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Latias

Discussion in 'Global Battle Union' started by Solace, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. Solace

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    HP: 80
    Atk: 80
    Def: 90
    SpA:110
    SpDef: 130
    Spe: 110

    Abilities:
    Levitate: Damage dealing Ground-type moves have no effect on this Pokémon. Cannot be trapped by Arena Trap ability. Takes no damage from Spikes.

    Moves (open)
    Code:
    [B]Level-Up Moves[/B]
    Lv1 Psywave
    Lv5 Wish
    Lv10 Helping Hand
    Lv15 Safeguard
    Lv20 Dragonbreath
    Lv25 Water Sport
    Lv30 Refresh
    Lv35 Mist Ball
    Lv40 Zen Headbutt
    Lv45 Recover
    Lv50 Psycho Shift
    Lv55 Charm
    Lv60 Psychic
    Lv65 Heal Pulse
    Lv70 Reflect Type
    Lv75 Guard Split
    Lv80 Dragon Pulse
    Lv85 Healing Wish
    
    [B]TM/HMs Learned[/B]
    TM01 Hone Claws
    TM02 Dragon Claw
    TM03 Psyshock
    TM04 Calm Mind
    TM05 Roar
    TM06 Toxic
    TM10 Hidden Power
    TM11 Sunny Day
    TM13 Ice Beam
    TM15 Hyper Beam
    TM16 Light Screen
    TM17 Protect
    TM18 Rain Dance
    TM19 Telekinesis
    TM20 Safeguard
    TM21 Frustration
    TM22 Solarbeam
    TM24 Thunderbolt
    TM25 Thunder
    TM26 Earthquake
    TM27 Return
    TM29 Psychic
    TM30 Shadow Ball
    TM32 Double Team
    TM33 Reflect
    TM40 Aerial Ace
    TM42 Facade
    TM44 Rest
    TM45 Attract
    TM38 Round
    TM53 Energy Ball
    TM57 Charge Beam
    TM65 Shadow Claw
    TM67 Retaliate
    TM68 Giga Impact
    TM70 Flash
    TM73 Thunder Wave
    TM77 Psych Up
    TM78 Bulldoze
    TM85 Dream Eater
    TM86 Grass Knot
    TM87 Swagger
    TM90 Substitute
    HM01 Cut
    HM02 Fly
    HM03 Surf
    HM5 Waterfall
    HM06 Dive
    
    [B]Move Tutor[/B]
    Draco Meteor
    
    [B]Gen IV Move Tutor[/B]
    Water Pulse
    Shock Wave
    Secret Power
    Steel Wing
    Roost
    Endure
    Captivate
    Sleep Talk
    Natural Gift
    Defog
    Whirlpool
    Fury Cutter
    Icy Wind
    Sucker Punch
    Trick 
    Last Resort
    Snore
    Swift
    Mud-slap
    Outrage
    Twister
    Tailwind
    Magic Coat
    Role Play 
    

    GBU Singles Sets
    Latias @ Choice Scarf
    4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
    Modest Nature / Timid Nature
    Ability: Levitate
    - Dragon Pulse / Draco Meteor
    - Psyshock
    - Surf
    - Hidden Power Fire / Thunderbolt

    • Choice Scarf lets Latias run a more offensive set this year and takes Latios by surprise.
    • Its offensive movepool gives it the ability to dish hits and be quite versatile.
    • Unfortunately, Choice Scarf can make Latias Pursuit-bait.
    • This set gives it coverage on many top-tier common threats in the GBU metagame
    • Draco Meteor can be used instead of Dragon Pulse for a harder hit, but because of the SpA drop it is less consistent. Thunderbolt can be used instead of HP Fire depending on what you find to be a more prominent threat.

    GBU Doubles Sets
    Latias @ Sitrus Berry / Yache Berry
    252 HP / 252 Def / 4 Spe
    Bold Nature
    Ability: Levitate
    - Heal Pulse
    - Helping Hand
    - Dragon Pulse / Icy Wind
    - Recover / Protect

    • This bulkier set works entirely different from the singles set, putting Latias in a support role rather than an offensive role.
    • Heal Pulse and Helping Hand give Latias the ability to aid its partner, Heal Pulse to regain HP, and Helping Hand to give an offensive boost.
    • Recover gives Latias more longevity, whereas Protect can allow it to scout moves or stay safe from hits while scouting moves.
    • Dragon Pulse gives Latias a STAB attack, and also makes it so that it isn't fully Taunt-bait. Icy Wind deals damage and lowers the opposition's speed, giving it another way to support its team.

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  2. JRank

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    In doubles, I've seen Icy Wind used (against me), to great success. Since Icy Wind deals damage and keeps it from being Taunt-bait, and lets Latias support its team even more by lowering the opposition's Speed. (unless it's a Trick Room team lol)
  3. Solace

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    this is a great suggestion, and i'll slash it in with dragon pulse

    thanks jrank :D
  4. Ashenlock

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    Latias is also a very good user of screens, owing to its speed and defenses.
  5. Solace

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    i generally prefer cresselia for screens but latias could work as well so its all based on what else you need support for.

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