Can Latios fill in well on a Sun team?

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User Info: RPGman1

RPGman1
4 years ago#1
I'm currently trying to get a Timid 31 speed IV Latios. (It happened once, but the Sp. Atk was only about 12.)

This is horrifically boring, so I figured that I'd take a break to ask if Latios can fill out a space effectively on a Sun team for coverage sake.
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User Info: brStalker

brStalker
4 years ago#2
Considering he covers most fire-type pokemon's Ground and Water weaknesses, and Grass pokemon's Fire weakness, I'd say yes, he can find good synergy with Sun teams with plenty opportunities to switch in and make some mess.
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User Info: HydroDragon

HydroDragon
4 years ago#3
Without Hidden Power Fire, not really because his main coverage move is Surf which will be extremely weak in the sun. You could try Thunderbolt instead of Surf but it's not as effective.

You could try a choice specs set with Draco Meteor/Thunderbolt/Psyshock/Dragon Pulse but Thunderbolt only provides neutral coverage on steels (barring Skarmory) while Surf or Hidden Power Fire hit some important ones like Heatran, Ferrothorn, Forretress, Jirachi, Scizor and Metagross super effectively.
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User Info: wutzgood

wutzgood
4 years ago#4
Latios can fit on almost any team well.
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User Info: wind64a

wind64a
4 years ago#5
HydroDragon posted...
Without Hidden Power Fire, not really because his main coverage move is Surf which will be extremely weak in the sun. You could try Thunderbolt instead of Surf but it's not as effective.

You could try a choice specs set with Draco Meteor/Thunderbolt/Psyshock/Dragon Pulse but Thunderbolt only provides neutral coverage on steels (barring Skarmory) while Surf or Hidden Power Fire hit some important ones like Heatran, Ferrothorn, Forretress, Jirachi, Scizor and Metagross super effectively.


Only a Pokemon with Mold Breaker or an equivalent ability can hit Heatran with a Fire Type move and hope for it to work.
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User Info: tadashii18

tadashii18
4 years ago#6
HP Fire will only activate Heatran's Flash Fire ability
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User Info: phoenixflame95

phoenixflame95
4 years ago#7
I would say not so much because Latios often carry both Surf and Hidden Power for excellent coverage alongside its Dragon move, and Surf's power gets halved in the sun. You could use a different special move in place of it though I suppose. Nothing really hits the aforementioned Heatran quite like Surf though.

User Info: Darth_Kamcio

Darth_Kamcio
4 years ago#8
*Uses Latios with Draco Meteor, Thunderbolt, HP fire and Calm Mind*

...you were saying?
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User Info: Catcher_Freeman

Catcher_Freeman
4 years ago#9
From: Darth_Kamcio | #008
Calm Mind


Might as well be using Latias, as she's better at that.

And why would you use Calm Mind and Draco Meteor together?

User Info: SerperiorThanU

SerperiorThanU
4 years ago#10
Latias is better
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