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'''Mythical Pokémon''' (Japanese: '''{{tt|幻|まぼろし}}のポケモン''' ''Illusory Pokémon'') are a group of {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} seen so rarely in the [[Pokémon world]] that some question their very existence. These are {{pkmn2|event}}-exclusive Pokémon that, with few exceptions, cannot be obtained during normal gameplay.<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20141019114239/http://www.pokemon.co.jp/ex/pokescrap2014/pokemon もらえるプレゼントを詳しく紹介|ポケモンスクラップ オメガルビー・アルファサファイア 幻のポケモンたちをもらおう! キャンペーン] (Japanese, archive)</ref>
 
In Japanese media, Mythical Pokémon and [[Legendary Pokémon]] have always been presented as distinct groups. In non-Japanese media prior to Generation V, Mythical Pokémon and Legendary Pokémon were both considered to be Legendary Pokémon (and the term Mythical Pokémon was unused), although the terms have at times overlapped; since Generation V, the two groups are presented as distinct groups in all official media. In [[Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs]], Mythical Pokémon are referred to as '''rare Pokémon'''.
 
==Overview==
* [[Pokédex]] entries for {{p|Dratini}} state that Dratini was believed to be a mythical Pokémon until it was caught by a {{tc|fisher|fisherman}}.
* {{p|Lugia}} and {{p|Ho-Oh}} were treated similarly to Mythical Pokémon in the core [[Generation III]] games and Diamond, Pearl and Platinum. They cannot be obtained through normal gameplay in these games, nor are they required to complete any Pokédex. Lugia and Ho-Oh have been treated the same as other [[Legendary Pokémon]] in all games starting with {{g|HeartGold and SoulSilver}}.
* Many fans debate the difference between Mythical Pokémon and [[Legendary Pokémon]]. While more recently and currently they are depicted as separate groups, they were orignally overlapping groups.
 
==In other languages==