Competitive Information for Altaria [Ruby/Sapphire]

Competitive Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire Movesets and Strategies for Altaria altaria
Base Stats for Altaria

Dragon / Flying

Abilities:
Natural CureNatural Cure: This Pokemon has its major status condition cured when it switches out.


Evolutions / Family:
Swablu
Altaria

Weakness Chart for Dragon/Flying-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
0.5x
  
2x
  
0.5x
0.5x
  
  
0.25x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
0x
4x
  
  
  
2x
  
0.5x
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Altaria? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Ruby/Sapphire Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Ruby/Sapphire generation metagame.


Altaria is pretty popular Dragon and Flying-typed Pokemon. It's pretty regular to see Altaria show up as a Ruby/Sapphire opponent. Altaria is weak to Dragon, Ice, and Rock-typed attacks.


Species: Altaria
Item: Life Orb / Power Herb
Ability: Natural Cure
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Earthquake
- Sky Attack
- Steel Wing

Physical Sweeper Altaria (Natural Cure)

Altaria is a notable Physical Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. In the dark days before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Life Orb boosts the power of Altaria's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Natural Cure, Altaria has its major status condition cured when it switches out.

Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dig).
Sky Attack is a physical STAB-boosted 140-base power Flying-type move (charges, then hits turn 2. 30% flinch. high crit).
Steel Wing is a physical 70-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to raise your Altaria's defense by 1 stage).




Species: Altaria
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Natural Cure
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Dragon Claw / Dragon Breath
- Flamethrower
- Ice Beam
- Solar Beam

Special Sweeper Altaria (Natural Cure)

Altaria is a phenomenal Special Sweeper. It is meant to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Don't forget before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Life Orb boosts the power of Altaria's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Natural Cure, Altaria has its major status condition cured when it switches out.

Dragon Claw is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Dragon-type move that deals a nice amount of damage.
Dragon Breath is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Dragon-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Flamethrower is a special 95-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Solar Beam is a special 120-base power Grass-type move (charges turn 1. hits turn 2. no charge in sunlight).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Altaria? These builds have been optimized for Ruby/Sapphire Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Ruby/Sapphire generation metagame.


Species: Altaria
Item: Life Orb / Power Herb
Ability: Natural Cure
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake
- Double-Edge / Return
- Sky Attack
- Steel Wing

Doubles Physical Sweeper Altaria (Natural Cure)

Altaria is a pretty decent Physical Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Remember prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Life Orb boosts the power of Altaria's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Natural Cure, Altaria has its major status condition cured when it switches out.

Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dig).
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Sky Attack is a physical STAB-boosted 140-base power Flying-type move (charges, then hits turn 2. 30% flinch. high crit).
Steel Wing is a physical 70-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to raise your Altaria's defense by 1 stage).




Species: Altaria
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Natural Cure
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Dragon Claw / Dragon Breath
- Flamethrower
- Ice Beam
- Solar Beam

Doubles Special Sweeper Altaria (Natural Cure)

Altaria is a pretty decent Special Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. In the old days prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Life Orb boosts the power of Altaria's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Natural Cure, Altaria has its major status condition cured when it switches out.

Dragon Claw is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Dragon-type move that deals a great amount of damage.
Dragon Breath is a special STAB-boosted 60-base power Dragon-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Flamethrower is a special 95-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Ice Beam is a special 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Solar Beam is a special 120-base power Grass-type move (charges turn 1. hits turn 2. no charge in sunlight).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Altaria learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Dragon Breath
60
100%
20
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Dragon Claw
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Dream Eater
100
100%
15
User gains 1/2 HP inflicted. Sleeping target only.
Fire Blast
120
85%
5
10% chance to burn the target.
Flamethrower
95
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Ice Beam
95
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Pursuit
40
100%
20
Power doubles if the targeted foe is switching out.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Astonish
30
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 recoil.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Power doubles on Dig.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
False Swipe
40
100%
40
Always leaves the target with at least 1 HP.
Fly
70
95%
15
Flies up on first turn, then strikes the next turn.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Attack
15
85%
20
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Peck
35
100%
35
No additional effect.
Rage
20
100%
20
Raises the user's Attack by 1 if hit during use.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Smash
20
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Sky Attack
140
90%
5
Charges, then hits turn 2. 30% flinch. High crit.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Steel Wing
70
90%
25
10% chance to raise the user's Defense by 1.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Dragon Dance
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack and Speed by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Growl
--
100%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Attack by 1.
Haze
--
--
30
Eliminates all stat changes.
Heal Bell
--
--
5
Cures the user's party of all status conditions.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Mirror Move
--
--
20
User uses the target's last used move against it.
Mist
--
--
30
For 5 turns, protects user's party from stat drops.
Perish Song
--
--
5
All active Pokemon will faint in 3 turns.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Psych Up
--
--
10
Copies the target's current stat stages.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Refresh
--
--
20
User cures its burn, poison, or paralysis.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Roar
--
100%
20
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Sing
--
55%
15
Causes the target to fall asleep.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Altaria can perform in Ruby/Sapphire. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive RS Move and Ability Combos for Altaria

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