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