Catching the Legendaries

Pokemon White Walkthrough and Guide

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Catching the Legendaries

My Legendary Hunting Party

Here are the Pokemon I generally use to catch the Legendaries throughout Pokemon White. Check out the following pages for how to catch the Legendaries in Pokemon White and more videos.

#1 Watchog - Grab a Patrat right away in Route 1 and level him up to Watchog.
Mean Look - Learns at lvl 36. This move keep Pokemon from fleeing battles. A LOT of the Legendaries only give you 1 attack or move before fleeing. This move keep them in one spot.
Strength - Needed to move boulders and other items to get to places they hide.
Cut - Needed to cut down trees to get to new locations.
Flash - Used to illuminate caves.

#2 Cobalion - Actually a Legendary himself he should be the first one you get. He is used because he can learn 2 very important moves.
False Swipe - TM54 ALWAYS leaves 1 Hp left so you can be confident that the Pokemon will not feint. Can be gotten for free from Juniper in your home town when you PokeDex has a seen number of 25 or higher.
Thunder Wave -TM73 can be bought from Nimbasa City PokeCenter for 10,000. This move always causes paralysis if it hits and status conditions make it easier for Pokemon to be caught.

#3 Ducklett -The only pokemon on Driftveil Bridge so its an easy catch. This is a move mule for us to get around.
Fly - to get from Town to Town quickly.
Surf - To move across the water.
Dive - To get places.

#4 Basculin - Can be gotten in Driftveil City in a trade for a Minccino which are quick easy to find in the area.
Waterfall - A needed move. Too bad we can't double it up with one of our other mains.

And then of course 40 Ultra Balls since these Legendaries have the most insanely low catch rates. Also get a good number of Dusk Balls as a lot of these will be in Caves and they do work better.


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What is the faster way to get thundorus

Added 27th Nov 2014, ID #477144

my kyurem is lv 79

Added 8th Nov 2014, ID #469141

Where to get Terrakion is you go to the victory road go to acave on the right (if you passed the game) you go to your rivial then you go to your left use the move strength to move a boulder go to a cave on the left the place is called trials chamber. But you have to have combalion to do this.sorry that I didn't tell you where Vizirion I don't know where it is still on the hunt

Added 26th Sep 2014, ID #451931

Its on the west side of pinwheel forest

Added 28th May 2015, ID #562388

So far on White I've gotten Zekrom, Thundurus, Cobalion, Terrakion, Virizion, and Kyurem. Thundurus was the hardest though since I had to chase him around for, probably a week before I finally caught up to him and caught him.

Added 11th Sep 2013, ID #309214

how do you catch reshiram in pokemon white?

Added 23rd Apr 2013, ID #276823

How do you catch Combolion easily

Added 1st Apr 2013, ID #269364

[quote][/quote] how do you get victini with event?

Added 20th Mar 2013, ID #265637


Added 28th Feb 2013, ID #259493

how do you get LUXARAY I need himmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Added 14th Dec 2012, ID #221323

Where do you find keldeo?

Added 10th Dec 2012, ID #218564

I NEED EVVEE A.S.A.P.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Added 16th Nov 2012, ID #209137

how do you catch an eevee pokemon white

Added 26th Oct 2012, ID #201457

volcarona is a legendary if u follow d pokemon series they tellu he is a guardian of a mountain so he is a legendary

Added 15th Sep 2012, ID #186219


dark night blade pokemon
Added 31st Jul 2012, ID #170466

Where are the legendaries?

Added 18th Jun 2012, ID #153915

that is what i am saying

Added 20th Jun 2015, ID #573131

[size=12][/size] PLEASE TELL ME HOW TO GET GENESECT I MUST HAVE HIM[b][/b] [color=red][/color]

Added 7th Jun 2012, ID #149781

how do you get keldo, gensect, and moletta

Added 2nd May 2012, ID #138877

how do u get a raquaza person 12345678 I MUST KNOW!!!!!!!

Added 26th Mar 2012, ID #126529

Got 2 Volcaronas :P
If you've beaten the "main game" you can find it in Relic castle, and get a Larvesta egg on route 18, and evolve it.

Added 7th Mar 2012, ID #121170

To get zoroark you either use an action replay code OR if you got one of the legendary dogs (suicune, entei, raikou) from the event not to long ago for ss or hg, then transfer it to the white game and then there is some route (i dont remember which one) that you walk down and some old lady attacks you but it ends up being zoroark.

Added 20th Feb 2012, ID #116892

i got lv 100 arceus

Added 24th Jan 2012, ID #109025

how do i find zoroark

Added 22nd Jan 2012, ID #108300

hey cool

Added 15th Jan 2012, ID #106198

How do I get celibie?

Added 28th Dec 2011, ID #99609

i have most legenderies volcrona cobalion terrikion virizon kyurem thunderus zekrom i forgot the rest

Added 20th Dec 2011, ID #96761

only way to get them is poemon modifir or find the event codes for them

max 3000
Added 18th Dec 2011, ID #95930

i dont have thundurus and how do you get keldeo gensect melloetta

Added 15th Dec 2011, ID #95258

I got 2 kyerems

Added 24th Nov 2011, ID #89849

How do you get Darkrai?

Added 14th Sep 2011, ID #74493

how do you get keldo

Added 7th Sep 2011, ID #73238

or you could use a cheat code, or you can trade for one

Added 3rd Sep 2011, ID #72306

To get arcues you have to get on the pokemon dreamworld and find it

Added 3rd Sep 2011, ID #72151

an action replay is a cheat code thing that you put into the nintendo and get extra cool things. they sell them at target and gamestop for like 20 dollars

Added 28th Aug 2011, ID #70913

[size=12][/size] Whats an action replay and how do yo get them

Added 19th Aug 2011, ID #68412

I have shiny pokemon without using action replay i have entei and the two others but their names r i chinese

Added 29th Jul 2011, ID #62385

lol u cant get married on the game at all

Added 17th Jul 2011, ID #58782

P.S I don't know & hope I won't and my freind said HE WILL IN REAL LIFE!

Added 8th Jul 2011, ID #56011

[quote][/quote] How do you find Arceus?

Added 6th Jul 2011, ID #55177

person12345678,how do you learn the move strength?

Added 28th Jun 2011, ID #53070

the orbs dont get you the legendary pokemon. the orbs only boost there powers its like if a dusknoir was with a reaper cloth the dark moves are given a boost

Added 23rd Jun 2011, ID #51674

How do you get giratina, diagla and palkia on version white. Because the shadow triad gave me there orbs?

Added 20th Jun 2011, ID #50675

shiny? its impossible without an action replay sorry. but if you do have one go to game junkies (i think thats the name) and it will make all pokemon shiny

Added 8th Jun 2011, ID #47898

there are many rare pokemon like reshiram zekrom keldeo kyurem virizion terrakion gensect moletta(i think thats the name) volcarona landorus thundorus and tornadus ive caught all of them so if you need to know anything ask

Added 30th May 2011, ID #45978

i have all legendarys that can be caught

Added 21st May 2011, ID #44166

i have virizion and terrakion.

Added 3rd May 2011, ID #41279

Remember, you have to catch Cobalion before you can get them, so thats why they wouldn't be in there.

Added 2nd May 2011, ID #41113

what about them?

Added 30th Apr 2011, ID #40681