Pokémon has consistently been one of my favorite gaming franchises. The games generally tend to have solid sales, also, I love the creative designs and thoughts put into the Pokémon. Legendary Pokémon, rare creatures that are harder to obtain, have unique designs that sometimes focus on a certain theme. Not only do these legendary Pokémon focus on certain themes, they generally have unique and creative designs. Finally, these legendary Pokémon may fall under a certain trio group. So, what are my five favorite legendary trio groups?
Lake Guardians (Uxie, Mesprit, Azelf)
One of my favorite trios are the lake guardians. They played a significant role in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum’s story. They each look similar in a few ways, nonetheless, I adore the cute pixie-like design that the lake trio shares. Mesprit, Azelf, and Uxie are all Psychic-types and don’t have a competitive use except in lower tiers. Out of the three my favorite has to be Mesprit. I can understand why one may disagree with my opinion due to how similar these trio Pokémon look; nonetheless, I personally find a personal charm to make me like the lake guardians.
Tao trio (Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem)
I personally think that out of the three Kyurem is the least interesting. However, I love the fusions between Kyurem, Reshiram, and Zekrom. Implementing the DNA splicers into the plot of Black 2 and White 2 was a cool concept at the time. Reshiram and Zekrom I think are a little underrated. They each feel unique and memorable. Reshiram is a dragon and fire type, and Zekrom is an electric dragon type. The fire red from the blaze and white body are nice colors that mesh perfectly together. The same can be said about the electric blue and black body in Zekrom. Just like generation five, Reshiram and Zekrom are severly underrated.
Weather trio (Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza)
I love the weather trio. Generation three is one of the most popular generations of Pokémon and some of the mons introduced in generation three are some of the best. Groudon is a ground type that symbolizes the importance of the land. Groudon also reminds of a funky T-Rex which makes it very easy to remember his simplistic and cool design. Kyogre is a water type that symbolizes that importance of the sea. Kyogre is just a giant orca. Rayquaza is easily my favorite out of the three. His typing is flying and dragon and Rayquaza is a very popular dragon that has a sexy green design that I greatly appreciate. Each Pokémon also has a mega evolution that makes these broken Pokémon even more broken (because why not).
Legendary beasts (Raikou, Entei, Suicune)
Raikou, Entei, and Suicune have a cool dog vibe that I can get into. Suicune is one of my all-time favorite Pokémon. The designs for the legendary beasts are simple yet somehow appealing. Raikou is an electric type that has a nice color scheme of yellow, black and purple with a cool lightning bolt tail. Entei is a fire type that has a cool lion appearance that makes him seem extremely powerful. Like a lion, Entei has tons of brown and has some fur that reminds me of a lion’s mane. Suicune is a water Pokémon that represents the north winds. I love purple and love how the purple on Suicune nicely meshes with his blue appearance. The white strands also look nice to go with that north wind flow.
Creation Trio (Dialga, Palkia, Giratina)
Dialga, the master of time, has a silver/grey, dark blue, and light blue that create a very nice dark appearance. The spikes in silver/grey stand out and make Dialga feel extremely unique. Palkia, the master of space, is grey, light pink, and a darker pink. The lighter colors with cool wings and tail make him seem like a giant and dragon combined. Giratina, the master of the distortion world, looks like a true dragon of darkness and shadows. The dark red, black, grey and yellow create an eerie dark-colored appearance that matches Giratina’s personality. His origin form makes him seem even more out of this world and distorted.
So, what are your favorite legendary Pokémon? What’s your favorite legendary trio? Make sure to follow Culture of Gaming on Facebook and Twitter.