Legendary pokemon are arguably the most useful pokemon in Pixelmon. In order to catch these rare pokemon, it is essential to know where each one spawns, as they all have specific spawn zones.
Legendary pokemon spawn very rarely, and in their own specific biomes. Some Pokemon do not naturally spawn. The three birds (Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres) must be spawned by filling an orb and then the orb must be used at a shrine. The Mewtwo is spawned by inserting a Mew into a cloning machine. Here is a list of the biomes in which the legendaries spawn as of 3.0.0:
- Articuno: Frozen Shrine found in Extreme Winter Hills Biomes.
- Zapdos: Static Shrine found in Savanna Plateau, Savanna M, and Savanna Plateau M biomes.
- Moltres: Fiery Shrine found in Mesa Plateau biomes
- Mew: Jungle Trees.
- Mewtwo: Cloning Machine.
- Rayquaza: Sunflower Plains.
- Groudon Deserts and Plains.
- Kyogre Ocean.
- Entei Extreme Hills/Extreme Hills M
- Raikou Savanna/Plains
- Suicune Beach/Ice Plains Spikes/Cold Beach
- Celebi Flower Forest
- Lugia Ocean
- Ho-oh Mesa (Bryce)
- When a Legendary Spawns, a Notification will come up in chat stating the biome that a Legendary spawns in.
An awesome feature of Pixelmon is that, unlike the actual Pokemon game, legendaries spawn more than once, so you can finally have that all-Mewtwo team you've always wanted.
Also, you can spawn in legendaries with the /pokespawn command.
As legendaries are increasingly hard to catch by order of rarity, it is recommended that you use Master Balls or Park Balls, as they never fail to catch these powerful Pokemon and any other. If you have no Master Balls on you, then it is recommended that you fight the legendary Pokemon in order to weaken them, and then use several Ultra Balls to try to capture them. It is not recommended that you use any type of Pokeball other than Master Balls, Ultra Balls and if it's night Dusk Balls to catch legendary Pokemon. But, be warned that legendaries do fight back, so be careful when taking the Ultra Ball path, but you can always go for night time catching so you are able to fully utilize both the Ultra Ball and Dusk Ball. For catching a Mew, you may want to use this strategy.
Throw Nest Balls at a Mew while outside of battle. But then you will have to stand on it, recommended that you create a small room so it may not fly while you desperately try to stand on it. You will catch it within 1-10 Nest Balls .
I have a different approach that will save some balls and time fighting bosses than the one above. The following tatic works perfectly on legionaries and starters.
First 5 rounds: Try using some fast balls to get the advantage of high catch rate at the start!
Round 6-24: I would suggest weakening to red or if you are afraid you will kill it, yellow then using ultra balls. Though if you have a lv 100 I would suggest about 5-10 level balls.
Round 25: At this point it is stubborn, if you have a masterball right now is probably the time if you don't have a mball or don't want to use one then continue the same tatic from round 6+.