Mega Rayquaza is coming to Pokemon GO. How to get it? Everything you need to know

It has been announced that a new Mega Evolution will come to the game. When will it happen?

This year’s Pokemon GO Fest is fast approaching. The developers have revealed that in addition to numerous bonuses and rewards, there will be something else in the game. It’s about another Mega Evolution, which this time will be really special.

The game’s developers announced that Mega Rayquaza will make its first debut in raids during Pokemon GO Fest 2023 live events in London, Osaka and New York. Interestingly – getting Mega Evolutions will be done under slightly different rules. What is worth knowing about it?

Mega Rayquaza in Pokemon GO

Instant evolution

W przeciwieństwie do innych Pokemonów z megaewolucjami Rayquaza wymaga czegoś więcej nic tylko Mega Energii, by przejść ten proces. Trenerzy, którzy będą chcieli megaewoluować swojego stworka, będą musieli najpierw nauczyć go ataku ładowanego Dragon Ascent!

Do nauczenia ataku Dragon Ascent potrzebne będą Wam nowe przedmioty: meteoryty!

A special item for a special Charged Attack

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.

All trainers will be able to tame the power of Mega Rayquaza during its world debut in raids on Sunday, August 27, 2023 as part of the Pokemon GO Fest 2023 event.


All players who log in during the event hours on Sunday, August 27, 2023, will receive a short story in Special Research, for the completion of which they will earn meteorites. Those with tickets to Pokemon GO Fest will receive a longer story in which they can earn more meteorites and other rewards.