Kyogre is a Water type Legendary Pokemon introduced in Generation III. While it is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokemon, it can undergo Primal Reversion and become Primal Kyogre if it holds the Blue Orb.
Kyogre possesses the ability to expand the oceans. It ancient times, it came into conflict with Groudon, a Pokemon with the ability to expand continents. In Pokemon Sapphire, Emerald and Alpha Sapphire, Kyogre is sought after by Team Aqua as part of their plot to create more habitats for aquatic Pokemon by raising the sea level.
Kyogre is the game mascot of Pokemon Sapphire and its remake, Pokemon Alpha Sapphire, with Kyogre appearing on the box art of Sapphire and Primal Kyogre appearing on the box art of Alpha Sapphire. Along with Groudon and Rayquaza, Kyogre is a part of the weather trio. Take a look below for 30 fun and interesting facts about Kyogre.
1. Kyogre is a massive whale-like Pokemon with two big pectoral fins, each with four white square shaped nails.
2. It has a deep blue body and a white chin area with two small spikes protruding under it.
3. Above each eye are two white, oval-shaped spots.
4. It has red stripes around its chin, eyes, dorsal fins, and torso.
5. These stripes glow when Kyogre is brimming with power.
6. The tail is tattered with four trailing parts, the inner ones being smaller than the outer.
7. Its eyes are small, yellow, and shadowed with black.
8. Primal Kyogre retains its general body structure, but grows to more than double the size of its base form. Its main skin color becomes a darker shade of blue, the red markings along its body become light blue, and its eyes glow yellow with orange irises and orange-red pupils.
9. The markings on its pectoral fins slightly change to form α symbols, which connect to its outer nails with red markings connecting the inner nails. Every part of its skin that was white in its base form becomes clear and translucent, with the large ovals on its head now connected to clear markings stretching from its tail to its forehead, where another α symbol is formed.
10. The trailing parts of its tail grow longer and gain translucent webbing, and the areas between its pectoral fin markings also become clear.
11. The translucent parts of its body reveal organ-like structures that glow with a mysterious light; it has a large “organ” at the center of its body, two smaller ones aligned with the large oval markings, and two more located in its pectoral fins. In the anime, Primal Kyogre is said to have widened the seas by a large margin simply by taking a swim.
12. Kyogre is said to be a powerful Pokémon, having control over the element of water and rain.
13. It is said to have expanded the seas, and is hailed as a savior for quenching areas of the world plagued with drought.
14. Kyogre is normally calm and peaceful, but if it meets its rival, Groudon, Kyogre will engage in a cataclysmic battle against it.
15. In the Mystery Dungeon series and core series, Kyogre is able to fly.
16. Kyogre generally lives deep in the ocean, and is said to rest in a deep trench.
17. Kyogre is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move Origin Pulse.
18. Kyogre’s Special Attack and Attack, and Special Defense and Defense are the reverse of Groudon’s.
19. In games prior to Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Kyogre has a catch rate of 5.
20. Palace Maven Spenser has a staff with Kyogre’s markings on it.
21. Primal Kyogre has the highest base Special Attack stat, base Special Defense stat, and base stat total of all Water-type Pokémon.
22. In Pokémon Battle Revolution, Marina has a costume based on Kyogre.
23. In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, a Kyogre that knows Surf will allow the player to travel more quickly on water than with other Pokémon. This action has its own animation and larger hitbox.
24. Primal Kyogre is the heaviest Water-type Pokémon.
25. Kyogre may be modeled after the Earth’s oceans and may also be a personification of the ocean. Its conflict with Groudon is similar to that of Leviathan and Behemoth, who would start a battle that would kill them both at the end of time. Like Kyogre, Leviathan is associated with the sea, and the Hebrew word for Leviathan is now used for whales in Modern Hebrew, which may be why Kyogre’s appearance also draws inspiration from whales, especially the orca. However, Leviathan does not resemble Kyogre in traditional depictions.
26. Kyogre made its physical main series debut in Gaining Groudon. Team Magma had captured Kyogre but didn’t have the correct orb to control it, so they planned to make a trade with Team Aqua, who had captured Groudon. The trade was about to be made when Archie decided to use Kyogre to destroy everyone, including his fellow henchmen. The battle between Kyogre and Groudon occurred in The Scuffle of Legends.
27. A Kyogre made a cameo appearance in Mega Evolution Special II, where it was shown being awakened by the presence of the Giant Rock. It played a bigger role in Mega Evolution Special III, where it was shown in its primal state, fighting with Primal Groudon over the Giant Rock.
28. A Kyogre appeared in Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea. It appeared along with countless other Water-type Pokémon when Ash replaced all of the Sea Crown’s crystals. However, when The Phantom attempted to make all the Water-types panic using supersonic waves from his ship, Kyogre was part of the ensuing commotion. Manaphy calmed them down using Heart Swap to rid the Pokémon of their confusion, and some Wailord broke open The Phantom’s ship, followed by some Chinchou swimming into the opening and short-circuiting the ship. Kyogre then used Hyper Beam on the ship, destroying it.
29. A Kyogre briefly appeared in the beginning of Hoopa and the Clash of Ages, being one of the many Pokémon summoned by Hoopa to defeat in the past. A Primal Kyogre later appeared as one of six Legendary Pokémon summoned and hypnotized by the shadow Hoopa Unbound as its reinforcements. It and its teammates engaged in a battle against the Latios, Latias, and Shiny Rayquaza summoned to protect the real Hoopa in Dahara City. Eventually, after the shadow Hoopa was sealed in a Prison Bottle, the hypnosis on Primal Kyogre and the other Legendary Pokémon was lifted, and Primal Kyogre departed for its home.
30. A Kyogre appeared in The One That Didn’t Get Away!. It had been poisoned and was being pursued by a Pokémon Hunter and his underlings. However, Lana was able to feed it some Antidote, restoring its health and allowing it to defeat the hunter. However, Kyogre was still enraged afterwards, forcing Lana to reel it in with her fishing rod and have her Primarina sing to it in order to calm it down.