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Latios (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
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Latios
ラティオス Latios
#381
381Latios.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from Ruby and Sapphire
Type
Dragon Psychic
Category
Eon Pokémon
Ability
Levitate
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Hoenn
#197
Regional Browser numbers
Height
6'07"
Imperial
2.0 m
Metric
Weight
132.3 lbs.
Imperial
60.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Blue
Catch rate
3 (0.4%)
Body style
Body09.png
Footprint
 F381.png 
Gender ratio
100% male
Breeding
Undiscovered group 121 cycles*
(30855 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
3
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 211 Battle Exp.: 2111*

Latios (Japanese: ラティオス Latios) is a dual-type Dragon/Psychic legendary Pokémon.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Biology

Physiology

Latios has mostly the same body shape as Latias, but with a larger build. His lower body is blue instead of red and features the same triangle-shaped marking that Latias has, only red. The rest of Latios's body is gray instead of white. Latios has flatter ears and narrower eyes than Latias. The gray spot in the middle of Latios's blue face is shaped like a tear-drop. Latios also has ridge-shaped features on its rear, which may either be rudimentary feet or tails or some sort, which differs in shape to Latias's. Like Latias, Latios's forelimbs have banded markings on the insides.

Gender differences

Latios is a male-only species. His female counterpart is Latias.

Special abilities

Latios comes with the ability Levitate, which causes Template:Type2 moves to miss. Latios is able to fold in his arms and fly at the speed of a jet. He can make foes see images he has seen or what he imagines in his head. He can understand human speech. Even if he is hiding, Latios can detect the locations and emotions of others using telepathy.

In the movie Pokémon Heroes Latias and Latios also had the ability "Sight Sharing" which allowed Latias and people around her to see exactly what Latios was seeing. Oakley also mentioned that he can shape-shift like Latias, although he was never seen doing so during the course of the movie, apart from the deleted storybook scene that was present only in the Japanese version of the movie. Latios was seen disguised as a boy and Latias as a girl.

Latios is the only known Pokémon that learns Luster Purge.

Behavior

Latios has a very protective nature, especially towards his relative, Latias. He has a docile temperament and dislikes fighting. He will open his heart if he finds a Trainer with a compassionate spirit.

Habitat

Much like Latias, it is mostly unknown where they inhabit. However, they tend to prefer areas that are secluded and have a body of fresh water.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

File:Takuto Latios.png
Latios in the anime

Latios made his debut appearance in Pokémon Heroes. Annie and Oakley captured Latios and used him to power the Defense Mechanism of Alto Mare along with the stolen Soul Dew. Latios ended up sacrificing himself to save Alto Mare from an enormous tidal wave.

A Latios also appeared in Pikachu's Ocean Adventure where, along with Latias, it used its powers to help Pikachu, Meowth and the other Pokémon search for the legendary 'Wailord's Tear' beneath the ocean.

A Latios owned by Takuto was used in DP189 in the semi-finals of the Suzuran Conference.

In the manga

Latios, along with Latias, was befriended by Emerald, and took the young Trainer to the Battle Frontier. He later helped Todd watch the events going on on top of the Battle Pyramid, as well as verify the true identity of Guile Hideout. After the villain's defeat, he goes back to the Southern Island with Latias, having accomplished their mission.

In the TCG

Main article: Latios (TCG)

Other appearances

File:SSBB Latias and Latios.png
Latias and Latios in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

After Latios appears from its Poké Ball, he will fly off the stage. He and Latias will then alternately zoom onto the stage with Steel Wing, damaging any opponent that collides with them. It may also cause movement of items as well.

Game data

NPC appearances

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 Latios has the ability to make its foe see an image of what it has seen or imagines in its head. This Pokémon is intelligent and understands human speech.
Sapphire Latios will only open its heart to a Trainer with a compassionate spirit. This Pokémon can fly faster than a jet plane by folding its forelegs to minimize air resistance.
Emerald Even in hiding, it can detect the locations of others and sense their emotions since it has telepathy. Its intelligence allows it to understand human languages.
FireRed It has a docile temperament and dislikes fighting. Tucking in its forelegs, it can fly faster than a jet plane.
LeafGreen
Generation IV
Diamond A highly intelligent Pokémon. By folding back its wings in flight, it can overtake jet planes.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It understands human speech and is highly intelligent. It is a tender Pokémon that dislikes fighting.
SoulSilver
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
One Roaming Hoenn (Ruby)
Southern Island (Sapphire)
Emerald
One Southern Island or roaming Hoenn
FireRed LeafGreen
None Trade
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Trade
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
One Roaming Kanto (SoulSilver)
Pewter City (requires Enigma Stone) (HeartGold)
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 Pokémon Emerald, the roaming Pokémon is chosen in a sequence immediately after the credits where, after hearing a television report, the player is asked the color of the Pokémon in it. If blue is selected Latios roams Hoenn and Latias is found at the island. If red is selected, Latios is found at the island and Latias roams Hoenn.

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Channel Cobalt Coast
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Randomly on the Ruby Field
Pokémon Trozei! Random Agent Cards
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Northern Range (25F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Spacial Rift (B5F)
Midnight Forest (B24F)*
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Shikulele Island
Talga's House

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Ruby Sapphire Soul Dew Soul Dew (100%)
Emerald*
Events* Soul Dew Soul Dew (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 80
140 - 187 270 - 364
Attack: 90
85 - 156 166 - 306
Defense: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Sp.Atk: 130
121 - 200 238 - 394
Sp.Def: 110
103 - 178 202 - 350
Speed: 110
103 - 178 202 - 350
Total: 600   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
4/5 ★★★★
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
5/5 ★★★★★
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
19/22 ★★★

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

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By tutoring

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|- style="background:#A27DFA" | 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.
|} |}

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS381.png PinRS381.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani381.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP381.png Body size: 2
Recruit rate: N/A%
Friend Area: Southern Island
Phrases
51%-100% HP Let the power of flight make your dreams come true!
26%-50% HP I'm not happy... Only half my HP is left.
1%-25% HP I've had it... What good am I without my speed?
Level up Leveled up! I'll make dreams come true!
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 Leveled up! I'll make dreams come true!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP381.png Body size: 2
Recruit rate: 0.1%
IQ group: D
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Psychic  Psychic Assist.png
( Psychic )
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

Latios
Does not evolve
Latios
 Dragon  Psychic 

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 381.png Spr 3e 381.png Spr 3r 381.png Spr b 3r 381.png
Spr 3r 381 s.png Spr 3e 381 s.png Spr 3r 381 s.png Spr b 3r 381 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 381.png Spr 4d 381.png Spr 4d 381.png Spr b 4d 381.png
Spr 4d 381 s.png Spr 4d 381 s.png Spr 4d 381 s.png Spr b 4d 381 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 381.png Spr 5b 381.png Spr b 5b 381.png
Spr 5b 381 s.png Spr 5b 381 s.png Spr b 5b 381 s.png
Latios For other sprites and images, please see Latios images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Latios and Latias were the first legendary Pokémon to have set genders, or even genders at all.
  • Latios is one of the few non-Flying-type Pokémon who can learn Fly. The others are Mew, Smeargle (by Sketch), Vibrava, Flygon, Latias, and Giratina.
  • Before Generation IV, Latios either resisted or was weak to every type classified as Special, taking no neutral hits from any. It shares this trait with Latias.
  • Latios shares the same species name with his female counterpart Latias. They are both known as the Eon Pokémon.
  • Latios is the only male-only legendary Pokémon.
  • While holding Soul Dew, Latios' maximum Special Attack becomes 591, higher than any other Pokémon.
  • Despite being legendary Pokémon, regular battle music is played when Latios and Latias are encountered. They share this trait with Shaymin and Cresselia.
  • The triangle-shaped ring on the chest of Latios has the same color as the main body of his female counterpart Latias.
    • This is also true for the shiny version of Latias, but not for Latios, whose shiny triangle is burnt orange, not gold.

Origin

Latios appears to be a cross between a jet plane and a dragon. Although it and Latias may also draw inspiration from the philosophy of Yin/Yang and psychology of id/superego.

Name origin

It is possible that Latios's name is based on the Latin word lateo, lie hidden. The -os suffix in its name indicates that it is male, while the -as in Latias indicates that it is female.

In other languages

Related articles

Notes

Super Smash Bros. series
Games: Super Smash Bros.Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U
Characters: PikachuJigglypuffMewtwoPichuPokémon Trainer (SquirtleIvysaurCharizard) • LucarioGreninja
Stages: Saffron CityPokémon StadiumPoké FloatsPokémon Stadium 2Spear Pillar
Prism TowerUnova Pokémon LeagueKalos Pokémon League
Poké Ball: AbomasnowArceusArticunoBeedrillBellossomBlastoiseBonslyCelebiChansey
CharizardChespinChikoritaClefairyCyndaquilDarkraiDedenneDeoxysElectrode
EnteiEeveeFennekinFletchlingGardevoirGenesectGiratinaGogoatGoldeenGroudon
GulpinHitmonleeHo-OhInkayJirachiKeldeoKoffingKyogreKyuremLatias and Latios
LugiaManaphyMarillMeloettaMeowthMewMetagrossMoltresMunchlaxOnix
OshawottPalkiaPiplupPorygon2RaikouScizorSnivySnorlaxSpewpaStaryu
StarmieSuicuneSwirlixTogepiTorchicUnownVenusaurVictini
WeavileWeezingWobbuffetXerneasZapdosZoroark
Stickers & Trophies: Melee Trophy listBrawl Sticker listBrawl Trophy list
Misc: The Subspace EmissaryMy MusicFinal SmashPokémon ChangeBrawl cameos
Kanto: ArticunoZapdosMoltresMewtwoMew
Johto: RaikouEnteiSuicuneLugiaHo-OhCelebi
Hoenn: RegirockRegiceRegisteelLatiasLatios
KyogreGroudonRayquazaJirachiDeoxys
Sinnoh: UxieMespritAzelfDialgaPalkiaHeatranRegigigas
GiratinaCresseliaPhione*ManaphyDarkraiShayminArceus
Unova: VictiniCobalionTerrakionVirizionTornadusThundurus
ReshiramZekromLandorusKyuremKeldeoMeloettaGenesect
Kalos: XerneasYveltalZygardeDiancieHoopaVolcanion
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