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120 bytes added, 16:21, 31 December 2020
Added terminology I remember hearing before "Mythical" was used in the west.
'''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.<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, with some fans calling Mythical Pokémon "Event Legendaries", reflecting how they usually must be obtained at an event); 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'''.
 
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