Competitive Information for Latias [Sun/Moon]

Competitive Pokemon Sun/Moon Movesets and Strategies for Latias latias
Base Stats for Latias

Dragon / Psychic

Abilities:
LevitateLevitate: This Pokemon is immune to Ground; Gravity/Ingrain/Smack Down/Iron Ball nullify it.


Evolutions / Family:
Latias
Latias-Mega

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Latias? 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 Latias in Pokemon Sun/Moon:

Landorus-TherianGreninja-AshScizor-MegaCharizard-Mega-XTapu%20FiniVolcaronaAmoongussKeldeoSteelix-MegaConkeldurrLatios-MegaVenusaur


Latias is an interesting Dragon and Psychic-typed Pokemon. Latias are common Pokemon to see in the SM metagame. Latias is weak to Bug, Dark, Dragon, Fairy, Ghost, and Ice-typed attacks.


Species: Latias
Item: Choice Scarf / Leftovers
Ability: Levitate
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Draco Meteor
- Ice Beam
- Defog
- Healing Wish / Psychic

Special Sweeper Latias (Analytic)

Latias is a legendary Special Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Latias last longer regaining it's it's health points every turn. Choice Scarf will increase Latias's speed by 1.5x but will lock you into the first move you pick. With Levitate, Latias is immune to ground; gravity/ingrain/smack down/iron ball nullify it.

Draco Meteor is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Dragon-type move (lowers your Latias's special attack by 2 stages).
Ice Beam is a special 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Defog is a status move (-1 evasion; clears Latias and target side's hazards).
Healing Wish is a status move (Latias faints. replacement is fully healed).
Psychic is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).




Species: Latias
Item: Dragonium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Levitate
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Draco Meteor / Dragon Pulse
- Psychic / Psyshock
- Energy Ball
- Surf

Special Sweeper Latias (Levitate)

Latias is a legendary Special Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Latias's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Levitate, Latias is immune to ground; gravity/ingrain/smack down/iron ball nullify it.

Draco Meteor is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Dragon-type move (lowers your Latias's special attack by 2 stages).
Dragon Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 85-base power Dragon-type move that deals a considerable amount of damage.
Psychic is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Psyshock is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Psychic-type move (damages target based on defense, not special defense).
Energy Ball is a special 90-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Surf is a special 90-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. double damage on dive).




Species: Latias
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Levitate
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 252 Hp / 4 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Dragon Pulse
- Calm Mind
- Substitute
- Psychic / Recover

Latias Support (Subpulse Ratiasu)

Latias is a legendary Support. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Latias last longer regaining it's it's health every turn. With Levitate, Latias is immune to ground; gravity/ingrain/smack down/iron ball nullify it. Use Substitute first, preferably on a switch, and then go for Calm Mind. After just one boost, Latias's special attack and special defense are 385 and 445 respectively.

Dragon Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 85-base power Dragon-type move that deals a large amount of damage.
Calm Mind is a status move (raises your Latias's special attack and special defense by 1 stage).
Substitute is a status move (Latias takes 1/4 its max hp to put in a substitute).
Psychic is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Recover is a status move (heals your Latias by 50% of its max hp).




Species: Latias
Item: Soul Dew
Ability: Levitate
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 172 Hp / 144 SpA / 192 Spe
Moveset:
- Dragon Pulse
- Calm Mind
- Recover
- Thunder

Latias Special Sweeper (Latias With Soul)

Latias is a legendary Special Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. With Levitate, Latias is immune to ground; gravity/ingrain/smack down/iron ball nullify it.

Dragon Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 85-base power Dragon-type move that deals a decent amount of damage.
Calm Mind is a status move (raises your Latias's special attack and special defense by 1 stage).
Recover is a status move (heals your Latias by 50% of its max hp).
Thunder is a special 110-base power Electric-type move (30% chance to paralyze. can't miss in rain).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Latias? 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 Latias in Pokemon Sun/Moon:

Landorus-TherianGreninja-AshScizor-MegaCharizard-Mega-XTapu%20FiniVolcaronaAmoongussKeldeoSteelix-MegaConkeldurrLatios-MegaVenusaur


Species: Latias
Item: Dragonium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Levitate
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Draco Meteor / Dragon Pulse
- Surf
- Psychic / Psyshock
- Icy Wind

Doubles Special Sweeper Latias (Levitate)

Latias is a legendary Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Latias's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Levitate, Latias is immune to ground; gravity/ingrain/smack down/iron ball nullify it.

Draco Meteor is a special STAB-boosted 130-base power Dragon-type move (lowers your Latias's special attack by 2 stages).
Dragon Pulse is a special STAB-boosted 85-base power Dragon-type move that deals a large amount of damage.
Surf is a special 90-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. double damage on dive).
Psychic is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Psychic-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Psyshock is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Psychic-type move (damages target based on defense, not special defense).
Icy Wind is a special 55-base power Ice-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Latias 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
Charge Beam
50
90%
10
70% chance to raise the user's Sp. Atk by 1.
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.
Energy Ball
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Ice Beam
90
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Icy Wind
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Mist Ball
70
100%
5
50% 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.
Psychic
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Psyshock
80
100%
10
Damages target based on Defense, not Sp. Def.
Psywave
--
100%
15
Random damage equal to 0.5x-1.5x user's level.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Shadow Ball
80
100%
15
20% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Shock Wave
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
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.
Stored Power
20
100%
10
+ 20 power for each of the user's stat boosts.
Surf
90
100%
15
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dive.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Thunder
110
70%
10
30% chance to paralyze. Can't miss in rain.
Thunderbolt
90
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
Twister
40
100%
20
20% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Whirlpool
35
85%
15
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Bulldoze
60
100%
20
100% chance lower adjacent Pkmn Speed by 1.
Covet
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Dive
80
100%
10
Dives underwater turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Dragon Claw
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dig.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fly
90
95%
15
Flies up on first turn, then strikes the next turn.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Cutter
40
95%
20
Power doubles with each hit, up to 160.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Last Resort
140
100%
5
Fails unless each known move has been used.
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.
Retaliate
70
100%
5
Power doubles if an ally fainted last turn.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Shadow Claw
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Steel Wing
70
90%
25
10% chance to raise the user's Defense by 1.
Sucker Punch
70
100%
5
Usually goes first. Fails if target is not attacking.
Waterfall
80
100%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Zen Headbutt
80
90%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Ally Switch
--
--
15
The user swaps positions with its ally.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Calm Mind
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk and Sp. Def by 1.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Charm
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's Attack by 2.
Confide
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Defog
--
--
15
-1 evasion; clears user and target side's hazards.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Flash
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Guard Split
--
--
10
Averages Defense and Sp. Def stats with target.
Heal Pulse
--
--
10
Heals the target by 50% of its max HP.
Healing Wish
--
--
10
User faints. Replacement is fully healed.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Hone Claws
--
--
15
Raises the user's Attack and accuracy by 1.
Laser Focus
--
--
30
Until the end of the next turn, user's moves crit.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Magic Coat
--
--
15
Bounces back certain non-damaging moves.
Magic Room
--
--
10
For 5 turns, all held items have no effect.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Psych Up
--
--
10
Copies the target's current stat stages.
Psycho Shift
--
100%
10
Transfers the user's status ailment to the target.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Recover
--
--
10
Heals the user by 50% of its max HP.
Reflect
--
--
20
For 5 turns, physical damage to allies is halved.
Reflect Type
--
--
15
User becomes the same type as the target.
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.
Role Play
--
--
10
User replaces its Ability with the target's.
Roost
--
--
10
Heals 50% HP. Flying-type removed 'til turn ends.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Sandstorm
--
--
10
For 5 turns, a sandstorm rages.
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.
Telekinesis
--
--
15
For 3 turns, target floats but moves can't miss it.
Thunder Wave
--
90%
20
Paralyzes the target.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.
Trick
--
100%
10
User switches its held item with the target's.
Water Sport
--
--
15
For 5 turns, Fire-type attacks have 1/3 power.
Wish
--
--
10
Next turn, 50% of the user's max HP is restored.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Latias 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 Latias

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