Legendary and Mythical Pokémon are different in that Mythical Pokémon are exclusively obtained through events. In the west, “Legendary” referred to all Legendary and Mythical Pokémon prior to Generation V. However, in the east, these groups have always been separate.
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List of All Legendary Pokémon
Although there is some overlap between the two groups, Legendary Pokémon are usually always obtainable in-game without needing to access any sort of event or event item. As such, this category often contains the box legendaries for each Generation’s main series games.
Here are all 65 Pokémon that are considered to be Legendary:
- Cresselia (debatable classification)
- Type: Null
- Tapu Koko
- Tapu Lele
- Tapu Bulu
- Tapu Fini
- Galarian Articuno
- Galarian Zapdos
- Galarian Moltres
List of All Mythical Pokémon
The Mythical Pokémon are usually those that can only be obtained through events or by using event-only items. Therefore, they exist as a way to draw players further into the optional quests of the Pokémon universe.
Although, it should be mentioned that many players have found ways to get some Mythical Pokémon through glitches or hacking. Since there is a limit to how available events and event items are, glitches and hacking are the only ways to get many of these pocket monsters.
Here are all 22 Pokémon that are considered to be Mythical: