: 1px solid #{{unova color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation V|V}}'''
| 648 || {{MSP|648|Meloetta}} || {{p|Meloetta}} <small>(Aria Forme)</small> |{{typetable|Normal}} {{typetable|Psychic}}
| 100 || 77 || 77 || 128 || 128 || 90 || 600
|-
| style="background:#{{unova color}}; border: 1px solid #{{unova color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation V|V}}'''
| 648 || {{MSP|648P|Meloetta}} || {{p|Meloetta}} <small>(Pirouette Forme)</small> |{{typetable|Normal}} {{typetable|Fighting}}
| 100 || 128 || 90 || 77 || 77 || 128 || 600
|-
| style="background:#{{unova color}}; border: 1px solid #{{unova color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation V|V}}'''
| 649 || {{MSP|649|Genesect}} || {{p|Genesect}} |{{typetable|Bug}} {{typetable|Steel}}
| 71 || 120 || 95 || 120 || 95 || 99 || 600
|-
| style="background:#{{kalos color}}; border: 1px solid #{{kalos color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation VI|VI}}'''
| 719 || {{MSP|719|Diancie}} || {{p|Diancie}} |{{typetable|Rock}} {{typetable|Fairy}}
| 50 || 100 || 150 || 100 || 150 || 50 || 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>
| 719 || {{MSP|719M|Diancie}} || {{p|Diancie}} <small>(Mega Diancie)</small> |{{typetable|Rock}} {{typetable|Fairy}}
| 50 || 160 || 110 || 160 || 110 || 110 || 700
|-
| style="background:#{{kalos color}}; border: 1px solid #{{kalos color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation VI|VI}}'''
| 720 || {{MSP|720|Hoopa}} || {{p|Hoopa}} <small>(Hoopa Confined)</small> |{{typetable|Psychic}} {{typetable|Ghost}}
| 80 || 110 || 60 || 150 || 130 || 70 || 600
|-
| style="background:#{{kalos color}}; border: 1px solid #{{kalos color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation VI|VI}}'''
| 720 || {{MSP|720U|Hoopa}} || {{p|Hoopa}} <small>(Hoopa Unbound)</small> |{{typetable|Psychic}} {{typetable|Dark}}
| 80 || 160 || 60 || 170 || 130 || 80 || 680
|-
| style="background:#{{kalos color}}; border: 1px solid #{{kalos color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation VI|VI}}'''
| 721 || {{MSP|721|Volcanion}} || {{p|Volcanion}} |{{typetable|Fire}} {{typetable|Water}}
| 80 || 110 || 120 || 130 || 90 || 70 || 600
|-
| style="background:#{{alola color}}; border: 1px solid #{{alola color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation VII|VII}}'''
| 801 || {{MSP|801|Magearna}} || {{p|Magearna}} |{{typetable|Steel}} {{typetable|Fairy}}
| 80 || 95 || 115 || 130 || 115 || 65 || 600
|-
| style="background:#{{alola color}}; border: 1px solid #{{alola color dark}}" | '''{{color2|000|Generation VII|VII}}'''
| 802 || {{MSP|802|Marshadow}} || {{p|Marshadow}} |{{typetable|Ghost}} {{typetable|Fighting}}
| 90 || 125 || 80 || 90 || 90 || 125 || 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>
| 807 || {{MSP|807|Zeraora}} || {{p|Zeraora}} |{{typetable2|Electric}}
| 88 || 112 || 75 || 102 || 80 || 143 || 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 Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee|LGPE}}</small>
| 808 || {{MSP|808|Meltan}} || {{p|Meltan}} |{{typetable2|Steel}}
| 46 || 65 || 65 || 55 || 35 || 34 || 300
|-
| style="background:#{{alola color}}; border: 1px solid #{{alola color dark}}" data-sort-value="VII" | '''{{color2|000|Generation VII|VII}}'''<br><small>{{color2|222|Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee|LGPE}}</small>
| 809 || {{MSP|809|Melmetal}} || {{p|Melmetal}} |{{typetable2|Steel}}
| 135 || 143 || 143 || 80 || 65 || 34 || 600
|-style="background:#{{Pokémon color light}}"
! colspan=3 |
! colspan=3 | Average with Phione:
! 82,54 || 109,46 || 93,39 || 113,25 || 95,36 || 101,00 || 595,00
|-style="background:#{{Pokémon color light}}"
! colspan=3 |
! colspan=3 | Average without Phione:
! 82,63 || 110,56 || 93,89 || 114,48 || 95,93 || 101,78 || 599,26
|}
* ''Italics'' indicate special stat in [[Generation I]].
 
===In the anime===
 
====Mew====
[[File:20th Anniversary Mew.png|thumb|200px|Artwork of {{p|Mew}} from the {{pkmn|20th Anniversary}}]]
{{p|Mew}} is a {{type|Psychic}} Mythical Pokémon. It is believed to contain the genetic codes of all Pokémon in its DNA. Initially thought to be extinct, a {{ka|Pokémon Mansion|scientific team}} has reported sightings of it in [[Guyana]]. {{p|Mewtwo}} was created after a series of experiments based on Mew, and is thus considered to be part of a [[Legendary duo]] with it.
 
 
In {{g|Sun and Moon}}, it can use a unique [[Z-Crystal]] known as the [[Mewnium Z]], which allows it to perform the [[Z-Move]] [[Genesis Supernova]]. In Sun and Moon, the Mewnium Z was only available through a [[Pokémon Bank]] promotion, but it is available in {{g|Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon}} by showing a Mew to a man in the Tide Song Hotel in Heahea City.
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<gallery>
File:20th Anniversary Mew.png|Artwork of {{p|Mew}} from the {{pkmn|20th Anniversary}}
</gallery>
 
===Generation II===
One Mythical Pokémon was introduced in [[Generation II]].
 
====Celebi====
[[File:M13 Celebi distribution artwork.png|thumb|left|200px|Obtaining {{p|Celebi}} on a [[Nintendo DS Lite]] via [[Mystery Gift]]]]
{{p|Celebi}} is a {{2t|Psychic|Grass}}-type Mythical Pokémon. It is referred to as the guardian of forests, protecting and nourishing them as it [[Time travel|travels through time]].
 
 
It starred in the fourth Pokémon movie, ''[[M04|Celebi: The Voice of the Forest]]''. A Celebi also had a central role in ''[[M13|Zoroark: Master of Illusions]]''.
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<gallery>
File:M13 Celebi distribution artwork.png|Obtaining {{p|Celebi}} on a [[Nintendo DS Lite]] via [[Mystery Gift]]
</gallery>
 
===Generation III===
Two Mythical Pokémon were introduced in [[Generation III]].
 
====Jirachi====
[[File:Jirachi Encounter.png|thumb|240px|Encountering {{p|Jirachi}}]]
{{p|Jirachi}} is a {{2t|Steel|Psychic}}-type Mythical 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 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.
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<gallery>
File:Jirachi Encounter.png|Encountering {{p|Jirachi}}
</gallery>
 
====Deoxys====
[[File:Ranger 3 Deoxys mission art.png|thumb|240px|left|{{p|Deoxys}} surrounded by {{OBP|Pokémon Ranger|Ranger series}}s]]
{{p|Deoxys}} is a {{type|Psychic}} Mythical 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.
 
 
Contrary to its classification in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, [http://www.pokemoncenter.com/info/Pokemon_Characters PokémonCenter.com] as well as the [[Scholastic]] book ''[[Official Guide to Legendary and Mythical Pokémon]]'' call Deoxys a Legendary Pokémon rather than a Mythical Pokémon.
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<gallery>
File:Ranger 3 Deoxys mission art.png|{{p|Deoxys}} surrounded by {{OBP|Pokémon Ranger|Ranger series}}s
</gallery>
 
===Generation IV===
Four Mythical Pokémon were introduced in [[Generation IV]] (five including {{p|Phione}}).
====Manaphy and Phione====
{{main|Sea guardians}}
[[File:Manaphyphione.png|thumb|200px|right|Artwork of {{p|Manaphy}} and {{p|Phione}} from {{game|Diamond and Pearl|s}}]]
{{p|Manaphy}} is a {{type|Water}} Mythical Pokémon, and {{p|Phione}} is a {{type|Water}} Pokémon. Manaphy are born on cold seafloors, also swimming great distances to return to their birthplace, and are born with a wondrous power to bond with any kind of Pokémon. Phione live in warm seas, using the inflation sac on their heads to search for food and to drift in packs, always returning to the place of their birth. Together, these two Pokémon species make up a Mythical duo of a parent and child.
 
 
Manaphy was first made available to those who pre-ordered tickets for ''[[M09|Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea]]'' in Japan. Anyone who pre-ordered tickets received a voucher which could be redeemed from June 17 to August 31, 2006, to access {{ga|Pokémon Ranger}}'s [[Ranger Net]] mission, "Recover the Precious Egg!". Once completed, a Manaphy Egg could be transferred to {{game|Diamond and Pearl|s}} and hatched. Pokémon Ranger's sequel games, [[Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia]] and [[Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs]] have similar downloadable missions where Manaphy Eggs can be transferred to not only Diamond and Pearl but {{g|Platinum}} and {{g|HeartGold and SoulSilver}} as well. Manaphy has since been released through distribution as most other Mythical Pokémon.
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<gallery>
File:Manaphyphione.png|Artwork of {{p|Manaphy}} and {{p|Phione}} from {{game|Diamond and Pearl|s}}
</gallery>
 
====Darkrai====
[[File:Darkrai Newmoon Island.png|thumb|240px|left|{{p|Darkrai}} on [[Newmoon Island]]]]
{{p|Darkrai}} is a {{type|Dark}} Mythical 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 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 {{game|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]].
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<gallery>
File:Darkrai Newmoon Island.png|{{p|Darkrai}} on [[Newmoon Island]]
</gallery>
 
====Shaymin====
[[File:Shaymin Gracideas.png|thumb|240px|{{p|Shaymin}} in a field of [[Gracidea]] flowers]]
{{p|Shaymin}} is a {{type|Grass}} Mythical Pokémon. Shaymin live in flower patches and avoid detection by curling up to look like a flowering plant. Shaymin are able to dissolve toxins in the air to transform ruined land into a lush field of flowers. When sensing gratitude, the flowers all over its body burst into bloom.
 
 
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 {{game|Diamond and Pearl|s}} 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 the 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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<gallery>
File:Shaymin Gracideas.png|{{p|Shaymin}} in a field of [[Gracidea]] flowers
</gallery>
 
====Arceus====
[[File:Arceus ruins art.png|thumb|left|240px|{{p|Arceus}} at the [[Sinjoh Ruins]]]]
{{p|Arceus}} is a {{type|Normal}} Mythical Pokémon. According to mythology, Arceus emerged from an Egg before the universe even existed, then shaped the world with its 1,000 arms.
 
 
Arceus was officially revealed on February 14, 2009, and first made available to players on July 18 of that year, the day when ''[[M12|Arceus and the Jewel of Life]]'' premiered in Japan. Arceus was revealed to international audiences on August 3, 2009.
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<gallery>
File:Arceus ruins art.png|{{p|Arceus}} at the [[Sinjoh Ruins]]
</gallery>
 
===Generation V===
Four Mythical Pokémon were introduced in [[Generation V]].
 
====Victini====
[[File:Victini-Liberty Garden Island.png|thumb|200px|{{p|Victini}} on [[Liberty Garden]]]]
{{p|Victini}} is a {{2t|Psychic|Fire}}-type Mythical Pokémon. It is said that this Pokémon brings victory and that trainers with Victini always win, regardless of the type of encounter. It creates an unlimited supply of energy inside its body, which it shares with those who touch it. When it shares the energy it creates, that being's entire body will be overflowing with power.
 
 
Victini was revealed in a preview for [[M14|the fourteenth Pokémon movie]] which was shown at the end of ''[[M13|Zoroark: Master of Illusions]]''. It was made available in-game by use of the [[Liberty Pass]], an [[event item]] which was distributed across varying time periods worldwide. The Liberty Pass allowed players to travel to [[Liberty Garden]]. Once there, the player would be challenged by members of [[Team Plasma]] and could find Victini in the basement of the lighthouse.
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<gallery>
File:Victini-Liberty Garden Island.png|{{p|Victini}} on [[Liberty Garden]]
</gallery>
 
====Keldeo====
[[File:Keldeo event art.png|thumb|200px|left|Artwork of {{p|Keldeo}}'s Ordinary Form]]
{{p|Keldeo}} is a {{2t|Water|Fighting}}-type Mythical Pokémon and the fourth member of the [[Swords of Justice]]. Its initial appearance in {{game|Black and White|s}} as well as the default in [[Pokémon Black and White Versions 2|Black 2 and White 2]] is its Ordinary Form. In Black 2 and White 2, Keldeo has a [[List of Pokémon with form differences#Keldeo|second form]], its Resolute Form. After triggering an event in the [[Pledge Grove]], the other Swords of Justice—{{p|Cobalion}}, {{p|Virizion}}, and {{p|Terrakion}}—will teach Keldeo {{m|Secret Sword}}. It will remain in its Resolute Form as long as it knows Secret Sword.
 
Keldeo debuted in the fifteenth Pokémon film ''[[M15|Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice]]'', along with the other Swords of Justice.
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<gallery>
File:Keldeo event art.png|Artwork of {{p|Keldeo}}'s Ordinary Form
</gallery>
 
====Meloetta====
[[File:Meloetta formes.png|thumb|200px|{{p|Meloetta}}'s two Formes]]
{{p|Meloetta}} is Mythical Pokémon with two different Formes, Aria Forme and Pirouette Forme. Aria Forme is {{2t|Normal|Psychic}}-type while Pirouette Forme is {{2t|Normal|Fighting}}-type. Legend says that it once played a song and danced so lightly, it filled people's hearts with joy. However, when sorrow darkened the world, it lost the melody. At the same time, its red shoes were lost somewhere. Using {{m|Relic Song}} changes its form.
 
 
Meloetta made its anime debut in [[PK23]]. It debuted on TV in its Aria Forme in ''[[BW082|An Epic Defense Force!]]'' and its Pirouette Forme debuted in ''[[BW087|Expedition to Onix Island!]]''.
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<gallery>
File:Meloetta formes.png|{{p|Meloetta}}'s two Formes
</gallery>
 
====Genesect====
[[File:Genesect promotional art.png|thumb|left|200px|{{p|Genesect}} using {{m|Techno Blast}}]]
{{p|Genesect}} is a {{2t|Bug|Steel}}-type Mythical Pokémon. Originally an ancient insect Pokémon who was feared as the strongest of hunters more than 300 million years ago, Team Plasma revived it from a [[Fossil]] and altered it with cybernetic upgrades in an attempt to create the strongest Pokémon in existence. It uses special [[Drive]]s to make variations to its signature move, {{m|Techno Blast}}.
 
Genesect had its anime debut in a group called the [[Genesect Army]] that had escaped from Team Plasma's [[P2 Laboratory]]. They were first seen in {{an|N}}'s visions in ''[[BW110|The Name's N!]]'', and later on starred in the sixteenth Pokémon movie ''[[M16|Genesect and the Legend Awakened]]'', in which they battled Mewtwo in [[New Tork City]].
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<gallery>
File:Genesect promotional art.png|{{p|Genesect}} using {{m|Techno Blast}}
</gallery>
 
===Generation VI===
Three Mythical Pokémon were introduced in [[Generation VI]].
 
====Diancie====
[[File:Diancie movie artwork.png|thumb|240px|{{p|Diancie}} running from thieves]]
{{p|Diancie}} is a {{2t|Rock|Fairy}}-type Mythical Pokémon. While never shown in the games, it is said to be the result of a {{p|Carbink}} that underwent a mutation. It can create diamonds to protect itself.
 
 
It is the only Mythical Pokémon with the ability to [[Mega Evolution|Mega Evolve]], which allows it to transform into Mega Diancie.
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<gallery>
File:Diancie movie artwork.png|{{p|Diancie}} running from thieves
</gallery>
 
====Hoopa====
[[File:M18 Hoopa distribution artwork.jpg|thumb|left|200px|Obtaining {{p|Hoopa}} on a [[New Nintendo 3DS]] via [[Mystery Gift]]]]
{{p|Hoopa}} is a Mythical Pokémon that has two Formes. Hoopa Confined, the Mischief Pokémon, is a {{2t|Psychic|Ghost}}-type Pokémon, while Hoopa Unbound, the Djinn Pokémon, is a {{2t|Psychic|Dark}}-type Pokémon. It is said to be able to be able to use its gold rings to warp space in order to take things it likes and carry them away into alternate dimensions. It is also said to have carried away an entire castle in an attempt to steal all of its treasure according to some legends. Using an item known as a [[Prison Bottle]], Hoopa Confined can transform into Hoopa Unbound and remain so for three days, after which it transforms back to Hoopa Confined. It will also transform back if deposited in the PC. Hoopa Unbound was first introduced in {{g|Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire}}. {{m|Hyperspace Fury}} fails if used by any Pokémon other than Hoopa Unbound, such as if used by Hoopa Confined.
 
Hoopa appeared in ''[[M18|Hoopa and the Clash of Ages]]'' in both its Confined and Unbound forms.
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<gallery>
File:M18 Hoopa distribution artwork.jpg|Obtaining {{p|Hoopa}} on a [[New Nintendo 3DS]] via [[Mystery Gift]]
</gallery>
 
====Volcanion====
[[File:Volcanion movie artwork.png|thumb|200px|{{p|Volcanion}}]]
{{p|Volcanion}} is a {{2t|Fire|Water}}-type Mythical Pokémon. It uses steam from arms on its back to disappear in fog and blow away mountains. It lives in mountains uninhabited by humans. According to the editor of the [[Lumiose Press]], Volcanion may have an organ unique to it inside its body that is hot enough to instantly vaporize water into steam to use in attacks. There is also a report that suggests that Volcanion may have used its power to destroy a mountain range where Kalos was founded.
 
It made its anime debut in ''[[M19|Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel]]'', in which it went on a mission to rescue {{p|Magearna}} from a power-hungry man named [[Alva]]. It initially did not trust humans, but it changed its mind after seeing how Ash was determined to protect Magearna.
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<gallery>
File:Volcanion movie artwork.png|{{p|Volcanion}}
</gallery>
 
===Generation VII===
 
====Magearna====
[[File:801Magearna.png|thumb|left|200px|{{p|Magearna}}]]
{{p|Magearna}} is a {{2t|Steel|Fairy}}-type Mythical Pokémon. It was made by humans 500 years ago. Its body is entirely metallic and contains tricky machinery and a secret hidden inside. Its core, known as a Soul-Heart, is its true body.
 
 
It acted as one of the main stars of ''[[M19|Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel]]''. In the film, it is said to have been created by a brilliant scientist named [[Nikola]] five centuries ago. In the present day, it was kidnapped by [[Alva]], a corrupt minister of the [[Azoth Kingdom]] who sought to use Magearna's powers for his own selfish purposes.
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====Marshadow====
[[File:802Marshadow.png|thumb|right|200px|{{p|Marshadow}}]]
{{p|Marshadow}} is a {{2t|Fighting|Ghost}}-type Mythical Pokémon. Its very existence is the stuff of legends, as very few people have ever seen it. Marshadow is known to travel through the shadows of humans and Pokémon in order to become stronger by copying the power of movements within said shadows. It has a form-like transformation known as Zenith Marshadow which is triggered when its fighting spirit starts burning.
 
 
Marshadow appeared in ''[[M20|I Choose You!]]'' where it acted as a guide to Ash and his friends.
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====Zeraora====
[[File:807Zeraora.png|thumb|left|200px|{{p|Zeraora}}]]
{{p|Zeraora}} is an {{type|Electric}} Mythical Pokémon introduced in {{g|Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon}}. Zeraora can channel a powerful magnetic field trough the electric currents located in its paw-pads. The magnetic field allows it to levitate and fly through the sky and travel as fast as a lightning strike.
 
 
Zeraora appeared in ''[[M21|The Power of Us]]''.
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====Meltan and Melmetal====
[[File:Melmetal and Meltan.png|thumb|right|200px|{{p|Meltan}} and {{p|Melmetal}}]]
{{p|Meltan}} is a {{type|Steel}} Mythical Pokémon introduced in [[Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!]]. It first appeared in [[Pokémon GO]] on September 21, 2018, by way of large numbers of {{p|Ditto}} disguised as Meltan. Meltan's identity was revealed on September 25, 2018. On October 24, 2018, it was revealed that Meltan can [[evolution|evolve]] into another Steel-type Mythical Pokémon, {{p|Melmetal}}.
 
 
A group of {{DL|Recurring wild Pokémon in the anime|Meltan}} first appeared in ''[[SM106|Evolving Research!]]''. In ''[[SM112|Got Meltan?]]'', one of them was {{pkmn2|caught}} by {{Ash}}. In ''[[SM138|Final Rivals!]]'', Ash's Meltan evolved into {{AP|Melmetal}} by combining with the other Meltan.
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===Generation VIII===
====Unknown new Pokémon====
[[File:2020 Mythical Pokémon silhouette.png|thumb|left|200px|Mythical Pokémon's silhouette]]
There were no new Mythical Pokémon in the game data of [[Pokémon Sword and Shield]] when the games were released. However, a new Mythical Pokémon will be announced on [[Pokémon Day]] 2020. Its silhouette has been officially teased by [[The Pokémon Company International]] and [[CoroCoro]]. The Pokémon is said to be in the new movie ''[[M23|Coco]]'' and will be released with it as well.
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==Trivia==
* If {{p|Phione}} is not considered a Mythical Pokémon, {{p|Manaphy}} is the only Mythical Pokémon that can breed; as such, it is also the only Mythical Pokémon that is not a member of the {{egg3|Undiscovered}}.
* Mythical Pokémon along with [[Special Pokémon]] in [[List of Pokémon by Alola Pokédex number (Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon)|Alola Pokédex]] is marked by a special golden background in its [[Pokédex]] page instead of a regular blue one.
* {{p|Meltan}} is the only Mythical Pokémon that is capable of [[evolution]].
* {{p|Diancie}} is the only Mythical Pokémon that is capable of [[Mega Evolution]].