is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. Rayquaza first appeared in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire and subsequent sequels, later appearing in various merchandise, spinoff titles and animated, printed, and film adaptations of the franchise. Rayquaza also appears on the cover of Pokémon Emerald. Rayquaza was created by Ken Sugimori, with the help of a development team.
The Sky High Pokémon, Rayquaza is similar to a cryptid atmospheric beast, spending the majority of its time flying above the clouds in the ozone layer, and appears as a meteor to those on the ground. As such, few have seen this legendary Pokémon. Rayquaza has the ability to negate all weather effects, and is one of the most powerful Pokémon in the franchise. Originally described as an imitation of the popular Digimon series and an unimaginative Pokémon, Rayquaza has proven a popular character true to the spirit and concept of the games.
As with all the characters introduced in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, Rayquaza was designed by Ken Sugimori with the help of a development team. The name "Rayquaza" comes from a combination of the words ray and quasar. Rayquaza resembles a large serpent dragon. The design seems to be influenced by Mesoamerica art, especially that of Quetzalcoatl, the massive feathered green serpent of the skies.
Rayquaza is a dual type Dragon/Flying Pokémon. It has an elongated, green serpent body with yellow patterns covering its length. Red-tipped fins extend from its body in groups of three, and additional wing- or rudder-like appendages lengthen from a serpent-like head. Sharp, conical teeth line its mouth and some appear to be covered by gum tissue, similar to a Komodo Dragon's. It lacks back legs, but has two arms with three white claws. Its tail is tipped with two small red-edged fins.
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