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* Rayquaza is the only legendary Pokémon that can be caught at a higher level than the Elite Four's Pokémon before defeating the Elite Four. This only happens in {{game|Emerald}}.
 
* Rayquaza is the only legendary Pokémon that can be caught at a higher level than the Elite Four's Pokémon before defeating the Elite Four. This only happens in {{game|Emerald}}.
 
* Rayquaza can learn damaging attacks of fifteen of the seventeen types, tied with {{p|Togekiss}}, {{p|Octillery}}, and {{p|Lucario}} for the most, not counting {{m|Hidden Power}}, {{m|Natural Gift}}, {{p|Mew}}, {{p|Smeargle}} and {{p|Arceus}}. It cannot learn any damaging {{t|Psychic}}- or {{type2|Poison}} moves.
 
* Rayquaza can learn damaging attacks of fifteen of the seventeen types, tied with {{p|Togekiss}}, {{p|Octillery}}, and {{p|Lucario}} for the most, not counting {{m|Hidden Power}}, {{m|Natural Gift}}, {{p|Mew}}, {{p|Smeargle}} and {{p|Arceus}}. It cannot learn any damaging {{t|Psychic}}- or {{type2|Poison}} moves.
* It is said that Rayquaza will come if {{p|Groudon}} and {{p|Kyogre}} are battling, but it didn't appear in the episodes ''[[AG097|Gaining Groudon]]'' and ''[[AG098|The Scuffle of Legends]]''.
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* It is said that Rayquaza will come if {{p|Groudon}} and {{p|Kyogre}} are battling, but it didn't appear in the episodes ''[[AG097|Gaining Groudon]]'' and ''[[AG098|The Scuffle of Legends]]'', although it is slightly possible that there is actually only one Rayquaza, and that [[Team Rocket]] had it trapped during the two episodes.
 
* Out of the [[weather trio]], it is the only one with a secondary [[Elemental type|type]].
 
* Out of the [[weather trio]], it is the only one with a secondary [[Elemental type|type]].
 
* Rayquaza is the only Pokémon with a [[base stats|base stat total]] of 680 that does not share the specific stat numbers with another Pokémon: {{p|Mewtwo}}, {{p|Lugia}}, and {{p|Ho-Oh}} all have a 90-90-106-110-130-154 distribution in different orders, while the [[creation trio]] all have 90-100-100-120-120-150.
 
* Rayquaza is the only Pokémon with a [[base stats|base stat total]] of 680 that does not share the specific stat numbers with another Pokémon: {{p|Mewtwo}}, {{p|Lugia}}, and {{p|Ho-Oh}} all have a 90-90-106-110-130-154 distribution in different orders, while the [[creation trio]] all have 90-100-100-120-120-150.

Revision as of 20:53, 11 January 2011

Groudon #383: Groudon
Pokémon
#385: Jirachi Jirachi
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Rayquaza (disambiguation).
Rayquaza
レックウザ Rayquaza
#384
384Rayquaza.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Ruby and Sapphire
Type
Dragon Flying
Category
Sky High Pokémon
Ability
Air Lock
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Hoenn
#200
Regional Browser numbers
Height
23'00"
Imperial
7.0 m
Metric
Weight
455.2 lbs.
Imperial
206.5 kg
Metric
Dex color
Green
Catch rate
3 (0.4%)
Body style
Body02.png
Footprint
 F384.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Undiscovered group 121 cycles*
(30855 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
2
Def
0
Sp.Atk
1
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 220 Battle Exp.: 2201*

Rayquaza (Japanese: レックウザ Rayquaza) is a dual-type Dragon/Flying legendary Pokémon.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

In Pokémon Emerald, it served to end the conflict between Kyogre and Groudon when Team Magma's leader Maxie and Team Aqua's leader Archie awakened them.

Rayquaza is the version mascot of Pokémon Emerald, appearing on the boxart.

Rayquaza is the third of the Weather trio. It is also the Trio master of the weather trio.

Biology

Physiology

Rayquaza is a large, green, flying serpentine-like creature with red-tipped, rudder-like wings on its shoulders and down its body, and similarly-patterned fins on the tip of its tail. Yellow rings run across the length of Rayquaza's body and it has an additional yellow ring on top of its head. Rayquaza has two limbs with three-clawed carpals, and two long, flat, horn-like structures on its head, with two smaller horns below them. Rayquaza appears to have a prominent gumline, with only two discernible fangs on the tip of its upper snout, the other protrusions in its mouth apparently from pointed gums. It has small, yellow eyes with black pupils. Its eyes and markings resemble those of both Kyogre and Groudon.

Gender differences

Rayquaza is a genderless species.

Special abilities

It is notable for its ability to soothe the other members of the Weather trio, when angered. Rayquaza is capable of using various powerful elemental attacks that it shoots from its mouth. Rayquaza can negate the effects of the weather. Since Rayquaza is a Template:Type2 Pokémon, it can learn Draco Meteor.

Behavior

Rayquaza constantly flies around the globe in the ozone layer, stopping and descending only to land on the peak of the Sky Pillar to rest. It is extremely territorial and will attack any intruders of its home. Due to the fact that it can calm the other members of its trio, it can be seen to be considered a leader and calm.

Habitat

Rayquaza lives high in the ozone layer, but may rest on Sky Pillar, Sky Tower Summit, Sky Stairway, or in the Embedded Tower. Its favorite air component is ozone, and known to disharge the component when it hibernates. It also, on occasion, flies the world's skies when disturbed.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Rayquaza consumes water particles in the atmosphere.

In the anime

Major appearances

Rayquaza appears in Destiny Deoxys. This Pokémon, like most other featured legendary Pokémon, proved to be extremely powerful. It fights against Deoxys because it is seen as invading its territory. After a destructive battle over a glacier witnessed by Professor Lund, Yuko, and Lund's son Tory, and although it takes a few Psycho Boosts and is critically hit and falls into the freezing ocean, Rayquaza comes back and defeats Deoxys with a Hyper Beam attack. Four years later, Deoxys manages to regenerate, and it goes to find its friend, another Deoxys. Rayquaza senses its presence and goes to LaRousse City to battle Deoxys again. After LaRousse City has been evacuated, Rayquaza manages to break through Deoxys's city-wide barrier after many failed attempts. Then, Rayquaza and Deoxys have a second spectacular battle that destroys some of the city. After Deoxys finds its friend and helps fight off the malfunctioning security bots, Rayquaza realizes that Deoxys is not hostile and stops attacking. It (or possibly another of its species) also has a cameo in the opening to the ninth Pokémon movie and is captured by Team Rocket. Its current status is unknown, possibly flying around in the atmosphere (assuming it managed to escape from Team Rocket).

Minor appearances

In Malice In Wonderland!, a Rayquaza appeared in ownership of Cynthia, but as an illusion created by Mismagius. When Mismagius fuses with Rayquaza, it becomes the same color as the Mismagius, making it look like a shiny Rayquaza.

A real Rayquaza appeared in its anime episode debut in outer space in Where No Togepi Has Gone Before!, where it rammed into the rocket ship Ash and co. and Team Rocket were on, presumably protecting its territory.

In the manga

In Pokémon Adventures

To stop the battle between Kyogre and Groudon, Wally and Norman trained at the Sky Tower and woke up Rayquaza. Five years earlier, Ruby's victory over a Salamence was the reason Norman was banned from the Gym Leader test as the wounded Salamence rampaged in a lab, accidentally letting Rayquaza, who was in captivity at that time, free. Having been ordered to recapture Rayquaza in the five years he was prohibited from attaining a Gym Leader position, Norman attended the Mossdeep Space Center and scrutinized its tracks, finally discovering that it slumbered atop the Sky Pillar when it wasn't scouring beyond Earth's atmosphere. With Wally's help, he was able to awaken and take command of Rayquaza, using it to calm Groudon and Kyogre in conjunction with Ruby's Red and Blue Orbs. When Norman fell under the strain of controlling Rayquaza without a proper medium, it escaped once again, and has not been seen since.

In the TCG

Main article: Rayquaza (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Rayquaza appears in the Subspace Emissary mode as a boss. After Diddy Kong lands on a mysterious island, Rayquaza lunges out of the water and snatches him, furious from being distrupted. A ship suddenly crash-lands and smashes onto the beach, and out jumps Fox, who deflects Rayquaza's Dragon Pulse back at it. Rayquaza collapses into the water, but not for long until it launches back out, engaging in battle between Fox and Diddy. Later, it is fought in the Great Maze level again and can be fought in the Boss Battles after the storyline is beaten.

Trophy Information

A Sky High Pokémon. It normally resides high up in the ozone layer where it flies endlessly, so it is rarely seen. However, when Groudon and Kyogre began to fight, it appeared to calm them down. It has the ability Air Lock, which blocks all weather-condition effects. It has exceedingly strong abilities, and its attack power is especially remarkable.

Game data

NPC appearances

File:RayquazaSSBB.jpg
Rayquaza, as it appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl
  • Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire: Rayquaza is the focus of the third and final Bonus Field. It can only be challenged after capturing Groudon or Kyogre and will then join the circuit of bonus fields. Rayquaza will bounce along from left to right, allowing the ball to roll under it if it is up. It will sometimes use Thunder to paralyze the ball if it is not moving fast enough, though it does stay still while it is unleashing the attack. Rayquaza will also sometimes use ExtremeSpeed to create two tornadoes that cause the ball to fly up into the air for several seconds if contact is made. Rayquaza must be hit 15 times in three minutes to win. After beating the round twice, Rayquaza will be captured.
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rayquaza acts as the final boss, living on the Sky Tower. After it is defeated, Rayquaza helps save the world from a meteor. After the credits roll, the player can re-battle Rayquaza to recruit it.
  • Pokémon Ranger: Rayquaza can be captured in a bonus mission after the credits.
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness: Rayquaza is the guardian of the Sky Melodica.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby Rayquaza lived for hundreds of millions of years in the earth's ozone layer, never descending to the ground. This Pokémon appears to feed on water and particles in the atmosphere.
Sapphire Rayquaza is said to have lived for hundreds of millions of years in the earth's ozone layer, above the clouds. Its existence had been completely unknown because it lived so high in the sky.
Emerald A Pokémon that flies endlessly in the ozone layer. It is said it would descend to the ground if Kyogre and Groudon were to fight.
FireRed It has lived for hundreds of millions of years in the ozone layer. Its flying form looks like a meteor.
LeafGreen
Generation IV
Diamond It cannot be seen from ground level since it lives far up above the clouds in the ozone layer.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It flies in the ozone layer, way up high in the sky. Until recently, no one had ever seen it.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black くもより はるかうえの オゾンそうに せいそくしているため ちじょうから すがたを みることは できない。
White
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
One Sky Pillar
Emerald
One Sky Pillar
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Pal Park
Platinum
None Pal Park
HeartGold SoulSilver
One Embedded Tower (requires Jade Orb)
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Bonus Field
Pokémon Trozei! Random Agent Cards
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Sky Tower Summit (9F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Sky Stairway (Summit)
Pokémon Ranger Fiore Temple (during mission)
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Flower Zone

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events* Dragon Scale Dragon Scale (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 105
165 - 212 320 - 414
Attack: 150
139 - 222 274 - 438
Defense: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Sp.Atk: 150
139 - 222 274 - 438
Sp.Def: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Speed: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Total: 680   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/5 ★★★★
Power
4/5 ★★★★
Skill
3/3 ★★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
20/23 ★★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Twister Dragon Special 04040 100100% 20
055 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
1515 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
2020 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100100% 10
3030 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —% 10
3535 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 09595% 20
4545 AncientPower Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
5050 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100100% 10
6060 Dragon Dance Dragon Status 0000 —% 20
6565 Fly Flying Physical 09090 09595% 15
7575 ExtremeSpeed Normal Physical 08080 100100% 5
8080 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 09090% 5
9090 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 09090 100100% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Rayquaza obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Rayquaza
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Rayquaza
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Dragon Sprite.png TM02 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM08 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09595 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 SolarBeam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 120120 070}}70% 10
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 120120 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 05050 080}}80% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Canon Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echo Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM50 Overheat Fire Special 140140 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM53 Energy Ball Grass Special 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM58 Freefall Flying Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Devastate Fire Special 03030 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Steel Sprite.png TM74 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Smooth Over Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Dragon Sprite.png TM82 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Flying Sprite.png HM02 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM05 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM06 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Rayquaza
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Rayquaza
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Rayquaza in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Rayquaza in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Rayquaza
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Rayquaza
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Draco Meteor Dragon Special 140 90% 5
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Rayquaza can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Rayquaza cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Rayquaza
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Rayquaza
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By events

Generation IV
Other generations:
III - V
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   S. Contest   Appeal 
Nintendo of Korea EventLv.70 Outrage Dragon Physical 120 100% 15 Cool 2 ♥♥
  • A superscript level indicates that Rayquaza can learn this move normally in Generation IV at that level
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Rayquaza
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Rayquaza
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see event moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS384.png PinRS384.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani384.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP384.png Body size: 4
Recruit rate: -10%
Friend Area: Stratos Lookout
Phrases
51%-100% HP Like a star blazing in the sky, I shall help you!
26%-50% HP How is this possible? My health is reduced to a mere half?
1%-25% HP I've had enough... The ozone layer calls for my return...
Level up I've leveled up! The vast power of the skies fills me!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I've leveled up! The vast power of the skies fills me!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP384.png Body size: 4
Recruit rate: -10%
IQ group: D
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Dragon  Poké Assist: Flying PA.png
( Flying )
Field move: None
Loops: 13 Min. exp.: 600 Max. exp.: -
Browser entry  
Rayquaza rampages while spitting energy. It is said to be impossible to capture.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW384.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Rayquaza is a Zone Keeper. He protects the Granite Zone and the Flower Zone. He's also the Attraction Chief of Rayquaza's Balloon Panic. He values promises.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Rayquaza
Does not evolve
Rayquaza
 Dragon  Flying 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 384.png Spr 3e 384.png Spr 3r 384.png Spr b 3r 384.png
Spr 3r 384 s.png Spr 3e 384 s.png Spr 3r 384 s.png Spr b 3r 384 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 384.png Spr 4d 384.png Spr 4d 384.png Spr b 4d 384.png
Spr 4d 384 s.png Spr 4d 384 s.png Spr 4d 384 s.png Spr b 4d 384 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 384.png Spr 5b 384.png Spr b 5b 384.png
Spr 5b 384 s.png Spr 5b 384 s.png Spr b 5b 384 s.png
Rayquaza For other sprites and images, please see Rayquaza images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • In Pokémon Emerald, Rayquaza appears to use Hyper Voice to calm down Groudon and Kyogre at Sootopolis. Rayquaza couldn't learn it in any Generation III game, but this was rectified in HeartGold and SoulSilver versions.
  • Rayquaza has the highest Attack and Special Attack of all Flying-type Pokémon.
  • Rayquaza is the tallest legendary Pokémon.
  • Rayquaza is the only legendary Pokémon that can be caught at a higher level than the Elite Four's Pokémon before defeating the Elite Four. This only happens in Pokémon Emerald.
  • Rayquaza can learn damaging attacks of fifteen of the seventeen types, tied with Togekiss, Octillery, and Lucario for the most, not counting Hidden Power, Natural Gift, Mew, Smeargle and Arceus. It cannot learn any damaging Psychic- or Template:Type2 moves.
  • It is said that Rayquaza will come if Groudon and Kyogre are battling, but it didn't appear in the episodes Gaining Groudon and The Scuffle of Legends, although it is slightly possible that there is actually only one Rayquaza, and that Team Rocket had it trapped during the two episodes.
  • Out of the weather trio, it is the only one with a secondary type.
  • Rayquaza is the only Pokémon with a base stat total of 680 that does not share the specific stat numbers with another Pokémon: Mewtwo, Lugia, and Ho-Oh all have a 90-90-106-110-130-154 distribution in different orders, while the creation trio all have 90-100-100-120-120-150.
  • Rayquaza is the only Pokémon with a base stat total of 680 that does not have a signature move.
  • Rayquaza is misspelled as "Rayquayza" in Pokémon Team Turbo in every possible instance.
  • Rayquaza has a few traits shared with Landlos:
    • They are apparent masters of their own trio.
    • They have a higher base stat total than the other members of their respective trios.
    • They are both Flying-type legendary Pokémon.
    • In HeartGold and SoulSilver, Rayquaza will only appear if both Groudon and Kyogre caught in Embedded Tower are in the same HeartGold or SoulSilver game. Likewise, Landlos will only appear if both Tornelos and Voltolos are in the same Black or White game.
    • They both share a double weakness to Ice.

Origin

Rayquaza is most likely based on the Hebrew legends of Ziz, the unconquerable primal master of the sky. Its counterparts were Behemoth and Leviathan. Rayquaza's appearance also draws inspiration from other creatures of myth such as the Japanese dragon and lindworm.

Name origin

Rayquaza's name is likely a combination of ray and quasar. Although Rayquaza's Romanized name suggests its Japanese name is meant to be the same as its English name, it could be a combination of 烈 retsu, violent or furious, 空 , sky, and 座 za, meaning seat or location. 烈空座 as a whole could be read to mean "one that sits in the ferocious heavens".

In other languages

  • German: Rayquaza
  • French: Rayquaza
  • Korean: 레쿠쟈 Rekuza
  • Chinese (Taiwan): 烈空坐 Liè Kōng Zuò - From its Japanese name. 坐 (sit) can also be taken from 座 Zuò (seat/base/constellation)

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Johto: RaikouEnteiSuicuneLugiaHo-OhCelebi
Hoenn: RegirockRegiceRegisteelLatiasLatios
KyogreGroudonRayquazaJirachiDeoxys
Sinnoh: UxieMespritAzelfDialgaPalkiaHeatranRegigigas
GiratinaCresseliaPhione*ManaphyDarkraiShayminArceus
Unova: VictiniCobalionTerrakionVirizionTornadusThundurus
ReshiramZekromLandorusKyuremKeldeoMeloettaGenesect
Kalos: XerneasYveltalZygardeDiancieHoopaVolcanion
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