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The best moveset for Altaria in Pokémon Go

What are the best attacks for Altaria?
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Altaria is an incredible Pokémon that you can use in the Pokémon Go Battle League, and we highly recommend them. Not only do their stats make them powerful, but the attacks they have available to it make them a standout option. But you want to make sure that you teach them the correct moves. In this guide, we cover the best moveset to teach Altaria in Pokémon Go.

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Altaria is a Dragon and Flying-type Pokémon. It’s going to be weak against Dragon, Fairy, Ice, and Rock-type moves, but it’s resistant against Bug, Fighting, Fire, Grass, Ground, and Water-type attacks. Because of its lower CP, we highly recommend you use this Pokémon in the Great League, but players have been known to use it in the Ultra League, especially if you can give it XL candy.

These are all of the moves Altaria can learn.

Fast moves

  • Dragon Breath (Dragon-type) – 4 damage and 3 energy per turn (4 damage per turn) – 1 turn
  • Peck (Flying-type) – 6 damage and 2.5 energy per turn (3 damage per turn) – 2 turns

Charged moves

  • Dazzling Gleam (Fairy-type) – 110 damage and 70 energy
  • Dragon Pulse (Dragon-type) – 90 (108) damage and 60 energy
  • Moonblast (Fairy-type) – 110 damage and 60 energy (10% chance to lower an opponent’s attack by one rank)
  • Sky Attack (Flying-type) – 75 damage and 45 energy

Altaria does not have too many fast moves, but of the two choices, you want to go with dragon breath. It’s a strong Dragon-type move that Altaria can use pretty often, and it offers a decent amount of energy for its charged moves.

The charged moves are where Altaria really shines, and becomes a dangerous combatant. Of the options available to you, we recommend you go with sky attack and moonblast. Moonblast is a great Fairy-type move to use against other Dragon-type Pokémon, and it’s also good against Dark and Fighting-types. Sky attack is another good choice, being used primarily against Bug, Fighting, and Grass-types.

The best moveset to teach Altaria in Pokémon Go is the fast move dragon breath, followed by the charged moves sky attack and moonblast.


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Zack Palm is the Senior Writer of Gamepur and has spent over five years covering video games, and earned a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Oregon State University. He spends his free time biking, running tabletop campaigns, and listening to heavy metal. His primary game beats are Pokémon Go, Destiny 2, Final Fantasy XIV, and any newly released title, and he finds it difficult to pull away from any Star Wars game.