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The Best Legendary & Shiny Pokémon

Updated January 14, 2019 48.4k votes 4.2k voters 74.8k 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
    2,026
    483

    Rayquaza

    Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys

    Powers & AbilitiesAir Lock and Destiny Stream

    Type: Dragon / Flying

  • 2
    2,311
    607

    Shiny Umbreon

    Pokémon Colosseum, the Anime

    Powers & AbilitiesSynchronize and Inner Focus

    Type: Dark

  • 3
    1,942
    504

    Shiny Zorua

    Anime and Manga

    Powers & AbilitiesIllusion

    Type: Dark

  • 4
    1,762
    477

    Shiny Zygarde

    Sun and Moon, X and Y

    Powers & AbilitiesAura Break or Power Construct

    Type: Dragon / Ground

  • 5
    1,869
    538

    Shiny Ponyta

    Anime, Manga

    Powers & AbilitiesRun Away or Flash Fire and Flame Body

    Type: Fire

  • 6
    1,765
    516

    Shiny Mew

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

    Powers & AbilitiesShapeshifting

    Type: Psychic

  • 7
    1,444
    568

    Shiny Yveltal

    Pokémon Y

    Powers & AbilitiesDark Aura

    Type: Dark / Flying

  • 8
    1,456
    644

    Shiny Magikarp

    The Anime, Manga

    Powers & AbilitiesSwift Swim and Rattled

    Type: Water

  • 9
    1,113
    481

    Giratina

    Anime, Movies

    Powers & AbilitiesPressure, Levitate, and Telepathy

    Type: Ghost / Dragon

  • 10
    1,183
    538

    Shiny Zoroark

    Zoroark: Master of Illusions, Manga

    Powers & AbilitiesIllusion

    Type: Dark

  • 11
    1,460
    678

    Shiny Eevee

    Manga, Anime

    Powers & AbilitiesRun Away, Adaptability, and Anticipation

    Type: Normal

  • 12
    801
    439

    Zeraora

    Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

    Powers & AbilitiesVolt Absorb

    Type: Electric

  • 13
    729
    396

    Lugia

    Pokémon The Movie 2000

    Powers & AbilitiesTelepathy

    Type: Psychic / Flying

  • 14
    576
    308

    Kyogre

    Pokémon Sapphire, Emerald

    Powers & AbilitiesDrizzle and Primordial Sea

    Type: Water

  • 15
    649
    356

    Groudon

    Pokémon: Jirachi Wish Maker

    Powers & AbilitiesDrought and Desolate Land (Primal Groudon)

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

  • 16
    737
    412

    Lunala

    Pokémon Moon

    Powers & AbilitiesShadow Shield

    Type: Psychic / Ghost

  • 17
    524
    283

    Mew

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

    Powers & AbilitiesShapeshifting

    Type: Psychic

  • 18
    440
    231

    Darkrai

    Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl The Movie

    Powers & AbilitiesBad Dreams

    Type: Dark

  • 19
    471
    252

    Suicune

    Pokémon 4Ever

    Powers & AbilitiesPressure, Inner Focus, and Water Absorb

    Type: Water

  • 20
    613
    349

    Shiny Zekrom

    Pokémon White

    Powers & AbilitiesTeravolt

    Type: Dragon / Electric

  • 21
    650
    376

    Shiny Jirachi

    Pokémon: Jirachi Wish Maker

    Powers & AbilitiesSerene Grace

    Type: Steel / Psychic

  • 22
    436
    236

    Shiny Zangoose

    Anime, Manga

    Powers & AbilitiesImmunity and Toxic Boost

    Type: Normal

  • 23
    501
    283

    Celebi

    Pokémon Crystal

    Powers & AbilitiesNatural Cure

    Type: Psychic / Grass

  • 24
    338
    176

    Necrozma

    Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

    Powers & AbilitiesPrism Armor and Neuroforce

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

  • 25
    290
    145

    Deoxys

    Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys

    Powers & AbilitiesShapeshifting, Healing factor

    Type: Psychic