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Kyogre
カイオーガ Kaiouga
Artwork General
National Dex: #382
Evolves From: None
Evolves Into: None
Generation: Generation III
Pronunciation: $kye-OH-ger$
Icon(s):
Base Stats Biological Details
HP: 100 Species: Sea Basin Pokémon
Attack: 100 Type(s): Water
Defense: 90 Height: 14'09"
Special Atk: 150 Weight: 776.0 lbs.
Special Def: 140 Abilities: Drizzle
Speed: 90 Pokédex Color: Blue
Stat Total: 670 Gender: Genderless
Footprint:
Cry:

Kyogre (Japanese: カイオーガ Kaiouga) is a Water-type Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation III. It is the Version Mascot of Pokémon Sapphire.

## Appearence

It seems to resemble something like a big dark blue whale or orca. It has two big fins or "wings", each ending with four square-shaped "claws." It has a deep blue body and a white chin area with two spikes protruding under it. Above each eye are two spots. It has markings on its wings which sort of resemble the letter A with a circle on the top. It also has two small dorsal fins on its back with two stripes running horizontally below the fins. The tail seems tattered with four trails, the inner smaller than the outer. It also has a mouth full of rarely seen sharp triangular teeth.

## In the Anime

Kyogre appeared in the anime in Episode 373: Gaining Groudon!, and Episode 374: The Scuffle Of Legends!, debuting with Groudon as well. Team Magma and Team Aqua were competing to gain both legendaries. Team Aqua, as it turned out, tricked Magma leader, Maxie by taking Kyogre even after they had Groudon. Then soon things started to get hectic when Archie, Team Aqua leader, seized Kyogre from Team Magma, but it got out of control and possessed him. Then it started to become chaotic as Kyogre was rampaging throughout the ocean. Until Ash's Pikachu, taken over by the Blue Orb, shocked Groudon's cargo container and released Groudon to fight against Kyogre. It turned out that Groudon was the nice one, using the Blue Orb to make Pikachu release it to help Ash and friends.

However, Kyogre is not an evil Pokémon. It saves Ash and Pikachu from drowning in the sea by taking Ash upon its back and it rises to the surface. After that the orbs were placed into rest and all was well again. Kyogre also made an appearance in the ninth Pokémon movie, Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, where it was kind of like Manaphy's "steed."

## Evolution

Kyogre does not evolve.

## Game Info

### Obtainable Versions

Kyogre is obtainable in Sapphire, Emerald, and HeartGold through normal means. Trading a Kyogre into SoulSilver and showing both it and Groudon to Professor Oak allows the player to catch Rayquaza.

### Locations

Version(s) Location Rarity Kyogre Locations Ruby/ Sapphire Cave of Origin (Sapphire Only) One Emerald Marine Cave One FireRed/ LeafGreen Trade None Diamond/ Pearl Pal Park None Platinum Pal Park None HeartGold/SoulSilver Embedded Tower (Requires Blue Orb) (Heartgold Only) One Black/White Trade None

#### Side Game Locations

Game(s) Location Kyogre Locations Pokémon Pinball Ruby & Sapphire Bonus Field (Sapphire Field) Pokémon Trozei! Random Agent Cards, Mr. Who's Den Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Stormy Sea (40F) Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Bottomless Sea (Bottom) Pokémon Ranger Safra Sea (during mission)

### Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries
Generation I
Kyogre did not appear during the Generation I games.
Generation II
Kyogre did not appear during the Generation II games.
Ruby
Kyogre has the power to create massive rain clouds that cover the entire sky and bring about torrential downpours. This Pokémon saved people who were suffering from droughts.
Sapphire
Kyogre is named in mythology as the Pokémon that expanded the sea by covering the land with torrential rains and towering tidal waves. It took to sleep after a cataclysmic battle with Groudon.
Emerald
Kyogre has appeared in mythology as the creator of the sea. After long years of feuding with Groudon, it took to sleep at the bottom of the sea.
FireRed
This Pokémon is said to have expanded the sea by bringing heavy rains. It has the power to control water.
LeafGreen
This Pokémon is said to have expanded the sea by bringing heavy rains. It has the power to control water.
Diamond
It is said to have widened the seas by causing downpours. It had been asleep in a marine trench.
Pearl
It is said to have widened the seas by causing downpours. It had been asleep in a marine trench.
Platinum
It is said to have widened the seas by causing downpours. It had been asleep in a marine trench.
HeartGold
A mythical Pokémon said to have swelled the seas with rain and tidal waves. It battled with Groudon.
SoulSilver
A mythical Pokémon said to have swelled the seas with rain and tidal waves. It battled with Groudon.
Black
It is said to have widened the seas by causing downpours. It had been asleep in a marine trench.
White
It is said to have widened the seas by causing downpours. It had been asleep in a marine trench.
Black 2
It is said to have widened the seas by causing downpours. It had been asleep in a marine trench.
White 2
It is said to have widened the seas by causing downpours. It had been asleep in a marine trench.

## Sprites

Version
Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green Back
Kyogre did not appear in Generation I
Gold Silver Crystal Back
Kyogre did not appear in Generation II
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Black White Back

## Trivia

• Kyogre is the only non-Ice type Pokémon to learn Sheer Cold.
• Despite it saying in the game that Kyogre flew away when defeating it, it isn't Flying-type.
• Kyogre and Mantine have the highest Special Defense of all Water type Pokémon.
• Kyogre and Palkia have the highest Special Attack of all Water type Pokémon.
• Before Generation 5, Kyogre was the only Pokémon to have the Drizzle ability.
• Most of the legendary trios and duos look somewhat alike or at least have the same body class. However, all members of the Weather trio are completely different to one another. Kyogre is based on an orca, Groudon is based on a theropod dinosaur, whilst Rayquaza is based on a Chinese dragon.
• Kyogre's moveset has an advantage over all other members of its trio. Water attacks on Groudon and Ice attacks on Rayquaza are super-effective.
• It is highly likely that Kyogre is based on the Leviathan from Judeo-Christian religion.

## Name Origin

Kyogre's name originates from Kai, which means ocean. Ogres are mythical beasts, but it's unlikely the reason Kyogre's name ends in ogre. It's probably because it's a big beast that which the suffix ogre makes sense. Without the "Ogre" part, it spells out Kaiō, which means King of the Sea. Also, Kaiō is the first four letters of the word Kaiōsei which means Neptune, the Roman version of the Greek god of the sea, Poseidon.