Talk:Legendary Pokémon/Archive1

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Even in the anime, are Entei, Raikou, and Suicune ever thought of as gods? I thought they were spirits or embodiments of their elements.

Is Mewtwo really a Legendary? It's even less related to being a God than Raikou, Entei and Suicune, as it's just a mutant created in a laboratory. Also, in the Symphonic Medley Opening, you don't see Mewtwo coupling with the other Legendaries. Perhaps this article should be made more precise, telling the reader that Mewtwo isn't really a Legendary, but often is mentioned as a Legendary, as it has legendary powers (from mew)? What do you think? --nYoo 21:50, 26 Jun 2005 (UTC)

I personally think it's safe to assume that Mewtwo is a legendary, but a note might be added about that. Also, how do you say legendary in Japanese? More curious than anything, it doesn't have to be added to the page -Greengiant

The question is whether maboroshi and densetsu are exclusive categories. Are there any Pokémon which are maboroshi and in densetsu? Some of the maboroshi Pokémon are present in densetsu, such as Lugia (although a veiled reference); Latios and Latias are featured in densetsu, but their species is mugen Pokémon - perhaps a roundabout self-reference to the nature of legendary Pokémon - but English species name Eon suggests a pun between 無限 (infinite) and 夢幻 (fantasy) rather than that. - 振霖T 08:16, 27 Jun 2005 (UTC)

I realy wonder If any trainer ever captured (or already captured) an densetsu or maboroshi? (exept Giovanni he owned mewto for a limited time)

Mewtwo is more of the maboroshi than the densetsu. Determining weither or not it's 'densetsu' or not depends on which canon we use. In the Anime, the Kanto Bird Trio certainly is densetsu, but in the games, they are barely mentioned, except by a few Bird Keepers. Should the message at the bottom about the Regis have info added to include Regigigas or not? I believe that it is the sealed Pokemon that the caves in Hoenn warn about. --PikamasterADV 15:54, 2 October 2006 (UTC)

Interesting. I always assumed it referred to all three Gen III Regis but in the light of Diamond and Pearl that is a good possibility. --FabuVinny 23:08, 28 October 2006 (UTC)

An interesting point is that DP itself uses the terms maboroshi and densetsu, and this is translated into English as mirage and legendary, respectively. It also seems to suggest that maboroshi is a subset of densetsu. - 振霖T 08:43, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

Regarding this, should we mention which categories each Legendary falls under? If there's a list somewhere in Japanese? --Greengiant 02:45, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

I think that the Sinnoh Myths article should be merged with this one, or else the entire section on "Myths and Legends involving Legendary Pokémon" might need to be its own article (perhaps called something like "Myths and Legends of the Pokémon World" so it has greater scope?) with the Sinnoh Myths part of that. Just an idea, because I saw that it's a featured article candidate now, and the myths section looks sort of subpar. --Greengiant 02:42, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

I think that Unown should defiantly be considered a lengendary. --Ryguy 11:30, 27 June 2007 (UTC)

Like Arcanine, I suppose it could be considered as having legendary characteristics, but really, it's not legendary. Legendaries are pretty much completely defined by the fact that they are one-per-game Pokémon that are not able to breed and produce offspring that either is or can become the same species. And, of course, how many Unown can you get? A lot. --TTEchidna 01:37, 28 June 2007 (UTC)

Speaking of which, in mystery dungeon, where obtainment capabilities are greatly limited (one chance per pokémon) Do you get multiple opportunities to recruit legendary pokémon (those that do not have a recruit rate of 99.9%)? If not that would be the equvalent of catching a legendary with a single pokéball.