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All Legendary Pokemon in Every Generation

All Legendary Pokemon in Every Generation

    Last Updated on May 25, 2023

All Legendary Pokemon have always been a fascinating aspect of the Pokemon games. These rare and powerful creatures are sought after by many trainers. They are not only powerful, but the lore surrounding them is enough to make you interested. 

In this article, we’ll be taking a look at all the legendary Pokemon of every generation.

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Generation I:


All Legendary Pokemon Articuno

One of the Kantonian legendary birds, Articuno is a bird that wields the power of ice. The inhabitants of Kanto and the Orange Islands refer to Articuno as the Avatar of Frost. 


All Legendary Pokemon Zapdos

The Avatar of Lightning, Zapdos, is one of the legendary birds and it controls the power of lightning. Zapdos is a large avian Pokémon that stands as tall as the average man. It is immediately recognizable from its yellow and black plumage. 


Legendary Pokemon Moltres

Of the three Legendary Birds, Moltres is the most willing to interact with humans regularly. In the past, it would make an appearance at the beginning of every annual Pokémon League Tournament.


All Legendary Pokemon Mewtwo

According to the scientific logs found in the Pokémon Mansion of Cinnabar Island, Mewtwo was born from a pregnant Mew. People found it deep in the jungles of Guyana, whose embryo had been tampered with to alter its DNA. It is said to be the only pokémon of its species.


All Legendary Pokemon Mew

Mew is a mythical pokémon and is rumored to be one of the first Pokemon that ever existed. According to legends, Mew’s DNA possesses the genetic composition of every existing Pokémon species. 

Generation II:


All Legendary Pokemon Raikou

Raikou embodies the speed of lightning. The roars of this Pokémon send shock waves and shake the ground as if lightning bolts had come crashing down. It is also capable of firing thunderbolts from the rain clouds on its back


All Legendary Pokemon Entei

Entei races across grasslands at high speeds. It does this due to being unable to contain its extreme power. Entei can unleash massive bursts of fire capable of destroying anything it touches. Its fire is said to be hotter than the magma of a volcano.


All Legendary Pokemon Suicune

Suicune has the power to walk across water and purify dirty water with one touch. It travels across grasslands in search of water to purify by following the north wind. 


All Legendary Pokemon Lugia

Legends say that a flutter of its wings is capable of causing winds powerful enough to tear a house. Because of the devastating power it could accidentally inflict, it isolates itself deep underwater and tends to sleep in solitude. 


All Legendary Ho-oh

According to the anime, Ho-Oh lived in the Tin Tower in ancient times. When war broke out, it created Raikou, Entei, and Suicune, and all four disappeared. Later, a new Tin Tower appeared, but Ho-Oh never came back. A sacred flame from Ho-Oh burns in the Ho-Oh Shrine at Mt. Silver.


All Legendary Celebi

Celebi is a Mythical Pokémon, known in legends as the “Voice of the Forest.” It can travel through time and exist simultaneously throughout time, and plant life flourishes whenever it arrives. 

Generation III:


All Legendary Pokemon Regirock

According to legend, Regigigas created Regirock. It generally lives in caves or ruins, where it was sealed away years ago by ancient people. When it gets damaged in battle, it will search for new rocks to repair itself.


All Legendary Pokemon Regice

Regice is believed to have been created by Regigigas and has slept in a glacier for thousands of years since the ice age. It was sealed away in ancient ruins by people in the past. Regice cloaks itself in the air which is −328 °F, and anything near Regice will become frozen.


All Legendary Pokemon Registeel

A theory suggests that Registeel was born inside the Pokemon world’s mantle before emerging 10,000 years ago. Further evidence supporting this theory is the fact that Registeel’s body underwent tempered pressure underground over thousands of years.


All Legendary Pokemon Latias

Latias ruffles its feathers and cries loudly when there is hostility toward it. Its feathers can cover its body and refract light, which allows it to become invisible or alter its appearance. It is highly intelligent and can understand human speech. 


All Legendary Pokemon Latios

Latios has a gentle nature and will avoid fighting whenever possible. It can fly faster than a jet by tucking in its arms. Latios has the ability of Sight Sharing which allowed Latias and people around it to see what Latios sees.


All Legendary Pokemon Kyogre

Kyogre is a powerful Pokémon with the ability to control the element of water and rain. It is said to have expanded the seas and is a savior of areas plagued with drought. Kyogre is Groudon’s eternal rival. 


All Legendary Pokemon Groudon

Groudon can summon intense droughts and cause volcanic eruptions. The drought it causes evaporates water, while the volcanic eruptions it causes enable it to create land. It sleeps underground in large magma chambers.


All Legendary Pokemon Rayquaza

Rayquaza lived for millions of years in the ozone layer, where it feeds on water and other particles. It is the master of Groudon and Kyogre, and Rayquaza serves as a peacemaker whenever they fight.


All Legendary Pokemon Jirachi

Jirachi sleeps for long periods, forming a protective crystalline shell as it sleeps. However, Jirachi can fight while asleep if it is in danger. During the short periods when it is awake, rumors say that Jirachi grants wishes.


All Legendary Pokemon Deoxys

Formed by the mutation of a virus from space, Deoxys emerged as a being. Deoxys is highly intelligent, and its brain appears to be the crystal in its chest. Deoxys’ different forms each possess different abilities and techniques.

Generation IV:


All Legendary Pokemon Uxie

Legends refer to Uxie as The Being of Knowledge. Uxie and the other lake guardians have the power to calm down Dialga or Palkia whenever they are enraged. It is capable of human speech through telepathy.


All Legendary Pokemon Mesprit

One of the lake guardians, Mesprit, is a being of emotion. People feared Mesprit due to its punishments for those who disrespect it. Mesprit is said to have taught humans the ability to feel sorrow, pain, and joy. 


All Legendary Pokemon Azelf

Azelf is the being of willpower. Azelf’s spirit can leave its body without dying and can return to the body at will. It sleeps at the bottom of a lake to preserve the balance of the world. It can control an individual’s will or enter the body of an individual.


All Legendary Pokemon Dialga

Dialga has the power to control time. It can warp time by either speeding it up, slowing it down, or stopping it altogether. It can also travel through time to visit the past, present, and future. Dialga has the power to destroy and create time itself.


All Legendary Pokemon Palkia

Palkia has complete control over space. It can warp space, travel to faraway places or other dimensions, connects dimensions through dimensional portals, and destroy space itself. The space Palkia controls becomes more stable with its every breath


All Legendary Pokemon Heatran

According to legends, the magma hidden beneath Mount Coronet created Heatran. The body of Heatran is said to hold many mysteries. Heatran can form a shield around itself to protect itself from harm.


All Legendary Pokemon Regigigas

Regigigas is the master of the Legendary Titans. This Pokemon created golems out of inanimate objects and elemental energies in its image, bringing them to life. Regigigas can control the Legendary Titans, even if they already belong to a different Trainer.


All Legendary Pokemon Giratina

Giratina has the power to tear a hole in reality, creating a space-time distortion along with driving both Dialga and Palkia berserk. Arceus banished Giratina to the Distortion World because of its violent behavior. 


All Legendary Pokemon Cresselia

Cresselia has the power to dispel nightmares, and holding one of its feathers is said to bring happy dreams. It is also great for recovery and healing techniques. Cresselia can unleash spores in the air to confuse while forming a shield to defend itself.


All Legendary Pokemon Phione

Phione inflates the sac on its head to drift in the water and search for food. When the water grows warm, it will drift in packs with other members of its species. No matter how far it has drifted, it will always return to the place where it was born.


All Legendary Pokemon Manaphy

Manaphy is highly susceptible to its environment and swims long distances to return to its birthplace. This Mythical Pokemon is known to live in the seas and ocean floor. It is born with a special power that allows it to bond with any Pokemon.


All Legendary Pokemon Darkrai

Darkrai is known to inhabit dreams and causes the target to have unending nightmares. Only Cresselia’s Lunar Feathers can end the nightmares caused by Darkrai. However, Darkrai’s nightmares are a defense mechanism instead of an intentionally malicious act.


All Legendary Pokemon Shaymin

Shaymin can instantly purify any polluted area and transform it into a lush field of flowers. It takes in the air, purifies it inside its body, and releases the purified substance in an explosive burst.


All Legendary Pokemon Arceus

According to legend, it shaped the Pokémon universe using its 1,000 arms. Legends refer to Arceus as The Original One. People consider Arceus to be one of the strongest Pokemon. Legend says Areceus have created the Sinnoh region and the entire Pokemon world.

Generation V:


All Legendary Pokemon Victini

Victini is said to bring victory to the trainer that befriends it. It produces infinite amounts of energy within itself, and Victiny can share it with others by touch. It can also become invisible.


All Legendary Pokemon Cobalion

Cobalion is a member of the Swords of Justice, and it has a composed demeanor but dislikes humans. Once, it fought against people to protect Pokemon. Its glare can make even an unruly Pokemon obey it. Cobalion is said to have had the air of a leader since its birth.


All Legendary Pokemon Terrakion

Terrakion fought alongside the other Swords of Justice during a war with humans to protect Pokemon. It possesses phenomenal strength and can destroy a castle wall with one blow. In addition, Terrakion punishes bullies without mercy.


All Legendary Pokemon Virizion

Like the other Swords of Justice members, Virizion battled against humans to protect Pokémon. Virizion attacks its opponents by first darting around them with whirlwind-like speed. When it gets close Virizion uses its sharp, sword-like horns to cut its enemies down.


All Legendary Pokemon Tornadus

Tornadus can travel at speeds of 200 miles per hour. It can also whip up frigid storms with its tail and can blow away houses. Tornadus is feared and despised by people and farmers for the destruction it causes with its ferocious gales when unleashed.


All Legendary Pokemon Thundurus

Thundurus can shoot thunderbolts from its tail. It uses these lightning bolts to annihilate foes into nothingness. It is known to be disliked and feared by people and farmers for its destructive rampages with fierce thunderstorms.


All Legendary Pokemon Landorus

People revere Landorus as the Guardian of the Fields because of its capability to help crops grow.  Its tail causes the soil to gain nutrition.


All Legendary Pokemon Reshiram

Reshiram has a jet engine-like tail, which it uses to accelerate itself when flying at high speeds. By flaring its tail, Reshiram can move the world’s atmosphere and change the weather.


All Legendary Pokemon Zekrom

Zekrom’s tail consists of a large, round, conical, and spiked formation, likened to an electricity generator. This tail produces energy for its attacks and emits an anti-gravity field, allowing Zekrom to fly through the air


All Legendary Pokemon Kyurem

Kyurem generates powerful, freezing energy inside itself, but its body becomes frozen when the energy leaks out. By keeping its body frozen its cellular structure will remain stable. It is said to have a power that exceeds that of Reshiram and Zekrom.


All Legendary Pokemon Keldeo

The other members of the Swords of Justice trained Keldeo. Keldeo roams the world and often appears at beautiful watersides. Keldeo also travels to improve itself through training. It can walk across the water by ejecting water from its hooves.


All Legendary Pokemon Meloetta

According to artists in Unova, Meloetta’s beautiful music and dance inspired many works of art, music, and songs. This made the Pokemon popular among both musicians and dancers.


All Legendary Pokemon Genesect

Genesect emerged from a Fossil and was technologically enhanced by Team Plasma to create the most powerful Pokemon ever. The cannon on its back and other enhancements are part of the modifications.

Generation VI:


All Legendary Pokemon Xerneas

Xerneas has the power to share eternal life. This occurs when the horns on its head shine in seven colors. Xerneas has the power to undo the petrification of Yveltal.


All Legendary Pokemon Yveltal

Yveltal has the power to absorb life energy by spreading its wings and tailfeathers. When it nears the end of its life, it steals the life surrounding it and then transforms into a cocoon.


All Legendary Pokemon Zygarde

The Complete form of Zygarde happens when all 100% of its Cells And Cores come together. Its Complete Form contains separate Cores for each of its wings and tail. In this case, each Core can make decisions and act independently of the others


All Legendary Pokemon Dianice

Diancie is born from a Carbink that undergoes a mutation. It can instantly create diamonds by compressing the carbon in the air. Diancie’s pink, glimmering body is said to be one of the loveliest sights to experience in the world.


All Legendary Pokemon Hoopa

The rings on Hoopa’s body can warp space and allow it to transport items by passing them through its hoop. Hoopa Unbound is said to be Hoopa’s true form and is said to have the power to bend dimensions.


All Legendary Pokemon Volcanion

Volcanion has an organ that allows it to vaporize the water it absorbs instantly with extremely high temperatures. The arms on Volcanion’s back expel the steam from inside its body, allowing it to disappear into the dense fog.

Generation VII:


All Legendary Pokemon Cosmog

Cosmog’s body is frail and easily blown away. However, it is carefree and doesn’t seem to mind. It collects dust from the atmosphere, which allows it to grow slowly. Cosmog can warp itself and those close to it when under stress.


All Legendary Pokemon Cosmem

Encased in its sturdy, cocoon-like shell, Cosmoem is unable to move. It grows as it absorbs starlight and the dust in the air. Its body is warm to the touch.


All Legendary Pokemon Solgaleo

Known as the beast that devours the sun, Solgaleo has long been honored as an emissary of the sun. Rumors say it lives in another world and returns there when its third eye activates.


All Legendary Pokemon Lunaleo

Known as the beast that calls the moon, Lunala has long been honored as an emissary of the moon. When it spreads its wings to absorb light and glitter, it resembles a beautiful night sky.


All Legendary Pokemon Necrozma

Ultra Necrozma’s body temperature exceeds 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit, and anything that it touches will melt from the extreme heat. It can fire laser beams from every part of its body, and these lasers can reach over 18 miles away.


All Legendary Pokemon Magearna

A scientist created Magearna 500 years ago. The sphere in this Pokémon’s chest is known as the Soul-Heart. The scientist created it by collecting life energy from Pokémon. The Soul-Heart is the true body of Magearna.


All Legendary Pokemon Marshadow

Very few people have seen it, so its existence has been the stuff of legends and myths. A cautious Pokemon, Marshadow sinks into the shadows to ensure no one notices it while it observes its surroundings.


All Legendary Pokemon Zeraora

Zeraora can create a very powerful magnetic field through the strong electric currents emitted from its paw pads. Using this magnetic field allows it to levitate and move at high speeds while airborne. Zeraora can travel as fast as a lightning strike.

Tapu Fini

All Legendary Pokemon Tapu Fini

As the guardian of Poni Island, Tapu Fini can freely manipulate water and gains energy from ocean currents. To avoid harm in battle, it shrouds its surroundings in a fog that sends its opponents into a self-destructive trance.

Tapu Koko

All Legendary Pokemon Tapu Koko

This Pokémon is called the guardian deity of Melemele Island. It’s known for protecting its home, but it is fickle and will not necessarily help people in need. However, it is very curious and may come to play or battle.

Tapu Lele

All Legendary Pokemon Tapu Lele

This guardian of Akala Island is known to scatter glowing scales, which affect others by stimulating and healing their bodies. However, these scales are also dangerous if you touch too many at once.

Tapu Bulu

All Legendary Pokemon Tapu Bulu

This guardian of Ula’ula Island can command vegetation to grow and change shape to its will. Despite its fearsome power, it is largely inactive, leading some to consider it a lazy Pokemon.


All Legendary Pokemon Silvally

Once it finds a partner it trusts, Type: Null destroys its control mask to become Silvally. It reverts to its natural and wild temperament but remains loyal to its Trainer. It will risk its own life in its partner’s defense.


All Legendary Pokemon Melmetal

Melmetal is a Pokémon that has come back to life after 3,000 years. In ancient times, people worshipped Melmetal for its ability to create metal from nothing. Melmetal applies centrifugal force on its arms, allowing it to have the strongest punches of all Pokémon.


All Legendary Pokemon Meltan

Meltan is born from small shards when a Melmetal rusts and splits apart. This strange-looking Pokemon is known to live in groups until one strong Meltan absorbs the group to evolve into Melmetal.

Generation VIII:


All Legendary Pokemon Zacian

Zacian attacks with graceful, swift, and captivating movements, often compared to a dance. It unleashes quick slashes that the naked eye cannot perceive. 


All Legendary Pokemon Zamazenta

Zamazenta’s regal and majestic movements enable it to overwhelm opponents who face off against it. Zamazenta uses its golden shield to fend off attacks and as a weapon.


All Legendary Pokemon Eternatus

When it is awake, Eternatus causes a phenomenon called the Darkest Day. The massive quantities of Dynamax energy it unleashes cause Pokemon to Dynamax and rampage uncontrollably. You can encounter Eternatus in sword and shield. 


All Legendary Pokemon Kubfu

Kubfu works hard to train both body and mind, even if it suffers defeat. It has a unique organ that allows it to create fighting energy through special breathing techniques and intense focusing.


All Legendary Pokemon Urshifu

Urshifu’s style is determined by how it trained and the scroll it reads from the Towers of Two Fists. Urshifu is known to enjoy eating honey. It lives in the mountains of a distant region. Urshifu trains its legs and moves by racing across sheer cliffs.


All Legendary Pokemon Calyrex

Calyrex has the power to tame and combine with Glastrier or Spectrier when using the Reins of Unity. This allows Calyrex to be at its full power and potential. Calyrex can heighten its co- legendary’s power with its psychic energy.


All Legendary Pokemon Regidrago

According to legend, Regigigas ran out of crystals after building Regidrago’s head. Afterward, the ancient people sealed Regidrago in a temple. They feared the destruction it would cause should it ever be completed


All Legendary Pokemon Regieleki

Regigigas created Regieleki using pure electric energy. Regieleki absorbs electrons to stay alive. Rumors say that Regieleki has the greatest power of any Electric-type Pokémon


All Legendary Pokemon Zarude

Zarude is social and lives in packs. They’re usually incredibly aggressive and frighten most other Pokemon. They attack anyone that isn’t part of their pack.


All Legendary Pokemon Glastrier

Glastrier possesses incredible physical strength and extraordinary destructive power. It is an aggressive Pokémon that forcefully takes anything it wants. Glastrier generates extremely cold air within its body and emits it from its nose and hooves.


All Legendary Pokemon Spectrier

Spectrier is known to be very proud and arrogant, preferring to serve individuals it deems the strongest. This intimidating four-legged mythical creature ruled over the Crown Tundra, lording over all the other Pokémon and terrorizing humans who intrude on its territory.


All Legendary Pokemon Enamorous

Enamorus tends to reside in the Crimson Mirelands. Enamorus’s love was said to have given rise to fresh life in the Hisui region. However, it’s also known to be vengeful to those who disrespect any form of life.

Generation IX:


All Legendary Pokemon Miraidon

In its Ultimate Mode, it keeps itself afloat to maintain an advantageous position that applies pressure to grounded opponents. One strike from its charged tail can knock out even the sturdiest foe.


All Legendary Pokemon Koraidon

While fighting in its Apex Build, Koraidon dominates its opponents using its strength and the weapons available to it. Its legs are strong enough that Koraidon can leap over 65 feet into the air


All Legendary Pokemon Wo-Chien

Wo-Chien’s true form is the row of wooden writing tablets forming its shell. It was born from the grudges of the person punished for writing the evil deeds of the former Paldean Empire’s king,


All Legendary Pokemon Chien-Pao

Like the other Treasures of Ruin, Chien-Pao’s true form is that of the broken sword forming its fangs. It is born from the hatred of people slain by those who wielded it long ago


All Legendary Pokemon Ting-Liu

Ting-Lu’s true form is the ritual vessel on its head, having been given life by the fear of humans. Its body is a form it constructed using its control over the earth.


All Legendary Pokemon Chi-Yu

Chi-Yu’s true form is the beads forming its eyes. The envy of those who desired them enough to start wars over them formed its eyes. Its body is a form it has constructed using its control over fire.

As you can see, there are many legendary Pokemon across all the generations. Game Freak has done an excellent job of creating unique and interesting creatures that keep players coming back for more. Whether you’re a longtime fan of the series or not, there’s surely a legendary Pokemon that catches your eye.

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Written By
Juan Cesar Torres

College student. Gamer since birth. Learned to read because of Pokémon. Dreams of buying a Nintendo Switch. Always looking for game recommendations (will play anything).

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