Rayquaza was once closely bonded with the Draconid Aster, but their partnership was cut short when the Pokemon Association forcefully captured it with the help of the Devon Corporation and placed it under research. Another Draconid, Zinnia, attempted to set it free, and young Ruby was incidentally caught up in the process of Rayquaza being freed by her Salamence. Rayquaza slumbered at the top of the Sky Pillar thereafter, and it wasn't until years later that Norman and Wally ascended the Sky Pillar to awaken it from its sleep. Norman rode Rayquaza to Sootopolis City, where it calmed Kyogre and Groudon with its âroar of ordinance' along with the Blue and Red Orbs. Norman lost control of Rayquaza afterwards and it flew away. Several years later, the arrival of a giant asteroid foretold by the Draconids placed Rayquaza in a crucial position again, and it had to gain a new partner to help it Mega Evolve in order to destroy the asteroid with its move, Dragon Ascent.