To beat Rayquaza in Pokemon GO Raids, you will ideally have a team of at least five high-level Pokemon trainers to take it on. This is the same for all Tier 5 Raids.

Additionally, all of the Pokemon trainers in the Raid should be using some strong counters for Rayquaza.

Find out the top tips to win Pokemon GO Raids for some additional help in beating bosses, no matter which Pokemon it is!

What Type is Rayquaza?

Rayquaza is a Dragon/Flying-type Pokemon.

This type combination means that Rayquaza has just four weaknesses but six resistances to consider when you fight it!

Rayquaza Pokemon GO Flying

Rayquaza Weaknesses

Rayquaza is weak to attacks of the following types in Pokemon GO:

  • Dragon
  • Fairy
  • Ice (Double Weakness)
  • Rock

Ice-type attacks deal 256% damage as Rayquaza is double weak to Ice, while the other types deal 160% damage.

Therefore, you’ll want to use the strongest Ice-type Pokemon in Pokemon GO when battling Rayquaza!

Rayquaza Resistances

Rayquaza resists attacks of the following types in Pokemon GO:

  • Bug
  • Grass (Double Resistance)
  • Ground (Double Resistance)
  • Fighting
  • Fire
  • Water

Grass and Ground-type attacks deal just 39% damage as Rayquaza double resists these types. Meanwhile, the rest of the types that Rayquaza resists deal 63% damage.

Rayquaza Pikachu Pokemon GO

Best Pokemon to Counter Rayquaza in Raids

The best Pokemon to counter Rayquaza in Pokemon GO Raids include Galarian Darmanitan, Mamoswine, Glaceon, and Weavile.

Additionally, if you can Mega Evolve some Pokemon for the battle, then Mega Glalie, Mega Abomasnow, and Mega Gardevoir are very strong against Rayquaza too!

These are our top 10 Pokemon to use when battling Rayquaza in Pokemon GO:

PokemonImageFast AttackCharged Attack
Mega GlalieMega Glalie Pokemon GOFrost BreathAvalanche
Mega GardevoirMega Gardevoir Pokemon GOCharmDazzling Gleam
Mega AbomasnowMega Abomasnow Pokemon GOPowder SnowWeather Ball
Galarian DarmanitanPokemon GO Galarian DarmanitanIce FangAvalanche
Mamoswine Pokemon GO MamoswinePowder SnowAvalanche
GlaceonPokemon GO GlaceonFrost BreathAvalanche
WeavileWeavile Pokemon GOIce ShardAvalanche
Mewtwo Pokemon GO MewtwoPsycho CutIce Beam
AvaluggPokemon GO AvaluggIce FangAvalanche
KyuremKyurem Pokemon GODragon BreathBlizzard

To make sure your Pokemon are as strong as they can be before you fight Rayquaza, find out the fastest ways to earn Candy in Pokemon GO. That way, you’ll be able to power up your Pokemon for battle!

Primal Rumblings Pokemon GO Event

When is Rayquaza in Pokemon GO Raids?

Rayquaza is in Pokemon GO Raids from February 23 to March 1, 2023, during the Primal Rumblings event.

In addition to Rayquaza returning to Raids, the event also features the debut of Primal Reversion, allowing you to change the form of Groudon and Kyogre.

If you haven’t got them already, find out how to get Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre in Pokemon GO!

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