Rayquaza (Pokémon)

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Rayquaza
Sky High Pokémon
レックウザ
Rayquaza
#384
Rayquaza
Rayquaza
Mega Rayquaza
Mega Rayquaza



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Type
Dragon Flying
Unknown Unknown
Mega Rayquaza
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Air Lock
Rayquaza
Cacophony
Mega Rayquaza
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Delta Stream
Mega Rayquaza
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Gender unknown
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
No Eggs Discovered
Hatch time
30840 - 31096 steps
Egg not obtainable
Height
23'00" 7.0 m
Rayquaza
35'05" 10.8 m
Mega Rayquaza
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
455.3 lbs. 206.5 kg
Rayquaza
864.2 lbs. 392.0 kg
Mega Rayquaza
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
None [[|]]
Base experience yield
220
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
306
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
Rayquaza
0
HP
2
Atk
0
Def
1
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Mega Rayquaza
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
Shape
Body02.png
Footprint
F384.png None.png
Mega Rayquaza
Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
0
External Links

Rayquaza (Japanese: レックウザ Rayquaza) is a dual-type Dragon/Flying Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

While it is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon, Rayquaza can Mega Evolve into Mega Rayquaza if it knows Dragon Ascent, but only if it is not holding a Z-Crystal. In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the Rayquaza featured in the Delta Episode must be caught (which requires it to eat the Meteorite) before the player can Mega Evolve any Rayquaza.

Rayquaza is the game 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 one of the super-ancient Pokémon, serving as the group's trio master. In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, it plays an important role during the Delta Episode and is required to be caught there to fight Deoxys.

Biology

Rayquaza is a large, green, serpentine Pokémon that also resembles a missile. 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, with two shorter horns along its jawline. It has small, yellow eyes with black pupils, prominent pink gums, and two discernible fangs in its upper jaw.

As Mega Rayquaza, its body becomes longer and gains more features. Its head becomes longer with the Δ symbol appearing on its forehead. Rayquaza's eyes now contain yellow pupils and red irises, and black, shichishito-shaped markings trail behind its eyes. Its red lips and teeth become gold, and the gold lines connect to those on its lower horns, which take on a broad, triangular shape. At the outer edges of its lower horns are long, golden, glowing tendrils that each extend to a green, fin-like structure; these tendrils have ring patterns that strongly resemble the yellow markings running along the length of Rayquaza's normal form. While in flight, these tendrils give Mega Rayquaza a Δ-shaped profile. Its two upper horns become longer with a gold line running over them in a V shape, and each upper horn has another glowing tendril that ends in a circular shape with a spike. Along the length of its body are golden, glowing orbs placed where its ring patterns used to be. The chin, part of the neck, and parts of its serpentine body are changed to the color black. The fins running along its body are now marked with gold lines; the fins on its tail become entirely yellow and substantially longer. Particles stream from the long tendrils that extend from its jutting jaw; these particles can control the density and humidity of the air, allowing Mega Rayquaza to manipulate the weather. Its green hide sparkles with an emerald-like quality.[1]

Inside Rayquaza's body lies an organ that contains the same power as a Mega Stone. A Devon Corporation scientist named this organ the mikado organ (Japanese: ミカド器官). By consuming meteoroids as it flies through the stratosphere, the mikado organ will be filled with enough energy to enable Rayquaza's Mega Evolution.

It is able to soothe the other members of the super-ancient Pokémon, even in their Primal Forms. Rayquaza is said to have lived 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. Rayquaza preys on the Minior in the Alola region. Rayquaza possesses some of the strongest attack power out of any Pokémon.

Rayquaza is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Dragon Ascent.

In the anime

Main series

Rayquaza in the anime
Shiny Rayquaza in the anime
Mega Rayquaza in the anime
Shiny Mega Rayquaza in the anime

Major appearances

Rayquaza (M07)

Rayquaza debuted in Destiny Deoxys. It fought Deoxys, believing it was invading the Sky High Pokémon's territory when Deoxys was in fact looking for its friend, another Deoxys.

Rayquaza (Pokémon the Series: XY)

In Mega Evolution Special II, a Rayquaza showed up and Mega Evolved. Alain and Steven tried to battle it, but they were quickly defeated by the Sky High Pokémon. In Mega Evolution Special III, it tried to stop the destructive battle between Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre as both were trying to obtain the Giant Rock, and eventually succeeded.

Other

In Malice In Wonderland!, Cynthia appeared to own a Rayquaza, but it was only an illusion created by Mismagius. Whenever Mismagius fuses with Rayquaza, it becomes the same color as the Mismagius, making it look like a Shiny Rayquaza.

Rayquaza made its physical main series debut in Where No Togepi Has Gone Before!. It used Hyper Beam on the rocket ship Ash, his friends, and Team Rocket were on, presumably in order to protect its territory from them.

In BWS02, Iris saw a Rayquaza and decided to follow it and see where it would go next.

In Hoopa and the Clash of Ages, a Shiny Rayquaza capable of Mega Evolving was summoned alongside Latios and Latias by Hoopa to protect it from the shadow Hoopa Unbound. The trio protected Hoopa from the shadow Hoopa and its reinforcements, Primal Groudon, Primal Kyogre, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, and Kyurem, in Dahara City. Eventually, the battle ended after the shadow Hoopa was sealed in a Prison Bottle, and Rayquaza departed for its home.

In Living on the Cutting Edge!, a Rayquaza was battling Deoxys in outer space. The battle accidentally caused one of the meteors to head towards Alola, though it was ultimately cut up by a Kartana, saving the region from harm.

Minor appearances

In the opening sequence of Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, a Rayquaza was captured by Team Rocket operatives and experimented on.

A Rayquaza appeared in the opening sequence of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

In the opening sequence of The Rise of Darkrai, a Rayquaza fired a Hyper Beam at a Lucario.

A Rayquaza appeared in the opening sequence of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

In Showering the World with Love!, Ash and his classmates saw a Rayquaza in the sky at Starfall Hill after saying goodbye to Minior.

A Rayquaza appeared in a fantasy in Time After Time!.

A Rayquaza appeared in Getting More Than You Battled For!.

A silhouetted Rayquaza appeared in a fantasy in Healing the Healer!.

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer

In the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer, a Rayquaza descended from the ozone layer and Mega Evolved.

Pokémon Generations

Mega Rayquaza in Pokémon Generations

In The Scoop, a Trainer's Mega Rayquaza destroyed the Grand Meteor Delta. It later battled a wild Deoxys that appeared from inside the Meteor, allowing its Trainer to catch it.

GOTCHA!

A Rayquaza briefly appeared as a silhouette in GOTCHA!.

Pokémon Evolutions

Mega Rayquaza in Pokémon Evolutions

A Rayquaza appeared in The Wish. It first appeared in a fantasy told by Zinnia as she recounted the history of the Draconid people to May, and was later summoned by Zinnia to stop a meteorite. Understanding it chose May over her, Zinnia let May battle and catch it, allowing Rayquaza to Mega Evolve under her ownership in her battle against Zinnia.

In the manga

A Shiny Rayquaza in the movie adaptations
Mega Rayquaza in Pokémon Adventures
A Shiny Mega Rayquaza in the movie adaptations

Let's Play the Pokémon Card Game XY!

Manabu was seen with a Rayquaza.

Movie adaptations

Main article: Rayquaza (M07)

Rayquaza plays a major role in the manga adaptation of Destiny Deoxys.

A Shiny Rayquaza appears in Hoopa and the Clash of Ages.

Pocket Monsters DP

A Rayquaza appeared in PMDP29.

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Rayquaza (Adventures)

To stop the battle between Kyogre and Groudon, Wally and Norman trained at the Sky Pillar 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. It first appeared in Rayquaza Redemption I.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

A Rayquaza appears in Pokémon Task Force In Action!!, where Red, Clefairy, Pikachu, and Tyrogue 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 in The Lake, Rayquaza lunges out of the water and grabs him, angry at being disrupted. Before it can further attack, Fox ejects out of his ship, which had crashed and been destroyed by Rayquaza earlier, 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.

Like all other Subspace Emissary bosses, Rayquaza is later battled again in The Great Maze, and can be fought in the Boss Battles mode after the latter is unlocked. 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.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Rayquaza in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Rayquaza appears as an occasional stage hazard in the Dragonmark Chamber of the Kalos Pokémon League stage. Appearing rarely, it flies across the stage at various angles, dealing damage to fighters. Its path is shown briefly by lightning before it appears, giving players time to avoid it.

Trophy information

This Dragon- and Flying-type Pokemon usually dwells high in the ozone layer, so it can't be seen from the ground. In the Kalos Pokemon League stage, it occasionally flies at great speed through the Elite Four's Dragon-type chamber, where any fighters in its path will be damaged and launched with great force.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Rayquaza appears as a Spirit, as well as retaining its rare appearance in the Dragonmark Chamber on the Kalos Pokémon League stage.

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.
  • Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon: Rayquaza first appears early into the game, fleeing to space in fear of Dark Matter's influence. When Dark Matter attempts to take the Tree of Life to space, Rayquaza and Deoxys use their energy to try and slow its ascent from above, with Rayquaza even Mega Evolving. Ultimately, when Dark Matter regenerates itself for the first time, it unleashes even more energy, turning both Rayquaza and Deoxys to stone. At the conclusion of the event, Rayquaza turns back to normal and takes residence at Dragon Gate and guards the Wind Looplet.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III Hoenn
#200
Kanto
#—
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 Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#—
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 Unova
#—
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 Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#209
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.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sword, Shield, and Legends: Arceus.
Brilliant Diamond It lives in the ozone layer far above the clouds and cannot be seen from the ground.
Shining Pearl
Generation IX Paldea
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation IX.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Sky Pillar (only one)
Emerald
Sky Pillar (only one)
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Trade
Platinum
Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
Embedded Tower (requires Jade Orb) (only one)
Pal Park
Field
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer, Event
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer
Generation VI
X Y
Trade, Event
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Sky Pillar (only one)
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Ultra Space Wilds (Cliff World) (requires Groudon and Kyogre in party) (Only one)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.3.0+
Expansion Pass
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure) (Only one)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Ramanas Park (requires Stratospheric Slate) (only one)
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Bonus Field (Both Fields)
Trozei!
Random Agent Cards, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Sky Tower Summit (9F)
Ranger
Fiore Temple (during mission)
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Sky Stairway (50F)
MD Sky
Sky Stairway (50F)
PokéPark Wii
Flower Zone
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Tower: All (Random Legendary Encounter)
Conquest
Dragnor (special)
Rumble U
Conductor Room: King of the Sky (Boss), Challenge Battle: The Final Battle Royale
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Sky-High Ruins: Stage 4
Shuffle
Roseus Center: Stage 290
Marron Trail: Stage 685 (Shiny)
Event: Rayquaza's Ascension
Event: Hoenn Legends Stage ③
Event: Pokémon Safari (14th release; Shiny)
Rumble World
Legend Terrain: Sky Crest Range (Special Boss)
Super MD
Dragon Gate
Picross
Area 30: Stage 04
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Rayquaza Sea, Celebi SeaFinal
Cross-Generation
Masters EX
Legendary Event: The Dragon That Rules the Sky (Zinnia's)
Master Fair Sync Pair Scout (Steven's (Anniversary 2021), Shiny)


In events

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
DP Nintendo of Korea Rayquaza Korean South Korea 70 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
70Shiny March 17 to April 16, 2012
XYORAS Winter 2015 World Hobby Fair Rayquaza All Japan 70Shiny January 18 to February 8, 2015
XYORAS CoroCoro Rayquaza Japanese region Online 70Shiny March 14 to May 15, 2015
ORAS Pokémon Spring Carnival 2015 Rayquaza All South Korea 70Shiny May 2 to 5, 2015
XYORAS Singapore Summer 2015 Rayquaza Japanese region Online 70Shiny May 6 to July 31, 2015
XYORAS Singapore Summer 2015 Rayquaza American region Online 70Shiny May 6 to July 31, 2015
ORAS Galileo Rayquaza PAL region Online 70Shiny August 10, 2015 to January 27, 2016
ORAS Galileo Rayquaza American region Online 70Shiny August 12 to September 14, 2015
XYORAS Nintendo Hong Kong Rayquaza Japanese region Online 70Shiny September 11 to October 31, 2015
XYORAS Nintendo Hong Kong Rayquaza PAL region Online 70Shiny September 11 to October 31, 2015
XYORAS Nintendo Hong Kong Rayquaza Taiwanese region Online 70Shiny September 11 to October 31, 2015
ORAS Pokémon Center Hiroshima Rayquaza All Japan 70Shiny February 1 to 29, 2016
ORAS Pokémon Center Skytree Town Rayquaza All Japan 100Shiny July 5, 2016
July 6 to September 4, 2016

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%)
Dragon Fang Dragon Fang (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
105
165 - 212 320 - 414
150
139 - 222 274 - 438
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
150
139 - 222 274 - 438
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Total:
680
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
Mega Rayquaza
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
105
165 - 212 320 - 414
180
166 - 255 328 - 504
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
180
166 - 255 328 - 504
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
115
108 - 183 211 - 361
Total:
780
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

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 VIII, 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 IX
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Dragon Ascent Flying Physical 120120 100100% 5
011 Twister Dragon Special 04040 100100% 20
011 Ancient Power Rock Special 06060 100100% 5
011 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 09595% 15
011 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
099 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
1818 Dragon Dance Dragon Status 0000 00——% 20
2727 Extreme Speed Normal Physical 08080 100100% 5
3636 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100100% 10
4545 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100100% 10
5454 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00——% 5
6363 Fly Flying Physical 09090 09595% 15
7272 Hurricane Flying Special 110110 07070% 10
8181 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100100% 10
9090 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 09090% 5
  • 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

Generation IX
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM006Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM027Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM027 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM028Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM028 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM032Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM034Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM034 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM036Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM043Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM044Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM044 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 090}}90% 10
TM046Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM046 Avalanche Ice Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM051Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM051 Sandstorm Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM058Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM058 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM060Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM060 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM061Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM061 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM064Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM064 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM065Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM065 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 15
TM066Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM077Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM077 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM078Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM078 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM082Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM082 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM086Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM086 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM088Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM088 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM097Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM097 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM099Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM099 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM100Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM100 Dragon Dance Dragon Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM108Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM108 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM113Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM113 Tailwind Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM115Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM115 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TM116Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM116 Stealth Rock Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM117Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM117 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM119Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM119 Energy Ball Grass Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM123Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM123 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM125Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM125 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM126Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM126 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM130Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM133Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM133 Earth Power Ground Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM135Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM135 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM141Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM141 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM142Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM142 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TM143Bag TM Ice SV Sprite.png TM143 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TM147Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM147 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
TM149Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM149 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TM150Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM150 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TM152Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM156Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM156 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TM157Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM157 Overheat Fire Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TM158Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM158 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM160Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM160 Hurricane Flying Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM163Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM166Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM166 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM168Bag TM Grass SV Sprite.png TM168 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM169Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM169 Draco Meteor Dragon Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
  • 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 IX
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Rayquaza in Generation IX
  • 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

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS384.png PinRSani384.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani384.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
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!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 384.png Body size: 4
Recruit rate: 50%
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 R-210
Rayquaza rampages while spitting energy. It is said to be impossible to capture.
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●●
Defense ●●●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush384Body.png Walking Speed: 1.7 seconds Base HP: 60
Base Attack: 87 Base Defense: 57 Base Speed: 60
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.
Pokémon Conquest
PCP384.png HP: ★★★★★ Move: Dragon Pulse
Attack: ★★★★★ Ability 1: Nomad
Defense: ★★★★
Speed: ★★★★
Does not evolve into or from anything
Range: 4 Perfect Links: Nobunaga
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Dragon
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT384.png

Pokémon Shuffle
Bag Meteorite 4 Sprite.png
Dragon
None.png Attack Power: 70 - 110 Raise Max Level.png 5

#162
Shuffle384.png
Shuffle384M.png

Dragon Talon
Sometimes increases damage.
Skill Swapper: Shot Out
Mega Effects Mega Speedup.png 20
Erases a Pokémon of a different type than Mega Rayquaza (max 10).
Pokémon Shuffle
Bag Meteorite 4 Sprite.png
Flying
None.png Attack Power: 80 - 115 Raise Max Level.png 5

#162
Shuffle384S.png
Shuffle384MS.png

Dragon Talon
Sometimes increases damage.
Mega Effects Mega Speedup.png 15
Erases Pokémon and disruptions around two spots you tap.
Pokémon GO
GO384.png Base Stamina: 213 Base Attack: 284 Base Defense: 170
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 20 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Air Slash, Dragon Tail
Charged Attacks: Outrage, Aerial Ace, Ancient Power, Hurricane*

Evolution

384Rayquaza.png
Unevolved
Rayquaza
 Dragon  Flying 


Forms

Mega Evolution

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.png 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.png 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
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 384.png Spr b 6x 384.png Spr 6x 384.png Spr b 6x 384.png
Spr 6o 384M.png Spr b 6o 384M.png
Spr 6x 384 s.png Spr b 6x 384 s.png Spr 6x 384 s.png Spr b 6x 384 s.png
Front Back Spr 6o 384M s.png Spr b 6o 384M s.png
Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 384.png Spr b 7s 384.png Spr 7s 384.png Spr b 7s 384.png
Spr 7s 384M.png Spr b 7s 384M.png Spr 7s 384M.png Spr b 7s 384M.png
Spr 7s 384 s.png Spr b 7s 384 s.png Spr 7s 384 s.png Spr b 7s 384 s.png
Spr 7s 384M s.png Spr b 7s 384M s.png Spr 7s 384M s.png Spr b 7s 384M s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
400px 400px
HOME
HOME384.png HOME384 s.png
HOME384M.png HOME384M s.png
384MS8.png For other sprites and images, please see Rayquaza images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Rayquaza's design is probably based on the Chinese dragon and the Lindworm. Its role is similar to that of Ziz in Hebrew legends. It 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. The markings on its body may be inspired from The Nazca Lines. 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, specifically Japanese dragons, who are commonly depicted with three claws, as opposed to four in Chinese dragons.

Name origin

Rayquaza may be derived from 裂空 rekkū (sky-rending), a word appearing in various media and merchandise that featured Rayquaza. The latter half may be derived from 座 za (seat), relating to compounds such as 星座 seiza (constellation) and 王座 ōza (throne). It may also involve רָקִיעַ rāqī́aʿ (Hebrew for firmament), ray, and quasar.

Rayquaza's mikado organ refers to 帝 mikado (emperor), another name for the Emperor of Japan.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese レックウザ Rayquaza From 裂空 rekkū, za, and possibly רָקִיעַ rāqī́aʿ, ray, and quasar
France Flag.png French Rayquaza Same as English/Japanese name
Spain Flag.png Spanish Rayquaza Same as English/Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Rayquaza Same as English/Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Rayquaza Same as English/Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 레쿠쟈 Rayquaza Transcription of Japanese name
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 烈空坐 Lièkōngzuò Transliteration of Japanese name
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 烈空坐 Lihthūngjoh Transliteration of Japanese name


Related articles

References

External links


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