Total Nerd The Best Legendary & Shiny Pokémon  

Ranker Games
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List Rules Obtainable shiny Pokémon only.

The world of Pokémon is full of amazing characters and creatures, but not every Pokémon is the same. Some are cute with little to no ability (until they evolve) while others are amazing creatures so difficult to find and capture, they become the stuff of legend. The best Pokémon are often the ones players have a hard time tracking down and more often than not, those Pokémon are shiny. In the world of Pokémon, the term "shiny" is applied to those creatures whose rare coloration makes them especially desirable to collect. 

For most Pokémon, being Shiny simply means a darker or lighter coloration, but some have stark differences to their less luminous counterparts. The differences between the variations are limited to appearance, but that only makes them more collectible. Getting your Poké Balls on top of a Shiny Pokémon or even a Shiny Legendary Pokémon is every trainer's goal in acquiring the coolest Pokémon the game(s) have to offer.

After looking through the Pokédex and determining the Pokémon that players wanted the most, these are the Shiny and Legendary (sometimes Shiny Legendary) Pokémon every trainer has to have!

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Ponyta is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Legendary & Shiny Pokémon
Photo:  The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo

Type: Fire

Appears In: Anime, Manga, and the Nintendo Universe

Powers & Abilities: Run Away or Flash Fire and Flame Body

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Umbreon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Legendary & Shiny Pokémon
Photo:  The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo

Type: Dark

Appears In: Pokémon Colosseum, the Anime, and Manga

Powers & Abilities: Synchronize and Inner Focus

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Shiny Mew

Shiny Mew is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Legendary & Shiny Pokémon
Photo:  The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo

Type: Psychic

Appears In: Pokémon: The First Movie, Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew

Powers & Abilities: Shapeshifting

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Eevee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Legendary & Shiny Pokémon
Photo:  The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo

Type: Normal

Appears In: Manga, Anime, and Nintendo Universe

Powers & Abilities: Run Away, Adaptability, and Anticipation

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