Pokémon Go Rayquaza counters, weaknesses and moveset explained

Everything you need to know about the return of Rayquaza.

Rayquaza has returned to raids in Pokémon Go.

Known as the Sky High Pokémon, due to being a massive green dragon, you may also be able to catch a shiny, black, Rayquaza.

Like the Legendary Pokémon it shares the Hoenn region with, including Groudon and Kyogre, Rayquaza will be available in five-star Raids, so, if you want to defeat this mighty dragon, you'll need to form a team of trainers.

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Rayquaza counters and weaknesses in Pokémon Go

Here is a list of Rayquaza counters to help you add it your Pokédex:

  • Rayquaza type: Dragon / Flying
  • Rayquaza is weak against: Ice, Rock, Dragon, Fairy
  • Rayquaza counters: Articuno, Lapras, Dragonite, Manoswine, Golem, Tyranitar, Glaceon, Weavile
  • Other Rayquaza notes: Rayquaza's double weakness is Ice type Pokémon, so Ice type moves should be prioritised above all others.
  • Rayquaza dates: Wednesday 31st July to Monday 2nd September
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Rayquaza CP in Pokémon Go

Rayquaza will have the following CP ranges:

  • Raid Boss CP - 49,808
  • Normal CP for catching Rayquaza - 2191
  • Weather Boost CP (Windy) for catching Rayquaza - 2739

Thank you to XLVIIISeahawks from reddit for the help with this information.

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That's one cool looking dragon.

Rayquaza Moveset in Pokémon Go

Rayquaza will be able to learn and use a variety of move in Pokémon Go, including:

Possible Fast Moves:

  • Air Slash (Flying)
  • Dragon Tail (Dragon)

Possible Charged Moves:

  • Aerial Ace (Flying)
  • Ancient Power (Rock)
  • Outrage (Dragon)

Pokémon Go in 2020 continues to add new features, such the arrival of the Go Battle League - which is currently highlighting the Ultra League - and soon, Clone Pokémon. We've also recently had the Buddy Adventure feature, which introduces a variety of perks - including finding Souvenirs - as well as a new trade evolution feature. 2019 saw the release of the first Gen 5 Pokémon, along with new regional exclusive Pokémon, Egg charts, and the introduction of the Unova Stone. Pokemon Go also sees regular events - including weekly Spotlight Hour evenings, monthly Field Research rewards and Pokémon Go Community Day, plus a new Giovanni counters quest - the latest being The Shadowy Threat Grows. There is also the gradual arrival of new Promo Codes to redeem, too.


Everything we know about Rayquaza

Rayquaza is a Legendary Pokémon who hails from the Hoenn region. There it's part of the elemental trio, alongside Groudon and Kyogre.

The members of this legendary trio are each a guardian of different elemental sphere. Groudon is the guardian of the lithosphere, so the land, Kyogre watches over the hydrosphere, the world's seas, and Rayquaza guards the atmosphere.

When Groudon and Kyogre clash, which they always seem to do, Rayquaza descends from the sky to stop their fight and help them return to their slumbers.

Since both Groudon and Kyogre have been making appearances in Pokémon Go recently, it only makes sense Rayquaza would eventually return.

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