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Like Zapdos moltres and artucono are the legendary birds.


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The group is based on the French novel The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, père. Cobalion represents Athos, the oldest and de facto leader of the group. Terrakion represents Porthos, the strongest, heaviest, and largest member of the group. Virizion represents Aramis, the most feminine, vain, and romantic member of the group. Keldeo represents d'Artagnan, the youngest by far and the latest addition to the group.

Cobalion and Cobalon are a combination of cobalt—both the metal and the color—and lion.

Terrakion's name may derive from terracotta, a clay-based material, as well as its respective color. It may also come from terra, latin for earth.

Virizion's name may derive from viridian, a bluish-green color. It might also derive from "viridarium", a Latin term for a garden.

Keldeo's name is probably derived from kelda, which means "spring" in Old Norse, or kelpie, a water horse from Celtic folklore and the word rodeo, a sport involving skills with horses, cows and other livestock.

-From Bulbapedia

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I believe they are referred to as the "Musketeer Trio" since they are based on the Three Musketeers (with Keldeo being the fourth one introduced later).

This is the one I've heard the most. It's about as close as it gets, but these names aren't official of course.
just beat me to it! :(
By a whole 12 minutes...
I was searching a while for the information so I didn't get to see his answer until I finished. I was late to submit it, I guess.
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In the coming film Pokemon movie 15 they are known as The Sacred Swordsmen.

Pokemon Movie 15: Keldeo And The Sacred Swordsmen
the release date of the video in europe?