Rayquaza (Japanese: レックウザ Rekkuuza) is a Dragon/Flying-type Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation III. It is the version mascot for Pokémon Emerald.

It is a member of the Weather Trio, alongside Kyogre and Groudon.

Biology

Physiology

Rayquaza is a long green serpentine Pokémon with yellow eyes. It has pink lining on the mouth. It has yellow, linked, circular markings on its entire body. In Mega form, it has a Delta-shaped jaw on its mouth and an elongated serpent body. As Mega Rayquaza, it is more aggressive and powerful.

As a natural ability, Rayquaza can float and control the speed, direction and altitude of it's levitation. Despite not having used any of these characteristics in battle throughout its appearances in the anime, all the Rayquazas have very sharp claws on the hands, very sharp teeth and a very powerful constrictor body. It's not known if Mega Rayquaza can use its energy whips/tentacles as weapons or regular body members. Naturally, given it can travel through the ozone layer safely and even higher layers of Earth's atmosphere, it demands very little air to live and possibly none. If none, it could possibly travel through space, since the layer that intermediates the Ozone layer and the troposphere can hit -60 °C or -76 F. If the belief that Rayquaza is responsible for destroying meteors still in the higher atmospheric layers is true, it would have to be able to endure temperatures that can reach -100 °C, or even -148 F. It shows that Rayquaza have an great resistance to cold, which is ironic since it has double weakness to the Ice-typing. Despite its resistance, it is not known if Rayquaza can endure the -270 °C or -454 F of an absolute space vacuum.

Due to its nature of absorbing the ozone layer particles, if Rayquaza is at Alola region, it is a direct predator of Minior, should the latter Pokémon died in its core form at limited time and had its particles become one with the universe for Rayquaza to feed.

Behavior

Rayquaza seems to be a very aggressive and territorial Pokémon, shown when it attacked a Deoxys. Yet, its aggression toward Deoxys could derive from the belief that Rayquaza is commissioned with the natural duty of shielding Earth from meteorites and similar threats, as was hinted in the Delta Episode bonus in the Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Pokémon games.

In the Hoenn region's mythology, it was said that Rayquaza stopped the fight between Groudon and Kyogre. It lives in the ozone layer far above the clouds and cannot be seen from the ground. It is noted for protecting its territory fiercely. An example of this was when a Deoxys, which had fallen from space in a meteor, appeared, Rayquaza thought that the Deoxys was invading its territory and so, attacked the Deoxys. This was in Destiny Deoxys, the 7th Pokemon movie.

Evolution

Mega Rayquaza

Rayquaza does not evolve normally. Rayquaza can Mega Evolve however, after learning the move, Dragon Ascent.

Game info

Battling Rayquaza in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.

Rayquaza is a Generation III Pokémon, first appearing in the Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire games. In 2005, Rayquaza became the version mascot for the Pokémon Emerald game. In all three games, Rayquaza can only be obtained at the Sky Pillar. It can be caught after the eighth Gym (but only for Pokémon Emerald), making for an easy victory over the Elite Four.

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Rayquaza plays a key role in the story. Xatu warns all of the Pokémon in Pokémon Square that a large star is falling and is going to destroy the planet, and says that the only way to get rid of it is to ask Rayquaza to destroy it. The main character must use Xatu's teleporting stone to reach the Sky Tower, where Rayquaza dwells. When the main character meets Rayquaza, it is extremely enraged to see that Pokémon from the ground have come "where they are not supposed to be". When the player beats Rayquaza, it will realize its mistake. The star that will destroy the planet is coming near, so Rayquaza blasts it with its Hyper Beam. The blast is so overwhelming that the main character and his partner fall off the top of Sky Tower.

It can also be found in HeartGold and SoulSilver in Embedded Tower after the player obtains Kyogre (HeartGold) or Groudon (SoulSilver).

Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Ruby and Sapphire Sky Pillar One
FireRed and LeafGreen Trade None
Emerald Sky Pillar One
Diamond and Pearl Pal Park None
Platinum Pal Park None
HeartGold and SoulSilver Embedded Tower One
Black and White Transfer None
X and Y Transfer None
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Sky Pillar One
Sun and Moon Transfer None
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Ultra Space Wilds (Cliff World; requires Groudon and Kyogre in your party) One


Side Game Locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Pokémon Pinball Ruby & Sapphire Bonus Field
Pokémon Trozei! Random Agent Cards, Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Sky Tower Summit (9F)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Sky Stairway (Summit)
Pokémon Ranger Fiore Temple (during mission)
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Flower Zone


Pokédex Entries

  • 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.

  • FireRed

    It has lived for hundreds of millions of years in the ozone layer. Its flying form looks like a meteor.

  • LeafGreen

    It has lived for hundreds of millions of years in the ozone layer. Its flying form looks like a meteor.

  • 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.

  • Diamond

    It cannot be seen from ground level since it lives far up above the clouds in the ozone layer.

  • Pearl

    It cannot be seen from ground level since it lives far up above the clouds in the ozone layer.

  • Platinum

    It cannot be seen from ground level since it lives far up above the clouds in the ozone layer.

  • HeartGold

    It flies in the ozone layer, way up high in the sky. Until recently, no one had ever seen it.

  • SoulSilver

    It flies in the ozone layer, way up high in the sky. Until recently, no one had ever seen it.

  • Black

    It cannot be seen from ground level since it lives far up above the clouds in the ozone layer.

  • White

    It cannot be seen from ground level since it lives far up above the clouds in the ozone layer.

  • Black 2

    It cannot be seen from ground level since it lives far up above the clouds in the ozone layer.

  • White 2

    It cannot be seen from ground level since it lives far up above the clouds in the ozone layer.

  • 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.


Super Smash Bros. Brawl

A Rayquaza close up

Rayquaza is the second main boss the player must fight in Super Smash Bros. Brawl's Adventure Mode, The Subspace Emissary. Diddy Kong runs to find help for Donkey Kong, and comes across a large lake. He notices a destroyed Arwing nearby, and goes to investigate. Rayquaza appears out of the lake, angry that Diddy trespassed into its territory. It grabs Diddy, but Fox emerges from the Arwing and uses Fox Illusion to free Diddy Kong from Rayquaza's grasp. The two quickly team up and defeat Rayquaza. Rayquaza's appearance is also notable because it is the only boss in The Subspace Emissary who is fought by a group that does not include any other characters from its own series.

It is interesting to note that Rayquaza was found within the lake as opposed to its usual dwelling, the sky.

Rayquaza appears later in the Great Maze, as one of the eight bosses the player must face before completing the adventure.

Rayquaza also appears in Brawl's stadium, in a mode called Boss Battles. Rayquaza is one of the ten bosses that the player must fight.

Stats

Rayquaza's Stats
HP
105
Attack
150
Defense
90
Sp. Atk
150
Sp. Def
90
Speed
95
Total
680

Rayquaza's Stats
HP
105
Attack
180
Defense
100
Sp. Atk
180
Sp. Def
100
Speed
115
Total
780

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Twister 40 100% 20 Dragon Special
5 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status
15 Ancient Power 60 100% 5 Rock Special
20 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
30 Air Slash 75 95% 15 Flying Special
35 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
45 Extreme Speed 80 100% 5 Normal Physical
50 Dragon Pulse 85 100% 10 Dragon Special
60 Dragon Dance —% 20 Dragon Status
65 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical
75 Hyper Voice 90 100% 10 Normal Special
80 Outrage 120 100% 10 Dragon Physical
90 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1XY
1ORAS
Twister 40 100% 20 Dragon Special Cool 4 0 ♥
5XY
5ORAS
Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status Tough 3 0 ♥
45XY
15ORAS
Ancient Power 60 100% 5 Rock Special Tough 1 0 ♥
15XY
20ORAS
Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical Tough 1 4 ♥
35XY
30ORAS
Air Slash 75 95% 20 Flying Special Cool 1 4 ♥
30XY
35ORAS
Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 4 ♥
75XY
45ORAS
Extreme Speed 80 100% 5 Normal Physical Cool 3 0 ♥
90XY
50ORAS
Dragon Pulse 85 100% 10 Dragon Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
60XY
60ORAS
Dragon Dance —% 20 Dragon Status Cool 1 0 ♥
65XY
65ORAS
Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical Clever 2 0 ♥
20XY
75ORAS
Hyper Voice 90 100% 10 Normal Special Cool 2 2 ♥
50XY
80ORAS
Outrage 120 100% 10 Dragon Physical Cool 6 0 ♥
80XY
90ORAS
Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 4 4 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Twister 40 100% 20 Dragon Special
5 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status
15 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
20 Hyper Voice 90 100% 10 Normal Special
30 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
35 Air Slash 75 95% 20 Flying Special
45 AncientPower 60 100% 5 Rock Special
50 Outrage 120 100% 10 Dragon Physical
60 Dragon Dance —% 20 Dragon Status
65 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical
75 Extreme Speed 80 100% 5 Normal Physical
80 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
90 Dragon Pulse 90 100% 10 Dragon Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
1DPPt
1HGSS
Twister 40 100% 20 Dragon Special Cool 3
5DPPt
5HGSS
Scary Face 90% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
35DPPt
15HGSS
Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical Tough 2
15DPPt
45HGSS
AncientPower 60 100% 5 Rock Special Tough 2
N/ADPPt
20HGSS
Hyper Voice 90 100% 10 Normal Special Tough 3
20DPPt
N/AHGSS
Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical Cool 2
50DPPt
30HGSS
Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 0
30DPPt
60HGSS
Dragon Dance —% 20 Dragon Status Cool 0
N/ADPPt
35HGSS
Air Slash 75 95% 20 Flying Special Cool 2
45DPPt
65HGSS
Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical Smart 1
70DPPt
50HGSS
Outrage 120 100% 15 Dragon Physical Cool 2
60DPPt
75HGSS
Extreme Speed 80 100% 5 Normal Physical Cool 2
65DPPt
80HGSS
Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 2
75DPPt
90HGSS
Dragon Pulse 90 100% 10 Dragon Special Smart 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration III
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Twister 40 100% 20 Dragon Cool 3 0 ♥
5 Scary Face 90% 10 Normal Tough 2 1 ♥
15 AncientPower 60 100% 5 Rock Tough 1 0 ♥
20 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Cool 2 1 ♥
30 Dragon Dance —% 20 Dragon Cool 1 0 ♥
35 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Tough 1 4 ♥
45 Fly 70 95% 15 Flying Smart 1 0 ♥
50 Rest —% 10 Psychic Cute 2 0 ♥
60 Extreme Speed 80 100% 5 Normal Cool 3 0 ♥
65 Outrage 90 100% 15 Dragon Cool 4 4 ♥
75 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Cool 4 4 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM02 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM50 Overheat 130 90% 5 Fire Special
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM58 Sky Drop 60 100% 10 Flying Physical
TM59 Brutal Swing 60 100% 20 Dark Physical
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM73 Thunder Wave 90% 20 Electric Status
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status
TM76 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM82 Dragon Tail 60 90% 10 Dragon Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Surf 90 100% 15 Water Special
TM98 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM02 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status Cool 3 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special Beautiful 1 4 ♥
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special Beautiful 1 3 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Cool 3 0 ♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special Cool 1 0 ♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Tough 2 1 ♥
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM50 Overheat 130 90% 5 Fire Special Beautiful 6 0 ♥
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Cute 3 0 ♥
TM58 Sky Drop 60 100% 10 Flying Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
TM59 Incinerate 60 100% 15 Fire Special Tough 3 0 ♥
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Tough 4 4 ♥
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Cool 1 3 ♥
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
TM75 Swords Dance —% 20 Normal Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Clever 2 0 ♥
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM82 Dragon Tail 60 90% 10 Dragon Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM02 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical Clever 2 0 ♥
HM03 Surf 90 100% 15 Water Special Beautiful 2 2 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
HM05 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
HM07 DiveORAS 80 100% 10 Water Physical Beautiful 2 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status
TM02 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM50 Overheat 140 90% 5 Fire Special
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special
TM53 Energy Ball 80 100% 10 Grass Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM58 Sky Drop 60 100% 10 Flying Physical
TM59 Incinerate 30 100% 15 Fire Special
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM82 Dragon Tail 60 90% 10 Dragon Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM02 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water Special
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical
HM05 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical
HM06 Dive 80 100% 10 Water Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM02 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical Cool 2
TM03 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Special Beauty 2
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status Cool 2
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Smart 2
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Status Beauty 0
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beauty 2
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special Beauty 2
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special Beauty 2
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Cool 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Tough 2
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Special Cool 1
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 2
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special Cool 2
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special Cool 2
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 3
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 2
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Special Cool 2
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special Beauty 2
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Tough 2
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special Beauty 2
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical Smart 2
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 0
TM50 Overheat 140 90% 5 Fire Special Beauty 2
TM52 Focus Blast 120 70% 5 Fighting Special Cool 2
TM53 Energy Ball 80 100% 10 Grass Special Beauty 2
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 1
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
TM59 Dragon Pulse 90 100% 10 Dragon Special Smart 2
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Cute 2
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Beauty 2
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical Tough 2
TM72 Avalanche 60 100% 10 Ice Physical Cool 2
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Cool 2
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical Beauty 2
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status Beauty 0
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Smart 0
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 3
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Cool 2
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Smart 1
HM02 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical Smart 1
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water Special Beauty 2
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
HM05HGSS Whirlpool 15 70% 15 Water Special Beauty 0
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 2
HM07 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical Tough 3
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM02 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Cool 2 1 ♥
TM03 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Beauty 2 0 ♥
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Cool 3 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Smart 3 0 ♥
TM08 Bulk Up —% 20 Fighting Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Smart 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Beauty 2 1 ♥
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Beauty 4 0 ♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Cool 4 4 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Tough 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM22 Solar Beam 120 100% 10 Grass Cool 4 0 ♥
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Cool 1 4 ♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Cool 4 0 ♥
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Cool 2 2 ♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Tough 1 3 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Cool 1 4 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Cool 2 0 ♥
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Beauty 4 0 ♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Tough 3 0 ♥
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Beauty 4 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Cool 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Smart 1 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Cute 2 0 ♥
TM50 Overheat 140 90% 5 Fire Beauty 6 0 ♥
HM02 Fly 70 95% 15 Flying Smart 1 0 ♥
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water Beauty 3 0 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Tough 2 1 ♥
HM06 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting Tough 1 0 ♥
HM07 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Tough 2 0 ♥
HM08 Dive 60 100% 10 Water Beauty 2 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

Rayquaza learns no moves via breeding.


Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Aqua Tail USUM 90 90% 10 Water Physical
Bind USUM 15 85% 20 Normal Physical
Defog USUM —% 15 Flying Status
Draco Meteor SMUSUM 130 90% 5 Dragon Special
Dragon Ascent SMUSUM 120 100% 5 Flying Physical
Dragon Pulse USUM 85 100% 10 Dragon Special
Earth Power USUM 90 100% 10 Ground Special
Hyper Voice USUM 90 100% 10 Normal Special
Icy Wind USUM 55 95% 15 Ice Special
Iron Head USUM 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
Iron Tail USUM 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Outrage USUM 120 100% 10 Dragon Physical
Shock Wave USUM 60 —% 20 Electric Special
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Tailwind USUM —% 15 Flying Status
Uproar USUM 90 100% 10 Normal Special
Water Pulse USUM 60 100% 20 Water Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Aqua Tail ORAS 90 90% 10 Water Physical Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Bind ORAS 15 85% 20 Normal Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
Draco Meteor XYORAS 130 90% 5 Dragon Special Beautiful 6 0 ♥
Dragon Ascent ORAS 120 100% 5 Flying Physical Beautiful 6 0 ♥
Dragon Pulse ORAS 85 100% 10 Dragon Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Earth Power ORAS 90 100% 10 Ground Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Hyper Voice ORAS 90 100% 10 Normal Special Cool 2 2 ♥
Icy Wind ORAS 55 95% 15 Ice Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Iron Head ORAS 80 100% 15 Steel Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Iron Tail ORAS 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Outrage ORAS 120 100% 10 Dragon Physical Cool 6 0 ♥
Shock Wave ORAS 60 —% 20 Electric Special Cool 2 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Tailwind ORAS —% 15 Flying Status Cool 3 0 ♥
Uproar ORAS 90 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 2 1 ♥
Water Pulse ORAS 60 100% 20 Water Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Aqua Tail B2W2 90 90% 10 Water Physical
Bind B2W2 15 85% 20 Normal Physical
Draco Meteor BWB2W2 140 90% 5 Dragon Special
Dragon Pulse B2W2 90 100% 10 Dragon Special
Earth Power B2W2 90 100% 10 Ground Special
Hyper Voice B2W2 90 100% 10 Normal Special
Icy Wind B2W2 55 95% 15 Ice Special
Iron Head B2W2 80 100% 15 Steel Physical
Iron Tail B2W2 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
Outrage B2W2 120 100% 10 Dragon Physical
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Tailwind B2W2 —% 30 Flying Status
Uproar B2W2 90 100% 10 Normal Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
AncientPower HGSSPt 60 100% 5 Rock Special Tough 2
Aqua Tail HGSSPt 90 90% 10 Water Physical Cute 3
Dive HGSSPt 80 100% 10 Water Physical Beauty 1
Draco Meteor  140 90% 5 Dragon Special Smart 2
Earth Power HGSSPt 90 100% 10 Ground Special Smart 2
Fury Cutter HGSSPt 10 95% 20 Bug Physical Cool 2
Headbutt HGSS 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
Icy Wind HGSSPt 55 95% 15 Ice Special Beauty 2
Iron Head HGSSPt 80 100% 15 Steel Physical Beauty 2
Mud-Slap HGSSPt 20 100% 10 Ground Special Cute 3
Outrage HGSSPt 120 100% 15 Dragon Physical Cool 2
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 3
Swift HGSSPt 60 —% 20 Normal Special Cool 2
Tailwind HGSS —% 30 Flying Status Smart 2
Twister HGSSPt 40 100% 20 Dragon Special Cool 3
Uproar HGSSPt 50 100% 10 Normal Special Cute 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation III
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Body Slam FRLGEXD 85 100% 15 Normal Tough 1 4 ♥
Double-Edge FRLGEXD 120 100% 15 Normal Tough 6 0 ♥
Endure E —% 10 Normal Tough 2 0 ♥
Fury Cutter E 10 95% 20 Bug Cool 3 0 ♥
Icy Wind EXD 55 95% 15 Ice Beauty 1 3 ♥
Mimic FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
Mud-Slap E 20 100% 10 Ground Cute 2 1 ♥
Psych Up E —% 10 Normal Smart 2 0 ♥
Rock Slide FRLGE 75 90% 10 Rock Tough 1 3 ♥
Sleep Talk E —% 10 Normal Cute 3 0 ♥
Snore E 40 100% 15 Normal Cute 4 0 ♥
Substitute FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Smart 2 0 ♥
Swagger EXD 90% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
Swift E 60 —% 20 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
Thunder Wave FRLGEXD 100% 20 Electric Cool 2 1 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites


Mega Evolution Sprites

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Back
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Front (Shiny)
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Back (Shiny)

Appearances

Anime

Rayquaza makes its debut in the 7th movie MS007: Pokémon - Destiny Deoxys. Like all other Legendary Pokémon, Rayquaza is a truly powerful Pokémon. Four years before the main movie, Rayquaza had fought against Deoxys because it thought the Pokémon was invading its territory when the meteorite Deoxys used for travel landed on the earth.

When Iris was leaving Blackthorn City with Axew and her newly captured Gible, she spotted Rayquaza flying through the clouds in the sky. A Shiny Rayquaza also appears in MS018: Pokémon The Movie - Hoopa and the Clash of Ages'x as an ally of Hoopa and Ash against Hoopa unbound, while another appears in the Mega Evolution Specials.

Manga

Trivia

  • Along with Mewtwo (With the technique of Mega Evolution) Rayquaza has the second highest BST of any Pokémon, with a base stat of 780.
  • Rayquaza is one of few Pokémon resembling dragons from oriental lore along with Gyarados.
  • Rayquaza is the only Pokémon boss in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
  • Rayquaza is based on Ziz of Judeo-Christian religion.
  • Rayquaza is one of only two Pokémon that can learn the move Fly by leveling up, the other being Salamence.
  • Rayquaza is the only member of the Weather Trio to have a Mega Evolution instead of a Primal Reversion.
  • Rayquaza is the first (and only) Pokémon capable of Mega Evolution without a Mega Stone. Instead, it is caused by knowing its signature move, Dragon Ascent.
    • Rayquaza cannot Mega Evolve if it holds a Z-Crystal, even if it knows Dragon Ascent.
  • Rayquaza's Mega-Evolved form is the third largest Pokémon, after Wailord and Eternatus.
  • Mega Rayquaza is the first Pokémon to be banned from the Ubers tier, thus resulting in a new tier being made. This was due to its overpowered move Dragon Ascent (which could OHKO even Uber Tier Pokémon), as well as the fact that its lack of a Mega Stone meant it could hold stat-boosting items that could raise its already overly-powerful stats even more. As of now it is only allowed in the "Anything Goes" tier.
  • Mega Rayquaza is the tallest Flying-Type Pokémon and the tallest Legendary Pokémon.
  • Rayquaza is one of the few legendary Pokémon to mega evolve.
  • Rayquaza is the only member of the Weather Trio to have two types up until Gen VI, which introduced the dual-typed Primal reversion of Groudon.
  • Rayquaza is known to eat meteors in the sky.
  • Rayquaza is one of the collectable spirits in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Origin

Rayquaza is based on an East Asian dragon with elements of the Ziz from Abrahamic religion (as both are described as being masters of the sky) and the Aztec wind god Quetzalcoatl, who was often portrayed as a feathered serpent.

Name Etymology

Rayquaza and Rekkūza come from "ray" (referring to the cosmic radiation it would likely be exposed to in its ozone layer habitat), "quasar" (the most distant celestial objects observed thus far, often theorized to be galaxies emitting high levels of radiation), and possibly "raqiya" (a Hebrew word that literally means "expanse," but has been used to mean "sky"). They may also be derived from 烈 (retsu, Japanese for "furious"), 空 (kū, "sky," "air," or "vacuum" in Japanese), and 座 (za, Japanese for "seat," but also used as a suffix for constellations), thus meaning "one who sits in the furious sky."

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See also

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