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All Pseudo-Legendary Pokémon evolution lines from Kanto to Galar.

Pseudo-Legendary Pokémon, also called Late Bloomers, is a fan term for a group of powerful Pokémon that are not officially classified as a Legendary Pokémon. All Pseudo-Legendary Pokémon are the final form of a three-stage evolution line, have a base stat total of 600 and require 1,250,000 experience points to reach level 100.

List of Pseudo-Legendary Pokémon

All generations introduce at least 1 Pseudo-Legendary Pokémon. Generation III, however, introduced two: Salamence and Metagross.

Dragonite Tyranitar Salamence Metagross Garchomp
149Dragonite.png 248Tyranitar.png 373Salamence.png 376Metagross.png 445Garchomp.png
Dragon/Flying Rock/Dark Dragon/Flying Steel/Psychic Dragon/Ground
Hydreigon Goodra Kommo-o Dragapult
635Hydreigon.png 706Goodra.png 784Kommo-o.png 887Dragapult.png
Dark/Dragon Dragon Dragon/Fighting Dragon/Ghost

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Trivia

  • Tyranitar and Metagross are the only Pseudo-Legendary Pokémon that are not Dragon type. Metagross is the only Pseudo-Legendary Pokémon that cannot learn a Dragon type move at all.
  • So far, no Pseudo-Legendary Pokémon have HP as their highest base stat.
  • Metagross is the only non-reptilian Pseudo-Legendary.
  • Goodra is the only Pseudo-Legendary Pokémon with a single type.
  • Tyranitar, Salamence, Metagross and Garchomp are the only Pseudo-Legendary Pokémon that can Mega Evolve.
  • Kommo-o is the only Pseudo-Legendary Pokémon that has an exclusive Z-Move.
  • Tyranitar and Kommo-o are the only Pseudo-Legendary Pokémon with unique type combinations.
  • The Only Generation without a Dragon Type Pseudo Legendary is Generation 2.
  • All Pseudo-Legendary Pokémon have been used in a battle with a Champion at one time or another:
    • Lance has a Dragonite in Gold/Silver. Ryuki also has a Dragonite when he challenges the player in Sun and Moon.
    • Blue has a Tyranitar in the rematch in FireRed/LeafGreen.
    • Steven and Molayne, as one of the challengers in Sun and Moon, have a Metagross.
    • Lance has a Salamence in the Pokémon Black and White 2 world tournament.
    • Cynthia and Ryuki, as one of the challengers in Sun and Moon, have a Garchomp.
    • Iris has a Hydreigon.
    • Diantha has a Goodra.
    • Ryuki, as one of the challengers in Sun and Moon, and Mustard both have a Kommo-o.
    • Leon uses a Dragapult during his Championship Match.
  • Lance and Ryuki are the only Champions/Champion Challengers that use the most Pseudo-Legendaries on their teams, with 3 each.
  • Most Pseudo-Legendaries are based on giant Japanese monsters, also known as Kaiju's. One example is Tyranitar, which is based on Godzilla.
  • All Pseudo-Legendary Pokémon have a 4x weakness with the exception of Metagross, Goodra, & Dragapult.

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