Latias 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 Latias using the Latiasite. It is a member of the eon duo of Hoenn along with Latios. Take a look below for 27 fun and fascinating facts about Latias.
1. Latias is a Pokemon with a bird like body stylized after a plane.
2. Its long neck stretches forward from its squat body.
3. It has no legs, usually floating instead.
4. The rear half of its body is largely red and the upper half white, with jet-plane wings high on its rear and fins on the bottom near its tail.
5. A blue triangle marks the center of its chest, while a red mask partially covers its face.
6. Ear-like fins sit on top of its head and its eyes are yellow.
7. It has short, three-fingered arms with a red covering on the outer side of the lower arms.
8. Latias is a female only species, with Latios being its male counterpart.
9. As Mega Latias, the red 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 of its chest.
10. Latias ruffles its feathers and cries loudly when there is hostility toward it.
11. Its glass-like, downy feathers can enfold its body and refract light, which allows it to become invisible or alter its appearance.
12. It can also use its down to use its signature move, Mist Ball.
13. It is highly intelligent and can understand human speech.
14. It is capable of using telepathy to communicate with others.
15. In the fifth movie, Latias had the ability “Sight Sharing”, which allowed Latias and people around it to see exactly what Latios was seeing.
16. It normally does not make contact with humans or other Pokémon, and disappears when an enemy is nearby.
17. It forms herds with several members, and is usually found near water.
18. Latias shares its category with Latios. They are both known as the Eon Pokémon.
19. A pre-alpha sketch depicts an unused Pokémon or alternative form of Latias with the traits of both a Latias and a Blaziken.
21. Latias appears to be a cross between a jet plane and a dragon. It and Latios 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”. Latios and Latias are also based on birds, and due to Latias’s shared origin with Blaziken, they could be based on junglefowl.
22. Latias may derive from latere (Latin for “to lie hidden”). As as a suffix may have been added to make it sound more feminine, opposite the more masculine-sounding os in Latios.
23. Latias debuted in Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias. She and her brother Latios were the targets of Annie and Oakley. Latias assisted Ash in the mission to save Latios.
24. A Latias appeared in Pikachu’s Ocean Adventure, where she and Latios used their powers to help Pikachu, Meowth, and the other Pokémon search for the legendary “Wailord’s Tear” that was said to be beneath the ocean.
25. A Latias appeared in DPS02, under the ownership of a Nurse Joy from the Pokémon Inspection Agency. She was used against Forrest’s Rhyperior in a battle to test Forrest’s capabilities as the potential Leader of the Pewter Gym, and won.
26. A Latias capable of Mega Evolving appeared in Hoopa and the Clash of Ages, being summoned alongside Latios 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 Latias departed alongside Latios for their home.
27. A Latias made a brief cameo appearance in the opening sequence of Jirachi: Wish Maker, where she was seen soaring through Alto Mare alongside Latios.