/ Ability: Levitate 80/90/80/130/110/110 Weak to: 2x Bug, Ghost, Ice, Dragon, Dark Resistances: 1/2x Fighting, Fire, Water, Grass, Electric, Psychic Pretty good stats. Neutrality to Stealth Rock and immunity to spikes as well. His hp and defense while not amazing will let him live a physical hit or two. Pursuit weakness and U-turn weakness are never good. His special defense however is pretty good. Great resistances. Resisting Fire, Fight, and Ground(immune) is limited to few. His weaknesses are pretty balanced out physically and specially but seem to lean towards the physical side. His resistances are more special. Let's talk about offense. Offensively he's got a while usable pretty gimmicky base 90 attack. He boasts specially with a base 130 special attack. His move pool is a bit limited in the sense that he's probably going to need Hidden Power but he's got Draco Meteor. Ah yes, 210 bp move and only one resist. Off base 130 special attack it's gonna hurt, regardless. Then he can use hit and run tactics assuming there is no Pursuit. Base 110 speed is pretty nice too. He'll rest at 359 special attack/350 speed if Timid. Spoiler (notable)Special Movepool: Draco Meteor, Dragon Pulse, Energy Ball, Grass Knot, Ice Beam, Psychic, Psycho Shock, Surf, Thunderbolt He's generally going to play hit and run. Come in, Draco Meteor it up, get the fuck out. Pursuit stops this of course but not everyone runs Pursuit. Speaking of which is there a Pursuiter besides Tyranitar who can switch in on Draco Meteor without getting demolished? Latias and Salamence were banned in gen 4 for over centralizing the metagame. Which in turn created a domino effect(when they weren't banned). Lots of dragons means lots of steels to try to take the said dragons moves. Even at 1/2x it hurts, and a great deal of the dragons have ground/fire moves([email protected] doesn't). It also lowers variety, and makes Stealth Rock and things like Scizor mandatory so you can hope to revenge them. That last bit at the end makes them sound unstopable, which they are not. They just come in hit hard and run away unless you take in account Pursuit. Sandstorm will wear Latios down because he's just not gonna be using leftovers. Stealth Rock will add up after a while but not like it did so immediately for Mence. I would run damage calcs but I can't get slippjeans working :/. 3 downloads of excel 2007 and the 2003 version is fucked. Discuss what you think about Latios. I don't think we need to wait until the final days of this generation to ban it like they did with Latias and Mence. This is also about Latios, not Latias, or Salamence.