If you’re looking to add Latios to your Pokédex, there are a few good things to know. After going against this newest nemesis over the last 2 weeks, here are my tips for giving Latios a lashing at the gym.
Latios is comparable to Dragon types, but has different resistances due to his Psychic ability.
Who should I have on my team?
Rayquaza with Dragon Tail/ Outrage
Salamence with Dragon Tail/ Draco Meteor
Dragonite with any of these 3 moveset combos:
Dragon Tail/ Outrage
Dragon Tail/ Draco Meteor
Tyranitar with either of these 2 moveset combos:
How many Trainers are needed for a defeat?
For a group of level 30 and above Trainers who possess powered up versions of the best fighters (see above), it will take 4 players.
For a group of Trainers level 25 & above, it will most likely take 6.
Latios is weather boosted in Windy weather. However, the fighters you’ll be using against him are as well. This means that even when it’s Windy, you can use the same strategy for defeating Latios you would in any other type of weather.
A perfect Latios is 2082CP.
A perfect Latios boosted in Windy weather is 2603CP.
Best Movesets for Latios:
Dragon Breath/Dragon Claw
Dragon Breath/ Solar Beam (Solar Beam is one of the best moves in the game)
Zen Headbutt/ Psychic (This combo is great against a Machamp)
Strategy for Catching Latios:
The best time to hit Latios is right after he’s finished his circular motion. This is when he’s centered and gives you 4-5 seconds to strike.
If you want to use a curveball, start spinning the ball as he is flying around, releasing it as soon as he stops, which is right when his hit circle appears. My catch rate using this technique is 1 out of 3.
You can also use Nanab Berries to help control how much Latios moves around.
Latios will say, “Adios,” on May 8th. On that date, Latias will then become available to PGoers in North America, South America, and Africa.