Shiny Rayquaza: Chasing the Black Dragon

Greetings, travelers! The time has finally come: Rayquaza has taken notice of Groudon and Kyogre’s persistent returns and has descended from the ozone layer to quell the scorching sun and swelling seas. Only this time travelers have the opportunity to encounter the king of the skies in its Shiny form! Silph Researchers are currently looking into the probability of finding this elusive black dragon to see if it matches the usual 1 in 20 rate from similar Legendary encounters. We’ll have more precise data as it rolls in. Much like Rayquaza’s species name, may your luck be sky high!

8/4/2019 20:00 UTC Final Update

In the Silph team’s 72-hour Task Force, researchers completed 3,095 battles, earning 181 black dragons in return. Given the prevalence of the 1 in 20 shiny rate for Legendary raid bosses, we feel confident in concluding that the shiny rate for Rayquaza is also

1 in 20 (99% CI of 1 in 14 – 21)

Rayquaza will be Raid Battles until September 2nd, so keep hunting even if the odds seems stacked against you! Remember that every raid has an independent chance of rewarding the Shiny form of Rayquaza. Thanks for stopping by!