Legendary Pokémon (Japanese: 伝説のポケモン Legendary Pokémon) are a group of incredibly rare and often very powerful Pokémon, generally featured prominently in the legends and myths of the Pokémon world.

There has been much speculation in the Pokémon world as to which legends are true and which are fabricated and/or exaggerated. Despite Arceus being known as the 'God' of Pokémon, there has never been scientific proof to support the theory, other than folk lore and theories of the worlds creation.

Not every Legendary Pokémon has created and or aided the creation of the Pokémon world, although it's thought that most hold some sort of status (such as Dialga being the controller of 'time' and Palkia of 'space') in the Pokémon world.

Lexi has met many and on occasion, befriended Legendary Pokémon; she herself claims to be 'extremely lucky' to have met so many, although she has also been claimed to be 'known' among many Legendaries who wish to meet her.

Kanto native

The Winged Mirages

Articuno is the Ice-type Freeze Pokémon, based on Winter. It can create and manipulate ice freely by freezing the moisture in the air. Its translucent wings are imbued with the essence of frigidity, and the flapping of its wings chills the air, causing the conversion of water particles in the air into snow or ice, causing snow to fall when it flies overhead. In legend, Articuno resides within the confines of icy mountains, because those who have seen it were often doomed explorers scaling such mountains, and therefore it is believed Articuno makes it a point to appear before them and save them.

Zapdos is the Electric-type Electric Pokémon, based on Summer. It is always seen in conjunction with thunderstorms, because it gathers energy from the electricity in the atmosphere, and is said to live in such clouds. It also causes massive crackling and snapping sounds when it flies; these are contributed to the lightning bolts it is said to shed when airborne.

Moltres is the Fire-type Flame Pokémon, based on Spring. It can freely create and manipulate fire, and when it flaps its wings, it creates a brilliant flash of flames. If its body is injured for any reason, it will head towards a volcano and dip its body in the molten magma to heal its wounds. When Moltres thinks it is in the least bit possible danger, it will summon a flash of fire and seemingly disappear, flying out of sight very fast. Moltres appear to live in hot regions, particularly active volcanoes. It appears to migrate to the south during the springtime, making many believe that its appearance will bring about an early spring.

In the anime

Lexi met them in Stranded on Azure Bay, when they were being held captive by Team Flare in Sea Spirit's Den. She released them from their captivity and showed them out of the cave, where they then flew off into the skies.

The Mew duo

Mew and Mewtwo are the Psychic-type New Species and Genetic Pokémon respectively, with the latter being the artificial clone of the former. According to researchers, Mew was discovered deep in the jungles of Guyana, South America, and that the first born Mewtwo is said to have come from a pregnant Mew, who had it's embryo tampered with altering its DNA in the same jungle.

Mew is said to possess the genetic composition of all Pokémon. Initially thought to be extinct due to how rare it is due to its shy nature, very few people have seen it, and its said that it only appears ton those with a pure heart and strong desire to meet it. Its skin is covered with a layer of short, fine hair which may only be viewed under a microscope.

Mewtwo is intended to be "the strongest Pokémon ever". As a result of being cloned from a sample of Mew's DNA, Mewtwo is an extremely powerful psychic, yet its abilities surpass Mew's due to intentional alterations to the genetic source material it was cloned from. As such, it can use telekinesis for flight, to shield itself or to powerfully throw opponents aside. In addition, it is among the very few Pokémon capable of human speech, which it does so via telepathy. Otherwise, it conserves its energy until needed. In addition to its psychic abilities, Mewtwo can regenerate, which allows it to quickly recover from near-fatal injuries. Although its modified genome due to the studies and gene-slicing experiments carried out by Mr. Fuji resulted in its abilities surpassing Mew's, it also resulted in Mewtwo developing a vicious personality that is primarily interested in proving its own strength. It broke free from its captivity and destroyed the Mansion it was being held in, before fleeing. It's said that it can be encountered in Cerulean Cave in Kanto if a Trainer is strong enough.

Johto native

Ho-Oh & the Legendary Beasts

Ho-Oh and the Legendary Beasts are Legendary Pokémon group together due to their history. The three beasts, Entei, Raikou and Suicune came to be after a disastrous fire in Ecruteak City in Johto took their lives; they were then reincarnated by Ho-Oh, resulting in their relationship. Unfortunately, despite the miracle of their rebirth, its said that the residents of Ecruteak City, fearing the Beasts, chased them out of their home in the Burned Tower resulting in the trio fleeing and now forever on the move, while others say they are searching for their former companions. They are said to embody the three events that happened to the tower: the lightning that struck the tower, the fire that burned in the tower, and the winds and rain that put it out.

Entei is the Fire-type Volcanic Pokémon. Myths say that it is born during a volcanic eruption, and that a new one is born along with each volcano. Entei is an embodiment of magma, and can launch searing fire from its mouth that utterly consume all that they touch. Its roars can make volcanos erupt on another part of the globe.

Raikou is the Electric-type Thunder Pokémon. Said to descended on this land with lightning, Raikou races across the land while barking a cry that sounds like crashing thunder. The roars of this Pokémon send shock waves shuddering through the air and shake the ground as if lightning bolts had come crashing down. This rough Pokémon stores energy inside its body, then sweeps across the land, shooting off electricity. The rain clouds it carries let it fire thunderbolts at will.

Suicune is the Water-type Aurora Pokémon. Said to be the embodiment of north winds of which supposedly happen when its near, Suicune embodies the compassion of a pure spring of water. It runs across the land with gracefulness, and has the power to purify any liquid it comes in contact with.

Ho-Oh is the Fire/Flying Rainbow Pokémon. Legends claim it flies the world's skies continuously, revealing itself only to those of pure-heart and when it does, grants eternal happiness and spark joy. It's wings and body glows in seven colours, with a rainbow said to form behind it when it flies depeding on the angle at which they are struck by light. It's said to live at the foot of a rainbow.


Lugia is the Water/Psychic Diving Pokémon. Lugia possess the ability to calm storms and are said to appear when storms start. They are also said to be able to spawn a storm lasting as long as 40 days by flapping their wings. A light flutter of a Lugia's wings is capable of causing winds powerful enough to blow apart regular houses. Lugia are highly intelligent, and isolates itself at the bottom of the sea, where it tends to slumber in solitude at the bottom of a deep oceanic trench, in order to avoid accidentally causing damage with the devastating power it packs.


Celebi is the Psychic/Grass Time Travel Pokémon, also known as the "Voice of the Forest". It is able to both travel through time and exist throughout different time periods too, with plant life flourishing wherever it goes. Despite living in forests as its guardian, Celebi only shows itself in areas and times of peace. It has been regarded that as long as Celebi are seen throughout the world, a prosperous and bright future is still in store for the Pokémon World.

Hoenn native

The Legendary Titans

The Legendary Titans, Regirock, Regice and Registeel were created long ago by Regigigas, when it is said to have pulled the continents into place, and then created the three from an icy mountain, rocks, and magma in its image. When Regigigas was sealed away, the trio were spirited to the far-off Hoenn region and locked away in three stone structures, which were then sealed themselves. A message was left in braille to whomever would come to discover the Sealed Chamber, whose only access was via an underwater cavern, in the hopes that one day the Pokémon could be tamed.

Regirock is the Rock-type Rock Peak Pokémon. It is said to have been created by Regigigas with rocks. Recently, a study made the startling discovery that the rocks were all unearthed from different locations, and in its composition there is no heart. If it's body is damaged in battle, it is said to seek out suitable rocks on its own to repair itself.

Regice is the Ice-type Iceberg Pokémon. It is said to have been created by Regigigas with icy antartic mountains during an ice age. The deep-frozen body can't be melted, even by fire. It cloaks itself with frigid air of negative 328 degrees F, and things will freeze solid just by going it.

Registeel is the Steel-type Iron Pokémon. It is said to have been created by Regigigas with magma. It's body is harder than any kind of metal despite being hollow, being made of a curious substance that is not of this earth. Not only is it hard, it shrinks and stretches flexibly. It hardened due to pressure underground over tens of thousands of years.

The Eon duo

Latios and Latias are the Dragon/Psychic Eon Pokémon. Latios is able to fold in his arms and fly faster than a jet. He can make foes see images he has seen or what he imagines in his head. He can understand human speech. Even if he is hiding, Latios can detect the locations and emotions of others using telepathy. Latios has a very protective nature, especially towards his relative, Latias. He has a docile temperament and dislikes fighting. He will open his heart if he finds a Trainer with a compassionate spirit.

Latias is highly intelligent and can understand human speech. She can telepathically communicate with others. If Latias senses hostility towards herself, she will ruffle the feathers all over her body and cry shrilly to intimidate her foe. However, she will usually disappear if she senses an enemy, as they are able to use a form of active camouflage by enfolding their bodies with their glass-like coat of down and refracting light in unique ways, allowing them to become invisible or even take on the appearance of a human or another Pokémon.

Groudon, Kyogre and Rayquaza


Jirachi is the Steel/Psychic Wish Pokémon. Jirachi is exteremely rate, and has only ever been reported of being sighted in mountains. Legends say it awakens for seven days every thousand years, and when it is awake, can grant wishes to those it deems worthy. It's said to be able to fight opponents even while fast asleep if in danger.


Deoyxs is the Psychic-type DNA Pokémon. It emerged when the DNA of a space virus underwent a sudden mutation upon exposure to a laser beam before falling to Earth. It is highly intelligent and wields psychokinetic powers. This Pokémon shoots lasers from the crystalline organ on its chest.

Sinnoh native

Mesprit, Uxie and Azelf

Dialga and Palkia

Dialga and Palkia are the controllers of time and space respectively, who were created by Arceus along with Giratina. They've resided in alternate dimensions since the birth of Sinnoh.

However, in the present day, they returned to the world of which we reside after being summoned by Team Galactic Leader Cyrus, who did so to claim their powers and create a new universe for himself, free of emotion. However, Lexi, then apart of Team Galactic and Ash Ketchum, along with the help of others, managed to take down Cyrus and ultimately, allowing Dialga and Palkia to return to their respective dimensions.

They have not appeared since.


Giratina is the controller of antimatter, who was created by Arceus along with Palkia and Diagla.

It has yet to make an appearance in the series.

Darkrai and Cresselia

Darkrai the Dark/Ghost Pitch-Black Pokémon and Cresselia the Psychic/[[{{{2}}} (type)|{{{2}}}]] Lunar Pokémon make up the lunar duo. Folklore has it that on moonless nights, Darkrai can lull people to sleep and make them see horrific nightmares. It chases people and Pokémon from its territory by this in order to protect itself. Cresselia is said to represent the crescent moon. On nights around the quarter moon, the aurora from its tail extends and undulates beautiful, creating shiny particles which release from its wings like a veil. Its said those who sleep holding its feather are assured of joyful dreams. Because of this contridiction in the pairs history, they are said to steer clear of one another; if they are destined to meet, they are said to be locked in an arduos battle.

Manaphy and Phione

Manaphy, the Seafaring Water-type Pokémond and Phione, the Sea Drifter Water-type Pokémon, make up the sea guardians duo. While Phione comes from a bred Manaphy, it does not evolve into it. Manaphy starts its life with a wondrous power that permits it to bond with any kind of Pokémon. Water makes up 80% of its body, having been born on the cold seafloor, and will swim great distances to return to its birthplace. This Pokémon is easily affected by its environment. Phione lives in warm seas, and it inflates the flotation sac on its head to drift and search for food. It will always return to where its born no matter how far away its drifted from it.




Shaymin is the Grass/Flying Gratitude Pokémon. It lives in flower patches and avoids detection by curling up to look like a flowering plant. It can dissolve toxins in the air to instantly transform ruined land into a lush field of flowers. The blooming of Gracidea flowers confers the power of flight upon it. Feelings of gratitude are the message it delivers.

Shaymin is one of the Befriended Pokémon of Lexi's, being owned by her but remaining mostly free and in the wild. It has a deep connection to her, and has voiced to her it is available to be called upon whenever she may need it.


Arceus is the Normal-type Alpha Pokémon, also known as "The Original One". According to legend, it shaped the Pokémon universe using its 1000 arms.

Arceus is thought to have created the Sinnoh region and possibly the entire Pokémon world, the lake guardians Uxie, Azelf, and Mesprit; and the creation trio Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina. Because of this, Arceus is thought to be one of the most long-lived of all Pokémon species. It has the power to recreate the creation trio as well, presumably to guard the dimensions when a Trainer has caught one of them. Its power can also bring back things that it once destroyed, make certain things vanish into thin air, or to halt time.

Arceus is shown to care for and safeguard the planet in ancient times and protected it from cataclysms such as meteors, and it would show gratitude and compassion in return to those who treated it with equal kindness. Arceus does not suffer fools gladly, and it will attack in a violent rampage if betrayed or deceived. It also holds long grudges if betrayed by those it considered friends.

Unova native


Victini is the Psychic/Fire Victory Pokémon. This Pokémon brings victory; with it being said that any Trainers with Victini always win, regardless of the type of encounter. When it shares the infinite energy it creates, that being's entire body will be overflowing with power.

Cobalion, Terrakion, Virizion and Keldeo

Keldeo is the Water/Fighting Colt Pokémon. It appears at scenic waterfronts, and crosses the world, running over the surfaces of oceans and rivers. When it is resolute, its body fills with power and it becomes swifter. Its jumps are then too fast to follow.

Tornadus, Thundurus and Landorus

Zekrom and Reshiram



Meloetta is the Normal/Psychic/Normal/Fighting Melody Pokémon. The melodies sung by Meloetta are sung with a special vocalization method that can control the feelings of those who hear it.


Genesect is the Bug/Steel Paleozoic Pokémon. Over 300 million years ago, it was feared as the strongest of hunters. It has been modified by Team Plasma, who attached a cannon to its back.

Kalos native

Xerneas and Yveltal





Alola native

Type: Null and Silvally

Tapu Koko, Tapu Lele, Tapu Bulu & Tapu Fini

Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo & Lunaala





Galar native

Meltan & Melmetal

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