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These two dragons are legends that you can encounter in R/S/E as roaming Pokemon on lv.45. In Sapphire, you encounter Latias, whereas in Ruby, you encounter Latios. Which of the two did you prefer? How long did it take you to capture them? Additionally, which of the two did you select in Emerald after defeating the Elite Four?
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Old May 23rd, 2017 (4:44 PM).
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    I personally preferred Latias. I can't deny that I prefer simpy because I grew up with Sapphire though.
    Growing up, I never caught it, heh. I found it maybe twice throughout my original file? It was so elusive to me, so I thought it was just the coolest thing.

    Erm... I think you can get them both in Emerald? It's been a long time since I've really played my copy of Emerald, so I can't really be too sure...
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    Old May 25th, 2017 (10:43 AM).
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    I prefer Latias tbh, I just think it's cute and I prefer its design
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      I know I'm not really expressing any judgments, but...
      I would find it interesting if two sibling trainers took them both in a double battle during some sort of event...
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      Latias because it's red and that's enough for me. Saved the Masterball for it.
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      Old May 25th, 2017 (2:40 PM).
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        Dang..hard one.

        I'd say I prefer Latias, I don't know why. I'm usually all for tough looking Pokemon over the conventionally cute ones, but Latias just has this appeal over it that I can't explain.
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          I like Latios way more than Latias. Latios is the stronger of the two, plus it's blue.
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          Boo, never could catch the buggers. I prefer Latios, though.
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          I initially liked Latios better because it's blue, but over time I learned to love Latias as well especially with having the cuter eyes of the two. I now put them as equal faves since they both have good qualities.
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            I checked the statistics, and apparently Latios is stronger in attack
            but Latias is more durable.
            I suppose they're meant to complete each other.
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            When I was younger, I preferred Latias purely because I got Sapphire first of the two games. But over the years, I started preferring Latios literally only because of his shiny color, haha. I really love that seafoam green... That's such a stupid reason to prefer one over the other, but god. It's so pretty okay.
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              Old June 26th, 2017 (2:43 AM).
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                I always preferred Latias because it's red, but nowadays I like Latios more because it feels like a better Pokémon stat-wise...
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                  I prefer Latios because i'm personally like blue color and it;s appearance look strong too
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                    I really cannot choose between the two.
                    To me they're the best duo Pokémon there are but to pick one above another...
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                    I prefer Latios because it's more offensive and still has an average Def stat and an an above average Sp Def stat.
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                    Old September 29th, 2017 (4:18 PM). Edited September 29th, 2017 by pixelani.
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                      I always absolutely loved Latias, and she's still one of my favorite Pokemon - maybe even my #1!

                      Part of that preference is aesthetic, as I love her design and her red and white color scheme. Another part of my preference is probably owed to the fact that I played Sapphire before Ruby, and thus whichever Eon I encountered first would take precedence. Like the third generation as a whole, the Eons to me represent exploration and the vastness of the world, which I love - Latias seems to represent it more for me solely because I saw her first.

                      Another facet to that, though, is using them; what Latias lacks in offensive capability she makes up for in diversity of abilities. To use her properly, you have to really think about how you're using her moves and capabilities and how she fits on a team. Her lack of offensive raw power means that using her requires a more intellectual and nuanced approach, and I kind of like that.

                      Catching each was always a challenge, but I did it, and I made sure to choose Latias in Emerald most of the time.
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                        I can't choose between Latios and Latias. Its a win-win situation! Latios is the dragon twin I usually get, but it doesn't matter which one it is- I know I will be happy. Watching the Pokemon 5th movie 4 or 5 times makes me really care about both of them as characters, sweet, whimsical Latias and courageous, serious Latios.

                        Latios was a piece of cake in the original Hoenn games because I had saved my master ball just for him! However, Soul Silver proved very hard because my master ball had long been used on the legendary dogs by the time you can encounter Latios. To complicate the situation further I ran into Latios taken completely off gaurd as I was surfing back from capturing Articuno. I was low on pokeballs, my team level was to high for Latios and moves geared towards whittling down the health of a stationary legendary, rather than trapping a roamer. My HM slave, a dewgong with whirlpool was able to save the day :)
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                          Personally, I would have to go with Latios. This is because even though that Latias has Sp Def and may survive longer. But Latios does have higher Sp Atk and loving the move called Luster Purge. Plus I love its design.
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                            I like Latios way more than Latias. Latios is the stronger of the two, plus it's blue.
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                            Old February 10th, 2018 (8:36 AM). Edited February 10th, 2018 by Who.
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                              Both are good, but I don't really prefer one over the other. They're the same design but slightly varied so it's hard to decide.
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                              I love both so it is hard to pick one over the other for me... but if I had to, I would go with Latios simply because I like the color blue a bit more than red. I also used Latios more than Latias in my games.

                              They always take forever to capture for me though >.>
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                              Over the years I've learned to just love both of them. At one point I loved Latios more and at another point I loved Latias more and now they're pretty balanced. I don't remember any times I actually caught Latias, though, so most of my love for her comes from her design and the Movie, I suppose.

                              Latios on the other hand I actually have a soft spot for because when I first played Ruby I caught Latios with the first ball I threw - a Premier Ball. It was certainly a highlight for me when that happened.
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                              I remember how massively excited I was to catch these two....they're adorable. Saved my Master Ball specifically for them. I chose Latias and friend chose Latios, way back then I preferred Latios a bit more but lately I love Latias so very much since she is just that innocent and precious lol. Especially in the movies. Going forward I'll probably keep choosing Latias. * *
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