0384 Rayquaza



  • Ranking Score:
  • Main moves:
    Dragon Tail, Breaking Swipe*, Dragon Ascent*
  • Type
  • Level:
  • Rank:
    Lvl 14.5 1/14/12CP 1500
  • Buddy Distance:
  • Charged Move Cost:
    100,000 Stardust
  • Attack:
  • Defense:
  • Stamina:
  • Overall:


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More Detail Properties Introduction

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Registeel has the following traits and playstyles:
  • + Spammy
    Reaches Charged Moves quickly.
  • + Fast Move Pressure
    Deals heavy Fast Move damage. It can pressure switches and work around shields.
  • + Shield Pressure
    Pressures opponents to shield its strong or rapid attacks.
  • - Glass Cannon
    Hits hard but struggles to take hits. Depends on shields.
  • - Volatile
    Susceptible to one or more double weaknesses.
  • - Inconsistent
    May depend on baits and performs inconsistently.
Move stats include same type and Shadow attack bonuses.
Recommended Move:
*Event or Elite TM exclusive*Unobtainable via TM
No.Move TypesMoveAccuracyPowerDamageAverageFast MoveCountRemark
1FastDragon Tail35.23Multipurpose
2FastAir Slash33.63General
3ChargedBreaking Swipe*50% chance -1 Atk opponent35601.714 - 4 - 4 - 4Debuff Spam/Bait
4ChargedAerial Ace40661.655 - 4 - 5 - 4General
5ChargedAncient Power10% chance +1 Atk +1 Def self45601.335 - 5 - 5 - 5Boost
6ChargedOutrage601322.27 - 7 - 6 - 7Nuke
7ChargedHurricane*651322.038 - 7 - 7 - 7Nuke
8ChargedDragon Ascent*100% chance -1 Def self701802.578 - 8 - 8 - 8Self-Debuff Nuke

Character Introduction


Rayquaza is a legendary Dragon & Flying Pokémon. It is vulnerable to Ice, Rock, Dragon and Fairy moves. Rayquaza's strongest moveset is Dragon Tail & Outrage and it has a Max CP of 3,835.


"Rayquaza is said to have lived for hundreds of millions of years. Legends remain of how it put to rest the clash between Kyogre and Groudon."

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PVP Mode Explanatory Notes

PvP Moveset Explanation
Dragon Tail + Breaking Swipe* & Dragon Ascent*

Dragon Tail is slightly superior to Air Slash in terms of energy gain, but more importantly in the formats where Rayquaza can compete in, Dragon-type coverage is valuable against other Dragon Pokemon, as well as its relatively neutral coverage overall. 

Breaking Swipe is one of the best Charged Attacks in the game, having the same damage and energy as Dragon Claw but with an additional guaranteed Attack drop. Dragon Ascent has a steep cost and also comes with a Defense self-debuff, but its raw power makes it an incredible closing move when shields are down. It provides coverage against Fairy-type Pokemon, and is strong enough to nearly OHKO them. Hurricane is generally an outclassed option; it is slightly cheaper, but inconsequentially so, and it is so much weaker than Dragon Ascent. Ancient Power can provide a quick way to smash Ho-Oh and is Rayquaza's best non-exclusive option. Aerial Ace is a terrible move. Outrage is a solid attack, but it leaves Rayquaza helpless against Fairies.

PvP Rating Explanation
Great League:  1 / 5

Research Rayquaza can have a low enough CP to enter the Great League if rerolled via trade, but it really shouldn't be wasted for such things. Competition with Dragons such as Altaria, Dragonite, and Dragonair leaves Rayquaza as largely a gimmick choice.

Ultra League: 2 / 5

Rayquaza's huge attack stat doesn't do it any favors in any restricted-CP format, resulting in poor bulk compared to the rest of the meta. Breaking Swipe may be an excellent move, but Rayquaza still heavily competes with higher stat Dragons like Dragonite and Giratina. Its poor bulk means it won't be able to make great use of Breaking Swipe's debuff.

Master League: 4 / 5

WIthout the CP cap to hold it back, Rayquaza's huge attack is finally an asset rather than a hindrance. The addition of the extremely potent Breaking Swipe gives Rayquaza a tangible niche over the similar Dragonite. Though Rayquaza's bulk is still poor by Master League standards, it is now bulky enough where Breaking Swipe's Attack drops can prove to be irritating. Rayquaza is at its strongest in 2-shield matchups, where it can rack up multiple Attack drops on an opponent. This is most devastating against opponents who rely on Charged Attacks to deal a majority of their damage, such as Excadrill and Mewtwo. Additionally, thanks to Dragon Ascent, Rayquaza can be a devastating closer; the move can pull off impressive feats such as nearly oneshotting Zacian, Xerneas, and Togekiss. Even the extremely tanky Lugia reels to the sheer power of the move.

Despite Breaking Swipe's potency, Rayquaza can find itself still struggling against common Pokemon such as Dialga, Zacian, Xerneas, and Melmetal. Its weakness against common high damage Fast Attacks such as Dragon Breath, Dragon Tail, and to a lesser extent, Charm and Powder Snow make it challenging for Rayquaza to stack Attack drops. Unlike Dragonite, Rayquaza struggles to cleanly dent Steel-type opponents, and may have to rely on committing shields to overcome them.

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