Top 10 Most Underrated Legendary and Mythical Pokemon

I hate to be redundant with underrated lists, but this came to my mind after thinking about how a specific gen 7 Pokemon will be overshadowed by another. (I'll mention which one on this list.)

ALSO PLEASE DON'T ADD ULTRA BEASTS ON THIS LIST. They are similar to legendary and mythical Pokemon but they are categorized as their own type of Pokemon.

The Top Ten

1 Volcanion Volcanion Volcanion, known in Japan as the same name, is a Legendary Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

This Poke has never appeared in anywhere before except that movie. Underrated as hell

Not many people put their attention onto Volcanion, this is because Volcanion came into XY/ORAS legally very very late in their timespan. By the time we got Volcanion, Pokemon Sun and Moon were about to release in like a few months. HECK MEGEARNA WAS GIVEN OUT SUPER EARLY COMPARED TO IT. As well as Marshadow...a Pokemon people didn't expect to see be officially announced until like the end of this year or early 2018. (Seriously I love Marshadow but what the heck? It's the only Mythical Pokemon left in gen 7, are they hiding more to Marshadow and/or other Pokemon for the next games? ) Poor Volcanion, such a unique Pokemon that were poorly treated through advertisement compared to Diancie and Hoopa. It didn't even get a mega or a new form to help's just filler for the very lacking gen 6 dex. - Rue

It's a great Pokémon! Both fire and water type. I don't think we've seen that combination yet but it's great! - RoseRedFlower

2 Zygarde Zygarde Zygarde, known in Japan as the same name, is a Legendary Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

That's not only underrated but underappreciated. Some say that that's a worse version of Garchomp but it is actually the stronger version of it. It has 3 or 4 signature moves depending on the form unlike Garchomp and Flygon--the other two Dragon/Ground-types. The base stat total (50% forme) is 600 and when it is in Complete Form, it falls onto a whooping 700-710 base stat total. I agree w/ your statement and list, Rue but make Zygarde the number one on this list; this deserves more love to competitive players. I hope Game Freak will make another form of this (I hope it was it's Inverse Nature of it i.e. an Ice-type) and make its design attractive. This should be number one for the best dragon and ground-types, this is ranked very low from the place where it should be--even in the strongest pokémon list.

Zygarde undoubtedly got the short end of the stick compared to any legendary we ever seen. (Volcanion is a mythical Pokemon, not a legendary). Missed out on having its own game because of the 20th anniversary. (Honestly Gamefreak made the right choice to jump to Gen 7 for the 20th year, even if it sucks for Zygarde.) Even if you can get the other forms for Zygarde in Pokemon Sun and Moon, it still feels so doesn't even have a story arc or anything retaining to it. At least they gave some insight in Necrozma in Sun and Moon. They barely gave Zygarde any attention in XY. I didn't even get Zygarde until like 2 months after I got my Y version because I didn't even know what it was and only one NPC mentions it...and not like with Looker where they made it obvious that something needs to be seen by the player. Like jeez...I'm so sorry Zygarde. - Rue

I finally got Zygarde and it's a great pokemon! - RoseRedFlower

This is expected to be higher than Xerneas and Yveltal when it comes to strength but when you searched on the strongest pokemon of the same website, this is ranked far and lower than X and Y--the proof of underrated.

3 Cosmoem Cosmoem Cosmoem is a Psychic-type Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation VII. It is the first evolutionary stage of the Psychic-type Legendary Pokémon Cosmog.

Similar to Cosmog, useless in battle until it's a Solgaleo or Lunala...but Cosmoem doesn't have the same treatment as Cosmog. Cosmog is a major character in the Sun and Moon storyline, the Pokemon spent most of its time as Cosmog. It didn't evolve to Cosmoem until very late into the game. If Cosmoem wasn't involved in the story at all, I would've forgotten its existence. And it doesn't have the same appeal as Cosmog as Cosmog is very cute and people usually don't want to evolve theirs because of how adorable it is. I'm not saying Cosmoem is ugly, but it sure as hell gets overshadowed by Cosmog in ever aspect. - Rue

Pritty cool

4 Regigigas Regigigas

Regigigas came into a generation that has a crap ton of legendary and mythical Pokemon. It doesn't help that its ability MAKES IT SUCK SO BAD. It's supposed to be the master of the Reggies yet it's not as useful as them? I feel bad for this Pokemon, especially with how hard it is to actually obtain it in some games. It feels like it's only worth it to fill the Pokedex. - Rue

5 Phione Phione

There's a lot of debate when it comes to Phione being a mythical Pokemon or not. I'm going to add it on this list solely because it comes from a Pokemon that's a mythical Pokemon. There's barely anything to this Pokemon to bring attention to it. Sure, you bread Manaphy to get it. In reality, it's just an inferior Manaphy. It's cute, but even Manaphy is cuter. If Phione actually evolved into Manaphy, it probably be more popular.


COSMOG AND COSMOEM. Sure it happened in gen 7 and not gen 4, but the idea of pre evo legendaries eventually happened. If it happened earlier, it would've helped Phione in my opinion. - Rue

It's a legendary/mythical pokemon

It's basically just manaphy

Gosh. Just gosh. Let's just say Phione is a mythical, if possible. I could say it was the most underrated Pokémon EVER, and nobody realizes and even knows what the heck a Phione is. It was completely forgotten, not appearing on any lists, and so far I've only seen two lists out of those hundreds of Pokémon lists--this list and Top 10 worst legendary and mythical water types or whatever it is called. Poor Phione, only featured in one episode... besides Cresselia, this was the most underrated mythical ever.

6 Tornadus Tornadus

If I wasn't looking at a bulbapedia page listing all the Pokemon for this list (I do this to remember how to spell their names. There's 700+ Pokemon, give me a break), I would've forgotten this Pokemon's existence. That also applies to Thundurus as well. Landorus, from what I noticed, is the only one that shines in the bunch. Feel to correct me if I'm wrong. - Rue

7 Thundurus Thundurus
8 Necrozma Necrozma


I know it hasn't officially shined yet, but it's obvious it's going to be overshadowed by the adorable Marshadow regardless of what happens. If you take both Marshadow's appearance and competitive qualities into account, you know exactly what I'm talking about. Even if Necrozma gets another form, Marshadow most likely will get its own alternate form as well since Magearna didn't. (A recoloring doesn't count guys. It's just a different color pallet for Magearna's case) - Rue

9 Kyogre Kyogre Kyogre, known in Japan as the same name, is a Legendary Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

It didn't get so much appreciation than Rayquaza and Groudon.

Gets overshadowed by the other two members of the Weather Trio that is actually can be beat by her w/ a blizzard and Water Spout attack in one hit.

Because trainers said that Groudon is better than her despite of being a ground type; they didn't even notice that ground is weak to water-types. In case of their Primal Reversions, it depends on any of these two came first; if Groudon comes first, then, she's unable to use her water type moves; if she does go in battle first, then, she would defeat him w/ ease. The two must treat it w/ equal strength but I've seen in the comments section, they seem to be treated unequally; therefore, he easily overshadows her. It reminds me of those two weather abnormalities (where Groudon is El Niño and Kyogre must be La Niña). The determination of which of the two is stronger is depending on whoever comes first in battle; therefore, she is underrated.

10 Ho-oh Ho-oh Ho-Oh, known in Japan as Houou, is a Legendary Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Ho-Oh doesn't get as much attention as Lugia does, let's be real here. IT TOOK 20 YEARS TO HAVE ITS OWN MOVIE...which Ho-Oh will most likely have its limelight taken away by Marshadow. I hope that doesn't happen. I really hope Ho-Oh and Marshadow's limelight is nearly the same amount and one doesn't shine more than the other...but still, that most likely won't happen. - Rue

I honestly feel this is the only underrated one here. Try me. - Swellow

Try me? Are you expecting me to start a fight over your opinion because I'm not petty enough as a person to even do that. - Rue

He needs more attention! Krogre may be stronger than Groudon in typing, but least they're treated equally! Come on, Game Freak! At least give him an evil form or something.

The Newcomers

? Zekrom Zekrom

I already posted an insanely long comment on Reshiram about how underrated Zekrom was. DUDE. YOUJUSTFORGETZEKROMLIKETHIS?!

The Contenders

11 Tapu Bulu Tapu Bulu

Tapu Bulu is a great Pokemon to use but unfortunately doesn't get as much love as the other Tapus. Sure, its not that good looking design wise, but there's more to it than its looks, guys. - Rue

I thought it'll look hideous! But it actually is cute!

12 Articuno Articuno Articuno, known in Japan as Freezer, is a Legendary Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

This pokemon is surprisingly underrated since generation 1 release!

On the best Ice-types, yes. Has a combination of Mind Reader and Sheer Cold as well as Ice-type attacks that tremble the Dragon-types! I don't see why Lapras and Glaceon is above Articuno when her base stat total (580) is greater than the average base stat total of Lapras and Glaceon combined (530) and they have a great difference! She is one of the legendaries that can learn Mind Reader by levelling-up; balance her stats and she's absolutely an elegant beast! (Note: Kyurem should be no. 1 in Best Ice Pokemon)

She was ranked lower than expected maybe because of her "downfall" at "The Power of One" movie.

Also in terms of looks in a "beautiful category", she is ranked very low, lower than most of the Cute Eeveelutions yet her beauty stands out compared to them combined! Articuno might be more beautiful than the rest of them, even Milotic tried (she will get hit by Articuno's Freeze-Dry)!



13 Diancie Diancie Diancie, number 719 and the Jewel Pokémon is a mythical Pokémon in the game series Pokémon. It features in its own movie in the Pokémon anime series called "Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction". This Pokémon can also Mega Evolve.

Yup. Of the Gen 6 legends and mythics, it is surprisingly the most underrated (although the Gen 6 Mythics were a bit underrated especially when you add Marshadow or a Gen 3/4/5 legendary or mythical in the mix). I hosted a poll in Poké Amino including the Gen 6 and 7 mythics. It lost immideately with 4 votes (including me) in one day. A few days later, I hosted another poll about the most underrated legendary according to them, with the ones with the least votes of each of 5 polls. Diancie was second to last, with Regigigas (who had zero votes in its poll! ) only being further back. Among the Gen 6 legends, Hoopa was apparently the stronger, making Volcanion (#1 here) "underrated". And they forgot about Diancie. That proves for me that it is underrated. Cheers, SoaP out. ~

P.S. "a certain Gen 7 mon being overshadowed by another" Magearna, yes. Also Necrozma for a but too, but I think Magearna only got the hype during the Volcanion Movie, which Diancie also got a bit of hype ...more - SoaPuffball

14 Shaymin Shaymin

In comparison to the common legendaries such as Jirachi, this Pokémon hardly sees the light anymore (At least from what I'm aware of), and it's a shame really...

15 Reshiram Reshiram

First of all, this pokemon is ranked very low than that of expected (in overall regions) and her counterpart, Zekrom, is ranked very far above her; therefore, Zekrom easily overshadows her in almost every criteria.

In terms of design and personality:

In the Most Beautiful Pokemon category, I've seen an opinion that doesn't getting up any nostalgia! Milotic is in every beautiful pokemon list as well as the eeveelutions, Ninetales, Lopunny, Froslass etc. although they are not that beautiful. I don't know how are they are above the Vast White Pokemon, Reshiram though this legendary pokemon is clearly the most attractive one-- It reminds you of an elemental goddess when turned human! Milotic is the most beautiful according to the pokedex but for me the most beautiful for now is Primarina. Milotic has a benefit for pokemon trainers i.e. to calm negative feelings and helpful in battle but Reshiram, unlike Milotic, has a heavier task to do: to protect the world and applying the ...more

Fun Fact: Reshiram's Blue Flare is so hot that it can boil the element that has the highest boiling point: possibly Carbon or Rhenium!

Too bad, the Fluorine of Pokemon is powerful and elegant but underrated!

Give this pokemon Plutonium powers to become strong!

16 Moltres Moltres Moltres, known in Japan as Fire, is a Legendary Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.
17 Mesprit Mesprit

I think that mespirit and the lake treo are very forrgoten

18 Uxie Uxie
19 Azelf Azelf
20 Heatran Heatran

He should be top 10 - legendary

This thing destroys other legendaries if used right. But people never use it.

21 Celebi Celebi Celebi, known in Japan as the same name, is a Legendary Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.
22 Kyurem Kyurem
23 Deoxys Deoxys Deoxys is a fictional species of Pokémon from Nintendo's and Game Freak's Pokémon media franchise. Deoxys has four forms, Speed form, Defence form, Attack form, and finally Normal form. Deoxys normally have fights with Rayquaza since they both live in space right outside Earth.

My favorite mythical Pokemon and the most underrated mythical Pokemon in my opinion - PerfectImpulseX

If you search Mythical or Legendary Pokémon, you always see the little cutesy ones like Victini, but never Deoxys, despite it being one of the most interesting! Four amazing forms and an even cooler backstory, what's not to love about this awesome Pokémon?!

24 Xerneas Xerneas Xerneas is a fictional creature in the Pokemon Franchise. Introduced in Gen 6, it is a legendary Fairy type Pokemon, and the mascot of Pokemon X. Classified as the Life Pokemon, Xerneas has the ability to give eternal life, which occurs when the horns on its head shine in seven lights. When its life more.

The exact opposite. Yveltal was underrated while everybody thinks Xerneas is the best. I'd rather say Xerneas is the worst Pokémon in the universe

No. She's not the worst. But I would say she's underrated for the beauty. - JuliaRandomly

25 Mew Mew Mew is one of the fictional species of creatures from Nintendo's and Game Freak's Pokémon media franchise created by Satoshi Tajiri.

Reall new is overrated whoever put this here is stupid as a donkey riding a horse on a spire - TENTACRUEL

26 Virizion Virizion

I forgot about this trio the

No idea why barely anyone tries to catch this. It’s Grass-Fighting mix may not have a great deal of effect on type advantages, but it does have a good possible moveset of:

Sacred Sword
Leaf Blade
Close Combat
Quick Attack

27 Hoopa Hoopa Hoopa, known in Japan as the same name, is a Legendary Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.
28 Magearna Magearna


Soul heart is just a better version of beast boost, combine with great defensive typing and bam. Great Pokémon. Oh wait no one uses this thing

29 Jirachi Jirachi

I disagree. Jirachi is very adored, I see fan art of it everywhere. - Rue

30 Registeel Registeel

Seriously. Registeel, as well as Regirock, Regice and Regigigas are extremely underrated. Especially Registeel. Everyone may feel sorry for Regice and Regirock because they don't really get that many stylish Pokémon Cards, but that's because to be honest, they aren't that good in actual Pokémon battles. Registeel on the other hand, is an absolute monster. I mean, have you seen how many resistances steel types have? Holy Arceus! I mean, if I had to rank how good each of the Regis were, best to worst, this would be it: 1. Registeel 2. Regice 3. Regigigas 4. Regirock (sorry Regirock fans) I think that the Regis, especially Registeel, definitely need for respect. After all, why would Game Freak categorize them as legends if they knew that people wouldn't want to catch them?

31 Black Kyurem Black Kyurem
32 White Kyurem White Kyurem

I thought black Kyrem would be better.

33 Yveltal Yveltal Yveltal is a fictional creature in the Pokemon Franchise. Introduced in the 6th gen, Yveltal is a legendary Dark/Flying type Pokemon, and is the mascot of Pokemon Y. It is classified as the Destruction Pokemon. Yveltal has the ability to absorb life energy, and when its life comes to an end, it steals more.
34 Shaymin Shaymin
35 Genesect

This guy is so underrated but is very cool give it some love - TENTACRUEL

36 Marshadow Marshadow Marshadow is a Fighting/Ghost-type Mythical Pokémon introduced in Generation VII. It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.
37 Latias and Latios

Seriously, I know people like Pokémon Heroes and the Latis, but they rarely put them anywhere.

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