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Altaria (Pokémon)

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Swablu #333: Swablu
Pokémon
#335: Zangoose Zangoose
Altaria
チルタリス Tyltalis
#334
334Altaria.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Ruby and Sapphire
Type
Dragon Flying
Category
Humming Pokémon
Abilities
Natural Cure Cloud Nine
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
600,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Hoenn
#122
Sinnoh
#172
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-197
Almia
R-260
Height
3'07"
Imperial
1.1 m
Metric
Weight
45.4 lbs.
Imperial
20.6 kg
Metric
Dex color
Blue
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body09.png
Footprint
 F334.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Flying and
Dragon groups
21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
2
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 188 Battle Exp.: 1881*

Altaria (Japanese: チルタリス Tyltalis) is a dual-type Dragon/Flying Pokémon.

It evolves from Swablu starting at level 35.

Biology

Physiology

Altaria resembles a large blue phoenix-like Pokémon with a long neck and white cheeks. The feathers of its body make it resemble a cumulus cloud and two long blue feathers extend from the back of its head. It wraps its two cloud-like wings around its body to keep itself warm. Altaria’s blue feet have four toes, three forward and one backward, and it has five tail feathers, the ones to the sides being longer than the inner ones.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Altaria carries a refined set of vocal chords that allow it to sing or hum in a beautiful soprano voice that causes its listeners to experience dreamy content.

It is possible that an Altaria may carry a flame sac within its body, similar to Torchic, which it uses to launch an intense blast of fire from its mouth in self-defense from attackers.

As of Generation IV, Altaria is one of three non-legendary Pokémon that can learn Sky Attack naturally, the other non-legendaries being Noctowl and Togekiss.

Behavior

In their secluded habitats, Altaria are known to sing and hum beautifully with their voices. Much of their behavior simply involves finding a draft on which to glide, high above many other Pokémon that can fly. If it bonds with a person, it will gently envelop the friend with its soft wings, then hum.

Habitat

Altaria seem to live in secluded areas far from human population such as mountainous regions (contrary to Swablu which live near human settlements) and even sometimes melodious singing, believed to be a singing Altaria, can be heard from far off mountains. Another example of its distance from humans is the fact that the only place where an Altaria can be caught in the wild is in the Sky Pillar. Some Altaria are shown to reside in Forina Valley, and many of them are also shown to reside within the Tree of Beginning. Both locations are also far from human population. During the winter, they migrate into caverns within mountains. They use geomagnetic waves to know where to fly.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

Altaria in the anime

Major appearances

Altaria's first major role was in Sky High Gym Battle. Ash's Grovyle battled against one in Ash's gym battle against Winona, the Gym Leader of Fortree Gym.

An Altaria belonging to Drake of the Hoenn Elite Four appeared in Vanity Affair where it battled against Ash's Grovyle.

Another Altaria appeared in Last Call, First Round!, under the ownership of Nando.

Minor appearances

Altaria first appeared in Jirachi: Wish Maker. It was one of the Pokémon that lived in Forina, Jirachi's home.

There were some Altaria in the flock that an injured Swablu belonged to in True Blue Swablu.

Altaria had a cameo appearance in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew. It could be seen in a flock with some Swablu.

Another flock of Altaria and Swablu was seen in Pokémon Ranger - Deoxys Crisis! The Altaria's sense of direction had gone haywire, so Solana captured one of them to put them back in order.

Grandma Wilma was training an Altaria that appeared in A Meteoric Rise to Excellence!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG064 Altaria Ash's Pokédex Altaria, the Humming Pokémon. Altaria is the evolved form of Swablu. It uses its fluffy wings to catch updrafts and is known for its beautiful high-pitched song.
AG085 Altaria May's Pokédex Altaria, the Humming Pokémon. Altaria glides up into the sky using its wings like sails to catch rising breezes.
This concludes the entries from the Advanced Generation series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP156 Altaria Dawn's Pokédex Altaria, the Humming Pokémon and the evolved form of Swablu. As Altaria flies across the sky, it resembles a soft cloud. It hums using its high voice.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the TCG

Main article: Altaria (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby Altaria dances and wheels through the sky among billowing, cotton-like clouds. By singing melodies in its crystal-clear voice, this Pokémon makes its listeners experience dreamy wonderment.
Sapphire Altaria sings in a gorgeous soprano. Its wings are like cotton clouds. This Pokémon catches updrafts with its buoyant wings and soars way up into the wild blue yonder.
Emerald It hums in a beautiful soprano voice. It flies among white clouds in the blue sky. It launches intensely hot fireballs from its mouth.
FireRed If you hear a beautiful melody trilling deep among mountains far from people, it is Altaria's humming.
LeafGreen
Generation IV
Diamond It looks like a fluffy cloud when it is in flight. It hums with its soprano voice.
Pearl
Platinum If it bonds with a person, it will gently envelop the friend with its soft wings, then hum.
HeartGold It flies gracefully through the sky. Its melodic humming makes you feel like you're in a dream.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black こころが かよいあった ひとがいると やわらかく うつくしい はねで そっと つつみこみ ハミングする。
White
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Trade
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Trade
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Rare Sky Pillar
Emerald
Rare Sky Pillar
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Evolve Swablu
XD
One Citadark Isle (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Evolve Swablu
Platinum
None Evolve Swablu
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Evolve Swablu
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Evolve from Swablu
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 64
Forever Level 14
Pair Trozei
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve from Swablu
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Crevice Cave (B1-B10)
Lower Crevice Cave (B1-B4)
Mt. Avalanche (B1-B19)
Pokémon Ranger Sekra Mountain Range
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Chroma Ruins

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Pokémon XD Dragon Fang Dragon Fang (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 75
135 - 182 260 - 354
Attack: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Defense: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Sp.Atk: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Sp.Def: 105
99 - 172 193 - 339
Speed: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Total: 490   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/3 ★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
4/4 ★★★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
16/19 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Pluck Flying Physical 06060 100100% 20
00Start Peck Flying Physical 03535 100100% 35
00Start Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
00Start Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
00Start Sing Normal Status 0000 05555% 15
055 Astonish Ghost Physical 03030 100100% 15
099 Sing Normal Status 0000 05555% 15
1313 Fury Attack Normal Physical 01515 08585% 20
1818 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —% 25
2323 Mist Ice Status 0000 —% 30
2828 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
3232 Natural Gift Normal Physical 0000 100100% 15
3535 DragonBreath Dragon Special 06060 100100% 20
3939 Dragon Dance Dragon Status 0000 —% 20
4646 Cotton Guard Grass Status 0000 —% 10
5454 Refresh Normal Status 0000 —% 20
6262 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 09090 100100% 10
7070 Perish Song Normal Status 0000 —% 5
7777 Sky Attack Flying Physical 140140 09090% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Altaria obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Altaria
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Altaria
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Claw Sharpen Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Dragon Sprite.png TM02 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09595 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM20 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 SolarBeam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 120120 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Canon Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echo Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Devastate Fire Special 03030 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Smooth Over Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM85 Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM88 Pluck Flying Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Flying Sprite.png HM02 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Altaria
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Altaria
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotSpearowFearowFarfetch'd
DoduoDodrioHorseaSeadraKingdraAerodactyl
DratiniDragonairDragoniteSkarmoryTreeckoGrovyle
SceptileTaillowSwellowWingullPelipperStarly
StaraviaStaraptorAakenArcheos
Agility Psychic Status —% 30
DratiniDragonairDragoniteGibleGabiteGarchomp
MonozuJiheddoSazandora
Dragon Rush Dragon Physical 100 75% 15
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotChatotMamepatoHatooboo
KenhorouKoaruhieSwanna
FeatherDance Flying Status 100% 15
EkansArbokZubatGolbatCrobatMurkrow
HonchkrowSeviper
Haze Ice Status —% 30
ChatotMonozuJiheddoSazandora Hyper Voice Normal Special 90 100% 10
NatuXatu Power Swap Psychic Status —% 10
SpearowFearowDoduoDodrioMurkrowHonchkrow
TreeckoGrovyleSceptileWingullPelipper
Pursuit Dark Physical 40 100% 20
DoduoDodrioBagonShelgonSalamence Rage Normal Physical 20 100% 20
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotSpearowFearowHoothoot
NoctowlWingullPelipperChatotMamepatoHatooboo
KenhorouKoaruhieSwanna
Roost Flying Status —% 10
Skarmory Steel Wing Steel Physical 70 90% 25
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Altaria in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Altaria in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Altaria
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Altaria
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Draco Meteor Dragon Special 140 90% 5
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Altaria can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Altaria cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Altaria
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Altaria
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Special moves

Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Shadow moves Level 36+ Purified moves
Shadow Break Shadow Box XD 334.png Heal Bell Normal
Shadow Mist Shadow DragonBreath Dragon
Shadow Rave Shadow SolarBeam Grass
-- Aerial Ace Flying

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS334.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani334.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP334.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Flyaway Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP Mmm~♪ Hmm~♪ I like to hum to myself.
26%-50% HP Oh, no. I have only about half my HP left.
1%-25% HP I feel faint... I haven't the energy to even hum...
Level up Mmm~♪ Hmm~♪ Leveling up makes me cheery!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up Mmm~♪ Hmm~♪ Leveling up makes me cheery!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP334.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: H
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Dragon  Poké Assist: Flying PA.png
( Flying )
Field move: Gust fm.pngGust fm.pngGust fm.png
(Gust ×3)
Loops: 10 Min. exp.: 280 Max. exp.: 330
Browser entry  
Altaria hides by summoning dense fog. It flaps its wings to create gusts.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Dragon  Poké Assist: Dragon PA.png
( Dragon )
Field move: Cut 2 field move.png
(Cut ×2)
Browser entry  
It protects itself with a curious barrier. It attacks with twisters and blue flames.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Swablu
Unevolved
Swablu
 Normal  Flying 
Rare Candy
Level 35


Altaria
First evolution
Altaria
 Dragon  Flying 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation I.
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
This Pokémon did not appear during Generation II.
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 334.png Spr 3e 334.png Spr 3r 334.png Spr b 3r 334.png
Spr 3r 334 s.png Spr 3e 334 s.png Spr 3r 334 s.png Spr b 3r 334 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 334.png Spr 4p 334.png Spr 4p 334.png Spr b 4d 334.png
Spr 4d 334 s.png Spr 4p 334 s.png Spr 4p 334 s.png Spr b 4d 334 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 334.png Spr 5b 334.png Spr b 5b 334.png
Spr 5b 334 s.png Spr 5b 334 s.png Spr b 5b 334 s.png
Altaria For other sprites and images, please see Altaria images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Altaria is the only dual-type Dragon/Flying Pokémon that isn't considered a pseudo-legendary or a legendary.
    • Altaria is also the only Template:Type2 that is part of a two-stage evolutionary line.
  • Altaria and Steelix are the only dual-type Pokémon that change their primary type during evolution.
  • Altaria has the lowest Attack among all fully-evolved Dragon-type Pokémon.
    • However, it has the highest Special Defense among all fully evolved Dragon-type Pokémon.
    • Altaria is also tied wth Kingdra for the lowest base HP of all fully-evolved Dragon-type Pokémon.
  • Altaria is the only Pokémon not part of the Gible evolutionary line that has been seen using Draco Meteor in the anime. (Dialga has only been seen using it in a movie).
  • Altaria, Vibrava, and Kingdra are the only Dragon-type Pokémon whose pre-evolved forms are not Dragon-type.
  • Altaria shares its name with a Finnish rock band.

Origin

Altaria is likely based on Peng, Chinese legendary birds of enormous size, said to travel 3000 li in one flap of their mighty, cloud-like wings. They're often portrayed as having a dragon's head and whiskers.

Name origin

Altaria's name is a combination of the words alto, Spanish and Italian for high, and aria, Italian for air or simply derived from aerial, which both refer to this Pokémon's behavior of singing wonderful melodies. It may also refer to the star Altair, the brightest star in the constellation Aquila.

Tyltalis may refer to Tyl, also known as Epsilon Draconis, a star in the Draco constellation. Tyltalis is likely a reference to the play L'Oiseau Bleu ("The Blue Bird") by Belgian playwright Maurice Maeterlinck. The story is about two siblings, Mytyl and Tyltyl (ミチル and チルチル in the Japanese translation of the play) who are tasked with finding the "blue bird of happiness."

In other languages

  • German: Altaria
  • French: Altaria
  • Korean: 파비코리 Pabikori
  • Chinese (Taiwan): 七夕青鳥 Qī Xì Qīng Niǎo - 七夕 may come from the love story of Qixi, which involves the star of Altair or Vega. May also have something to do with 喜鵲 Xǐ​què (magpies, which are also related to the story. The last character 青鳥 literally means "blue bird."

External links

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