All About Rayquaza Pokémon

Last Modified Jun 9, 2021 07:18 GMT

Rayquaza is a Dragon/Flying-type Legendary Pokémon that debuted in Generation III. Along with Kyogre and Groudon, it is a member of the Weather Trio. Rayquaza is the Pokémon Emerald game's mascot, as shown on the game's box art. When Team Magma's commander Maxie and Team Aqua's leader Archie woke Kyogre and Groudon, it served to end the fight. Moreover, it also plays a significant part in the Delta Episode of Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, and it is essential to be captured there to combat Deoxys.


Rayquaza Pokemon


About Rayquaza


First appearance in animePokémon: Destiny Deoxys
First appearance in a gameRuby and Sapphire
Region Hoenn
Evolution 🡪 Mega Rayquaza after learning Dragon Ascent.
Pokedex Entry384


Base stats


HP105
ATTACK150
DEFENCE90
SP. ATTACK150
SP. DEFENCE90
SPEED95
TOTAL680

Appearance of Rayquaza


Rayquaza is a huge, serpentine Pokémon with a green body. It has wings with red tips on its shoulders and down its body, as well as fins with a similar pattern on the tip of its tail. Rayquaza has two limbs and three-clawed hands, as well as two large, flat horn-like structures on its head and two shorter horns along its jawline. It has two noticeable fangs in its upper jaw and small yellow eyes with black pupils. Its body is covered with yellow ring-like symbols, with an additional yellow ring on top of its head.


Behavior of Rayquaza


Rayquaza appears to be a territorial and violent Pokémon, as seen by its attack on a Deoxys. Rayquaza's body includes the Mikado organ, an organ with the same power as a Mega Stone. The Mikado organ charges with enough energy to enable Rayquaza's Mega Evolution when Rayquaza eats meteoroids on its way into the stratosphere. Rayquaza can soothe other members of the super-ancient Pokémon. It is seldom seen by humans, as its appearance, even in flight, is indistinguishable from that of a meteor. Rayquaza is a Pokémon that preys on Minor in the Alola area and has some of the most powerful attack power of any Pokémon. Last but not the least, Rayquaza is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Dragon Ascent.


Strengths and Weaknesses


Lucario is a dragon and flying type Pokémon. Due to possessing dual-types, it is stronger against a greater number of Pokemon as well, while simultaneously being weaker against many as well. It is the strongest against Ground-type such that it takes no damage from them. Next in line is the Grass-type Pokemon as it takes only a quarter of the normal damage from them. In contrast, it takes half the damage from Fire, Water, Fighting, and Bug types. On the other hand, it's weak against Dragon, Fairy, and Rock types such that it takes double the normal damage from each of these Pokemon. Lastly, Ice Pokemon possess the ability to deal the most damage to Rayquaza with a chance of up to 4 times the normal damage being inflicted by them.


Mega Rayquaza


Rayquaza's body and head become longer as it evolves into Mega Rayquaza. Its pupils and irises become yellow, and black, shaped marks trail behind its eyes. Moreover, Rayquaza’s red lips and teeth turn to gold, and the gold lines on its lower horns join together to form a wide, triangular shape. Long, golden tendrils grow from the lower horns' outer edges to a green, fin-like structure. These tendrils also feature ring patterns similar to the yellow marks on Rayquaza's regular form.


Mega Rayquaza's has two upper horns, which have become longer with a gold line running across them, and each upper horn has a tendril that ends in a circular design with a spike. Mega Rayquaza has golden, glowing orbs instead of ring patterns on its pre-evolved form. Its chin, neck, and some parts of its serpentine body turn black and the fins that run along its body have streaks of golden lines, while the fins on its tail turn completely golden and grow longer. It is worth noting that Mega Rayquaza has the highest base Attack and Special Attack stats and the highest base stat total of all Dragon-type and Flying-type Pokémon.

Mega Rayquaza


Shiny Mega Rayquaza


Pokémon The Movie - Hoopa and the Clash of Ages feature Primal Groudon, Kyogre, a Shiny Mega Rayquaza, and Hoopa making it the first Pokémon movie to officially feature a Shiny Mega Legendary Pokémon, which is Mega Rayquaza. In the movie, Hoopa calls in Lugia, Latios, Latias, and Shiny Mega Rayquaza to help Ash and Pikachu as Prison Bottle breaks due to the overwhelming power and Dialga, Palkia, Kyurem, Primal Groudon, Primal Kyogre and Giratina start being summoned to destroy the city.


Shiny Mega Rayquaza


Primal Rayquaza


Rayquaza has said to go Mega instead of Primal, because Primal means being in an anger-driven state, only to be guided by instinct, while Mega Evolutions completely retain their state of mind like Rayquaza has demonstrated on several occasions.


Best Moveset


Air Slash allows Rayquaza to attacks with a blade of air that can even slice the sky. An added effect of this move is the ability to make the target flinch, a status condition preventing a Pokemon to attack for a turn. Dragon Pulse is a damage-dealing Dragon-type move introduced in Generation IV in which a target is attacked with a shock wave generated by the user's gaping mouth.


Best Moveset of Rayquaza


Hurricane allows Rayquaza to attack by wrapping its opponent in a fierce wind that flies up into the sky, with a small chance of applying the confusion status effect. Outrage is a damage-dealing Dragon-type move introduced in Generation II where Rayquaza rampages and attacks for two to three turns. It deals a whopping 120 damage; however, the user will have the confusion effect applied upon using the move.


Air SlashDragon Pulse
HurricaneOutrage


How to catch Rayquaza in Pokémon Go?


To catch Rayquaza, you will need to defeat it since it is a Legendary Pokemon and will only appear in five-star raids. Although Legendary Pokemon are part of encounters when players complete special research, most of the time, raids are the only way to obtain one. Refer to this guide for catching Rayquaza.


Video Guide



Trivia


  1. Rayquaza is the only member of the Weather Trio to have a Mega Evolution instead of a Primal Reversion.
  2. It is also the only Pokémon capable of Mega Evolution without a Mega Stone. Instead, it is caused by knowing its signature move, Dragon Ascent. Mega
  3. Rayquaza is the tallest Flying-type Pokémon.
  4. Rayquaza is one of the few Legendary Pokémon to Mega Evolve.
  5. In the Pokémon of the Year poll held by The Pokémon Company in 2020, Rayquaza was voted as the most popular Legendary Pokémon, as well as being the only Legendary to make the top ten results.


FAQs


Q. What animal is Rayquaza based on?


It is based on Quetzalcoatl since Rayquaza has an elongated, green serpentine body with yellow oval patterns.


Q. Why does Rayquaza hate Deoxys?


As stated in the Delta Episode bonus in the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Pokémon games, Rayquaza's aggression towards Deoxys stems from the concept that Rayquaza is tasked with the natural responsibility of protecting Earth from meteorites and other dangers.


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