Rayquaza RSE
Type Dragon/Flying
Abilities Air Lock
Gender Ratio Genderless
Catch Rate 3 (0.4%)

Rayquaza can be caught on the top of Sky Pillar at level 70 in Emerald only.

This title Legendary can be caught at level 70, which means it outlevels everything remaining in the game. It has very good stats all around, with equal Attack and Special Attack, so it can run any set it pleases.It even sports good Defenses and an above average HP. This guy can solo the game for you without you doing anything.Lost a lot of team members, or don't want to grind? Just catch this Pokemon, and the game is won.

And who doesn't love chucking a legendary at your opponents? It makes you feel like a kid again...

Important Matchups Edit

  • Gym #8 - Juan (Sootopolis City, Water-type): Have fun with your ~30 level advantage.Give it Thunderbolt, and it will zap everybody.
  • Wally (Victory Road): Give it Flamethrower, and watch it sweep with Outrage and Flamethrowering that Magneton.
  • Elite Four Sidney (Ever Grande City, Dark-type): No Problemo. This should be easy as pie.Just spam whatever move you want, there will be no survivors.
  • Elite Four Phoebe (Ever Grande City, Ghost-type): No Problemo. This should be easy as pie.Just spam whatever move you want, there will be no survivors.
  • Elite Four Glacia (Ever Grande City, Ice-type): Normally, with a 4x weakness to Ice, you wouldn't let Rayquaza anywhere near this . . . But Rayquaza isn't normal. Watch as Thunderbolts and Flamethrowers fall from the heavens and KO everyone.
  • Elite Four Drake (Ever Grande City, Dragon-type): You are faster, should have a a Lum Berry in your bag, give it to Rayquaza and watch it sweep with Outrage. And heal fatigue with the Lum Berry. And sweep again.
  • Champion Wallace (Ever Grande City, Water-type): Water-types, Water-types everywhere. But there are some problems with it. Whiscash is Water/Ground, and can survive an Outrage cycle. Best is to use Fly or Crunch or whatever move you have that's best for this. Ludicolo is bulky, so use Fly. Milotic is a joke, and so are the others.
  • Post-Game: It can solo Steven without grinding, because for some strange reason, it can learn Surf. Just set up a few Specials and watch everything fall to Surf+Flamethrower. Then just let it roam the skies like it used to.

Moves Edit

It has a very wide Moveset, worthy of a legendary. When caught, it has the Moveset of Outrage/Fly/Rest/Extremespeed. It can learn Crunch,Ancient Power, Dragon Dance,Dragon Claw,Twister and Scary Face from the move reminder, and learns Hyper Beam at level 75.

TM wise, it has a large selection of moves. Dragon Claw can be used instead of Outrage, if the confusion chance is not to your taste. It also learns Thunderbolt/Ice Beam/Flamethrower and their stronger versions, Thunder/Fire Blast/Blizzard for excellent coverage. It also learns Surf through HM.

On the physical side,it learns Fly as its primary STAB move. It also learns Return, but since it is a legendary, it starts off with 0 happiness, making Frustration stronger, and increasing happiness a pain. It learns Earthquake also.

Both Physical and Special movesets can be applied here since Rayquaza has equal attacking stats .

On the Support side, it learns Protect,Toxic and Rest, and a few other useless ones like Sandstorm or Double Team. It also learns Dragon Dance, a great move for a Physical Rayquaza.

Recommended moveset: Outrage/Dragon Claw, ThunderBolt/Flamethrower/Dragon Dance, Fly/Earthquake, Crunch/ExtremeSpeed/Surf

Other Edit

Rayquaza's stats Edit

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 105
165 - 212 320 - 414
Attack: 150
139 - 222 274 - 438
Defense: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Sp.Atk: 150
139 - 222 274 - 438
Sp.Def: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Speed: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Total: 680   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.

Rayquaza Ratings
3.5 Stars
5 Stars
5 Stars
5 Stars
Type Usefulness
4.5 Stars
Team Role
3.5 Stars
Offensive Utility
4.5 Stars
Defensive Utility
4.5 Stars
4.5 Stars
Fun Factor
5 Stars

4.5 Stars
  • What Nature do I want? This Pokemon is so strong that you might as well want to give your opponent a chance with a bad Nature;but it's not going to make any difference anyways. However, if you are lucky enough to get one of these natures, anything that increases Special Attack like Modest,Quiet,etc is best since its best moves are Special like Outrage/Dragon Claw or BoltBeamThrower. But even an Attack raising nature should work with Earthquake, Fly and Extremespeed,and the rest of the moves being Special.
  • How good is the Rayquaza line in a Nuzlocke? Awesome. That pretty much sums it up. Great stats, great Movepool, found at an extremely high level, out leveling the game, this Pokemon is a must to all those who either need help with their team, those who cannot grind, have a bad team for the Elite Four, or have suffered many deaths . It so much fun to use, as you're basically chucking a Legendary at your opponents, and who doesn't love that? It like you're a kid again. Unless you are a kid.

Rayquaza's type matchups:

  • Weaknesses: Dragon, Ice (x4),Rock ,
  • Resistances: Fire, Grass (x0.25), Fighting, Water, Bug
  • Immunities:Ground
  • Neutralities: Normal, Poison, Ghost, Steel, Flying, Psychic, Dark, Electric