Mega Rayquaza arrives in Pokémon GO during GO Fest 2023

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It’s official – Mega Rayquaza will debut at Pokémon GO Fest 2023! Unlike other Mega Pokémon, Mega Rayqaza cannot Mega Evolve with Mega Energy alone. Read on to learn how to prepare your Rayquaza for Mega Evolution.

Teach Rayquaza Dragon Ascent to Mega Evolve!

Unlike other Mega-Evolving Pokémon, Rayquaza can’t Mega Evolve with Mega Energy alone. Trainers hoping to Mega Evolve their Rayquaza will need to teach it the Charged Attack Dragon Ascent first!

Dragon Ascent

  • Flying-type move
  • Dragon Ascent can only be learned by using a new item: Meteorites!
  • Meteorites have been discovered in Pokémon GO, and it seems like they have some connection to Rayquaza—use one to help Rayquaza’s power ascend to new heights!
  • You’ll be able to use a Meteorite to teach the Charged Attack Dragon Ascent to Rayquaza. You can collect Meteorites by completing certain research tasks during GO Fest 2023.

New bonuses

  • While attacking with Mega Rayquaza in a Raid Battle or a Gym battle, the attacks of other Trainers’ Pokémon challenging that same raid or Gym will deal more damage.
  • Their Pokémon’s attacks will deal even more damage if the attack is Flying, Psychic, or Dragon type.
  • When Rayquaza is Mega Evolved, catching Flying, Psychic, or Dragon type Pokémon will grant you additional XP, additional Candy, and an increased chance of earning Candy XL.
  • Like other Mega-Evolved Pokémon, Rayquaza’s Mega Level will increase the more times it Mega Evolves, improving these bonuses.

Mega Rayquaza at in-person GO Fest Events

Mega Rayquaza will first debut in raids during the in-person Pokémon GO Fest 2023 events hosted in London, Osaka, and New York City!

Mega Rayquaza raids will appear throughout each host city during event hours. While anyone can challenge Mega Rayquaza in raids, only ticket-holding Trainers will earn Mega Energy for doing so.

Ticket-holding event attendees can also work to complete an event-exclusive Special Research story as they explore the host city, learning more about how this Mega Evolution works and earning rewards such as Meteorites.*

*Meteorites, the ability to teach Rayquaza the Charged Attack Dragon Ascent, and the ability to Mega Evolve Rayquaza are limited to ticket-holding Trainers during the Pokémon GO Fest 2023 live events in London, Osaka, and New York City. Trainers without a live event ticket will have the opportunity to do these things during Pokémon GO Fest 2023: Global.

Mega Rayquaza at GO Fest Global

All Trainers will be able to harness the power of Mega Rayquaza during its global debut in raids on Sunday, August 27, 2023, during Pokémon GO Fest 2023: Global!

All Trainers who log in during event hours on Sunday, August 27, 2023 will receive a short Special Research story that grants a Meteorite when completed. Those who choose to upgrade their Pokémon GO Fest experience with an event ticket will receive an extended Special Research story that awards an additional Meteorite and other rewards!

Pokémon GO Fest 2023 T-shirts: Mega Rayquaza design revealed!

Mega Ray Ray T Shirt

We’re mega-excited to reveal the Pokémon featured on the official Pokémon GO Fest 2023 T-shirt: Mega Rayquaza! Commemorate your GO Fest 2023 experience and show your love for the Sky High Pokémon with this exclusive T-shirt—available for preorder now!

Preorders for this special color of GO Fest 2023 live event T-shirt are only available while supplies last.

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