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Rayquaza returns to Pokémon Go with the chance to be Shiny

And that’s a dope Shiny form

A hand holds up an iPhone with Rayquaza’s Pokémon Go stat screen Photo: James Bareham/Polygon

Following the Team Rocket invasion in Pokémon Go, it seems like something else is coming over the clouds: Rayquaza. The green dragon will be returning to raids on July 31 at 4 p.m. ET and will stick around until Sept. 1 at 4 p.m. ET.

The strong dragon-type Pokémon has been in raids before, but it's returning to raids with the potential to be Shiny. Rayquaza’s black form is dope, so it’s definitely a must-catch for all collectors.

Shiny Rayquaza next to its normal form in Pokémon Go Niantic via Polygon

Rayquaza is the strongest dragon-type currently in the game, and it’s going to stay that way for a while. If you want to obliterate most raids, you should consider hoarding as many of these bad boys as you can.

Rayquaza is weak against ice-, rock-, dragon-, and fairy-types, so if you have any strong Pokémon with those move types, make sure to power them up and send ‘em out to take down this beast.

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