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Not to be confused with Meteonite.
Bag Meteorite Sprite.png
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation III
Generation III Bag Key Items HGSS pocket icon.png Key items
Generation VI Bag Key Items HGSS pocket icon.png Key items (ORAS)
Generation VII Bag Key Items HGSS pocket icon.png Key items

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 at the Joyful Game Corner 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 after 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 Pokémon Network Center (from Bill after arriving for the first time)
ORAS Mt. Chimney (from MaxieOR/ArchieAS after defeating him)

In the 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, the final stage 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 and July 11 to 18, 2017.

The Meteorite enables the following Mega Evolutions:

Stone Pokémon Type Effect Gauge Max Mega Speedups
Meteorite Rayquaza Rayquaza Mega Rayquaza Dragon Erases one kind of Pokémon of a different type from Mega Rayquaza (max 10). 33 20
Meteorite Rayquaza Rayquaza Mega Rayquaza Flying Erases Pokémon and disruptions around two spots you tap.
Erases five tiles in a + shape surrounding each spot. Does not activate if the foe is defeated. Only gives 3 seconds to tap. Can erase fewer than 2.
24 15

Pokémon GO

A Meteorite in Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, the Meteorite is an item that is used to teach Rayquaza the Charged Attack Dragon Ascent. This is required for Rayquaza to undergo Mega Evolution.

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
GO Special Research Catch Rayquaza from a Mega Raid (random drop)

In the anime

Main series

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 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 placed inside of a machine meant to make Mt. Chimney erupt. As there was no 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.

Pokémon Evolutions

The Meteorite in Pokémon Evolutions

The Meteorite appeared in The Wish, under the ownership of May. When Zinnia failed to Mega Evolve Rayquaza, May allowed the Legendary Pokémon to devour the Meteorite, restoring its ability to Mega Evolve.

In the manga

The Meteorite in Ash & Pikachu

Ash & Pikachu

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

The Meteorite in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

In this manga, the Meteorite is known as the Grand Meteor (Japanese: グランメテオ Grand Meteor). It is a stone from space that has the ability to stop natural energy. It was originally discovered by Professor Cozmo at Meteor Falls.

Ruby & Sapphire arc

In Bubble Bubble Toil and Azumarill II, Team Aqua tricked Professor Cozmo into letting them use the Grand Meteor to stop the volcanic activity of Mt. Chimney, which would allow Hoenn's sea level to rise, aiding in their schemes. Though Sapphire fought to stop them, she was unable to prevent the machine powered by the Grand Meteor from making Mt. Chimney dormant. After Team Aqua escaped, Sapphire tried pursuing them, but was only able to find a broken-off Grand Meteor fragment.

In The Beginning of the End with Kyogre & Groudon XIV, Ruby and Sapphire had Mumu and Chic fire their attacks at the Grand Meteor fragment, creating a blast of energy that removed the Red and Blue Orbs from Maxie and Archie's bodies.

FireRed & LeafGreen arc

In It's Starting to Make Sense Now, Sird revealed that the Grand Meteor was the source where the two Deoxys controlled by Team Rocket originated from. They were born when the Grand Meteor was exposed to a laser from a space shuttle launched by the Mossdeep Space Center, mutating a space virus into two separate Pokémon.

Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arc

In PS616, Professor Cozmo discovered that the meteoroid threatening to destroy the world was actually the Grand Meteor, which had somehow returned to space and increased in mass. Not wanting to make things confusing by calling them the same name, Nonkichi suggested naming the meteoroid Grand Meteor Delta.

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
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Meteorito
Spain Flag.png Spanish Meteorito
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Thiên thạch

See also

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