Image a set of Pokemon extremely powerful, that they can challenge or even beat out legendary Pokemon. These Pokemon are very powerful they creating an elite class of Pokemon called the Pseudo Legendary Pokemon. Pokemon Go introduces them as some of the most coveted and rarest Pokemon in the game.
Each generation entails its own pseudo legendary (with Gen 3 as exception having two of them) and each single time, they completely dominate the game in several ways. What are the strongest and weakest features of Pseudo Legendary Pokemon? How to get them? These are questions that tend to pop up in the minds of any trainer having at least one pseudo legendary Pokemon in their team. Indeed, they are arguably the finest non-legendary Pokemon.
This post aims to give detailed coverage of all pseudo legendary Pokemon in the game.
As per Bulbapedia, Pseudo Legendary Pokemon is a fan term that’s commonly used to refer to any Pokemon with a three-stage evolution line, 1,25,000 experience at level 100, a BST (base stat total) of 600 (before Mega Evolving) and entails at one type immunity. Pseudo Legendary Pokemon are often more strong than other non-legendary Pokemon due to their high base stats. Some variations of the definition omit the demand to have 1, 25,000 experience at level 100.
They aren’t actually classified as “Legendary” because of their features:
- Can be found more than once.
- Have genders, unlike Legendaries.
- Generally found at or around the end of Pokédex when Mythicals and Legendaries aren’t included.
- Can be either a single or dual-typed; however, must have at least one immunity to a type either through its typing or ability.
Pseudo legendary Pokemon include Dragonite (Gen 1), Tyranitar (Gen 2), Salamence (Gen 3), Metagross (Gen 3), Garchomp (Gen 4), Hydreigon (Gen 5), Goodra (Gen 6), Kommo-o (Gen 7) and Dragapult (Gen 8).
You may have heard about semi pseudo legendary Pokemon. Well, semi pseudo is a term that’s used to illustrate a Pokemon that’s often mistaken for a pseudo legendary. However, they fail to meet the requirement to be a Pseudo Legendary. One of the most notable examples of this lie is that nearly all the semi-pseudo Pokemon have a base stat total that doesn’t equal 600. Thus, they cannot be called Pseudo Legendary by definition. Indeed, Pseudo Legendaries are usually rare or uncommon.
The Strongest & Weakest Pseudo Legendary Pokemon
It’s vital to note that each pseudo-legendaries have base 600 stats. On that front, they are all equal. However, there are still ones better than others. You have to take into account - mega evolutions, movesets, abilities, and much more.
So, below we have ranked every pseudo legendary Pokemon from worst to the best:
So, what are the tips to increase the chances of getting Pokemon Go pseudo legendary? Below are some handy tips that could help you increase the odds of capture:
1: Throw curveballs
Well, throwing curveballs can boost the capture rate. So, spin a Poke Ball before you throw it. Curve Balls when they hit the targeted Pokemon will make it difficult for them to escape the ball, thus boosting your capture rate.
- Once you are ready to get the Pokemon, select your Poke Ball and then drag it to the mid of the screen.
- While you drag the Poke Ball to the mid of the screen, you can begin spinning it by dragging your finger clockwise or counterclockwise on the screen.
- Once your Poke Ball is spinning, flick the finger for tossing it. If you are spinning counterclockwise, then throw it to the right side of your screen. Else, spin to the left.
2: Make Excellent Throws
Well, excellent throws offer you a better chance of getting your desired Pokemon. It would help you in preventing Pokemon from breaking free while they are already inside the Poke Ball.
Also, when capturing, you should wait for the capture circle to become smaller before you throw the Poke Ball. The smaller the capture circle and if the Poke Ball lands inside the capture circle, the higher the odds you’ll get an “Excellent” throw.
3: Take Advantage of Better Pokeballs
Indeed, the higher the level of Poke Ball you’re using, the easier it will be to get Pokemon. So, using an Ultra Ball means the highest level of Poke Ball you’re using and it will boost your odds of getting the Pokemon you would like to capture.
4: Capture Same Type
If you get many of the same or similar types of Pokemon, you will get medals in your Pokemon Go game. The greater the level of medal you get for a type, the greater catch bonus you will get.
That’s it. These are some tips that may find helpful in capturing in any Pokemon in Pokemon Go. Keep these tips in your mind while you’re on the quest to get your targeted Pokemon, be it pseudo legendaries or another Pokemon.
The Bottom Line:
That’s all on Pseudo Legendary Pokemon. In all, all we want to say that every single one of them comes with outstanding moveset and stats, they are a worthy addition to your team. Indeed, some of the pseudo legendaries such as Salamance and Tyranitar have mega evolutions. We hope that you find tips covered in this post to get these non-legendary Pokemon useful. However, if you have any doubts, then feel free to share with us in the below comment section.