Rayquaza Raid Weekend and Counters for Pokémon GO

Rayquaza Raid Weekend and Counters for Pokémon GO

Rayquaza is back in Pokémon GO raids for a limited time, so you better act fast.

Niantic is bringing back a raid favorite to Pokémon GO this weekend and sadly it isn’t Regice.

Rayquaza Returns

Having made an appearance in Pokémon GO a year ago, Rayqayza is finally returning to raids in Pokémon GO for a limited time raid event. I know a lot of unfortunate trainers that missed out the first time Rayquaza appeared.

Starting March 15, 2019, at 1 p.m. PST and ending March 18, 2019, at 1 p.m. PST, you will have a chance to battle the Legendary Dragon and Flying-type Pokémon Rayquaza. This limited time event is sure to be one most trainers have been looking forward to.


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Rayquaza is a Legendary Dragon and Flying-type Pokémon that has a double weakness against Ice-type Pokémon. Other good counters should be Dragon, Fairy, or Rock-type Pokémon. If you’re looking to do the most damage, Ice-type Pokémon is the best. A list of counters with the most effective moves is listed below.

  • Mamoswine (Bebop) – Powder Snow and Avalanche
  • Weavile – Ice Shard and Avalanche
  • Mewtwo – Psycho Cut and Ice Beam
  • Articuno – Frost Breath and Ice Beam
  • Regice – Frost Breath and Blizzard
  • Cloyster – Frost Breath and Avalanche.

You may think that Regice doesn’t belong on this list, but with a high defense, this Pokémon will be able to take a beating and give it right back. Regice is one Pokémon you want on your team.

According to Niantic Shiny, Rayquaza will not make an appearance during this special raid weekend.  The Shiny Variant of Rayquaza is one of the more popular Shiny Pokémon due to its dark gray coloring. It ranks in popularity with Shiny Charizard, who is black.

With knowing what Pokémon to bring to battle and a little luck, you should be able to catch yourself a new Pokémon and add another Legendary Pokémon to your PokéDex.