Originally Posted by Tirod
As someone who doesn't necessarily follow Pokémon news, is there a reason they refer to legendary Pokémon as "mythical"?
Was legendary unofficial classification or was this a recent change?
Mythical refers to the pokemon who are only catchable through events. Legendary is for Pokemon who are special, but in game such as Mewtwo. Mythical was always used for event pokemon in Japan, but it's only recently been used for US