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Date Reviewed: 09.24.07

Ratings & Reviews Summary: 4.50

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale.
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  5 is the highest rating.

Reeve Rayquaza.
# 384.
Type: Dragon / Flying.
Ability: Air Lock.
Locations: Transfer from GBA (Diamond, Pearl), Special Event, Sky Pillar (Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald).

Hi everyone. Welcome to another Pokémon of the Week. Today we’re reviewing Rayquaza, the sky high Pokémon.

Rayquaza is still one of the most powerful Pokémon out there. It is as powerful as Mewtwo, but not as used. It has just one weak point (we’ll discuss that later) but it’s nothing to underestimate, never. As most dragons, it’s dangerous but very friendly for rookie trainers and overall, it is quite a powerful.

Air lock has some uses after all, blocking weather effects can mess with some pretty well planned strategies…

Let’s move on to the move combinations, let’s see what’s up with this guy…

Nature: Adamant (+ Attack, - Special attack).
Equip: Lum berry.
EV´s: 252 Attack, 252 Speed, 6 HP.
- Dragon dance
- Dragon claw
- Earthquake
- Aerial ace / Extremespeed

Dragon dance gives Rayquaza some awesome advantage, especially if you predict a switch. Just use dragon dance a couple of times, do not over use it as Rayquaza does not have a recovery move. Just sweep as soon as possible.

Nature: Modest (+ Special attack, - Attack).
Equip: Lum berry.
EV´s: 252 Special attack, 252 Speed, 6 HP.
- Dragon pulse
- Ice beam
- Thunderbolt
- Flamethrower / Energy ball

The special sweeper is even easier to use. It covers almost every type, so switching is not always necessary, unless you fight a tank or something like that. Overall you will be safe with this guy on your side.

When should I use this Pokémon?
Using dragons is easy, but once defeated, you might have some kind of psychological disadvantage. Use it whenever you want but do not depend on it too much, balanced teams are essential for us to become good trainers.

What should I use against this Pokémon?
Ice attacks are awesomely effective against Rayquaza, but you still need fast Pokémon to use that kind of move. Mewtwo and speed Deoxys with ice beam will probably take Rayquaza out fairly easily. Tanks are also good.

Bottom line:
Rayquaza is one of the most powerful Pokémon out there, no question about it. Be careful, and as a side note, shiny Rayquaza looks pretty awesome.


Hope you enjoyed.
Carbunkle A dragon type that looks little like a dragon.
At least a little bit. Last one I checked was Dragonair, no other looks like
a dragon.

Name: Rayquaza
Ability: Air Lock
Type: Dragon/Flying
Nature: Timid (+Speed, -Atk)
Item: Petaya Berry
EV's: 252 S.Atk, 252 Speed (Hp)

Air Lock is good for those who use alot of different weathers to boost their
teams. Else it is just meh.
Done to many regular sweepers so I'm sticking with Special sweeper on this
one to. Nature for speed.
Raises S.Atk. in a pinch.
Weakness against Rock, Dragon and big against Ice.

1) Dragon Pulse
2) Thunder Bolt
3) Flamethrower
4) Energy Ball/Rest

Attacks are regualr sweeping attacks.
It's up to you to choose between Energy Ball and Rest.
Energy Ball is for sweeping power against Rock types but Rest gives you the
ability to heal up.


Infact I just wanted to give him 3 but because he atleast looked more like a
dragon then the rest of the dragon types he gets another point raising it to
If anyone has any Event Legendary that I can get data on, just contact me

Over and Out

Alex Bramham
Rayquaza is both very potent and vulnerable at once. To fulfill its potential, threats must be removed beforehand. Weakness to stealth rock means a switch war between Rayquaza and its ice beam wielding counters will damage it heavily. Balanced and requiring prediction but can pay off in the end.

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