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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 and flying-type
  • Rayquaza is weak against: Dragon, fairy, ice and rock-types
  • Rayquaza counters: Granbull, Tyranitar, Gardevoir, Rayquaza, Glaceon, Mamoswine, Weavile, Togekiss, Palkia, Garchomp, Rampardos and Terrakion
  • Other Rayquaza notes: Rayquaza's double weakness is Ice type Pokémon, so Ice type moves should be prioritised above all others.

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.

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)

The Season of Go has arrived! The Bug Out! event has brought us the release of Grubbin, Charjabug and Vikavolt in Pokémon Go, while Mega Scizor makes its debut appearance in Mega Raids! You can use Daily Adventure Incense for the chance of encountering Galarian Articuno, Galarian Zapdos and Galarian Moltres. There's also a new special research quest - A Mysterious Incense. While Go Fest 2022 may be behind us, there are still three special research quests you might be working on - Pokémon Go Fest 2022, Rhi's Arrival and A Radiant World. This season has also seen the lowering of the requirement for Candy XL and introduced the first Ultra Beast, Nihilego, along with new Prime Gaming rewards every fortnight.


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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