Legendary Pokémon are nothing new within the series, but which of these beasts are the best?

If you are a fan of the world of Pokémon, then you have definitely heard of Legendaries. In fact, every Pokémon enthusiast has their own favorite Legendary. These epic beasts have not only defined generations but have been heavily sought out by everyone who plays the game.

Every Pokémon title revolves its theme around a specific Legendary. Obviously, some of these Pokémon are better than others in both power and looks.

So which Legendaries are considered to be the best?

Legendary Pokémon: Which ones are the best?

Currently, there are nine generations of Pokémon in the game and only 63 Pokémon are Legendaries. These Pokémon are extremely rare, and only allow you to catch one per game.

As their name suggests, Legendaries are mythical creatures in the world of Pokémon, where only one of each species exists. These creatures also have unique powers that can shape mountains, worlds, and more.

Here are the top seven best Legendary Pokémon.

7. Entei

Entei (Image via Bulbapedia)
Entei (Image via Bulbapedia)

Not only is Entei one of the coolest dog Legendary Pokémon, but this fire-beast is also simply one of the best Legendaries in the game. Entei was first introduced in Generation II and was the star of Pokémon 3: The Movie.

Said to be resurrected by the Legendary bird, Ho-oh, Entei is one of the three Legendary beasts. This monster is just as iconic as it is powerful, making it number seven on our list.

6. Deoxys

Deoxys (Image via Comic Vine)
Deoxys (Image via Comic Vine)

Introduced in Generation III, Deoxys immediately became a fan favorite. This intergalactic Legendary Pokémon traveled from the outer limits of the galaxy. To actually get the Pokémon in Sapphire and Ruby, players had to attend a special event, where they would fly to the moon on a rocket. This made Deoxys easily one of the rarest Pokémon within the game's franchise.

Deoxys is an easy pick for one of the best Legendaries within the series.

5. Suicune

Suicune (Image via Nintendo)
Suicune (Image via Nintendo)

As a part of the dog Legendaries, Suicune is easily the best of the three. This water-type beast is not only powerful, but packs quite a few unique qualities. Suicune, along with only a few other Legendaries, has the ability to speak to humans, making it way more of an intelligent Pokémon than most.

Also starring in Pokémon 4ever: The Movie, Suicune is a favorite amongst most Pokémon gamers, earning it a spot on our list.

4. Mew

Mew (Image via Bulbapedia)
Mew (Image via Bulbapedia)

Believed to be one of the oldest Legendary Pokémon, Mew is easily one of the most powerful Legendaries out there. Often overlooked for its size, Mew actually has some of the most unique psychic abilities within the series. The creature has also been extremely difficult to obtain until more recent releases, making it one of the most rare Legendaries in the game.

Mew, one of the most ancient Legendary Pokémon, fits here on our list of the best Legendary Pokémon.

3. Rayquaza

Rayquaza (Image via Bulbapedia)
Rayquaza (Image via Bulbapedia)

First introduced in Generation III, Rayquaza quickly became known as one of the most ferocious and intimidating Legendary Pokémons within the franchise. Its massive size and powerful abilities make the monster stand out from all other Legendaries. Not only is it a flying type, but Rayquaza also fits in with the dragon-type Pokémon.

Rayquaza was the perfect addition to the Ruby and Sapphire series and instantly became a favorite amongst Pokémon enthusiasts.

2. Lugia

Lugia (Image via Bulbapedia)
Lugia (Image via Bulbapedia)

As historic as it is powerful, the Legendary Pokémon, Lugia, is up there as one of the greatest Legendaries of all time. The influence this Pokémon had on the world was remarkable, as Lugia was first introduced in Generation II. This psychic and flying Pokémon had wings more vast than any other creatures, allowing it to create tsunamis gusts.

As a part of Pokémon Silver, Lugia is one of the greatest Legendaries ever.

1. Mewtwo

One of the best Legendary Pokémon (Image via Bulbapedia)
One of the best Legendary Pokémon (Image via Bulbapedia)

Mewtwo takes the cake on our list of the top Legendary Pokémon. This creature was created by humans and is one of the most powerful Pokémon in the series. While this Pokémon may have started with evil intentions, its ability to learn from its mistakes and understand human love, knowledge, and wisdom is what makes it so great.

This Pokémon is an easy pick for top spot on our list.

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