National Dex Mega Latios

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Wallbreaker (Latios-Mega) @ Latiosite
Ability: Levitate
Tera Type: Dragon
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Luster Purge
- Aura Sphere
- Recover
- Mystical Fire / Draco Meteor / Psychic Noise

[SET COMMENTS]
Wielding its signature move Luster Purge, powerful coverage to complement it, and a good typing that gives it a favorable matchup against common threats like Ogerpon-W and Zamazenta, Mega Latios is a powerful wallbreaker in the metagame. Aura Sphere is important coverage to hit Steel-types like Heatran and Ferrothorn as well as to KO chipped Mega Tyranitar. Mystical Fire hits the aforementioned Ferrothorn along with Mega Scizor and Iron Crown. Draco Meteor is a powerful nuke to threaten foes like Galarian Slowking after a Luster Purge drop while also immediately threatening other Pokemon like Raging Bolt, Gouging Fire, and Mega Latias. Psychic Noise lets Mega Latios pressure checks that rely on recovery to deal with it, like Heatran and Mega Scizor, while also being a backup STAB attack with sufficient PP compared to Luster Purge. Mega Latios finds itself on many team archetypes including bulky offense and balance due to its versatility. However, it is outsped and revenge killed by Choice Scarf Tapu Lele, Darkrai, and Weavile. Thus, teammates that can help with this like fast threats including your own Tapu Lele and Iron Valiant or defensive walls including Heatran and Clefable can help aid Mega Latios. In return, Mega Latios can pressure defensive checks like Heatran and Galarian Slowking for them. Good entry hazard control from allies like Great Tusk and Landorus-T helps, since Mega Latios is somewhat vulnerable to Stealth Rock due to its tendency to switch in and out very often.

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[SET]
Latios (M) @ Latiosite
Ability: Levitate
Tera Type: Dragon
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Recover
- Luster Purge
- Aura Sphere
- Mystical Fire / Draco Meteor / Psychic Noise
correct moveset but i would def fix the move order here lol, attacking moves first and recover or roost (whatever u like more) last specifically

[SET COMMENTS]
Wielding its signature move Luster Purge, Mega Latios can easily break through common defensive Pokemon like Galarian Slowking, Blissey, and Gliscor due to its high sustain with Recover and its Special Defense drops exponentially increasing damage. i dont think this is the main appeal about mega latios, sure luster purge is a buff but you should explain about how its a very annoying breaker to switch into with strong coverage + stabs that get exacerbated by luster purge and neat defensive typing Aura Sphere is important coverage to hit Steel-types like Heatran and Ferrothorn. Mystical Fire hits the aforementioned Ferrothorn and along with Mega Scizor and significantly harder, and allows Mega Latios to beat Iron Crown as well. Draco Meteor is a powerful nuke to threaten foes like Slowking-Galar after a Luster Purge drop i think this is the only appeal of this move tbh while also immediately threatening other Pokemon like Raging Bolt, Gouging Fire, and Mega Latias. that can retaliate after otherwise surviving a move. Psychic Noise lets Mega Latios pressure checks that rely on recovery to deal with it, like Slowking-Galar, Heatran, and Mega Scizor, while also being a backup STAB with sufficient PP compared to Luster Purge. act as a stallbreaker, forcing out or killing foes like Blissey and Clodsire that like to spam Recover while dealing Toxic chip damage. Mega Latios is a good wallbreaker that finds itself on many archetypes including bulky offense and balance. Its typing gives it a good matchup against common offensive threats like Ogerpon-W and Zamazenta, which is very valuable for teams that struggle against them. mention this at the start somewhere but ofc make it fit Its immunity to Spikes also extends its longevity. not really a concern However, its middling Speed leaves it outsped and revenge killed by Choice Scarf Tapu Lele, Darkrai, and Weavile common Choice Scarf users like Tapu Lele and also by Darkrai and Weavile. Thus, teammates that can help with this like fast threats including your own Tapu Lele and Iron Valiant or defensive walls including Heatran and Clefable can help aid Mega Latios against these foes. In return... yk what to do here i think, mention what it does in return Finally, eh? Good hazard control from allies like Great Tusk can def name another mon or two here helps since Mega Latios is somewhat vulnerable to Stealth Rock. somewhat feels a little bit broad here, why not just explain how it likes to come in a lot and rocks are an issue


gonna look at this again tomorrow if changes are implemented
 

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[SET]
Latios (M) @ Latiosite
Ability: Levitate
Tera Type: Dragon
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Luster Purge
- Aura Sphere
- Recover
- Mystical Fire / Draco Meteor / Psychic Noise

[SET COMMENTS]
Wielding its signature move Luster Purge, powerful coverage to complement it, and a good typing that gives it a favourable matchup against common threats like Ogerpon-W and Zamazenta, Mega Latios is a difficult wallbreaker to check powerful wallbreaker in the metagame. Aura Sphere is important coverage to hit Steel-types like Heatran and Ferrothorn. Mystical Fire hits the aforementioned Ferrothorn along with Mega Scizor and Iron Crown. Draco Meteor is a powerful nuke to threaten foes like Galarian Slowking after a Luster Purge drop while also immediately threatening other Pokemon like Raging Bolt, Gouging Fire, and Mega Latias. Psychic Noise lets Mega Latios pressure checks that rely on recovery to deal with it, like Galarian Slowking, Heatran, and Mega Scizor, while also being a backup STAB with sufficient PP compared to Luster Purge. Mega Latios finds itself on many archetypes including bulky offense and balance due to its versatility. However, its middling Speed leaves it it is outsped 110 speed is ok so saying its outsped rather than it having middling speed makes sense and revenge killed by Choice Scarf Tapu Lele, Darkrai, and Weavile. Thus, teammates that can help with this like fast threats including your own Tapu Lele and Iron Valiant or defensive walls including Heatran and Clefable can help aid Mega Latios. In return, Mega Latios can pressure defensive checks like Heatran and Galarian Slowking for them. Good hazard control from allies like Great Tusk and Landorus-T helps, since Mega Latios is somewhat vulnerable to Stealth Rock due to its tendency to switch in and out very often.


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[SET]
Latios (M) @ Latiosite
Ability: Levitate
Tera Type: Dragon
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Luster Purge
- Aura Sphere
- Recover
- Mystical Fire / Draco Meteor / Psychic Noise

[SET COMMENTS]
Wielding its signature move Luster Purge, powerful coverage to complement it, and a good typing that gives it a favourable matchup against common threats like Ogerpon-W and Zamazenta, Mega Latios is a powerful wallbreaker in the metagame. Aura Sphere is important coverage to hit Steel-types like Heatran and Ferrothorn. mention getting rid of a chipped mtar too Mystical Fire hits the aforementioned Ferrothorn along with Mega Scizor and Iron Crown. Draco Meteor is a powerful nuke to threaten foes like Galarian Slowking after a Luster Purge drop while also immediately threatening other Pokemon like Raging Bolt, Gouging Fire, and Mega Latias. Psychic Noise lets Mega Latios pressure checks that rely on recovery to deal with it, like Galarian Slowking, gking can still just switch out and recover from regen; i think removing this is fine Heatran, and Mega Scizor, while also being a backup STAB with sufficient PP compared to Luster Purge. Mega Latios finds itself on many archetypes including bulky offense and balance due to its versatility. However, it is outsped and revenge killed by Choice Scarf Tapu Lele, Darkrai, and Weavile. Thus, teammates that can help with this like fast threats including your own Tapu Lele and Iron Valiant or defensive walls including Heatran and Clefable can help aid Mega Latios. In return, Mega Latios can pressure defensive checks like Heatran and Galarian Slowking for them. Good entry hazard control from allies like Great Tusk and Landorus-T helps, since Mega Latios is somewhat vulnerable to Stealth Rock due to its tendency to switch in and out very often.

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[SET]
Latios (M) Latios-Mega @ Latiosite
Ability: Levitate
Tera Type: Dragon
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Luster Purge
- Aura Sphere
- Recover
- Mystical Fire / Draco Meteor / Psychic Noise

[SET COMMENTS]
Wielding its signature move Luster Purge, powerful coverage to complement it, and a good typing that gives it a favourable favorable matchup against common threats like Ogerpon-W and Zamazenta, Mega Latios is a powerful wallbreaker in the metagame. Aura Sphere is important coverage to hit Steel-types like Heatran and Ferrothorn as well as to KOing chipped Mega Tyranitar. Mystical Fire hits the aforementioned Ferrothorn along with Mega Scizor and Iron Crown. Draco Meteor is a powerful nuke to threaten foes like Galarian Slowking after a Luster Purge drop while also immediately threatening other Pokemon like Raging Bolt, Gouging Fire, and Mega Latias. Psychic Noise lets Mega Latios pressure checks that rely on recovery to deal with it, like Heatran and Mega Scizor, while also being a backup STAB attack with sufficient PP compared to Luster Purge. Mega Latios finds itself on many team archetypes including bulky offense and balance due to its versatility. However, it is outsped and revenge killed by Choice Scarf Tapu Lele, Darkrai, and Weavile. Thus, teammates that can help with this like fast threats including your own Tapu Lele and Iron Valiant or defensive walls including Heatran and Clefable can help aid Mega Latios. In return, Mega Latios can pressure defensive checks like Heatran and Galarian Slowking for them. Good entry hazard control from allies like Great Tusk and Landorus-T helps, since Mega Latios is somewhat vulnerable to Stealth Rock due to its tendency to switch in and out very often.
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