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FreakyLocz14
June 13th, 2009, 05:25 AM
These are Pokemon who's legendary status is questionable.

Manaphy
Phione (both can breed, which legendaries cannot do)
Rotom
Unown
Arcanine

Are they legendary?

Minos provided these requirments to be legendary:
Pokemon cannot have a Gender
You must only be able to get one of the Pokemon wild per game
The Pokemon must not be able to breed
Pokemon must not evolve from or into another Pokemon

Leafeon1201
June 13th, 2009, 05:31 AM
I don't think Phione Rotom Unown and Arcanine are legendarys

ShinjisLover
June 13th, 2009, 05:37 AM
Manaphy - Yes
Phione - Yes
Rotom - No
Unown - No
Arcanine - No

Åzurε
June 13th, 2009, 05:43 AM
In order:
Yes
Yes-ish
No
(Should be but) No
Not really.

Manaphy appears to be the 4gen equivalent to Mew/Celebi/Jirachi (perhaps along with Shaymin's Land Form), and has the 100-all base stat count like them. It doesn't meet Minos' requirements, but it just seems kinda unorthodox is all.

Phione, while not having the stats for the job, could be considered legendary by virtue of being related to Manaphy, but beyond that I really don't see why.

As awesome as Rotom is, he's no legend. He's just your average friendly poltergeist with a thing for microwaves.

Unown doesn't meet Minos' requirements, as there's many many many of them in every game they're in. While neat and fun to collect, Unown aren't exactly legendary (but I can see fanfics about why they're related to the real legends...)

Arcanine is legendary only by description in the PokeDex. In all respects, it's your average pokemon.

Ayselipera
June 13th, 2009, 05:46 AM
Rotom, Unknown, and Arcanine are not legendaries.

Arle Kaa-kun
June 13th, 2009, 06:20 AM
These are Pokemon who's legendary status is questionable.

Manaphy
Phione (both can breed, which legendaries cannot do)
Rotom
Unown
Arcanine

Are they legendary?
Manaphy and Phione are the only ones legendary but the former can breed for the latter. Rotom just happens to have the same theme song as the legendaries but is not one. Unown is ancient but not legendary and Arcanine is... not. Neither is Ninetales.

Giraffes? Giraffes!
June 13th, 2009, 06:21 AM
Although Rotom is not considered legendary is has many similarity's to legendary Pokemon. Mainly battle music, ability to change forms, banned tournament status, etc.

Arcanines species is "Legendary Pokemon" but it isn't.

coolcatkim22
June 13th, 2009, 07:31 AM
Manaphy is the only one on that list that is.

Swift!
June 13th, 2009, 07:45 AM
Read this...

http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Legendary

It might help you understand better.

Azonic
June 13th, 2009, 10:44 AM
Bulbapedia speculates that Arcanine was originally meant to be a legendary pokemon. It was shown on the slab (http://archives.bulbagarden.net/w/upload/thumb/9/9c/Legend-birds-slab.jpg/270px-Legend-birds-slab.jpg), it has high stats, and it is classified as the legendary pokemon. Apparently the idea was dropped or something.

KostK2Boss
June 13th, 2009, 02:13 PM
Manaphy and Phione ARE legendaries, though really pathetic ones. Arcanine was supposed to be a legendary, see Episode 2 of the anime. Unown is more of a sub-legendary, as they are super-rare, no trainer has them and they have a mythical background, but they are weaker than Magikarp, so they aren't legendaries in the whole sense.
Now Rotom is tricky:
1) It is genderless.
2) It has its own battle music.
3) It has its own event.
4) It is newly-discovered.
5) No trainer has it (OK, maybe Charon...).
6) It is encountered only once...
7) ... in an abandoned place!
8) BUT, it is really weak. I really don't know if it is a legendary, or not. There is no official answer yet.

teababe27
June 13th, 2009, 04:05 PM
Manaphy - yes
Phione - yes
Rotom - maybe
Unown - no
Arcanine - no

JP
June 13th, 2009, 05:47 PM
Bulbapedia speculates that Arcanine was originally meant to be a legendary pokemon. It was shown on the slab (http://archives.bulbagarden.net/w/upload/thumb/9/9c/Legend-birds-slab.jpg/270px-Legend-birds-slab.jpg), it has high stats, and it is classified as the legendary pokemon. Apparently the idea was dropped or something.
Wow, I can't believe I never noticed that lol. o__o

Bagel
June 13th, 2009, 06:15 PM
manaphy- yes
phione- yes
rotom- no
unknown- probably
arcanine- no

tere r lots of opinions on rotom and unknown so i miGht not be right

Saltare.
June 13th, 2009, 08:57 PM
None of them are legendaries except Manaphy. Cause when you breed it with Ditto, you only get Phione. Hense, only 1 Manaphy per game.

Lt_Nite
June 13th, 2009, 09:06 PM
According to pokemon.com it was confirmed that Phione is a legendary. The only other one there is Manaphy.

Haza
June 13th, 2009, 10:33 PM
I consider Rotom a Legendary.

Normal Pokemon dont usually have multiple forms/Key Items(Events)/Battle Music

Mitchman
June 13th, 2009, 11:15 PM
I consider Rotom a Legendary.

Normal Pokemon dont usually have multiple forms/Key Items(Events)/Battle Music
Multiple form Shellos and Burmy want to say hi. Anyway Rotom is not a legendary its just a very special Pokemon.

Silvergale
June 14th, 2009, 12:30 AM
Phione and Manaphy are legendary, Rotom, Unknown,
and Arcanine are not.

peteron85
July 11th, 2009, 10:30 PM
According to the Pokedex, Arcanine is the "Legendary Pokemon" also when Ash is at the pokemon center i think in ep 2 or 1 he sees Arcanine on a picture with other legendaries, moltres, Articuno and Zapdos

Redstar
July 11th, 2009, 10:57 PM
They're ALL legendary. But there's a difference: some are game legendary, some are story legendary. In real life, people put importance on things that don't necessarily matter... Some people think lions are friggin' awesome, other people go for anacondas.

There's no reason to assume otherwise for the Pokemon world. Some Pokemon are "game" legendary, meaning they're designed for us, the players to enjoy, while others are legendary in the game, to the people. Words don't have just one definition, and shouldn't be treated as such.

Wings Don't Cry
July 12th, 2009, 12:06 AM
Minos provided these requirments to be legendary:
Pokemon cannot have a Gender
You must only be able to get one of the Pokemon wild per game
The Pokemon must not be able to breed
Pokemon must not evolve from or into another Pokemon

Then Minos is saying Latios, Latias, Cresselia and Heatran aren't legendarys.

Katana3
July 12th, 2009, 12:50 AM
arcanine and manaphy maybe not the others not really they are legendary possibly but not like real legendaries lol

Allure XI
July 12th, 2009, 05:14 AM
Manaphy - Yes
Phione - Yes (as confirmed by Pokemon.com)
Rotom - No
Unown - No
Arcanine - No

TheAliveTrain
July 12th, 2009, 08:17 AM
Actually they are considered as legendaries in the anime, not in the games.
(Well I don't know about Rotom, I haven't seen it's debut episode so I can't tell you, but what I know is that in the games it isn't legendary, confirmed already by some entitie).

Aero Shock
July 12th, 2009, 08:22 AM
Manaphy - A 100% yes, it is named "Prince of The Sea" ya know.
Phione (both can breed, which legendary cannot do) - Specifically, Yes.
Rotom - Yes, even if it CAN breed.
Unown - Definitely a no. It is nowhere like a legendary.
Arcanine - No, it's just a normal pokémon although it may look legendary, its not.

Redstar
July 12th, 2009, 11:43 AM
You people are so close-minded and don't know how to look at a game as something more. God it's annoying.