When Does Mega Rayquaza Come to Pokemon GO? – Answered

Mega Rayquaza snaking its way to a phone near you.

Ah, Mega Rayquaza, the regal green snake of the sky. You have probably been wondering when Rayquaza’s Mega would be arriving in Pokemon GO, and luckily these questions have been answered. Let’s find out when and how Mega Rayquaza will grace our phone screens in Pokemon GO.

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When Will Rayquaza Debut in Pokemon GO?

Mega Rayquaza will make its debut at Pokemon GO Fest 2023. These events will be held at the following locations:

  • London, England, from August 4, 2023, to August 6, 2023.
  • Osaka, Japan, from August 4, 2023, to August 6, 2023.
  • New York City, United States, from August 18, 2023, to August 20, 2023.

Ticket holders will be able to participate in Mega Rayquaza raids and receive Mega Energy. Non-ticket holders can participate in the same raids but will not be rewarded with Mega Energy.

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Players who are not able to attend one of these in-person events will be able to obtain a Mega Rayquaza during Pokemon Go Fest 2023: Global.

  • Worldwide from August 26, 2023, at 10:00 am to 6:00 pm local time to August 27, 2023, at 10:00 am to 6:00 pm local time.

How to Obtain a Mega Rayquaza in Pokemon GO

Obtaining your own Mega Rayquaza in Pokemon GO looks different from previous Mega Pokemon in the game. Previously, all you would have to do is have enough Mega Energy for the specific Pokemon that you wanted to Mega evolve. Mega Rayquaza will not evolve unless it knows the charged move Dragon Ascent.

To teach your Rayquaza Dragon Ascent, you will need to use the new item Meteorite. These will be obtained by completing certain research tasks during the above Pokemon Go Fest 2023 events. Only ticket holders during the in-person events will be able to receive and use Meteorites. Everyone else will have to wait until Pokemon Go Fest 2023: Global.

That’s it! Once the Pokemon Go Fest 2023 celebrations begin, you will be able to obtain your own Mega Rayquaza! In the meantime, make sure that you are keeping the Pokemon world safe from the pesky Team Rocket.


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Priscilla is both the weekend editor and a freelance writer at Prima Games. She began working at Prima Games in early 2023. Prior to this, she spent nine years writing for both her own personal gaming blog, and other related websites. Priscilla has grown up playing video games, and most often plays her PS5 and Nintendo Switch consoles. You can find her playing Final Fantasy XIV, RuneScape, Pokemon GO, or lost in the latest RPG to release. She is an Australian living in the United States with her American husband, three children, and her Basset Hound. Before moving to the United States, Priscilla obtained a Bachelors of Secondary Education majoring in English and Japanese Language. This allowed her to teach English and Japanese in a high school setting. You can follow her on Twitter/X at @Cilllah