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Egg Raid Legendary

Raid Egg indicates Legendary Pokémon

Research Breakthrough

Research Breakthrough rewarding Legendary Pokémon

Legendary Pokémon are group of Pokémon considered to be very rare and powerful. They cannot be obtained by catching them in the wild nor hatching from eggs. There are two primarily methods to capture Legendary Pokémon: defeat them in Raid Battle and then can catch them in Bonus Challenge or claiming Research Breakthrough. They can also be traded in a Special Trade. The Lake Guardians are the special cases available in wild. There are total of 35 Legendary Pokémon and 27 of them have been made available through the normal Raid Battles system currently.

Mythical Pokémon share similar characteristics, but their obtain method is different.

Characteristics

Legendary Pokémon share the following characteristics:

  • does not evolve from or into any other Pokémon
  • low catch rate, usually 2%
  • Buddy Pokémon 20 km for 1 candy
  • require 100,000 Stardusts and 100 candies to unlock the second Charged Attack
  • can be filtered in Pokémon search by typing legendary
  • an extra warning appears when trainers try to transfer them, cannot be mass transferred as well
  • require a Special Trade, cost a large amount of Stardust even if already registered by both trainers
  • cannot be assigned to Gym

Kanto

There are four Legendary Pokémon from Kanto region.

Three of these Legendary Pokémon are known as Legendary Birds. These are:

There is also a very powerful Psychic-type Pokémon - Mewtwo. It has an extra Armored Form. It is one of the most powerful Pokémon in the game.

Johto

There are five Legendary Pokémon from Johto region. They belong to two groups.

First group is known as Legendary Beasts, which are:

And two Flying-type Pokémon known as Tower Duo and they are:

Hoenn

There are eight Legendary Pokémon from Hoenn region. They belong to three groups.

The first group is called Legendary Titans, which are:

The second group is a duo of two Dragon, Psychic-Pokémon known as Eon Duo and it consists of:

The third group is known as Weather Trio and it consists of:

Sinnoh

There are nine Legendary Pokémon from Sinnoh region. Six of them belong to two groups.

First group is called Lake Guardians and consists of three Psychic-type Pokémon. Their trio master is Mythical Pokémon – Arceus.

Second group of Legendary Pokémon is called Creation Trio. Giratina has two forms namely Altered Forme and Origin Forme. Their trio master is Mythical Pokémon – Arceus.

Dialga
 
Icon Steel
Icon Dragon
Palkia
 
Icon Water
Icon Dragon
Giratina
Altered form
Icon Ghost
Icon Dragon
Giratina origin
Origin form
Icon Ghost
Icon Dragon

Other Legendary Pokémon are Cresselia, Heatran and Regigigas, neither of them is related to each other. Regigigas is the trio master of Legendary Titans from Hoenn region while Cresselia is member of Lunar Duo with Mythical Pokémon – Darkrai.

Unova

There are nine Legendary Pokémon from Unova region. Each three of them belong to one of three groups. Only three of them have sprites in game assets.

First group is called Swords of Justice and consists of three Fighting-type Legendary Pokémon with addition of fourth Mythical Pokémon – Keldeo.

Second group of Unova-region Legendary Pokémon are Forces of Nature.

The third group is called Tao trio and it consist of:

Availability

The Lake Guardians are region-exclusive Pokémon regardless of wild or raid. Uxie is in the Asia-Pacific region. Mesprit is in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India. Azelf is in the Americas and Greenland.

Shiny Pokémon indicates if the shiny variant was released for the first time during that period.

Pokémon Availability period
Articuno
Articuno
Raid Battles:
  • July 22nd to July 30th, 2017
  • August 12th to August 31st, 2017
  • July 7th, 2018 (3-hour) Shiny Pokémon
  • September 13th to September 20th, 2018

Research Breakthrough:

  • June 2018
  • December 2018 to February 2019
  • November to December 2019

Giovanni:

  • November 2019
Zapdos
Zapdos
Raid Battles:
  • August 7th to August 31st, 2017
  • July 21st, 2018 (3-hour) Shiny Pokémon
  • September 13th to September 20th, 2018

Research Breakthrough:

  • May 2018
  • December 2018 to February 2019
  • November to December 2019

Giovanni:

  • December 2019
Moltres
Moltres
Raid Battles:
  • July 31st to August 7th, 2017
  • August 12th to August 31st, 2017
  • September 8th, 2018 (3-hour) Shiny Pokémon
  • September 13th to September 20th, 2018

Research Breakthrough:

  • April 2018
  • December 2018 to February 2019
  • November to December 2019
Mewtwo
Mewtwo
EX Raid Battles:
  • August 14th, 2017 to early September, 2018
  • October 5th, 2019 to November 18th, 2019

Raid Battles:

  • September 20th to October 23rd, 2018
  • September 16th to September 23rd, 2019 Shiny Pokémon
  • October 8th, 2019 (1-hour)
Mewtwo armored
Armored Mewtwo
Raid Battles:
  • July 10th to July 31st, 2019
Raikou
Raikou
Raid Battles:
  • August 31st to November 30th, 2017
  • June 29th, 2019 (3-hour) Shiny Pokémon
  • September 2nd to September 9th, 2019

Research Breakthrough:

  • August 2018
  • December 2018 to April 2019
Entei
Entei
Raid Battles:
  • August 31st to November 30th, 2017
  • July 14th, 2019 (3-hour) Shiny Pokémon
  • September 2nd to September 9th, 2019

Research Breakthrough:

  • September 2018
  • December 2018 to April 2019
Suicune
Suicune
Raid Battles:
  • August 31st to November 30th, 2017
  • August 17th, 2019 (3-hour) Shiny Pokémon
  • September 2nd to September 9th, 2019

Research Breakthrough:

  • October 2018
  • December 2018 to April 2019
Lugia
Lugia
Raid Battles:
  • July 22nd to August 31st, 2017
  • March 16th to April 2nd, 2018 Shiny Pokémon
  • July 14th to July 15th, 2018
  • December 14th to December 17th, 2018

Research Breakthrough:

  • January to June 2019
Ho-Oh
Ho-Oh
Raid Battles:
  • November 27th to December 14th, 2017
  • May 19th to June 7th, 2018 Shiny Pokémon
  • August 25th to August 27th, 2018
  • December 14th to December 17th, 2018

Research Breakthrough:

  • January to June 2019
Regirock
Regirock
Raid Battles:
  • August 16th to September 20th, 2018 (suspended when Ho-Oh took place)
  • November 1st to November 4th, 2019 Shiny Pokémon

Research Breakthrough:

  • March to April 2019
Regice
Regice
Raid Battles:
  • June 21st to July 19th, 2018 (suspended when Lugia took place)
  • November 1st to November 4th, 2019 Shiny Pokémon

Research Breakthrough:

  • March to April 2019
Registeel
Registeel
Raid Battles:
  • July 19th to August 16th, 2018
  • November 1st to November 4th, 2019 Shiny Pokémon

Research Breakthrough:

  • March to April 2019
Latias
Latias
Raid Battles:
  • April 2nd to June 5th, 2018
  • February 22nd to March 1st, 2019 Shiny Pokémon

Research Breakthrough:

  • May to August 2019
Latios
Latios
Raid Battles:
  • April 2nd to June 5th, 2018
  • April 15th to April 22nd, 2019 Shiny Pokémon

Research Breakthrough:

  • May to August 2019
Kyogre
Kyogre
Raid Battles:
  • January 12th to February 14th, 2018
  • February 23rd to March 5th, 2018
  • June 7th to June 21st, 2018 Shiny Pokémon
  • January 15th to January 29th, 2019
  • June 18th to June 27th, 2019

Research Breakthrough:

  • July to August 2019
  • November to December 2019
Groudon
Groudon
Raid Battles:
  • December 15th, 2017 to January 15th, 2018
  • February 23rd to March 5th, 2018
  • January 15th to January 29th, 2019 Shiny Pokémon
  • April 29th to May 2nd, 2019
  • June 27th to July 10th, 2019

Research Breakthrough:

  • July to August 2019
  • November to December 2019
Rayquaza
Rayquaza
Raid Battles:
  • February 9th to March 16th, 2018
  • March 15th to March 18th, 2019
  • July 31st to September 2nd, 2019 Shiny Pokémon
Uxie
Uxie
Raid Battles:
  • May 2nd to May 27th, 2019
  • August 28th, 2019 (1-hour)
Mesprit
Mesprit
Raid Battles:
  • May 2nd to May 27th, 2019
  • August 28th, 2019 (1-hour)
Azelf
Azelf
Raid Battles:
  • May 2nd to May 27th, 2019
  • August 28th, 2019 (1-hour)
Dialga
Dialga
Raid Battles:
  • March 1st to March 28th, 2019
Palkia
Palkia
Raid Battles:
  • January 29th to February 28th, 2019
Heatran
Heatran
Raid Battles:
  • December 18th, 2018 to January 15th, 2019
Regigigas
Regigigas
Special Research:
  • November 2nd, 2019 (A Colossal Discovery)

EX Raid Battles:

  • November 18th, 2019 to current
Giratina
Altered Giratina
Raid Battles:
  • October 23rd to November 20th, 2018
  • March 28th to April 2nd, 2019
  • September 23rd to October 17th, 2019 Shiny Pokémon
Giratina origin
Origin Giratina
Raid Battles:
  • April 2nd to April 29th, 2019
Cresselia
Cresselia
Raid Battles:
  • November 20th to December 18th, 2018
  • May 27th to June 18th, 2019 Shiny Pokémon
Cobalion
Cobalion
Raid Battles:
  • November 4th to November 26th, 2019
Terrakion
Terrakion
Raid Battles:
  • November 26th to December 17th, 2019
Virizion
Virizion
Raid Battles:
  • TBA

See also

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