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How to Catch Shiny Rayquaza in Pokemon GO

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Rayquaza is one of the most iconic Pokemon in the franchise and is nothing new to Pokemon GO, but Trainers can’t just catch the Legendary whenever they feel like it. Nearly every Legendary in GO has their time to shine in the raid spotlight, and even then, the shiny form isn’t available across the board.

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At least in this case, Trainers can rest easy knowing that it’s possible to get shiny Rayquaza in Pokemon GO. Catching one is an entirely different story, though, and there may be another great chance to attempt it with the upcoming Primal Rumblings event. Learn about the event here and how you can attempt to catch your own version of the Sky High Pokemon.

Pokemon GO – How to Catch Shiny Rayquaza

Considering most Legendary Pokemon are never given as rewards within Special Research, the only reliable way to catch them is by defeating them in raids when they are finally available. Luckily for us, Rayquaza will be back in five-star raids starting on February 22 when the Primal Rumblings event goes live.

Trainers will have until February 24 to take on the Sky High Pokemon until the event comes to a close and another Legendary takes priority in raids. You can take on Rayquaza with the normal daily raid passes that are earned each day for in-person battles. However, this will be tough to find a team and the odds won’t be high for catching the shiny you’re looking for.

Related: How to Get Shiny Aerodactyl in Pokemon GO

Legendaries in raids have about a 1 in 30 chance to be shiny, which is far higher than the odds in research rewards or in the wild. To take advantage of the odds, you’ll likely need to purchase some remote raid passes that cost about $1 each. Using these along with websites like Leek Duck’s Raid Now is the best way to ensure constant raids and encounters with a shiny Rayquaza.

And that’s all. For more of the latest news, updates, and guides, head over to the dedicated Pokémon GO section of our site.


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