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    Latios (OU)

    Kira Light
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    Latios (OU)

    Post by Kira Light on Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:54 am


    Since the ADV generation, Latios has always been classified as a Special attacking powerhouse. It also has the Speed stat to outspeed most common Pokémon in its current tier, BW OU. It is blessed with a formidable 130 Special Attack stat, and a useful 110 Speed Stat, allowing it to outspeed those having a Base Speed Stat of 108, namely Terrakion, Infernape and Virizion, whom Latios can revenge-kill with ease. The Eon Pokémon can also run various movesets, making it a very versatile sweeper and hard-hitter. Despite all these great assets, Latios' typing leaves it weak to Pursuit, which means it can easily be trapped after using a Draco Meteor and being at -2. Tyranitar, Scizor and even Metagross can easily trap Latios with Pursuit, so having a partner like Magnezone alongside Latios is helpful to eliminate Scizor, as well as other Steel-types. When that's done, Latios can start spamming Draco Meteor with ease, obliterating opposing teams. Latios still remains as one of the premier Special sweepers in this faster generation. BW also added Psyshock to Latios' movepool, which allows it to deal with Chansey and Blissey with much more ease.


    Latios (M) @ Choice Specs / Choice Scarf | Levitate
    Timid Nature | 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
    Draco Meteor | Surf | Hidden Power [Fire] / Dragon Pulse | Trick / Psyshock


    Latios (M) @ Life Orb / Expert Belt | Levitate
    Timid Nature | 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
    Draco Meteor / Dragon Pulse | Surf | Hidden Power [Fire] | Recover / Psyshock

    Calm Mind

    Latios (M) @ Life Orb / Leftovers | Levitate
    Timid Nature | 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
    Calm Mind | Dragon Pulse | Surf | Hidden Power [Fire] / Psyshock / Recover

    Dual Screens

    Latios (M) @ Light Clay | Levitate
    Timid Nature | 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 Spe
    Reflect | Light Screen | Memento | Dragon Pulse

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    Re: Latios (OU)

    Post by Trinitrotoluene on Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:59 pm

    Jirachi and Tyranitar, not Chansey / Blissey, are Latios's biggest counters as of now. Keep that in mind.


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