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Encyclopedia > Legendary pokémon

In the world of Pokémon, a Legendary Pokémon is a Pokémon that is rarely if not uniquely found. They are often the final entries in a regional Pokédex. Alternately, a Legendary Pokémon may refer to the Pokémon Arcanine, whose Pokédex description is described as "legendary", much like how Squirtle is described as a "Tiny Turtle Pokémon". In this article, we describe the former. Pokémon (Japanese: ポケモン Pokemon, pronounced Poh-Kay-Mon) is a video game franchise, created by Satoshi Tajiri and published by Nintendo for several of their systems, most importantly the Game Boy. ... The Johto Pokédex The Pokédex (Zukan in Japan), a portmanteau of Pokémon (itself a portmanteau of pocket and monster) and index, as well as a play on the term Rolodex, is an electronic device featured in the popular video game and anime series Pokémon. ... Arcanine, known as Windie (ウインディ Uindi) in Japan, is a canine Fire-type Pokémon. ... Squirtle (ゼニガメ Zenigame in Japanese) is a fictional character from the Pokémon franchise. ...


Types of Legendary Pokémon

Legendary Pokémon, in addition to the conventional ways of categorizing Pokémon, are also grouped loosely through their backstories. These groups include:

Articuno, known as Freezer (フリーザー Furīzā) in Japan, is Pokémon #144 in the Pokédex. ... Zapdos is listed as Pokémon #145 in the Pokédex. ... Moltres is a yellow fire bird Pokémon with burning wings. ... There is also a small village in the prefecture of Ioannina, Greece, see Raikou, Greece Raikou (ライコウ Raikō) is one of the three legendary dogs in the fictional Pokémon universe. ... The word Entei can have several meanings: A character in InuYasha - see Entei (InuYasha). ... Suicune=Cheetah is one of the three Legendary cats (the other two being Raikou and Entei) in the games Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal. ... Regirock is listed as Pokémon #377 in the National Pokédex, and #193 in the Hoenn Pokédex. ... Regice is a rare ice Pokémon made completely out of ice. ... Registeel is a legendary Pokémon in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire made completely out of steel with no brain. ...

Video games

In the Pokémon video games, Legendary Pokémon are generally unique to a single game, and are often encountered either leading to the final part of the RPG portion, in which the protagonist makes his or her way into the Pokémon League competition, or after the conclusion of the main RPG portion. Legendary Pokémon are also found at a very high level, and thus takes considerable effort in order to catch the Pokémon. Because of their uniqueness, if a Legendary Pokémon is knocked out while attempting to catch it, the Pokémon cannot be caught again without starting a new game or reloading the save file made before the encounter. Because of their rarity, they are also powerful, and some multiplayer competitions may ban the use of Legendary Pokémon on a team. The Pokémon League is an organization within the fictional Pokémon World whose feature members are the Elite Four and which is led by the Elite Four Champion. ...

Legendary Pokémon are most likely to be genderless, and cannot be bred, ensuring their rarity. Like other Pokémon, Legendary Pokémon may be unique to a single version of a game. Some Legendary Pokémon, such as Celebi or Jirachi cannot be caught using the game alone, and thus have a further distinction as Unobtainable, although they can be obtained in other ways (such as from a Nintendo-organized promotion). Thus, to "catch 'em all" and to fill the Pokédex means to have had posession of all of the Pokémon at one point, including the Legendary Pokémon, but excluding the Unobtainables. Celebi, known also as Cerebi (セレビィ Serebii) in Japan, is listed as Pokémon #251 in the National Pokédex, and #386 in the Hoenn Pokédex. ... Jirachi, the 385th Pokémon in the National Pokédex, first appeared with the release of the Nintendo games Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire in early 2003. ... Nintendo (Japanese: 任天堂; Ninten is roughly translated as leave luck to heaven or in heavens hands, do is a common suffix for names of shops or laboratories. ... The Johto Pokédex The Pokédex (Zukan in Japan), a portmanteau of Pokémon (itself a portmanteau of pocket and monster) and index, as well as a play on the term Rolodex, is an electronic device featured in the popular video game and anime series Pokémon. ...

In the animated series

In the animated series, Legendary Pokémon are often depicted as Pokémon that only exist as part of local folklore that the protagonists encounter. Other times, Pokémon are depicted as legendary because of their unusual moves (eg. a Surfing Pikachu), unusual (or uncommon) method of evolution (eg. Slowking), or the accomplishments of their Pokémon Trainers. Thus, this definition differs considerably from that of the video game, where rare and semi-rare (and in a few cases, common) Pokémon have been depicted as legendary. Truly Legendary Pokémon are often the centerpieces of the various Pokémon movies, and many of these Pokémon make their theatrical debut on the big screen, followed by an appearance in a television episode. Many Legendary Pokémon are able to articulate human speech through some form of psychic communication, despite some of them lacking the Psychic type. The main characters of the Advanced Generation: Brock, Ash, May, Max, along with Mudkip, Treecko, Pikachu, and Torchic. ... Pikachu (ピカチュウ Pikachū) is an electric mouse Pokémon. ... Insert non-formatted text here== Headline text == This Pokémon is another evolutionary of Slowpoke. ... Trainers in the video game can be male or female. ...

Although there are Legendary Pokémon that are depicted as being unique, some, like Lugia are not. However, common to all Legendary Pokémon is their immense power which often dwarfs the power of the various other Pokémon involved in the plot. Their vast amounts of power also means that it is difficult, if not impossible, for a trainer to catch, breed, or raise a Legendary Pokémon and keep it under their control. Lugia (Rugia in Japanese) is the silver bird Pokémon that lives on the Whirl Islands. ...

List of Legendary Pokémon



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