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A Legendary or Mythical group is a group of closely related Legendary or Mythical Pokémon. Legendary Pokémon often come in groups. Some Pokémon are part of more than one group, and most groups have a master.

Legendary birds

Main article: Legendary birds

The three Legendary birds, also known as the Winged Mirages, are the resident Legendary trio of the Kanto region. Each of them is based on a mythical bird, and each is associated with a season (though none of the three is associated with autumn).

In the games, all three are available in the Kanto region in all of its appearances except for Generation II. Articuno takes up residence in the Seafoam Islands in the south, Zapdos in the Power Plant (next to it in Generation IV) in the east, and Moltres in a variety of places, Victory Road, Mt. Ember, or Mt. Silver, depending on the generation. In Generation IV, they are also found roaming Sinnoh, but only in Pokémon Platinum. They also appear in Generation VI roaming Kalos before heading to the Sea Spirit's Den, where they can be battled and caught.

In the anime, the Legendary birds appear together in The Power of One, in which they rule over the islands surrounding Shamouti Island. If they are disturbed and begin to fight, only Lugia can stop them, though it will fail without additional help from the Chosen One. Separately, Articuno appears in Freeze Frame, Numero Uno Articuno, and The Symbol Life, while Zapdos appears in As Clear As Crystal, Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, Doc Brock!, and An Electrifying Rage!, and Moltres appears in All Fired Up!, The Search for the Legend, and A Legendary Photo Op!.


Similar movesets

Lv. 144Articuno.png
Articuno
 Ice  Flying 
145Zapdos.png
Zapdos
 Electric  Flying 
146Moltres.png
Moltres
 Fire  Flying 
249Lugia.png
Lugia
 Psychic  Flying 
1 Roost
Hurricane Zap Cannon Hurricane
Freeze-Dry Drill Peck Sky Attack
Gust Peck Wing Attack
Powder Snow Thunder Shock Ember
8 Mist Thunder Wave Fire Spin
15 Ice Shard Detect Agility
22 Mind Reader Pluck Endure
29 Ancient Power
36 Agility Charge Flamethrower
43 Ice Beam Agility Safeguard
50 Reflect Discharge Air Slash
57 Hail Rain Dance Sunny Day
64 Tailwind Light Screen Heat Wave
71 Blizzard Drill Peck Solar Beam
78 Sheer Cold Thunder Sky Attack
85 Roost
92 Hurricane Zap Cannon Hurricane
Moves in bold are STAB. Moves in italics do no damage.

Base stat comparison

Pokémon 144Articuno.png
Articuno
145Zapdos.png
Zapdos
146Moltres.png
Moltres
249Lugia.png
Lugia
HP
90
90
90
106
Attack
85
90
100
90
Defense
100
85
90
130
Sp. Attack
95
125
125
90
Sp. Defense
125
90
85
154
Speed
85
100
90
110
Total 580 580 580 680

Mew and Mewtwo

Main article: Mew duo
Mewtwo and Mew as seen in Mewtwo Strikes Back

Mewtwo and Mew make up Kanto’s Legendary duo. They are both very elusive, if not unique, Psychic-type Pokémon. Mewtwo was cloned from Mew, meaning the two share DNA and many traits. In the games, however, they are usually treated as unrelated Pokémon, with Mewtwo's stats, level up moves and treatment in the Pokémon Stadium series being closer to that of the tower duo, while Mew's are closer to that of Celebi.

In Mewtwo Strikes Back, Mew embodied innocence and joy, but Mewtwo's experiences as it gained consciousness gave it a jaded and cynical view of humanity. The duality expressed between the two characters formed the basis of their conflict, but innocent Mew, with the help of Ash Ketchum, was able to sway Mewtwo's contempt.

Base stat comparison

Pokémon 151Mew.png
Mew
150Mewtwo.png
Mewtwo
HP
100
106
Attack
100
110
Defense
100
90
Sp. Attack
100
154
Sp. Defense
100
90
Speed
100
130
Total 600 680

Legendary beasts

Main article: Legendary beasts
Eusine and Lyra discover Raikou, Entei, and Suicune in the basement of the Burned Tower

Like the Legendary birds of the previous generation, a second trio of similar types was introduced in the neighboring Johto region. These Legendary beasts, so named because their features are based on many different creatures, both real and mythical, as well as mythological deities, were trapped in the Brass Tower when it was struck by lightning and burned to the ground, resulting in their death. The trio was revived by the power of Ho-Oh and now roam across the land because of their great power. It is unknown whether the three were already a Suicune, Raikou, and Entei when they died, or whether they were simply three non-Legendary Pokémon, and Ho-Oh reincarnated them as the first Legendary beasts. In the case of the latter, it is possible that these three would be the original three beasts, who created multiple descendants. For example, a new Entei is said to be born whenever a new volcano is formed.

In the games, more than one of each exists, with only the trio that roams Johto after being discovered in Brass Tower's basement during Generation II and Generation IV being that of the legend. Each was captured and changed into a Shadow Pokémon by Cipher in Pokémon Colosseum, while one of the three, depending on the player's starter Pokémon choice, roams Kanto in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, Entei for Bulbasaur, Raikou for Squirtle, and Suicune for Charmander.

In the anime, the Legendary beasts did not appear together until the thirteenth movie, despite being introduced in Generation II. It appears that an initial plan for the three Johto-era movies was to have each feature one of the Legendary beasts in a central role, with Entei taking a central role in Spell of the Unown: Entei and Suicune taking the stage in Celebi: Voice of the Forest. This did not pan out, however, possibly due to the canning of Johto's Celebi plotline, and Raikou was relegated to a role in The Legend of Thunder!, featuring anime characters based on Ethan and Kris, rather than the fifth movie, which focused on Legendary Pokémon from the then-upcoming Generation III instead.

Each of the beasts made an episodic appearance, as well, with Entei appearing in Entei at Your Own Risk, Raikou briefly appearing in Houndoom's Special Delivery, and Suicune having the most prominence (as in the games) through its appearance in Don't Touch That 'dile, For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll!, and Drifloon On the Wind!.

Similar movesets

Lv. 243Raikou.png
Raikou
 Electric 
244Entei.png
Entei
 Fire 
245Suicune.png
Suicune
 Water 
1 Bite
Leer
Extrasensory
Discharge Sacred Fire Hydro Pump
Eruption Tailwind
Lava Plume
8 Thunder Shock Ember Bubble Beam
15 Roar Rain Dance
22 Quick Attack Fire Spin Gust
29 Spark Stomp Aurora Beam
36 Reflect Flamethrower Mist
43 Crunch Swagger Mirror Coat
50 Thunder Fang Fire Fang Ice Fang
57 Discharge Lava Plume Tailwind
64 Extrasensory
71 Rain Dance Fire Blast Hydro Pump
78 Calm Mind
85 Thunder Eruption Blizzard
Moves in bold are STAB. Moves in italics do no damage.

Base stat comparison

Pokémon 243Raikou.png
Raikou
244Entei.png
Entei
245Suicune.png
Suicune
HP
90
115
100
Attack
85
115
75
Defense
75
85
115
Sp. Attack
115
90
90
Sp. Defense
100
75
115
Speed
115
100
85
Total 580 580 580