Latias does not evolve and does not have any pre-evolved form.
Latias takes the appearance of a red levitating dragon. Its wings remain motionless, like the wings of a plane.
Latias is a female-only Pokémon.
Latias appears at Southern Island in Ruby, but this is triggered by a Nintendo Event/E-Reader Card. Latias roams around Hoenn after the Elite Four has been defeated in Sapphire, and also in Emerald if you pick Red as the color of the Pokémon that was seen flying around Hoenn. Otherwise, Latias appears at Southern Island via aforementioned event.
Latias can be found in the Dreamyard in Pokémon White 2.
In Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, Latias automatically joins you after you successfully protect the Mega Stone site on Southern Island from Team Aqua. This Latias is holding a Latiasite, which is required for Mega Evolution. A Latias can be obtained in Pokémon Omega Ruby, but only after the player has received an Eon Ticket via Street Pass on their Nintendo 3DS.
Latias does not appear very often, limited to appearing at Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.
Latias appears on the 25th Floor of Pitfall Valley by completing Pitfall Valley in the first round of Mystery Dungeon games. In Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness, Latias appears at B10 of Sky Rift, but a Stone Plate or Mystery Part is required. Latias can also appear at B10 of Happy Outlook, but a Stone Part or Enigma Part are required.
Latias appears at Explorers of Sky at B10 of Sky Fissure, but a Secret Slab or Enigma Part are required to find it. Additionally, Latias can appear at Joy Cape B10, but a Stone Part or Enigma Part are required. Latias is exclusive to Blazing Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing on the 22nd Floor of Weird Mountain, but a Secret Slab or Enigma Part is required to find it.
Latias appears in the sky of the Oblivia Region in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs as a Boss Pokémon. Because Latias is battled in the sky, the capture loops cannot be broken by contact with the Pokémon, but her attacks still can break the capture line and cause damage.
Latias appears in PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure by beating all the high scores on Pelipper's Sky Flap Race.
Latias can be found at any of the "Meadows" stages in Pokémon Rumble Blast after completing the game.
Trading Card Game
Latias appears in a total of seven sets, the 5th Movie Halfdeck, EX Trainer Kit Latias, PokéPark Forest, a Nintendo Promo, the 10th Movie Commemoration Set, a Heart Gold/Soul Silver Promo, Pokémon Organized Play Series 7 as a Rare Card and the Dragon Vault sub-set.
Latias is listed as a Rare Card in the EX Dragon (EX Card), EX Deoxys (Shiny Card), EX Delta Species (Delta Species Card), EX Holon Phantoms (2 EX Cards), EX Dragon Frontiers (EX Delta Species Card), and Great Encounters sets.
Latias appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as one of the Pokémon to appear from a Poké Ball. She attacks alongside Latios, causing damage to the opponents and blowing both items and players around the stage.
A Nurse Joy that also serves as a Pokémon League Inspector used a Latias in a Special Episode that has yet to be given a name in English, the episode titled Pewter Gym - The Biggest Crisis Ever! Latias would take on Rhyperior and emerge victorious.
Latias would assist Emerald during his quest through the Hoenn Battle Frontier, oftentimes disguising herself as a human to assist Emerald. She would also give assistance to Frontier Brain Spenser to assist him in communicating with the other Pokédex Holders by using a shared vision ability with Latios. It would return to Southern Island with Latios after the defeat of Guile Hideout.
Latias appears in Chapters 303, 308, 310, 311, 313, 314, 319, 326, 327, 333 and 336.
Latias resides in the Overused (OU) tier of competitive battling. Thanks to a nice 110 base Speed and decent 110 base Special Attack, Latias is a good offensive Defog user that finds itself on numerous teams. Its advantages over Latios are its higher overall bulk which allows it to switch into specific threats with more ease and its access to Healing Wish, which can completely heal up a Pokémon. It does have a big vulnerability to Pursuit and Knock Off which attack Latias's weaker defense stat and struggles mightily to get past the common Steel, Dark, and Fairy types that roam the tier. Despite this, it remains an effective support Pokémon for balanced and bulky offense teams.
Latias is also a viable option in the Uber tier of competitive battling where it has access to its signature item Soul Dew, which is essentially a free Calm Mind boost. As a Defog user, Latias acts as a good defensive pivot with reliable recovery in Roost. Levitate and the increased special bulk from Soul Dew allows Latias to check Primal Kyogre and Primal Groudon with great effectiveness. However, Latias does suffer from being susceptible to Pursuit trappers and is often hard pressed for moveslots. Latias also needs to invest in defenses to be effective, which makes its power lacking at times. Latias faces immense competition from Latios, which is much stronger than Latias, although Latias does have better bulk that prevents it from being completely outclassed.
Latias cannot breed.
All Generation 5 Games
Black 2/White 2 Exclusive Moves
Generation III Exclusive Move Tutor Moves (Fire Red/Leaf Green)
Generation IV Exclusive Moves
- TM03: Water Pulse
- TM34: Shock Wave
- TM43: Secret Power
- TM47: Steel Wing
- TM58: Endure
- TM78: Captivate
- TM83: Natural Gift
- HM05: Defog (Diamond/Pearl/Platinum Only)
- HM05: Whirlpool (Heart Gold/Soul Silver Only)
Via Move Tutor (Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver)
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