Competitive Information for Altaria (mega) [Sun/Moon]

Competitive Pokemon Sun/Moon Movesets and Strategies for Altaria-mega altaria-mega
Base Stats for Altaria-Mega

Dragon / Fairy

Abilities:
PixilatePixilate: This Pokemon's Normal-type moves become Fairy type and have 1.2x power.


Evolutions / Family:
Altaria

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

Optimize Altaria-mega's EVs for Sun/Moon

Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Altaria-mega? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Sun/Moon 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 Sun/Moon generation metagame.


Common team mates for Altaria-mega in Pokemon Sun/Moon:

FerrothornMagnezoneGliscorTapu%20LeleHeatranGreninjaTornadus-TherianTapu%20FiniGyaradosHoopa-Unbound


Altaria is a spectacular Dragon and Fairy-typed Pokemon. Altaria are common Pokemon to see in the SM metagame. Altaria is weak to Fairy, Ice, Poison, and Steel-typed attacks.


Species: Altaria-Mega
Item: Altarianite
Ability: Pixilate
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 148 Hp / 252 Atk / 108 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake
- Dragon Dance
- Return / Facade
- Roost

Physical Tank Altaria-Mega (Popular/Trending)

Altaria is a stupendous Physical Tank. The purpose of this moveset is to take a large amount of physical hits while dealing some decent damage. With Pixilate, Altaria's normal-type moves become fairy type and have 1.2x power. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction.

Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon).
Dragon Dance is a status move (raises your Altaria's attack and speed by 1 stage).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Facade is a physical 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Altaria is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Roost is a status move (heals 50% hp. flying-type removed until turn ends).



Species: Altaria-Mega
Item: Altarianite
Ability: Pixilate
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 252 Hp / 16 Def / 4 SpD / 236 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake
- Dragon Dance
- Roost
- Roost

Support Altaria-Mega (Popular/Trending)

Altaria is a marvelous Support. With Pixilate, Altaria's normal-type moves become fairy type and have 1.2x power.

Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon).
Dragon Dance is a status move (raises your Altaria's attack and speed by 1 stage).
Roost is a status move (heals 50% hp. flying-type removed until turn ends).
Roost is a status move (heals 50% hp. flying-type removed until turn ends).



Species: Altaria-Mega
Item: Altarianite
Ability: Pixilate
Nature: Hardy
EVs: 180 Hp / 76 Atk / 252 SpA
Moveset:
- Fire Blast / Flamethrower
- Hyper Voice
- Dragon Dance
- Roost

Special Tank Altaria-Mega (Popular/Trending)

Altaria is a wonderful Special Tank. It's goal is to take a great amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. With Pixilate, Altaria's normal-type moves become fairy type and have 1.2x power.

Fire Blast is a special 110-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Flamethrower is a special 90-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Hyper Voice is a special 90-base power Normal-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Dragon Dance is a status move (raises your Altaria's attack and speed by 1 stage).
Roost is a status move (heals 50% hp. flying-type removed until turn ends).



Species: Altaria-Mega
Item: Altarianite
Ability: Pixilate
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Outrage / Dragon Claw
- Play Rough
- Earthquake / Bulldoze
- Sky Attack / Pluck

Physical Sweeper Altaria-Mega (Pixilate)

Altaria is popular Physical Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. With Pixilate, Altaria's normal-type moves become fairy type and have 1.2x power.

Outrage is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Altaria afterwards).
Dragon Claw is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Dragon-type move that deals a decent amount of damage.
Play Rough is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Fairy-type move (10% chance to lower the target's attack by 1 stage).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon).
Bulldoze is a physical 60-base power Ground-type move (100% chance lower adjacent pkmn speed by 1 stage).
Sky Attack is a physical 140-base power Flying-type move (charges, then hits turn 2. 30% flinch. high crit).
Pluck is a physical 60-base power Flying-type move (Altaria steals and eats the target's berry).



Species: Altaria-Mega
Item: Altarianite
Ability: Pixilate
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Draco Meteor / Dragon Pulse
- Moonblast / Dazzling Gleam
- Flamethrower / Heat Wave
- Ice Beam

Special Sweeper Altaria-Mega (Pixilate)

Altaria is a stupendous Special Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. With Pixilate, Altaria's normal-type moves become fairy type and have 1.2x power.

Draco Meteor is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Dragon-type move (lowers your Altaria's special attack by 2 stages).
Dragon Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 85-base power Dragon-type move that deals a decent amount of damage.
Moonblast is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Fairy-type move (30% chance to lower the target's special attack by 1 stage).
Dazzling Gleam is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Fairy-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Flamethrower is a special 90-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Heat Wave is a special 95-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the foes).
Ice Beam is a special 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).


Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Altaria-mega? These builds have been optimized for Sun/Moon 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 Sun/Moon generation metagame.


Common team mates for Altaria-mega in Pokemon Sun/Moon:

FerrothornMagnezoneGliscorTapu%20LeleHeatranGreninjaTornadus-TherianTapu%20FiniGyaradosHoopa-Unbound


Species: Altaria-Mega
Item: Altarianite
Ability: Pixilate
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Outrage / Dragon Claw
- Earthquake / Bulldoze
- Play Rough
- Sky Attack / Pluck

Doubles Physical Sweeper Altaria-Mega (Pixilate)

Altaria is a stupendous Physical Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. With Pixilate, Altaria's normal-type moves become fairy type and have 1.2x power.

Outrage is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Altaria afterwards).
Dragon Claw is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Dragon-type move that deals a hefty amount of damage.
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon).
Bulldoze is a physical 60-base power Ground-type move (100% chance lower adjacent pkmn speed by 1 stage).
Play Rough is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Fairy-type move (10% chance to lower the target's attack by 1 stage).
Sky Attack is a physical 140-base power Flying-type move (charges, then hits turn 2. 30% flinch. high crit).
Pluck is a physical 60-base power Flying-type move (Altaria steals and eats the target's berry).



Species: Altaria-Mega
Item: Altarianite
Ability: Pixilate
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Dazzling Gleam / Moonblast
- Draco Meteor / Dragon Pulse
- Heat Wave / Incinerate
- Air Cutter

Doubles Special Sweeper Altaria-Mega (Pixilate)

Altaria is a pretty decent Special Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. With Pixilate, Altaria's normal-type moves become fairy type and have 1.2x power.

Dazzling Gleam is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Fairy-type move (no additional effect. hits adjacent foes).
Moonblast is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Fairy-type move (30% chance to lower the target's special attack by 1 stage).
Draco Meteor is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Dragon-type move (lowers your Altaria's special attack by 2 stages).
Dragon Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 85-base power Dragon-type move that deals a great amount of damage.
Heat Wave is a special 95-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the foes).
Incinerate is a special 60-base power Fire-type move (destroys the foes berry/gem).
Air Cutter is a special 60-base power Flying-type move (high critical hit ratio. hits adjacent foes).


Movepool


Wondering what moves can Altaria-mega 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
Air Cutter
60
95%
25
High critical hit ratio. Hits adjacent foes.
Dazzling Gleam
80
100%
10
No additional effect. Hits adjacent foes.
Disarming Voice
40
--
15
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Draco Meteor
130
90%
5
Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Dragon Breath
60
100%
20
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Dragon Pulse
85
100%
10
No additional effect.
Dream Eater
100
100%
15
User gains 1/2 HP inflicted. Sleeping target only.
Echoed Voice
40
100%
15
Power increases when used on consecutive turns.
Fire Blast
110
85%
5
10% chance to burn the target.
Flamethrower
90
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Heat Wave
95
90%
10
10% chance to burn the foe(s).
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Hyper Voice
90
100%
10
No additional effect. Hits adjacent foes.
Ice Beam
90
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Incinerate
60
100%
15
Destroys the foe(s) Berry/Gem.
Moonblast
95
100%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Ominous Wind
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Twister
40
100%
20
20% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Uproar
90
100%
10
Lasts 3 turns. Active Pokemon cannot fall asleep.
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.
Bulldoze
60
100%
20
100% chance lower adjacent Pkmn Speed by 1.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Dragon Claw
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Dragon Rush
100
75%
10
20% chance to flinch the target.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage 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
90
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.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Outrage
120
100%
10
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
Peck
35
100%
35
No additional effect.
Play Rough
90
90%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Attack by 1.
Pluck
60
100%
20
User steals and eats the target's Berry.
Pursuit
40
100%
20
Power doubles if a foe is switching out.
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
40
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.
Steel Wing
70
90%
25
10% chance to raise the user's Defense by 1.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Thief
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Confide
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Cotton Guard
--
--
10
Raises the user's Defense by 3.
Defog
--
--
15
-1 evasion; clears user and target side's hazards.
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.
Feather Dance
--
100%
15
Lowers the target's Attack by 2.
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.
Hone Claws
--
--
15
Raises the user's Attack and accuracy by 1.
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.
Power Swap
--
--
10
Swaps Attack and Sp. Atk stat stages with target.
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
--
--
20
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.
Roost
--
--
10
Heals 50% HP. Flying-type removed 'til turn ends.
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
--
85%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Tailwind
--
--
15
For 4 turns, allies' Speed is doubled.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.
Wonder Room
--
--
10
For 5 turns, all Defense and Sp. Def stats switch.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Altaria-mega can perform in Sun/Moon. 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 SM Move and Ability Combos for Altaria-mega

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