Since new legendary Pokemon were created in Generation II, I was always curious what new legendaries* will come and where their palce will be in the whole picture.
So as the generations went on, I slowly realised there is some kind of structure or pattern behind it.
But first I have to make clear that this is based on the games and has as least as possible to do with what the Anime says as it treats them regarding it's own logic and stories (Thou shall not catch legendaries etc xD)
I also posted such a thread on another forum some time ago so some things will be copied from there.
So, there are obvious "relations" and hidden ones.
An obvious relation between legendaries would be:
-Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres are a trio.
The proof that one can really distinguish those kind of relations, before anything has been said about them officially, OR find ones that are held as secret by the game makers, is the reaction people had after checking Giratina at the time Dialga and Palkia were obvious counterparts, while there wasn't anything told about Giratina:
There were 2 kinds of opinions on forums.
The few people that checked Giratina's ingame features (base statuses, attacks, levels the attacks are learned, types....) and looked at it's design closely, said:
-Giratina is with no doubt the third counterpart to Palkia and Dialga
-Dialga, Palkia and Giratina are obviously a TRIO
-Giratina will be on the box of the 3rd installment etc....
Everyone else/the majority, answered:
-They're not related!
With Platinum announced it became clear that the former group was right about this.
*Now I have to determine what I mean with legendaries:
Every Pokemon normally known as legendary besides the 600TBS (total base stats) events, duos and just very special Pokemon:
It contains DNA of every other Pokemon
Manmade clone of Mew
-CELEBI, JIRACHI, SHAYMIN, MANAPHY
Event pokemon ("unobtainable") with special abilities, the regular MEW like Pokemon of it's generation
-LATIOS & LATIAS
The very rare eon duo
A mutated virus from space
-CRESSELIA & DARKRAI
Moon phase duo (like the Lati@s)
Piece of molten crap that eats crap (sounds like a potential Deoxys counterpart xD)
At first it seems like theres no point in it. But with some thinking(DX) I figured that out:
Mewtwo is a stronger unnatural version of Mew
If they wanted to make the opposite with Manaphy, what would it be?
A weaker natural version.
Now what's the only natural thing legendaries are missing? Right, reproduction.
Mew vs. Arceus
You have probably all seen a thread like "Which ones the god?"
IMO, they tried to create 2 Pokemon that would represent the real-world's debate about the origin of life.
-Scientists belive Mew to be the ancestor of Pokemon
-Myths talk about Arceus creating the Universe
Theory of Evolution vs Religious creationism
(The right answer is the third option: They were all created by humans from the real world.)
I'm going to list some interesting things about legendaries from each generation, but not the features, that mebmers of a trio have in common which prove the fact of them being a trio (just check their pokedex to see those (similar moveset/levels, base stats, abilities etc)).
-The Ice, Electric and Fire birds.
-They're found at places fitting their abilities and where they have probably chosen themselves to reside at.
-It's worth mentioning that Moltres was stronger in RBY when there was only 1 special stat.
Addition of another trio, the cats (lion, tiger and cheetah ARE NOT DOGS -.-).
-Electric, Fire sound familiar, but there is no Ice cat before them, but a Water one after them. This is what started my curiosity. Is there a reason why they did this with Suicune?
Yes. I think they realised, it would get too repetitive and boring if every generation had the same 3 types used for a legendary trio. Choosing 3 different types would get them like 3 good combinations (especially when ecluding possible secondary types like flying, bug or dragon).
So a complex and interesting solution is keeping some and changing some every generation! We will see.
-They are a perfectly balanced trio stat-wise, with Raikou having best S.Atk and Speed, Entei HP and Atk, and Suicune S.Def and Def
-Found in "hybernation mode"/asleep in a cave under a destroyed building
-After awaking them, they roam through the grasses of Johto
-Suicune plays a special role in Crystal
-The 2 new "Mewtwos", as those 3 were the only one with 680TBS (which is 100 more than legendary trios)
-2 towers were constructed by humans to show their gratitude, the Brass and Tin tower. They came resting on the tops. Ho-oh's tower was destroyed by a storm. Under it is the mentioned cave where the 3 Cat Pokemon, said to be resurrected by Ho-oh after dying, are found. Lugia flew away into the ocean, while Ho-oh sometime returns to the left standing tower.
So at the 2nd Generation, we have 2 huge flying monsters which seem to have some kind of guardian role to the 2 trios.
-A Rock, ICE and Steel Golem trio. Ice wasn't yet used twice in trios, so they repeat it and add 2 totally new types (probably because Ice and water in the same trio would be odd) which also fit the golem concept. Good job IMO.
-Very defensive oriented
-Regirock is the physical, Regice the special golem and Registeel is the balanced version of the other two.
-They're sealed into hidden caves, which for access require intelligence for reading braille instructions on solving puzzles.
-They don't have any real eyes (you'll see later why I mention this)
-The ancient climate influencing 3.
-Well they actually are not a trio, because Rayquaza is superior to Groudon and Kyogre:
It has 680 TBS instead of 670
It has 2 types instead of 1
It has multi colored patterns on it's body instead of 1 colour
It's abilities disables the other 2's abilities effects.
-Rayquaza plays a guardian-like role in that it acts intelligent (Emerald event) instead of just going out on rampage after waking like Groudon and Kyogre
So we got another trio (without a fitting guardian) another big flying intelligent monster and 2 troublemaking monsters.
-a whole psychic trio representing Knowledge, Emotion and Will.
I was a bit shocked about this as it made no sense what was going on here, as they seemed to have the regular trio 580 TBS, but at the same time looked extremely similar.
My prediction which I was 100% sure of happening was:
1 member being water type
1 either rock or steel
1 with an yet unused type for trio legendaries
After taking a deeper look at them I realised something interesting:
-Azelf represents Will, reminding me of how the birds are the only trio not to be sealed up somewhere
-Uxie represents Knowledge ---> Regi chambers (closed eyes)
Runs away and roams the region
->They are the past 3 trios in 3 Pokemon
-4th bigger stronger golem (the birds got their guardian a generation later in Lugia)
-Surprisingly it has 670 stats, is asleep sealed in a temple (Kyogre, Groudon?).
-The dimension trio 680TBS.
-They live in different dimensions and are capable of altering those.
-They're part dragon... wait a second. Take a look at their primary types:
My explanation for why the missing type pattern was put on 680 monsters:
Gamefreak realised they got into a habbit of releasing THREE main games every generation, and adding a TRIO every generation. So they combined them.
We will see if the fifth generation will continue the type pattern on main legendaries or if they'll go back to 580.
But we can logicaly assume their primary types:
One will be surely rock, ghost will be saved for the 6th generation trio, so the other two will have yet unused types/one of the following:
Grass, Fight, Poison, Ground or Dark
The legendary pattern as of Gen IV:
And the non-legendary legendaries:
Thanks for reading.
1.Do you find this as interesting as I do?
2.Does this make any logic to anyone else than me?
3.Anyone else can't wait to see what legendaries are coming next?