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Why is Genesect classified as a Legendary Pokemon?

#1pikachu6598Posted 9/1/2013 12:08:02 PM
Was it involved in a legendary tale or a myth? No, it wasn't. It has as much historical significance as fossil Pokémon. and don't get me started with Mewtwo...
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#2Sloth9230Posted 9/1/2013 12:10:25 PM
I thought "legendary" was a fan term, I don't recall the games calling them that.
#3Tigo73Posted 9/1/2013 12:12:28 PM
Has Mewtwo ever been on a legend or a myth? No, yet is still a legendary. Genesect is the same.
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#4GBeastMegamanBXPosted 9/1/2013 12:13:37 PM
Legendary in the pokemon world doesn't involve just being part of a myth. A pokemon could be called legendary because of a myth or rarity, in the case of Genesect and Mewtwo. There aren't a million clones of Mew or Kabutops that have been equipped with technology.
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#5NewbieN00bPosted 9/1/2013 12:14:00 PM
Sloth9230 posted...
I thought "legendary" was a fan term, I don't recall the games calling them that.


I think it became official recently. But it started out as a fan term.
http://www.pokemonxy.com/en-us/pokemon/legendary_pokemon/

Official material calls event pokemon mythical pokemon, though.
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#6SirPiercePosted 9/1/2013 12:14:26 PM
Sloth9230 posted...
I thought "legendary" was a fan term, I don't recall the games calling them that.


You are correct. It is a fan term and the biggest thing that puts a pokemon within that category is stats...not legends based around it.
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#7spooky96Posted 9/1/2013 12:15:42 PM
This topic made me realize...

legendaries are only suppose to be only one. How come so many Genesects exist...in the movie.... >_>
#8SalsaSavantPosted 9/1/2013 12:17:05 PM
spooky96 posted...
This topic made me realize...

legendaries are only suppose to be only one. How come so many Genesects exist...in the movie.... >_>


Anime isn't canon.

Also, it's more like legendaries are so rare you're lucky to see one in your life.
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#9Sloth9230Posted 9/1/2013 12:17:40 PM
NewbieN00b posted...
Sloth9230 posted...
I thought "legendary" was a fan term, I don't recall the games calling them that.


I think it became official recently. But it started out as a fan term.
http://www.pokemonxy.com/en-us/pokemon/legendary_pokemon/

Official material calls event pokemon mythical pokemon, though.


:o
#10yzmanPosted 9/1/2013 12:27:00 PM
spooky96 posted...
This topic made me realize...

legendaries are only suppose to be only one. How come so many Genesects exist...in the movie.... >_>


Thats actually not true. A lot of legendaries have multiples, its just that they are supposed to be super rare. I remember in pokemon snap you could see multiple of the legendary birds IIRC.
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