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Legendary trio

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A legendary trio is a term used to describe a group of three closely-related legendary Pokémon. Legendary trios can be subdivided into two tiers: normal trios and mascot trios. Normal trios, which are always the first legends that appear in any Pokédex order, are allowed into the many Battle Towers and other battle facilities. They are also the only Pokémon with base stat totals of 580, besides the Swords of Justice. The mascot trios, whose name comes from the fact that all of them are version mascots, are not allowed in the Battle Tower and are found closer to the end of the Pokédex in the generation of their release.

Five of the eight trios share at least one type (the weather, beast, and regi trios all bearing different types from each other), and members of a trio will also commonly share an Ability and base stat total (the kami, weather, and Tao trios being different due to inclusion of a third member who is either superior or inferior to the first two for story purposes). All of the trios have a master who created them according to myth and/or is somehow able to exert control over them, though oftentimes, these masters are not introduced until a later generation or revealed to be the master until a third version.

The term fell into official usage from the Shiny legendary beasts' Wonder Cards.

List of legendary trios

Normal legendary trios
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Articuno
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Zapdos
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Moltres
Legendary birds
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Raikou
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Entei
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Suicune
Legendary beasts
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Regirock
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Regice
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Registeel
Legendary golems
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Uxie
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Mesprit
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Azelf
Lake guardians
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Tornadus
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Thundurus
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Landorus
Kami trio

Mascot trios
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Groudon
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Kyogre
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Rayquaza
Weather trio
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Dialga
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Palkia
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Giratina
Creation trio
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Reshiram
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Zekrom
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Kyurem
Tao trio

Trivia

  • The lake guardians are the only trio whose members are all the same type. However, many other trios share types within the group.
  • Every main series version mascot since Suicune, excluding the mascots of remakes, has been part of a legendary trio.
  • Mewtwo is the only legendary with over 600 Base Stat Total not to be part of or related to any trio.
  • All of the normal legendary trios prior to the Kami trio have appeared in more than one region; the legendary birds have appeared in Kanto and Sinnoh, the legendary beasts have appeared in Kanto and Johto, the legendary golems have appeared in Hoenn, Sinnoh, and Unova, and the Lake guardians have appeared in Sinnoh and Unova.
    • On top of that, the Weather trio have also appeared in both Johto and Hoenn.

See also

Legendary trios
BirdsBeastsGolemsWeather
LakeCreationForces of NatureTao
Trio masters

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