Legendaries in Delicos
In this setting, Legendary Pokemon are rare and powerful creatures, far harder to find and catch than other pokemon but quite rewarding for those who manage it. Kyogre, lugia, and other similar pokemon were long ago hunted to near extinction thanks to their great power and are nearly impossible to find these days, but there is nevertheless the occasional sighting of a legendary. The most commonly sighted legendary pokemon are phione, which are often spotted in Delicos Bay during two-week periods in the Autumn and Spring. There are also common rumors of a kyogre that shelters in the deepest sections of the bay, and the occasional uncorroborated sighting of shaymin in the Sourfield area.
Many of these creatures, when encountered, do seem to be more intelligent than the average pokemon and to have some motivation beyond the simple survival of their species, but whether they can think beyond their instincts or communicate with humans is hotly debated among pokemon researchers. Some few people worship legendaries; scientists argue that there’s no proof of any divinity there, but believers say that there’s no way to prove divinity in the first place and isn’t that the point?