Primal Groudon < Rayquaza > Mega Rayquaza

Species Type
Sky High Pokémon Dragon.pngFlying.png
Number Ability
#384 Air Lock
Height Weight
23′ (7m) 455.2 lbs. (206.5kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: Genderless Female: Genderless
Evolves From Evolves Into
None Mega Rayquaza
Egg Group Catch Rate
Undiscovered 3
Tier EV Yield
Uber 2 Attack Points
1 Special Attack

Rayquaza (レックウザ) is the 200th Pokémon in the Hoenn Pokédex. It is a Dragon/Flying Type, and it is known as the Sky High Pokémon.

Rayquaza uses the Air Lock Ability. While Rayquaza is in battle, any and all weather effects are negated regardless how they happen.

Rayquaza does not evolve and doesn't have a pre-evolved form prior to Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire; starting in these two games Rayquaza can Mega Evolve into a Mega Rayquaza if it knows the Flying-Type move Dragon Ascent.

Rayquaza is listed in the Undiscovered Egg Group; like most Legendary Pokémon it cannot breed. It takes Rayquaza 1,250,000 Experience Points to reach Level 100.


[edit] Biology

[edit] Physiology

Rayquaza takes on the appearance of a serpent-like dragon with a pair of short arms.

[edit] Gender Differences

Rayquaza is a Genderless Pokémon.

[edit] Game Information

[edit] Original Games

Rayquaza can be found on top of the Sky Pillar in Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald. It cannot be battled until the fighting between Groudon and Kyogre has been calmed in Emerald, however.

Rayquaza can appear at the Embedded Tower in Heart Gold and Soul Silver, but a Groudon and Kyogre that came from Heart Gold and Soul Silver must be on the same Game Card when you speak to Professor Oak. By doing so, you receive the Jade Orb; when you go to the Embedded Tower with the Jade Orb Rayquaza will appear.

[edit] Spin-Off Games

Rayquaza does not appear very often, limited to appearing at Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.

Rayquaza appears at the Tower Top 9F of Sky Tower in the first round of Mystery Dungeon games. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky, Rayquaza appears at the Summit of Sky Stairway. Rayquaza is exclusive to Light Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing on the 50th Floor of Legendary Mountains.

Rayquaza only appears during missions in Pokémon Ranger. Rayquaza does not appear in either of the two sequels.

Rayquaza appears in the Flower Zone in PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure after beating "Rayquaza's Balloon Panic".

Rayquaza can be found at any of the "Tower" stages in Pokémon Rumble Blast after completing the game.

Rayquaza can be obtained in Pokémon Conquest, but only after completing the game.

[edit] Trading Card Game

Rayquaza is listed in a total of 13 Sets, Pokémon Organized Play Series 1 as a Rare Card, a Play Promotional, the 7th Movie Halfdeck, Master Kit (EX Card), a Pokémon Card Game Promo, a Nintendo Promo, a Lv. X Rayquaza (SP: Cynthia) in the Diamond and Peral Promos, the Dragon Vault sub-set and the Black/White Promo set (3; 2 EX Cards).

A special Rayquaza & Deoxys Legend Card is also in the Undaunted set.

Rayquaza is listed as a Rare Card in the EX Dragon (EX Card), EX Deoxys (3; 1 EX Card; 1 Shiny Card), EX Emerald, EX Delta Species (Delta Species Card), EX Holon Phantoms (2 Delta Species Cards), EX Dragon Frontiers (EX Delta Species Card), Legends Awakened and Supreme Victors (2 SP: Cynthia Cards; 1 Lv. X Card) sets. Three different Rayquaza cards can be found in the Dragons Exalted Set.

All three are Ultra-Rare cards with two EX Cards, and the third is a Hidden Shiny Card, based on the obtainable Rayquaza in Pokémon Conquest.

[edit] Other Appearances

Rayquaza appears as a Boss in Super Smash Bros. Brawl during the game's Adventure Mode "The Subspace Emissary." During the storyline, the only character choices are Diddy Kong or Fox, but any character can take on Rayquaza during the final stage and in the Boss Battles mode.

[edit] Anime/Manga Information

[edit] Anime

Dr. Yung would use a Rayquaza in the episode The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon.

A Wild Rayquaza would appear in the episode The Worst Togepi In History! after a very mean-spirited Togepi hi-jacked Team Rocket's Space Rocket and launched it into space.

[edit] Movies

A Wild Rayquaza would appear predominantly in the film Destiny Deoxys. It is sleeping in the Ozone Layer when the meteorite carrying Deoxys falls to the Earth, and attacks Deoxys seeing its arrival as an attack. It would also appear in Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, The Rise of Darkrai and Zoroark: Master of Illusions, but only with a brief appearance.

[edit] Manga

Rayquaza has a backstory prior to its first appearance in the Manga. It would be captured by the Pokémon Association to be studied at the Research Building in Johto, with the hopes that it could be controlled by artificial means--specifically, a Green Orb. The experiment didn't work, and it would break free from the lab because Ruby had angered a Wild Salamence, which broke into the lab and freed Rayquaza during its rampage.

While the Groudon/Kyogre conflict was going on, Ruby and Norman would ascend Sky Pillar to awaken Rayquaza and bring it to Sootopolis City to end the fighting. Rayquaza would fly away after calming the conflict.

Rayquaza appears in Chapters 241, 258, 259 & 261-264.

[edit] Pokémon Information

[edit] Competitive Battling

Rayquaza finds itself in the Uber Tier of Competitive Battling thanks to having very high Offensive Statistics--high enough to be a serious threat to both Defensive Walls and Sweepers alike. It can use either Dragon Dance or Swords Dance to boost its sweeping capabilities, along with an Ability that negates the effects of the weather in Air Lock and access to Extremespeed, which makes it a dangerous revenge-KO artist with its insanely high Attack.

Rayquaza is a tough Pokémon to take down due to how hard it hits, but its Defenses are relatively low and it also has a weakness to Stealth Rock. It definitely won't appreciate eating an Ice Beam as a result of its double-weakness to Ice-Type moves. Paralysis with Thunder Wave will even the odds when Rayquaza isn't using Extremespeed, and even when it does there's a chance it won't be able to attack.

[edit] Area Location

Game Rarity Location
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald Only One Sky Pillar
FireRed/Leaf Green None Trade
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum None Pal Park or Trade
HeartGold/SoulSilver Only One Embedded Tower (Receive Jade Orb from Professor Oak)
Black/White None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade
Black 2/White 2 None PokéTransfer, Dream World or Trade

[edit] Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokedex Entry
Pokémon Red N/A
Pokémon Blue N/A
Pokémon Yellow N/A

II Pokémon Gold N/A
II Pokémon Silver N/A
II Pokémon Crystal N/A

III Pokémon 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.
III Pokémon 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.
III Pokémon Emerald A Pokémon that flies endlessly in the ozone layer. It is said it would descent to the ground if Kyogre and Groudon were to fight.
III Pokémon FireRed It has lived for hundreds of millions of years in the ozone layer. Its flying form looks like a meteor.
III Pokémon LeafGreen It has lived for hundreds of millions of years in the ozone layer. Its flying form looks like a meteor.

IV Pokémon Diamond It lives in the ozone layer far above the clouds and cannot be seen from the ground.
IV Pokémon Pearl It lives in the ozone layer far above the clouds and cannot be seen from the ground.
IV Pokémon Platinum It lives in the ozone layer far above the clouds and cannot be seen from the ground.
IV Pokémon HeartGold It flies in the ozone layer, way up high in the sky. Until recently, no one had ever seen it.
IV Pokémon SoulSilver It flies in the ozone layer, way up high in the sky. Until recently, no one had ever seen it.

V Pokémon Black It lives in the ozone layer far above the clouds and cannot be seen from the ground.
V Pokémon White It lives in the ozone layer far above the clouds and cannot be seen from the ground.
V Pokémon Black 2 It lives in the ozone layer far above the clouds and cannot be seen from the ground.
V Pokémon White 2 It lives in the ozone layer far above the clouds and cannot be seen from the ground.

VI Pokémon X It lives in the ozone layer far above the clouds and cannot be seen from the ground.
VI Pokémon Y It flies in the ozone layer, way up high in the sky. Until recently, no one had ever seen it.
VI Pokémon Omega Ruby
VI Pokémon Alpha Sapphire

[edit] Pokéthlon Statistics

Speed Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Power Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Technique Full.pngFull.pngFull.png
Stamina Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngEmpty.png
Jump Full.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.pngFull.png

[edit] Statistics

Base Stats
- 320 414 -
274 305 399 438
166 185 279 306
Sp. Atk
274 305 399 438
Sp. Def
166 185 279 306
175 195 289 317

[edit] Moves

[edit] Via Level-Up

Level Move Type Power Acc% Class
Start Twister Dragon.png 40 100 Special
5 Scary Face Normal.png N/A 100 Status
15 Crunch Dark.png 80 100 Physical
20 Hyper Voice Normal.png 90 100 Special
30 Rest Psychic.png N/A N/A Status
35 Air Slash Flying.png 75 95 Special
45 Ancientpower Rock.png 60 100 Special
50 Outrage Dragon.png 120 100 Special
60 Dragon Dance Dragon.png N/A N/A Status
65 Fly Flying.png 90 95 Physical
75 Extremespeed Normal.png 80 100 Physical
80 Hyper Beam Normal.png 150 90 Physical
90 Dragon Pulse Dragon.png 90 100 Special

[edit] Via TM/HM

TM/HM No. Move Type Power Acc% Class
TM01 Hone Claws Dark.png -- -- Status
TM02 Dragon Claw Dragon.png 80 100 Physical
TM05 Roar Normal.png -- 100 Status
TM06 Toxic Poison.png -- 90 Status
TM08 Bulk Up Fighting.png -- -- Status
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.png -- -- Status
TM13 Ice Beam Ice.png 90 100 Special
TM14 Blizzard Ice.png 110 70 Special
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.png 150 90 Special
TM17 Protect Normal.png -- -- Status
TM18 Rain Dance Water.png -- -- Status
TM21 Frustration Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM22 Solarbeam Grass.png 120 100 Special
TM24 Thunderbolt Electric.png 90 100 Special
TM25 Thunder Electric.png 110 70 Special
TM26 Earthquake Ground.png 100 100 Physical
TM27 Return Normal.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM31 Brick Break Fighting.png 75 100 Physical
TM32 Double Team Normal.png -- -- Status
TM35 Flamethrower Fire.png 90 100 Special
TM37 Sandstorm Rock.png -- -- Status
TM38 Fire Blast Fire.png 110 85 Special
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.png 60 95 Physical
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.png 60 -- Physical
TM42 Facade Normal.png 70 100 Physical
TM44 Rest Psychic.png -- -- Status
TM48 Round Normal.png 60 100 Special
TM49 Echoed Voice Normal.png 40 100 Special
TM50 Overheat Fire.png 130 90 Special
TM52 Focus Blast Fighting.png 120 70 Special
TM53 Energy Ball Grass.png 90 100 Special
TM56 Fling Dark.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM58 Sky Drop Flying.png 60 100 Physical
TM59 Incinerate Fire.png 60 100 Special
TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost.png 70 100 Physical
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.png 150 90 Physical
TM71 Stone Edge Rock.png 100 80 Physical
TM73 Thunder Wave Electric.png -- 100 Status
TM74 Gyro Ball Steel.png  ?? 100 Physical
TM75 Swords Dance Normal.png -- -- Status
TM77 Psych Up Normal.png -- -- Status
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.png 60 100 Physical
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.png 75 90 Physical
TM82 Dragon Tail Dragon.png 60 90 Physical
TM87 Swagger Normal.png -- 90 Status
TM90 Substitute Normal.png -- -- Status
TM94 Secret Power Normal.png 70 100 Physical
HM02 Fly Flying.png 90 95 Physical
HM03 Surf Water.png 95 100 Special
HM04 Strength Normal.png 80 100 Physical
HM05 Waterfall Water.png 80 100 Physical
HM06 Rock Smash Fighting.png 40 100 Physical

[edit] Via Breeding

Rayquaza cannot breed.

[edit] Via Move Tutor

[edit] All Generation 5 Games

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Draco Meteor Dragon.png 140 90% Special

[edit] Black 2/White 2 Exclusive Moves

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Aqua Tail Water.png 90 90% Physical
Bind Normal.png 15 85% Physical
Dragon Pulse Dragon.png 90 100% Special
Earth Power Ground.png 90 100% Special
Hyper Voice Normal.png 90 100% Special
Icy Wind Ice.png 55 95% Special
Iron Head Steel.png 80 100% Physical
Iron Tail Steel.png 100 75% Physical
Outrage Dragon.png 120 100% Physical
Sleep Talk Normal.png -- --% Status
Snore Normal.png 40 100% Special
Tailwind Flying.png -- --% Status
Uproar Normal.png 90 100% Special

[edit] Via Event

Move Type Power Acc% Class
V-create Fire.png 180 95% Physical

NOTE: As of writing, this move is exclusive to the Japan region for winning that region's Pokémon Popularity Poll. (Source)

[edit] Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves (Fire Red/Leaf Green)

Move Type Power Acc% Class
Body Slam Normal.png 85 100% Physical
Double-Edge Normal.png 120 100% Physical
Mimic Normal.png -- --% Status

[edit] Generation IV Exclusive Moves

[edit] Via TM/HM

[edit] Via Move Tutor

[edit] Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Acc% Class
Fury Cutter Bug.png 20 95% Physical
Swift Normal.png 60 --% Special
Mud-Slap Ground.png 20 100% Special
[edit] Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Move Type Power Acc% Class
Headbutt Normal.png 70 100% Physical

[edit] Evolution Line

Must Know Dragon Ascent

[edit] Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages

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