Raikou in HG. I know i recruited one in MD before that, tho.
Lugia from soulsilver! I was so stupid when i caught it. i weakened it THEN i used the master ball. i was a dumbass back then.
Mine was one of the three Legendary Birds in Pokemon Blue. It was way back in 2000 that I played through Red and Blue for the first time, so I cannot remember which one it was exactly. However, I have an inkling that it was Articuno considering that I would have most likely visited the Seafoam Islands before Victory Road or the Power Plant.
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It depends. :P I owned a Mewtwo my dad caught in Pokemon Red... not that I actually caught myself. The first Pokemon I actually caught was Giratina, from Platinum (which I wasn't the biggest fan of since it was in the time I just barely revived my love for Pokemon). I was just playing around with the Distortion World until I accidently rode the waterfall, and poof, Azelf was gone and I was facing the Pokemon that dragged me into the other games.
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Ho-Oh in Gold.
Claims: Lapras, Waterfall, Chlorophyll, Moon Ball and Old Sea Map
i caught rayquaza myself 5 years ago in emerald ...using masterball
If I may qualify my answer in terms of the first legendary I caught without a Master Ball... well, it would probably be one of the Legendary Birds in Kanto, but the one I remember most was Ho-Oh in G2 Gold (because I used my Master Ball on Raikou or Entei). Looking back, the change in the catch rate formula is where G2 made things much more difficult than G1 (because in G1 if you put something to sleep you could catch it in about ten balls period, where in G2 onwards it's just a 2x multiplier in your favor). Scyther for False Swipe, I may have had Noctowl for Hypnosis, but ... it took forever, especially since Ho-Oh posesses Recover.
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Zapdos in pokemon Yellow
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