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20th Jun '17 7:41:03 AM PDL
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** It should be noted that recent games (starting with ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire'') have started implying that each individual playthrough is considered an AlternateUniverse in canon - there may be only one Mewtwo in ''your'' universe, but there's nothing stopping you from trading for a second one from the next universe over.

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** It should be noted that recent games (starting with ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire'') Sapphire'', but hinted at in earlier games) have started implying that each individual playthrough is considered an AlternateUniverse in canon - there may be only one Mewtwo in ''your'' universe, but there's nothing stopping you from trading for a second one from the next universe over.
12th May '17 4:08:34 AM Cryoclaste
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* Played many ways in different {{Metroid}} games. Some bosses, such as Sheegoth and the Metroids are mature metamorphoses of a mook species, others like the Ing gain unique forms by consuming technology, some creatures like Thardus are not even classifiable as biological organisms, and then there's Ridley who, despite [[spoiler: being revealed to have a metamorphic growth cycle]] in Other M, has only one known body at a time. His consciousness seems to persist between incarnations as a facet of the same psychic power that lets him control the Space Pirates.

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* Played many ways in different {{Metroid}} ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' games. Some bosses, such as Sheegoth and the Metroids are mature metamorphoses of a mook species, others like the Ing gain unique forms by consuming technology, some creatures like Thardus are not even classifiable as biological organisms, and then there's Ridley who, despite [[spoiler: being revealed to have a metamorphic growth cycle]] in Other M, has only one known body at a time. His consciousness seems to persist between incarnations as a facet of the same psychic power that lets him control the Space Pirates.
9th May '17 3:36:47 PM DragonRanger
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** There are also a few definite aversions: [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Latias]] is stated not to be one-of-a-kind in its ''Emerald'' Pokédex entry (and its SpearCounterpart Latios would logically be the same), [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Deoxys]] and [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Diancie]] come from rare but repeatable mutations, [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Manaphy]] are known to both hatch from eggs and produce more eggs (though their offspring in captivity are Phione and not more Manaphy), and [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Keldeo]] is known to have had parents though it's implied they're now dead, so who knows if Keldeo is the last of its kind or not. It's also ambiguous if the musketeer trio that trained it are unique individuals or all members of the same "species".
** While distinct from legendary Pokémon, the Ultra Beasts are another aversion, since multiple specimens of each one are seen/encountered at various points (the one exception being UB-05 Glutton[[spoiler:/Guzzlord]], of which only one is ever seen). Of course, they have no real "legend" and are simply [[spoiler:Pokémon which hail from a completely different dimension]]. This also includes [[spoiler:Solgaleo and Lunala, and their pre-evolutions Cosmog and Cosmoem (which are thought to be Ultra Beasts, if not officially categorised as such). You can even get a Cosmog courtesy of the two mascots directly creating another]]. The jury's still out on [[spoiler:Necrozma (who may or may not be a member of the Ultra Beasts)]], however.
** Though, through trading with other games (which are treated as alternate timelines in-universe), you can get every legendary Pokémon (even Mewtwo or Genesect) as often as you want, and there are [[PaletteSwap shiny colorations]] for every species, which means there can exist two color variations for every single species.
** A great number of Legendary Pokémon can be caught in ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire''. Most of them appear to come through portals which look like [[OurGeniesAreDifferent Hoopa's Rings]]. It is implied that these Legendary Pokémon are being pulled from {{Alternate Universe}}s.
** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' implies there's more than one Mewtwo even InUniverse, since one NPC exclaims that he received one from Wonder Trade (though since [[ConsoleCameo they're using a 3DS]], this may simply be a meta-reference).
** A number of legendaries can be caught in other regions even when it makes little sense for them to be there (such as the Regis in ''Platinum'' and ''[=B2/W2=]''), implying more than one exists. However, the [[WatsonianVsDoylist Doylist]] reason for this may be that these encounters are purely for the player's benefit (i.e. you can get a legendary without needing to transfer it from an older game) and aren't meant to be taken as a strict canon sign that more than one exists.

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** There are also a few definite aversions: [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Latias]] is stated not to be one-of-a-kind in its ''Emerald'' Pokédex entry (and its SpearCounterpart Latios would logically be the same), [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Deoxys]] and [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Diancie]] come from rare but repeatable mutations, [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Manaphy]] are known to both hatch from eggs and produce more eggs (though their offspring in captivity are Phione and not more Manaphy), and [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite Keldeo]] is known to have had parents though it's implied they're now dead, so who knows if Keldeo is (but may be the last of its kind or not. It's also ambiguous if LastOfItsKind now), and [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon the musketeer trio that trained it are unique individuals or all members of the same "species".
Cosmog line]] can breed once fully evolved into Solgaleo and Lunala]].
** While distinct from legendary Pokémon, the Ultra Beasts are another aversion, since multiple specimens of each one are seen/encountered at various points (the one exception being UB-05 Glutton[[spoiler:/Guzzlord]], of which only one is ever seen).points. Of course, they have no real "legend" and are simply [[spoiler:Pokémon which hail from a completely different dimension]]. This also includes [[spoiler:Solgaleo and Lunala, and their pre-evolutions Cosmog and Cosmoem (which are thought to be Ultra Beasts, if not officially categorised as such). You can even get a Cosmog courtesy of the two mascots directly creating another]]. The jury's still out on [[spoiler:Necrozma (who may or may not be a member of the Ultra Beasts)]], however.
** Though, through trading with other It should be noted that recent games (which are treated as alternate timelines in-universe), you can get every legendary Pokémon (even Mewtwo or Genesect) as often as you want, and there are [[PaletteSwap shiny colorations]] for every species, which means there can exist two color variations for every single species.
** A great number of Legendary Pokémon can be caught in
(starting with ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire''. Most of them appear to come through portals which look like [[OurGeniesAreDifferent Hoopa's Rings]]. It is implied Sapphire'') have started implying that these Legendary Pokémon are being pulled from {{Alternate Universe}}s.
** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' implies
each individual playthrough is considered an AlternateUniverse in canon - there may be only one Mewtwo in ''your'' universe, but there's more than one Mewtwo even InUniverse, since one NPC exclaims that he received nothing stopping you from trading for a second one from Wonder Trade (though since [[ConsoleCameo they're using a 3DS]], this may simply be a meta-reference).
** A number of legendaries can be caught in other regions even when it makes little sense for them to be there (such as
the Regis in ''Platinum'' and ''[=B2/W2=]''), implying more than one exists. However, the [[WatsonianVsDoylist Doylist]] reason for this may be that these encounters are purely for the player's benefit (i.e. you can get a legendary without needing to transfer it from an older game) and aren't meant to be taken as a strict canon sign that more than one exists.next universe over.
27th Mar '17 5:49:13 PM dsneybuf
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* Audrey Jr. from ''Film/TheLittleShopOfHorrors'' is the only one of his kind in existence as he was a crossbreed between a butterwort and a Venus flytrap. In [[Film/LittleShopOfHorrors the remake]], he’s an alien so there are probably more of them in space but the only other one we see is in Seymour’s flower bed after the original Audrey II is killed.
** The play and the original ending have them breeding and taking over America.

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* Audrey Jr. from ''Film/TheLittleShopOfHorrors'' is the only one of his kind in existence as he was a crossbreed between a butterwort and a Venus flytrap. In [[Film/LittleShopOfHorrors the remake]], musical]], he’s an alien so there are probably more of them in space but the only other one we see is in Seymour’s flower bed after the original Audrey II is killed.
** The play and the original ending musical's Director Cut have them breeding and taking over America.
11th Feb '17 6:51:10 PM Karxrida
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* ''Videogame/FireEmblemAwakening'' has Nah, the [[HalfHumanHybrid half-human]], half-[[OurDragonsAreDifferent Manakete]] daughter of Nowi, who, according to the Manakete princess Tiki in their [[RelationshipValues support conversations]], is the first and (presumably) only non-full-blooded Manakete in the history of Ylisse (and [[Videogame/FireEmblemArchanea Archanea]], as the continent was once known).

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* ''Videogame/FireEmblemAwakening'' has Nah, the [[HalfHumanHybrid half-human]], half-[[OurDragonsAreDifferent Manakete]] daughter of Nowi, who, according to the Manakete princess Tiki in their [[RelationshipValues support conversations]], is the first and (presumably) only non-full-blooded Manakete in the history of Ylisse (and [[Videogame/FireEmblemArchanea Archanea]], Archanea, as the continent was once known).
10th Feb '17 7:09:02 PM ILikeRobots
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* ''Videogame/FireEmblemAwakening'' has Nah, the [[HalfHumanHybrid half-human]], half-[[OurDragonsAreDifferent Manakete]] daughter of Nowi, who, according to the Manakete princess Tiki in their [[RelationshipValues support conversations]], is the first and (presumably) only non-full-blooded Manakete in the history of Ylisse (and [[Videogame/FireEmblemArchanea Archanea]], as the continent was once known).
2nd Jan '17 8:49:26 PM PDL
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** A great number of Legendary Pokémon can be caught in ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire''. Most of them appear to come through portals which look like [[OurGeniesAreDifferent Hoopa's Rings]]. It is implied that these Legendary Pokémon are being pulled from {{Alternate Universe}}s.
22nd Dec '16 8:01:37 AM Bosco13
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* There’s a ComicBook/GreenLantern called [[http://greenlantern.wikia.com/wiki/Adam_(Space_Sector_1055) Adam]]who is the only member of his species. He dies whenever he gives birth but his Power Ring lets him keep memories from previous generations.

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* There’s a ComicBook/GreenLantern called [[http://greenlantern.wikia.com/wiki/Adam_(Space_Sector_1055) Adam]]who Adam]], who is the only member of his species. He dies whenever he gives birth but his Power Ring lets him keep memories from previous generations.
22nd Dec '16 8:01:11 AM Bosco13
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* There’s a ComicBook/GreenLantern called [[http://greenlantern.wikia.com/wiki/Adam_(Space_Sector_1055) Adam]] who is the only member of his species. He dies whenever he gives birth but his Power Ring lets him keep memories from previous generations.

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* There’s a ComicBook/GreenLantern called [[http://greenlantern.wikia.com/wiki/Adam_(Space_Sector_1055) Adam]] who Adam]]who is the only member of his species. He dies whenever he gives birth but his Power Ring lets him keep memories from previous generations.
22nd Dec '16 8:00:33 AM Bosco13
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* There’s a [[ComicBook/GreenLantern]] called [[http://greenlantern.wikia.com/wiki/Adam_(Space_Sector_1055) Adam]] who is the only member of his species. He dies whenever he gives birth but his Power Ring lets him keep memories from previous generations.

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* There’s a [[ComicBook/GreenLantern]] ComicBook/GreenLantern called [[http://greenlantern.wikia.com/wiki/Adam_(Space_Sector_1055) Adam]] who is the only member of his species. He dies whenever he gives birth but his Power Ring lets him keep memories from previous generations.
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