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The Best Legendary & Shiny Pokémon

Updated January 14, 2019 44.8k votes 3.7k voters 69.7k views47 items

List RulesObtainable 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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  • 1
    Rayquaza
    1,875
    454

    Rayquaza

    Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys

    Powers & AbilitiesAir Lock and Destiny Stream

    Type: Dragon / Flying

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  • 2
    Shiny Zorua
    1,825
    476

    Shiny Zorua

    Anime and Manga

    Powers & AbilitiesIllusion

    Type: Dark

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  • 3
    Shiny Umbreon
    2,193
    601

    Shiny Umbreon

    Pokémon Colosseum, the Anime

    Powers & AbilitiesSynchronize and Inner Focus

    Type: Dark

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  • 4
    Shiny Ponyta
    1,824
    494

    Shiny Ponyta

    Anime, Manga

    Powers & AbilitiesRun Away or Flash Fire and Flame Body

    Type: Fire

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  • 5
    Shiny Zygarde
    1,654
    471

    Shiny Zygarde

    Sun and Moon, X and Y

    Powers & AbilitiesAura Break or Power Construct

    Type: Dragon / Ground

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  • 6
    Shiny Mew
    1,664
    505

    Shiny Mew

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

    Powers & AbilitiesShapeshifting

    Type: Psychic

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  • 7
    Shiny Yveltal
    1,362
    544

    Shiny Yveltal

    Pokémon Y

    Powers & AbilitiesDark Aura

    Type: Dark / Flying

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  • 8
    Shiny Magikarp
    1,386
    609

    Shiny Magikarp

    The Anime, Manga

    Powers & AbilitiesSwift Swim and Rattled

    Type: Water

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  • 9
    Giratina
    1,017
    460

    Giratina

    Anime, Movies

    Powers & AbilitiesPressure, Levitate, and Telepathy

    Type: Ghost / Dragon

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  • 10
    Shiny Eevee
    1,378
    657

    Shiny Eevee

    Manga, Anime

    Powers & AbilitiesRun Away, Adaptability, and Anticipation

    Type: Normal

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  • 11
    Shiny Zoroark
    1,096
    514

    Shiny Zoroark

    Zoroark: Master of Illusions, Manga

    Powers & AbilitiesIllusion

    Type: Dark

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  • 12
    Zeraora
    706
    411

    Zeraora

    Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

    Powers & AbilitiesVolt Absorb

    Type: Electric

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  • 13
    Darkrai
    381
    202

    Darkrai

    Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl The Movie

    Powers & AbilitiesBad Dreams

    Type: Dark

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  • 14
    Shiny Vulpix
    891
    538

    Shiny Vulpix

    Pokémon: The First Movie

    Powers & AbilitiesFlash Fire, Snow Cloak, Drought, and Snow Warning

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

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  • 15
    Lunala
    662
    388

    Lunala

    Pokémon Moon

    Powers & AbilitiesShadow Shield

    Type: Psychic / Ghost

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  • 16
    Shiny Jirachi
    599
    349

    Shiny Jirachi

    Pokémon: Jirachi Wish Maker

    Powers & AbilitiesSerene Grace

    Type: Steel / Psychic

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  • 17
    Lugia
    640
    377

    Lugia

    Pokémon The Movie 2000

    Powers & AbilitiesTelepathy

    Type: Psychic / Flying

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  • 18
    Mew
    459
    257

    Mew

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

    Powers & AbilitiesShapeshifting

    Type: Psychic

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  • 19
    Necrozma
    297
    149

    Necrozma

    Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

    Powers & AbilitiesPrism Armor and Neuroforce

    Type: Psychic, Psychic / Steel, Psychic / Ghost, and Psychic / Dragon

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  • 20
    Suicune
    412
    229

    Suicune

    Pokémon 4Ever

    Powers & AbilitiesPressure, Inner Focus, and Water Absorb

    Type: Water

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  • 21
    Groudon
    580
    347

    Groudon

    Pokémon: Jirachi Wish Maker

    Powers & AbilitiesDrought and Desolate Land (Primal Groudon)

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

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  • 22
    Shiny Zekrom
    568
    339

    Shiny Zekrom

    Pokémon White

    Powers & AbilitiesTeravolt

    Type: Dragon / Electric

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  • 23
    Celebi
    461
    268

    Celebi

    Pokémon Crystal

    Powers & AbilitiesNatural Cure

    Type: Psychic / Grass

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  • 24
    Shiny Yanma
    315
    171

    Shiny Yanma

    Anime, Manga

    Powers & AbilitiesSpeed Boost or Compound Eyes and Frisk

    Type: Bug / Flying

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  • 25
    Kyogre
    502
    300

    Kyogre

    Pokémon Sapphire, Emerald

    Powers & AbilitiesDrizzle and Primordial Sea

    Type: Water

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