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What is a good moveset for Latios?

5 votes

Dragon pulse


(i don't know yet)


note my latios does not know any of these moves but will and I am training it's s attack and speed. Can
anyone suggest another move?

Latios learnset

asked Aug 4, 2010 by Speed freak
edited Jul 1, 2011 by trachy
nobody asked a moveset question for latias yet
Does anyone know a set for Mega Latios? Soul Dew Latios is better than Mega, so I'm looking for an alternative set for his mega thanks different from the standard

17 Answers

3 votes

I would go for a moveset like this:

EVs: SpAtk/Speed split
Nature: Timid

  • Psychic (STAB)
  • Ice Beam (Dragon Pulse gets STAB but IB gets more coverage, including 4x advantage over most other dragons)
  • Surf (gets a lot of neutral coverage and is generally awesome)
  • Thunderbolt (for last bit of coverage) or Recover
answered Jul 8, 2011 by Pokemaster
This is a really good set for coverage, It is at minimum neutral to everyone
Hmm what about psyshock and Modest nature instead? Psyshock targets the opponent's defense stat so Blissey is one shotted with this move.
why does no one use energy ball?
it doesnt cover any of Latios' weaknesses
You might want a STAB dragon pulse over thunderbolt as thunderbolt has minimal coverage and dragon pulse also has protection from dragon weaknesses
2 votes

Good moves for Latios to learn:

Dragon Pulse/Draco Meteor
Psychic/Luster Purge
Calm Mind
Grass Knot

Latios has already been done for moveset so you can just look on this site for more precise movesets.

answered Aug 4, 2010 by trachy
edited Aug 4, 2010 by trachy
1 vote

First off, don't train him on attack power. You have no physical moves so attack power is bad, and he has really good special attack power.

Dragon pulse,
calm mind,

answered Aug 9, 2010 by ohioscyther
1 vote


  • Draco Meteor-STAB; does massive amounts of damage with very little able to withstand it.
  • Surf-Gives type coverage; gets powered up by the rain.
  • Psyshock-STAB; lets him hit physically despite being a special sweeper.
  • Hidden Power[Fire]-Breaks through steel types like Ferrothorn and Scizor.
answered Aug 28, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
1 vote

Latios@ Soul Dew(the best item for the eons)
Trait: Levitate (you have no other choices)
EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
Timid Nature(+Spd, -Atk)

-Psychic (Stab)
-Shadow Ball/Ice Beam/Thunder Bolt
-Recover (recovery of course)
-Dragon Pulse (Stab)

with recover in the play latios will be better.

answered Feb 19, 2012 by yukozuma
Soul dew is banned
Not in Ubers.
1 vote

Latios @ Life Orb

EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

Timid nature

  • Draco Meteor
  • Hidden Power Fire
  • Surf
  • Recover

Draco Meteor is STAB, and does quite a bit of damage to most things and the Life Orb is a bonus.
Hidden Power Fire is for obstacles like Ferrothorn and Forretress, but it most Steel types like Jirachi for decent damage.
Surf hits Heatran for decent damage, and helps round out the coverage.
Recover is nice for recovering off Life Orb damage and attacks from the opponent.

answered Jul 12, 2012 by Hex
edited Jul 12, 2012 by Hex
Speed EVs??
Crap lol, I don't know what happened there!
Thanks for pointing out.
1 vote

Latios (M) @ Life orb
Trait: Levitate
EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 Hp / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
-Ice Beam
-Hidden power(fire)

answered Feb 21, 2013 by MiniNinetales
That's a nice sweeper moveset
Thanks, but I honestly think that this set would work much better in battle subway
1 vote

Physical latios? I use it often in game and competitively and it works out pretty well!

Dusk (Latios) (M) @ Latiosite(if you can't get the latiosite, use something like leftovers or life orb!)
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Adamant/Jolly Nature
- Dragon Dance
- Earthquake
- Waterfall/Shadow claw/Zen headbutt/Recover
- Dragon Claw/Outrage

Dragon dance boosts up his not-amazing attack to GREAT levels and gives him a speed boost too! Earthquake is a nice move to have on any Pokemon (as long as its physical attack isn't bad) And waterfall & shadow claw provide nice coverage while Zen headbutt will be your psychic STAB and recover helps the blue guy live longer. :3 dragon claw or Outrage is your dragon STAB, and I recommend Dragon claw over Outrage because of the fairies flying around everywhere with their sparkle-dust. XD

answered Jan 30 by PokeFlamey
Latios learns dragon Dance????

Anyway, wayyy outclassed by other Dragon Dancers.
Yeah latios gets dragon dance :D

And I know it is outclassed but this is for the people that hate using things like dragonite/salamence etc or they cant get them latios can make a decent alternate!
0 votes

Gen V

Latios (M) @ Soul Dew

Trait: Levitate

EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd

Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)

  • Thunderbolt
  • Ice Beam
  • Draco Meteor
  • Psyshock
answered Jun 29, 2011 by trachy
0 votes

Latios @ Dragon Scale/Fang

Dragon Breath/Dragon Pulse - pair up with Dragon Scale/Fang (STAB)
Recover - to annoy your enemy(to recover of course)
Protect - to avoid super-effective moves
Luster Purge - His Signature move good for trainer battles

as you can see my Latios is more on special attack to avoid contact(ex. if your enemy has static,flame body ability) and Latios is a great tank and completely immune to ground attacks (except with Gravity)

answered Jul 24, 2012 by Mad_hatter
0 votes

Latios - Life orb
Ability: Levitate
Nature: Mild
EVs: Attack and Speed are maxed.
Role: You'll see in a minute that he's my set up sweeper carrying Dragon Dance. This is why. With 110 base speed he can out speed even scarfed Salamence. Making him ideal for this sort of thing. He can also carry a Flamethrower strong enough to take down Skarmory, Scizor, Forretress, and Ferrothorn without much trouble. And because he has enough special attack to use HP Fire, he doesn't have to bother with the low accuracy of Fire Blast. I really like using this guy because of these things.

He knows Dragon Dance, Outrage, Hidden Power {Fire}, and Earthquake.

answered Aug 1, 2012 by eMeFuRus
edited Aug 2, 2012 by trachy
Latios can't learn Flamethrower...
Which the mod/editor who let this through should have known and commented upon as soon as the set was posted.
Just like his RMT, I edited this to HP Fire until he thinks of some replacement for it.
0 votes

Lol too bad :PPPP
Latios @Dragon gem
Trait: Levitate
Nature: Modest (+Sp.Atk. -Atk.)
EV's: 252 Sp.Atk. 252 Spd. 6 Hp.

  • Calm Mind- Adds Needed Stats
  • Recover- Healing and Stalling
  • Draco Meteor- STAB and Coverage
  • Psychic/Surf- STAB/Coverage
answered Aug 1, 2012 by Hyper Flares
0 votes

Gen V

Latios (M) @ Life Orb

Trait: Levitate

EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / Spd

Adamant Nature (+Atk -SAtk)

  • Dragon Dance
  • Earthquake
  • Outrage
  • Shadow Claw / Zen Headbutt / Dragon Claw / Recover / Waterfall
answered May 24, 2013 by alexander757575
0 votes

Latios @ choice specs
Ability: Levitate
Nature: Timid
EVs: 252 speed, 252 attack, 4 HP

Ice Beam
Trick/Hidden Power[fire]

Did you know that Latios is tied for Latias as the fastest dragon type? Seeing that, I had to use him in battle. The bolt beam on this Pokemon is brilliant, and dragon pulse isn't needed because ice beam already has that covered. This Pokemon can sweep.

answered Jun 5, 2013 by OutragedArcanine
edited Jun 9, 2013 by OutragedArcanine
0 votes

Choice specs, EV's; Max speed and SpAtk 4 in hp.

Dragon Pulse- STAB you could use Draco Meteor but I dont like the Attack drop

T-Bolt + Ice Beam- Great coverage

Psyshock/Psychic/Luster Purge- All get STAB, shock hits for physical defense which is nice, Psychic is a bit stronger but Luster purge lowers SpDef but has bad PP. I would pick Psyshock.

answered Jun 15, 2013 by MonoUmbreon
0 votes

My Latios Has These Moves:

Draco Meteor

Heal Pulse

Hyper Beam

Dragon Breath

Note: Never Teach Latios the Move " Fly "

answered Aug 2, 2013 by OneKing786
You say not to teach it Fly on the same post where you recommend to teach it Dragon breath *and* Hyper Beam ._.
never teach it fly? why would you teach it heal pulse you hippie lol
hey!! what draganaut said is correct,you (hippie)lol shouldn't be teaching heal pulse,in game battle it is a christmas present for the fly is comparatively better,and no use in teaching dragon breath and hyper beam the enemy is gona whack u and send you home before you recover and dragon pulse has better stab and draco meteor is way better
Mine has Fly, Thunderblot, Psychic, and ice beam. I don't need a dragon type move because when I'm against one, latios's high SP atk should take it out quick with ice beam. But I'm wondering, should I give it an iceplate, sharp beak, or magnet.
0 votes

Latios @ Latiosite/Life Orb
Timid Nature
EVs 4 HP/252 Sp.Att/252 Spd
-Draco Meteor
-Ice Beam/Thunderbolt

answered Nov 30, 2014 by M-Salamence08