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Because I can't seem to find it, and it moves every route, the only thing I can think of is going to a city, and then moving back and forth between the city and the route, until Latias appears on that Route. Any other suggestions?

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Also, when I find Latias, it flees immediately instead of taking a turn to flee, so how do I stop it? The only thing I could  think of would be a pokemon with an Ability that makes something unable to flee, like Shadow Tag, but I'm pretty sure that's impossible to get in RS.
It isn't if you have a pokemon with a trapping move. Also, the Latis are pretty fast, so they may always outspeed and run. Idk though.
So, I have a Zubat with Mean Look to stop it, but it flees before I get the chance, I'll train the Zubat and then maybe it'll work.
^but with quick claw
I'll try that.
I don’t think that this is the best answer but, a good thing to do Is get a ninjask to outspeed it. I’m looking at these comments and I saw that someone said its because of speed. So if that is true you can get a ninjask and use x-scissor to do some damage and then throw some ultra balls at the legendary Pokémon.
But it runs away even when I succeed at Mean Look. Also, what's the best ball for it, just Ultra and hoping it works?
And if I don't succeed, it runs right away anyway.
I recommend using Gardevoir instead of Crobat because Gardevoir resists all of Latias's attacks.
X-scissor doesn't exist in Sapphire.
@Shadow Do you want me to put your question back on the unanswered list?
I'm not using Gardevoir, I didn't catch a Ralts at the beginning, so that would mean having to train a level 5 Ralts, into a, at least level 40, Gardevoir.
Yes please.
Also, X-Scissor's just a regular move, and just to let everyone know, I don't really need help to lower it's HP, I've already got it down a lot, I just need strategies on how to keep it in battle, since Mean Look doesn't seem to work forever, and the best type of ball to use, and things like that.
If you don't have a Master Ball, you should use Ultra Balls/Timer Balls (You can buy Timer Balls in Rustboro City) once you've been in battle long enough. You should also probably Sleep/Paralyze it.
1. Have a Pokémon below level 40 on the first slot of your party then use Max Repel.
2. Fly to Slateport City and go to Route 110 and do hops in the grass with your Acro Bike.
3. If Latias doesn't appear go to the small house and exit the house and do hops again in the grass.
How do you know this is the best strategy? Why is Route 110 better than Route 108?
Route 108 doesn't have any house that you can change Latios(as) location.
Just W A T E R
It changes location every time you move from one route to another route. If it didn't, then you can just look at its location and walk there.
This is true, I literally mentioned this in the comments. Also, there's no source.
Do you want me to put this question back on the unanswered list again?

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The best strategy to catch a Roaming Pokemon is

  1. Find 2 routes that border each other, (or a route that has a building in it,) that can support a Roaming Legendary appearing. I am more unfamiliar with Hoenn then any other region, so you will have to find this yourself.

  2. Get a fast Pokemon with Mean Look, or a Wobbuffet with Shadow Tag. Gengar/Haunter is probably fast enough if you get it to a high enough level. The Shadow Tag Wobbuffet is probably the best idea. It should be noted Arena Trap doesn't work on Levitate.

  3. Start the hunt by going in between routes and checking Latios' location in the Pokedex. If it is not on the route, rinse and repeat. You should know how to do this.

  4. Once you have encountered Latios, you can try catching it in a couple different ways. You said you have weakened it, so if you have a Shadow Tag Wobbuffet or anything similar, you can sit there and throw Ultra Balls, and eventually Timer Balls. If you don't/can't want to do that, just throw Quick Balls, as everytime a Roamer is encountered, a Quick Ball regains it's effectiveness.

Could also just use Master Ball. I hope this is helpful.

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Thanks Gmax, although unfortunately, this is the Sapphire File I did my Nuzlocke on, and I needed to use my Master Ball on Kyogre. Thanks for your help, I didn't even think of Wobbuffet.
How do you know this is better than repeatedly entering and leaving a building? I tried both ways, and I think the building worked better for me.
Because if both routes can support a roaming Pokemon, you are doubling the chance of it being able to appear on the route your on
I don't think that's exactly how the game moves the Pokemon. When I moved from one route to an adjacent route, it seemed like the roaming Pokemon usually also moved from its route to an adjacent route. This often caused the Pokemon to move around one small part of the region and not to me. When I entered and left buildings, the Pokemon seemed to move to a completely random route.
Have you ever hunted a Roaming Legendary? They do move from route to adjacent route, however randomly they will eventually make their way over to you.
That's exactly what I did. I'm telling you from personal experience that entering and leaving buildings is faster than moving from a route to another route.
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