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Introduced in Generation III
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The Meteorite (Japanese: いんせき Meteorite) is a Key Item introduced in Generation III.

In the core series games


Generation III

In Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, the player can return the Meteorite to Professor Cozmo in his house in Fallarbor Town in exchange for TM27 (Return).

In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, the player can give the Meteorite to Lostelle's father on Two Island in exchange for a Moon Stone after rescuing Lostelle at the Berry Forest.

Generation VI

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the Meteorite changes in appearance and description as the player progresses through the game's story.

  • It transforms from its default form to its second form when the player obtains the Devon Scope on Route 120.
  • It transforms from its second form to its third form after the player defeats Brendan/May in Lilycove City.
  • It transforms from its third form to its final form after the player defeats Zinnia in Granite Cave.

At the climax of the Delta Episode, the player feeds it to Rayquaza to give it the necessary energy to Mega Evolve. In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, no Rayquaza can Mega Evolve until the Rayquaza in the story has consumed the Meteorite (there is no similar requirement in Generation VII).


Bag Meteorite Sprite.png Default form

Games Description
RSE A meteorite found at Meteor Falls.
FRLG A meteorite that fell from space onto Mt. Moon long ago. It is very lumpy and hard.
A Meteorite originally found at Meteor Falls. You got it at Mt. Chimney.

Bag Meteorite 2 Sprite.png Second form

Games Description
A Meteorite that you got at Mt. Chimney. It gives off a faint glow.

Bag Meteorite 3 Sprite.png Third form

Games Description
A Meteorite that you got at Mt. Chimney. It continues to give off a faint glow and is slightly warm to the touch.

Bag Meteorite 4 Sprite.png Final form

Games Description
A Meteorite that you got at Mt. Chimney. Some sort of pattern has risen to the surface, and it's shining with seven colors of light.


Games Method
RSE Mt. Chimney (inside the machine next to MaxieRE/ArchieS battle)
FRLG One Island Pokémon Center (from Bill)
ORAS Mt. Chimney (from MaxieOR/ArchieAS after defeating him)

In spin-off games

Pokémon Shuffle

In Pokémon Shuffle, the Meteorite allows the player to Mega Evolve Rayquaza and Shiny Rayquaza.

The player can obtain the Meteorite by defeating Mega Rayquaza in Stage 300 at the end of Roseus Center. The Meteorite was also available as a prize during the Shiny Mega Rayquaza Competitive Stage that ran on both the 3DS and Mobile versions from February 21 to 28, 2017.

The Meteorite enables the following Mega Evolutions:

Pokémon Type Effect Gauge Max Mega Speedups
Rayquaza Mega Rayquaza Dragon Erases a Pokémon of a different type from Mega Rayquaza (max 10). 33 20
Rayquaza Shiny Mega Rayquaza Flying Erases Pokémon and disruptions around two spots you tap. 24 15

In the anime

The Meteorite in the anime

The Meteorite appeared in Fight for the Meteorite!. Professor Cozmo searched for it on Mt. Chimney and succeeded in finding it with the help of a scanner. As soon as he had found it, however, Team Magma arrived and attempted to steal it, but Team Aqua's arrival gave Professor Cozmo and Ash a chance to get away with the Meteorite. While hiding from Team Magma, Professor Cozmo explained to Ash that the Meteorite was a part of a large asteroid that had fallen from space. The Meteorite was soon stolen by a Golbat belonging to Team Magma, and was placed inside of a machine meant to make Mt. Chimney erupt. As there was so time to get the Meteorite out of the machine in time to prevent the eruption, Professor Cozmo instead chose to push the machine into the volcano, destroying both it and the Meteorite.

In the manga

The Meteorite in Pokémon Adventures
The Meteorite in Ash & Pikachu

In the Ash & Pikachu manga

The Meteorite appeared in Two Groups Attacking! Magma VS. Aqua, where it served the same role as in the anime.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

The Meteorite first appeared in Bubble Bubble Toil and Azumarill II, where it was excavated by Professor Cozmo at Meteor Falls. In the next round, Team Aqua had Cozmo place the Meteorite into a machine at Mt. Chimney to be used as the machine's power source. Sapphire fought hard against Team Aqua, but eventually, she failed to stop them from using the Meteorite's power to put Mt. Chimney into a dormant state.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 隕石 Wáhnsehk
Mandarin 隕石 / 陨石 Yǔnshí
Finland Flag.png Finnish Meteoriitti
France Flag.png French Météorite
Germany Flag.png German Meteorit
Italy Flag.png Italian Meteorite
South Korea Flag.png Korean 운석 Unseok
Spain Flag.png Spanish Meteorito
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Thiên thạch

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