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Old February 10th, 2011 (12:29 PM).
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It seems that the longstanding term "Legendary Pokemon" has now been renamed to "Mythical Pokemon" for all Legendary Pokemon: Celebi, Arceus, and Victini are now all being called "Mythical Pokemon" on the official Pokemon websites.

So what do you guys think? It really does make sense because term legendary wasnt allways used for the Japanese pokemon
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Old February 10th, 2011 (01:01 PM).
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I prefer Mythical over Legendary. Then again, both words do have simmilar meaning so it doesn't really matter much.
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Old February 10th, 2011 (01:40 PM).
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It doesnt really matter to me, but for the most part people still consider them all legendary.
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Old February 10th, 2011 (02:00 PM).
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I like legendary better. Probably because I'm used to it since it's been around since Pokemon first started.
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Old February 10th, 2011 (02:11 PM).
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Eh, both names sound fine to me really.
But for old times sake and me being too used to the term, I'm still gonna call them legendary Pokemon.
Mythical is okay and all but I don't really think it's all too appropriate for their level of majesty.
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Old February 10th, 2011 (02:22 PM).
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Mythical suits it better I think, Legendary is a tad extreme IMO.
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Old February 10th, 2011 (02:29 PM).
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While in English, all are typically grouped under the banner of "legendary", there are three distinct terms in Japanese that are used to refer to them. One, 伝説のポケモン densetsu no Pokémon, literally "legendary Pokémon", refers to Pokémon such as Kyogre and Groudon, who are featured prominently in the legends of the Pokémon world. A second, 幻のポケモン maboroshi no Pokémon, literally "illusory Pokémon", refers to Pokémon seen so rarely, such as Mew, that some question their very existence. This term was translated in the Generation IV games as "mirage Pokémon", in reference to the various myths of Sinnoh, and many consider it to refer to Pokémon that are restricted to Nintendo events, not available during the course of normal gameplay. The third and newest term is 神話のポケモン shinwa no Pokémon, literally "mythical Pokémon", which refers to the Pokémon which are spoken of as the creators of the Sinnoh region.
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Old February 10th, 2011 (05:27 PM).
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I grew up referring those one-off Pokemon as "legendary Pokemon." I was very surprised at the change. I'll still call them "legendary Pokemon."
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Old February 10th, 2011 (05:31 PM).
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I like Mythical better it sounds more majestic
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Old February 10th, 2011 (05:48 PM).
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Mythical sounds better IMO considering they are mythical and in the game you're not sure if they actually exist. Legendary makes them sound like they're there only very elusive. So i welcome this very minor change even though everyone is used to Legendary Pokemon.
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Old February 10th, 2011 (06:03 PM).
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What is this!? Change to my nostalgia!? UNACCEPTABLE..... Well it had to change sometime, besides id still play it weither or not they changed the name, because considering that the games nowadays are just mashing on the "A" button, it doesn't make that much of a difference
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Old February 10th, 2011 (06:08 PM).
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Legendary, as in a thing of legends.
Mythical, as in a thing of myths.
Neither suggests that any of them exist, but Mythical just makes them sound like rare pokemon in my opinion, though it still sounds okay.
I will likely still call them and will always call them legendary.
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Old February 10th, 2011 (06:34 PM).
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Yeaaah I'm still gunna call them all legendaries.

(Rename favourite legendary to favourite mythical Pokemon and legendary? loool)

Even so, Reshiram/Zekrom are still legendaries, so yay. :D; Mythical just seems wrong and... idk. @Whoever's chosen the name: Legendary > Mythical. D<
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Old February 10th, 2011 (08:26 PM).
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Lol the funny thing is that they were never really changed as Legendary was mostly a fan used term for the powerful rare pokemon in the games...
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Old February 11th, 2011 (12:30 AM). Edited February 11th, 2011 by Haza.
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I feel like they are trying to push us older gamers to the side lol, I'm sticking to LEGENDARY and I'll probably forget all about the attempted change...

Quote originally posted by Magmaruby and Aquasapphire:
Lol the funny thing is that they were never really changed as Legendary was mostly a fan used term for the powerful rare pokemon in the games...
Not true... there have been plenty of times where I've heard them refer to a Pokemon as "Legendary" in the anime.
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Old February 11th, 2011 (12:51 AM).
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Don't the games talk of them like "Wanna hear a story?" or 'hear is a book about the myth of ' more often than stating them as legend?

Will Arcanine be the only Legendary Pokemon?
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Old February 11th, 2011 (01:07 AM).
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I'm used to legendary so I like it better. I would have to get used to mythical.
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I think I'll try using both and call Pokemon like Jirachi and Rotom "Mythical" and Pokemon who have something to do with history like Arceus "legendary."
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Old February 11th, 2011 (01:12 PM).
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"Mythicals" doesn't have as much of a ring as "legendaries." Plus it's not even a word. Does that make my opinion of the change obvious? Heh.
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Old February 11th, 2011 (01:56 PM).
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I will always call them legendaries... It seems weird to change it now. Mythical makes a lot of sense, more sense actually but I have grown up with legendary so that is what I will call them.
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Old February 11th, 2011 (02:06 PM).
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I will always call them legendaries... It seems weird to change it now. Mythical makes a lot of sense, more sense actually but I have grown up with legendary so that is what I will call them.
This. Exactly. It'd be too hard to change how I refer to legendaries now. ):

ALTHOUGH, maybe I can argue with this one kid I ran into the other day who was ranting about how they're making legendaries too common; mythical gives the impression that they're rare, but there can be more of them, so there? (:
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Old February 11th, 2011 (02:08 PM).
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I like the sound of "mythical Pokemon", but I'm so use to legendary that there's a good chance I'll keep calling them that.
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Old February 11th, 2011 (02:22 PM).
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I guess it depends on the Pokemon. To me, legendary sounds like a one-of-a-kind Pokemon that went down in history, while mythical sounds more elusive, with only a possibility of whether or not it actually exists. Legendary is much more epic sounding, while mythical is much more mysterious.

I kind of like mythical better, but I've been calling them legendaries for so long that it would be hard to stop now.
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Old February 11th, 2011 (02:34 PM).
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I like Mythical better but Mythicals doesn't sound right xD How about Mythics?
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Old February 11th, 2011 (02:53 PM).
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Hmm .... seems ok
But i'd only use it for less important legendaries
like mew,mewtwo,celebi,latios,latias,jirachi,manapy,victini
Those have no purpose to be honest they are there for you pleasure
but the important ones like the Trios or The games main pokemon are deffentaly legendary
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