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Mythical Pokémon

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

In core-series games, Mythical Pokémon are 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, has 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 - Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin and Arceus.

First two of them, Phione and Manaphy, are duo called the Sea Guardians.

Phione
#489
Water
Manaphy
#490
Water

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

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. It is a trio master of both the Lake Guardians and the Creation Trio. It has 18 different forms corresponding for each of the existing types.

Arceus
#493
Normal

Unova

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

Victini is a Psychic, Fire-type Mythical Pokémon. Unlike the other Mythical Pokémon's placement in Pokédex, the end of each region of Pokédex, Victini is the first Pokémon in the Unova region Pokédex, even before the Starter Pokémon.

Victini
#494
Psychic   Fire

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

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

Another Unova region Mythical Pokémon is Meloetta, which also has 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, it has 5 different forms.

Genesect
#649
Regular
Bug   Steel
Genesect
#649
Shock drive
Bug   Steel
Genesect
#649
Burn drive
Bug   Steel
Genesect
#649
Chill drive
Bug   Steel
Genesect
#649
Douse drive
Bug   Steel

Kalos

There are three Mythical Pokémon from the Kalos region - Diancie, Hoopa and Volcanion.

The first one, Diancie, is a Rock, Fairy-type Mythical Pokémon. Unlike the other Mythical Pokémon, Diancie is the only Mythical Pokémon that can mega evolve.

Another Kalos region Mythical Pokémon is Hoopa, known for having two different forms.

Hoopa
#720
Hoopa Confined
Psychic   Ghost
#720
Hoopa Unbound
Psychic   Dark

The last Mythical Pokémon of the Kalos region is Volcanion, the first and only Fire, Water-type Mythical Pokémon.

Galar

Zarude is the Mythical Pokémon of the Galar region. It was released on Secrets of the Jungle Event 2021.

Zarude
#893
Dark   Grass

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. These are the first Mythical Pokémon in the entire franchise to have an evolution line.

Meltan
#808
Steel

Availability

Pokémon Can be transferred? Can be traded ? Can be deployed to Gym? Obtain method
No No No Special Research - A Mythical Discovery, All-in-One #151
No No No Special Research - GO Fest 2018, A Ripple in Time, Distracted by Something Shiny
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
No No No Special Research - The Melody Pokémon
Yes No No Raid Battle
Special Research - A Drive to Investigate, Throwback Challenge Champion 2020
No No No Special Research - Hoopa's Arrival
Yes Yes Yes Special Research - Let's GO, Meltan
Mystery Box
Yes Yes Yes Evolved from Meltan

See also

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