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[[File:PokemonWorldAnime.jpg|200px|right|An orbital view of the Pokémon world, seen in the anime. Note the striking resemblance to Earth.]]
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[[File:Entei_book.png|200px|right|An artist's interpretation of Entei, a legendary Pokémon.]]
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'''[[Legendary Pokémon]]''' are a group of incredibly rare, and often very powerful {{OBP|Pokémon|species}}. While in English, all are typically grouped under the banner of "legendary", there are three distinct terms in Japanese that are used to refer to them. One, '''伝説のポケモン''' ''densetsu no Pokémon'', literally "Pokémon of legend", refers to Pokémon such as {{p|Kyogre}} and {{p|Groudon}}, who are featured prominently in the legends of the Pokémon world. A second, '''幻のポケモン''' ''maboroshi no Pokémon'', literally "Pokémon of illusions", refers to Pokémon seen so rarely, such as {{p|Mew}}, that some question their very existence. This term was translated in the [[Generation IV]] games as "mirage Pokémon", in reference to the various [[Sinnoh myths|myths of Sinnoh]], and many consider it to refer to Pokémon that are restricted to [[Nintendo event]]s, not available during the course of normal gameplay. The third and newest term is '''神話のポケモン''' ''shinwa no Pokémon'', literally "Pokémon of myth", which refers to the Pokémon which are spoken of as the creators of the Sinnoh region.
The '''[[Pokémon world]]''' is the main planet for the [[Pokémon]] [[Canon|franchise]], set in the [[Pokémon universe]]. It bears some striking similarities with the [[Pokémon world in relation to the real world|real world]], certainly deriving inspiration from it, but many factors set it apart as a different place from our own world.
 
   
 
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The Pokémon world looks and acts like the real world in terms of geography. Each have landforms, oceans of water and temperatures to support life - meaning that the Pokémon world is about the same size and same distances from its sun as the real world. However, if the Pokémon world is ''not'' Earth, it must be similar, having a similar {{wp|moon}}, similar climates, and so on, which explains the similar tides. Many different theories exist as to exactly how the Pokémon world relates to our own.
 
 
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Revision as of 07:46, 1 June 2010

An artist's interpretation of Entei, a legendary Pokémon.

Legendary Pokémon are a group of incredibly rare, and often very powerful Pokémon. While in English, all are typically grouped under the banner of "legendary", there are three distinct terms in Japanese that are used to refer to them. One, 伝説のポケモン densetsu no Pokémon, literally "Pokémon of legend", refers to Pokémon such as Kyogre and Groudon, who are featured prominently in the legends of the Pokémon world. A second, 幻のポケモン maboroshi no Pokémon, literally "Pokémon of illusions", refers to Pokémon seen so rarely, such as Mew, that some question their very existence. This term was translated in the Generation IV games as "mirage Pokémon", in reference to the various myths of Sinnoh, and many consider it to refer to Pokémon that are restricted to Nintendo events, not available during the course of normal gameplay. The third and newest term is 神話のポケモン shinwa no Pokémon, literally "Pokémon of myth", which refers to the Pokémon which are spoken of as the creators of the Sinnoh region.

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