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I know they can be called "box-art legendaries" or sometimes "game legendaries", but is there a more official name for them? If you're confused, I'm talking about Pokemon such as Groudon, Dialga, Lunala, Reshiram, etc.

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I don’t think there’s any official name used by GF (or if there is, they only use it internally), but “mascot legendary” is what I always called them.
ok, thanks
What about calling them Special Pokémon? Or you could just call them Box Legends.
Bulbapedia calls them game mascosts
I call them box-legendary's. And I hear the term "game mascots/mascots" heard pretty much.
'Game mascots' can be inclusive of Pokemon like Venusaur, Charizard and Pikachu though.

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Box-art legendarys are called Special Pokémon when battling online, same with mythicals. Most people call them Game mascots, but I found no information of The Pokémon Company using it as a name for Legendaries in any way. You could just call them Special Pokémon.

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Doesn't the term "special Pokemon" include Pokemon that aren't on box arts, like Mewtwo, Zygarde, and Cosmog?
Yes, but technically, Zygarde and Mewtwo are box-art legends since Mewtwo has 680 base stats like most box-art legends and Zygarde has Complete forme with 708 base stats, how does this link them to the box art? Well every legendary on the game boxes have 680 base stats Mewtwo has 680 base stats Zygarde has over 680 (708), do you see the link? All box art legendaries have every high base stats, as for Cosmog and Cosmoem they weren't on the box, but their final evolution were, so that counts, doesn't it?
Zygarde has 600 base stats.
@The Poipole, I am well aware of that, I am talking about Complete forme.
@T-claper, you you can't have the complete forme outside of battle.
@The Poipole, I know. You know what, this is just my opinion, and you don't need to make a big deal out of it. You can comment but I'm done here.