Mega Rayquaza Type Effectiveness

Rayquaza is a dual type Legendary Pokemon, Dragon and Flying type. This is also known as the mascot of Pokemon Emerald as a member of the Weather Trio, as the master trio along with Kyogre and Groudon. Rayquaza is one of the Pokemon types which is able to Mega Evolve and hold an item at the same time.

Rayquaza is also known as one of the strongest Pokemon in the franchise. However, which makes Rayquaza strongest is because it has a special connection to the process of Mega Evolution. It’s revealed to canonically be the first Pokemon to have undergone Mega Evolution.

Mega Rayquaza Type Effectiveness

In Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Rayquaza is the only such form which does not require a Mega Stone before its transformation. Moreover, it’s an atmospheric beast in the Sky High Pokemon which spends the majority of its time flying above the clouds in the ozone layer. Rayquaza also spawn as a meteor to those on the ground.

Then, are you curious for the Mega Rayquaza type effectiveness, the base stat, learnset and more? Thankfully, this post will show you all about them below!

Type Effectiveness

Here’s for the type effectiveness of Mega Rayquaza when it’s under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII:

Damaged normally by:

    • Normal 1x
    • Psychic 1x
    • Flying 1x
    • Dark 1x
    • Poison 1x
    • Ghost 1x
    • Steel 1x
    • Electric 1x

Weak to:

    • Rock 2x
    • Ice 4x
    • Dragon 2x
    • Fairy 2x

Immune to:

    • Ground 0x

Resistant to:

    • Fighting 1/2x
    • Bug 1/2x
    • Fire 1/2x
    • Water 1/2 x
    • Grass ¼x

It’s important to note, if Gravity is in effect, Rayquaza is given an Iron Ball or a Ring Target or it’s also affected by Smack Down or Ingrain, the effectiveness of Ground-type moves is 1x.

Mega Rayquaza Stats

Here’s for Mega Rayquaza stats:

Stat Range
At lv. 50 At lv. 100
HP: 105 165 – 212 320 – 414
Attack: 180 166 – 255 328 – 504
Defense: 100 94 – 167 184 – 328
Sp. Atk: 180 166 – 255 328 – 504
Sp. Def: 100 94 – 167 184 – 328
Speed: 115 108 – 183 211 – 361
Total: 780 Other Pokemon with this total

Notes:

    • The minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0 with a hindering nature (if applicable).
    • The maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31 with a helpful nature (if applicable).

Here’s for Rayquaza base stat:

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 Pokemon with this total

Notes:

    • The minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0 with a hindering nature (if applicable).
    • The maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31 with a helpful nature (if applicable).

Here’s for Pokeathlon stats

    • Speed: 4/5-Star
    • Skill: 3/3-Star
    • Jump: 5/5-Star
    • Power: 4/5-Star
    • Stamina: 4/5-Star
    • Total: 20/23, meaning 4-Star

Rayquaza’s Ability

Coming in dual-type, Dragon and Flying, of course, Rayquaza has a great ability in the game. The Rayquaza’s ability is Air Lock which means when this Pokemon is active, the effects or the weather conditions are disabled.

Here’s for Air Lock effects:

    • In battle

When Rayquaza with Air Lock ability is in battle, all effects of weather are negated although the weather itself still appears.

    • Generation V

When Rayquaza with Air Lock is brought out, the message of “The effects of weather disappears’ ‘ will be displayed once the ability is announced.

    • Generation VI

During heavy rain, harsh sunlight and strong winds, even if Rayquaza is negating the effects of weather with Air Lock, Rain Dance, the moves Sunny Day, Hail and also Sandstrom can still fail if used. Then, the Ability Drizzle, Drought, Snow Warning, and Sand Stream will still fail to activate. Somehow, all other effects of those weather conditions are negated by Air Lock.

    • Outside of battle

Air Lock ability will not have effect when outside of battle.

Rayquaza’s Type Moves

When Rayquaza turns into Mega Rayquaza, of course it will know Dragon Ascent. Well, Dragon Ascent here is a damage-dealing Flying type-move which is introduced in Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. Of course, Dragon Ascent is the signature move of Rayquaza.

Here’s for Dragon Ascent effect:

Dragon Ascent will deal damage and then lowers the user’s Defense stat and Special Defense stat by one stage each.

In Generation VI and VII, the players are allowed to Mega Evolve any Rayquaza which knows Dragon Ascent. In this case, if it’s holding a Z-Crystal or knows the move only through Mimic, of course Rayquaza won’t Mega Evolve. While, In Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Rayquaza cannot Mega Evolve until it in the Delta Episode has been caught.

In the game data of Pokemon X and Y, Dragon Ascent does not exist. For the result, a Pokemon which knows Dragon Ascent cannot be exchanged from Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire to Pokemon X and Y. Then, if a Pokemon in Pokemon  Bank knows the move, it cannot be withdrawn  in Pokemon X and Y. Afterwards, a Pokemon should forget Dragon Ascent in order to be transferred to Pokemon X and Y.

In Generation VIII, Dragon Ascent no longer activates the Mega Evolution.

Rayquaza’s Strategy

We also show the sample of Rayquaza’s strategy to give you more in-depth analysis. Here you go!

Dragon Dance

    • Move 1: Dragon Ascent
    • Move 2: V-create
    • Move 3: Dragon Dance
    • Move 4: Extreme Speed
    • Draco Meteor: Outrage
    • Item: Life Orb
    • Ability: Air Lock
    • Nature: Jolly/ Naive
    • EVs: 252 Atk/4 Def/252 Spe

Swords Dance

    • Move 1: Dragon Ascent
    • Move 2: V-create
    • Move 3: Swords Dance
    • Move 4: Extreme Speed/ Scale Shot
    • Item: Life Orb Focus Sash
    • Ability: Air Lock
    • Nature: Jolly
    • EVs: 252 Atk/4 Def/252 Spe

Choice Band

    • Move 1: Dragon Ascent
    • Move 2: V-create
    • Move 3: Dragon Claw/ Outrage
    • Move 4: Extreme Speed
    • Item: Choice Band
    • Ability: Air Lock
    • Nature: Adamant
    • EVs: 252 Atk/4 Def/252 Spe

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