Rayquaza was once captured by the Pokemon Association and studied at the Research Building in Johto, where the artificial Green Orb to control it was being experimented but to no avail. One day, Ruby aggravated a wild Salamence, and it broke into the lab, setting Rayquaza free during the process. Rayquaza left the scene and began its slumber at the top of the Sky Pillar. Years later, Norman and Wally climbed the Sky Pillar and awakened Rayquaza from its sleep. Norman then rode Rayquaza to Sootopolis City, and used its ‘roar of ordinance’ to calm Kyogre and Groudon with the help of the Blue and Red Orbs. Norman lost control of Rayquaza afterwards, and it flew away.