Pokémon GO Legendary Pokémon List

January 17, 2022: Genesect is the current Pokémon GO Legendary Pokémon available to catch via five-star raids. It's technically a Mythical, but it counts.

The Pokémon GO legendary Pokémon roster, while already huge, still has a lot of growing left to do. For a full list of which legendary Pokémon you can go out and catch today, read on. We're also going to cover every single one that's yet to be released as well.

These incredibly rare and powerful Pokémon are wonderful additions to your collection. Not only will they tick off slots in your Pokédex that will be hard to fill when they're cycled out for other raid bosses, but they're also generally top-tier Pokémon as well. If you're hoping to play like the best, you'll want as many as you can get.

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Giratina ranks high on the Pokémon GO Legendary Pokémon tier list.
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Pokémon GO Legendary Pokémon Tier List

Tier
Pokémon
S
Giratina, Mewtwo, Armored Mewtwo
A
Tornadus, Landorus, Zacian, Zamazenta, Resiram, Zekrom, Ho-Oh, Dialga, Darkrai, Heatran, Raikou, Kyogre
B
Thunderus, Yveltal, Xerneas, Kyurem, Terrakion, Groudon, Moltres, Cobalion, Entei, Palkia,
C
Latias, Zapdos, Azelf, Uxie, Suicune, Lugia
D
Virizion, Latios, Mesprit, Cresselia, Regigigas
F
Articuno, Regice, Regirock, Registeel

Though it may look confusing and unwieldy, our Pokémon GO Legendary Pokémon tier list isn't all that hard to understand. A Pokémon's value is at its highest beginning at S-tier.

As you work down the tiers, the Pokémon graded as such just aren't as good or as frequently viable in raid battles as others. Whether it's down to a middling moveset, vulnerable typing, or a focus on defence over offense (which generally isn't great in timed raid battles), a lot goes into working out which Pokémon are deserving of a top spot on the Pokémon GO Legendary Pokémon tier list.

All we're saying is to focus your raid passes and rare candies on upgrading the ones higher up the list. These Pokémon are more commonly great counters for other, powerful raid bosses. No consideration has been made for great PVP Pokémon, but we'll make that distinction with another tier list later down the line.

For now, focus on the best. You're still encouraged to catch them all at least once, but getting more than one Registeel is only good for the experience points.

Pheramosa is one Pokémon GO Legendary Pokémon that hasn't made it into the mobile game just yet.
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The Complete Pokémon GO Legendary Pokémon List

Pokémon
Type
Released?
Available? (No trading)
Articuno
Ice/Flying
Yes
No
Moltres
Fire/Flying
Yes
No
Zapdos
Electric/Flying
Yes
No
Mewtwo
Psychic
Yes
No
Mew
Psychic
Yes
Yes (Let's Go)
Entei
Fire
Yes
No
Suicune
Ice
Yes
No
Raikou
Electric
Yes
No
Ho-Oh
Fire/Flying
Yes
No
Lugia
Psychic/Flying
Yes
No
Celebi
Psychic/Grass
Yes
No
Regice
Ice
Yes
No
Regirock
Rock
Yes
No
Registeel
Steel
Yes
No
Latios
Psychic/Dragon
Yes
No
Latias
Psychic/Dragon
Yes
No
Groudon
Ground
Yes
No
Kyogre
Water
Yes
No
Rayquaza
Dragon/Flying
Yes
No
Jirachi
Steel/Psychic
Yes
No
Deoxys
Psychic
Yes
No
Uxie
Psychic
Yes
No
Mesprit
Psychic
Yes
No
Azelf
Psychic
Yes
No
Dialga
Steel/Dragon
Yes
No
Palkia
Water/Dragon
Yes
No
Heatran
Fire/Steel
Yes
No
Regigigas
Normal
Yes
No
Giratina
Ghost/Dragon
Yes
No
Cresselia
Cresselia
Yes
No
Phione
Water
No
No
Manaphy
Water
No
No
Darkrai
Dark
Yes
No
Shaymin
Grass
No
No
Arceus
Normal (changable)
No
No
Victini
Psychic/Fire
No
No
Cobalion
Steel/Fighting
Yes
No
Terrakion
Rock/Fighting
Yes
No
Virizion
Grass/Fighting
Yes
No
Tornadus
Flying
Yes
No
Thundurus
Electric/Flying
Yes
No
Reshiram
Dragon/Fire
Yes
No
Zekrom
Dragon/Electric
Yes
No
Landorus
Ground/Flying
Yes
No
Kyurem
Ice/Dragon
Yes
Yes
Keldeo
Water/Fighting
No
No
Meloetta
Normal/Psychic
Yes
No
Genesect
Bug/Steel
Yes
Yes (five-star raids)
Xerneas
Fairy
Yes
No
Yveltal
Dark/Flying
Yes
No
Zygarde
Dragon/Ground
No
No
Diancie
Rock/Fairy
No
No
Hoopa
Psychic/Ghost
Yes
No
Volcanion
Fire/Water
No
No
Tapu Koko
Electric/Fairy
No
No
Tapu Lele
Psychic/Fairy
No
No
Tapu Bulu
Grass/Fairy
No
No
Tapu Fini
Water/Fairy
No
No
Cosmog/Cosmoem
Psychic
No
No
Solgaleo
Psychic/Ghost
No
No
Lunala
Psychic/Steel
No
No
Nihilego
Rock/Poison
No
No
Buzzwole
Bug/Fighting
No
No
Pheromosa
Bug/Fighting
No
No
Xurkitree
Electric
No
No
Celesteela
Steel/Flying
No
No
Kartana
Grass/Steel
No
No
Guzzlord
Dark/Dragon
No
No
Necrozma
Psychic
No
No
Magearna
Steel/Fairy
No
No
Marshadow
Fighting/Ghost
No
No
Poipole/Naganadel
Poison/Dragon
No
No
Stakataka
Rock/Steel
No
No
Blacephalon
Fire/Ghost
No
No
Zeraora
Electric
No
No
Meltan/Melmetal
Steel
Yes
Yes (Let's GO)
Zacian
Fairy
No
No
Zamazenta
Fighting
No
No
Eternatus
Poison/Dragon
No
No
Kubfu/Urshifu
Fighting/Dark
No
No
Zarude
Dark/Grass
No
No
Regieleki
Electric
No
No
Regidrago
Dragon
No
No
Glastrier
Ice
No
No
Spectrier
Ghost
No
No
Calyrex
Psychic/Grass
No
No

Ever wondered just how many more Pokémon GO Legendary Pokémon haven't made it into the hit mobile game yet? Some Pokémon from later generations have been added to the game long before previous generations were fully released.

In the list above, we've listed every known Legendary Pokémon from across the franchise and stated whether they've ever been featured in Pokémon GO and if they're still available today. With it, you should be able to ascertain whether a Pokémon you're missing from your Pokédex is available, unavailable, or simply unreleased.

How Do I Get Pokémon GO Legendary Pokémon?

Fight in Raids

You can get Legendary Pokémon through a bunch of different ways, but the best way will always be through five-star raids. No matter the rotation, Legendary (or sometimes Mythical) Pokémon will always hatch from these eggs. Just check out the Pokémon GO raid bosses guide to know who to expect right now.

Complete Research Breakthrough Rewards

Another way is through Research Breakthroughs. These don't drop Legendary Pokémon very often, but when they do, it's a great way to get some cool creatures without needing to find a raid group. Use our Pokémon GO Research Breakthrough rewards page to keep up with the current rewards.

Find the Team GO Rocket Leaders

From time to time, Team GO Rocket Leaders Arlo, Cliff, and Sierra can bring Legendary Pokémon into their teams as final selections. Again, it's a rare occurrence, but it can happen. If it happens again, expect to see more 'trio' Pokémon like Azelf, Mesprit, and Uxie.

Fight Giovanni

Team GO Rocket boss Giovanni sometimes goes away for extended periods of time. But upon his arrival, he comes bearing gifts of the Legendary kind. Defeating this powerful foe will give you the chance to catch his sole Shadow Legendary Pokémon. Last time, it was Lugia. Next time, it could be Groudon or Kyogre.

Do Trades

If you have the Stardust to spare, someone in your community will likely have one, two, or a dozen Pokémon GO Legendary Pokémon they don't actually need. If you can convince them to part with a few, you'll be able to build up your teams in no time. Better yet, you'll get a bunch of Candy you can use to power them up. They might activate the Lucky Pokémon buff in the process.

Hopefully, you've learned everything you need to know about Pokémon GO Legendary Pokémon by reading this guide and skimming through its tables. We'll update this page whenever a new Pokémon comes out or something causes one to become worthy of a higher (or lower) place on the tier list.

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