Pokemon GO: How To Get Shiny Mega Rayquaza

The Pokemon GO Fest 2023 Global event marks the worldwide debut of Mega Rayquaza. After a long wait and regional debuts, every player can finally get their hands on this legendary monster. The dual Dragon and Flying-type legendary is sought-after and shows absolute power in battles.

The Pokemon GO Fest 2023 Global event starts on August 26 and ends the next day on August 27; it only runs from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time each day. These days, Mega Rayquaza will appear as a raid boss, and players will also get a Special Research story rewarding a Meteorite for its evolution. That said, trainers still wonder if a Shiny Mega Rayquaza is available in the game.

Ways to get Shiny Mega Rayquaza in Pokemon GO Shiny Mega Rayquaza in Pokemon GO

Since Mega Rayquaza appears in Pokemon GO raids, players need proper preparations to go against it. The monster excels and stands among a few of the franchise’s most powerful beings.

Legendary monsters are rare spawns in Pokemon GO, and players require winning multiple raids to encounter a Shiny variant. Only after defeating the raid boss will players encounter a Shiny Rayquaza. But the Shiny encounter is not guaranteed even after defeating the raid boss; there is no saying if and when players will encounter the Shiny variant.

One needs to participate and win multiple raids quickly to boost their chances of encountering a Shiny Rayquaza. Here are some of the best counters to go against Mega Rayquaza, secure a win, and maximize the encounter rate.

Mega Rayquaza Counters

Fast Attack

Charge Attack


Ice Fang


Mega Abomasnow

Powder Snow

Weather Ball

Mega Latios

Dragon Breathe

Dragon Claw

Mega Salamence

Dragon Tail



Dragon Breathe


Mega Blastoise

Water Gun

Ice Beam

Mega Gardevoir


Dazzling Gleam


Frost Breathe

Weather Ball

Mega Aerodactyl

Rock Throw

Rock Slide


Frost Breathe

Ice Beam

After trainers get their hands on a Shiny Rayquaza, all that’s left is to Mega-evolve the monster. Once the Pokemon GO Mega evolution is done, players can finally get a Shiny Mega Rayquaza.

How to Mega Evolve Shiny Rayquaza in Pokemon GO Mega Rayquaza and Shiny Mega Rayquaza in Pokemon GO

In contrast to the more straightforward mega-evolution mechanics, Rayquaza’s mega-evolution is more intricate. To Mega-evolve Shiny Rayquaza, players must first teach it the exclusive move Dragon Ascent. It can only be achieved using a reasonably new Pokemon GO item, Meteorite.

Unlike other in-game items, Meteorite doesn’t directly evolve Rayquaza. Using it unlocks the move Dragon Ascent, which qualifies Shiny Rayquaza for Mega-evolution. The item performs like TMs and offers another way to teach new moves. Players can get this item from the Pokemon GO Fest 2023 Research story, but later on, there might be other ways to acquire it.

One needs to note that the stats of Shiny Rayquaza and Rayquaza are the same, and the process of evolution is also identical. So, one can Mega-evolve their Shiny Rayquaza as they did with its original variant; the way mentioned above works for both.

Pokemon GO is available for Android and iOS devices.

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