Rayquaza Raid Boss Guide: counters and IV Chart

Pokemon GO Rayquaza raid guide

Rayquaza Raid is Tier 5 Legendary Raid Boss in Pokémon GO, with a number of solid Rayquaza raid counter options. Rayquaza’s Raid Boss CP is 45468. Rayquaza raid catch combat power:

  • 2083 at Lvl 20, 100% IV, no weather boost
  • 2604 at Lvl 25, 100% IV, Windy weather

Around 4-5 trainers are required to defeat Rayquaza. Rayquaza’s attacks are boosted by Windy weather. Rayquaza has the lowest defense of all Hoenn Legendaries and is double weak to Ice

Written by jLiaw

Rayquaza Raid Counters

Use Ice against non-Ancient Power. Use Dragon against non-Outrage. Aerial Ace is the easiest moveset. Articuno, Jynx, Dragonite, Kyogre (yes, Blizzard whale).

Rayquaza weaknesses and weather boost
Rayquaza countersRayquaza
Weakness 2x Ice
Rock Fairy Dragon
Boosted by Windy
Rayquaza raid counters
ArticunoArticuno Frost Breath Ice Ice Beam Ice
Best counter vs non-Ancient Power Rayquaza.
DragoniteDragonite Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon
Best counter vs non-Outrage Rayquaza.
RayquazaRayquaza Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon
Great counter, on par with Dragonite.
JynxJynx Frost Breath Ice Avalanche Ice
High DPS glass counter, high damage output but will likely die fast.
LaprasLapras Frost Breath Ice Ice Beam Ice
Very solid option, good DPS and good bulk.
WalreinWalrein Frost Breath Ice Blizzard Ice
Similar to Lapras, but Ice Beam is prefered over Blizzard.
PiloswinePiloswine Ice Shard Ice Avalanche Ice
Surprisingly good vs Ancient Power.
CloysterCloyster Ice Shard Ice Avalanche Ice
KyogreKyogre Waterfall Water Blizzard Ice
GolemGolem Rock Throw Rock Stone Edge Rock
TyranitarTyranitar Bite Dark Stone Edge Rock
GardevoirGardevoir Confusion Psychic Dazzling Gleam Fairy

Picking Rayquaza counters is not very hard since Rayquaza is double weak to Ice and weak ti Fairy, Dragon and Rock type moves. The only thing to be wary of during a Rayquaza raid is Rayquaza’s monstrous attack, which is stronger than Kyogre and Groudon and almost on par with Mewtwo. However, it will still be a relatively easy fight due to the Rayquaza’s low defense.

Counters based on Rayquaza moveset

  • Dragon Tail Dragon (fast)
  • Air Slash Flying  (fast)
  • Outrage Dragon (charged, 2 Bar)
  • Aerial Ace Flying (charged, 3 Bar)
  • Ancient Power Rock (charged, 3 Bar)

Rayquaza counters fall into two categories: the ones you can use vs Outrage and the ones you can use vs Ancient Power. Outrage will devastate all Dragon type counters, while Ancient Power will do the same to Ice types, especially Articuno. To sum up counters for Rayquaza’s different movesets:

  • vs Outrage — Articuno, Jynx and the rest of Ice counters
  • vs Ancient Power — Dragonite, not Articuno, Kyogre and then Ice counters
  • vs Aerial Ace — more or less any counter is good.

Given a good setup, you will tear through Rayquaza like a Snorlax in an all-you-can eat restaurant.

Rayquaza Raid IV and CP Chart

ATK DEF STA MAX CP
Normal Weather
15 15 15 2083 2604
15 15 14 2078 2597
15 15 13 2073 2591
15 15 12 2067 2585
15 15 11 2062 2578
15 15 10 2057 2572
15 14 15 2077 2597
15 13 15 2071 2589
15 12 15 2066 2582
15 11 15 2060 2575
15 10 15 2054 2568
14 15 15 2076 2595
13 15 15 2069 2586
12 15 15 2062 2577
11 15 15 2055 2569
10 15 15 2048 2560
14 14 14 2065 2582
14 14 13 2060 2575
14 14 12 2055 2569
14 14 11 2050 2563
14 14 10 2045 2556
14 13 14 2059 2575
14 12 14 2054 2568
14 11 14 2048 2560
14 10 14 2042 2553
13 14 14 2058 2573
12 14 14 2051 2564
11 14 14 2044 2556
10 14 14 2037 2547
13 13 13 2047 2560
13 13 12 2042 2553
13 13 11 2037 2547
13 13 10 2032 2541
13 12 13 2042 2553
13 11 13 2036 2546
13 10 13 2031 2539
12 13 13 2041 2551
11 13 13 2034 2542
10 13 13 2027 2534
12 12 12 2030 2538
12 12 11 2025 2532
12 12 10 2020 2525
12 11 12 2024 2531
12 10 12 2019 2524
11 12 12 2023 2529
10 12 12 2016 2521
11 11 11 2013 2516
11 11 10 2008 2510
11 10 11 2007 2509
10 11 11 2006 2508
10 10 10 1995 2494