1v1 Mega-Latias [QC: 3/3] [GP: 2/2]

[OVERVIEW]

Mega Latias is a force to be reckoned with in 1v1; it acts as a fast Stored Power user with immense bulk, sits in a solid Speed tier that outspeeds Garchomp and Zygarde, and has decent initial power. Furthermore, a wide variety of status moves allow it to cripple Pokemon that may otherwise overwhelm it like Primarina and Incineroar. However, while Mega Latias does have extremely high base stats, its poor typing causes it to be hit super effectively by many prevalent Pokemon like Mega Gardevoir and Mega Charizard X. Additionally, due to its reliance on Calm Mind and Charm, Mega Latias is shut down by bulky Taunt users like Mega Gyarados and Tapu Fini.

[SET]
name: Offensive Stored Power
move 1: Calm Mind
move 2: Stored Power
move 3: Roost
move 4: Draco Meteor / Reflect Type / Charm
item: Latiasite
ability: Levitate
nature: Timid
evs: 32 HP / 232 SpA / 12 SpD / 232 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Calm Mind allows Mega Latias to tank moves better from special attackers like Primarina, non-Taunt Tapu Fini, and Magnezone while also letting it defeat opposing setup Pokemon like Iron Defense + Calm Mind Necrozma and Type: Null in conjunction with STAB Stored Power. Roost allows Mega Latias to heal damage taken from specially attacking Pokemon like Mega Altaria while boosting its Special Defense to eventually take negligible damage from them. Draco Meteor allows Mega Latias to OHKO many prevalent Pokemon like Zygarde, Greninja, Blacephalon, and Garchomp. Reflect Type can be another option instead of Draco Meteor to take on Pokemon Mega Latias would normally struggle against like non-Taunt Mega Aggron, Mega Metagross, and Magearna while also solidifying matchups such as against Substitute stalling Venusaur and Ferrothorn. Charm is another option that allows Mega Latias to defeat physical attackers like bulky Flame Charge Mega Charizard X and Buzzwole.

Set Details
========

Mega Latias has a great ability in Levitate, which allows it to defeat Ground-reliant attackers like Tectonic Rage Landorus-T, Donphan, and Golem, which some other bulky setup Pokemon like Registeel would struggle against. 32 HP and 12 Special Defense EVs allow Mega Latias to tank neutral-natured Choice Specs Greninja's Ice Beam. 232 Speed EVs and a Timid nature let Mega Latias outspeed Modest Greninja and Blacephalon, which would otherwise OHKO it. 232 Special Attack EVs allow Mega Latias to OHKO specially defensive Kommo-o, Blacephalon, and Greninja using Draco Meteor. If you run Charm or Reflect Type, use an EV spread of 184 HP / 72 Def / 252 Spe with a Timid nature to maximize physical bulk and to defeat Mega Lopunny, Supersonic Skystrike Landorus-T, Magearna, Mega Aggron, and Mega Metagross, as well as Mega Gyarados and Mega Charizard X without Taunt and Dragon Dance, respectively.

Usage Tips
========

Against Type: Null, Magnezone, and Primarina, which Mega Latias is unable to OHKO with Draco Meteor, the best choice is usually to to maximize Stored Power damage. Against Steel-types that learn Metal Sound like Magnezone and Heatran, Mega Latias should first use Calm Mind two times, then use Stored Power followed by Draco Meteor. It is best to start off with Charm against physical attackers that would threaten Mega Latias otherwise, such as bulky Mega Charizard X. Against Pokemon that would threaten Mega Latias's Dragon / Psychic typing, like Magearna and Mega Metagross, Reflect Type should always be used on turn one. Against other stall Pokemon like Necrozma, Slowbro, and Type: Null, you should almost always use Calm Mind up to +6 before starting to attack with Stored Power and use Roost when necessary. The Normalium Z Porygon-Z matchup is a risky one, on account of mind games between using Reflect Type on Porygon-Z to become a Normal-type before it uses Z-Conversion to transform into a Ghost-type and using Calm Mind in anticipation of Breakneck Blitz.

Team Options
========

Pokemon with a Steel / Fairy typing like Mega Mawile and Magearna make for good teammates, as they can deal with Fairy- and Dark-types, as well as bulky offensive threats like Tapu Lele, Mega Gardevoir, Crustle, Mega Gyarados, and Mega Heracross, while Mega Latias can cover their weaknesses to foes like Zygarde, Donphan, and Magnezone. Heatran serves as a uniquely good partner for Mega Latias. Mega Latias appreciates Heatran's ability to deal with Fairy-types like Gardevoir and Tapu Lele, Steel-types like Mega Mawile and Mega Metagross, and other threats to Mega Latias like offensive Mega Charizard X, Substitute stalling Serperior, and Porygon-Z. Heatran in return appreciates Mega Latias's ability to OHKO threats like Greninja, Zygarde, Kommo-o, and Garchomp as well as outstall Water-types like Primarina and non-Taunt Tapu Fini. Shell Smash users with Sturdy like Crustle and Carracosta make for good teammates, as they can deal with offensive Pokemon like Porygon-Z, Mega Gardevoir, and both formes of Mega Charizard. Crustle and Carracosta in return appreciate Mega Latias's ability to deal with certain Sturdy users like Magnezone and Donphan as well as bulky Dragon-types like Zygarde and Kommo-o. Physically bulky Pokemon like Mega Slowbro and Mega Tyranitar make for good teammates, as they are able to deal with strong physical hitters; otherwise, Mega Latias would not be able to deal with foes like Crustle, Mega Charizard X, and Dragonite. They in return appreciate Mega Latias's ability to beat special attackers like Primarina, non-Taunt Tapu Fini, and Greninja.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

Mega Latias can run an alternative set with Draco Meteor, Reflect Type, Charm, and Roost to gain an advantage over Pokemon such as Mega Charizard X. However, many crucial matchups against non-Taunt Tapu Fini, Primarina, and Type: Null are lost. Substitute is an option instead of Draco Meteor to deal with Magearna, status users like Porygon2, and Zapdos, and FEAR users like Aron.

Checks and Counters
===================

**Faster or Extremely Bulky Dragon-types**: While Mega Latias does have immense bulk, it is not enough to take powerful STAB Outrages or Draco Meteors from Pokemon like Dragonite, Choice Scarf Haxorus, and Naganadel.

**Super Effective Attacks**: Pokemon with hard-hitting super effective moves like Aegislash, Mega Gardevoir, Hoopa-U, Choice Band Pheromosa, and Volcarona are able to OHKO Mega Latias without allowing it to set up.

**Overwhelming Offense**: Pokemon like Meloetta, Metal Sound Celesteela, Crustle, and Choice Band Archeops, which have extremely high offensive presence and either outspeed Mega Latias or survive its attacks, are able to KO Mega Latias without even needing to use super effective moves.

**Faster SubSeed Users**: Faster Pokemon with Leech Seed like Serperior and Jumpluff are able to get Leech Seed off without being OHKOed and then outstall Mega Latias's Roost.

**Steel-types**: While Mega Latias is able to break through certain Steel-types like Magnezone and Heatran, Steel-type Pokemon with setup moves like Registeel can outstall Mega Latias in a setup war, while Steel-type Pokemon that can hit it super effectively like Mega Mawile and Genesect are able to OHKO it.

**Taunt Users**: Taunt users like Mega Gyarados, Kee Berry Mew, Tapu Fini, Mega Sableye, Mega Tyranitar, and Whimsicott are able to prevent Mega Latias's status moves and eventually defeat it.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Maki's Fox, 481177]]
- Quality checked by: [[Alakazam, 276708], [Osra, 239997], [MaceMaster, 302951]]
- Grammar checked by: [[The Dutch Plumberjack, 232216], [Estronic, 240732]]
 
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Bolded is additions, strikethrough is stuff that should be removed, underline needs to be edited in some way, red is comments. All information I bring are based on 1630 Usage stats (considering anything at or above 6% as of October 2019 usage relevant) and Calcs.
[OVERVIEW]
  • Mega-Latias acts as a fast Stored Power user that is able to defeat other stall users like Necrozma, Mega-Slowbro, and Type: Null.
  • Mega-Latias is able to defeat some of what other stall users struggle against like Mega-Slowbro and Necrozma's problem with Greninja, Magnezone, and Blacephalon.
  • Mega-Latias has a great ability in Levitate, which allows it to defeat ground reliant attackers like Groundium Landorus-Therian, Donphan, and Golem which another stall user, Registeel would struggle against.
  • Mega-Latias has high defensive stats while being in a respectable speed tier, allowing it to defeat slower Dragon types like Zygarde and Garchomp. but also fast, frail pokemon like Greninja.
  • Mega-Latias' high defensive stats along with the move Calm Mind allows it to tank many slower special attackers.
  • While Mega-Latias does have extremely high base stats, it's poor typing causes it to be hit super effectively by many prevelant pokemon like Mega-Gardevoir and Mega-Charizard.
  • Mega-Latias is limited by a move pool of 4, forcing it have to throw away some matchups other sets would win against.
[SET]
name: Stored Power Offensive
move 1: Calm Mind
move 2: Stored Power
move 3: Roost
move 4: Draco Meteor / Reflect Type / Charm
item: Latiasite
ability: Levitate
nature: Timid
evs: 32 HP / 232 SpA / 12 SpD / 232 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

  • Calm Mind allows Mega-Latias to boost its special defense, allowing it to tank moves better from special attackers like Primarina, non-Taunt Tapu Fini, and non-Mirror Coat Magnezone while also boosting its special attack, allowing it to defeat opposing stall like Iron Defense Calm Mind Necrozma and Type: Null in conjunction with STAB-boosted Stored Power
  • Roost is used to heal damage taken from pokemon like Mega-Altaria and other pokemon that hit on the special side after having its special defense boosted
  • Draco Meteor is one of Mega-Latias' strongest STAB moves, allowing it to OHKO many prevalent pokemon like Zygarde, Greninja, and Garchomp
  • Reflect Type is another option instead of Draco Meteor that allows Mega-Latias to take on pokemon it normally would struggle against like non-Taunt Mega-Aggron. Mega-Metagross and Magearna, while also solidifying matchups such as Sub-Stall Venusaur and Ferrothorn.
  • Charm is an option that allows Mega-Latias to defeat Mega-Pinsir u already ohko with draco meteor and Buzzwole, assuming that Mega-Pinsir is not the Swords Dance variant, in which case becomes a 50/50 much in your favor.

Set Details
========

  • 32 HP and 12 SpD maximizes bulk while allowing Mega-Latias to tank timid neutral natured Choice Specs Greninja Ice Beam.
  • 232 Speed lets Mega-Latias outspeed Modest Greninja and Ghostium/Specs Blacephalon who would otherwise OHKO it.
  • 232 SpA allows Mega-Latias to OHKO both Sp. Def Kommo-o and Greninja using Draco Meteor.
  • Levitate assists Mega-Latias in defeating ground reliant attackers such as Donphan and Groundium Z Landorus-Therian.
  • You need to include the evs run with Reflect type and Charm. Just move them from OO up here

Usage Tips
========

  • In most cases, when Mega-Latias' is unable to OHKO the opposing pokemon with Draco Meteor, the best choice is usually to Calm Mind up to maximize damage with Stored Power.
  • Against Steel-types that learn Metal Sound like non-Mirror Coat Magnezone and Heatran, the optimal play is to use Calm Mind twice before clicking Stored Power followed by another Stored Power or Draco Meteor, depending on whether or not you can KO the opposing pokemon. no, the optimal play would be to calm mind once then spam draco meteor, as that 2hkos magnezone. Only cm twice against heatran
  • If Mega-Latias is running Charm or Reflect Type, the best course of action is usually do start the match with one of those moves. no, you don't charm special attackers. Just say to charm physical mons who would threaten you otherwise, or reflect type on mons that can threaten your dragon/psychic type
  • Against Landorus-Therian and other pokemon with physical setup, it is best to stall out their setup using Charm before Calm Minding up.
  • Against other stall pokemon like Necrozma or Slowbro, you should almost always Calm Mind up to +6 before starting to attack with Stored Power.

Team Options
========
  • Steel / Fairy type Pokemon like Mega-Mawile and Magearna make for good teammates as they can deal with Fairy- and Dark-types, as well as bulky offense threats, like Tapu-Lele, Tapu-Bulu, not rlly a threat with charm Mega-Gardevoir, Crustle, Mega-Gyarados, and Mega-Heracross, while Mega-Latias can cover their weaknesses like Zygarde, Donphan, Dragonite, not really? ddance dragonium wins with z-dragon dance against charm, draco never kos so you lose there, and Magnezone.
  • Heatran serves as a uniquely good partner for Mega-Latias. Mega-Latias appreciates Heatran's ability in dealing with Fairy types like Gardevoir and Tapu-Lele, Steel types like Mega-Mawile and Mega-Metagross, and other threats to Mega-Latias like Mega-Charizard-X, Sub-Stall Serperior, and Porygon-Z. Heatran in return appreciates Mega-Latias' ability of OHKOing threats like Greninja, Zygarde, Kommo-o, and Garchomp as well as out-stalling Water types like Primarina and non-Taunt Tapu-Fini.
  • Some physical attackers like Archeops and Haxorus cover some of Mega-Latias' Fairy problems and appreciate Mega-Latias' ability to deal with certain stall users. this is vague af. Either remove it or flesh it out
[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

  • Replacing Stored Power with Charm along with an alternate EV set of 184 HP / 72 Def / 252 Spe can be used to defeat Mega-Lopunny, Flyinium Landorus-T, as well as non-Taunt Mega-Gyarados and Mega-Charizard-X without Dragon Dance. However, matchups against certain stall users like Type: Null and Fairy types like Primarina and Tapu-Fini are thrown away.
  • Reflect Type with the previously stated EVs is an option that can be swapped with Draco Meteor to allow Mega-Latias defeat many slower Steel-types like Mega-Aggron, Mega-Metagross and Magearna, though both the Greninja and Kommo-o matchup would be thrown away.
  • rofl these need to be under set details, not OO. These are just the standard evs run when you aren't running draco meteor.
  • I would say mega latias doesn't rlly have any viable OOs

Checks and Counters
===================

**Faster or extremely bulky Dragon Types**: While Mega-Latias does have immense bulk, it is not enough to take powerful STAB-boosted Outrages or Draco Meteors from pokemon like Dragonite, specially defensive Mega Charizard X, Scarfed Haxorus, and Naganadel

**Faster Sub-Seeders**: Faster pokemon with Leech Seed like Serperior and Jumpluff are able to get Leech Seed off without being OHKO'd and then outstall Mega-Latias' recovery move, Roost.

**Steel Types**: While Mega-Latias is able to break through certain steel types like Magnezone and Heatran, Steel-typed pokemon with setup like Registeel and Magearna can outstall Mega-Latias in a setup war, while super-effectively hitting Steel-type pokemon like Mega-Mawile and Genesect are able to OHKO it.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Maki's Fox, 481177]]
- Quality checked by: [[, ], [, ], [, ]]
- Grammar checked by: [[, ], [, ]]

okay so implement this then tag me.


use this video to show how to implement it quickly. this gist is to click reply to this post then edit the replied text, as that will keep the format of my edits.
 
[OVERVIEW]
  • Mega-Latias acts as a fast Stored Power user that is able to defeat other stall users like Necrozma, Mega-Slowbro, and Type: Null.
  • Mega-Latias is able to defeat some of what other stall users struggle against like Mega-Slowbro and Necrozma's problem with Greninja, Magnezone, and Blacephalon.
  • Mega-Latias has a great ability in Levitate, which allows it to defeat ground reliant attackers like Groundium Landorus-Therian, Donphan, and Golem which another stall user, Registeel would struggle against.
  • Mega-Latias has high defensive stats while being in a respectable speed tier, allowing it to defeat slower Dragon types like Zygarde and Garchomp. but also fast, frail pokemon like Greninja.
  • Mega-Latias' high defensive stats along with the move Calm Mind allows it to tank many slower special attackers.
  • While Mega-Latias does have extremely high base stats, it's poor typing causes it to be hit super effectively by many prevelant pokemon like Mega-Gardevoir and Mega-Charizard.
  • Mega-Latias is limited by a move pool of 4, forcing it have to throw away some matchups other sets would win against.
[SET]
name: Stored Power Offensive
move 1: Calm Mind
move 2: Stored Power
move 3: Roost
move 4: Draco Meteor / Reflect Type / Charm
item: Latiasite
ability: Levitate
nature: Timid
evs: 32 HP / 232 SpA / 12 SpD / 232 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

  • Calm Mind allows Mega-Latias to boost its special defense, allowing it to tank moves better from special attackers like Primarina, non-Taunt Tapu Fini, and non-Mirror Coat Magnezone while also boosting its special attack, allowing it to defeat opposing stall like Iron Defense Calm Mind Necrozma and Type: Null in conjunction with STAB-boosted Stored Power
  • Roost is used to heal damage taken from pokemon like Mega-Altaria and other pokemon that hit on the special side after having its special defense boosted
  • Draco Meteor is one of Mega-Latias' strongest STAB moves, allowing it to OHKO many prevalent pokemon like Zygarde, Greninja, and Garchomp
  • Reflect Type is another option instead of Draco Meteor that allows Mega-Latias to take on pokemon it normally would struggle against like non-Taunt Mega-Aggron. Mega-Metagross and Magearna, while also solidifying matchups such as Sub-Stall Venusaur and Ferrothorn.
  • Charm is an option that allows Mega-Latias to defeat Buzzwole.

Set Details
========

  • 32 HP and 12 SpD maximizes bulk while allowing Mega-Latias to tank neutral natured Choice Specs Greninja Ice Beam.
  • 232 Speed lets Mega-Latias outspeed Modest Greninja and Ghostium/Specs Blacephalon who would otherwise OHKO it.
  • 232 SpA allows Mega-Latias to OHKO both Sp. Def Kommo-o and Greninja using Draco Meteor.
  • Levitate assists Mega-Latias in defeating ground reliant attackers such as Donphan and Groundium Z Landorus-Therian.
  • Replacing Stored Power with Charm along with an alternate EV set of 184 HP / 72 Def / 252 Spe can be used to defeat Mega-Lopunny, Flyinium Landorus-T, as well as non-Taunt Mega-Gyarados and Mega-Charizard-X without Dragon Dance. However, matchups against certain stall users like Type: Null and Fairy types like Primarina and Tapu-Fini are thrown away.
  • Reflect Type with the previously stated EVs is an option that can be swapped with Draco Meteor to allow Mega-Latias defeat many slower Steel-types like Mega-Aggron, Mega-Metagross and Magearna, though both the Greninja and Kommo-o matchup would be thrown away.

Usage Tips
========

  • In most cases, when Mega-Latias' is unable to OHKO the opposing pokemon with Draco Meteor, the best choice is usually to Calm Mind up to maximize damage with Stored Power.
  • Against Steel-types that learn Metal Sound like non-Mirror Coat Magnezone and Heatran, you should first Calm Mind up. The optimal play against Magnezone is to use Calm Mind once before spamming Draco Meteor. The play to make against Heatran is to Calm Mind up twice before using Stored Power followed by a Draco Meteor.
  • It is best to start off with Charm against physical attackers that would threaten you otherwise.
  • Reflect Type should be used turn 1 against pokemon that would threaten you Dragon/Psychic typing.
  • Against Landorus-Therian and other pokemon with physical setup, it is best to stall out their setup using Charm before Calm Minding up.
  • Against other stall pokemon like Necrozma or Slowbro, you should almost always Calm Mind up to +6 before starting to attack with Stored Power.
  • Against Type: Null, mirror its Confide with your Calm Mind until it runs out of PP. If Type: Null decides to not use Confide, attack the following turn.

Team Options
========
  • Steel / Fairy type Pokemon like Mega-Mawile and Magearna make for good teammates as they can deal with Fairy- and Dark- types, as well as bulky offensive threats, like Tapu-Lele, Mega-Gardevoir, Crustle, Mega-Gyarados, and Mega-Heracross, while Mega-Latias can cover their weaknesses like Zygarde, Donphan, and Magnezone.
  • Heatran serves as a uniquely good partner for Mega-Latias. Mega-Latias appreciates Heatran's ability in dealing with Fairy types like Gardevoir and Tapu-Lele, Steel types like Mega-Mawile and Mega-Metagross, and other threats to Mega-Latias like Mega-Charizard-X, Sub-Stall Serperior, and Porygon-Z. Heatran in return appreciates Mega-Latias' ability of OHKOing threats like Greninja, Zygarde, Kommo-o, and Garchomp as well as out-stalling Water types like Primarina and non-Taunt Tapu-Fini.
[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

  • Mega-Latias does not have many viable other options to run.

Checks and Counters
===================

**Faster or extremely bulky Dragon Types**: While Mega-Latias does have immense bulk, it is not enough to take powerful STAB-boosted Outrages or Draco Meteors from pokemon like Dragonite, specially defensive Mega-Charizard-X, Scarfed Haxorus, and Naganadel

**Faster Sub-Seeders**: Faster pokemon with Leech Seed like Serperior and Jumpluff are able to get Leech Seed off without being OHKO'd and then outstall Mega-Latias' recovery move, Roost.

**Steel Types**: While Mega-Latias is able to break through certain steel types like Magnezone and Heatran, Steel-typed pokemon with setup like Registeel and Magearna can outstall Mega-Latias in a setup war, while super-effectively hitting Steel-type pokemon like Mega-Mawile and Genesect are able to OHKO it.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Maki's Fox, 481177]]
- Quality checked by: [[, ], [, ], [, ]]
- Grammar checked by: [[, ], [, ]]


Alakazam Bop. Mobile editing is tough.
 
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xd you'll need to edit this over your original post lmao
but after my second check
[OVERVIEW]
  • Mega-Latias acts as a fast Stored Power user that is able to defeat other stall users like Necrozma, Mega-Slowbro, and Type: Null.
  • Mega-Latias is able to defeat some of what other stall users struggle against like Mega-Slowbro and Necrozma's problem with Greninja, Magnezone, and Blacephalon.
  • Mega-Latias has a great ability in Levitate, which allows it to defeat ground reliant attackers like Groundium Landorus-Therian, Donphan, and Golem which another stall user, Registeel would struggle against.
  • Mega-Latias has high defensive stats while being in a respectable speed tier, allowing it to defeat slower Dragon types like Zygarde and Garchomp. but also fast, frail pokemon like Greninja. combine these three underlined points into one section saying how it is the best speedy stored power user, with both speed, bulk, and initial power to threaten x, y, and z.
  • Mega-Latias' high defensive stats along with the move Calm Mind allows it to tank many slower special attackers. basically reiterating your previous bulk points
  • While Mega-Latias does have extremely high base stats, it's poor typing causes it to be hit super effectively by many prevelant pokemon like Mega-Gardevoir and Mega-Charizard X.
  • mention that it gets shut down by bulky taunt, users, like Tapu fini and Mega Gyarados.
  • Mega-Latias is limited by a move pool of 4, forcing it have to throw away some matchups other sets would win against. this isn't rlly true compared to other pokemon, and other Pokemon have to deal with this more
[SET]
name: Stored Power Offensive
move 1: Calm Mind
move 2: Stored Power
move 3: Roost
move 4: Draco Meteor / Reflect Type / Charm
item: Latiasite
ability: Levitate
nature: Timid
evs: 32 HP / 232 SpA / 12 SpD / 232 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

  • Calm Mind allows Mega-Latias to boost its special defense, allowing it to tank moves better from special attackers like Primarina, non-Taunt Tapu Fini, and non-Mirror Coat Magnezone while also boosting its special attack, allowing it to defeat opposing stall like Iron Defense Calm Mind Necrozma and Type: Null in conjunction with STAB-boosted Stored Power
  • Roost is used to heal damage taken from pokemon like Mega-Altaria and other pokemon that hit on the special side after having its special defense boosted
  • Draco Meteor is one of Mega-Latias' strongest STAB moves, allowing it to OHKO many prevalent pokemon like Zygarde, Greninja, Blacephalon, and Garchomp
  • Reflect Type is another option instead of Draco Meteor that allows Mega-Latias to take on pokemon it normally would struggle against like non-Taunt Mega-Aggron. Mega-Metagross and Magearna, while also solidifying matchups such as Sub-Stall Venusaur and Ferrothorn.
  • Charm is an option that allows Mega-Latias to defeat physical attackers like bulky Flame Charge Mega Charizard X and Buzzwole.

Set Details
========

  • 32 HP and 12 SpD maximizes bulk while allowing Mega-Latias to tank neutral natured Choice Specs Greninja Ice Beam.
  • 232 Speed lets Mega-Latias outspeed Modest Greninja and Ghostium/Specs Blacephalon who would otherwise OHKO it.
  • 232 SpA allows Mega-Latias to OHKO both Sp. Def Kommo-o, Blacephalon, and Greninja using Draco Meteor.
  • Levitate assists Mega-Latias in defeating ground reliant attackers such as Donphan and Groundium Z Landorus-Therian.
  • Replacing Stored Power with If you run Charm or Reflect Type, along with an alternate EV set of use 184 HP / 72 Def / 252 Spe EVs with a Timid nature to maximize physical bulk and can be used to defeat Mega-Lopunny, Flyinium Landorus-T, Magearna, Mega Aggron, and Mega Metagross, as well as non-Taunt Mega-Gyarados and Mega-Charizard-X without Dragon Dance. However, matchups against certain stall users like Type: Null and Fairy types like Primarina and Tapu-Fini are thrown away.
  • Reflect Type with the previously stated EVs is an option that can be swapped with Draco Meteor to allow Mega-Latias defeat many slower Steel-types like Mega-Aggron, Mega-Metagross and Magearna, though both the Greninja and Kommo-o matchup would be thrown away.
just combined these points, since you're only telling what evs to run for the moves, not why you run them

Usage Tips
========

  • In most cases, when Mega-Latias' is unable to OHKO the opposing pokemon with Draco Meteor, the best choice is usually to Calm Mind up to maximize damage with Stored Power.
  • Against Steel-types that learn Metal Sound like non-Mirror Coat Magnezone and Heatran, you should first Calm Mind up two times, then use Stored Power followed up by Draco Meteor . The optimal play against Magnezone is to use Calm Mind once before spamming Draco Meteor. The play to make against Heatran is to Calm Mind up twice before using Stored Power followed by a Draco Meteor. sorry i was dead tired and misread the calc last night, my bad
  • It is best to start off with Charm against physical attackers that would threaten you otherwise such as bulky Mega Charizard X.
  • Reflect Type should be used turn 1 against pokemon that would threaten you Dragon/Psychic typing, like Magearna.
  • Against Flyinium Landorus-Therian and other pokemon with physical setup, it is best to stall out their setup using Charm before Calm Minding up. this is wrong, swords dance and bulky up have more pp than charm. you won't rlly beat lando t with charm
  • Against other stall pokemon like Necrozma or Slowbro, you should almost always Calm Mind up to +6 before starting to attack with Stored Power. Make sure to waste all of the Confide PP of Type: Null; if they do not use Confide on a turn, attack the next turn until they confide again, they continue calm minding.

Team Options
========
  • Steel / Fairy type Pokemon like Mega-Mawile and Magearna make for good teammates as they can deal with Fairy- and Dark- types, as well as bulky offensive threats, like Tapu-Lele, Mega-Gardevoir, Crustle, Mega-Gyarados, and Mega-Heracross, while Mega-Latias can cover their weaknesses like Zygarde, Donphan, and Magnezone.
  • Heatran serves as a uniquely good partner for Mega-Latias. Mega-Latias appreciates Heatran's ability in dealing with Fairy types like Gardevoir and Tapu-Lele, Steel types like Mega-Mawile and Mega-Metagross, and other threats to Mega-Latias like offensive Mega-Charizard-X, Sub-Stall Serperior, and Porygon-Z. Heatran in return appreciates Mega-Latias' ability of OHKOing threats like Greninja, Zygarde, Kommo-o, and Garchomp as well as out-stalling Water types like Primarina and non-Taunt Tapu-Fini.
[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

  • Mega-Latias does not have many viable other options to run.

Checks and Counters
===================

**Faster or extremely bulky Dragon Types**: While Mega-Latias does have immense bulk, it is not enough to take powerful STAB-boosted Outrages or Draco Meteors from pokemon like Dragonite, specially defensive Mega-Charizard-X, srry i was tired and forgot charm Scarfed Haxorus, and Naganadel

**Faster Sub-Seeders**: Faster pokemon with Leech Seed like Serperior and Jumpluff are able to get Leech Seed off without being OHKO'd and then outstall Mega-Latias' recovery move, Roost.

**Steel Types**: While Mega-Latias is able to break through certain steel types like Magnezone and Heatran, Steel-typed pokemon with setup like Registeel and Magearna can outstall Mega-Latias in a setup war, while super-effectively hitting Steel-type pokemon like Mega-Mawile and Genesect are able to OHKO it.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Maki's Fox, 481177]]
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heyo so implement this, put this on the main post, then qc 1/3
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[OVERVIEW]
  • Put a bullet here about how latias is super bulky, since that is one of the defining aspects of it as a pokemon
  • Mega-Latias acts as a fast Stored Power user with the speed, bulk, and initial power to threaten Zygarde, Garchomp, and Greninja. Stored Power isn't used to beat these things. Even if you did change it to Draco Meteor, I strongly advise putting points like this in the Overview when they're better off in Moves.
  • Mega-Latias has a great ability in Levitate, which allows it to defeat ground reliant attackers like Groundium Landorus-Therian, Donphan, and Golem which another stall user, Registeel would struggle against. This is more of a Set Detail than an Overview point.
  • Put a point here about how Latias uses status moves to deal with pokemon that may otherwise overwhelm it like Primarina and Incineroar
  • While Mega-Latias does have extremely high base stats, it's poor typing causes it to be hit super effectively by many prevelant pokemon like Mega-Gardevoir and Mega-Charizard X.
  • Due to being reliant on Calm Mind or Charm Mega-Latias is shutdown against bulky Taunt users like Mega-Gyarados and Tapu-Fini.
[SET]
name: Stored Power Offensive
move 1: Calm Mind
move 2: Stored Power
move 3: Roost
move 4: Draco Meteor / Reflect Type / Charm
item: Latiasite
ability: Levitate
nature: Timid
evs: 32 HP / 232 SpA / 12 SpD / 232 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

  • Calm Mind allows Mega-Latias to boost its special defense, allowing it to tank moves better from special attackers like Primarina, non-Taunt Tapu Fini, and non-Mirror Coat Magnezone while also boosting its special attack, allowing it to defeat opposing stall like Iron Defense Calm Mind Necrozma and Type: Null in conjunction with STAB-boosted Stored Power
  • Roost is used to heal damage taken from pokemon like Mega-Altaria and other pokemon that hit on the special side after having its special defense boosted
  • Draco Meteor is one of Mega-Latias' strongest STAB moves, allowing it to OHKO many prevalent pokemon like Zygarde, Greninja, Blacephalon, and Garchomp
  • Reflect Type is another option instead of Draco Meteor that allows Mega-Latias to take on pokemon it normally would struggle against like non-Taunt Mega-Aggron. Mega-Metagross and Magearna, while also solidifying matchups such as Sub-Stall Venusaur and Ferrothorn.
  • Charm is an option that allows Mega-Latias to defeat physical attackers like bulky Flame Charge Mega Charizard X and Buzzwole.

Set Details
========

  • 32 HP and 12 SpD maximizes bulk while allowing Mega-Latias to tank neutral natured Choice Specs Greninja Ice Beam.
  • 232 Speed and a Timid nature lets Mega-Latias outspeed Modest Greninja and Ghostium/Specs Blacephalon who would otherwise OHKO it.
  • 232 SpA allows Mega-Latias to OHKO both Sp. Def Kommo-o, Blacephalon, and Greninja using Draco Meteor.
  • Levitate assists Mega-Latias in defeating ground reliant attackers such as Donphan and Groundium Z Landorus-Therian.
  • If you run Charm or Reflect Type, use 184 HP / 72 Def / 252 Spe EVs with a Timid nature to maximize physical bulk and to defeat Mega-Lopunny, Flyinium Landorus-T, Magearna, Mega Aggron, and Mega Metagross, as well as non-Taunt Mega-Gyarados and Mega-Charizard-X without Dragon Dance.
Usage Tips
========

  • In most cases cases like what? You always wanna be sure to include examples when using broad/vague/generalizing statements like these, when Mega-Latias' is unable to OHKO the opposing pokemon with Draco Meteor, the best choice is usually to Calm Mind up to maximize damage with Stored Power.
  • Against Steel-types that learn Metal Sound like non-Mirror Coat Magnezone and Heatran, you should first Calm Mind up two times, then use Stored Power followed up by Draco Meteor.
  • It is best to start off with Charm against physical attackers that would threaten you otherwise such as bulky Mega Charizard X.
  • Reflect Type should be used turn 1 against pokemon that would threaten you Dragon/Psychic typing, like Magearna.
  • Against other stall pokemon like Necrozma or Slowbro, you should almost always Calm Mind up to +6 before starting to attack with Stored Power. Make sure to waste all of the Confide PP of Type: Null; if they do not use Confide on a turn, attack the next turn until they confide again, they continue calm minding.
  • Add a bullet here about how the Normalium Porygon-Z matchup is a 50/50, on account of either using Reflect Type on Porygon-Z to become Normal type before it Z-Converts into Ghost, or using Calm Mind in prediction of a Z-Hyper Beam.

Team Options
========
  • Steel / Fairy type Pokemon like Mega-Mawile and Magearna make for good teammates as they can deal with Fairy- and Dark- types, as well as bulky offensive threats, like Tapu-Lele, Mega-Gardevoir, Crustle, Mega-Gyarados, and Mega-Heracross, while Mega-Latias can cover their weaknesses like Zygarde, Donphan, and Magnezone.
  • Heatran serves as a uniquely good partner for Mega-Latias. Mega-Latias appreciates Heatran's ability in dealing with Fairy types like Gardevoir and Tapu-Lele, Steel types like Mega-Mawile and Mega-Metagross, and other threats to Mega-Latias like offensive Mega-Charizard-X, Sub-Stall Serperior, and Porygon-Z. Heatran in return appreciates Mega-Latias' ability of OHKOing threats like Greninja, Zygarde, Kommo-o, and Garchomp as well as out-stalling Water types like Primarina and non-Taunt Tapu-Fini.
  • Any other types or groups of pokemon Latias can work well with? Surely it has more than just three viable partners?
[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

  • Mega-Latias does not have many viable other options to run.

Checks and Counters
===================

**Faster or extremely bulky Dragon Types**: While Mega-Latias does have immense bulk, it is not enough to take powerful STAB-boosted Outrages or Draco Meteors from pokemon like Dragonite, Scarfed Haxorus, and Naganadel.

**Super-effective attacks**: add something for pokemon that simply KO you by hitting you with their super-effective moves like Aegislash, Mega Gardevoir, Hoopa-U, Choice Band Pheromosa, Volcarona, etc.

**Overwhelming offense**: add something about pokemon that just KO Latias without even needing to be super effective, like Meloetta, Metal Sound Celesteela, Crustle, and Choice Band Archeops.

**Faster Sub-Seeders**: Faster pokemon with Leech Seed like Serperior and Jumpluff are able to get Leech Seed off without being OHKO'd and then outstall Mega-Latias' recovery move, Roost.

**Steel Types**: While Mega-Latias is able to break through certain steel types like Magnezone and Heatran, Steel-typed pokemon with setup like Registeel and Magearna this loses to Reflect Type can outstall Mega-Latias in a setup war, while super-effectively hitting Steel-type pokemon like Mega-Mawile and Genesect are able to OHKO it.

**Taunt users**: add something for Taunt users like Mega Gyarados, Kee Berry Mew, Tapu Fini, Mega Sableye, Mega Tyranitar, and Whimsicott that block off your status moves.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Maki's Fox, 481177]]
- Quality checked by: [[Alakazam, 276708], [Osra, 239997], [, ]]
- Grammar checked by: [[, ], [, ]]
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Nalei

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[OVERVIEW]
Mega-Latias is a force to be reckoned with in 1v1; it acts as a fast Stored Power user with immense bulk, a solid speed tier, and decent initial power.
Mega-Latias is blessed by a wide variety of status moves that allow it to defeat Pokemon that may otherwise overwhelm it like Primarina and Incineroar . However, while Mega-Latias does have extremely high base stats, it's poor typing causes it to be hit super effectively by many prevelant Pokemon like Mega-Gardevoir and Mega-Charizard X. Additionally, due to being reliant on Calm Mind or Charm, Mega-Latias is shut down against bulky Taunt users like Mega-Gyarados and Tapu-Fini.

[SET]
name: Stored Power Offensive
move 1: Calm Mind
move 2: Stored Power
move 3: Roost
move 4: Draco Meteor / Reflect Type / Charm
item: Latiasite
ability: Levitate
nature: Timid
evs: 32 HP / 232 SpA / 12 SpD / 232 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========
Calm Mind allows Mega-Latias to boost its Special Defense, allowing it to tank moves better from special attackers like Primarina, non-Taunt Tapu Fini, and non-Mirror Coat Magnezone (uncommon move and can be beaten with careful play; unnecessary) while also boosting its Special Attack, allowing it to defeat opposing stall like Iron Defense Calm Mind Necrozma and Type: Null in conjunction with STAB-boosted Stored Power. Roost allows Mega-Latias to heal damage taken from Pokemon like Mega-Altaria and other Pokemon that hit on the special side after having its Special Defense to eventually take negligent damage from them. Draco Meteor is one of Mega-Latias' strongest STAB moves, allowing it to OHKO many prevalent Pokemon like Zygarde, Greninja, Blacephalon, and Garchomp. Reflect Type can be another option instead of Draco Meteor that allows Mega-Latias to take on Pokemon it normally would struggle against like non-Taunt Mega-Aggron. Mega-Metagross and Magearna, while also solidifying matchups such as Sub-Stall Venusaur and Ferrothorn.
Charm is another option instead of Draco Meteor that allows Mega-Latias to defeat physical attackers like bulky Flame Charge Mega Charizard X and Buzzwole.

Set Details
========
Mega-Latias has a great ability in Levitate, which allows it to defeat ground reliant attackers like Groundium Landorus-Therian, Donphan, and Golem which another some other stall users, like Registeel would struggle against. 32 HP and 12 SpD are invested to maximize bulk and allow Mega-Latias to tank neutral natured Choice Specs Greninja Ice Beam. 232 SpA allows Mega-Latias to OHKO both Sp. Def Kommo-o, Blacephalon, and Greninja using Draco Meteor. 232 Speed and a Timid nature lets Mega-Latias outspeed Modest Greninja and Ghostium/Specs Blacephalon who would otherwise OHKO it. (Flip these last 2 sentences - SpA is leftovers here) Levitate assists Mega-Latias in defeating ground reliant attackers such as Donphan and Groundium Z Landorus-Therian. (already have a sentence on Levitate) If you run Charm or Reflect Type, use an EV spread of 184 HP / 72 Def / 252 Spe EVs with a Timid nature to maximize physical bulk and to defeat Mega-Lopunny, Flyinium Landorus-T, Magearna, Mega Aggron, and Mega Metagross, as well as non-Taunt Mega-Gyarados and Mega-Charizard-X without Dragon Dance.

Usage Tips
========

In most cases like against Type: Null, Magnezone, and Primarina when Mega-Latias' is unable to OHKO the opposing Pokemon with Draco Meteor, the best choice is usually to Calm Mind up to maximize damage with Stored Power. Against Steel-types that learn Metal Sound like non-Mirror Coat Magnezone and Heatran, you should first Calm Mind up two times, then use Stored Power followed up by Draco Meteor. It is best to start off with Charm against physical attackers that would threaten you otherwise such as bulky Mega Charizard X. Against Pokemon that would threaten your Dragon/Psychic typing, like Magearna and Mega-Metagross, Reflect Type should always be used turn 1 . Against other stall Pokemon like Necrozma or Slowbro, you should almost always Calm Mind up to +6 before starting to attack with Stored Power. Make sure to waste all of the Confide PP of Type: Null; if they do not use Confide on a turn, attack the next turn until they confide again, they continue calm minding. (I don't understand what this sentence is trying to say. Besides, can't Latias just spam Calm Mind? Is there any need for special play? Remove or if necessary, reword) Normalium Porygon-Z matchup is a 50/50, on account of either using Reflect Type on Porygon-Z to become Normal type before it Z-Converts into Ghost, or using Calm Mind in prediction of a Z-Hyper Beam.

Team Options
========
Steel / Fairy type Pokemon like Mega-Mawile and Magearna make for good teammates as they can deal with Fairy- and Dark- types, as well as bulky offensive threats, like Tapu-Lele, Mega-Gardevoir, Crustle, Mega-Gyarados, and Mega-Heracross, while Mega-Latias can cover their weaknesses like Zygarde, Donphan, and Magnezone. Heatran serves as a uniquely good partner for Mega-Latias. Mega-Latias appreciates Heatran's ability in dealing with Fairy types like Gardevoir and Tapu-Lele, Steel types like Mega-Mawile and Mega-Metagross, and other threats to Mega-Latias like offensive Mega-Charizard-X, Sub-Stall Serperior, and Porygon-Z. Heatran in return appreciates Mega-Latias' ability of OHKOing threats like Greninja, Zygarde, Kommo-o, and Garchomp as well as out-stalling Water types like Primarina and non-Taunt Tapu-Fini. Shell Smashers with Sturdy like Crustle and Carracosta make for good teammates as they can deal with offensive pokemon like Porygon-Z, Mega-Gardevoir, and both forms of Mega-Charizard. Crustle and Carracosta in return appreciate Mega-Latias' ability to deal with certain Sturdy users like Magnezone and Donphan, as well as bulky Dragon-types like Zygarde and Kommo-o. Physically Defensive Pokemon like Mega-Slowbro and Mega-Tyranitar make for good teammates as they are able to deal with strong physical hitters Mega-Latias' would not be able to deal with like Crustle, Charizard-Mega-X, and Dragonite. They in return appreciate Mega-Latias' wins over special attackers like Primarina, non-Taunt Tapu-Fini, and Greninja.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

Mega-Latias does not have many viable other options to run.
Draco Meteor/Reflect Type/Charm/Roost?
Substitute on Stored Power sets?


Checks and Counters
===================

**Faster or extremely bulky Dragon Types**: While Mega-Latias does have immense bulk, it is not enough to take powerful STAB-boosted Outrages or Draco Meteors from pokemon like Dragonite, Scarfed Haxorus, and Naganadel.

**Super-effective attacks**: Pokemon with hard hitting super-effective moves like Aegislash, Mega Gardevoir, Hoopa-U, Choice Band Pheromosa, and Volacrona are able to OHKO Mega-Latias without it being able to setup.

**Overwhelming offense**: Pokemon like Meloetta, Metal Sound Celesteela, Crustle, and Choice Band Archeops who have extremely high offensive presence and either outspeed or bulk Mega-Latias' attacks are able to KO Mega-Latias without needing to even be super effective.

**Faster Sub-Seeders**: Faster pokemon with Leech Seed like Serperior and Jumpluff are able to get Leech Seed off without being OHKO'd and then outstall Mega-Latias' recovery move, Roost.

**Steel Types**: While Mega-Latias is able to break through certain steel types like Magnezone and Heatran, Steel-typed pokemon with setup like Registeel and can outstall Mega-Latias in a setup war, while super-effectively hitting Steel-type pokemon like Mega-Mawile and Genesect are able to OHKO it.

**Taunt users**: Taunt users like Mega-Gyarados, Kee Berry Mew, Tapu-Fini, Mega-Sableye, Mega-Tyranitar, and Whimsicott are able to prevent Mega-Latias' status moves and then eventually defeat it.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Maki's Fox, 481177]]
- Quality checked by: [[Alakazam, 276708], [Osra, 239997], [, ]]
- Grammar checked by: [[, ], [, ]]

If you have any questions feel free to ask. Let me know when implemented for your last check
 

Nalei

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Mega-Latias can run an alternate set with Draco Meteor, Reflect Type, Charm, and Roost to gain an advantage over Pokemon such as Mega-Charizard-X. Mega-Gyarados.

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[OVERVIEW]
(add line break)
Mega-Latias Mega Latias (remove hyphen)
is a force to be reckoned with in 1v1; it acts as a fast Stored Power user with immense bulk, sits in a solid speed Speed tier (think it might be better to mention some examples of Pokemon it can outspeed, as "Speed tier" doesn't give the reader much info), and has decent initial power. (remove line break) Mega-Latias is blessed by with a wide variety of status moves that allow it to defeat cripple (technically it doesn’t "defeat" them with a status move) Pokemon that may otherwise overwhelm it like Primarina and Incineroar (remove space before full stop). However, while Mega-Latias Mega Latias does have extremely high base stats, it's its poor typing causes it to be hit super effectively by many prevelant prevalent Pokemon like Mega-Gardevoir and Mega-Charizard X Mega Gardevoir and Mega Charizard X. Additionally, due to being reliant its reliance on Calm Mind or and Charm, Mega-Latias Mega Latias is shut down against by bulky Taunt users like Mega-Gyarados and Tapu-Fini Mega Gyarados and Tapu Fini.

[SET]
name: Offensive Stored Power Offensive
move 1: Calm Mind
move 2: Stored Power
move 3: Roost
move 4: Draco Meteor / Reflect Type / Charm
item: Latiasite
ability: Levitate
nature: Timid
evs: 32 HP / 232 SpA / 12 SpD / 232 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========
(add line break)
Calm Mind allows Mega-Latias Mega Latias to boost its Special Defense, allowing it to tank moves better from special attackers like Primarina, non-Taunt Tapu Fini, and Magnezone, (AC) while also boosting its Special Attack, allowing it to defeat opposing stall Pokemon ("stall" on its own is an entire playstyle and cannot be defeated in battle!) like Iron Defense + (add the '+' sign) Calm Mind Necrozma and Type: Null in conjunction with STAB-boosted Stored Power. Roost allows Mega-Latias Mega Latias to heal damage taken from specially attacking Pokemon like Mega-Altaria Mega Altaria and other Pokemon that hit on the special side after having while boosting (unclear what the original sentence meant, but I'm guessing it's this) its Special Defense to eventually take negligent damage from them. Draco Meteor is Mega-Latias' Mega Latias's strongest STAB moves move, allowing it to OHKO many prevalent Pokemon like Zygarde, Greninja, Blacephalon, and Garchomp. Reflect Type can be another option instead of Draco Meteor that allows Mega-Latias Mega Latias to take on Pokemon it would normally would struggle against like non-Taunt Mega-Aggron. Mega-Metagross Mega Aggron, Mega Metagross, (AC) and Magearna, while also solidifying matchups such as Sub-Stall against Substitute-stalling (I'm not sure Sub-Stall can be used, but feel free to ignore if it's an accepted term in 1v1) Venusaur and Ferrothorn. (remove line break) Charm is another option instead of Draco Meteor that allows Mega-Latias Mega Latias to defeat physical attackers like bulky Flame Charge Mega Charizard X and Buzzwole.

Set Details
========
(add line break)
Mega-Latias Mega Latias has a great ability in Levitate, which allows it to defeat ground Ground-reliant attackers like Groundium Landorus-Therian Tectonic Rage Landorus-T, Donphan, and Golem, (AC) which some other stall Pokemon users, (RC) (also, I’m not sure “stall” is the right word for a set that is named “offensive Stored Power”. maybe try “some other bulky Pokemon”?) like Registeel would struggle against. 32 HP and 12 SpD Special Defense EVs are invested to maximize bulk and (fluff; the main reason for this investment is to tank the specific hit) allow Mega-Latias Mega Latias to tank neutral-natured (add hyphen) Choice Specs Greninja Greninja's Ice Beam. 232 Speed EVs and a Timid nature lets Mega-Latias let Mega Latias outspeed Modest Greninja and Ghostium/Specs (looking at Blacephalon's analysis, these are the only two sets anyway, so I don't think you need to specify; otherwise you could just condense it to "offensive Blacephalon sets") Blacephalon, (AC) which who would otherwise OHKO it. 232 SpA allows Mega-Latias Special Attack EVs allow Mega Latias to OHKO both Sp. Def specially defensive Kommo-o, Blacephalon, and Greninja using Draco Meteor. If you run Charm or Reflect Type, use an EV spread of 184 HP / 72 Def / 252 Spe with a Timid nature to maximize physical bulk (might be a good idea to specify how this maximizes physical bulk, eg. does it survive anything special?) and to defeat Mega-Lopunny, Flyinium Mega Lopunny, Supersonic Skystrike Landorus-T, Magearna, Mega Aggron, and Mega Metagross, as well as non-Taunt Mega-Gyarados and Mega-Charizard-X without Dragon Dance Mega Gyarados and Mega Charizard X without Taunt and Dragon Dance, respectively (rearranged to sound clearer).

Usage Tips
========

In cases like against Against Type: Null, Magnezone, and Primarina, (AC) when Mega-Latias' where Mega Latias is unable to OHKO the opposing Pokemon with Draco Meteor, the best choice is usually to Calm Mind up accumulate Calm Mind boosts (avoid using moves as verbs) to maximize Stored Power damage with Stored Power. Against Steel-types that learn Metal Sound like Magnezone and Heatran, you Mega Latias should first Calm Mind up use Calm Mind two times, then use Stored Power followed up by Draco Meteor. It is best to start off with Charm against physical attackers that would threaten you Mega Latias otherwise, (AC) such as bulky Mega Charizard X. Against Pokemon that would threaten your Mega Latias's Dragon / Psychic typing (add spaces before and after the slashes), like Magearna and Mega-Metagross Mega Metagross, Reflect Type should always be used turn 1 on turn one (remove space before the full stop). Against other stall Pokemon like Necrozma, Slowbro, and Type: Null, (AC) you should almost always use Calm Mind up to +6 before starting to attack with Stored Power, (AC) and use Roost when necessary. Normalium The Normalium-Z Porygon-Z matchup is a 50/50 (consider replacing with "a risky one" or something similar), on account of either using Reflect Type on Porygon-Z to become Normal type a Normal-type before it Z-Converts into Ghost uses Z-Conversion to transform into a Ghost-type, or using Calm Mind in prediction of a Z-Hyper Beam.

Team Options
========
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Steel / Fairy-type (add hyphen) Pokemon like Mega-Mawile Mega Mawile and Magearna make for good teammates as they can deal with Fairy- and Dark-types (remove space before "types"), as well as bulky offensive threats, (RC) like Tapu-Lele, Mega-Gardevoir, Crustle, Mega-Gyarados, and Mega-Heracross, while Mega Latias Tapu Lele, Mega Gardevoir, Crustle, Mega Gyarados, and Mega Heracross, while Mega Latias (add hyphens to the Mega formes) can cover their weaknesses to foes like Zygarde, Donphan, and Magnezone. Heatran serves as a uniquely good partner for Mega-Latias. Mega-Latias Mega Latias. Mega Latias appreciates Heatran's ability in dealing to deal with Fairy types like Gardevoir and Tapu-Lele Tapu Lele, Steel types like Mega-Mawile and Mega-Metagross Steel-types like Mega Mawile and Mega Metagross, and other threats to Mega-Latias Mega Latias like offensive Mega-Charizard-X Mega Charizard X, Sub-Stall Substitute-stalling Serperior, and Porygon-Z. Heatran in return appreciates Mega-Latias' ability of OHKOing Mega Latias's ability to OHKO threats like Greninja, Zygarde, Kommo-o, and Garchomp as well as out-stalling Water types outstalling Water-types like Primarina and non-Taunt Tapu-Fini Tapu Fini. Shell Smashers Smash users with Sturdy like Crustle and Carracosta make for good teammates as they can deal with offensive pokemon Pokemon like Porygon-Z, Mega-Gardevoir Mega Gardevoir, and both forms of Mega-Charizard formes of Mega Charizard. Crustle and Carracosta in return appreciate Mega-Latias' Mega Latias's ability to deal with certain Sturdy users like Magnezone and Donphan, as well as bulky Dragon-types like Zygarde and Kommo-o. Physically Defensive defensive Pokemon like Mega-Slowbro and Mega-Tyranitar Mega Slowbro and Mega Tyranitar make for good teammates as they are able to deal with strong physical hitters; otherwise, Mega-Latias' Mega Latias would not be able to deal with foes like Crustle, Charizard-Mega-X Mega Charizard X, and Dragonite. They in return appreciate Mega-Latias' wins over Mega Latias's ability to beat (Mega Latias hasn't won yet!) special attackers like Primarina, non-Taunt Tapu-Fini Tapu Fini, and Greninja.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

Mega-Latias Mega Latias can run an alternate alternative set with Draco Meteor, Reflect Type, Charm, and Roost to gain an advantage over Pokemon such as Mega-Charizard-X. Mega Charizard X. However, many crucial matchups like against non-Taunt Tapu-Fini Tapu Fini, Primarina, and Type: Null are lost. Substitute is an option instead of Draco Meteor to deal with Magearna, (AC) and status users like Porygon2, (RC) and Zapdos, and FEAR users like Aron.

Checks and Counters
===================

**Faster or extremely bulky Dragon Types Dragon-types**: While Mega-Latias Mega Latias does have immense bulk, it is not enough to take powerful STAB-boosted Outrages or Draco Meteors from pokemon Pokemon like Dragonite, Scarfed Choice Scarf Haxorus, and Naganadel.

**Super effective attacks (remove hyphen in "super-effective")**: Pokemon with hard hitting super-effective hard-hitting super effective moves like Aegislash, Mega Gardevoir, Hoopa-U, Choice Band Pheromosa, and Volacrona are able to OHKO Mega-Latias without it being able to setup set up.

**Overwhelming offense**: Pokemon like Meloetta, Metal Sound Celesteela, Crustle, and Choice Band Archeops, (AC) which who have extremely high offensive presence and either outspeed Mega Latias or bulk Mega-Latias' attacks survive its attacks, (AC) are able to KO Mega-Latias Mega Latias without even needing to even be super effective use super effective moves.

**Faster Sub-Seeders SubSeed users**: Faster pokemon Pokemon with Leech Seed like Serperior and Jumpluff are able to get Leech Seed off without being OHKO'd OHKOed and then outstall Mega-Latias' Mega Latias's recovery move, Roost.

**Steel Types Steel-types**: While Mega-Latias Mega Latias is able to break through certain steel types Steel-types like Magnezone and Heatran, Steel-typed pokemon Steel-type Pokemon with setup moves like Registeel and can outstall Mega-Latias Mega Latias in a setup war, while super-effectively hitting Steel-type pokemon like Mega-Mawile Steel-type Pokemon that can hit it super effectively like Mega Mawile and Genesect are able to OHKO it.

**Taunt users**: Taunt users like Mega-Gyarados, Kee Berry Mew, Tapu-Fini, Mega-Sableye, Mega-Tyranitar, Mega Gyarados, Kee Berry Mew, Tapu Fini, Mega Sableye, Mega Tyranitar, and Whimsicott are able to prevent Mega-Latias' Mega Latias's status moves and then eventually defeat it.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Maki's Fox, 481177]]
- Quality checked by: [[Alakazam, 276708], [Osra, 239997], [MaceMaster, 302951]]
- Grammar checked by: [[, ], [, ]]
 
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[OVERVIEW]

Mega Latias is a force to be reckoned with in 1v1; it acts as a fast Stored Power user with immense bulk, sits in a solid Speed tier that outspeeds Garchomp and Zygarde, and has decent initial power. Mega-Latias is blessed with Furthermore, (repetitive sentence structure) a wide variety of status moves that allow it to cripple Pokemon that may otherwise overwhelm it like Primarina and Incineroar. However, while Mega Latias does have extremely high base stats, its poor typing causes it to be hit super effectively by many prevalent Pokemon like Mega Gardevoir and Mega Charizard X. Additionally, due to its reliance on Calm Mind and Charm, Mega Latias is shut down by bulky Taunt users like Mega Gyarados and Tapu Fini.

[SET]
name: Offensive Stored Power
move 1: Calm Mind
move 2: Stored Power
move 3: Roost
move 4: Draco Meteor / Reflect Type / Charm
item: Latiasite
ability: Levitate
nature: Timid
evs: 32 HP / 232 SpA / 12 SpD / 232 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Calm Mind allows Mega Latias to boost its Special Defense, allowing it to tank moves better from special attackers like Primarina, non-Taunt Tapu Fini, and Magnezone (RC) while also boosting its Special Attack, allowing it to letting it defeat opposing setup Pokemon like Iron Defense + Calm Mind Necrozma and Type: Null in conjunction with STAB-boosted Stored Power. Roost allows Mega Latias to heal damage taken from specially attacking Pokemon like Mega Altaria while boosting its Special Defense to eventually take negligent negligible damage from them. Draco Meteor is Mega Latias's strongest STAB move, allowing it allows Mega Latias to OHKO many prevalent Pokemon like Zygarde, Greninja, Blacephalon, and Garchomp. Reflect Type can be another option instead of Draco Meteor that allows Mega Latias to take on Pokemon it Mega Latias would normally struggle against like non-Taunt Mega Aggron, Mega Metagross, and Magearna (RC) while also solidifying matchups such as against Substitute stalling (RH) Venusaur and Ferrothorn. Charm is another option instead of Draco Meteor that allows Mega Latias to defeat physical attackers like bulky Flame Charge Mega Charizard X and Buzzwole.

Set Details
========

Mega Latias has a great ability in Levitate, which allows it to defeat Ground-reliant attackers like Tectonic Rage Landorus-T, Donphan, and Golem, which some other bulky setup Pokemon like Registeel would struggle against. 32 HP and 12 Special Defense EVs are invested to allow Mega Latias to tank neutral-natured Choice Specs Greninja's Ice Beam. 232 Speed EVs and a Timid nature let Mega Latias outspeed Modest Greninja and Blacephalon, which would otherwise OHKO it. 232 Special Attack EVs allow Mega Latias to OHKO specially defensive Kommo-o, Blacephalon, and Greninja using Draco Meteor. If you run Charm or Reflect Type, use an EV spread of 184 HP / 72 Def / 252 Spe with a Timid nature to maximize physical bulk and to defeat Mega Lopunny, Supersonic Skystrike Landorus-T, Magearna, Mega Aggron, and Mega Metagross, as well as Mega Gyarados and Mega Charizard X (apparently?) without Taunt and Dragon Dance, respectively.

Usage Tips
========

Against Type: Null, Magnezone, and Primarina, where which Mega Latias is unable to OHKO with Draco Meteor, the best choice is usually to to maximize Stored Power damage. Against Steel-types that learn Metal Sound like Magnezone and Heatran, Mega Latias should first use Calm Mind two times, then use Stored Power followed by Draco Meteor. It is best to start off with Charm against physical attackers that would threaten you Mega Latias otherwise, such as bulky Mega Charizard X. Against Pokemon that would threaten Mega Latias's Dragon / Psychic typing, like Magearna and Mega Metagross, Reflect Type should always be used on turn one. Against other stall Pokemon like Necrozma, Slowbro, and Type: Null, you should almost always use Calm Mind up to +6 before starting to attack with Stored Power (RC) and use Roost when necessary. The Normalium Z (RH) Porygon-Z matchup is a a risky one, on account of either mind games between using Reflect Type on Porygon-Z to become a Normal-type before it uses Z-Conversion to transform into a Ghost-type, or and using Calm Mind in prediction of a Z-Hyper Beam anticipation of Breakneck Blitz.

Team Options
========

Steel / Fairy type (RH) Pokemon like Mega Mawile and Magearna make for good teammates as they can deal with Fairy- and Dark-types, as well as bulky offensive threats, like Tapu Lele, Mega Gardevoir, Crustle, Mega Gyarados, and Mega Heracross, while Mega Latias(space)can cover their weaknesses to foes like Zygarde, Donphan, and Magnezone. Heatran serves as a uniquely good partner for Mega Latias. Mega Latias appreciates Heatran's ability to deal with Fairy-types (AH) like Gardevoir and Tapu Lele, Steel-types like Mega Mawile and Mega Metagross, and other threats to Mega Latias like offensive Mega Charizard X, Substitute stalling (RH) Serperior, and Porygon-Z. Heatran in return appreciates Mega Latias's ability to OHKO threats like Greninja, Zygarde, Kommo-o, and Garchomp as well as outstalling outstall Water-types like Primarina and non-Taunt Tapu Fini. Shell Smash users with Sturdy like Crustle and Carracosta make for good teammates, (AC) as they can deal with offensive Pokemon like Porygon-Z, Mega Gardevoir, and both formes of Mega Charizard. Crustle and Carracosta in return appreciate Mega Latias's ability to deal with certain Sturdy users like Magnezone and Donphan (RC) as well as bulky Dragon-types like Zygarde and Kommo-o. Physically Pokemon like Mega Slowbro and Mega Tyranitar make for good teammates, (AC) as they are able to deal with strong physical hitters; otherwise, Mega Latias would not be able to deal with foes like Crustle, Mega Charizard X, and Dragonite. They in return appreciate Mega Latias's ability to beat special attackers like Primarina, non-Taunt Tapu Fini, and Greninja.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

Mega Latias can run an alternative set with Draco Meteor, Reflect Type, Charm, and Roost to gain an advantage over Pokemon such as Mega Charizard X. However, many crucial matchups against non-Taunt Tapu Fini, Primarina, and Type: Null are lost. Substitute is an option instead of Draco Meteor to deal with Magearna, status users like Porygon2, and Zapdos, and FEAR users like Aron.

Checks and Counters
===================

**Faster or Extremely Bulky Dragon-types**: While Mega Latias does have immense bulk, it is not enough to take powerful STAB-boosted Outrages or Draco Meteors from Pokemon like Dragonite, Choice Scarf Haxorus, and Naganadel.

**Super Effective Attacks**: Pokemon with hard-hitting super effective moves like Aegislash, Mega Gardevoir, Hoopa-U, Choice Band Pheromosa, and Volacrona Volcarona are able to OHKO Mega Latias (RH) without it being able allowing it to set up.

**Overwhelming Offense**: Pokemon like Meloetta, Metal Sound Celesteela, Crustle, and Choice Band Archeops, which have extremely high offensive presence and either outspeed Mega Latias or survive its attacks, are able to KO Mega Latias without even needing to use super effective moves.

**Faster SubSeed Users**: Faster Pokemon with Leech Seed like Serperior and Jumpluff are able to get Leech Seed off without being OHKOed and then outstall Mega Latias's Roost.

**Steel-types**: While Mega Latias is able to break through certain Steel-types like Magnezone and Heatran, Steel-type Pokemon with setup moves like Registeel can outstall Mega Latias in a setup war, while Steel-type Pokemon that can hit it super effectively like Mega Mawile and Genesect are able to OHKO it.

**Taunt Users**: Taunt users like Mega Gyarados, Kee Berry Mew, Tapu Fini, Mega Sableye, Mega Tyranitar, and Whimsicott are able to prevent Mega Latias's status moves and eventually defeat it.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Maki's Fox, 481177]]
- Quality checked by: [[Alakazam, 276708], [Osra, 239997], [MaceMaster, 302951]]
- Grammar checked by: [[, ], [, ]]
 
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[OVERVIEW]

Mega Latias is a force to be reckoned with in 1v1; it acts as a fast Stored Power user with immense bulk, sits in a solid Speed tier that outspeeds Garchomp and Zygarde, and has decent initial power. Furthermore, a wide variety of status moves allow it to cripple Pokemon that may otherwise overwhelm it like Primarina and Incineroar. However, while Mega Latias does have extremely high base stats, its poor typing causes it to be hit super effectively by many prevalent Pokemon like Mega Gardevoir and Mega Charizard X. Additionally, due to its reliance on Calm Mind and Charm, Mega Latias is shut down by bulky Taunt users like Mega Gyarados and Tapu Fini.

[SET]
name: Offensive Stored Power
move 1: Calm Mind
move 2: Stored Power
move 3: Roost
move 4: Draco Meteor / Reflect Type / Charm
item: Latiasite
ability: Levitate
nature: Timid
evs: 32 HP / 232 SpA / 12 SpD / 232 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Calm Mind allows Mega Latias to tank moves better from special attackers like Primarina, non-Taunt Tapu Fini, and Magnezone while also letting it defeat opposing setup Pokemon like Iron Defense + Calm Mind Necrozma and Type: Null in conjunction with STAB-boosted Stored Power. Roost allows Mega Latias to heal damage taken from specially attacking Pokemon like Mega Altaria while boosting its Special Defense to eventually take negligible damage from them. Draco Meteor allows Mega Latias to OHKO many prevalent Pokemon like Zygarde, Greninja, Blacephalon, and Garchomp. Reflect Type can be another option instead of Draco Meteor to take on Pokemon Mega Latias would normally struggle against like non-Taunt Mega Aggron, Mega Metagross, and Magearna while also solidifying matchups such as against Substitute stalling Venusaur and Ferrothorn. Charm is another option that allows Mega Latias to defeat physical attackers like bulky Flame Charge Mega Charizard X and Buzzwole.

Set Details
========

Mega Latias has a great ability in Levitate, which allows it to defeat Ground-reliant attackers like Tectonic Rage Landorus-T, Donphan, and Golem, which some other bulky setup Pokemon like Registeel would struggle against. 32 HP and 12 Special Defense EVs allow Mega Latias to tank neutral-natured Choice Specs Greninja's Ice Beam. 232 Speed EVs and a Timid nature let Mega Latias outspeed Modest Greninja and Blacephalon, which would otherwise OHKO it. 232 Special Attack EVs allow Mega Latias to OHKO specially defensive Kommo-o, Blacephalon, and Greninja using Draco Meteor. If you run Charm or Reflect Type, use an EV spread of 184 HP / 72 Def / 252 Spe with a Timid nature to maximize physical bulk and to defeat Mega Lopunny, Supersonic Skystrike Landorus-T, Magearna, Mega Aggron, and Mega Metagross, as well as Mega Gyarados and Mega Charizard X without Taunt and Dragon Dance, respectively.

Usage Tips
========

Against Type: Null, Magnezone, and Primarina, which Mega Latias is unable to OHKO with Draco Meteor, the best choice is usually to to maximize Stored Power damage. Against Steel-types that learn Metal Sound like Magnezone and Heatran, Mega Latias should first use Calm Mind two times, then use Stored Power followed by Draco Meteor. It is best to start off with Charm against physical attackers that would threaten Mega Latias otherwise, such as bulky Mega Charizard X. Against Pokemon that would threaten Mega Latias's Dragon / Psychic typing, like Magearna and Mega Metagross, Reflect Type should always be used on turn one. Against other stall Pokemon like Necrozma, Slowbro, and Type: Null, you should almost always use Calm Mind up to +6 before starting to attack with Stored Power and use Roost when necessary. The Normalium Z Porygon-Z matchup is a risky one, on account of mind games between using Reflect Type on Porygon-Z to become a Normal-type before it uses Z-Conversion to transform into a Ghost-type and using Calm Mind in anticipation of Breakneck Blitz.

Team Options
========

Steel / Fairy type Pokemon like Mega Mawile and Magearna make for good teammates as they can deal with Fairy- and Dark-types, as well as bulky offensive threats, like Tapu Lele, Mega Gardevoir, Crustle, Mega Gyarados, and Mega Heracross, while Mega Latias can cover their weaknesses to foes like Zygarde, Donphan, and Magnezone. Heatran serves as a uniquely good partner for Mega Latias. Mega Latias appreciates Heatran's ability to deal with Fairy-types like Gardevoir and Tapu Lele, Steel-types like Mega Mawile and Mega Metagross, and other threats to Mega Latias like offensive Mega Charizard X, Substitute stalling Serperior, and Porygon-Z. Heatran in return appreciates Mega Latias's ability to OHKO threats like Greninja, Zygarde, Kommo-o, and Garchomp as well as outstall Water-types like Primarina and non-Taunt Tapu Fini. Shell Smash users with Sturdy like Crustle and Carracosta make for good teammates, as they can deal with offensive Pokemon like Porygon-Z, Mega Gardevoir, and both formes of Mega Charizard. Crustle and Carracosta in return appreciate Mega Latias's ability to deal with certain Sturdy users like Magnezone and Donphan as well as bulky Dragon-types like Zygarde and Kommo-o. Physically Pokemon like Mega Slowbro and Mega Tyranitar make for good teammates, as they are able to deal with strong physical hitters; otherwise, Mega Latias would not be able to deal with foes like Crustle, Mega Charizard X, and Dragonite. They in return appreciate Mega Latias's ability to beat special attackers like Primarina, non-Taunt Tapu Fini, and Greninja.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

Mega Latias can run an alternative set with Draco Meteor, Reflect Type, Charm, and Roost to gain an advantage over Pokemon such as Mega Charizard X. However, many crucial matchups against non-Taunt Tapu Fini, Primarina, and Type: Null are lost. Substitute is an option instead of Draco Meteor to deal with Magearna, status users like Porygon2, and Zapdos, and FEAR users like Aron.

Checks and Counters
===================

**Faster or Extremely Bulky Dragon-types**: While Mega Latias does have immense bulk, it is not enough to take powerful STAB-boosted Outrages or Draco Meteors from Pokemon like Dragonite, Choice Scarf Haxorus, and Naganadel.

**Super Effective Attacks**: Pokemon with hard-hitting super effective moves like Aegislash, Mega Gardevoir, Hoopa-U, Choice Band Pheromosa, and Volcarona are able to OHKO Mega Latias without allowing it to set up.

**Overwhelming Offense**: Pokemon like Meloetta, Metal Sound Celesteela, Crustle, and Choice Band Archeops, which have extremely high offensive presence and either outspeed Mega Latias or survive its attacks, are able to KO Mega Latias without even needing to use super effective moves.

**Faster SubSeed Users**: Faster Pokemon with Leech Seed like Serperior and Jumpluff are able to get Leech Seed off without being OHKOed and then outstall Mega Latias's Roost.

**Steel-types**: While Mega Latias is able to break through certain Steel-types like Magnezone and Heatran, Steel-type Pokemon with setup moves like Registeel can outstall Mega Latias in a setup war, while Steel-type Pokemon that can hit it super effectively like Mega Mawile and Genesect are able to OHKO it.

**Taunt Users**: Taunt users like Mega Gyarados, Kee Berry Mew, Tapu Fini, Mega Sableye, Mega Tyranitar, and Whimsicott are able to prevent Mega Latias's status moves and eventually defeat it.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Maki's Fox, 481177]]
- Quality checked by: [[Alakazam, 276708], [Osra, 239997], [MaceMaster, 302951]]
- Grammar checked by: [[, ], [, ]]
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[OVERVIEW]

Mega Latias is a force to be reckoned with in 1v1; it acts as a fast Stored Power user with immense bulk, sits in a solid Speed tier that outspeeds Garchomp and Zygarde, and has decent initial power. Furthermore, a wide variety of status moves allow it to cripple Pokemon that may otherwise overwhelm it like Primarina and Incineroar. However, while Mega Latias does have extremely high base stats, its poor typing causes it to be hit super effectively by many prevalent Pokemon like Mega Gardevoir and Mega Charizard X. Additionally, due to its reliance on Calm Mind and Charm, Mega Latias is shut down by bulky Taunt users like Mega Gyarados and Tapu Fini.

[SET]
name: Offensive Stored Power
move 1: Calm Mind
move 2: Stored Power
move 3: Roost
move 4: Draco Meteor / Reflect Type / Charm
item: Latiasite
ability: Levitate
nature: Timid
evs: 32 HP / 232 SpA / 12 SpD / 232 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Calm Mind allows Mega Latias to tank moves better from special attackers like Primarina, non-Taunt Tapu Fini, and Magnezone while also letting it defeat opposing setup Pokemon like Iron Defense + Calm Mind Necrozma and Type: Null in conjunction with STAB-boosted Stored Power. Roost allows Mega Latias to heal damage taken from specially attacking Pokemon like Mega Altaria while boosting its Special Defense to eventually take negligible damage from them. Draco Meteor allows Mega Latias to OHKO many prevalent Pokemon like Zygarde, Greninja, Blacephalon, and Garchomp. Reflect Type can be another option instead of Draco Meteor to take on Pokemon Mega Latias would normally struggle against like non-Taunt Mega Aggron, Mega Metagross, and Magearna (RC) (stray gp mark) while also solidifying matchups such as against Substitute stalling Venusaur and Ferrothorn. Charm is another option that allows Mega Latias to defeat physical attackers like bulky Flame Charge Mega Charizard X and Buzzwole.

Set Details
========

Mega Latias has a great ability in Levitate, which allows it to defeat Ground-reliant attackers like Tectonic Rage Landorus-T, Donphan, and Golem, which some other bulky setup Pokemon like Registeel would struggle against. 32 HP and 12 Special Defense EVs allow Mega Latias to tank neutral-natured Choice Specs Greninja's Ice Beam. 232 Speed EVs and a Timid nature let Mega Latias outspeed Modest Greninja and Blacephalon, which would otherwise OHKO it. 232 Special Attack EVs allow Mega Latias to OHKO specially defensive Kommo-o, Blacephalon, and Greninja using Draco Meteor. If you run Charm or Reflect Type, use an EV spread of 184 HP / 72 Def / 252 Spe with a Timid nature to maximize physical bulk and to defeat Mega Lopunny, Supersonic Skystrike Landorus-T, Magearna, Mega Aggron, and Mega Metagross, as well as Mega Gyarados and Mega Charizard X without Taunt and Dragon Dance, respectively.

Usage Tips
========

Against Type: Null, Magnezone, and Primarina, which Mega Latias is unable to OHKO with Draco Meteor, the best choice is usually to to maximize Stored Power damage. Against Steel-types that learn Metal Sound like Magnezone and Heatran, Mega Latias should first use Calm Mind two times, then use Stored Power followed by Draco Meteor. It is best to start off with Charm against physical attackers that would threaten Mega Latias otherwise, such as bulky Mega Charizard X. Against Pokemon that would threaten Mega Latias's Dragon / Psychic typing, like Magearna and Mega Metagross, Reflect Type should always be used on turn one. Against other stall Pokemon like Necrozma, Slowbro, and Type: Null, you should almost always use Calm Mind up to +6 before starting to attack with Stored Power and use Roost when necessary. The Normalium Z Porygon-Z matchup is a risky one, on account of mind games between using Reflect Type on Porygon-Z to become a Normal-type before it uses Z-Conversion to transform into a Ghost-type and using Calm Mind in anticipation of Breakneck Blitz.

Team Options
========

Pokemon with a Steel / Fairy typing type Pokemon like Mega Mawile and Magearna make for good teammates, (AC) as they can deal with Fairy- and Dark-types, as well as bulky offensive threats, (RC) like Tapu Lele, Mega Gardevoir, Crustle, Mega Gyarados, and Mega Heracross, while Mega Latias can cover their weaknesses to foes like Zygarde, Donphan, and Magnezone. Heatran serves as a uniquely good partner for Mega Latias. Mega Latias appreciates Heatran's ability to deal with Fairy-types like Gardevoir and Tapu Lele, Steel-types like Mega Mawile and Mega Metagross, and other threats to Mega Latias like offensive Mega Charizard X, Substitute stalling Serperior, and Porygon-Z. Heatran in return appreciates Mega Latias's ability to OHKO threats like Greninja, Zygarde, Kommo-o, and Garchomp as well as outstall Water-types like Primarina and non-Taunt Tapu Fini. Shell Smash users with Sturdy like Crustle and Carracosta make for good teammates, as they can deal with offensive Pokemon like Porygon-Z, Mega Gardevoir, and both formes of Mega Charizard. Crustle and Carracosta in return appreciate Mega Latias's ability to deal with certain Sturdy users like Magnezone and Donphan as well as bulky Dragon-types like Zygarde and Kommo-o. Physically bulky Pokemon like Mega Slowbro and Mega Tyranitar make for good teammates, as they are able to deal with strong physical hitters; otherwise, Mega Latias would not be able to deal with foes like Crustle, Mega Charizard X, and Dragonite. They in return appreciate Mega Latias's ability to beat special attackers like Primarina, non-Taunt Tapu Fini, and Greninja.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

Mega Latias can run an alternative set with Draco Meteor, Reflect Type, Charm, and Roost to gain an advantage over Pokemon such as Mega Charizard X. However, many crucial matchups against non-Taunt Tapu Fini, Primarina, and Type: Null are lost. Substitute is an option instead of Draco Meteor to deal with Magearna, status users like Porygon2, and Zapdos, and FEAR users like Aron.

Checks and Counters
===================

**Faster or Extremely Bulky Dragon-types**: While Mega Latias does have immense bulk, it is not enough to take powerful STAB-boosted Outrages or Draco Meteors from Pokemon like Dragonite, Choice Scarf Haxorus, and Naganadel.

**Super Effective Attacks**: Pokemon with hard-hitting super effective moves like Aegislash, Mega Gardevoir, Hoopa-U, Choice Band Pheromosa, and Volcarona are able to OHKO Mega Latias without allowing it to set up.

**Overwhelming Offense**: Pokemon like Meloetta, Metal Sound Celesteela, Crustle, and Choice Band Archeops, which have extremely high offensive presence and either outspeed Mega Latias or survive its attacks, are able to KO Mega Latias without even needing to use super effective moves.

**Faster SubSeed Users**: Faster Pokemon with Leech Seed like Serperior and Jumpluff are able to get Leech Seed off without being OHKOed and then outstall Mega Latias's Roost.

**Steel-types**: While Mega Latias is able to break through certain Steel-types like Magnezone and Heatran, Steel-type Pokemon with setup moves like Registeel can outstall Mega Latias in a setup war, while Steel-type Pokemon that can hit it super effectively like Mega Mawile and Genesect are able to OHKO it.

**Taunt Users**: Taunt users like Mega Gyarados, Kee Berry Mew, Tapu Fini, Mega Sableye, Mega Tyranitar, and Whimsicott are able to prevent Mega Latias's status moves and eventually defeat it.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Maki's Fox, 481177]]
- Quality checked by: [[Alakazam, 276708], [Osra, 239997], [MaceMaster, 302951]]
- Grammar checked by: [[The Dutch Plumberjack, 232216], [, ]]
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[OVERVIEW]

Mega Latias is a force to be reckoned with in 1v1; it acts as a fast Stored Power user with immense bulk, sits in a solid Speed tier that outspeeds Garchomp and Zygarde, and has decent initial power. Furthermore, a wide variety of status moves allow it to cripple Pokemon that may otherwise overwhelm it like Primarina and Incineroar. However, while Mega Latias does have extremely high base stats, its poor typing causes it to be hit super effectively by many prevalent Pokemon like Mega Gardevoir and Mega Charizard X. Additionally, due to its reliance on Calm Mind and Charm, Mega Latias is shut down by bulky Taunt users like Mega Gyarados and Tapu Fini.

[SET]
name: Offensive Stored Power
move 1: Calm Mind
move 2: Stored Power
move 3: Roost
move 4: Draco Meteor / Reflect Type / Charm
item: Latiasite
ability: Levitate
nature: Timid
evs: 32 HP / 232 SpA / 12 SpD / 232 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Calm Mind allows Mega Latias to tank moves better from special attackers like Primarina, non-Taunt Tapu Fini, and Magnezone while also letting it defeat opposing setup Pokemon like Iron Defense + Calm Mind Necrozma and Type: Null in conjunction with STAB-boosted Stored Power. Roost allows Mega Latias to heal damage taken from specially attacking Pokemon like Mega Altaria while boosting its Special Defense to eventually take negligible damage from them. Draco Meteor allows Mega Latias to OHKO many prevalent Pokemon like Zygarde, Greninja, Blacephalon, and Garchomp. Reflect Type can be another option instead of Draco Meteor to take on Pokemon Mega Latias would normally struggle against like non-Taunt Mega Aggron, Mega Metagross, and Magearna (RC) (stray gp mark) while also solidifying matchups such as against Substitute stalling Venusaur and Ferrothorn. Charm is another option that allows Mega Latias to defeat physical attackers like bulky Flame Charge Mega Charizard X and Buzzwole.

Set Details
========

Mega Latias has a great ability in Levitate, which allows it to defeat Ground-reliant attackers like Tectonic Rage Landorus-T, Donphan, and Golem, which some other bulky setup Pokemon like Registeel would struggle against. 32 HP and 12 Special Defense EVs allow Mega Latias to tank neutral-natured Choice Specs Greninja's Ice Beam. 232 Speed EVs and a Timid nature let Mega Latias outspeed Modest Greninja and Blacephalon, which would otherwise OHKO it. 232 Special Attack EVs allow Mega Latias to OHKO specially defensive Kommo-o, Blacephalon, and Greninja using Draco Meteor. If you run Charm or Reflect Type, use an EV spread of 184 HP / 72 Def / 252 Spe with a Timid nature to maximize physical bulk and to defeat Mega Lopunny, Supersonic Skystrike Landorus-T, Magearna, Mega Aggron, and Mega Metagross, as well as Mega Gyarados and Mega Charizard X without Taunt and Dragon Dance, respectively.

Usage Tips
========

Against Type: Null, Magnezone, and Primarina, which Mega Latias is unable to OHKO with Draco Meteor, the best choice is usually to to maximize Stored Power damage. Against Steel-types that learn Metal Sound like Magnezone and Heatran, Mega Latias should first use Calm Mind two times, then use Stored Power followed by Draco Meteor. It is best to start off with Charm against physical attackers that would threaten Mega Latias otherwise, such as bulky Mega Charizard X. Against Pokemon that would threaten Mega Latias's Dragon / Psychic typing, like Magearna and Mega Metagross, Reflect Type should always be used on turn one. Against other stall Pokemon like Necrozma, Slowbro, and Type: Null, you should almost always use Calm Mind up to +6 before starting to attack with Stored Power and use Roost when necessary. The Normalium Z Porygon-Z matchup is a risky one, on account of mind games between using Reflect Type on Porygon-Z to become a Normal-type before it uses Z-Conversion to transform into a Ghost-type and using Calm Mind in anticipation of Breakneck Blitz.

Team Options
========

Pokemon with a Steel / Fairy typing type Pokemon like Mega Mawile and Magearna make for good teammates, (AC) as they can deal with Fairy- and Dark-types, as well as bulky offensive threats, (RC) like Tapu Lele, Mega Gardevoir, Crustle, Mega Gyarados, and Mega Heracross, while Mega Latias can cover their weaknesses to foes like Zygarde, Donphan, and Magnezone. Heatran serves as a uniquely good partner for Mega Latias. Mega Latias appreciates Heatran's ability to deal with Fairy-types like Gardevoir and Tapu Lele, Steel-types like Mega Mawile and Mega Metagross, and other threats to Mega Latias like offensive Mega Charizard X, Substitute stalling Serperior, and Porygon-Z. Heatran in return appreciates Mega Latias's ability to OHKO threats like Greninja, Zygarde, Kommo-o, and Garchomp as well as outstall Water-types like Primarina and non-Taunt Tapu Fini. Shell Smash users with Sturdy like Crustle and Carracosta make for good teammates, as they can deal with offensive Pokemon like Porygon-Z, Mega Gardevoir, and both formes of Mega Charizard. Crustle and Carracosta in return appreciate Mega Latias's ability to deal with certain Sturdy users like Magnezone and Donphan as well as bulky Dragon-types like Zygarde and Kommo-o. Physically bulky Pokemon like Mega Slowbro and Mega Tyranitar make for good teammates, as they are able to deal with strong physical hitters; otherwise, Mega Latias would not be able to deal with foes like Crustle, Mega Charizard X, and Dragonite. They in return appreciate Mega Latias's ability to beat special attackers like Primarina, non-Taunt Tapu Fini, and Greninja.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

Mega Latias can run an alternative set with Draco Meteor, Reflect Type, Charm, and Roost to gain an advantage over Pokemon such as Mega Charizard X. However, many crucial matchups against non-Taunt Tapu Fini, Primarina, and Type: Null are lost. Substitute is an option instead of Draco Meteor to deal with Magearna, status users like Porygon2, and Zapdos, and FEAR users like Aron.

Checks and Counters
===================

**Faster or Extremely Bulky Dragon-types**: While Mega Latias does have immense bulk, it is not enough to take powerful STAB-boosted Outrages or Draco Meteors from Pokemon like Dragonite, Choice Scarf Haxorus, and Naganadel.

**Super Effective Attacks**: Pokemon with hard-hitting super effective moves like Aegislash, Mega Gardevoir, Hoopa-U, Choice Band Pheromosa, and Volcarona are able to OHKO Mega Latias without allowing it to set up.

**Overwhelming Offense**: Pokemon like Meloetta, Metal Sound Celesteela, Crustle, and Choice Band Archeops, which have extremely high offensive presence and either outspeed Mega Latias or survive its attacks, are able to KO Mega Latias without even needing to use super effective moves.

**Faster SubSeed Users**: Faster Pokemon with Leech Seed like Serperior and Jumpluff are able to get Leech Seed off without being OHKOed and then outstall Mega Latias's Roost.

**Steel-types**: While Mega Latias is able to break through certain Steel-types like Magnezone and Heatran, Steel-type Pokemon with setup moves like Registeel can outstall Mega Latias in a setup war, while Steel-type Pokemon that can hit it super effectively like Mega Mawile and Genesect are able to OHKO it.

**Taunt Users**: Taunt users like Mega Gyarados, Kee Berry Mew, Tapu Fini, Mega Sableye, Mega Tyranitar, and Whimsicott are able to prevent Mega Latias's status moves and eventually defeat it.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Maki's Fox, 481177]]
- Quality checked by: [[Alakazam, 276708], [Osra, 239997], [MaceMaster, 302951]]
- Grammar checked by: [[The Dutch Plumberjack, 232216], [, ]]
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