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In Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger, there is a common occurrence with the appearance of a legend, a shadow of their past Ranger form will appear over them momentarily. Though this normally happened with Red Warriors at first, it can happen with other Rangers, the first time this happens is in Ep. 20: The Lost Forest when it happened to Hyuuga, even though Marika Reimon (DekaYellow) and Doggie Kruger (DekaMaster) appeared in Ep. 5: Judgement Pirates.
- In Ep. 14: Now More Road Safety, unlike the other veteran rangers, when the Red Racer image appears in front of him, as expected as a Carranger, Kyousuke breaks the fourth wall and slaps the Red Racer image aside, getting Don's and Ahim's attention.
- The Legend Shift happens in reverse in Ep. 28: Wings are Eternal, where a shadow of Gai Yuki's human form appeared over his Ranger form.
- Even a Legend's weapon gets a Legend Shift. In the episode Ep. 32: One Power, the shadow of the Ohranger's Olé Bazooka appeared over the incomplete Gokai Galleon Buster.
- During Ryo of the Heavenly Fire Star's (RyuuRanger) appearance, right before the battle started, he did his RyuuRanger pose and the last part of his team's roll call. During the battle, it was revealed that he has learned some of the martial arts skills and abilities of two of his former Dairanger teammates: Daigo of the Heavenly Phantom Star (ShishiRanger) and Shoji of the Heavenly Gravity Star (TenmaRanger). As he battled Gormin with Gai, Gai Ikari notes his appearance alongside these two Dairanger Legend Shifts.
- Ryo is the only Ranger Legend to have multiple Legend Shifts.
- During Sosuke Esumi's Legend Shift, he does his Ranger roll-call pose as his Ranger form appears over him.
- The Legend Shift concept is parodied in Ep. 43: To the Legendary Hero, where Don gets one while proclaiming that he's a legendary hero, though he made the entire story up.
- In Ep. 45: The Confused Ninja, there is a never-before-seen Legend Shift of Bouken Red in a flashback.
- The only legends that haven't had a Legend Shift are the Hurricanegers & Goseigers (the Legend Shift could be considered redundant as they transformed), AbareKiller (he simply goes back and forth between his suit mode), DekaYellow & DekaMaster, AkaRed (considering he's quite literally in the suit), and all the legends who only appeared in episode 51.
- The two times when a group of legends contact the Gokaigers via the Ranger Keys vary between using Legend Shifts or not. The first time, in Gokaiger Goseiger Super Sentai 199 Hero Great Battle, a group of legends (Akarenger, Big One, DenziBlue, GoggleBlack, DynaPink, Red One, Red Turbo, RyuuRanger, DekaPink, Bouken Red, Go-On Yellow, Shinken Green and Shinken Gold) contact the Gokaigers and Goseigers. Rather than using Legend Shifts, there are instead many shining Ranger Keys in the background, through which the legends appear, with their Ranger form appearing behind them. The second time, in Ep. 49: The Greatest Treasure in the Universe, where representatives of five teams contact the Gokaigers, the Gokaigers hold those teams' Ranger Keys and Legend Shifts do occur.
- A variant occurs in Final Ep.: Farewell Space Pirates, where the 34 Super Sentai are superimposed above the Gokaigers.