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The Best Legendary & Shiny Pokémon 

Ranker Pokemon
Updated January 14, 2019 28k votes 3.2k voters 63.8k views 47 items

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!

list ordered by
1
Umbreon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Legendary & Shiny Pokémon
Pokémon Colosseum, the Anime, and Manga

Powers & Abilities: Synchronize and Inner Focus

Type: Dark

2
Shiny Zorua is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Legendary & Shiny Pokémon
Anime and Manga

Powers & Abilities: Illusion

Type: Dark

3
Rayquaza is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Legendary & Shiny Pokémon
Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys

Powers & Abilities: Air Lock and Destiny Stream

Type: Dragon / Flying

4
Ponyta is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Legendary & Shiny Pokémon
Anime, Manga, and the Nintendo Universe

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

Type: Fire

5
Shiny Zygarde is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Legendary & Shiny Pokémon
Sun and Moon, X and Y

Powers & Abilities: Aura Break or Power Construct

Type: Dragon / Ground

6
Shiny Mew is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Legendary & Shiny Pokémon
Pokémon: The First Movie, Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew

Powers & Abilities: Shapeshifting

Type: Psychic

7
Shiny Yveltal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Legendary & Shiny Pokémon
Pokémon Y

Powers & Abilities: Dark Aura

Type: Dark / Flying

8
Magikarp is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Legendary & Shiny Pokémon
The Anime, Manga, and Nintendo Universe

Powers & Abilities: Swift Swim and Rattled

Type: Water

9
Eevee is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Legendary & Shiny Pokémon
Manga, Anime, and Nintendo Universe

Powers & Abilities: Run Away, Adaptability, and Anticipation

Type: Normal

10
Shiny Zoroark is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Legendary & Shiny Pokémon
Zoroark: Master of Illusions, Manga

Powers & Abilities: Illusion

Type: Dark

11
Giratina is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Legendary & Shiny Pokémon
Anime, Movies, Nintendo Universe

Powers & Abilities: Pressure, Levitate, and Telepathy

Type: Ghost / Dragon

12
Vulpix is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Legendary & Shiny Pokémon
Pokémon: The First Movie

Powers & Abilities: Flash Fire, Snow Cloak, Drought, and Snow Warning

Type: Fire and Ice (Alolan Vulpix (pictured))

13
Zeraora is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Legendary & Shiny Pokémon
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Powers & Abilities: Volt Absorb

Type: Electric

14
Lunala is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Legendary & Shiny Pokémon
Pokémon Moon

Powers & Abilities: Shadow Shield

Type: Psychic / Ghost

15
Lugia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Legendary & Shiny Pokémon
Pokémon The Movie 2000

Powers & Abilities: Telepathy

Type: Psychic / Flying

16
Jirachi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Legendary & Shiny Pokémon
Pokémon: Jirachi Wish Maker

Powers & Abilities: Serene Grace

Type: Steel / Psychic

17
Groudon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Legendary & Shiny Pokémon
Pokémon: Jirachi Wish Maker

Powers & Abilities: Drought and Desolate Land (Primal Groudon)

Type: Ground, and Ground / Fire (Primal Groudon)

18
Shiny Zekrom is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Legendary & Shiny Pokémon
Pokémon White

Powers & Abilities: Teravolt

Type: Dragon / Electric

19
Celebi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Legendary & Shiny Pokémon
Pokémon Crystal

Powers & Abilities: Natural Cure

Type: Psychic / Grass

20
Kyogre is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Legendary & Shiny Pokémon
Pokémon Sapphire, Emerald, and Alpha Sapphire

Powers & Abilities: Drizzle and Primordial Sea

Type: Water

21
Torchic is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Legendary & Shiny Pokémon
Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald

Powers & Abilities: Blaze and Speed Boost

Type: Fire

22
Mew is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Legendary & Shiny Pokémon
Pokémon: The First Movie, Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew

Powers & Abilities: Shapeshifting

Type: Psychic

23
Suicune is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Legendary & Shiny Pokémon
Pokémon 4Ever

Powers & Abilities: Pressure, Inner Focus, and Water Absorb

Type: Water

24
Darkrai is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Legendary & Shiny Pokémon
Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl The Movie

Powers & Abilities: Bad Dreams

Type: Dark

25
Shiny Mewtwo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Legendary & Shiny Pokémon
Pokémon: The First Movie, Nintendo Universe

Powers & Abilities: Flight, Telepathy, Pressure, Unnerve

Type: Psychic / Fighting