Rayquaza (M07)

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レックウザ Rayquaza
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Rayquaza as seen in Destiny Deoxys
Debuts in Destiny Deoxys
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Current location Ozone Layer or Rocket Base
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Rayquaza Katsuyuki Konishi

Rayquaza (Japanese: レックウザ Rayquaza) is a major character who appeared in Destiny Deoxys.


When a meteorite that contained Deoxys entered the earth's atmosphere, Rayquaza sensed its presence and narrowly avoids the falling rock, angrily roaring at it. Deoxys emerged from the meteorite when it crash landed, but was suddenly attacked by Rayquaza, who believed that Deoxys was 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 emerged from the sea and destroyed Deoxys with a Hyper Beam attack at close range. Satisfied with its victory, the Legendary Pokémon returned to the ozone layer.

Rayquaza and Pikachu
Rayquaza attempting to break Deoxys's barrier

Four years later, Deoxys manages to regenerate, and it goes to search for its friend, a fellow Deoxys. Rayquaza sensed Deoxys's presence and goes to LaRousse City to battle it again. After LaRousse City has been evacuated because of the arrival of the Sky High Pokémon, Rayquaza manages to break through Deoxys's city-wide barrier after many failed attempts, and soon it and Deoxys had a second spectacular battle that destroys some of the city. This time Deoxys gained the upper-hand in the fight and was about to deliver the final blow upon Rayquaza, but was stopped by the arrival of its revived friend. As the two Deoxys reunite, Rayquaza recovers and attacks the two DNA Pokémon, triggering another fight which causes more trouble in the city when Rayquaza blindly fires a Hyper Beam attack within the main power station, causing the Block Bots to malfunction and flood the streets.

During the battle, Rayquaza becomes engulfed in the sea of malfunctioning Block Bots, and the two Deoxys came to protect it by trying to block the incoming onslaught. At that moment, Rayquaza realizes that the Deoxys aren't enemies and stops attacking, but the three were soon overwhelmed by the flood of Block Bots. When the Block Bots were shut down to prevent further destruction, Rayquaza emerges from the sea of bots and briefly flies with the two Deoxys, Ash, Tory, and Pikachu before returning to the ozone layer on peaceful terms.

Rayquaza had a cameo in the opening to the ninth Pokémon movie, where it was captured by Team Rocket. Its current status is unknown, possibly flying around in the earth's atmosphere or still in captivity. It also briefly reappeared in a montage in The Rise of Darkrai, which chronicled the preceding nine movies.

Personality and characteristics

Rayquaza is highly territorial and will relentlessly pursue those it feels has violated its space. However, when it was saved by the two Deoxys, it let go of its grudge against them and left them in peace.

Moves used

Rayquaza Ice Beam.png
Using Ice Beam
Move First Used In
Ice Beam Destiny Deoxys
Hyper Beam Destiny Deoxys
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Rayquaza in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Sky's Rayquaza Colorless       Movie Commemoration VS Pack: Sky-Splitting Deoxys   003/019

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