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Altaria (Pokémon)

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000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Swablu
Pokémon
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Altaria
チルタリス Tyltalis
#334
130
Artwork from R/S/E
Type
Dragon Flying
Category
Humming Pokémon
Ability
Natural Cure
Exp. at Lv. 100
600,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Hoenn
#122
Regional Browser numbers
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
Genderless
Breeding
Flying and
Dragon groups
1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 188 Battle Exp.: 1881*

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

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.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Altaria carries a refined set of vocal chords that allow it to sing 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 intensely hot fireballs 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 its voice. Much of their behavior simply involves finding a draft on which to glide, high above many other Pokémon that can fly.

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.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

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'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.

Altaria also had a miniscule role in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew. It ca be seen in a flock with some Swablu.

In the manga

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 If you hear a beautiful melody trilling deep among mountains far from people, it is Altaria's humming.
Generation IV
Diamond It looks like a fluffy cloud when it is in flight. It hums with its soprano voice.
Pearl It looks like a fluffy cloud when it is in flight. It hums with its soprano voice.
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
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 Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
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 Evolve from Swablu
Pokémon Ranger Sekra Mountain Range
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Nurue Ruins

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.


Type effectiveness

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Learnset

By leveling up

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By tutoring

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|- style="background:#9DC1B7" | colspan="13" | Bold indicates a move that gets STAB
Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
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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

Template:Side game

Evolution

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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

Origin

Altaria is based on a bird of some variety mixed with cotton or a cloud.

Name origin

Altaria's name is a combination of the words alto, Italian for high, and aria, Italian for air, which both refer to this Pokémon's behavior of singing wonderful melodies. Its Japanese name may refer to Tyl, also known as Epsilon Draconis, a star in the Draco constellation. Its English name may also refer to the star Altair, the brightest star in the constellation Aquila.

In other languages

External links

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