Latios is a dual type Dragon and Psychic Legendary Pokemon introduced in Generation III. It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokemon. It can Mega Evolve into Mega Latios using the Latiosite. It is a member of the eon duo of Hoenn along with Latias. Take a look below for 27 awesome and interesting facts about Latios.
1. Latios is a Pokemon with a bird-like body stylized after a plane.
2. Its body flows slowly into a thick neck, giving it a bulky appearance.
3. It has no legs, usually floating instead.
4. Most of its body is blue, with white areas near its arms and a white stripe on its back that extend up to its head.
5. Jet-plane wings sit on top of its back, while two tall, jagged fins point behind it from its rear.
6. A red triangle marks the center of its chest, while a blue mask partially covers its face.
7. Long, ear-like fins extend from its jaws to over its head, and its eyes are red.
8. It has three-fingered arms with a blue covering on the outer side of the lower arms.
9. Latios is a male only species, with Latias being its female counterpart.
10. As Mega Latios, the blue parts of its body change to purple. Horns grow from the side of its head and run along its jaw. It loses the wings on its back and similar but larger wings attach to its lower arms, normally held in a level position. Triangle shapes now mark the forward point of its wings instead if its chest.
11. Latios can fly faster than a jet by tucking in its arms.
12. In the fifth movie, Latios had the ability “Sight Sharing” which allowed Latias and people around it to see exactly what Latios was seeing.
13. Oakley also mentioned that it can shape-shift.
14. It prefers compassionate Trainers, to whom it opens its heart.
15. It uses telepathy to detect locations and the emotions of others, and can understand human speech.
16. It lives by the water’s edge.
17. Latios is the only known Pokémon capable of learning Luster Purge.
18. Latios shares its category with Latias. They are both known as the Eon Pokémon.
19. Latios appears to be a cross between a jet plane and a dragon. It and Latias may also draw inspiration from the philosophy of yin and yang. In addition, they may be based upon the aeons in Gnosticism, being that certain aeons are immaterial beings of concepts existing in pairs of males and females emanated from God and one another; also, their category is “Eon”. Latias and Latios are also based on birds, and due to Latias’s shared origin with Blaziken, they could be based on junglefowl.
20. Latios may derive from latere (Latin for “to lie hidden”). Os as a suffix may have been added to make it sound more masculine, opposite the more feminine-sounding as in Latias.
21. Latios debuted in Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias. Annie and Oakley captured Latios and used him to power the Defense Mechanism of Alto Mare, along with the stolen Soul Dew. Latios ended up sacrificing himself to save Alto Mare from an enormous tidal wave.
23. A Latios appeared in The Semi-Final Frontier!, under the ownership of Tobias. He used it during his Full Battle against Ash in the semifinals of the Lily of the Valley Conference. The Eon Pokémon defeated Sceptile and Swellow, but was defeated by Pikachu, who was knocked out at the same time.
24. A Latios capable of Mega Evolving appeared in Hoopa and the Clash of Ages, being summoned alongside Latias and a Shiny Rayquaza by Hoopa to protect it from the shadow Hoopa Unbound. The trio protected Hoopa from the shadow Hoopa and its reinforcements, Primal Groudon, Primal Kyogre, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, and Kyurem, in Dahara City. Eventually, the battle ended after the shadow Hoopa was sealed in a Prison Bottle, and Latios departed alongside Latias for their home.
25. A Latios made a brief cameo appearance in the opening sequence of Jirachi: Wish Maker, where he was seen soaring through Alto Mare alongside Latios.
26. A Latios made a cameo appearance in the opening sequence of The Rise of Darkrai, where he was seen soaring across the sky alongside Latias.
27. A Latios appeared in Pokémon Ranger: Guardians Signs (Part 1), where the Pokémon Pinchers were pursuing him.