How to get Mega Rayquaza in Pokemon Go

Ezequiel Leis
Mega Rayquaza in a Pokemon Go Fest 2023 promo image

Pokemon Go players can get their hands on Mega Rayquaza, the most powerful Mega Evolution in the game. And here’s all you need to know to get the Legendary Pokemon, including important dates, Meteorites, and more.

Trainers who faced Mega Rayquaza in Raids for a chance to get this powerful Pokemon have learned that this powerful Dragon-type Legendary can be tough as nails. Getting one for your team is a game-changer, however, they’ll need a new item to take the Legendary Pokemon to new heights.

Here’s all you need to know about Mega Rayquaza in Pokemon Go, including how Meteorites work and more.

How to get Mega Rayquaza in Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go players must defeat and catch Rayquaza in Raids and obtain Mega Rayquaza Energy. Then use 300 Mega Energy to evolve Rayquaza.

It was confirmed that Mega Rayquaza is coming back on June 29, 2024, on Elite Raids from 12 PM to 1 PM (local time) and from 5 PM to 6 PM (local time).

Previously, an Item called Meteorite was required along the Mega Energy to evolve Rayquaza into its Mega form, but Niantic has not specified if this method is also coming back with the Mega Rayquaza Raids.

mega rayquaza pokemon go in the anime
Mega Rayqauza will be hosted in Elite Raids during the Shared Skies season.

How to Mega evolve Rayquaza in Pokemon Go

To Mega Evolve Rayquaza in Pokemon Go, players need to teach it the Charged Attack Dragon Ascent. This can only be done with an item called Meteorite. Trainers were able to get Meteorites by completing Special Research tasks.

It is unclear if the Meteorite will be coming back alongside the Mega Rayquaza Elite Raids, but we will keep you informed in case this happens.

Mega Rayquaza bonuses in Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go players who have Mega Rayquaza in their teams will get additional XP, additional Candy, and an increased chance of earning Candy XL when catching Flying, Psychic, or Dragon-type Pokemon.

If Mega Rayquaza is battling in Raids or Gym Battles, other trainers’ Pokemon will deal more damage. Additionally, those Pokemon’s attacks will deal even more damage if the attack is Flying, Psychic, or Dragon type.

Like other Mega-Evolved Pokemon, Rayquaza’s Mega Level will increase the more times it Mega Evolves, improving the other bonuses.

There you have it! That’s everything you need to know to get Mega Rayquaza in Pokemon Go. For more Pokemon content, make sure to check how to defeat Zapdos and Mega Gyarados Raids, and our Spotlight Hour Schedule for the month.