Altaria--Dragon/Flying 75-70-90-70-105-80 Natural Cure: Heals status upon switching out Dream World Cloud Nine: All weather effects are negated when this pokemon is out on the field Level up moves Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide -Pluck -Peck -Growl -Astonish -Sing 5 Astonish 9 Sing 13 Fury Attack 18 Safeguard 23 Mist 28 Take Down 32 Natural Gift 35 Dragonbreath 39 Dragon Dance 46 Cotton Guard 54 Refresh 62 Dragon Pulse 70 Perish Song 77 Sky Attack Egg Moves Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Agility Haze Pursuit Rage Featherdance Dragon Rush Power Swap Roost Hyper Voice Steel Wing TM + HM Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Claw Sharpen Dragon Claw Roar Toxic Hidden Power Sunny Day Ice Beam Hyper Beam Protect Rain Dance Safeguard Frustration Solarbeam Earthquake Return Double Team Flamethrower Fire Blast Aerial Ace Facade Rest Attract Thief Sing Around Echo Voice Incinerate Giga Impact Psych Up Level Ground Dream Eater Swagger Pluck Substitute Rock Smash Fly Moves from 3rd and 4th Gen Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Body Slam Double Edge Mimic Heal Bell Draco Metoer Air Cutter Ominous Wind Snore Swift Uproar Heat Wave Mud Slap Outrage Tailwind The other dragon: the one that didn't quite make it into OU. Nevertheless, Altaria is a great wall in UU that's about to get better. With 75/90/105 defenses, this thing is already pretty bulky. Add resistances to Bug, Fighting, Fire, Grass, Ground, and Water amd you've got a pretty solid tank. Altaria also has one thing that many pokemon lost in the Generation shift: Roost. Roost gives Altaria instant recovery (as well a resistance to Electric). It has a great movepool with moves such as Ice Beam, Flamethrower, Dragon Dance, and Dragon Pulse. It also has a great support movepool with Roost, Haze, Heal Bell, Toxic, Psych Up, Refresh, and Roar. But two things make Altaria particularly amazing this Gen. I) Cotton Guard Cotton Guard gives Altaria +3 Defense, which makes it the ultimate wall. After one tun of boosting, Altaria's defense (assuming it's maxed out) becomes 765. Holy shit. II) Cloud Nine Weather's going to be huge this time around, and many are scrambling for weather checks. Well look no further, because Cloud Nine stops all weather effects. I know that the choice between this and Natural Cure is a tough one, but this makes Altaria a great weather check (not to mention that it resists Water, Fire, Grass, and is immune to Doryuzuu's main STAB) Some Sets Physical Tank Altaria @ Leftovers/Rugged Helmet 252 HP/252 Def/4 SpDef Bold Natural Cure/Cloud Nine --Cotton Guard --Roost --Roar/Toxic/Haze/Heal Bell --Dragon Pulse Not much to say except boost Defense, recover with Roost, use the third slot for utility, then attack with Dragon Pulse Boosting Sweeper Altaria @ Life Orb 252 SpAtk/252 Spe/4 HP Modest/Timid Natural Cure/Cloud Nine --Agility --Ice Beam/Roost --Fire Blast/Flamethrower --Dragon Pulse Once you boost your speed with Agility, you're pretty much set to sweep. Although you may seem underpowered, you still have reasonable bulk which allows you to take a hit. You can also Roost off all the damage from the Life Orb. Dragon Pulse + Fire Blast has perfect coverage outside of Heatran. Bulky Dragon Dancer Altaria @ Life Orb 252 HP/128 Atk/128 Spe Impsih/Adamant/Jolly Natural Cure/Cloud Nine --Dragon Dance --Dragon Claw/Outrage --Earthquake --Aerial Ace/Draco Metoer/Return Again, somewhat underpowering but it's bulky enough to pull it off. I don't like being locked into Outrage, especially on a bulky pokemon like this, but some do. Draco Meteor is fun because it lowers your special attack, which you won't be needing anyway. It also helps break physical walls. Support Altaria @ Leftovers 252 HP/ 128 Def/128 SpDef Bold Natural Cure/Cloud Nine --Haze/Roar/Perish Song --Roost --Heal Bell/Toxic/Cotton Guard --Dragon Pulse All around tank with great support movepool. Haze, Roar, and Perish Song are for phazing. Roost is for recovery. Third moveslot is for spreading/healing status or gaining even more bulk. Dragon Pulse is for attacking.