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The Best Legendary & Shiny Pokémon  

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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!

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

Type: Dark

2
Ponyta is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Legendary & Shiny Pokémon
Anime, Manga, and the Nintendo Universe

Type: Fire

3
Shiny Zorua is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Legendary & Shiny Pokémon
Anime and Manga

Type: Dark

4
Rayquaza is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Legendary & Shiny Pokémon
Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys

Type: Dragon / Flying

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

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

Type: Psychic

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

Type: Dark / Flying

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

Type: Water

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

Type: Normal

10
Giratina is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Legendary & Shiny Pokémon
Anime, Movies, Nintendo Universe

Type: Ghost / Dragon

11
Shiny Zoroark is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Legendary & Shiny Pokémon
Zoroark: Master of Illusions, Manga

Type: Dark

12
Zeraora is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Legendary & Shiny Pokémon
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Type: Electric

13
Vulpix is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Legendary & Shiny Pokémon
Pokémon: The First Movie

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

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

Type: Dragon / Electric

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

Type: Psychic / Flying

16
Lunala is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Legendary & Shiny Pokémon
Pokémon Moon

Type: Psychic / Ghost

17
Kyogre is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Legendary & Shiny Pokémon
Pokémon Sapphire, Emerald, and Alpha Sapphire

Type: Water

18
Jirachi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Legendary & Shiny Pokémon
Pokémon: Jirachi Wish Maker

Type: Steel / Psychic

19
Darkrai is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Legendary & Shiny Pokémon
Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl The Movie

Type: Dark

20
Torchic is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Legendary & Shiny Pokémon
Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald

Type: Fire

21
Arceus is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Legendary & Shiny Pokémon
Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life

Type: Normal

22
Groudon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Legendary & Shiny Pokémon
Pokémon: Jirachi Wish Maker

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

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

Type: Water

24
Zangoose is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Legendary & Shiny Pokémon
Anime, Manga, and the Nintendo Universe

Type: Normal

25
Mew is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Legendary & Shiny Pokémon
Pokémon: The First Movie, Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew

Type: Psychic