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What exactly are the "rules" of being a Legendary, now that Phione is considered a legendary? It doesn't seem that there are any anymore, making the whole title pretty pointless. Buddy Christ 05:51, 4 May 2008 (UTC)

Even in the anime, are Entei, Raikou, and Suicune ever thought of as gods? I thought they were spirits or embodiments of their elements.

Is Mewtwo really a Legendary? It's even less related to being a God than Raikou, Entei and Suicune, as it's just a mutant created in a laboratory. Also, in the Symphonic Medley Opening, you don't see Mewtwo coupling with the other Legendaries. Perhaps this article should be made more precise, telling the reader that Mewtwo isn't really a Legendary, but often is mentioned as a Legendary, as it has legendary powers (from mew)? What do you think? --nYoo 21:50, 26 Jun 2005 (UTC)

I personally think it's safe to assume that Mewtwo is a legendary, but a note might be added about that. Also, how do you say legendary in Japanese? More curious than anything, it doesn't have to be added to the page -Greengiant

The question is whether maboroshi and densetsu are exclusive categories. Are there any Pokémon which are maboroshi and in densetsu? Some of the maboroshi Pokémon are present in densetsu, such as Lugia (although a veiled reference); Latios and Latias are featured in densetsu, but their species is mugen Pokémon - perhaps a roundabout self-reference to the nature of legendary Pokémon - but English species name Eon suggests a pun between 無限 (infinite) and 夢幻 (fantasy) rather than that. - 振霖T 08:16, 27 Jun 2005 (UTC)

I realy wonder If any trainer ever captured (or already captured) an densetsu or maboroshi? (exept Giovanni he owned mewto for a limited time)

Mewtwo is more of the maboroshi than the densetsu. Determining weither or not it's 'densetsu' or not depends on which canon we use. In the Anime, the Kanto Bird Trio certainly is densetsu, but in the games, they are barely mentioned, except by a few Bird Keepers. Should the message at the bottom about the Regis have info added to include Regigigas or not? I believe that it is the sealed Pokemon that the caves in Hoenn warn about. --PikamasterADV 15:54, 2 October 2006 (UTC)

Interesting. I always assumed it referred to all three Gen III Regis but in the light of Diamond and Pearl that is a good possibility. --FabuVinny 23:08, 28 October 2006 (UTC)

An interesting point is that DP itself uses the terms maboroshi and densetsu, and this is translated into English as mirage and legendary, respectively. It also seems to suggest that maboroshi is a subset of densetsu. - 振霖T 08:43, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

Regarding this, should we mention which categories each Legendary falls under? If there's a list somewhere in Japanese? --Greengiant 02:45, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

I think that the Sinnoh Myths article should be merged with this one, or else the entire section on "Myths and Legends involving Legendary Pokémon" might need to be its own article (perhaps called something like "Myths and Legends of the Pokémon World" so it has greater scope?) with the Sinnoh Myths part of that. Just an idea, because I saw that it's a featured article candidate now, and the myths section looks sort of subpar. --Greengiant 02:42, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

I think that Unown should defiantly be considered a lengendary. --Ryguy 11:30, 27 June 2007 (UTC)

Like Arcanine, I suppose it could be considered as having legendary characteristics, but really, it's not legendary. Legendaries are pretty much completely defined by the fact that they are one-per-game Pokémon that are not able to breed and produce offspring that either is or can become the same species. And, of course, how many Unown can you get? A lot. --TTEchidna 01:37, 28 June 2007 (UTC)

Solaceon Ruins?

Should a translation of the Unown runes there be on this page? --Angerman 10:18, 7 October 2007 (UTC)

What about Absol?

Sometimes, aren't absol considered legendary?

No. I've never heard of Absol being legendary, and I know a lot about Absol. :S TinaTheKirlia ♥ 02:29, 10 October 2007 (UTC)
I don't think they're ever considered legendary. They have appeared close to legendaries, because Absol are disaster-sensing Pokémon, and there are no bigger disasters than those caused by legendaries and their interaction with nature ;) --Johans 02:42, 10 October 2007 (UTC)


Since when was Giratina confirmed to have been created from Arceus? And even more pertinent, since when have Cresscelia and Darkrai been said to have been created from Giratina? --Zeta 04:11, 10 October 2007 (UTC)

According to the games, Arceus is the "Original One." This would mean that everything in the Pokémon world was either created by Arceus or by another Pokémon that was created by Arceus, or another Pokémon that was created by a Pokémon that was created by Arceus, and so on. Giratina is clearly too powerful to have been created by Uxie, Mesprit, Azelf, Dialga, or Palkia, so by a process of elimination, Giratina was created by Arceus. Also, this article wouldn't be on Bulbapedia if Giratina wasn't recognized by everyone as being created by Arceus (I didn't start the article). Now, as for why Cresselia and Darkrai were created by Giraina. First, they were nowhere near powerful enough to be straight from Arceus. Therefore, they must either be from Dialga and Palkia, Giratina, or Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf. Due to the fact that they essentially have nothing to do with time and space, they would have to be created by either Giratina or the Lake Trio. Since there is no mention of Cresselia or Darkrai in the legends in the Canalave Library (Giratina isn't mentioned because it was unknown), they can't have been made by the Lake Trio either. Therefore, by a process of elimination, Giratina created Cresselia and Darkrai. --Shiny NoctowlTalk | Contribs 12:24, 10 October 2007 (UTC)
That's nothing but original research. None of us get the right to say something isn't "powerful enough" to be created by Arceus. Unless Game Freak/Tajiri/etc. announce any of that, you can't treat it as fact.--Loveはドコ? (talk contribs) 12:49, 10 October 2007 (UTC)
That is entirely all speculation on your part. I'm surprised you didn't try to shove all the other Legendaries into that absurd "family tree". So did Kyogre give birth to Manaphy or did Lugia mate with Latias? *rolls eyes* And that article you linked to is about fan terminology, so that isn't confirming it as fact. --Zeta 19:21, 10 October 2007 (UTC)
That article I linked to says that Giratina is on an equal level (power-wise, not in-game level-wise) as Dialga and Palkia. And I didn't add the other legendaries because they, unlike Giratina, Darkrai, and Cresselia, have no proof of their relationships with other legendary Pokémon. If I was going to add an "absurd family tree" as you called it, I would have added this (some of the sub-relationships are confirmed, but their relationships with Gen IV haven't been confirmed yet, so I couldn't add them). --Shiny NoctowlTalk | Contribs 23:04, 10 October 2007 (UTC)
No, the article you linked to just said that "The Dragon trio is a term used to refer to Giratina, Dialga, and Palkia". It doesn't say anything about these mysterious "power levels" that seem to only exist in your mind, nor that the three all came from Arceus anymore than Kyogre, Groudon, and Rayquaza do. Nor does it say anything about Darkrai and Cresselia being siblings or Giratina being their mother. This is entirely fanwank speculation on your part. --Zeta 00:29, 11 October 2007 (UTC)
By "power levels," I just meant that they are equally powerful. --Shiny NoctowlTalk | Contribs 00:56, 11 October 2007 (UTC)
Again, according to this weird definition of power that depends entirely on your opinion of Pokedex entries and not anything according to game stats or anything. --Zeta 01:15, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

Yes it is based on stats. Look:


HP: 150

Attack: 100

Defense: 120

SpAtk: 100

SpDef: 120

Speed: 90

Total: 680


HP: 100

Attack: 120

Defense: 120

SpAtk: 150

SpDef: 100

Speed: 90

Total: 680


HP: 90

Attack: 120

Defense: 100

SpAtk: 150

SpDef: 120

Speed: 100

Total: 680

Not only do they all have the same total base stats (680) but they have the same distributions (one 150, two 120s, two 100, and one 90). This clearly shows that they are a trio. --Shiny NoctowlTalk | Contribs 01:25, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

Hey, I just noticed something kind of awkward about Palkia. You know it's in-game base HP, 90. Now look at a card scan of Palkia from the Diamond & Pearl TCG set. If you notice, they have the exacly the same HP. Take an example from Shednga. In-game-1-TCG-up to 50.-Groudon465 9:40 p.m., 10 October 2007 (CT)

Having identical stats does not make Pokemon siblings. Pokedex entries, flavor text, and cannon stories make Pokemon siblings. Fan assumptions do not count. End of story. --Zeta 04:41, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

Every single legendary trio has the same total base stats with the same distributions between stats. Therefore, my argument is valid until you can find three unrelated Pokémon that have the same base stat total with the same distribution. --Shiny NoctowlTalk | Contribs 12:23, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

First of all, please get it through your head that stats have no effect on Pokemon background or flavor information. Second of all, easily done. Shaymin. Manaphy. Mew. Jirachi. Celebi. I guess they all come from some unnamed "mother" Pokemon as well, right? --Zeta 16:12, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

I said unrelated Pokémon. --Shiny NoctowlTalk | Contribs 01:35, 12 October 2007 (UTC)
And you first said:
Again, according to this weird definition of power that depends entirely on your opinion of Pokedex entries and not anything according to game stats or anything.
But then completely reversed it and said:
Having identical stats does not make Pokemon siblings.  Pokedex entries, flavor text, and cannon stories make Pokemon siblings.
First you say that base stats are important and Pokédex entries aren't important, and then you say that base stats aren't important and Pokédex entries are important. Which is it? --Shiny NoctowlTalk | Contribs 01:35, 12 October 2007 (UTC)
I think a more sound argument will note that all of the highest-powered legendaries of a generation typically have their stats sum to 680, as Mewtwo does, too. That doesn't imply lineage, directly anyway. Also, your argument that power doesn't increase down an "evolutionary" or other chain is disproven by Mewtwo, who is significantly more "powerful" than Mew in every canonical respect save learnset. evkl 12:56, 12 October 2007 (UTC)
Okay. About Giratina and everything. Go compare Dialga, Palkia and Giratina's stats and level-up moves.
Stats: 150 (1), 120 (2), 100 (2), 90 (1).
Moves in common - Scary Face and DragonBreath at L:1.
STAB move at 10.
AncientPower at 20.
Dragon Claw at 30.
Signature move at 40.
Heal Block at 50.
Earth Power at 60.
Slash at 70. (I say wtc at this one. Why Slash?!)
Powerful STAB move at 80.
Aura Sphere at 90.
(Note that the ONLY differences between the movepools between the movepools is the STAB moves, and the signature moves. Coincidental? I think not.) TinaTheKirlia ♥ 16:45, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

It's obvious that they're related. And Giratina will be the third version mascot. However, that's a conclusion and not a fact. Still, I don't get why doesn't Giratina appear in the article anymore. Did it start a Shadow Force? If the trouble is because of classifying it as a "legendary dragon", then let's just place Giratina next to Regigigas and the others, and mention its possible relation to Dialga and Palkia while the third version doesn't appear. --Johans 17:24, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

You say "It's obvious they're related." So it should be added back into the article.
Legendary trio Existence trio      

(Attacks in
do direct
Start DragonBreath
Scary Face
10 Metal Claw Water Pulse Ominous Wind
20 AncientPower
30 Dragon Claw
40 Roar of Time Spacial Rend Shadow Force
50 Heal Block
60 Earth Power
70 Slash
80 Flash Cannon Aqua Tail Shadow Claw
90 Aura Sphere

ShinyTalk | Contribs 19:27, 20 October 2007 (UTC)

hey, i did this! by the way, giratina IS PART OF THIS TRIO. just wait till pokemon opal comes out. you'll see. there is a website if you don't believe in me: [1]. Uxie wisdomTalk | Legendaries 22:31, 20 October 2007 (UTC)

Ummmmmmmmmmmmm............... that link just goes to the nintendo website..........It has nothing about girantina! --Theryguy512 22:46, 20 October 2007 (UTC)

I KNOW THAT! but it's strange anyway. you can see a better description here: [2]. scroll down until you see Sunday - May 6th, 2007. Uxie wisdomTalk | Legendaries 23:11, 20 October 2007 (UTC)

The guy said it was an APRIL FOOLS JOKE! --Theryguy512 23:45, 20 October 2007 (UTC)

no, he said that someone made it up and THAT was an April fools joke. still, the website still exists. And the registrant of that site (which likns to nintendo) is nintendo! think whatever you want, dude, but ever since i read this, it got stuck on my head. Uxie wisdomTalk | Legendaries 11:06, 21 October 2007 (UTC)

The fact that Nintendo that domain name certainly is suspicious. However, Nintendo has also filed a bunch of weird trademarks like "Pokémon Amethyst," and we shouldn't think about a website redirect so hard. It may mean absolutely nothing; for example, J.K. Rowling has a history of filing trademarks for fake Harry Potter titles.--Loveはドコ? (talk contribs) 22:18, 21 October 2007 (UTC)


Yep, there's a problem with Giratina being part of the Dragon Trio...Guess what? It is not in the Sinnoh Pokédex! Looking at the before Sister games, you can conclude that the region's Pokédex stays the same until the defeat of the Elite Four. So, in conclusion, Giratina will NOT be in the main storyline of the sister game of Diamond and Pearl. In other words, The only Legendaries left to be the next game's mascot are the Lake Trio and Manaphy! Big Problem, right? At least Rayquaza and Suicune were in their region Pokédexes! The likeliness of a sister game to DP is low, very low... Agent 448δ | DP | 12:21, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

Nintendo will probably come up with a way around it. Maybe the main storyline happens after you become the Champion. Or maybe, the main storyline happens before you become the Champion, but you don't get to actually catch Giratina until after you become the Champion. ShinyTalk | Contribs 12:26, 23 October 2007 (UTC)
I doubt it. Most game event take place before the elite four and the star Pokémon is usually obtainable before the elite four anyway (I used a master ball on the Rayquaza) Agent 448δ | DP | 12:30, 23 October 2007 (UTC)
Forgetting that Rayquaza was only obtainable after the E4? Yes, it was in Hoenn Dex.. but even then, you CAN get Pokémon not in Sinnoh Dex - for example, I did have 100 Eevee before the Elite Four - I just couldn't view their dex data or number. So um.. yeah, I still think it's possible ^^; I think you got Rayquaza before the E4 in Emerald, though I'm not sure because I haven't got to that point yet. TinaTheKirlia 16:17, 23 October 2007 (UTC)
Well, yeah. I was talking bout Emerald. And it's true, Rayquaza is the star Pokémon and can be captured before the E4... Agent 448δ | DP | 09:40, 24 October 2007 (UTC)
Hmm, the regional Pokédex numeration is not so determinant IMO. They could also enlarge the Sinnoh Pokédex for the third version specifically. Since the regional Pokédex is a game-specific feature and not a file-specific feature, it's possible. Emerald took place after Ruby & Sapphire chronologically, so maybe they'll expand the Sinnoh Pokédex months/years later. Maybe the Spring Path will open right after you catch Dialga and Palkia and before you become the champion. Let Oak give you the National Pokédex when you meet every Pokémon plus Giratina. --Johans 16:24, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

Now that has never EVER happened before in one of the sister games. And I just had a horrible thought. Since I saw Suicune as Crystal's mascot, the next game's mastcot could be Mesprit...Okay, that gives us FIVE Pokémon...*sigh* Agent 448δ | DP | 09:10, 24 October 2007 (UTC)

What thing never happened? ^_^' And yeah, Mesprit is like a Generation IV Suicune. With the exception that the choice of Suicune only happened in the third version (not Gold and Silver), while the peculiarities of Mesprit exist since the first two versions, before Opal. Also Ho-Oh and Lugia didn't have a Rayquaza/Giratina in their generation. Dialga rules time, Palkia rules space, and maybe Giratina rules the whole reality and is the ultimate goal of Cyrus or something. --Johans 15:55, 24 October 2007 (UTC)
They have NEVER enlarged the Pokédex before...Giratina rules the underworld, maybe Cyrus want to bring back Pokémon from the dead...It's just a thought... Agent 448δ | DP | 02:14, 27 October 2007 (UTC)
Since they have enlarged the Pokédex, and Giratina is the mascot, and Giratina is obtainable before the E4, and Platina confirms Giratina's position alongside Dialga and Palkia, not to mention movie 11, I think it's safe to say that Giratina belongs grouped together with Dialga and Palkia. Satosuke 16:54, 28 September 2008 (UTC)

A Quartet???

Just thoght I should point out that Phione, Manaphy, Heatran and Shaymin all seem to complement eachother. Could it be that they are the 1st Legendary Quartet?

No. I have NO idea how Heatran is related to them. AT ALL. Shaymin, Phione, Manaphy all fit in the Cute category. Heatran goes in the 'I HAVE NO IDEA D8' category. Tinaδ 01:43, 16 November 2007 (UTC)
And besides, Phione is far weaker, and Heatran has higher base stats. Shiny?! 01:44, 16 November 2007 (UTC)

Ok, stats aside, they each represent one domains of the legendaries. Fire, Water, and Grass. Although it is a bit of a stretch, I am not talking about their relative stats, I'm talking about Pokémon Mythos. They have played a large role in shaping the world.

But still. NONE of them have to do with the land. This is a random thought to just give an excuse to categorize (Not the Wiki Way!) the last legends that don't fit. Tinaδ 22:43, 16 November 2007 (UTC)

Manaphy is the 'Prince of the Sea' Shaymin causes Land to flourish, and creates a cleaner sky, and Heatran dwells in a volcano, hence land

There already is a quartet. Have you forgotten the four legendary golems? Buddy Christ 05:57, 4 May 2008 (UTC)

Have you forgotten that they have a leader (Regigigas)? So they are a trio with one leader. OptimatumTalk|Links06:38 4 May 2008
Shaymin seems to be the "Nature" one, who would be against Rotom (Decay/Urbanization) if it was a full Legendary. Phione is like a servant to Manaphy, and not a true Legendary. Manaphy would be better against Regigigas (the sea vs. the continents - Panlassa vs. Pangaea), and Heatran (Earth) would be best against Deoxys (Space).KrytenKoro 06:45, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

the regis re three. regigigas is the are my slave now Slappy 21:08, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

How many?

How many legendary pokemons are actually are there? I mean are they one of a kind or theres more of them?? MAXDude

They're only one of a kind in the games (although I think that can easily be explained as "you'll probably never see such a rare Pokémon more than once). In other media (anime, manga, etc.) there's often more than one because - let's face it - it's improbable that these Pokémon wouldn't be extinct by now without a way to procreate.--Loveはドコ? (talk contribs) 20:51, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

No, you may CATCH only one, but that doesn't mean that they ARE one-of-a-kind. I mean, even the Games imply that there are multitudes of legendaries, considering how Entei's Pokedex entry said that a new one is born at the same time a Volcano erupts (though pokedex entries are debatable), Brandon has all of the regis (as well as all of the three birds on gold symbol level), The Legendary Beasts were found in Orre, Fiore, and even KANTO (the last one couldn't have been the burnt tower beasts since they were still asleep by that time.), in addition to Johto, the [email protected]'s Pokedex articles stated that there was more than one [email protected], the 3 Birds were seen in Kanto and Orre, Lugia was sighted in Orre, Kanto and Johto. The same applies to Ho-Oh (though, unlike Lugia, it was never a shadow pokemon.), Celebi was seen in Orre, Fiore, and Johto (sort of), Mew was seen on mysterious Island, pokemon Island, Kanto, And Fiore, Manaphy (as well as Phione) were implied to have many in their species due to both of them being introduced as eggs, Rayquaza, Groudon, and Kyogre were all seen in both Hoenn and Fiore, and Palmer had Regigigas, Cresselia, and Heatran on his team in the second battle against him, despite the fact that Regigigas, Heatran, and Cresselia are most likely still at their places. I mean, the Only legendary pokemon that is explicitly stated to be one of a Kind (Or at least haven't had another of their species appear in the Main Pokeverse yet.) are Mewtwo (Mystery Dungeon doesn't count.), Darkrai (the upcoming Mystery dungeon sequel doesn't count), Sheimi, and Arceus.


I don't think a legendary pokemon has to be strictly native to one region, I see nothing significant about Ho-Oh appearing in both Johto and Orre. There are definitly more then one member of legendary pokemon species, except for special cases like Palkia and such. At the same time, I don't think the fact that Palmer had legendary pokemon is significant, since most games give legendary pokemon to the last enemy trainer at the end of particular modes. (Mt. Battle, Battle Tower, Poketopia, etc.) Mesprit 18:29, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

Ok, in regards to certain pokemon not being strictly native to one region, While that is technically true, there are holes that need to be explained. ONE, if you capture Ho-Oh in, oh, the Sevii Islands, for example, How is it able to reappear in Johto 3 years later? TWO, How can the 3 dogs be running around Kanto if they are supposed to be asleep in the Burnt Tower for another 3 years? In regards to Palkia and Dialga, let's just wait and see. Hey, we thought Groudon, Kyogre, and Rayquaza were unique as well just because they were viewed as gods, and yet, they reappeared in Fiore, despite their being captured by the protagonist, which hints at their being an entire species (plus, they hinted that Kyogre and Groudon got into a scuffle when you find kyogre (it mentions a wound), and while they DID scuffle in Emerald, it wasn't even much of a scuffle since they were just standing there, and in the FMV depicting Rayquaza's arrival, neither of them had anything that hinted at a wound. Oh, and Dialga and Palkia are pokemon in Pokemon Ranger Batonnage (in extra missions, but still), and taking into account that Palkia or Dialga (depending on whether it's Pearl/Diamond) were most likely captured by the Protagonist, I think it's DEFINITELY certain that these are a different Dialga and Palkia.

Also, in regards to pokemon that haven't appeared in other games yet, I'd better change it to Mewtwo and Arceus, since Darkrai is going to be the main pokemon target in Pokemon Ranger Batonnage and Sheimi is ALSO a pokemon that's capturable in Batonnage (I think this is the first event Pokemon since the Mew glitch to be introduced in a game BEFORE it's movie came out.)

Weedle Mchairybug 12:01, 4 May 2008 (UTC)

Side games shouldn't be taken in the same context IMO. Glinn Mgraw 12:09, 4 May 2008 (UTC)
Actually, quite a FEW "side games" are actually more like main games since they tie in with the Main Games quite a bit. In the Colosseum games, the first one had an event that was the only way to legitimately get Celebi into the 3rd gen games/remakes, and since XD was a sequel to the first game, that ALSO ties in as well (Plus, it's also the only OTHER way to get Lugia into the 3rd gen games if you missed the event for Navel Rock). Plus, the first ranger game makes direct references to the main games, AND it's the only way to get Manaphy into Diamond and Pearl, and with Batonnage, That also gives direct linkage to D/P (Also, if you were one of the people who didn't get Darkrai in the original airing of the 10th movie, this is also the only OTHER way to get Darkrai into the D/P games.). the only games that should actually be considered Side Games are Pokemon Channel (The Jirachi event doesn't count, since it was exclusively in Europe), the Stadium Games, Pokemon Snap (sort of) and the Mystery Dungeon games.
Weedle Mchairybug 12:30, 4 May 2008 (UTC)
Well, no, I got Manaphy via Mystery Gift downloading. Anything that isn't one of the Game Boy/DS games is pretty much a side game, of secondary importance. Glinn Mgraw 12:58, 4 May 2008 (UTC)
Well, even Still, it was one of the only ways to get Manaphy into Diamond and Pearl. Besides, technically, the transfer of Manaphy from Pokemon Ranger/Batonnage to Pokemon Diamond and Pearl is a Mystery gift download as well, since you need the Mystery gift option to be unlocked BEFORE you can transfer Manaphy from Ranger/Batonnage to your D/P pack. Besides, I consider ANYTHING that has direct linkage to the main Gameboy/DS games (either it's one of the few ways [if not the only way] to acquire a pokemon or exclusive item, it references the games explicitly, or it has logical ties to the Pokemon main games, or all of the above {or most of the above}) to be part of the Main Games. I mean, should we consider Manaphy a non-canon pokemon, then? I mean, It DEBUTED in what you called a "spin-off", so under that sense, it isn't canon.

Weedle Mchairybug 14:14, 4 May 2008 (UTC)
There is a difference between being canon and being a main game. I consider a number of side games canon, most notably the Ranger games. Glinn Mgraw 14:17, 4 May 2008 (UTC)

Here's a highly educated guess:

  • Birds (multiple)
  • Mewtwo (only one)
  • Mew (only one)
  • Dogs (multiple)
  • Lugia and Ho-oh (debatable)
  • Celebi (only one)
  • Golems (debatable)
  • Latias and Latios (multiple)
  • Groudon/Kyogre/Rayquaza (only one)
  • Jirachi (only one)
  • Deoxys (only one)
  • Lake Trio (only one)
  • Dialga/Palkia (only one)
  • Heatran (debatable)
  • Regigigas (debatable)
  • Giratina (only one (depends on Platinum))
  • Cresselia (debatable)
  • Phione (very debatable)
  • Manaphy (debatable)
  • Darkrai (only one)
  • Shaymin (multiple)
  • Arceus (only one)

Gligar 20:40, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

  • There definitely seems to be more than one deoxys, think it's mentioned in one of the movies... I'm pretty sure there's only one Lugia and Ho-oh.. they can fly from place to place....... probably multiple of the golems, but judging by how he's described it seems like 1 regigas makes sense.. Also some of the stuff the above poster talked about seems a bit weird.... like the superancient pokemon not being unique simply because their fight wasn't that flashy.. or because you catch them, which seems to be to be noncanonish at least... even more so in Gen4.. catching a pokemon who controls time but.... then you only use it for a couple little battles? <,< .. not sure about the bunch of birds considering how much of a big deal they were in that movie. if all of them were caught a cataclysm would happen? Sylari 06:00, 20 September 2008 (UTC)

I'll prove to y'all that all 35 are legendaries. This is just a bunch of information bunched up, but if you read it and comprehend it, you'll understand it.

Gen I: Mew is obviously a Legendary. Mewtwo is Legendary enough due to in-game stuff and anime stuff. Birds are legendary because 1) Mewtwo is legendary, and all four are similarly treated in RBYG/FRLG, and 2) folklore.

Gen II: Dogs are Legendary with their relationships with Ho-oh (giving a third reason for birds being legendary due to Lugia). Ho-oh and Lugia are obviously treated as Legendaries. Celebi is event-only, automatically making it a Legendary.

Gen III: Golems sit in one place, and they're the Legendary Trio of Hoenn. If Dogs and Birds are all Legendary, then the Golems are Legendary, further supported by Regigigas, a surefire legendary. Groudon, Kyogre, and Rayquaza are spoken of in myth and such and any version mascot in Gens II-IV main series (save FRLG) is Legendary, Suicune's inclusion fortifying all three trios as Legendaries. Jirachi/Deoxys=event only=Legendary. Latias and Latios roam and they're not pseudo-legendary, and in the Hoenn and National Dex they are in the middle of all the Legendaries, which logically speaking means they are Legendaries.

Gen IV: Lake Trio is a trio. Dialga and Palkia (and Giratina now) are version mascots and key focuses in legends. Heatran is spoken of in myth and is placed with the Legendaries. Also, only Legendaries are not in the Sinnoh Dex in Platinum, and Heatran is in there. Regigigas is the trio master of the Regi trio, making him more Legendary than a standard trio, as already discussed. Darkrai is event-only, and Cresselia is its counterpart. This makes it obvious that Cresselia is Legendary (and, of course, Darkrai). Shaymin and Arceus are event-only (Arceus is the Legendary). Last but not least, said it themselves Phione is a Legendary, making Manaphy a Legendary as well. That totals to 35.

That's all. Gligar 21:38, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

Another Giratina Comment

Has it ever occurred to anyone that maybe since Giratina is from another dimension that maybe it's not supposed to really be grouped with the pokemon that we know of? I mean, there could be another dimension with other pokemon, other people, and another pokemon god just as powerful as Arceus, maybe more powerful. For all we know, Giratina could be the weakest pokemon in that dimension, maybe it's the Magikarp of the dimension. But I doubt the world of pokemon is that complicated.

Palkia and Dialga spend most of their time in that other demension, and since Giratina has the same base stats as them, I believe it can be safely said that he is super-powered, no matter how you look at it. Mesprit 18:31, 3 March 2008 (UTC)


What's with the trivia? ONLY Celebi and Dialga have big similarities with time travel and time control? What about Deoxys and Palkia? Space travel and space control? YinYang 22:10, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

When are people going to understand that the concept of "space" (as in "spatial relations") is a very different concept from "outer space"?--Loveはドコ? (talk contribs) 04:01, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
Meaning: Palkia is the guy who controls volume/space. Deoxys is the guy FROM outer space. See? It's the Θρtιmαtum♏Talk|Links07:24 28 May 2008
Yeah, what Optimus said! YinYang 05:52, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
Which means you're wrong, Yin Yang. >.> It's the Θρtιmαtum♏Talk|Links05:58 29 May 2008

Should Rotom be mentioned in the Trivia since many people mistakenly thought it to be legendary? ~$aturn¥oshi THE VOICES 17:53, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

Mewtwo being related to Lugia and Ho-Oh?

Well, I find that subject a bit touchy, and the main convergences were seen on gen II only, but, anyway:

-Their base stats are 106/154/130/110/90/90, in different orders (except HP, being 106 for all 3). They also had the highest BST of the 251 Pokemon present back then.

-All 3 were used by Silver/Rival in both Rounds of Stadium 2.

-In Gen II, the level-up moves were learnt in the levels that are multiples of 11. (Although Lugia and Ho-Oh were closer there, as the only move differences they had were Aeroblast/Sacred Fire, Hydro Pump/Fire Blast, and Rain Dance/Sunny Day.). Mewtwo also had two basic moves instead of one, but it is single type, while the other two have a double type.

-From Gen III onwards, they have had the same ability, Pressure.

So, well, what is your opinion?

Eriorguez 01:50, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

I think that Lugia and Ho-Oh were created to equal Mewtwo if you were to fight back then, so no player would get disadvantage. So there MUST be a relation of stats and Pokémon skills, yes. hfc2X 04:23, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

more useless grouping

giratina is part of the dragon trio. forget stats, pokédex entries, version mascots for a sec. you can seperate all these by body types. birds: zapmolcuno, lugia, [email protected], ect. beasts: suicune, ect. huminoids: mewtwo, deoxys, ect. HUGE guys: groudon, dailga, ect. golems: the regis, heatran. then cute guys: mew, celeby, shaymin, uxie, ect. then arceus. oh and the (unfinished) family tree is right hereWhatswithalltheextraspace 19:56, 9 August 2008 (UTC)


Could sprites be implemented on this page? I notice this page doesn't seem to stand out as much as your average Pokemon article, list article, etc. Especially since it's listing and then describing specific Pokemon. Gligar 20:43, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

anime multiples..

the section at the bottom says that in the anime 'multiples of most legendaries have been seen' .... which legendaries from the anime have there been confirmed to be multiples of.. just wondering, I can't think of any off the top of my head... Sylari 05:45, 20 September 2008 (UTC)

Celebi, Lugia, Regice, Regirock, Registeel. Anything else?--Diby 05:52, 20 September 2008 (UTC)
Shaymin. And probably also Articuno. --Martonimos((Argh|Blargh)) 06:12, 20 September 2008 (UTC)
It also strongly implies Suicune, but doesn't outright confirm it. Sailorleo 08:07, 20 September 2008 (UTC)
Movie 1 and Movie 8 Mews. Also, there are three different Deoxys (two movie, one anime episode). Gligar 15:23, 4 October 2008 (UTC)
there's also Zapdos, and Moltres. Entei might also have multiples, as well as Raikou (If Suicune is implied to have multiples, they do as well.), it was stated that there are multiple Manaphy. Also, the Darkrai in the upcoming episode is most likely different from the Darkrai of Alamos town. There's also Latias and Latios, of course. Rayquaza probably has multiples as well (the intro to the 9th movie kinda hints at this.), and Kyogre and Groudon most likely have multiples (with Kyogre, 9th movie. for Groudon, if Kyogre has multiples, so does Groudon). Weedle Mchairybug 03:33, 27 November 2008 (UTC)


Should we add spiritomb in the Other Pokémon of myth section? Its Pokédex states that it was formed by 108 spirits and is bound to a fissure in an Odd Keystone because of misdeeds 500 years ago, so it makes sense. --kebs. 11:19, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

Eh... I guess. It's no worse than the others we've got there. --((Marton imos)) 11:13, 26 October 2008 (UTC)
Anyways, its a featured article so I have no authority to add it up, thats why I brought it here. --kebs. 11:19, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

rotoms legendary- unsigned comment from Timer (talkcontribs)

Hell no.--The Kkllnnator blastoise 20:59, 17 November 2008 (UTC)

Egg forms may not equal to reproduction

As I have also stated in another section, I do not believe that the eggs of the Legendary Birds shown in Pokémon Snap necessarily represent offspring.

While I partially agree on the fact that Legendary Pokemon may not be "one of a kind" in the literal sense, I also believe that the eggs that the Legendary Birds hatched from (specific to Pokémon Snap) are not of newborn offspring, but may just be a form of hibernation for any reason whatsoever (e.g. recovering from damages, hiding, long-term rest, etc).

In short; I believe that the egg states of the Legendary Birds shown in Pokémon Snap are not of offspring, but simply the birds emerging from a deep rest or recovery period.

HechEff 03:13, 9 January 2009 (UTC)

You read my mind!--Pokelova 03:47, 9 January 2009 (UTC)
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