How To Catch Rayquaza and Deoxys In Pokemon ORAS
One of the more interesting new additions from the original Ruby and Sapphire, is the inclusion of the Delta Episode – a post game side-story. After you have conquered the Pokemon League and launching your save file again, you will be introduced to a new calamity threatening Hoenn. A Meteor is heading straight to earth and once again it is up to yourself to save the world.
Now, in case you get stuck during the quest or fail to note your next destination, I have made a quick and concise Delta Episode walkthrough that will guarantee you to push in the right direction so that you can catchy Rayquaza and Deoxys in Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.
Part 1 – Meet Zinnia and talk to May/Brandon
Once you boot your save file for the first time, you will have returned to your house at Oldleaf town a conversation with your Mom and Dad (Norman) insisting to take May/Brandon (May in my case) to see the show being held at Moss Deep Space Centre. Once you regain control, leave your house to meet Zinnia – a flamboyant and quirky character. After the conversation with Zinnia – enter the next house to the east to meet May/Brandon. After the conversation with your rival, she/he will ask you to go Petalburg City.
Part 2 – Help Wally and beat Team Magma/Aqua Admin at Petulburg City
Fly to Petalburg City and make your way to Wally’s House. You should see a Team Magma/Aqua grunt confronting Wally pestering your friend to give up his keystone. Enter a battle against Team Magma/Aqua Admin. After the battle Steven will contact you asking you to meet him at Devon Corp in Rustboro City.
Part 3 – Talk to Steven at Rustboro City
Fly to Rustboro City and enter Devon Corp (has a Dragonite head at the front entrance). Once inside the building, make your way to the second floor to meet Steven and the President of Devon Corp. Steven will ask you to retrieve a Meteorite from Granite Cave at Dewford Town (south of Rustboro City).
Part 4 – Dewford Town and battle Zinnia
Fly to Dewford Townand enter the Granite Cave (the place you first met Steven). Make your way down to the end of the cave to meet Zinnia where you will battle her for the first time. Zinnia forte are Dragon Pokemon. In her team is Tyrantrum (Lv 55), Altaria (Lv 55), and Salamence (Lv 57). After the battle, Zinnia will give you a Meteorite. Your next destination is Mossdeep City.
Part 5- Mossdeep City and Meteor Falls
Note: You will need a Pokemon with Surf and Waterfall.
Fly to Mossdeep City and enter the Mossdeep Space Centre. Head to the second floor to speak to Steven. The conversation will eventually lead to retrieving a second Meteor at Meteor Falls. Fly to Rustboro City and walk north to access Meteor Falls. Once inside, head up the slant (stairs are on the right). In the large room you should see a big cascading waterfall. Use Waterfall to access a new area of Meteor Falls. Make your way through the new area until you find Steven again. After the conversation, leave the Falls and fly to Rustboro City.
Part 6 – More backtracking.
Once at Rustboro City, head to Devon Corp to find yourself dealing with 3 Team grunts. After the battle go to Mossdeep Space Centre to help Steven beat the invading Team Grunts. There will be ahorde battle with 5 Grunt members, please be mindful that Mightyena’s Intimidate will significantly reduce your attack, so it is advisable to use a Special Attack orientated Pokemon.
Part 7- Revisiting Team Magma/Aqua Hideout
You will need to make your way again through the Team Magma/Aqua Hideout at the surfing edge of the Lilycove City. Instead of entering the Submarine room, you will have to find the leaders room. As a hint, if you find your way through to the room with a large amount of teleporting pads then you heading to the right direction. The leaders room is at the left pad of the last row of teleporting pads. Inside the room, you will see Zinnia facing off with the leader. After the conversation head back to Mossdeep Space Centre to speak to Steven.
Part 8- Paying Wallace A Visit
At Mossdeep Space Centre, Steven will ask you to meet Wallace in front of the Cave of Origins. Fly to Sootopolis and make your way to the Cave of Origins (where you caught Kyogre/Groudon). Speak to Wallace and he will ask you to meet him at the Sky Pillars. The Sky Pillars are located at the north side of route 131 (east of Pacifildog Town). At the entrance of Sky Pillars, Wallace will challenge you to a battle; beating him will grant you access to the Pillar.
Part 9 – Sky Pillar and Zinnia
Please Note: Do not enter the Sky Pillar unless you have a couple of Pokemon that can withstand the attack of a Level 80 Deoxys. A sponge will be handy to soak up attacks while attempting to capture Rayquaza. Also, bring plenty of Ultra Balls.
Inside the Sky Pillar, you will meet up with Zinnia. Gradually make your way up the tower using the ladders while listening to the legend told by Zinnia. At the top, you will be met with a lengthy text dialogue. Once you regain control, save your game and prepare to capture Rayquaza.
Part 10: Capturing Raquaza and Final Battle with Zinnia
You will engage in a battle with a Level 70 Rayquaza. The Rayquaza does pack a punch as it has Dragon Dance, Extreme Speed, Dragon Pulse and Fly. Put it to sleep and wither its health to the red will make the process of capturing easy. After the battle you will fight Zinnia for the final time. Zinnia’s strongest Pokemon is her Mega Salamence so please proceed with caution.
Part 11: Capturing Deoxys
After defeating Zinnia, you will enter a lengthy cutscene that leads to a battle with Deoxys. Deoxys is one tough cookie; at an impressive level 80 and packs a punch with each hit – capturing this legendary Pokemon can be a challenge. All the principles of catching apply here. I suggest lowering Deoxys HP until it reaches the red and then putting it to sleep. Keep throwing Ultra Ball until you are able to capture Deoxys.
Defeating/capturing Deoxys will officially complete the Delta Episode. Congratulations and I hope you find this helpful.