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                 |     A Guide To Legendary Pokemon          |
                 |           v0.90 (3/22/03)                 |
                 | by AstralFire (starphoenix12@hotmail.com) |
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01. Table of Contents
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01. You're Sitting In It (Table of Contents)
02. The Author & Rationale
03. The Legal Stuff
04. Version History
05. Meet The Legends
06. Legendary Warriors (Legendary-based theme teams)
07. Stories Long Told (Version History)
08. The Legend Continues (Next Update)
09. Frequently Asked Questions
10. Glossary
11. How You Can Help
12. Dedication and Thanks

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02. The Author & Rationale
==========================
I'm AstralFire. yep. All you need to know, really. I frequent the Pokemon R/S,
Golden Sun Social, Dragonball, Anime & Manga, Cartoons & Animation, Metroid
Prime, Super Smash Brothers Melee, and Pokemon boards, among others on
GameFAQs. I'm a humanities buff, and I've extended a bit of that to the pokemon
world.

Now, you're probably wondering why the HELL make this guide, right? Well,
you'd be surprised, the depth of the mythology behind this game series. There
are an unexpected number of questions about "what the **** is this supposed to
be?!" As well as false assumptions. This is to clear it all up.

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03. The Legal Stuff
===================
While Pokemon is trademark and copyright 1995-2003 The Pokemon Company...
This guide was made and researched by me, with some help from the friendly
people at the Ruby/Sapphire boards. It is therefore Copyright ©2002-2003
Christopher Lee Rollins, alias "AstralFire." All rights are reserved. I may be
the friendliest historian on GameFAQs, but you're still going to be pressed
with violation of international copyright law if you alter it in any way,
shape, or form and claim it as your own. Neither may you sell any copies of
this document. Feel free to use the information in this guide as a resource,
simply cite it. If you have any questions about this, contact me at my email
address, starphoenix12@hotmail.com, or on AOL Instant Messenger; I'm Bathrobe
Paladin.

This guide may ONLY be hosted by the following sites:

-GameFAQs (Http://www.gameFAQs.com/)
-My own site (Http://mywebpages.comcast.net/astralfire)
-IGN.com (Http://www.ign.com/)

If you want to host it, then let me know in advance so that I may approve it.
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04. Version History
===================

v0.90 - Mar 22, 2003 - Deoxys, Regirock, Registeel, Regiice, Dragonite,
Dragonair, Dratini, Salamence, Lapras, Charizard Data added. Yet more minor
errors corrected...

v0.85 - Mar 21, 2003 - Four more silly errors corrected, some added info on the
legendary trios, Ninetales and Golduck have been added. First team has been
added.

v0.81 - Mar 20, 2003 - I correct a bunch of silly, stupid errors, and get a new
format!

v0.80 - Mar 19, 2003 - I finally got around to working on this again, now that
I can actually make progress. Arcanine, Rayquaza, Kyogre, and Groudon have been
added.

v0.70 - Dec 23, 2002 - Yeah, yeah, I started at a random number. That's because
this guide contains data relevant to legendaries up till the end of Pokemon
Gold/Silver/Crystal, or really, 2/3 of the way through all the games released
so far. Eventually, as more data pours in, I can write a pantheon on the Ruby &
Sapphire critters.


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05. Meet The Legends
====================

Ho-oh
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Japanese Name: Houou
Translation: Phoenix
Classification: Sacred
Species: Rainbow
Rarity: Unique
Real-World Counterpart: Chinese Phoenix (Mythological)
Types: Fire/Flying
Trademark Technique: Sacred Fire
Game Stats: Tier 1
First Appearance [Games]: Pocket Monsters Gold & Silver [Japan]
                          Pokemon Gold & Silver         [US]
Obtainable in: Pocket Monsters Gold, Silver & Crystal [Japan]
               Pokemon Gold, Silver & Crystal         [US]
Anime Strength: Unknown.
First Appearance [Anime]: Episode 1 [US]
                          Episode 1 [Japan]
Special Abilities: Immortality, Ressurect others, Create Life
Notes: Ho-oh is, in my estimation, tied with Lugia and Mewtwo in the show as
        well. Only appears to the pure of heart to bestow hope. Ho-Oo is the
        japanese version of the Feng-Huang, or chinese phoenix. Ho and Feng are
        the males, and Oo and Huang are the females. It is supposed to
        represent the sun, justice, fidelity and obedience. They appear only at
        the start of a new era, and usually to those who will start the era.
Did You Know?: Ho-oh is the only pokemon to appear unnamed in the show before
        its corresponding game set. It is the creator of the Legendary Beasts,
        and is their master.
        It is also the only Legendary before Ruby & Sapphire to not have
        actually been a central figure in an episode, special, or movie.
        Ho-oh's last appearance was known only to Ash and Pikachu - see the
        notes section for more on that.
        Ho-oh and Lugia may be considered Dragons in the traditional asian
        sense; that is, simply an extremely powerful creature. The reptilian
        creatures associated with the term dragon is more of a western thing,
        although it was mostly creatures of those dimensions who were called
        dragons.

Lugia
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Japanese Name: Lugia
Translation: Unknown
Classification: Mystical
Species: Diving
Rarity: Unique [Movies], Ultra-Rare [Anime]
Real-World Counterpart: Greek Halcyon (Mythological)
Types: Psychic/Flying
Trademark Technique: Aeroblast
Game Stats: Tier 1
First Appearance [Games]: Pocket Monsters Gold & Silver [Japan]
                          Pokemon Gold & Silver         [US]
Obtainable in: Pocket Monsters Gold, Silver & Crystal [Japan]
               Pokemon Gold, Silver & Crystal         [US]
Anime Strength: Control of seas, able to fend off core force of nature [Movie]
                Extremely dangerous with no power limit. [Anime]
First Appearance [Anime]: Revelation Lugia [Japan Movie]
                          Episode 223      [Japan Show]
                          Revelation Lugia [US Movie]
                          Episode 221      [US Show]
Special Abilities: Restore balance of Heat, Lightning, and Ice to oceans,
        create storms, heal others.
Notes: The show and the movie conflict on data about Lugia. The movie hints at
        there only being one, while the show seems to relate it more to its
        Halcyon roots, giving it a child born on a clear day.
Did You Know?: Lugia is the peacemaker of the Legendary Birds.
        Ho-oh and Lugia may be considered Dragons in the traditional asian
        sense; that is, simply an extremely powerful creature. The reptilian
        creatures associated with the term dragon is more of a western thing,
        although it was mostly creatures of those dimensions who were called
        dragons.

Mewtwo
------
Japanese Name: Myuutsu
Translation: Mew Two (Funny how that works)
Classification: Freak
Species: Genetic
Rarity: Unique
Real-World Counterpart: Really bad Sci-fi movies.
Type: Psychic
Trademark Techniques: Shadowball, Psychic, Barrier
Game Stats: Tier 1
First Appearance [Games]: Pocket Monsters Red & Green   [Japan]
                          Pokemon Red & Blue            [US]
Obtainable in: Pocket Monsters Red, Green, Blue & Yellow [Japan]
               Pokemon Red, Blue & Yellow                [US]
Anime Strength: Control of weather, extreme psychokinetic powers, highly
        intelligent.
First Appearance [Anime]: Myuutsu Strikes Back  [Japan Movie]
                          Episode 63            [Japan Show]
                          Mewtwo Strikes Back   [US Movie]
                          Episode 61            [US Show]
Special Abilities: Can turn opponents to stone (When attacking with Mew.)
Notes: Many claim Mewtwo to be the strongest pokemon, but it is unknown how
        powerful he is compared to Ho-oh and Lugia in the show. It is not an
        actually legendary or mythically based pokemon, but he is so often
        referred to as one, that I placed him into the guide.
Did You Know?: The creator of Mewtwo is Mr. Fuji. Yep, the Pokemon House guy
        from Lavender Town. The game claims that Mew was induced to pregnancy
        and they tampered with the embryo. The result was Mewtwo. The anime
        claims that Mewtwo was a tampered clone from a hair of a Mew.

Rayquaza
--------
Japanese Name: Rekkuuza
Translation: Unknown
Classification: Dragon
Species: Sky High
Rarity: Unique
Real World Counterpart: A "Shenlung," or wise dragon, of Chinese legend.
        (Mythological)
Types: Dragon/Flying
Trademark Technique: Hyper Beam
Game Stats: Tier 1
First Appearance [Games]: Pokemon Ruby & Sapphire
Obtainable in: Pokemon Ruby & Sapphire
Anime Strength: N/A
First Appearance [Anime]: N/A
Special Abilities: Regulates weather to prevent it from going to any one
        extreme.
Notes: Rayquaza is the only obtainable Tier 1 stat pokémon in Ruby & Sapphire.
Did You Know?: Rayquaza is the mediator between Kyogre & Groudon, but it's
        unknown if he has a relationship with the Regi-Trio.

Kyogre
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Japanese Name: Kyogre
Translation: Possibly "God Orca." (Kai Orca)
Classification: Legendary
Species: Sea Basin
Rarity: Unique
Real World Counterpart: Unknown; possibly the Leviathan of Biblical mythos.
        (Mythological)
Type: Water
Trademark Technique: Spout
Game Stats: Tier 2
First Appearance [Games]: Pokemon Sapphire
Obtainable in: Pokemon Sapphire
Anime Strength: N/A
First Appearance [Anime]: N/A
Special Abilities: Complete dominance over water and rain.
Notes: Kyogre is one of the first of a new Tier, Tier 2; barely weaker than
        Tier 1, it was only introduced with Series 3.
Did You Know?: Kyogre is the object of Team Aqua's desires, who wish to
        increase the life-giving oceans on the planet. Kyogre functions very
        similarly to any one of the legendary bird trio, and somewhat like any
        one of the legendary dog trio.

Groudon
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Japanese Name: Groudon
Translation: Possibly "Lord of Ground" (Ground Don...)
Classification: Legendary
Species: Continent
Rarity: Unique
Real World Counterpart: Unknown; possibly the Behemoth of Biblical mythos.
        (Mythological)
Type: Ground
Trademark Technique: Eruption
Game Stats: Tier 2
First Appearance [Games]: Pokemon Ruby
Obtainable in: Pokemon Ruby
Anime Strength: N/A
First Appearance [Anime]: N/A
Special Abilities: Complete dominance over land.
Notes: Groudon is one of the first of a new Tier, Tier 2; barely weaker than
        Tier 1, it was only introduced with Series 3.
Did You Know?: Groudon is the object of Team Magma's desires, who wish to
        increase the living space on the planet. Groudon functions very
        similarly to any one of the legendary bird trio, and somewhat like any
        one of the legendary dog trio.

Mew
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Japanese Name: Myuu
Translation: Mew
Classification: Ancient
Species: New Specie
Rarity: Unknown. At one time ultra-rare, unique now?
Real-World Counterpart: Unknown. Possibly cat-form of the god Ra.(mythological)
Type: Psychic
Trademark Techniques: Transform, Metronome
Game Stats: Tier 3
First Appearance [Games]: Pocket Monsters Red & Green   [Japan]
                          Nintendo Power                [US]
Obtainable in: Game-Hacking Device or Nintendo ONLY
Anime Strength: Weaker than Mewtwo, but not by much.
First Appearance [Anime]: Myuutsu Strikes Back  [Japan Movie]
                          Mewtwo Strikes Back   [US Movie]
Special Abilities: Can turn opponents to stone (When attacking with Mewtwo)
Notes: Mew was found in South America, but Egyptian lore fits him better. Also,
        Mew is said to have the DNA of all pokemon. Is he able to Time Travel?
Did You Know? The game claims that Mew was induced to pregnancy and they
        tampered with the embryo. The result was Mewtwo. The anime claims that
        Mewtwo was a tampered clone from a hair of a Mew. Also, Mew is the
        only pokemon who did not appear in the Pokerap.

Celebi
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Japanese Name: Serebii
Translation: Unknown
Classification: Sacred
Species: Time Travel
Rarity: Unknown just how time paradoxes work in Pokemon. At least Ultra-Rare.
Real-World Counterpart: Japanese Pixie/Fairy (Mythological.)
Types: Grass/Psychic
Trademark Techniques: Heal Bell, Leech Seed
Game Stats: Tier 3
First Appearance [Games]: Pocket Monsters Crystal [Japan]
                          Pokemon Stadium GS      [US]
Obtainable in: Pocket Monsters Crystal with Mobile Adapter [Japan]
               Game-Hacking Device or Nintendo ONLY        [US]
Anime Strength: Uh, pretty pathetic actually. Was taken down by two
        non-legendaries.
First Appearance [Anime]: Serebii: A Timeless Adventure [Japan Movie]
                          Celebi: Voice of the Forest   [US Movie]
Special Abilities: Time-Travel
Notes: The only abilities Celebi has that hint at Time Travel are Perish Song,
        Baton Pass, Foresight, and Recover.
Did You Know?: Ash & Company meet the young Prof. Samuel Oak in this movie.
        Perhaps this finally explains why Oak likes Ash more than Gary...
        Celebi is the only pokemon not shown in the GS Pokerap.

Deoxys
------
Japanese Name: Deokishisu
Translation: Deoxys
Classification: Freak
Species: DNA
Rarity: Unique
Real-World Counterpart: Really, REALLY bad Sci-fi movies.
Type: Psychic
Trademark Technique: Psycho Blast
Game Stats: Tier 3
First Appearance [Games]: Pokemon Ruby & Sapphire
Obtainable in: Pokemon Ruby & Sapphire
Anime Strength: N/A
First Appearance [Anime]: N/A
Special Abilities: ...Shoot lasers... High intelligence, psychokinetic powers.
Notes: This guy makes Mewtwo look pretty damn tame. It is not an actually
        legendary or mythically based pokemon, but he is so often referred to
        as one, that I placed him into the guide.
        He is the result of an alien space virus being bombarded with Cosmic
        Radiation and a laser from a satellite.
Did You Know?: The name Deoxys is from the term Deoxyribonucleic Acid - better
        known as D.N.A.

Dragonite
---------
Japanese Name: Kairyuu
Translation: Unknown to me.
Classification: Dragon
Species: Dragon
Rarity: Rare
Real-World Counterpart: European and Asian Dragon (Mythological)
Types: Dragon/Flying
Trademark Technique: Hyper Beam
Evolves from: Dragonair, at level 55
Game Stats: Tier 3
First Appearance [Games]: Pocket Monsters Red & Green [Japan]
                          Pokemon Red & Blue          [US]
Obtainable in: Series 1 & 2 Games
Anime Strength: Excellent
First Appearance [Anime]: Episode 13 [Both]
Special Abilities: Prolonged supersonic flight.
Notes: Dragonite uses the general body structure of the European Dragons, but
        it seems to be a bit more of a compromise between the European and
        Asian Dragon; it is primarily water based, and can be gentle or
        vengeful, depending on the situation.
Did You Know?: Lance, leader of the Elite Four in Series 1 and the Pokemon
        League Champ in Series 2, consistently has Dragonites that are lower
        level than Dragonairs are supposed to be in order to evolve.

Dragonair
---------
Japanese Name: Hakuryuu
Translation: Unknown to me.
Classification: Dragon
Species: Dragon
Rarity: Rare
Real-World Counterpart: Chinese Lung (Mythological)
Type: Dragon
Trademark Technique: Hyper Beam
Evolves from: Dratini, at level 30
Evolves to: Dragonite, at level 55
Game Stats: Tier 3 as Dragonite
First Appearance [Games]: Pocket Monsters Red & Green [Japan]
                          Pokemon Red & Blue          [US]
Obtainable in: Series 1 & 2 Games
Anime Strength: Average
First Appearance [Anime]: Episode 35 [Japan]
                          Unshown    [US]
Special Abilities: Weather control.
Notes: Dragonair seems to be based on younger dragons, which are snake-like in
        appearance but have many similar powers as their elder, winged
        counterparts.
Did You Know?: The episode in which Dratini and Dragonair appear was banned
        because the Safari Zone warden uses a gun.

Dratini
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Japanese Name: Miniyuu
Translation: Mini Dragon
Classification: Dragon
Species: Dragon
Rarity: Rare
Real-World Counterpart: Chinese Lung (Mythological)
Type: Dragon
Trademark Technique: Hyper Beam
Evolves to: Dragonair, at level 30
Game Stats: Tier 3 as Dragonite
First Appearance [Games]: Pocket Monsters Red & Green [Japan]
                          Pokemon Red & Blue          [US]
Obtainable in: Series 1 & 2 Games
Anime Strength: Poor
First Appearance [Anime]: Episode 35 [Japan]
                          Unshown    [US]
Special Abilities: None
Notes: Dratini seems to be based on younger dragons, which are snake-like in
        appearance but have many similar powers as their elder, winged
        counterparts.
Did You Know?: The episode in which Dratini and Dragonair appear was banned
        because the Safari Zone warden uses a gun.

Salamence
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Japanese Name: Boomanda
Translation: Unknown to me.
Classification: Dragon
Species: Dragon
Rarity: Rare
Real-World Counterpart: European Dragon (Mythological)
Types: Dragon/Flying
Trademark Techniques: Fly
Evolves from: Shelgon, at level 55
Game Stats: Tier 3
First Appearance [Games]: Pokemon Ruby & Sapphire
Obtainable in: Pokemon Ruby & Sapphire
Anime Strength: N/A
First Appearance [Anime]: N/A
Special Abilities: None.
Notes: Salamence, like Charizard, was inspired by the typical medieval dragon,
        but with less of a focus on fire. From its pokedex data, it would not
        be surprising if it was based on a rare noble dragon.
Did You Know?: Salamence starts out as a Bagon, which strongly resembles a baby
        dinosaur, but then turns into a dragon-like egg before reaching its
        final stage as Salamence.
        The name comes from Salamander and menance; Salamanders were believed
        to be fire-elemental lizards.

Articuno
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Japanese Name: Freezer
Translation: ...Let's think about this, hmm?
Classification: Elemental
Species: Freeze
Rarity: Unique
Real-World Counterpart: Arabic Anka (Mythological)
Types: Ice/Flying
Trademark Technique: Ice Beam
Game Stats: Tier 4
First Appearance [Games]: Pocket Monsters Red & Green [Japan]
                          Pokemon Red & Blue          [US]
Obtainable in: Pocket Monsters Red, Green, Blue & Yellow [Japan]
               Pokemon Red, Blue & Yellow                [US]
Anime Strength: Overwhelming; is the basis of all cold in oceans and
        atmosphere.
First Appearance [Anime]: Revelation Lugia      [Japan Movie]
                          Episode 193           [Japan Show]
                          Revelation Lugia      [US Movie]
                          Episode 191           [US Show]
Special Abilities: Brings winter
Notes: Giant Arctic bird of Arabic mythology that God created around the time
        of Moses. Can resurrect itself like the phoenix. Eats children and
        appears to doomed humans in the mountains.
Did You Know?: The Japanese name of the first episode Articuno appears in is
        "Freezer vs. Purin!" or "Articuno vs. Jigglypuff!" (!!!)
        Freezer is the name of a major villain in the Anime Dragonball Z.
        Articuno is a amalgation of the English word "Arctic," and the Spanish
        word "Uno," as it is the first of the bird trio.

Zapdos
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Japanese Name: Thunder
Translation: ...Let's think about this, hmm?
Classification: Elemental
Species: Electric
Rarity: Unique
Real-World Counterpart: Native American Thunderbird (Mythological)
Types: Electric/Flying
Trademark Techniques: Thunder, Drill Peck
Game Stats: Tier 4
First Appearance [Games]: Pocket Monsters Red & Green [Japan]
                          Pokemon Red & Blue          [US]
Obtainable in: Pocket Monsters Red, Green, Blue & Yellow [Japan]
               Pokemon Red, Blue & Yellow                [US]
Anime Strength: Overwhelming; is the basis of all storms in the atmosphere.
First Appearance [Anime]: Revelation Lugia [Japan Movie]
                          Episode 17       [Japan Show]
                          Revelation Lugia [US Movie]
                          Episode 17       [US Show]
Special Abilities: Brings storms
Notes: In the legends of certain Native American groups, spirit of thunder,
        lightning, and rain in the form of a giant bird. The beating of its
        wings caused thunder.
Did You Know?: Zapdos' first appearance was as a giant mecha. It didn't
        actually appear in the show until 244 [Jap], 242 [US].
        Zapdos is a amalgation of the English onomatoepia "Zap," and the
        Spanish word "Dos," as it is the second of the bird trio.


Moltres
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Japanese Name: Fire
Translation: ...Let's think about this, hmm?
Classification: Elemental
Species: Flame
Rarity: Unique
Real World Counterpart: Phoenician, Greek, Arabian Phoenix (Mythological)
Types: Fire/Flying
Trademark Techniques: Fire Spin, Sky Attack
Game Stats: Tier 4
First Appearance [Games]: Pocket Monsters Red & Green [Japan]
                          Pokemon Red & Blue          [US]
Obtainable in: Pocket Monsters Red, Green, Blue & Yellow [Japan]
               Pokemon Red, Blue & Yellow                [US]
Anime Strength: Overwhelming; is the basis of all heat in the world.
First Appearance [Anime]: Revelation Lugia [Japan Movie]
                          Episode 18       [Japan Show]
                          Revelation Lugia [US Movie]
                          Episode 17       [US Show]
Special Abilities: Brings summer
Notes: Bird that lived in the desert for 500 years, then consumed itself in
        fire, later to be renewed through its ashes. Its plumage was golden
        yellow or red; symbolized courage and everlasting life.
Did You Know?: Moltres' first appearance was as a giant mecha. It didn't
        actually appear in the show until 76 [Jap], 74 [US]. It is the
        embodiment of courage, and is the flame of the Indigo League.
        Moltres is a amalgation of the English word "Molten," and the Spanish
        word "Tres," as it is the third of the bird trio.


Raikou
------
Japanese Name: Raikou
Translation: King of Lightning
Classification: Elemental
Species: Thunder
Rarity: Unique
Real World Counterpart: Japanese Raijuu (Mythological)
Type: Electric
Trademark Technique: Spark
Game Stats: Tier 4
First Appearance [Games]: Pocket Monsters Gold & Silver [Japan]
                          Pokemon Gold & Silver         [US]
Obtainable in: Pocket Monsters Gold, Silver & Crystal [Japan]
               Pokemon Gold, Silver & Crystal         [US]
Anime Strength: I have not seen the Legend of Raikou special.
First Appearance [Anime]: Raikou! Legend of Thunder! [Japan Special]
                          Raikou! Legend of Thunder! [US Special]
Notes: The name is only a shortening of "Emperor of Lightning." It is based on
        a japanese lightning demon. Was created by Ho-oh.
Did You Know?: Raikou's special is the only episode/special/movie in the anime
        to not include Ash or Pikachu.

Entei
-----
Japanese Name: Entei
Translation: King of Fire
Classification: Elemental
Species: Volcano
Rarity: Unique
Real World Counterpart: Unknown to Me
Type: Fire
Trademark Technique: Flamethrower
Game Stats: Tier 4
First Appearance [Games]: Pocket Monsters Gold & Silver [Japan]
                          Pokemon Gold & Silver         [US]
Obtainable in: Pocket Monsters Gold, Silver & Crystal [Japan]
               Pokemon Gold, Silver & Crystal         [US]
Anime Strength: Extremely powerful, equal to the Unown cluster.
First Appearance [Anime]: Legend of the Crystal Tower [Japan Movie]
                          Legend of the Unown Tower   [US Movie]
Notes: The name is only a shortening of "Emperor of Fire." The Entei in the
        movie gained its power from his daughter's hopes, since he was not a
        real Entei, but a creation of her imagination. Actual Entei was created
        by Ho-oh.
Did You Know?: I'm a little teapot, short and stout...

Suicune
-------
Japanese Name: Suikun
Translation: King of the Waters
Classification: Elemental
Species: Aurora
Rarity: Unique
Real World Counterpart: Unknown to Me
Type: Water
Trademark Technique: Mirror Coat
Game Stats: Tier 4
First Appearance [Games]: Pocket Monsters Gold & Silver [Japan]
                          Pokemon Gold & Silver         [US]
Obtainable in: Pocket Monsters Gold, Silver & Crystal [Japan]
               Pokemon Gold, Silver & Crystal         [US]
Anime Strength: I have not watched the Episodes/Movie showcasing Suicune.
First Appearance [Anime]: Serebii: A Timeless Adventure [Japan Movie]
                          Episode 118                   [Japan Show]
                          Celebi: A Timeless Adventure  [US Movie]
                          Episode 117                   [US Show]
Special Abilities: Purifies any water it enters.
Notes: Was created by Ho-oh. The name is only a shortening of "Emperor  of
        Water."
Did You Know?: Suicune was the central focus of Pokemon Crystal.

Regirock
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Japanese Name: Rejirock
Translation: Rock King
Classification: Elemental
Species: Rock Peak
Rarity: Unique
Real World Counterpart: Jewish Golem (Mythological)
Type: Rock
Trademark Technique: Rock Throw, Curse
Game Stats: Tier 4
First Appearance [Games]: Pokemon Ruby & Sapphire
Obtainable in: Pokemon Ruby & Sapphire
Anime Strength: N/A
First Appearance [Anime]: N/A
Special Abilities: Unaffected by debilitating techniques
Notes: The word Golem originally meant "unformed substance." It took its
        present meaning in the middle ages, when stories of enchanters who
        could give life to creatures of inorganic materials by use of charms
        arose. These roughly humanoid creatures would often protect Jews or
        guard treasure.
Did You Know?: Golems generally have a humanoid shape similar to the Legendary
        Golem Trio's bodies.
        The well-known Golem of the Geodude evolution line is not a creation,
        but actual living rock, which is why its name isn't fully appropriate.

RegiIce
--------
Japanese Name: Rejiice
Translation: Ice King
Classification: Elemental
Species: Iceberg
Rarity: Unique
Real World Counterpart: Jewish Golem (Mythological)
Type: Ice
Trademark Technique: Icy Wind, Curse
Game Stats: Tier 4
First Appearance [Games]: Pokemon Ruby & Sapphire
Obtainable in: Pokemon Ruby & Sapphire
Anime Strength: N/A
First Appearance [Anime]: N/A
Special Abilities: Unaffected by debilitating techniques
Notes: The word Golem originally meant "unformed substance." It took its
        present meaning in the middle ages, when stories of enchanters who
        could give life to creatures of inorganic materials by use of charms
        arose. These roughly humanoid creatures would often protect Jews or
        guard treasure.
Did You Know?: Golems may be made out of any uniform material, not simply rock.

RegiSteel
--------
Japanese Name: Rejisteel
Translation: Steel King
Classification: Elemental
Species: Iceberg
Rarity: Unique
Real World Counterpart: Jewish Golem (Mythological)
Type: Steel
Trademark Technique: Metal Claw, Curse
Game Stats: Tier 4
First Appearance [Games]: Pokemon Ruby & Sapphire
Obtainable in: Pokemon Ruby & Sapphire
Anime Strength: N/A
First Appearance [Anime]: N/A
Special Abilities: Unaffected by debilitating techniques
Notes: The word Golem originally meant "unformed substance." It took its
        present meaning in the middle ages, when stories of enchanters who
        could give life to creatures of inorganic materials by use of charms
        arose. These roughly humanoid creatures would often protect Jews or
        guard treasure.
Did You Know?: Some Golems have been associated with robots; this pokemon's
        association with aliens and otherworldly things is therefore,
        unsurprising.

Arcanine
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Japanese Name: Uindii
Translation: "Windy"
Classification: Legendary
Species: Legendary
Rarity: Rare
Real-World Counterpart: Japanese Shishi (Or Jishi) (Mythological)
Type: Fire
Trademark Technique: Extreme Speed
Evolves from: Growlithe, with use of the Fire Stone
Game Stats: Above Average
First Appearance [Games]: Pocket Monsters Red & Green [Japan]
                          Pokemon Red & Blue          [US]
Obtainable in: Pocket Monsters Red, Yellow, Gold & Crystal [Japan]
               Pokemon Red, Yellow, Gold & Crystal         [US]
Anime Strength: Above average.
First Appearance [Anime]: Episode 78 [Japan]
                          Episode 76 [US]
Special Abilities: Chases off dark spirits and demons.
Notes: Arcanine is neither a dragon, lion, tiger, nor dog, but something rather
        close to a mix of the four. The Japanese Shishi is a mix of the Korean
        Koma-inu (or Korean Guardian Dog), the Chinese Kara-shishi (Or Chinese
        Guardian Lion) with some dragon tossed in for good mix. This is why it
        can learn Dragon type TMs and is given a legendary status.
Did You Know?: The Arcanine is not a true Shishi, as it lacks the important
        horn on its head. This is probably why it is not in the same class of
        Legendary as even Dragonite or the trios.
        Arcanine has the highest stats of any pokemon below Tier 4 status.

Lapras
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Japanese Name: Rapurasu
Translation: Lapras
Classification: Mystical
Species: Transport
Rarity: Ultra-rare
Real-World Counterpart: Loch Ness Monster (Mythological)
Types: Water/Ice
Trademark Techniques: Ice Beam, Haze, Surf
Game Stats: Above Average
First Appearance [Games]: Pocket Monsters Red & Green [Japan]
                          Pokemon Red & Blue          [US]
Obtainable in: Series 1 & 2 Games
Anime Strength: Average.
First Appearance [Anime]: Episode 87 [Japan]
                          Episode 85 [US]
Special Abilities: Shrouds itself in mist.
Notes: Lapras appears to have been somewhat combined with the great sea turtle,
        Not only does it have a characteristic shell, but it has been hunted
        into near extinction and lives an extremely long time.
        They live both in underwater lakes and open seas, so Lapras must either
        be capable of adapting to both fresh water and salt water, or, more
        likely, two different types of Lapras have gradually evolved over the
        years.
Did You Know?: Lapras was the Surf sprite in GSC with a pallet swap.

Charizard
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Japanese Name: Lizardon
Translation: Lizard King
Classification: Dragon
Species: Flame
Rarity: Rare
Real-World Counterpart: European Dragon (Mythological)
Types: Fire/Flying
Trademark Techniques: Slash, Flamethrower
Evolves from: Charmeleon, at level 36
Game Stats: Above Average
First Appearance [Games]: Pocket Monsters Red & Green [Japan]
                          Pokemon Red & Blue          [US]
Obtainable in: Pocket Monsters Red, Green, Blue & Yellow   [Japan]
               Pokemon Red, Blue & Yellow                  [US]
Anime Strength: Greatly above average.
First Appearance [Anime]: Episode 46 [Japan]
                          Episode 44 [US]
Special Abilities: None.
Notes: Charizard was inspired by the typical medieval dragon, which was
        tempermental, red, and fire-breathing. As indicated by his Charmeleon
        data, Charizard is certainly quite vicious. It doesn't have a dragon-
        typing, which is important; it only takes normal damage from dragon
        attacks, and is neutral to Ice, very important in Dragon styled teams.
Did You Know?: Charizard was only the second pokemon that evolved to its final
        form while it was in Ash Ketchum's possession on the TV Show.

Ninetales
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Japanese Name: Kyuukon
Translation: Nine Tails
Classification: Paranormal
Species: Fox
Rarity: Rare
Real-World Counterpart: Japanese Kitsune (Mythological)
Type: Fire
Trademark Technique: Fire Spin
Evolves from: Vulpix, with use of the Fire Stone
Game Stats: Average
First Appearance [Games]: Pocket Monsters Red & Green [Japan]
                          Pokemon Red & Blue          [US]
Obtainable in: Pocket Monsters Green, Yellow, Gold & Crystal [Japan]
               Pokemon Blue, Yellow, Gold & Crystal          [US]
Anime Strength: Greatly above average.
First Appearance [Anime]: Episode 63 [Japan]
                          Episode 61 [US]
Special Abilities: Change shape, seduce, long-life, cast curses, possession of
        bodies, cast illusions, enter dreams, hypnotize.
Notes: The Kitsune is a very vengeful creature with a strong sense of justice.
        Its ability to shape-shift is used to either reward or punish someone,
        generally. They prefer to shape-shift into the forms of beautiful
        women.
        Kitsune are foxes who have lived 1,000 years or more; upon hitting the
        grand old age, their fur turns Silver, White, or Gold.
Did You Know?: The Shishi (Arcanine) is a natural enemy of the Nine-tailed fox.
        Those who feared the wrath of Kitsunes could afford no better
        protection than a dog or Shishi. (Not that this was very good
        protection if the fox could trick the dog's owner into killing it....)
        Ninetales is fire-element due to the fact that a "Foxfire" is said to
        appear whenever one of its illusions is dispelled.

Golduck
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Japanese Name: Gorudaku
Translation: Golduck
Classification: Paranormal
Species: Duck
Rarity: Uncommon
Real-World Counterpart: Japanese Kappa (Mythological)
Type: Water
Trademark Technique: Confusion
Evolves from: Psyduck, at Level 33.
Game Stats: Average
First Appearance [Games]: Pocket Monsters Red & Green [Japan]
                          Pokemon Red & Blue          [US]
Obtainable in: Series 1, 2, and 3 Games
Anime Strength: Greatly above average.
First Appearance [Anime]: Episode 70 [Japan]
                          Episode 68 [US]
Special Abilities: Life Drain, great strength
Notes: The Kappa is a river-creature that has the ability to either suck a
        victim's blood out through their anus, or psychically drain an opponent
        of its lifeforce, which is likely the origin of Golduck's psychic
        powers. They are very vicious and powerful, but not always evil.
        However, they cannot last long outside of water for fear of losing the
        water they store in an indentation in their head.
Did You Know?: Golduck, like many other mythologically inspired pokemon, does
        not exactly correspond to the myth it is based upon. Obviously, Golduck
        has no cranial indentation, but it is not at its best outside of water
        regardless.

Unown
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Japanese Name: Annon
Translation: "Unknown," literally.
Classification: Paranormal
Rarity: Uncommon
Real World Counterpart: Celtic Runes (Mythological)
Type: Psychic
Trademark Technique: Hidden Power
Game Stats: Poor
First Appearance [Games]: Pocket Monsters Gold & Silver [Japan]
                          Pokemon Gold & Silver         [US]
Obtainable in: Pocket Monsters Gold, Silver & Crystal [Japan]
               Pokemon Gold, Silver & Crystal         [US]
Anime Strength: Weak alone; phenomenal in clusters.
First Appearance [Anime]: Legend of the Crystal Tower [Japan Movie]
                          Legend of the Unown Tower   [US Movie]
Special Abilities: Physically manifest desires.
Notes: None
Did You Know?: Ruby & Sapphire add a ! and a ? Unown, but you still can't GET
        Unown in those versions without a Gameshark/Codebreaker.

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06. The Legend Continues (Next Update)
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Version 1.00
Planned Upload Date: April '03
What it Will have: Data on non-Legendaries in Series 3 with Mythical
        backgrounds, Latias, Latios, Jirachi.

Version 2.00
Planned Upload Date: TBA '03
What it Will have: How to catch each legendary.

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07. Stories Long Told (Version History)
=======================================

Version 0.85
Released: March 21, 2003
Includes: More revisions of stupid errors, added data for the Legendary Bird
        Trio, added Ninetales Data and Golduck Data, added the first team.

Version 0.81
Released: March 20, 2003
Includes: Revisions of stupid errors...

Version 0.80
Released: March 19, 2003
Includes: Arcanine Data, Rayquaza Data, Kyogre Data, Groudon Data, v0.70 data.


Version 0.70
Released: December 24, 2002
Includes: Data on Series 1 and 2 Legendaries, Mewtwo Data, Unown Data

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08. Legendary Warriors
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|SOLARION|
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Theme: Sun Worship

Espeon
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Trace trait.
Cheeky, Naughty, or Moody personality.
Item: Leftovers

Moveset 1:
Baton Pass        Calm Mind
Double Team       Psychic

Alternate Moveset:
Baton Pass        Calm Mind
Sunny Day         Psychic

Notes: A possible party opener, surprisingly; I normally lead with a FIRE-type
pokémon. While Espeon was useless as a Baton Passer before, I think he works
well now. Calm Mind and Double Team make for a good combination, and can
virtually remove the threat of most WATER-type pokémon. I'd Baton-pass to Ho-oh
if you have Sunny Day.

Ho-oh
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Pressure trait.
Cheeky, Cowardly, Gentle, or Humble personality.
Item: Leppa Berry

Moveset 1:
Recover           Solarbeam
Thunderbolt       Sacred Fire

Alternate Moveset:
Recover           Giga Drain
Thunderbolt       Sacred Fire

Notes: Ahh, a variation on the standard Ho-oh. He should immediately follow the
Espeon, as he is the team's strongest point. If you don't have Sunny Day
Espeon, I'd highly suggest using Giga Drain instead.

Groudon
-------
Drought trait.
Obstinate, Naughty, Cheerful, or Cautious personality.
Item: Mint Berry

Moveset:
Earthquake        Rest
Build Up          Brick Break

Notes: AstralGroudon. ^_^ I opt for Brick Break because it still gives him a
super effective on Ice, adds a super effective to Dark, and will help break
down a psuedo passer. Flying pokemon are not much of a threat, generally, and
Brick Break has normal effectiveness on most flying types anyway.

Blaziken
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Raging Fire trait.
Tenacious, Obedient, Earnest, Shy, or Fickle personality.
Item: Bright Powder

Moveset:
Sky Upper         Rock Slide
Aerial Ace        Build Up

Notes: Aerial Ace is there more for its ability to never miss than anything
else. It may come in handy, or maybe not. Because only three types resist
flying, and Blaziken has a Super-Effective on all of those, it's a better
choice than swift, which won't hit a ghost - and since Ghosts like to use
Double Team, that wouldn't help much. Rock Slide will just hurt, frankly.
Other Notes: I like to call this the Aerial'Ken....

Moltres
-------
Pressure trait.
Humble personality.
Item: Charcoal or Leppa Berry

Moveset:
Fire Blast        Sunny Day
Safeguard         Whirlwind

Notes: Variation on the Standard GSC 'Tres. He Pseudo-passes and pseudo-hazes,
so try to keep him alive.

Solrock
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Floating trait.
Obstinate personality.
Item: Focus Band or Scope Lens

Moveset:
Cosmic Power     Explosion
Rock Slide       Double Team

Notes: The V Solrock. It's a hazer-killer; draw out the opponent, and BAM! If
the opponent happens to decide to wait, then use your attack. If you Baton Pass
from an Espeon to this, I feel sorry for your opponent.

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09. Frequently Asked Questions
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Q. Why do you list Red & Green as the first appearance for Japanese?
A. Red & Green were the original versions. Blue came out later, Yellow came
even later.

Q. Ok then, so why did the US get Red & Blue?
A. We didn't. We got Red & Green. Green got Blue's Super Gameboy Border and
Red & Green BOTH got Blue's picture library. You don't want to see the original
library. Believe me. They all look like roadkill.

Q. You suddenly stopped calling them "Pocket Monsters," when you got to Ruby
and Sapphire! Why?
A. Because the official name in Japan became "Pokemon," shortly after the
release of Crystal Version.

Q. What does ______ mean?
A. Look in the Glossary. If it's not there, THEN ask me about it.

Q. Can you rate my team?
A. So far, yes, but only if they're a mythically-based team, in part or in
whole. To be mythically based, in my book, you have to have at least one
pokemon made from old myths on your team, and your team has to have a theme
that was often present in old religions, such as sun worship, cat worship, use
of music...

Q. You forgot _____ pokemon from Ruby/Sapphire!! Why?!
A. This guide is stated to be incomplete. Don't be a ninny like some and ask me
why I left out Jirachi, Deoxys, Latios, Latias, the Regi-trio, or anything else
exclusively from Ruby/Sapphire until I hit version 1.00. Feel free to point out
mythical pokemon in the previous versions, however.

Q. My friend told me ______ was a cheap pokemon! He is right?
A. If your friend is talking about in a Series 1 game or Kyogre, he's right.
Otherwise, your friend is a senseless ninny, particularly if it's a Tier 3 or
below pokemon. Dragonite, Tyranitar, Metagross, Salamence, and Slaking all are
breedable pokemon which may be obtained more than once, are very popular, and
have equal or better stats than most legendaries. Tier 1 pokemon tend to be the
subject of most debate, but their best uses are as sweepers, and some of them
don't have the best type matching, making them fairly equal over all.

Q. Why is Kyogre cheap?!
A. Because it can OHKO more than 70% of all final form pokemon on the opening
blow with its attack Spout, which is NOT inaccurate, and lacks a Flying type to
make it an easy kill for electric pokemon.

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10. Glossary
============

Base Stats - No STAT EXP has been gained to raise their skill points.

Baton Passer - A pokemon which is designed purely to increase its own stats,
then use the move Baton Pass to pass along those proportional stat increases to
another pokemon.

Hazer - A pokemon designed to keep the enemy from changing their stats or your
stats in mid-battle through use of moves like Haze.

OHKO - One Hit Knock Out

Onomatoepia - A "word" that is simply the written form of a sound, such as
"bang."

Pokemon - Short for "Pocket Monster"

Series 1 - Red, Blue, Green, Yellow versions.
Series 2 - Gold, Silver, Crystal versions
Series 3 - Ruby, Sapphire versions

Psuedo-Hazer - A pokemon designed to keep the enemy from changing their own
stats in mid-battle without restoring your own stats through use of moves that
force them to switch, like Roar.

Psuedo-Passer - A pokemon designed to pass along temporary stat bonuses by
using moves that automatically transfer to the next pokemon out, such as Light
Screen and Sunny Day.

STAB - Same type attack bonus

Stat EXP - An Invisible EXP. system that gives your pokemon additional stats
for each opponent they defeat.

Sweeper - A pokemon designed to down as many pokemon as it can with pure brute
force.

TBA - To Be Announced

Tiers - A system I use to rate a pokemon as it stacks up to others based on
stats only.
   Tier 1: 680 Total Base Stats:
      Mewtwo
      Lugia
      Ho-oh
      Rayquaza
   Tier 2: 670 Total Base Stats:
      Slaking
      Kyogre
      Groudon
   Tier 3: 600 Total Base Stats:
      Jirachi
      Celebi
      Mew
      Deoxys
      Dragonite
      Tyranitar
      Salamence
      Metagross
      Latios
      Latias
   Tier 4: 580 Total Base Stats:
      Articuno
      Zapdos
      Moltres
      Raikou
      Entei
      Suicune
      RegiIce
      RegiRock
      RegiSteel
   Average, Above Average, Below Average, and Poor should be self-explanatory.

Trapper - A pokemon designed to keep an enemy from leaving the battlefield,
then whittling them down with status effects while keeping your own health
high.

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11. How You Can Help
====================
I need a lot more data, especially on the Legendary Beasts, Non-Legendaries
with Mythical Backgrounds, and the Legendaries of Series 3 (Ruby/Sapphire!)

More mythical teams would be great, as I'm trying to encourage the use of
legendary pokemon in original ways; God knows originality is often missed in
the meta-game, and bypassed for "easy win."

E-Mail me, AIM me, or post information at
http://cgi.gamefaqs.com/boards/gentopic.asp?board=32745

You WILL be credited!

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12. Dedication and Thanks
=========================

This guide is hereby dedicated to my Ho-oh, Horus - Best. Pokemon. EVAR.

Thanks go to:

-My Parents
 -Gave me a computer
 -Gave me a cable modem
 -Encouraging a love of history (hence, mythology) when I was young
 -Bought me Pokemon Red & Blue when they came out.

-Serebii.net
 -Episode Guides and Info

-Pokemon Forever (Http://Pokefor.tk)
 -Excellent data on Ruby/Sapphire

-Pokemasters (Http://pokemasters.net)
 -Fueling my early desires for Poke-knowledge
 -Pokemon Japanese names

-Tohjo Falls (Http://tf.pokemonsky.com/index.html)
 -Episode numbers
-The Pokemon Company
 -I don't have to say "Nintendo, Game Freak, Creatures" every damn time.
 -Making such an excellent game with excellent creatures.
 -The Pokemon Anime and Movies
 -Making said Anime & Movies appear to be kiddy enough 4Kids couldn't butcher
 it.

-4Kids
 -Bringing over the show.

-DethMinionSLN
 -Helping me reformat my FAQ to look all spiffy. =D

-Henrik [saBA]
 -The correct english name for Movie 4.

-SeanDenys
 -Reminding me about the spanish numbers in the legendary birds' names.

-V Faction, WingGaia, Dmon2
 -Critiquing my guides and teams

-Team Rocket Elite & Ragnarok25
 -Base Stat Info

-CJayC
 -Hosting this thing
 -GameFAQs.com
  -Helping me out with my research

-You
 -Readin' it.
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