Rayquaza Weakness Pokemon GO Weather Week - Raid Guide and Best Counters March 2021

Here's how you can take down Rayquaza in Pokemon GO.

We are now entering another full-scale Pokemon GO event as part of March’s Season of Legends.

Excluding things like Community Day and Spotlight Hours, we’re now into event number three, titled Weather Week. Weather Week follows the Electric-type event “Charge Up”, which in turn followed Searching for Legends.

Within Weather Week, players are faced with a range of Pokemon that like adverse weather conditions. As part of this, we’ve also seen some fresh raid boss changes, including a very popular returning legendary – Rayquaza.

With that in mind, let’s check out Rayquaza weakness and how to take it down in Pokemon GO.

  • WEATHER WEEKWater/Flying Event – Research, Rewards and Bonuses

Rayquaza Weakness Pokemon GO

Rayquaza is a Dragon and Flying-type Pokemon (which is great for the All in One #151 challenge). It also means the Pokemon has a range of weaknesses, most importantly a 4x weakness to Ice. Additionally, Rayquaza has a double weakness to Dragon, Fairy and Rock-type moves.

Best Counters For Rayquaza’s Weaknesses

As stated, your best bet here is Ice Pokemon.

In terms of Mega Pokemon Mega Abomasnow is the only real viable option. Unfortunately, however, it does suffer double damage against Rayquaza’s Flying-type moves. It still could be worth the risk though, as it will provide a boost to other trainers Ice-type Pokemon.

In terms of Ice-type Pokemon. Galarian Darmanitan, Mamoswine, Weavile and Glaceon are your top four picks here. Jynx and Beartic are also good budget counters.

If you can’t fill a team with high-level Ice-types, you should bulk the team out with one or two rock types. Consider bringing Rhyperior, Rampardos and Tyranitar from here.

Mega Abomasnow – Powder Snow/Weather Ball
Galarian Darmanitan – Ice Fang/Avalanche
Mamoswine – Powder Snow/Avalanche
Weavile – Ice Shard/Avalanche
Glaceon – Frost Breath/Avalanche
Jynx –
Frost Breath/Avalanche
Beartic – Powder Snow/Ice Punch
Rhyperior – Smack Down/Rock Wrecker
Rampardos – Smack Down/Rock Slide
Tyranitar – Smack Down/Stone Edge

It’s recommended that a minimum of four high-level players try to take on Rayquaza.

March 2021 Five-Star Raid Schedule

Although Rayquaza’s inclusion in five-star raids is a nice surprise, Normal service is resumed from next week. The full March Five-Star raid schedule is as follows:

  • Incarnate Forme Landorus Monday, March 1, 2021, at 8:00 a.m. to Saturday, March 6, 2021, at 8:00 a.m. local time.
  • Incarnate Forme Tornadus Saturday, March 6, 2021, at 8:00 a.m. to Thursday, March 11, 2021, at 8:00 a.m. local time.
  • Incarnate Forme Thundurus Thursday, March 11, 2021, at 8:00 a.m. to Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
  • Therian Forme Thundurus Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.
  • Therian Forme Tornadus Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Be sure to keep an eye out on DualShockers for more Pokemon GO Raid guides.

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Sam Woods

Sam is the Managing Editor at DualShockers. He's been playing video games for as long as he can remember and you can regularly find him on his Nintendo Switch. When he's not playing games, he'll no doubt be suffering watching his beloved Ipswich Town.

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