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{{Rayquaza}}
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|evofrom=None
 
|evointo=None
 
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|weight=<span class="explain" title="206.5kg">455.2 lbs.</span>
 
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|color=<span style="color:#007521; font-weight:bold;">Green</span>
 
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'''Rayquaza''' (Japanese: '''レックウザ''' ''Rekkuuza'') is a {{type|Dragon}}/{{type|Flying}}-[[Types|type]] [[Legendary Pokémon]], as well as the [[version mascot]] for ''[[Pokémon Emerald]]''. It is said to dwell in the ozone layer of the atmosphere.
 
   
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'''Rayquaza''' (Japanese: '''レックウザ''' ''Rekkuuza'') is a {{type|Dragon}}/{{type|Flying}}-[[Types|type]] [[Legendary Pokémon]] introduced in [[Generation III]]. It is the [[version mascot]] for ''[[Pokémon Emerald]]''.
   
== Etymology ==
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==Biology==
Its name may be derived from ray and Quasa, describing how Rayquaza lives under the influence of solar phenomenon as the sun's rays. The derivation of the word quasar may be a misunderstanding of what really is a quasar, or an indication of a cosmic origin. Perhaps the Quaza is a reference to Quetzalcoatl as Quetzalcoatl is represented as "feathered serpent". This legend has made ​​the heavens and the food for humans, and the heavens gave Rayquaza. We also see that Rayquaza could be the legendary creature known as Ziz or Renanim. It could also be based on the mythical dragon of Chinese and Japanese culture, (神龙) Shenlong. According to oriental mythology, Shenlong dwells in heaven and controls the climate, just as Rayquaza does.
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===Physiology===
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Rayquaza is a long serpentine Pokémon with a greenish body and 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 elongated serpent body. As Mega Rayquaza, it is more aggressive.
   
== In the anime ==
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===Behavior===
Rayquaza makes its debut in the 7th movie ''[[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.
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Rayquaza seems to be a very aggressive Pokémon, shown when it attacked a [[Deoxys]].
   
Rayquaza and Deoxys fought fiercely against each other and although Deoxys versatility had given it the upper hand, Rayquaza took it by surprise and defeated it with a [[Hyper Beam]], destroying its body completely. However, Deoxys's crystal was unharmed and it managed to regenerate its body and set out to recover its friend, which was another Deoxys. Rayquaza senses Deoxys's presence and flew to LaRousse City to once again battle Deoxys.
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In the [[Hoenn]] region's mythology, it was said that Rayquaza stopped the fighting 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.
 
Upon arriving to LaRousse City, Rayquaza and Deoxys fought. Deoxys blocked its violent intrusion by putting a shield around the city, preventing Rayquaza from defeating Deoxys or interfering with its search. After the many attempts Rayquaza penetrated the shield and entered the city, attacking Deoxys. Meanwhile, Deoxys's friend was being revived by Ash and Tory using a large cutting laser to free its crystal. After they succeeded in doing so, the Deoxys was reunited with its fellow Deoxys. Both of them were able to defeat Rayquaza.
 
 
The security system in the city however, was sent out of control by Rayquaza's nearly uncontrolled attacks which caused damage to the city's defense system control computers locking them into emergency mode. Tory's father contacted them and explained that the system's security would unlock if an I.D. card was scanned into the security-bot leader. Ash dodged through a large tsunami of security robots to reach the security-bot leader and scanned the card. This deactivated the control lockout long enough for the system to be shut down. Rayquaza was helped out of the large pile of security bots by both of the Deoxys, then knowing they meant him no harm, returned to his habitat in the atmosphere, after that the Deoxys left the city peacefully.
 
   
 
==Evolution==
 
==Evolution==
'''Rayquaza''' does not evolve.
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[[File:Mega Rayquaza Mega Evolution Special.png|thumb|Mega Rayquaza]]
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Rayquaza does not evolve normally. Rayquaza can Mega Evolve after learning the move, [[Dragon Ascent]]. Rayquaza obtains this Mega Evolution in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. The Rayquaza you get in the Delta Episode already knows the move Dragon Ascent.
   
== Games ==
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==Appearances==
[[File:Figthrayquaza.jpg|thumb|200px|Battling Rayquaza in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.]]
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===Anime===
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]],(Only for Pokemon Emerald) making for an easy [[Elite Four]].
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[[File:RayquazaseeninEndingPreview.png|thumb]] Rayquaza makes its debut in the 7th movie ''[[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.
   
In the [[Hoenn]] region's mythology, it was said that Rayquaza stopped the fighting 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.
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When [[Iris (anime)|Iris]] was leaving [[Blackthorn City]] with [[Iris' Axew|Axew]] and her newly captured [[Iris' Gible|Gible]], she spotted Rayquaza flying through the clouds in the sky.
   
Rayquaza is Level 70 when the hero faces it in Pokémon Emerald, it has starting moves [[Extreme Speed]], [[Outrage]], [[Rest]], and [[Fly]].
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*[[Rayquaza (MS007)]]
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*[[Rayquaza (Mega Evolution Special)]]
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*[[Rayquaza (MS018)]]
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*[[Cynthia's Rayquaza]]
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*[[Mirage Rayquaza]]
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==Game info==
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[[File:Figthrayquaza.jpg|thumb|200px|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]] (Only for Pokémon Emerald), making for an easy [[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 of Sky Tower.
 
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 of Sky Tower.
   
 
It can also be found in HeartGold and SoulSilver in Embedded Tower after the player obtains Kyogre (HeartGold) and Groudon (SoulSilver).
 
It can also be found in HeartGold and SoulSilver in Embedded Tower after the player obtains Kyogre (HeartGold) and Groudon (SoulSilver).
 
   
 
===Locations===
 
===Locations===
 
{{Game Locations
 
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====Side Game Locations====
 
====Side Game Locations====
 
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|PMD2=[[Sky Stairway]] (Summit)
 
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|Ranger1=[[Fiore Temple]] (during mission)
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===Pokédex Entries===
 
===Pokédex Entries===
{{GenIIIPokédex|
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|type={{Dragon}}
name=Rayquaza|
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|border={{Flying}}
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.|
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|gen=III
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.|
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|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.
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.|
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|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.|
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|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.
leafgreen=It has lived for hundreds of millions of years in the ozone layer. Its flying form looks like a meteor.|
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|firered=It has lived for hundreds of millions of years in the ozone layer. Its flying form looks like a meteor.
diamond=It cannot be seen from ground level since it lives far up above the clouds in the ozone layer.|
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|leafgreen=It has lived for hundreds of millions of years in the ozone layer. Its flying form looks like a meteor.
pearl=It cannot be seen from ground level since it lives far up above the clouds in the ozone layer.|
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|diamond=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.|
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|pearl=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.|
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|platinum=It cannot be seen from ground level since it lives far up above the clouds in the ozone layer.
soulsilver=It flies in the ozone layer, way up high in the sky. Until recently, no one had ever seen it.|
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|heartgold=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.|
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|soulsilver=It flies in the ozone layer, way up high in the sky. Until recently, no one had ever seen it.
white=It cannot be seen from ground level since it lives far up above the clouds in the ozone layer.|
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|black=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.|
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|white=It cannot be seen from ground level since it lives far up above the clouds in the ozone layer.
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|black 2=It cannot be seen from ground level since it lives far up above the clouds in the ozone layer.
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|white 2=It cannot be seen from ground level since it lives far up above the clouds in the ozone layer.
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|x=It lives in the ozone layer far above the clouds and cannot be seen from the ground.
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|y=It flies in the ozone layer, way up high in the sky. Until recently, no one had ever seen it.
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|or=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.
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|as=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 History==
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===Super Smash Bros. Brawl===
[[File:Rayquaza.jpg|thumb|A Rayquaza close up]]
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[[File:Rayquaza.jpg|thumb|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.
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.
 
It is interesting to note that Rayquaza was found within the lake as opposed to its usual dwelling, the sky.
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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.
 
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.
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===Learnset===
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====Leveling====
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{{Movessettop|type=Dragon|type2=Flying}}
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{{Movessetmid|5|[[Scary Face]]|-|100|10|Normal|Status}}
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{{Movessetmid|15|[[Crunch]]|80|100|15|Dark|Physical}}
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{{Movessetmid|20|[[Hyper Voice]]|90|100|10|Normal|Special}}
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{{Movessetmid|30|[[Rest]]|-|-|20|Psychic|Status}}
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{{Movessetmid|35|'''[[Air Slash]]'''|75|95|15|Flying|Special}}
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{{Movessetmid|45|[[Ancient Power]]|60|100|5|Rock|Special}}
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{{Movessetmid|50|'''[[Outrage]]'''|120|100|10|Dragon|Physical}}
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{{Movessetmid|60|[[Dragon Dance]]|-|-|20|Dragon|Status}}
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{{Movessetmid|65|'''[[Fly]]'''|90|95|15|Flying|Physical}}
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{{Movessetmid|75|[[Extreme Speed]]|80|100|5|Normal|Physical}}
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{{Movessetmid|80|[[Hyper Beam]]|150|100|5|Normal|Special}}
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{{Movessetmid|90|'''[[Dragon Pulse]]'''|85|100|10|Dragon|Special}}
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{{Movessetend|type=Dragon}}
   
 
==Sprites==
 
==Sprites==
 
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|IVbacks = RayquazaBackSprite4.png
 
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====Mega Evolution Sprites====
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|style="background:#2E8B57"|[[File:MRayquaza ORAS.gif|link=Rayquaza]]<br />'''Front'''
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|style="background:#2E8B57"|[[File:MRayquaza Back ORAS.gif|link=Rayquaza]]<br />'''Back'''
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|style="background:#2F4F4F"|[[File:MRayquaza Shiny ORAS.gif|link=Rayquaza]]<br />'''Front (Shiny)'''
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|style="background:#2F4F4F"|[[File:MRayquaza Back Shiny ORAS.gif|link=Rayquaza]]<br />'''Back (Shiny)'''
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|}
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*Ray means fish, and "quaza" comes from the word quasar meaning an extragalactic object.
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*Rayquaza is one of few Pokémon resembling dragons from oriental lore along with [[Gyarados]].
*Rayquaza is the only dual type in the Weather Trio.
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*Rayquaza is the only Pokémon boss in [[Super Smash Bros.|Super Smash Bros. Brawl]].
*Rayquaza is one of the only Pokémon bosses to be in Super Smash Bros Brawl.
 
 
*Rayquaza is based on Ziz of Judeo-Christian religion.
 
*Rayquaza is based on Ziz of Judeo-Christian religion.
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*Rayquaza is one of only two Pokémon that can naturally learn the move [[Fly]], the other being [[Salamence]].
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*Rayquaza is the only member of the Weather Trio who does not have a [[Primal Reversion]] form. Instead, it has a [[Mega Evolution]].
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*Rayquaza's Mega-Evolved form looks like Shenron from Dragon Ball series.
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*Rayquaza is the first Mega Evolution without the mega stone.
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*Rayquaza's Mega-Evolved form is the First Longest Pokemon.
   
{{References|rayquaza|384}}
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===Etymology===
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Its name may be derived from ray and Quasa, describing how Rayquaza lives under the influence of solar phenomenon as the sun's rays. The derivation of the word quasar may be a misunderstanding of what really is a quasar, or an indication of a cosmic origin. Perhaps the Quaza is a reference to Quetzalcoatl as Quetzalcoatl is represented as "feathered serpent". This legend has made ​​the heavens and the food for humans, and the heavens gave Rayquaza. We also see that Rayquaza could be the legendary creature known as Ziz or Renanim. It could also be based on the mythical dragon of Chinese and Japanese culture, (神龙) Shenlong. According to oriental mythology, Shenlong dwells in heaven and controls the climate, just as Rayquaza does.
   
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==Gallery==
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Latest revision as of 05:39, December 19, 2014

Type(s)
Type Dragon  Type Flying
Species Sky High Pokémon
Abilities Air Lock
Pokédex
Groudon ← 384 → Jirachi
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn 200/209 Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves From None
Evolves Into None
Rayquaza
384
レックウザ Rekkuuza
384Rayquaza
Generation III
Evolutionary Line
No evolution line
Gender
Genderless
Weight Height
455.2 lbs. 206.5 kg 23'00" 7.0 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Green
Body Style Footprint
Body02
F384
Cry

Type(s)
Type Dragon  Type Flying
Species Sky High Pokémon
Abilities Delta Stream
Pokédex
Groudon ← 384M → Jirachi
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn 200/209 Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves From None
Evolves Into None
Mega Rayquaza
384M
メガレックウザ Mega Rekkuuza
384MRayquaza
Generation III
Evolutionary Line
No evolution line
Gender
Genderless
Weight Height
864.2 lbs. 392.0 kg 35'05" 10.8 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Green
Body Style Footprint
Body02
F384M
Cry

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.

BiologyEdit

PhysiologyEdit

Rayquaza is a long serpentine Pokémon with a greenish body and 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 elongated serpent body. As Mega Rayquaza, it is more aggressive.

BehaviorEdit

Rayquaza seems to be a very aggressive Pokémon, shown when it attacked a Deoxys.

In the Hoenn region's mythology, it was said that Rayquaza stopped the fighting 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.

EvolutionEdit

Mega Rayquaza Mega Evolution Special

Mega Rayquaza

Rayquaza does not evolve normally. Rayquaza can Mega Evolve after learning the move, Dragon Ascent. Rayquaza obtains this Mega Evolution in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. The Rayquaza you get in the Delta Episode already knows the move Dragon Ascent.

AppearancesEdit

AnimeEdit

RayquazaseeninEndingPreview
Rayquaza makes its debut in the 7th movie 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.

Game infoEdit

Figthrayquaza

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 (Only for Pokémon Emerald), making for an easy 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 of Sky Tower.

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

LocationsEdit

Rayquaza Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Ruby/Sapphire Sky Pillar One
Emerald Sky Pillar One
FireRed/LeafGreen Trade None
Diamond/Pearl Pal Park None
Platinum Pal Park None
HeartGold/SoulSilver Embedded Tower One
Black/White Transfer None
X/Y Transfer None
OR/AS Sky Pillar One


Side Game LocationsEdit

Rayquaza Locations
Game(s) Location
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 EntriesEdit

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.
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.
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.
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. BrawlEdit

Rayquaza

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.

LearnsetEdit

LevelingEdit

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
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 - -% 20 Psychic Status


35 Air Slash 75 95% 15 Flying Special


45 Ancient Power 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 150 100% 5 Normal Special


90 Dragon Pulse 85 100% 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.

SpritesEdit

Version
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RSRayquaza E 384 front RSRayquaza RayquazaBackSprite1
RSShinyRayquaza EmeraldShinyRayquaza RSShinyRayquaza RayquazaBackSprite2
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DPPtRayquaza DPPtRayquaza DPPtRayquaza RayquazaBackSprite3
DPPtShinyRayquaza DPPtShinyRayquaza DPPtShinyRayquaza RayquazaBackSprite4
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Rayquaza BW Rayquaza BW Back Sprite
Rayquaza BW Shiny Sprite Rayquaza BW Shiny Back Sprite
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Rayquaza XY Rayquaza XY Back Sprite
Rayquaza XY Shiny Sprite Rayquaza XY Shiny Back Sprite

Mega Evolution SpritesEdit

MRayquaza ORAS
Front
MRayquaza Back ORAS
Back
MRayquaza Shiny ORAS
Front (Shiny)
MRayquaza Back Shiny ORAS
Back (Shiny)

TriviaEdit

  • 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 naturally learn the move Fly, the other being Salamence.
  • Rayquaza is the only member of the Weather Trio who does not have a Primal Reversion form. Instead, it has a Mega Evolution.
  • Rayquaza's Mega-Evolved form looks like Shenron from Dragon Ball series.
  • Rayquaza is the first Mega Evolution without the mega stone.
  • Rayquaza's Mega-Evolved form is the First Longest Pokemon.

EtymologyEdit

Its name may be derived from ray and Quasa, describing how Rayquaza lives under the influence of solar phenomenon as the sun's rays. The derivation of the word quasar may be a misunderstanding of what really is a quasar, or an indication of a cosmic origin. Perhaps the Quaza is a reference to Quetzalcoatl as Quetzalcoatl is represented as "feathered serpent". This legend has made ​​the heavens and the food for humans, and the heavens gave Rayquaza. We also see that Rayquaza could be the legendary creature known as Ziz or Renanim. It could also be based on the mythical dragon of Chinese and Japanese culture, (神龙) Shenlong. According to oriental mythology, Shenlong dwells in heaven and controls the climate, just as Rayquaza does.

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