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[[File:Type Water.gif|link=Water type]]  
Species Sea Basin Pokémon
Abilities Drizzle
None ← 382 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves from None
Evolves into None
カイオーガ Kaiouga'
[[Generation III]]
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Weight Height
Pokédex color Egg group
<font color=Blue>Blue</font>
Shape Footprint

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.


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 first 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."


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.


Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
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
Black 2/White 2 Mystery Gift (Japan only)

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Side Game Locations

Game(s) Area(s)
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



Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
File:Spr 3r 382.png File:Kyogre Sapphire.gif File:Spr 3r 382.png File:Spr b g3 382.png
File:Spr 3r 382 s.png File:Spr 3e 382 s.gif File:Spr 3r 382 s.png File:Spr b g3 382 s.png
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
File:382kyogre.png File:382kyogre.png File:382kyogre.png File:Spr b g4 382.png
File:Spr 4d 382 s.png File:Spr 4d 382 s.png File:Spr 4d 382 s.png File:Spr b g4 382 s.png
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back


  • 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.


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