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It's gotta have a Mild nature, unfortunately. (I was soft resetting, got a Mild one, went to go to the bathroom, and when I came back, my cousin had saved the game.) I was thinking of running the following:

Latios @ Life Orb
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
-Dragon Dance
-Reflect
-Earthquake
-Dragon Pulse

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What Psychic answered is Latios' best "mixed" set; however, Earthquake in this set is used to lure Heatran actually, and not as a physical attack Latios should use.


Latios @ Dragon Fang
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpA / 252 Speed
Mild Nature

  • Dragon Dance
  • Draco Meteor
  • Zen Headbutt
  • Earthquake

This is a set I crafted and started to use End-XY and Debut-ORAS. Now I stopped since Latias is my buddy better than Latios would be. However, when I used this set, this is how it worked:

  1. Draco Meteor anything and switch. Opponent will assume you're choiced. Save the Latios for end-game.
  2. Bring him. Draco Meteor. They'll have a fake sense of safety. If you force a switch, do Dragon Dance. Then proceed to eliminate everything with your physical attacks.

It wasn't easy to use but paid off when I could pull it. However, if you don't want to screw on EVs and don't like this set, Psychic's set is the best for a mixed Latios.

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Dang, son. Now I can't choose. :|
An idea: Test your team on Showdown with 2 different alt accs. On 30 battles, see how much did you win with my Latios set in your team and in 30 other battles with the other acc, see how many times you won with Psychic's set. Compare and choose ;)
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Latios @ Life Orb
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 24 Atk/ 232 SpA / 252 Spe
Mild Nature
- Draco Meteor
- Psyshock
- Earthquake
- Roost

This is the best I can do to modify Mixed Latios. 24 EVs in Attack to OHKO Heatran after SR, the rest are dumped in the standard stats. It's preferred that you have a speed boosting nature to maintain Latios' good Speed Tier, but I guess you'll have to manage with Mild.

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Alright, thanks. This gets BA if no one answers by tomorrow.