Last year, Game Freak ran a promotion to decide the distribution of a Pokemon that was once on the cover of any old game. Rayquaza won out, and is set to be released in Japan; which is conveniently awesome since 2012 is the year of the dragon. You would think it'd be shiny, but... nope. =(
So yeah, this is pretty uninteresting to all the collectors. But to competitive battlers, wait; there's more! Here're the details of this event Rayquaza.
Rayquaza: Lv. 100, Holding a Life Orb
ID No.: 02102
Ability: Air Lock
Rayquaza gets V-Create?! OH MAH GOD THAT IS ****ING EPIC except Reshiram is still better...
... Yeah. Not to mention V-Create is only good for a mixed attacker that punches holes in a team, not a sweeping Rayquaza. V-Create can be used repeatedly if Rayquaza outspeeds what comes in, but 150~ speed won't be outspeeding anything in ubers. Overheat can be used twice without ending accumulated speed boosts from DDs. So V-Create only matters in that mixed wall-breaker Rayquaza will no longer need to invest as many Sp.A EVs in order to score certain KOs with Overheat, what with V-Create's extra 40 base power.
But Reshiram is still better at wall breaking thanks to STAB... ... ...
Nevermind. This event isn't exciting to anyone, except people who love to collect event pokes, even if they're not useful/rare.
I'd still go to the IRL location if the event came to the US though. :P