Legendary Pokémon VS Mythical Pokémon | GAME Blog

Legendary Pokémon VS Mythical Pokémon | GAME Blog

Legendary Pokémon VS Mythical Pokémon

With each generation of Pokémon holds the excitement of learning about all new Legendary and Mythical Pokémon. If you aren’t familiar with what this means and want to find out, you’re in the right place! We’ll take you through both Legendary and Mythical Pokémon and even give you a sneak peek into the future.

What's The Difference Between Legendary & Mythical Pokémon?

As easy as it can be to confuse the two, there are some notable differences between Legendary and Mythical Pokémon!

Legendary Pokémon

Legendary Pokémon are extremely rare and powerful Pokémon, usually featured in the legends of the Pokémon world. You’ll also probably recognise several legendary Pokémon without directly knowing who they are. Why is this? Well, each Pokémon game will usually feature their legendary Pokémon on the cover art of the game, using them almost as a game mascot.

Things to note about Legendary Pokémon is that they’re awesome, rare and can’t evolve. Rather than ‘evolving’ in the traditional sense, some can change form, to a duo or trio.


According to Bulbapedia, a Legendary Duo is a pair of closely related Mythical and Legendary Pokémon. They can represent teamwork or opposition.


Similar to Duo’s; a Legendary trio describes a group of three closely related Legendary Pokémon.

Mythical Pokémon

Mythical Pokémon are incredibly mysterious and rare Pokémon, due to them being some of the rarest Pokémon in the Pokémon world, some even question their very existence.

Mythical Pokémon tend not to see too much action in games but are heavily hinted at. You’ll find yourself wanting to research these Mythical Pokémon in the hopes of clues, until the fateful day they are revealed!

You can obtain these Mythical Pokémon through Mystery Gift’s within the game. For example, with a purchase of the Poké Ball Plus, you receive a very special bonus. Each Poké Ball contains one of the most iconic Pokémon ever; the Mythical Pokémon, Mew.

New Legendary Pokémon on The Horizon?

In Pokémon Sword and Shield we already saw two new legendries, in the form of Zacian and Zamazenta. These two Pokémon are unique and exciting entries to the Pokémon world. However, the Galar region boasts even more to be discovered.

The exciting addition of new DLC to Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield brings all new content and even some brand new Legendary Pokémon for us to discover!

Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra Legendary Pokémon

That’s right, the brand-new Pokémon Sword and Expansion Pass gives us exciting access to the Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra expansions. These expansions hold brand new regions to explore and even some new Legendary Pokémon to discover!

There are three new legendary Pokémon to be discovered in the Expansion Pass. We have the pint-sized Fighting- type Kubfu, who has been stylised on martial arts and certainly packs a punch. Kubfu can be evolved into Urshifu, making it the first ever legendary Pokémon to ever evolve! The third and final Legendary Pokémon you can find in this expansion pass is Calyrex. Calyrex dwells in The Crown Tundra and is a mix of Psychic and Grass type.

We can’t wait to see what these intriguing legendary Pokémon have to offer!

Final Words

Do you have a favourite Legendary Pokémon? Or do you prefer the mysterious Mythical Pokémon? Either way, we’ll see you on the Isle of Armor!