Rayquaza is the mascot of the Pokemon Emerald game. This pokemon appears on the boxart of the game. This pokemon serves to end the conflict between Groudon and Kyogre. It happens when Team Magma’s leader Maxie and Team Aqua’s leader Archie awakened them. Now, the question is what is the best moveset for Rayquaza? Let’s find out the information below.
The Best Moveset for Rayquaza
This pokemon has a lot of moves and it is precious for a legendary. If you catch this pokemon, it has the moves including Fly, Outrage, Rest and Extremespeed. This pokemon can learn Ancient Power, Crunch, Dragon Dance, Dragon Claw, Twister and Scary Face from the move reminder. At level 75, it learns Hyper Beam.
TM-wise, it possesses a lot of moves. You are able to use Dragon Claw instead of Outrage in case the confusion chance is not to your taste. On the special side, it has access to Ice Beam, Thunderbolt, Flamethrower and their stronger versions, Fire Blast, Thunder, Blizzard for good coverage and also Suft through HM.
On the physical side, Fly is the main STAB move. You can choose Return, but because this is legendary, it will begin with 0 happiness so that it makes Frustration stronger and increases happiness a pain. Earthquake is also learnt by this Pokemon. Since Rayquaza has equal attacking stats of 150, physical and special moveset are able to be applied here.
On the Support side, this pokemon learns Toxic, Protect, and Rest and some other useless ones such as Sandstorm or Double Team. Also, it learns Dragon Chance. It is a great move for a physical Rayquaza.
The recommended moveset for Rayquaza can be seen below.
- For Physical, the recommended moveset are Fly, Dragon Dance, Earthquake, Extreme Speed/ Rock Slide/ Brick Break.
- For Mixed, the recommended moveset are Outrage/ Dragon Claw, Thunder Bolt/ Flamethrower/ Dragon Dance, Fly/ Earthquake, Crunch/ Extreme Speed/ Surf.
- For Special, the recommended moveset are Outrage/ Dragon Claw, Thunder Bolt/ Flamethrower/ Ice Beam, Thunder/ Fire Blast/ Blizzard, Surf/ Overheat/ Crunch/ Solar Beam.
Other Things to Know About Rayquaza
This pokemon is able to be caught on the top of Sky Pillar at level 70 in Emerald only. This pokemon has very good stats all around with the same Attack and Special Attack. So, it is able to ru any set it wants. Even it sports good Defense and an above average HP. If you lose a lot of team members, you just have to get this Pokemon and then you will be able to win the game.
In the list below, you are able to see the stats of Rayquaza.
The HP of Rayquaza is 105.
The Attack of Rayquaza is 150.
The Defense of Rayquaza is 90.
The Sp. Atk of Rayquaza is 150.
The Sp. Def of Rayquaza is 90.
The Speed of Rayquaza is 95.
How to Catch Rayquaza in Pokemon Emerald
Rayquaza is a legendary pokemon which can beat any trainers. If you want to catch Rayquaza, there are two methods that you can do. However, it is important for you to note that you are not able to catch this pokemon when you meet it for the first time in Sky Pillar.
To be able to catch Rayquaza, you need to fulfill the requirements needed. First, you have to make sure that you have reached Sky Pillar which is located in the north Pacifidlog Town. If you are not able to go to Pacifidlog Town, you will not be able to catch this pokemon. Pacifidlog Town is located in the west Route 131 and you are able to visit it after you complete the mostly game story.
The second requirement is that you have to buy a Mach Bike. If you do not have it, you will not be able to catch Rayquaza. To be able to catch this Pokemon, you need to go through a place which can only be passed by this bike.
The third requirement is that you have to bring a Pokemon which can use HM type ‘Surf’. You have to go through the sea with HM Surf to be able to reach the location where Rayquaza is. If you have completed most game stories, you will be able to find this HM easily. What should we do if we do not have HM Surf? You are able to get it by beating Gym Leader which is located in Petalburg City.
The fourth requirement is that you have to train some Pokemon until you reach at least level 70 to be able to beat Rayquaza. For your information, Rayquaza is the strongest Pokemon and it has level 70 when you fight it. To be able to catch this pokemon, you need some strong Pokemon to deal with Rayquaza’s attack. You are able to catch this Pokemon before or after beating Elite Four.
The fifth requirement is that you have to buy at least 30 to 40 Ultra Ball or you can use Master Ball. If you have a Master Ball, you can use it to catch Rayquaza automatically. However, if you do not have it, you can use Ultra Ball as long as you have some Pokemon which can beat it.
The sixth requirement is that you have to make sure that your Pokemon has strong moves such as Freeze, Sleep, or Paralyze if you do not use Master Ball to catch Rayquaza. The moves can help you to catch this pokemon easily.
Now, it’s time to catch Rayquaza. First, you have to fly to Pacifidlog Town and you have to use Surf to cross the sea to a cave in the northeast of the city. From the Pokemon Center in the middle of Pacifidlog Town, go to the northeast of the city and go through the stone maze to enter the cave where Rayquaza is.
Next, you are able to use Mach Bike to go through cracked floors until you reach the top floor of the Sky Pillar. Then, you have to save the game before you beat Rayquaza in the top Sky Pillar. It is done to prepare if you fail to catch it, you can load the game.
You have to attack Rayquaza until its HP bar turns yellow or red. Some moves such as False Swipe and Tackle can decrease a little HP of Rayquaza. So, you can use this move to prevent Rayquaza from fainting. You are able to use Sleep, Paralyze or Freeze moves before you throw Ultra Ball. If you fail to catch this Pokemon, Ultra Ball which is used next will have a bigger chance to catch it.
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