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Rayquaza (Pokémon)

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Base Exp.: 0 Battle Exp.: 1*
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[[Category:{{{type1}}}-type Pokémon|{{{ndex}}}]] 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.

Biology

Physiology

Rayquaza is a large, green, flying snake-like creature with rudder-like wings. 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. 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. It is also unable to be affected by weather conditions. Since Rayquaza is a "true" 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 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 or on Sky Tower Summit. It also on occassion, flies the world's skies when disturved.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Rayquaza consumes water particles in the atmosphere.

In the anime

Rayquaza in the anime

Rayquaza appears in Destiny Deoxys. This Pokémon, like most other featured legendary Pokémon, proved to be extremely powerful, and it was possibly one of the most powerful Pokémon ever featured in the history of the anime. 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, a fellow 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 good 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).

In Malice in Wonderland, a Rayquaza appeared as an illusion created by Mismagius. When Mismagius fuses with Rayquaza, it becomes the same color as the Mismagius.

Rayquaza appeared in outer space in DP142.

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 Leaders test as the wounded Salamence accidentally let Rayquaza, who was in captivity at that time, free.

In the TCG

Main article: Rayquaza (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Rayquaza appears in the Subspace Emissary mode of Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a boss. After Diddy Kong lands into 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 Hyper Beam 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 final boss, living on the Sky Tower. 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 2: 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 It has lived for hundreds of millions of years in the ozone layer. Its flying form looks like a meteor.
Generation IV
Diamond It cannot be seen from ground level since it lives far up above the clouds in the ozone layer.
Pearl It cannot be seen from ground level since it lives far up above the clouds in the ozone layer.
Platinum It cannot be seen from ground level since it lives far up above the clouds in the ozone layer.
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
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 Hidden Tower (requires Green 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)

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.


Pokéthlon 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

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By leveling up

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By events

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Side game data

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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

  • Rayquaza has the highest Attack stat of all Template:Type2 Pokémon.
  • Rayquaza is the tallest legendary Pokémon.
  • Rayquaza is the only legendary Pokémon to learn an HM move by level-up in the same generation that it's an HM.
  • Rayquaza is the only legendary Pokémon that can be captured at a higher level than the Elite Four's Pokémon before becoming the champion. This only happens in Pokémon Emerald.
  • Not counting Hidden Power and Natural Gift, Rayquaza can learn damaging attacks of fifteen of the seventeen types, tying with Togekiss and Lucario for the most, not counting Mew, Smeargle or Arceus.
  • 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.
  • In some depictions, the inside of Rayquaza's mouth has a bluish hue. The official Ken Sugimori artwork shows the inside of Rayquaza's mouth with a red hue.
  • Rayquaza is the only trio master that is actually a member of its own trio.
  • Out of the weather trio, it is the only one of the trio with a secondary type.
  • Rayquaza, along with Kyogre, Groudon and Suicune, are the only legendary Pokémon who are the version mascot of a main game, but lack a signature move.
  • Though Rayquaza can be fought by a Pokémon character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl's Subspace Emissary, it is not fought by any Pokémon characters when it first appears.
  • Rayquaza is currently the only Pokémon with its base stat total 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 dragon trio all have 90-100-100-120-120-150.

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 a Chinese dragon.

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, from universe.

In other languages

Related articles

Notes

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

External links

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