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Rayquaza is a Dragon, Flying-type Legendary Pokémon from the Hoenn region. It does not evolve into or from any other Pokémon. Along with Kyogre and Groudon, it is a member of the Weather Trio. It can Mega Evolve into Mega Rayquaza after being taught Dragon Ascent via a Meteorite and given 400 Mega Energy.

Pokédex description[]

Sky High Pokémon
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.
- Rayquaza's cry

Possible attacks[]

Fast attacks[]

Icon Flying
14 (12)
Icon Dragon
15 (14)

Charged attacks[]

Icon Flying
55 (23)
Icon Dragon
110 (28)

Attack availability[]

Evolution family[]

Rayquaza is part of a one-member family.

#0384 Rayquaza
400 Rayquaza mega energy Arrow Bothways Dark
Mega Rayquaza

#0384 Rayquaza
400 Rayquaza mega energy Arrow Bothways Dark
Mega Rayquaza



Method Maximum CP Details
Emblem Raid
Raid Battles

(weather boosted)
Tier 5 CP 49,808

2023 Feb 22 - Mar 1[1]
Pokémon GO Fest 2021: Jul 18
Special Raid Weekend: 2021 Mar 27 - 28[2]
Dragon Week: 2020 Jul 31 - Aug 7[3]
2019 Jul 31 - Sep 2[4]
Special Raid Weekend: 2019 Mar 15 - 18[5]
2018 Feb 9 - Mar 16[6][7]

RT-Icon Special-Stamp-1
Research tasks
1,643 Special Research/Timed Research:
Hoenn Celebration Research - Completing 1st part
GO Battle League
GO Battle League
2,191 Obtainable starting from rank:
20 (2023 Feb 22 - Mar 1)

Mega Rayquaza[]

Rayquaza mega energy Mega Energy required:
Initial Base Mega Level High Mega Level Mega Level Max Mega Level Mega Level Mega Level
400 80 40 20

Energy Sources Details
Egg Raid Mega Legendary
Mega Legendary Raid Battles
Obtain Mega Energy from Mega Raid Battle
Boss CP 88,200

Catch CP 2,191/2,739 (weather boosted)
Elite Raid: Mega Rayquaza: 2024 Jun 29
Pokémon GO Fest 2023: Global: Aug 27
Pokémon GO Fest 2023: New York City: Aug 18 - 20 (Ticket holders only)
Pokémon GO Fest 2023: London: Aug 4 - 6 (Ticket holders only)
Pokémon GO Fest 2023: Osaka: Aug 4 - 6 (Ticket holders only)

RT-Icon Special-Stamp-1
Research tasks
Field Research:
10× - Mega Evolve a Pokémon: Pokémon GO Fest 2023: Global
Special Research/Timed Research:
400× - GO Fest 2023: Super Sky-High
400× - GO Fest 2023: New York City Sights
400× - GO Fest 2023: London City Sights
400× - GO Fest 2023: Osaka City Sights


Avatar items[]



  • In the Shiny Rayquaza promotional image, there are three traditional Chinese characters in calligraphical style. The large one behind Shiny Rayquaza means "black", while the two small ones on the side mean "descent" or "arrival".
  • Rayquaza features a different background animation when mega evolving.
  • When Mega Rayquaza was initially released, it did not boost Psychic-type candies and only provided a damage boost when actively battling, despite being announced to do so.[8] This was confirmed to be a bug by Niantic in an update[9] and later fixed. Its boost currently applies even if Mega Rayquaza is not the current active Pokémon attacking or if it is fainted.[10]
  • The amount of Mega Energy given in Elite Raid: Mega Rayquaza followed the usual Mega Raids instead of Primal Raids.[11]


  1. Welcome to Season 9: Mythical Wishes. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2022-11-28.
  2. Rayquaza returns to raids for a limited time!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2021-03-23.
  3. Tips for the best Pokémon GO Fest experience—plus, Ultra Unlock details!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-07-23.
  4. Rayquaza returns to raids with a radiant reveal!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-07-29.
  5. Challenge Rayquaza in this Special Raid Weekend!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-03-07.
  6. Discover Rayquaza and More Pokémon Originally from the Hoenn Region!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2018-02-08.
  7. PokemonGoApp. (2018, February 9). Rayquaza, the Legendary Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region, has descended from the ozone layer in the sky!. Twitter. Retrieved on 2018-02-12.
  8. Bug: Mega Rayquaza currently does NOT boost Psychic-type candies (and presumably XLs), even though it was supposed to. r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2024-04-03.
  9. Mega Rayquaza not providing additional damage boosts is a known bug r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2024-04-03.
  10. Primal Reversion/Mega Rayquaza Boost other types' moves power by 10%. r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2024-04-03.
  11. Extra mega energy from rayquaza raids. r/TheSilphRoad. Retrieved on 2024-06-29.

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