Mythical Pokémon

Mythical Pokémon are group of rare Pokémon which are encountered in special means, including Special Research and EX Raid Battle. The obtain method of Mythical Pokémon is more challenging than that of Legendary Pokémon.

In core-series games, Mythical Pokémon were a group of Pokémon seen so rarely in the Pokémon world that some question their very existence.

Characteristics

Mythical Pokémon share the following characteristics:

Kanto

The Mythical Pokémon from Kanto region is Mew.

Mew
#151
Psychic

Johto

The Mythical Pokémon from Johto region is Celebi.

Celebi
#251
Psychic   Grass

Hoenn

The Mythical Pokémon from Hoenn region are Jirachi and Deoxys. The second one — Deoxys, is known for having four different forms.

Jirachi
#365
Steel   Psychic
Deoxys
#366
Normal forme
Psychic
Deoxys
#366
Attack forme
Psychic
Deoxys
#366
Defense forme
Psychic
Deoxys
#366
Speed forme
Psychic

Sinnoh

There are five Mythical Pokémon from Sinnoh region which are Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin and Arceus.

First two of them – Phione and Manaphy are duo of Sea Guardians.

Phione
#489
Water
Manaphy
#490
Water

The Dark-type Mythical Pokémon – Darkai is the part of Lunar duo along with Legendary PokémonCresselia.

Darkrai
#491
Dark

There is also Grass-type Mythical Pokémon – Shaymin which has two different forms.

Shaymin
#492
Land form
Grass
Shaymin
#492
Sky form
Grass   Flying

The last Mythical Pokémon from Sinnoh region is Arceus that is a trio master of Lake Guardians and Creation Trio. It has 18-different forms corresponding to each of existing types.

Arceus
#493
Normal

Unova

There are four Mythical Pokémon from Unova region which are Victini, Keldeo, Meloetta and Genesect.

The first one – Victini is the Psychic, Fire-type Mythical Pokémon. Unlike the other Mythical Pokémon's placement in Pokédex – which is at the end of region section of Pokédex, Victini is the first Pokémon of Unova-region Pokédex, even before the Starter Pokémon of this region.

Victini
#494
Psychic   Fire

The second Mythical Pokémon of Unova region is Keldeo, which is fourth member of Legendary Pokémon group – Swords of Justice. It has two different forms.

Keldeo
#647
Ordinary Forme
Water   Fighting
Keldeo
#647
Resolute Forme
Water   Fighting

The other Unova-region Mythical Pokémon is Meloetta, also known for having two different forms.

Meloetta
#648
Aria Forme
Normal   Psychic
Meloetta
#648
Pirouette Forme
Normal   Fighting

The last Mythical Pokémon of Unova region is Genesect, the first and only Bug-type Mythical Pokémon who is also known for having 5 different forms.

Genesect
#649
Bug   Steel

Unknown

Meltan and Melmetal are Mythical Pokémon introduced with Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!. It is currently unknown what region they belong to in Pokémon GO. This is the first Mythical Pokémon in the entire franchise to be known for evolving into another Pokémon.

Meltan
#808
Steel

Availability

Pokémon Can be transfered? Can be traded ? Can be deployed to Gym? Obtain method
No No No Special Research - A Mythical Discovery
No No No Special Research - GO Fest 2018, A Ripple in Time
No No No Special Research - GO Fest 2019, A Thousand-Year Slumber
Yes No No Raid Battle/EX Raid Battle
Yes No No Raid Battle
No No No Special Research - GO Fest 2020: Rocket Straight to Victory, Investigate a Mysterious Energy
Yes No No Raid Battle
Special Research - A Drive to Investigate, Throwback Challenge Champion 2020
Yes Yes Yes Special Research - Let's GO, Meltan
Mystery Box
Yes Yes Yes Evolved from Meltan

See also

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