Latias, The Eon Pokémon. It is highly sensitive to the emotions of people. If it senses any hostility, it ruffles the feathers all over its body and cries shrilly to intimidate the foe. It is highly intelligent and capable of understanding human speech. It is covered with a glass-like down. It enfolds its body with its down and refracts light to alter its appearance. It can telepathically communicate with people.
A Good Moveset for Latias would have to be this:
Strategy Using Latias
Soul Dew or not, this Pokémon is Uber. You may argue the point of its base stats, but when taking into account its type combo, move pool and trait, it is undeniably deserving of being in the same category as Rayquaza, Mewtwo and the like.
This set is your basic Special Tank. With 300+ Defence and only two physical weakness (one being to a type that struggles to gain STAB due to lacking of numbers and good attack base stats) it should be able to take physical hits pretty solidly. As far as Ubers are concerned, watch out for the likes of Sword Dance Groudon (with Hidden Power *Bug or Ghost*) and Choice Band Deoxys. You should also keep an eye out for Lugia, who can out-Calm Mind you and then PHaze you away with Whirl-Wind.
Since Soul Dew boosts Special Attack, you should be sorted for Special offence without the aid of Calm Mind, meaning this thing can launch offence the moment it comes into play. Your choice of moves is optional:
-Dragon Claw is nice since only one type resists it, a
type which happens to have the misfortune of having
low Special Defence in most cases.
Thunder also has the option of replacing Thunderbolt due to Kyogre use. To some extent, Solarbeam and HP Fire could be considered options as well, assuming you use Groudon on your team, though neither of these show any true advantage over any of the other moves Latias has access to.
You could also go for a more tank-like approach and rather than have a secondary offence, use Safeguard, Refresh or Substitute in your last move slot, allowing you to block potential status ailments. Roar is also an option if you lack a PHazer and fear certain Pokémon, however you'll see the most benefit from this if you use a Spiker on your team. Unfortunately, a lot of Ubers resist Spikes so you won't see much gain from it.
EVs: 12 HP / 252 Def / 204 Spd / 42 SAtk or SDef Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk) @Leftovers
You need at least 307 Speed, to outrun Jolly Groudons and co. More speed could be added to outrun other Pokémon that you fear. Max Defence will buffer any physical hits Latias is forced to take, and combined with Recover, it should be able to out last the opponent. Excess EVs have been chosen to even out HP for Leftover recovery. It's up to you whether you wish to put the excess EVs into Special Attack or Special Defence.
EVs: 252 Def / 204 Spd / 54 SDef Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk) @Soul Dew
This set follows the same logic as above. It outruns Jolly Groudon and Timid Kyogre, it buffers physical attacks nicely, however this set doesn't have EVs designed for Leftovers and due to Soul Dew boosting Special Attack, the excess EVs are thrown in Special Defence.
Other Optional Sets:
The Latias that doesn't waste time Calm Minding. Switch in, decimate opposing Pokémon, switch out, Recover when necessary. Select a STAB move (I suggest Dragon Claw but when using Ice Beam, Psychic makes a friendlier choice) and then some backup moves. Thunder could be used to get opposing Kyogre's (and work with your own Kyogre's Rain Dance) and Solarbeam could be used to get opposing Groudon's (and work with your own Groudon's Sunny Day).
Wish-passing Latias. Protect works with Wish as an imitation Recover and it could work with Toxic. Refresh and Safeguard help against status ailments. Dragon Claw is just so you don't lack offence.
Your basic Wish Passer + Reflect and Light Screen boosts. Also works nicely for 2v2 battles however it doesn't live up to Latias's potential.
Basically a 2v2 Latias that Psych Ups a partners stat-ups or gives it a "Helping Hand".
A novelty at best but the surprise factor could actually get you a battle changing KO. Hidden Power [Bug] dents the likes of Celebi while Hidden Power [Rock] works with EQ for type coverage. Latios does this better unfortunately.
Strategy Against Latias
-Sticking a Special Wall in its way helps. Something
like Snorlax who can match Calm Minds with Curses
would be favourable, especially since Snorlax has
Shadow Ball access, which will cut apart Latias pretty
easily. Blissey can temporarily halt it but non-Toxic
Blissey suffers from inability to do damage. Recover
cancels out Seismic Toss and after 6 Calm Minds,
Blissey will begin to run out of Softboileds to repel
Dragon Claw/Psychic offence. Deoxys [Leaf] is also an
option, though much like Blissey, it can suffer from
its inability to do effective damage without the aid
Fast Taunts, Toxic, Snatch and other "anti-stall" moves will interfere with the Calm Mind Latias. Tyranitar's Sandstorm can force Latias to recover more often since the majority don't have Leftovers to cancel out the negative effects of Sandstorm.
A good Contest Moveset for Latias would have to be this for the Cool Contest best with Lonely, Adament, Naughty or Brave Nature:
Strategy Using Latias
If you do the attacks in this following order you should have very few problems; 1st - Aerial ace, 2nd - Calm mind, 3rd - Psychic, 4th - Aerial Ace, 5th - Hyper beam
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