Articuno in Red
Groudon back in ruby, good times.
Regirock in Ruby. I was eight, and I know it sounds impossible, but I knew how to read braille at the time and was lucky enough to have all the necessary tools. I also caught it in just six Ultra Balls, fooling me into thinking that legendaries are only slightly harder to catch than regular Pokemon.
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I have claimed: Staraptor (01/12/13), Shiny Stone (02/12/13), and Limber (02/12/13).
Mine was~ Moltres in Blue. :D
And then ChronoMew (jk)
zapdos was my first. i was about five years old when i caught it. i was fortunate that i could read the guide book well; otherwise i would have skipped over it entirely. after spending about twenty minutes in the power plant, i was accosted by the electric bird. blastoise, naturally, didn't do that well against zapdos, and the rest of my team fell rather easily to it, save a lucky burn that i got on it with my ninetales. after twenty or thirty balls and... twenty or thirty 'you missed the pokemon' messages, i finally caught it. i think i named it something generic like 'zappy'; that notwithstanding, it was truly the crowning achievement of five-year-old me's existence!
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I believe it was Articuno. Can't remember which version.
Kyogre in Pokemon Sapphire was my first. Mostly because in Gold my PC box had filled up and I had no idea how to actually change it, so I was sadly separated from Ho Oh.
Of course, first time I caught a legendary without merely resorting to a master ball was in Ruby, with Rayquaza. Sort of. I went to go to the bathroom and I handed it off to my brother with the instruction of "keep chucking balls at it." When I had returned, he had caught Rayquaza in a net ball. Darndest thing.
Mine was Zapdos and I caught it in a mere Pokeball
Moltres in Red or Blue
Either Mewtew or one of the Legendary Birds in Blue, cant remember first legendary I personally caught
Articuno in Pokemon Blue. I was a young child and didn't know there were more legendaries, so I ended up using my Master Ball on it.