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Rayquaza (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Rayquaza (disambiguation).
Rayquaza
Sky High Pokémon
レックウザ
Rayquaza
#384
Rayquaza
Rayquaza
Mega Rayquaza
Mega Rayquaza

Rayquaza

Rayquaza

Rayquaza
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Dragon Flying
Unknown Unknown
Mega Rayquaza
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Air Lock
Rayquaza
Cacophony
Cacophony

Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability
Delta Stream
Mega Rayquaza

Mega Rayquaza Y
Gender ratio
Genderless
Catch rate
3 (0.4%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Undiscovered
Hatch time
30855 - 31109 steps
Height
23'00" 7.0 m
Rayquaza
35'05" 10.8 m
Mega Rayquaza
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme4}}}
Weight
455.2 lbs. 206.5 kg
Rayquaza
864.2 lbs. 392.0 kg
Mega Rayquaza
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{forme3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{forme4}}}
Mega Stone
Unknown {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#384
Kanto
#000
Johto
#200
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
#000
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-210
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
220
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
306
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
0
HP
2
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body02.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F384.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
0
External Links

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. It can Mega Evolve into Mega Rayquaza if it knows Dragon Ascent.

Rayquaza is the version mascot of Pokémon Emerald, appearing on the boxart of the game. It serves to end the conflict between Kyogre and Groudon when Team Magma's leader Maxie and Team Aqua's leader Archie awakened them.

Along with Kyogre and Groudon, Rayquaza is a part of the weather trio, serving as its trio master.

Biology

Rayquaza is a large, green, serpentine creature. It has red-tipped, rudder-like wings on its shoulders and down its body, and similarly patterned fins on the tip of its tail. Yellow ring-like symbols 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 hands, and two long, flat, horn-like structures on its head. It has small, yellow eyes with black pupils, prominent pink gums, and two discernible fangs in its upper jaw. It is able to soothe the other members of the weather trio. Rayquaza can live for hundreds of millions of years in the ozone layer, where it feeds on water and other particles. Rayquaza is rarely seen by people; even in flight, its appearance is indistinguishable from that of a meteor.

In the anime

Rayquaza in the anime
Mega Rayquaza in the anime

Major appearances

Rayquaza (M07)

Rayquaza first appears in Destiny Deoxys. It fights against Deoxys, believing it to be invading the Sky High Pokémon's territory when Deoxys was in fact looking for its friend, another Deoxys.

Other

In Malice In Wonderland!, a Rayquaza appeared under 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.

Rayquaza made its anime episode debut in outer space in Where No Togepi Has Gone Before!, where it used Hyper Beam on the rocket ship Ash and his friends and Team Rocket were on, presumably protecting its territory.

A Rayquaza appeared in SS028, where is was seen by Iris.

A Mega Rayquaza appeared in SS031, where Alain and Steven tried to battle it, but were quickly defeated by the Mega Legendary Pokémon.

Minor appearances

A Rayquaza had a cameo appearance at the beginning introduction of Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, where it ended up captured by Team Rocket operatives.

A Rayquaza had a cameo appearance at the beginning of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, The Rise of Darkrai and Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

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 Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire manga

A Rayquaza appears in Pokémon Task Force In Action!! where Red, Clefairy, Pikachu and Tyrogue as usual try to stop it from destroying the city.

In the TCG

Main article: Rayquaza (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Rayquaza in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Rayquaza appears in The Subspace Emissary mode as a boss. After Diddy Kong lands on the lake portion of the Smash World, Rayquaza lunges out of the water and snatches him, furious at being disrupted. Just as it is about to eat him Fox ejects out of his ship, which had already crashed and been destroyed by Rayquaza, and rescues Diddy Kong. Enraged, Rayquaza attacks Fox with Dragon Pulse, but Fox reflects its attack back at it, sending it reeling back into the water. Rayquaza soon launches back out and engages in battle against Fox and Diddy Kong.

Later, it is fought in the Great Maze level again and can be fought in the Boss Battles mode after the storyline is beaten. Its attacks in battle include ExtremeSpeed, Thunder, Dig, Iron Tail, and Fly.

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

  • 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 Darkness: Rayquaza is the guardian of the Sky Melodica.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
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 It lives in the ozone layer far above the clouds and cannot be seen from the ground.
White
Black 2 It lives in the ozone layer far above the clouds and cannot be seen from the ground.
White 2
Generation VI
X It lives in the ozone layer far above the clouds and cannot be seen from the ground.
Y It flies in the ozone layer, way up high in the sky. Until recently, no one had ever seen it.
Omega Ruby Rayquaza is said to have lived for hundreds of millions of years. Legends remain of how it put to rest the clash between Kyogre and Groudon.
Alpha Sapphire It flies forever through the ozone layer, consuming meteoroids for sustenance. The many meteoroids in its body provide the energy it needs to Mega Evolve.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Sky Pillar
Emerald
Sky Pillar
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Trade
Platinum
Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
Embedded Tower (requires Jade Orb)
Pal Park
Field
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer, Event
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer
Generation VI
X Y
Poké Transporter

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)
Pokémon Rumble Blast Tower: All (Random Legendary Encounter)
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Flower Zone
Pokémon Conquest Dragnor (special)

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
DP Nintendo of Korea Rayquaza Korean South Korea 50 May 31 to July 17, 2008
BW 15th Anniversary Rayquaza Japanese Japan 100 February 10 to 27, 2012
BW Nobunaga's Black Rayquaza Japanese Japan
Wi-Fi
70 March 17 to April 16, 2012

Pokémon Global Link promotions

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BW Global Link Rayquaza Korean PGL 50 August 25 to September 30, 2011

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Events* Dragon Scale Dragon Scale (100%) Life Orb Life Orb (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 VI, 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
Fairy
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
Fairy
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
Fairy
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
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
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 Ancient Power 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 Extreme Speed Normal Physical 08080 100100% 5
8080 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 09090% 5
9090 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100100% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Rayquaza obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
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 —}}—% 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 06060 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 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 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 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 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 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM37 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
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 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM50 Overheat Fire Special 130130 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 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM58 Sky Drop Flying Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 06060 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 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze 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 TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
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 TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Flying Sprite.png HM02 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09090 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
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Rayquaza in Generation VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
X Y OR AS Draco Meteor Dragon Special 130 90% 5 Cool 0   0  
  • A black or white 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

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
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack 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.
PCP384.png HP: ★★★★★ Move: Dragon Pulse
Attack: ★★★★★ Ability 1: Nomad
Defense: ★★★★ Ability 2:
Speed: ★★★★ Ability 3:
Does not evolve into or from anything
Range: 4 Perfect Links: Nobunaga

Evolution

384Rayquaza.png
Unevolved
Rayquaza
 Dragon  Flying 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 384.png Spr b 3r 384.png Spr 3e 384.gif Spr b 3r 384.png Spr 3r 384.png Spr b 3r 384.png
Spr 3r 384 s.png Spr b 3r 384 s.png Spr 3e 384 s.gif Spr b 3r 384 s.png Spr 3r 384 s.png Spr b 3r 384 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 384.png Spr b 4d 384.png Spr 4d 384.png Spr b 4d 384.png Spr 4d 384.png Spr b 4h 384.png
Spr 4d 384 s.png Spr b 4d 384 s.png Spr 4d 384 s.png Spr b 4d 384 s.png Spr 4d 384 s.png Spr b 4d 384 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 384.png Spr b 5b 384.png Spr 5b 384.png Spr b 5b 384.png
Spr 5b 384 s.png Spr b 5b 384 s.png Spr 5b 384 s.png Spr b 5b 384 s.png
Front Back Front Back
384MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Rayquaza images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

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 Asian dragon and lindworm. Alternatively, Rayquaza matches the description of the Aztec god Quetzalcoatl, who was depicted as a flying serpent, and created the boundary between the earth (including the oceans) and the sky. Its trait of being capable of inhabiting the skies, and living there while subsisting on nothing but dew and particles for centuries, also bears aspects of the legendary Chinese xian hermit sages and East Asian dragons.

Name origin

Rayquaza most likely refers to Raqiya, the Hebrew word for "firmament". It also may be a combination of ray and quasar. Alternatively, it may be a combination of 烈 retsu (violent or furious), 空 (sky), and 座 za (seat or location), which can be taken to mean "one that sits in the ferocious heavens".

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese レックウザ Rayquaza Possibly from ray and quasar. Alternatively, it may be a combination of 烈 retsu (violent or furious), 空 (sky), and 座 za (seat or location), which can be taken to mean "one that sits in the ferocious heavens".
France Flag.png French Rayquaza Same as Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Rayquaza Same as Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Rayquaza Same as Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Rayquaza Same as Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 레쿠쟈 Rekujya Transliteration of the Japanese name; from 裂空者/열공자 Yeolgongja.


Related articles

External links

Notes

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