In each generation, there is typically at least one group of Legendary Pokémon that form a trio. Each Trio is seemingly subject to another Legendary Pokémon.

Generation I

Articuno, Zapdos and MoltresThe Legendary Birds, led by Zapdos and ruled by Lugia.

Generation II

Suicune, Entei and RaikouThe Legendary Beasts, led by Entei and ruled by Ho-Oh.

Generation III

Generation IV

Generation V

  • Reshiram, Zekrom and Kyurem - The Tao Dragons, led and ruled by Kyurem itself.
  • Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion - Three Pokémon based on the titular characters of the novel The Three Musketeers. Out of these swords of justice, Cobalion is the oldest and wisest and is considered their leader.
  • Keldeo, Meloetta and Genesect: The random event trio
  • Tornadus, Thundurus, and Landorus - Based on three Japanese gods known as kami, with Tornadus based on Fujin, the god of wind, Thundurus on Raijin, the god of thunder, and Landorus on Inari, the fertility god. Landorus is the master of this trio.

Generation VI

XerneasYveltal, and Zygarde - Yggdrasil Trio, led and ruled by Zygarde itself.

Generation VII

Solgaleo, Lunala, and Necrozma - Light Trio, led and ruled by Necrozma itself.

Generation VIII

Zacian, Zamazenta, and Eternatus -

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Some of the remaining Legends fit into pairs, namely:


  • Starting with Rayquaza, the majority of the third mascots had Dragon in their typing and forms. Necrozma almost broke the chain until Ultra Necrozma was introduced.
  • Most of the third mascot Pokemon are Extraterrestrial or Extradimensional. Zygarde is the only one who isn't either.
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