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Old March 28th, 2015 (4:13 AM). Edited April 17th, 2015 by LegendChu.
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A simple question - which Non-Legendary Pokemon(s) do you think are worthy of being given a "Legendary" status & why, if you were given a choice?

According to me, I'd say Electivire :t125: & Magmortar :t126:

The first & foremost reason is that according to rumours (I don't know how true they were), when Pokemon's first games were about to be released the trio of Jynx/Electabuzz/Magmar were in consideration to be the three Legendaries, but later the trio of Articuno/Zapdos/Moltres was created & that status was given to them.

And anyways, both Electivire & Magmortar have awesome designs, decent movesets, can learn moves to cover their weaknesses, have good stats (both have Defenses of 67, which might be a bit low, but I think they're capable of taking a few hits) & have the ability to be used as sweepers.

So my choice - Electivire & Magmortar (would have said Electabuzz & Magmar, if not for their Evolved forms)

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I don't think they'd work as legendaries anymore. There isn't anything mystical about them, and they evolve with manmade items :/

There are a lot of pokemon that I would give legendary status, because of the myths they gave the pokemon world, and the stories the created in the world. The Arcanine line, the Zoruark line, the Lucario line, the Volcarona line.
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One Pokémon that instantly comes to mind while reading this thread title would have to be Volcarona, for sure.

It's a bug-fire type, which, I believe (and am positive many others would agree), is very much suitable for some legendary. Maybe not all, but some legendaries are known to have rare type combinations like this, as it helps enhance their distinction from average Pokémon.

Above all that, Volcarona is superbly powerful, and with the right move-set, it would be able to take down almost anything in a heartbeat. I've used it many times before, and due to its overall strength, this Pokémon has always seemed to have been easy to utilize.
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    Arcanine and Gyarados. They already look like Legendaries, I dont care about the stats lol.

    Wasnt Arcanine meant to be Legendary in the first place? Anyway, those two.
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    Old March 28th, 2015 (10:06 PM). Edited March 28th, 2015 by LegendChu.
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    Well since you mentioned Arcanine, I think its counterpart Ninetales too could be worthy of a Legendary status, coz it was apparently created when "9 noble saints were united & reincarnated as this Pokemon" (Pokedex entry of Yellow) & moreover touching its tail invokes a 1000-year curse (seriously?). Well these are traits of a Legendary, right?

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      Dragonite & Dragonair
      There was a time when Fans use to believe Dragonite to be a Legendary Pokemon. (Specially those who didn't played the game)
      Hack , Dragonair can control climate and appear various time acting as a Legendary Pokemon that inhabit a lake.
      It make MAD that Iris caught & keep a free dragonite when Ash is not allow to keep Goodra.
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        Flygon or Salamence. I dunno why. I just love those two dragon.
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        Anything but Arcanine is the wrong answer.

        Absol's always had a bit of a legendary vibe to it, seeing as how it's such a mysterious Pokemon that is rarely seen by humans. They could've really built on the fact that it's the misunderstood "Disaster Pokemon," and worked that into the legends of the Pokemon world, much like they have with some of the other legendary Pokemon.

        The only other one that comes off the top of my head would be Aerodactyl, which could have been portrayed as an ancestor to the legendary birds of Kanto.
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          Maybe Rhydon? It was the first Pokemon ever created, according to Ken Sugimori.
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            Arcanine, because it was originally created to be a legendary, but then they changed it ;(


            I mean, it's even known as "The Legendary Pokémon"


            How could it not be one?
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              Victini, He is not a legendary but looks like one and kinda has the whole event thing which suggests he is. Although some people think he is a legendary he is actually named a "mythical" Pokemon.
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              Victini, He is not a legendary but looks like one and kinda has the whole event thing which suggests he is. Although some people think he is a legendary he is actually named a "mythical" Pokemon.
              While Legendary and Mythical Pokemon are technically seperate things, pretty much everyone still thinks of them as the same thing. Mew, Arceus, Genesect, and a few others are Mythical Pokemon rather than legendaries, but they're still grouped with the legendaries of their respective regions. If Victini isn't a Legendary Pokemon, then it sure is as close as you can get to being one.
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                While Legendary and Mythical Pokemon are technically seperate things, pretty much everyone still thinks of them as the same thing. Mew, Arceus, Genesect, and a few others are Mythical Pokemon rather than legendaries, but they're still grouped with the legendaries of their respective regions. If Victini isn't a Legendary Pokemon, then it sure is as close as you can get to being one.
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                Arcanine because it's the Legendary species, and it was initially intended to be one iirc. Volcarona too; it's literally the Sun god and the lore suggests that it was worshipped by ancient civilizations.

                The pseudo-legendaries should go up there as well since they're already close to the status in terms of power.
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                Well Arcanine was gonna be the automatic answer--

                For me it's prob. gonna be Volcarona, seeing that it was treated as a god/deity of the sun (I think; I'm not that sure anymore) and yeah. Also for some reason Dragonite. Before I really knew about Pokemon I thought it was gonna be one of those "Legendaries" they were all talking about since it looked so cool and pretty powerful and rare.
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                Other than the obvious Volcarona that's been mentioned multiple times in this thread, Hydreigon, by looks and power alone, could quite possibly easily fit the "legendary Pokemon" description. :o
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                  One Pokémon that instantly comes to mind while reading this thread title would have to be Volcarona, for sure.

                  It's a bug-fire type, which, I believe (and am positive many others would agree), is very much suitable for some legendary. Maybe not all, but some legendaries are known to have rare type combinations like this, as it helps enhance their distinction from average Pokémon.

                  Above all that, Volcarona is superbly powerful, and with the right move-set, it would be able to take down almost anything in a heartbeat. I've used it many times before, and due to its overall strength, this Pokémon has always seemed to have been easy to utilize.
                  Yeah, Volcarona would add to the endless list of fire-type legendaries, but its a good candidate
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                    Am I the only person who thought Ditto should have always been a Legendary pokemon?

                    I mean sure there are obviously areas where they are plentiful, but I thought the fact that they're often kind of concentrated to very specific areas and then appear no where else in a lot of the games makes them relatively rare.
                    Plus I mean they are one of only three pokemon that can learn "Transform" with the other two being "Mew" and "Smeargle".
                    I mean we also know pretty much nothing about Ditto, other than it is some kind of primordial pokemon ooze, that carries every kind of pokemon species DNA within it, which always brings up the obvious assumption that it must somehow be connected with Mew, which supposedly carries the Ancestral DNA of every pokemon in existence. I mean when can we start really learning more interesting stuff about Ditto? You could easily tie his background and genetic importance to some crazy mythical legend story. Obviously he's not that fantastic stat wise, but he's still a really mysterious and interesting pokemon, he would make sense to me if tweaked a bit to be more Legendary.

                    He should at the very least be more unique and could add more depth to the overall background and development of pokemon within the storyline.
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                    There's this theory about Ditto being a failed clone of Mew. I always thought it was quite interesting. They could have done something like that, and have Ditto be a more interesting Phione. But other than that, I don't think there is anything legendary about Ditto. It's just a rare, cool pokémon. Legendaries need to be unique and have a proper story to them.
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                      Some of my thoughts

                      Lucario: Master of Aura? I don't see any other Pokemon working the aura, and besides he's already a pseudo-legendary. There was a Lucario that could talk in one of the movies (Wasn't he also the guardian of something too?). Lucario is also one of the rarer Pokemon to get ( if you get him at all). Sure he can't move mountains, but he is still candidate for a Legendary position. (Just a Pokedex Entry in Platinum; "A well-trained one can sense auras to identify and take in the feelings of creatures over half a mile away.")

                      Arcanine: I see him thrown in a lot, and I agree fullheartedly. It isn't just a bad-arse looking Pokemon, but it also isn't half bad on the stats. It is also called the "Legendary Pokemon" on its Pokedex, just throwing that out there.

                      Ditto: I can see it, though I still regard it as a normal Pokemon. This is pretty much the child of Zoroark and neither are Legendarys, but both are viewed as Pseudo-Legendaries (How I see it)
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                        There are a lot of pokemon that I would give legendary status, because of the myths they gave the pokemon world, and the stories the created in the world. The Arcanine line, the Zoruark line, the Lucario line, the Volcarona line.
                        Arcanine is officially legendary.
                        I'm not talking about that bogus painting that mad scientist shown with "four legendary pokemon" which we all know. I am talking about the Original Series flat-out called Arcanine a legendary in one of the episodes.
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                        Another Pokemon worth mentioning is Slaking, just because of its Total Stats (670), which is the same as Groudon/Kyogre & more that many Legendaries but I guess its Truant Ability somehow balances that.

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                          Lapras could have been a legendary in the first and second generations, I think. There was only one available in game, and enough lore surrounding it (saving sailors from shipwrecks, etc.) that it would have held up to the test.
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                          How about the fossil Pokemon, like Aerodactyl, Archeops etc I mean they are all ancient Pokemon, so maybe the could be Legendary.

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                            Unown.

                            No really, Unown. The only thing that bars it from being legendary is its pitiful stats and its inability to learn anything but Hidden Power. Hardly anything is known about them, you unlock them through puzzles, they have reality warper status when used together, and entire ruins are dedicated to them. If they didn't have worthless stats and learned something other than Hidden Power they would qualify as legendaries easily. Heck they're even in the rare catagory of the Fr/Lg Pokedex, which is only reserved for legendary Pokemon like Mewtwo and Deoxys.

                            Aside from Unown, Vulcarona, Flygon, Arcanine and Ninetales may also qualify. Vulcarona was revered in ancient times and was even used as a replacement for the sun, Flygon is nicknamed the desert spirit and is thought to be an elemental, Arcanine was so majestic people were compelled to bow before it and Ninetales is long lived, can curse people, is very intelligent and even is rumored to be able to take over a person's body. Alternately Bronzong and Spiritomb qualify too, as Bronzong was petitioned to bring rainfall and Spiritomb was created from 108 spirits and sealed in a cracked keystone.
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