Have you ever heard about the Smogon website? Well, it is the most comprehensive and accurate website to find online resources for competitive Pokemon battling. There, you will be able to find articles and advice through the community forums to be able to help you to compete at every level. On this site, you are also able to find information about Rayquaza and Mega Rayquaza. Here, we will inform you about it.
Information About Mega Rayquaza in Smogon
According to the Smogon website, the base form of this Pokemon is Rayquaza. It is the dragon/ flying type which has Air Lock ability and the Tier is Uber. The stats of this pokemon can be seen below.
- HP: 105
- Attack: 150
- Defense: 90
- Sp. Atk: 150
- Sp. Def: 90
- Speed: 95
Then, after this Pokemon undergoes Mega Evolve to be a Mega Rayquaza, it has Delta Stream and the tier is AG. Here are the stats of Mega Rayquaza.
- HP: 105
- Attack: 180
- Defense: 100
- Sp. Atk: 180
- Sp. Def: 100
- Speed: 115
In the overview section of Rayquaza in Smogon website, it is described that as the premier offensive threat in Anything Goes, Mega Rayquaza boasts incredible attacking stats which are bucked by a stellar movepool. Base 115 Speed is solid and it permits it to outpace a lot of offensive threats such as Primal Groudon, Xerneas, Yveltal and Zygarde-C.
This Pokemon gets more benefits because it can hold an item unlike other Mega Evolutions. So, it makes it unpredictable and dangerous. It permits this pokemon to be able to run some movesets actively so that it makes this pokemon hard to deal with before revealing its set. Even though base 115 speed is fast enough, this pokemon is able to be beaten by Arceus and also other faster threats like Mega Gengar and Ultra Necrozma. Even though its bulk is above average for an offensive threat when it is combined with Delta Stream, the use of Dragon Ascent repeatedly will leave it vulnerable to priority from the likes of Arceus and Marshadow.
Dragon Ascent is needed for Mega Evolution. It provides this pokemon a powerful Flying-type attack. Dragon Dance permits Mega Rayquaza to outpace most threats and threaten to sweep. Extreme Speed can make Pokemon faster and revenge kills weakened threats. Earthquake is able to hit a lot of Flying-type answers and it includes Arceus-Rock, Arceus-Steel and Necrozma-DM. V-create is a strong option which permits Mega Rayquaza to defeat certain checks such as Skarmory and Celesteela. But, the speed drop from usage limits Mega Rayquaza’s ability as a sweeper and it makes this pokemon cannot beat Arceus-Rock or Tyranitar alone.
252 Attack EVs are backed by an Adamant nature. It maximizes the offensive power of Mega Rayquaza. 252 Speed EVs permits it to be able to speed tie with opposing Mega Rayquaza and also outspeed the likes of Yveltal, Primal Groudon and bulkier Arceus formes. To boost the attacking abilities of Rayquaza, you can use Life Orb. It permits Dragon Ascent to 2HKO almost anything which does not resist Flying.
You need to set up Dragon Dance Mega Rayquaza sparingly. It is because if it has set up Dragon Dance, it is impossible to switch out until it has been revenge killed. You are able to try to bring Mega Rayquaza on pokemon which can be countered or forced out such as Primal Groudon and Ho-Oh. You need to eliminate priority users such as Marshadow and opposing Mega Rayquaza before you try to set up. This thing is done to be able to avoid being revenge killed after just one KO.
To the bulkier teams, spam may be received by Dragon Ascent liberally to deal heavy damage to switch-ins. You are able to try to keep Mega Rayquaza healthy if it is needed for revenge killing purposes. However, it is good option to use Mega Rayquaza to heavily damage a threat such as Arceus-Fairy. So, teammates such as Bulk Up Marshadow will be able to sweep later.
Now, how about team options? Dragon Dance Mega Rayquaza is very versatile so it can work well with almost anything because of its sheer power and utility. However, it is important for you to know that Mega Rayquaza really appreciate suicide leads such as Deoxys-S and Excadrill which can manage and prevent hazards to enter.
As offensive partners, Rock Polish Necrozma-DM really appreciates the ability of Mega Rayquaza to weaken checks such as Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre. In return, it is able to counter troublesome Fairy-types such as Arceus-Fairy and Xerneas. Primal Kyogre can pair well with Mega Rayquaza. It is because they pressure Primal Groudon and Kyogre also threatens most support Arceus formes.
Yveltal and Groudon give strong offensive presences which is able to weaken a lot of checks of Mega Rayquaza. After Mega Rayquaza has worn down a lot of its checks such as Ho-Oh, Primal Kyogre, and Primal Groudon, Calm Mind Arceus-Steel is able to clean late-game. The ability of Mega Rayquaza to pressure Ho-Oh, Necrozma-DM and Primal Groudon is also appreciated by Geomancy Xerneas. Lunala and Rayquaza are able to damage defensive cores. It is because they possess excellent offensive coverage.
Dragon Ascent hits hard even without Life Orb. Also, it can 2HKO most Pokemon in the tier. V-create is a good coverage which hits Steel-types, mainly Arceus-Steel and Necrozma-DM, very effectively. Draco Meteor OHKOes Zygarde before Power Construct and also hits Tyranitar and Primal Groudon for more damage than Dragon Ascent would. Arceus-Rock and Steel-type can be hit by Earthquake without having to drop the speed of Mega Rayquaza. Surf is used to OHKO Primal Groudon and it is able to hit Arceus Rock.
For revenge killing, Choice Scarf Mega Rayquaza should be brought in. However, it is also able to come in on Pokemon it can check such as Primal Groudon. If you need Mega Rayquaza to be able to revenge kill key threats such as Ultra Necrozma and Arceus-Steel, you have to make sure that it keeps healthy during the game.
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