The PokéCommunity Forums  

Go Back   The PokéCommunity Forums > Pokémon Gaming > Advance Generation
Sign Up Rules/FAQ Live Battle Blogs Mark Forums Read


Advance Generation The hallmark of sprite-based Pokémon gaming, Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald set you off on an adventure in the watery Hoenn region with tons of diverse Pokémon to discover. Fans of Kanto can reexplore their favorite region in FireRed and LeafGreen. Here you'll find other fans who enjoy talking about the Pokémon, strategy, and techniques to master this generation.

View Poll Results: Latias or Latios?
Latias 29 52.73%
Latios 26 47.27%
Voters: 55. You may not vote on this poll

Click here to go to the first staff post in this thread.  
Thread Tools
Old April 7th, 2014, 12:42 PM
xxReshiramxx's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2012
Gender: Female
Nature: Gentle
Like the title says who do you prefer out of these two dragons? As much as I like theme both I'd have to say I like Latias because she helped me a lot in battles with her great defensive stats.
Reply With Quote
Old April 7th, 2014, 01:13 PM
Calamity's Avatar
Just for the love of the game.
Join Date: Aug 2010
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Nature: Relaxed
Latios 'cos Luster Purge is one of the most badass sounding moves in the game.
Reply With Quote
Old April 7th, 2014, 01:27 PM
Tlachtli's Avatar
Crit happens.
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Faraway place
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Nature: Modest
Definitely Latios. Holding the Soul Dew boosts his Sp. Atk up to 195(!) and makes STABed Psychic and Dragon Pulse hit like freight trains.
Pokemon Sigma Σmerald:

A Gen 3 remake de-make, (soon to be) featuring many Gen VI mechanics
Reply With Quote
Old April 7th, 2014, 01:31 PM
Peitharchia's Avatar
& got to keep looking
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: New York, USA
I like Latios, as its design looks more fierce in comparison, in my opinion. Competitively, I'd say Latias. :]
for all distractions.
Reply With Quote
Old April 8th, 2014, 12:12 AM
Zorogami's Avatar
Community Supporter
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Madrid/Spain
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Nature: Relaxed
Send a message via Skype™ to Zorogami
I picked Latios purely for design. Ive never used either one, but Latios looks more menacing

~ Anything for my Nakama ~
Reply With Quote
Old April 8th, 2014, 01:47 AM
Fernbutter's Avatar
Murder is the way.
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: The depths of the internet
Gender: Male
Nature: Calm
Send a message via Skype™ to Fernbutter
Latios, he just looked really cool, and the High Special stat, geez with dragon pulse. It's like a mini nuclear explosion.

There should be a signature here somewhere.
I wonder where it's gone.
Reply With Quote
Old April 8th, 2014, 02:56 AM
Dark Sneasel's Avatar
Dark Sneasel
dem Verdanturf flowers are sexy
Community Supporter
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Miami, FL
Age: 14
Gender: Male
Nature: Hasty
Latios because of his offensive stats but I don't use any of them anyways. I would use a master ball if I saw either one though.
Pokémon Fluorite Version (Beta 2 Released)

Join, a new ROM hacking community! Click on the image for more!
Reply With Quote
Old April 8th, 2014, 03:19 AM
Talli's Avatar
Prince of the Ninja tribe
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Dragontopia island
Age: 22
Gender: Female
Nature: Naughty
Latios because he is stronger than Latias
Reply With Quote
Old April 8th, 2014, 04:47 AM
Pendraflare's Avatar
I'm definitely in my zone.
Community Supporter
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Pennsylvania
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Nature: Quiet
Send a message via Skype™ to Pendraflare
I always found Latios cooler personally, in terms of design and usability. Luster Purge is cool and i'm one for cooler Pokémon than cuter ones.
Marriland | Lake Valor | Twitter | Pair
Wedlocke Challenge | Anime Style Challenge | Generation V Fan Club
Reply With Quote
Old April 8th, 2014, 05:44 AM
Apollo's Avatar
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Lilycove City
Gender: Male
Nature: Hasty
Latios because he's blue is pretty much cooler in general; his appearance and his strength. However, Latias is also pretty cool.
Reply With Quote
Old April 8th, 2014, 06:44 AM
The Black Rose Of Pallet Town
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Ljubljana
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Nature: Calm
Originally Posted by Zorogami View Post
I picked Latios purely for design. Ive never used either one, but Latios looks more menacing
Exactly ! It's like you've read my thoughts.
Retreating to the dark and reappearing like a Gengar
Reply With Quote
Old April 10th, 2014, 11:37 AM
Tetra's Avatar
Community Supporter
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: England, UK
Gender: Male
Nature: Quiet
Latias. Although it doesn't look that better then Latios I still find it's stats to be more better. Especially it's defence. This thing could take hits, and there was the Soul Dew as a bonus! I ended up making it a main member of my party, and it was the first I levelled up to 100. :)
Reply With Quote
Old April 10th, 2014, 11:51 AM
Tao Dragon's Avatar
Tao Dragon
Join Date: Mar 2014
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Nature: Lonely
I've made that decison 9 years ago when Emerald came out. I picked Latios because in Sapphire the defult eon dragon was Latias.
3DS Friend Code: 4012 - 4565 - 2182
3DS IGN: Raymond
Pokemon X IGN: Calem
Vivillon: Archipelago
Friend Safari Type:
Friend Safari Pokemon: Pumpkaboo, Dusclops, Lampent
Reply With Quote
Old April 12th, 2014, 12:33 AM
Brendino's Avatar
Oh good grief.
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Colombie-Britannique
Age: 22
Nature: Quiet
Even though Latios is a more offensively-minded Pokemon (which I usually prefer), I've always preferred Latias of the two. I like it's design more than that of Latios, and it being the accessible one in Sapphire probably swayed my preference, too.
Moderator of Pokémon General

(reduced activity through december, poke me if you need me)
Reply With Quote
Old April 12th, 2014, 01:34 PM
Sydian's Avatar
there it is
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Alabama
Age: 22
Gender: Female
Nature: Timid
I love Latios! Mainly because of his shiny. I finally got not one, but two shiny Latios in X. I love them both eeeee. <3 Latias is great too and I used to like her more when I first got the games (because I had Sapphire), but shiny Latios changed my mind. I can honestly say I've never started liking a Pokemon more because of its shiny coloration until I saw Latios'. lol What a weird way to like something.

Play the game to change the game
Reply With Quote
Old April 12th, 2014, 08:45 PM
Radioactive's Avatar
I'm a really good boy
Community Supporter
Join Date: Apr 2014
Latias is my favorite because she's so pretty and her shiny is gold. I don't really use the Lati duo for competitive anything, and she looks prettier to me, so yeah. :P
Reply With Quote
Old April 13th, 2014, 07:27 AM
Now stand up and begin
Community Supporter
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Panic Station
Age: 20
I love both Lati@s, but in the 3rd generation Latios was always my favourite - I thought the t.v. thing was picking Kyogre/Groudon, so Latios was the first one I encountered, randomly one time (I had no idea it existed) and I became obsessed with catching it - my first one was also my first pokémon to reach lv. 100.
Reply With Quote
Old April 17th, 2014, 11:23 AM
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: no
Nature: Lonely
by the time i had the chance to pick between the two... i didnt know about their stats, so i blissfully picked latias... latios looks grumpy~
Reply With Quote
Old April 18th, 2014, 07:02 AM
AmourPearlShipper's Avatar
If we're feeling thirsty, it's vodka for all!
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: In your trash can
Gender: Male
I prefer Latios because he's bigger and better competitively. His STAB Draco Meteor is one of the main reasons many people ran Jirachi on their team in BW.

I still like Latias, though.
"Billy Mays here with a limited time offer; our brand new product for the RU tier. Combining the incredible defensive capabilities of the Steel-type and Eviolite, Metang will make a splash hit for all those watching at home. For just the cost of one teamslot, you can get your own Metang today, as well a beautiful Eviolite stone that can be used as a gift, or a Cell Battery to make sure your Metang doesn't run out of juice! But that's not all! Call now and we will add an extra Stealth Rock to your order! This decorative piece is perfect for filling your Stealth Rock needs! Use it wisely though, because setting up Stealth Rock turns Metang from nearly worthless to completely worthless for the rest of the match. Thankfully, Metang comes with a built-in self-destruct button that allows it to make the most of its short battery life. Get yours today for not three teamslots, not even two--call now and get our limited edition Metang at the price of only a single teamslot! You will not get this offer anywhere else, or you get your money back guaranteed! Results may vary.

<TLCNU> Escavalier literally is 2HKOed by Stoutland Fire Fang, Metang was undoubtedly the much better choice."
SuperSkarmory | Serebii
Reply With Quote
Old April 18th, 2014, 07:46 AM
Aquali Umiko's Avatar
Aquali Umiko
Roaring back with a vengeance!
Join Date: Apr 2013
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Nature: Sassy
I like Latios more, but I caught Latias unfortunately. :/ I know that's a terrible thing to say, and I feel awful even typing it, but I do use her from time to time.
SICK-AH-NING, hunty.
Reply With Quote
Old April 18th, 2014, 07:47 AM
DgStAmInA's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2014
Gender: Male
Nature: Relaxed
Definitely Latias, when I saw it in the Anime I immediately fell in love with it
Reply With Quote
Old April 18th, 2014, 11:41 AM
Captain Barnacle
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Where you least expect me to be
Gender: Male
Latios since he's the only one of the two I've used.
Reply With Quote
Old April 19th, 2014, 10:34 PM
Yukari Yakumo's Avatar
Yukari Yakumo
rosalina pls nerf
Community Supporter
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Sydney, Australia
Age: 16
Gender: Female
Nature: Jolly
Send a message via Skype™ to Yukari Yakumo
Latias. She's so adorable <33 and I like how defensive she can be! You can blame the 5th Pokemon movie for my love for Latias.

Soul Dew + max EVs in Sp.Def Latias, and not even Draco Meteor from Specs Latios would OHKO.

Don't get me wrong, they're both really good, but Latias gets the pick.
vm | pm
fc | fs
Reply With Quote
Old April 19th, 2014, 10:39 PM
DraconianWing's Avatar
Ω We fly Sky-High Ω
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Meteor Falls
Age: 15
Gender: Male
Nature: Relaxed
Both are good, though I prefer Latios' high special attack power over Latias' defense-focused stats.

"I go fast. Not because I want to, but because no one else will..." -Mega Salamence by Dragonith
Reply With Quote
Old April 20th, 2014, 05:32 AM
I am legend
Join Date: Feb 2013
Send a message via Skype™ to Elaitenstile
I prefer Latias, because I spent three days chasing after her using my trusty Pokédex locator and used a tough Crobat's Mean Look to trap her. It was only after that did I realize Latias was in fact a Psychic type and thus had to depend on luck and a LOT of Hyper Potions to catch her, with the use of over 30 Ultra Balls. I'll never forget that.

As for Latios, I used the Master Ball straightaway, haha. Don't have any fun memories, though.
Reply With Quote
Quick Reply

Sponsored Links
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Minimum Characters Per Post: 25

All times are UTC -8. The time now is 06:21 PM.

Style by Nymphadora, artwork by Sa-Dui.
Like our Facebook Page Follow us on Twitter © 2002 - 2014 The PokéCommunity™,
Pokémon characters and images belong to The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo. This website is in no way affiliated with or endorsed by Nintendo, Creatures, GAMEFREAK, The Pokémon Company or The Pokémon Company International. We just love Pokémon.
All forum styles, their images (unless noted otherwise) and site designs are © 2002 - 2014 The PokéCommunity / Poké
PokéCommunity™ is a trademark of The PokéCommunity. All rights reserved. Sponsor advertisements do not imply our endorsement of that product or service. User generated content remains the property of its creator.