Rayquaza is a Dragon/Flying-type Pokémon from the Pokémon series. It is a Legendary Pokémon and part of the Weather trio along with Kyogre and Groudon. Although it does not evolve from or into any known Pokémon, it has a Mega Evolution known as Mega Rayquaza. It appears at #200 in the Hoenn Pokédex and #384 in the National Pokédex. Rayquaza also appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a boss character in The Subspace Emmisary.
Rayquaza has the ability to negate the effects of the weather and prevent it from occuring; it used this ability to prevent the extreme weather conditions caused by Kyogre and Groudon in Sootopolis City, and thus preventing them from fighting. Rayquaza is very territorial, and so if someone were to invade its home, it would go to great lengths to destroy them. While it is said to reside in the ozone layer, Rayquaza may come to rest at the peak of Sky Pillar. In ancient times, Kyogre and Groudon had absorbed massive amounts of the world's natural energy, granting them the power of Primal Reversion, allowing them to transform into Primal Kyogre and Primal Groudon, respectively. Seeking to obtain more of this power for themselves, the two clashed with each other, often throwing the people of the Hoenn region into the crossfire. Finally, the fighting came to an end when the people of Hoenn's cries for help resonated with energy stored in meteorites consumed by Rayquaza, which allowed Rayquaza to acquire the power of Mega Evolution, causing it to Mega Evolve into Mega Rayquaza and disperse the fighting, forcing Kyogre and Groudon to enter a deep slumber.
In M.U.G.E.N, Rayquaza has been made twice by Cyberlizard, however, there are substantial differences between the two. The older version is made up of sprites from Pokémon Ranger, but some of them have been edited to match what action Rayquaza is doing; none of the animations used by Rayquaza match the ones used in Pokémon Ranger, however. It is a spriteswap of Giga Bowser, as stated in its ReadMe file. The newer version uses custom sprites, has better animations, and uses Rayquaza's actual sound effects from Super Smash Bros. Brawl; it is considerably better than the older version. Other versions are those by aitya and ROMASAGA EX, both of which use sprites from the Pokémon games.
As stated in Rayquaza's ReadMe, it is meant to be a boss character, and so, it has a much higher Attack stat than most other characters making most of its attacks excessively overpowered. It also has inconsistent hitboxes, gains power quickly, and a much higher Life stat than most characters making it a challenge to take down. As stated by Cyberlizard, it is supposed to be cheap.
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(What closely resembles Flamethrower)
(What closely resembles Flamethower)
Uses 1000 Power
(What closely resembles Hyper Beam)
Uses 1500 Power
Shiny (Shiny colours)
Jetgoshi's re-attempt at Rayquaza after evolving from Cyberlizard severely tones down the character's damage output while still retaining its boss character status. The addition of Super Armour and a high Life stat make it hard to bring down, but a crippling blind spot allows a short character or one that can crouch low enough to camp next to Rayquaza without fear of being attacked.