Now here’s a challenge.
A Pokemon GO player posted on a story on Reddit about his adventure with friends to conquer a Rayquaza raid using only Spheal. User CuttyWow explained that this wasn’t the first time the group attempted this feat.
When Rayquaza first returned in raids in March, they challenged the green dragon and lost due to the raid timing out along with a few game bugs. But they did not give up and challenge Rayquaza once more with more experience points and TM taught moves. Here’s the full Reddit post for context.
Like any important mission, this was years in the making. MoFugginProfOak first had the idea during Rayquaza’s original release in winter 2018. As the months wore on, we hunted and kept the biggest Spheal we could find, eagerly anticipating the Sky High Pokemon’s return. Finally, finally our chance came—just before Easter, we gathered the troops and made an attempt.
Our run was on pace, but four of our number suffered the white wheel of death, and stopped doing damage for 20-30 seconds. Despite that catastrophe, we were almost able to recover, but were timed out four seconds early, preventing us from launching the knockout Aurora Beams. The mood dropped palpably; Niantic birthed ten new #AntiPhantom2020 supporters on that dark day.
We returned to normal play, catching, hatching, and raiding, waiting for the shiny re-release we knew would eventually arrive. Which brings us to yesterday. Twenty-two trainers arrived at zero-hour; three would form our backup squad. We spread our resources around, so everyone had a team. Yes, stardust and TMs were invested. Then we attacked. And won.
Yesterday—glorious yesterday—our little Spheal defeated the god of the sky. Yesterday, our Spheal attained immortality.
We are…Spheal Team 6.
Watch the video below for the full battle.