Legendary Pokémon are types of Pokémon species that appear in every Pokémon video game. They are rare Pokémon that are not only hard to catch, but can also be hard to find. Each game has a certain amount of Legendary Pokémon, with Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire having the most (a whopping 32). Usually, the cover mascot for a Pokémon video game is a Legendary, however some games such as Pokémon Red and LeafGreen feature the final evolved form of a starter Pokémon on their box art.
The Legendary Pokémon
The following is a list of all of the 56 different legendary Pokémon, and which generation they starred in.
An altered clone of Mew that can be found in the Cerulean Cave. In Generation I, it was more powerful than any other Pokémon. Mewtwo was created by Team Rocket scientists on Cinnabar Island using Mew's DNA.
A psychic Pokémon told about in an ancient legend. Though it was mentioned ever since Generation I video games, you could only catch in in Pokémon Emerald via a special card or in Pokemon Yellow Version - Special Pikachu Edition via a glitch. Mew is thought to be the origin of all Pokémon life by many scholars because of its ability to learn any taught moves.
A legendary pokemon called "The Guardian of the Sea'', Lugia lies sleeping at the bottom of the ocean. When it rouses and flies,the flapping of its wings causes storms that lasts for forty days. Lugia is the mascot for Pokemon Silver and SoulSilver .
The guardian of the skies, and one of the two generation II legendary bird Pokémon, and is the Mascot for Pokemon Gold and HeartGold. Ho-oh flies about the world on rainbow-clored wings.Those who gaze upon it are blessed with happiness.
One of the three legendary golems, this one's type being rock. Regirock is made entirely of boulders. Without a brain or a heart, it's a mystery even to modern science. When its body is damaged, it repairs itself with rocks.
One of the three legendary golems, this one's type being steel. Tempered by tens of thousands of years of constant tectonic pressure, Registeel's body is now harder than any metal. Its body is hollow, and it is unknown if it eats anything.
An oceanic beast who has the ability to expand the seas of the world by dropping constant rain. It is the mascot for Pokémon Sapphire. It's said that Kyogre, the pokemon that controls water, made the oceans larger by blanketing the land with heavy downpours and massive waves.
A land beast who has the ability to expand the land and create a constant and bright sunlight. It is the mascot for Pokémon Ruby. Ever since its battle against Kyogre, it has been sleeping in the magma deep underground. Groudon has the power to evaporate water through heat and light.
A dragon-like beast associated with the sky, who can calm strong weathers. It is the mascot for Pokémon Emerald. Rayquaza lives within the ozone layer, high up above the clouds, so it's impossible to see this pokemon from the ground. It lives on airborne particles and moisture. It once stopped Groudon and Kyogre's battles.
One of the three lake guardians, Mesprit is known as the "Being of Emotions". Mesprit taught the nobility of sorrow, pain, and joy. It sleeps at the bottom of a lake, but at times its soul slips out of its physical body to fly.
One of the three lake guardians, Azelf is known as the "Being of Willpower". Azelf lies at the bottom of a lake and keeps the world in balance. It is thought to have been born from the same Egg as Mesprit and Uxie.
It is associated with the creation of time and was one of the two Pokémon first created by Arceus, along with Palkia. It is the mascot for Pokémon Diamond. Dialga possesses the power to control time. In the Sinnoh region it's regarded as a deity; the legends say that the flow of time began with Dialga's birth.
It is said it was the responsible of the creation of the space. It is the mascot for Pokémon Pearl. Palkia possesses the power to control space. In the Sinnoh region it's regarded as a deity. It's thought to live in a parallel spatial dimension. It's said that the flow of space is corrected with each of Palkia's breaths.
A Pokémon that lives in a dimension reverse of ours. It is normally found in ancient graveyards. It is the mascot for Pokémon Platinum. This pokemon was banished for its violence. It silently gazes upon the old world from the Distortion World.
A Pokémon said to be able to extinguish nightmares. It lies in Full Moon Island, but starts roaming once it is found by someone. Shiny particles are released from its wings like a veil. It is said to represent the crescent moon. Those who sleep holding Cresselia's feather are assured of joyful dreams.On nights around the quarter moon, the aurora from its tail extends and undulates beautifully. It can wake up those who have been trapped in Darkrai's nightmares.
The "prince of the sea". It is notable for being the only legendary Pokémon able to be bred and hatch from an Egg. Born on a cold seafloor, it will swim great distances to return to its birthplace. Water makes up 80% of its body. This pokemon is easily affected by its environment. It is born with a wondrous power that lets it bond with any pokemon.
A Pokémon that can cause nightmares in people and Pokémon, and even trap them in their dreams. In some games, it doesn't appear to know that it causes others to have nightmares. Despite being an event Pokémon, it is mentioned in the games outside of events. Appearing on the night of a full moon, Darkrai has the dangerous power to put humans to sleep and make them dream in order to gain energy.
The supposed god of all Pokémon, who divided its powers in plates found across the region. Pokémon legend says that Arceus was born from an Egg in middle of nothingness, and then created the entire Pokémon world.
A legendary Pokémon said to bring victory to its trainer. It's rumored that Trainers with Victini always win, despite the type of encounter. It creates an unlimited supply of energy inside its body, which it shares with those who touch it.
One of the legendary musketeers. This legendary Pokémon battled against humans to protect Pokémon. Its personality is calm and composed. It has a body and heart of steel, and its glare is sufficient to make even unruly Pokémon obey it.
A legendary Pokémon who is said to have slept for a thousand years in the form of a tree before its revival. When the horns on its head shine in seven colors, it is said to be sharing everlasting life.
A legendary Pokémon who is said to absorb the life of force of all living creatures when its wings and tail feathers spread wide and glow red. When its life comes to an end, it absorbs the life energy of every living thing and turns into a cocoon once more.
When the Kalos region's ecosystem falls into disarray, this legendary Pokémon appears and reveals its secret power. It's hypothesized that it's monitoring those who destroy the ecosystem from deep in the cave where it lives.