In Pokemon White, there are seven legendary pokemon you can catch, plus several event pokemon that will only be available one at a time for a limited amount of time. I’ll update this article as they are released.
Here is the list of legendary pokemon that can be caught in Pokemon White, plus where and when to catch them. All of these have extremely low catch rates, so always save your game and bring a ton of pokemon.
All Legendary pokemon will respawn if you knock them out simply by beating the Elite Four again.
Pokemon White Specific Legendary Pokemon
Zekrom is the legendary pokemon that is on the cover of Pokemon White and is level 50 when you encounter it.s
There can be two opportunities to catch Zekrom in the game. The first time will be in N’s Castle after you beat the Elite 4, and you’re basically forced to catch it unless your PC boxes and your party is currently full to the point you literally can’t catch it.
If you didn’t catch it on your first meeting because your boxes were full, then you can see it again at Dragonspire Tower.
You will not encounter Zekrom again in Dragonspire Tower if you caught it in N’s Castle.
After you collect all eight badges, go to Route 7 and you’ll encounter a woman that mentions something about strange weather there. Head to the Celestial Tower and you will be taken into a house and told a story about what’s going on. Once you come out, you’ll see Thundurus fly onto the screen and then fly off.
Once this happens, you’ll be able to find Thundurus in Unova. Look in any route in Unova in the tall grass while the weather is storming violently.
Thundurus is level 40 when you encounter it.
Legendary Pokemon in Both Pokemon Black and White
After encountering the legendary trio in Mistralton Cave on Route 6, you’ll find Cobalion inside of the Guidance Chamber.
Cobalion is level 42 when you encounter it.
After you get the National Pokedex, go to Giant Chasm on Route 13. Kyurem is located at the very back inside of a cave.
Kyurem is level 75 when you encounter it.
After you get the National Pokedex, and once you have both Tornadus and Thundurus in your party (with one of them being caught in your game), head to the Abundant Shrine on Route 14. Click on the shrine, and as long as you have Tornadus and Thundurus in your party, Landorus will fly down and engage you.
You will need to trade for Tornadus, since you can only catch it in Pokemon Black.
Landorus is level 70 when you encounter it.
After encountering the legendary trio in Mistralton Cave on Route 6, you’ll find Terrakion at the end of Victory Road. Requires a pokemon with Strength to access it.
Terrakion is level 42 when you encounter it.
After encountering the legendary trio in Mistralton Cave on Route 6, you’ll find Virizion in Rumination Field, which is in the eastern part of Pinwheel Forest.
Verizion is level 42 when you encounter it.
Event Only Legendary Pokemon in Pokemon Black or White
Victini (Updated for December 2011 Event)
Victini is now available as a direct event item. This event will be over on December 31st, 2011 for the US version so get it while you can.
To catch Victini, you need to have a WiFi connection setup on your DS, and from the main menu connect to receive the Mystery Gift, which is now a level 50 Victini.
This version of Victini comes with a new move called V-Create, which lowers defense, speed, and special defense.
This Victini also comes with Fuson Flare and Fusion Bolt, which effect each others damage. Basically, if you can do both moves in one turn, the second will do double damage.
The fourth move that Victini comes with is Searing Shot, which is just a fire based attack that has a 30% chance to leave the enemy burned.