Best moveset for Latios in Pokémon Go

What are the best moves for it to learn?

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You can have a great Pokémon in your roster, but if you don’t teach it the correct moveset, it’s pretty easy for it to fail. Pokémon Go can force players to lean into a particular style of battling, and if you’re interested in getting into the Master League, you want to have a variety of Pokémon at the ready. Latios is a good Pokémon to use in the Master League. Here’s the best moveset that you can use to make sure it’s useful on your team.

Latios is a Dragon and Psychic-type Pokémon. It’s weak to Bug, Dark, Dragon, Fairy, Ghost, and Ice-type moves, but it’s resistant to Electric, Fighting, Fire, Grass, Psychic, and Water-type attacks. For PvP it has a maximum CP of 3,812, an attack of 223, a defense of 179, and a stamina of 162. For PvE it has an attack of 4,310, an attack of 268, a defense of 212, and a stamina of 190.

Here are all of the moves Latios can learn.

Fast moves

  • Dragon breath (Dragon-type) – 4 damage and 3 energy (4 damage per turn)
  • Zen Headbutt (Psychic-type) – 8 damage and 2 energy (2.6 damage per turn)

Charged moves

  • Dragon Claw (Dragon-type) – 50 damage and 35 energy
  • Psychic (Psychic-type) – 90 damage and 55 energy (10% chance to lower an opponent’s defenses by one rank)
  • Solar Beam (Grass-type) – 150 damage and 80 energy

When you consider picking a fast move, you want to look at the damage and energy generation the move provides. Of the two choices Latios has, you want to go with dragon breath. It’s a faster move than zen headbutt, and it provides more energy each time you use it. The more energy you have, the more times you can use Latios’ charged moves.

To maximize your PvP potential for a Pokémon, you want to grab two of them, and of the choices for Latios, dragon claw and psychic are your best options. Solar beam does a lot of damage, but it costs so much energy. It’s not worth your time trying to charge it up every time you want to use a charged move with Latios. Dragon claw and psychic are far better choices, and you’ll be doing more damage overall.

Latios is one of the better Pokémon you can take with you into the Master League. It has a great moveset, and decent stats to keep it alive. It does have slightly lower health what you want, but it’s still a solid option for you to consider when you’re building a team. Make sure it learns dragon breath for its fast move, and then dragon claw and psychic for its charged moves.