I looked and couldn't find a post about this anywhere else.
Basically, the percentage of Pokemon which are deemed legendary goes up and up with each generation.
In Generation 1, 5 out of 151 were deemed legendary, meaning 3.3% of all Pokemon were legendary.
In Generation 2, 11 out of 251 Pokemon were deemed legendary, meaning, 4.4% of all Pokemon were legendary, growth of 1.1% (But that's nothing right?)
In Generation 3, 21 out of 386 Pokemon were deemed legendary, meaning, 5.4% of all Pokemon were legendary another 1% of growth in the legends proportionally.
In Generation 4, and I don't include Phione, 34 out of 493 Pokemon were deemed legendary, meaning, they were now at 6.9% the biggest jump ever.
In Generation 5, 47 out of 649 Pokemon are deemed legendary, meaning legendary Pokemon now represent 7.2%, the smallest growth so far.
But although the growth rates individually may seem small, we now have a jump from 3.3% to 7.2% of the total Pokemon being legendary. I'm not arguing for a stop in the creation of Legendaries, but just to lower the proportion so either create a larger number of normal Pokemon, or ease up on how many legendary's get made.
To isolate individual generations to make the point clearer, of the 107 Pokemon Gen 4 introduced, 13 were legendary, that's 12.1% of all Pokemon in that gen are legendary.
Are legendaries becoming a little too common?