A new region to explore in Pokemon X and Pokemon Y means a new set of legendary pokemon to catch.
Their legendary status may tell you ahead of time that they’re tough to find, and even tougher to catch.
This guide will not only help you find these legendary pokemon, but it will help you catch them as well.
The Best of the Best
In Pokemon X and Y, you can find three new legendaries and two that are returning first generation legendaries.
There are two new legendaries that are available only in their respective versions of the game. Xerneas is only available in Pokemon X and Yveltal can only be found in Pokemon Y, so be prepared to trade if you want both. The last new legendary is Zygarde, who appears in both versions of the game.
The two returning first-generation legendaries are available in both versions of them. They are Mewtwo (yesss!), and one of the original legendary bird pokemon.
If you ended up with Pokemon X, then you will be able to find the X-shaped deer, Xerneas.
Xerneas is a Fairy-type and is weak to Poison and Steel-type attacks. Fighting, Bug, and Dark-type attacks are not very effective on Xerneas, doing only half damage. It is immune to Dragon-types.
Xerneas will appear as a part of the story in Team Flare’s lab. This is your only chance to catch Xerneas, so be prepared and be careful!
If you have Pokemon Y, you will see the y-shaped bird, Yveltal. It is Dark/ Flying-type and is immune to both Ground and Psychic-type attacks. Electric, Ice, Rock, and Fairy-type moves all do extra damage but it is resistant to Grass, Ghost, and Dark-type attacks.
Yveltal is located in the same spot that you would find Xerneas in Pokemon Y, Team Flare’s Lab. It will be the exact same scenario so the rules still apply, save first and try not to kill the beast!
Zygarde is Dragon and Ground-type and is called the “Order Pokemon”. It has a weakness to Dragon and Fairy-type moves, but is especially weak to Ice-type. Fire, Poison, and Rock-type moves aren’t very effective on Zygarde and Electric-type is ineffective altogether.
Zygarde can be found in Terminus Cave on Route 18 after you defeat the Elite Four.
The first-generation psychic legend has come back for the new games! Depending on which game you buy, you can get one of two different mega-evolutions of Mewtwo.
Pokemon X will give you Mega Mewtwo X, which rocks a boosted attack stat as psychic/fighting type. It also has the “steadfast” ability, which increases its speed whenever it flinches.
Pokemon Y, of course, gives you Mega Mewtwo Y, who has a big boost to an already excellent special attack stat. It has an ability called “insomniac”, which, as you can probably guess, keeps it from falling asleep.
Mewtwo is located in the Unknown Cave near the Pokemon Village. All you need to do is use surf to cross a small stream on the western side of the area and you will find the cave entrance. However, the entrance will be blocked until you beat the Elite Four so get your priorities straight!
Articuno, Moltres, and Zapdos,
One of these three legendary birds appears after you beat the Elite Four. The bird that appears depends on which starting pokemon you choose at the beginning of the game.
If you choose:
Fennekin – Zapdos appears
Froakie – Moltres appears
Chespin – Articuno appears
They appear on a few various routes randomly after you defeat the Elite Four. After you encounter them once you can use your pokedex map to locate them again.
Catch ‘Em All!
These Pokemon are on a whole new level, so don’t be surprised if catching them is a tough grind.
Pack a bunch of Ultra Balls and be ready to load up and try again a few times. Good luck!