Recommended Levels: 60-70
You’ll find yourself atop the Sky Pillar, at the Dragonhark Altar, the highest place in all of Hoenn, the nearest to the stars. After apparently knocking you out, the next morning Zinnia gathers together the Key Stones and the Sky Pillar begins to shake as she summons forth the legendary Rayquaza !
…But she cannot induce the Mega Evolution, Rayquaza has become too weak in the past 1,000 years. Suddenly, the Meteorite you hold with you begins to glow brightly, and Rayquaza eats it, now being able to achieve its Mega Evolution.
It also wants you as its master; it is now your goal to battle and catch Rayquaza! Save, and then speak with it to battle!
General catching techniques will suffice: False Swipe down to 1 HP, status, then Ultra Balls from there on out (Dusk Balls if it’s night). He will be Level 70, though, so don’t expect to come out of this completely unharmed. Fortunately, his catch rate is high, so he shouldn’t break out the ball often.
After the fight and the capture of Rayquaza - which must be done to move the plot forward - you will have to put him in your party. If the party is full, someone will be replaced at your choice. Zinnia will then give you the final key to Rayquaza’s Mega Evolution by teaching him Dragon Ascent.
Unlike every other Mega Pokémon, Rayquaza needs no Mega Stone to evolve, simply requiring Dragon Ascent in its movepool. Despite this, the method to evolve is the same, by picking the "Mega Evolve" option in battle.
After, you will now have to battle Zinnia a second time, this time using Mega Rayquaza to prove your might.
BOSS: Lorekeeper Zinna
|Goodra Lv. 60||Dragon||Dragon Pulse, Muddy Water, Thunderbolt, Ice Beam|
|Tyrantrum Lv. 60||Dragon/Rock||Dragon Claw, Crunch, Earthquake, Stone Edge|
|Altaria Lv. 60||Dragon/Flying||Dragon Pulse, Moonblast, Flamethrower, Hyper Voice|
|Noivern Lv. 60||Dragon/Flying||Dragon Pulse, Air Slash, Shadow Ball, Super Fang|
|Mega Salamence Lv. 62||Dragon/Flying||Dragon Claw, Crunch, Fire Fang, Thunder Fang|
Reward : $6,200; Dragon Ascent
Zinnia’s team isn’t half bad, but you will likely completely flatten her in one turn. Just Mega-Evolve Rayquaza and spam Dragon Pulse, though try Dragon Ascent at one point just to see it. Dragon Pulse will nearly always result in an One-Hit KOs in this fight when Mega, so it’s a piece of cake.
And so, it seems as if you and Rayquaza are the planet’s only hope; together you ride into space, towards the asteroid that is threatening all. Enjoy that epic scene… but there seems to be one thing left.
A triangle, moving in a very familiar pattern to those who participated in a certain event in the GameBoy Advance Pokémon games. Deoxys , the legendarily-powerful alien Pokémon appears from the meteorite’s remains, chasing you down for a battle!
You can - and should - battle Deoxys much as you did Rayquaza, with the very intent of catching him if at all possible.
The reason: Deoxys is not only one of the strongest Pokémon in the game (and is the highest-leveled catch yet at Level 80), but also because this is the first time owning him for many of you as he has only been available by direct download at Nintendo Events in the past. This is a rare chance.
We’d actually use the Master Ball for this rather than a generic catching method. Not only because Deoxys can be difficult to catch, especially with the lack of prior preparation and unability to save beforehand.
Note : Alternatively, you can simply not catch Deoxys. If you do so, this will let you rebattle him later atop the Sky Pillar. This helps you prepare better for the battle at a later time, so there’s not much need to worry about messing up.
And so ends the Episode. When you return, Aster - the Whismur - will give you a letter from Zinnia, a good-bye letter, and you’ll watch as the participants of the episode finally transition back to their own lives, and the dust settles, the world returns to normalcy a second time.