I am aware that there are three 6th generation pokemon, but apparently you are able to get the legendary bird trio (Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres) and Mewtwo (for mega evolutions).

How do you get these pokemon in Pokemon X/Y?

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Okay so after gathering some more information, the three birds aren't like normal roaming legendaries (eg Latios/Latias in Gen 3).

Firstly, as @RavenDreamer mentioned, you must defeat the Elite Four. Then you can get MewTwo (which is a normal battle) in the Unknown Dungeon at the Pokemon Village.

Then, you must hunt down a legendary bird. It depends on your starter:

  • If you chose Chespin, the legendary will be Articuno
  • If you chose Fennekin, the legendary will be Zapdos
  • If you chose Froakie, the legendary will be Moltres

The method of finding a roaming legendary is the same as other generations.

HOWEVER, after finding the legendary, it will immediately flee (you don't get even get a turn).

You must find the legendary 8-12 more times, after which it will reside in the Sea Spirit's Den, where you can legitimately (i.e it won't flee) fight.


After you beat the elite four, you can access mewtwo at the bottom of the unknown cave in pokemon village.

Likewise after you beat the elite four, one of the three legendary birds (the one weak to your starter) will stay roaming the Kalos region. You will have to chase it down, like other wandering legendaries.

It is unknown cave in pokemom village for mewtwo.

  • Ugh, I hate wandering legendaries. They're impossible to catch in a single throw and always flee after a round. Just finding them is already a pain, having to do so multiple times to weaken then catch them even more so...
    – Nolonar
    Oct 14, 2013 at 9:57
  • @Nolonar: I've read on serebii.net that roaming legendaries are different this time around. You encounter them in the wild and they run immediately, before you can even throw a pokéball. They'll then start showing up in the pokédex and after a few encounters, they'll move to a cave in the Sea spirit's Den where you fight them for real.
    – 3Doubloons
    Oct 14, 2013 at 23:41
  • Sorry raven, looks like this isn't just a "normal" roaming legendary. I've unaccepted your answer, but I'll keep my upvote on it :D. Thanks anyways :)
    – TerryA
    Oct 16, 2013 at 7:53

You have to encounter it multiple times, and then, it will move into sea spirit's den, which is off route 12, and you can battle the legendary bird of your choice.

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