shiny Rayquaza Pokémon GO

Want a chance to catch the elusive Rayquaza in Pokémon GO? Well, your chance is almost here! The legendary Pokémon from Hoenn will be descending to Earth as Pokémon GO‘s next raid event.

Rayquaza will appear in five-star raids starting at 1 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, July 31. These raids will be live until 1 p.m. PDT on Sept. 2. Did I also mention the legendary Pokémon will be shiny?

Check out Niantic’s awesome announcement video for shiny Rayquaza below!

Along with the reveal trailer, Niantic also dropped a short blurb about Rayquaza and the event itself:

Rayquaza is said to have lived for hundreds of millions of years in the ozone layer, descending only to put the clash between Kyogre and Groudon to rest. Seeing as the Sea Basin Pokémon and the Continent Pokémon have both been active recently, it’s no surprise that this normally reclusive Pokémon has reappeared in their place!

This Dragon- and Flying-type Legendary Pokémon is weak to Ice-, Rock-, Dragon-, and Fairy-type attacks. In fact, Rayquaza has a quadruple weakness to Ice-type attacks, so be sure to have Pokémon with those attacks ready when going into battle!

May the winds of fortune blow in your favor. Let’s GO!

So there you have it, trainers! Good luck trying to catch your shiny Rayquaza in Pokémon GO over the next month.


Adam Sherrill
I love all kinds of video games. I personally find the most enjoyment in JRPGs, Visual Novels, and pretty much anything Nintendo makes. I'm always open to discovering new types of games, so I'll be happy to check out anything someone suggests.

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