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Rating: 3.10

Date Reviewed: 04.04.08

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale.
1 being the worst.  3 ... average.  
5 is the highest rating.


# 334.
Type: Dragon / Flying.
Ability: Narutal cure.
Locations: Sky pillar (Ruby / Sapphire / Emerald), Snag from Cipher Admin Lovrina (XD).
Base stats:
HP: 75
Attack: 70
Defense: 90
Special attack: 70
Special defense: 105
Speed: 80

Hi everyone. Welcome to another Pokémon of the Week. Today we’re reviewing Altaria, the humming Pokémon.

Altaria’s stats are not the best as we can see, but it is decent enough for a couple sets. Its special defense is its best stat so if you are going for a sweeper you need to boost your stats a little bit; its move pool is also decent enough.

Natural cure is perfect for a defensive /switching Pokémon, you have your status affection healed when you withdraw Altaria.

So, the move combinations for today are…

Nature: Modest (+ Special attack, - Attack), Timid (+Speed, - Attack).
Equip: Quick claw.
EV´s: 252 Defense, 129 Special attack, 129 Speed.
- Toxic
- Protect
- Haze
- Dragon pulse

You will use this set when facing boosted Pokémon. Use Haze, toxic and protect to raise your chances of surviving by forcing a switch. Dragon pulse is used for extra damage.

Nature: Jolly (+ Speed, - Special attack).
Equip: Yache berry.
EV´s: 252 HP, 129 Attack, 129 Speed.
- Dragon dance
- Dragon claw
- Aerial ace
- Sing / Roost

Put your foe to sleep and then boost your stats. Or sweep until you need some HP and use roost, both strategies are effective if you try to extend your life as much as you can.

When should I use this Pokémon?
There are other strategies as sunnybeamer Altaria, but I’d say these are probably the most useful sets if you are going competitive.

What should I use against this Pokémon?
You want to use strong ice / rock attacks, but not special attacks as its special defense probably won’t let you OHKO it. So a strong Rhyperior with Rock slide and/or Avalanche will be great against Altaria. Just remember it’s not a very dangerous Pokémon until it has dragon danced a couple times so feel free to attack at will.

Bottom line:
I’ve been busy this week and I still have some e-mails to answer. I apologize as I’m already finding the way to apply a lot of your suggestions to next reviews. I’ll try to bring a more detailed, easier to understand review as soon as I can finish building its basic structure. Meanwhile I ask you to be a little patient; I’ll be ready soon-ish.


Hope you enjoyed.


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