A clear hint at Mega Rayquaza was spotted in the Season of Hidden Gems trailer published yesterday by Niantic. We must admit, yesterday was pretty wild in the world of Pokémon GO, and this one flew under our radar.
Luckily, a redditor named SenseiEntei spotted the glaring similarity between a scene from the trailer and a moment from the Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire where Rayquaza mega evolves as it flies into space.
The scene you are looking for in the teaser trailer is at 0:52 second mark in this trailer:
The green beam flying straight towards the sky is almost exactly the same as it is in the main series games, which can be seen here:
Even the camera movement is similar, as the camera pans up and shows a green beam of light shooting up to the sky. Historically speaking, we’ve often seen Niantic follow the hints outlined in the main series games when introducing iconic legendaries, and Mega Rayquaza is one of the most iconic legendaries there is.
With the Season of Hidden Gems being announced alongside three other events (Beach Week, Searching for Gold, and GBL Season 15 start), it is really hard to say if this was intentional or not, but it does strike us as odd to have this scene in the trailer.
Professor Willow hinted it as well earlier this year
Bear in mind that this isn’t the only hint at Mega Rayquaza we got so far in the game. Completing the Chasing Legends Special Research will trigger a monologue by Professor Willow.
This dialogue originally contained a reference to Mega Rayquaza, as Professor Willow says:
“It’s said Rayquaza would descend to the ground if Kyogre and Groudon were to fight, but maybe you got the jump on it. Rayquaza would have to be Mega speedy to get ahead of you two!”
Mega speedy, with a capital M. This dialogue text was later changed to say
“Rayquaza would have to be mighty speedy to get ahead of you two!”,
potentially to cover up the tracks that lead to Mega Rayquaza, or maybe because it was an error or Niantic’s end. We really don’t know, but we do know that Trainers reported it changing in the middle of the event.
Wait, isn’t Zygarde green as well?
Yes, yes, Zygarde is green, but Zygarde has this elaborate mechanic tied to it, so we seriously doubt this is a hint at Zygarde. We already got Primal Kyogre and Groudon, so our money is on Mega Rayquaza, not Zygarde.
You can watch this video and learn more about Zygarde, and let us know what you think in the comments below: