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Legendary Pokémon

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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}}.
<!--Don't add the remaining Gen VI and VII Pokémon as those that have not appeared in movies as they are too recent. Give it another generation or two. Generation III-V legendaries are also not notable since there are still a few that haven't had a movie, rather than just one.
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.-->
* Every Special and Mythical 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, and every available remaining Legendary Pokémon and Ultra Beasts are marked by a special green one.
* Though {{p|Unown}} is not considered to be a Legendary Pokémon, in ''[[M03|Spell of the Unown: Entei]]'', it is shown in [[Molly Hale]]'s book about Legendary Pokémon. Its power (in large numbers, at least) appears to match that of Legendary Pokémon, and within the canon of the movie it is specifically referred to as a Legendary Pokémon.
** In [[Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness|Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time, Darkness]] [[Explorers of Sky|and Sky]], the [[Adventure Log]] lists recruiting Unown as an accomplishment. The Adventure Log otherwise only list mythical and legendary recruits, with the exception of [[Rotom]].