Altaria (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Altaria (disambiguation).
Altaria
Humming Pokémon
チルタリス
Tyltalis
#334
Altaria
Altaria
Mega Altaria
Mega Altaria



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Types
Dragon Flying
Altaria
Dragon Fairy
Mega Altaria
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Natural Cure
Altaria
Cacophony
Mega Altaria
Cacophony
Cloud Nine
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Pixilate
Mega Altaria
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Flying and Dragon
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
3'07" 1.1 m
Altaria
4'11" 1.5 m
Mega Altaria
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
45.4 lbs. 20.6 kg
Altaria
45.4 lbs. 20.6 kg
Mega Altaria
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
Altarianite‎ [[|]]
Base experience yield
188
Gen. III-IV
Unknown
IV
172
V+
Leveling rate
Erratic
EV yield
Total: 2
Altaria
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HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
2
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Mega Altaria
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body09.png
Footprint
F334.png None.png
Mega Altaria
Pokédex color
Blue
Base friendship
70
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Altaria (Japanese: チルタリス Tyltalis) is a dual-type Dragon/Flying Pokémon introduced in Generation III.

It evolves from Swablu starting at level 35.

Altaria can Mega Evolve into Mega Altaria using the Altarianite.

Biology

 
A wet Altaria in the anime.

Altaria is a blue, avian Pokémon. Its body and cloud-like wings are covered in fluffy, white feathers. It often folds its wings behind it, obscuring its back. Two long, blue plumes extend like streamers from the back of its head. It has a short, hooked beak and prominent cheek patches, both of which are white. Additionally, it has beady, black eyes. It has a long neck and short legs protruding from its fluffy body. The feet are blue with four toes, three claws forward, and one backward. The tail is made up of five feathers, the outer two being longer than the inner ones.

Mega Altaria has more extensive cloud-like plumage, with a large, fluffy mass extending from its back. The feathers have grown as a self-protective measure, and they glimmer with an iridescent sheen. Its cottony wings are more distinct than in its base form, and its blue belly is now exposed. Additional fluff surrounds its neck like a collar, and its head is adorned with a hat-like crest. A single, small feather curls out from its forehead, though its facial features are unchanged. Its tail feathers have grown into a long, wavy streamer, with three longer central plumes. Mega Altaria's singing voice is even more beautiful than that of its regular form. It is known for its sociable personality and is not timid.[1]

This Pokémon uses its wings to catch updrafts and soar across the sky in a calm and graceful manner. It gracefully glides through the clouds, often while singing or humming in a soprano voice. Its voice seems to have special properties that induce a dreamy state for listeners. Altaria can be very affectionate, enveloping people it has bonded with in its cotton-like wings. While normally kind, Altaria can attack foes with shrill cries without mercy if provoked. Altaria is often found living in forests, though it also inhabits mountain ranges.

In the anime

Main series

 
Altaria in the anime

Major appearances

Winona's Altaria

In Sky High Gym Battle!, Winona's Altaria faced off against Ash's Grovyle during Ash's Gym battle against Winona, and lost.

Other

In Vanity Affair, Drake's Altaria battled Ash's Grovyle and easily won due to its type advantage.

In Pokémon Ranger - Deoxys' Crisis! (Part 1), an Altaria flock's sense of direction had gone haywire, so Solana captured one of them with her Capture Styler to put them back in order.

In A Meteoric Rise to Excellence!, Wilma was training a Trainer's Altaria. Because of its great power, it was captured by Team Rocket, but it managed to damage their machine to the point where it was unable to move. It was then rescued by Gible.

In Last Call — First Round!, Nando's Altaria first participated in the Performance Stage of the Sinnoh Grand Festival. It performed alongside his Kricketot and helped Nando advance to the Contest Battles.

In a flashback in Drayden Versus Iris: Past, Present, and Future!, students from the Opelucid Academy would borrow an Altaria in order to learn how to battle, while Iris befriended another.

In A Relay in the Sky!, a Trainer's Altaria participated in the Pokémon Sky Relay. Jessie's Pumpkaboo stowed away on it to take advantage and give Team Rocket a lead in the race.

In A League of His Own!, Titus used an Altaria in the Lumiose Conference. It was easily defeated after Ash's Greninja transformed into Ash-Greninja and used Water Shuriken.

Starting in A Mission of Ultra Urgency!, Lillie used a Ride Altaria during Ultra Guardians missions.

Minor appearances

Multiple Altaria debuted in Jirachi: Wish Maker as some of the Pokémon that lived in Forina, Jirachi's home.

Multiple Altaria made their main series debut in True Blue Swablu, where they were members of the flock that an injured Swablu belonged to.

An Altaria appeared in the opening sequence of Destiny Deoxys.

In Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, an Altaria was living at the Tree of Beginning.

In New Plot, Odd Lot!, a Coordinator's Altaria competed in the Mulberry Contest.

In a flashback in Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, multiple Altaria helped Pokémon Ranger Jack Walker when he was a young boy lost in a blizzard.

A Coordinator's Altaria appeared in Not on MY Watch Ya Don't!.

Multiple Altaria appeared in Giratina and the Sky Warrior.

In Butterfree and Me!, multiple Altaria were living at Wayfarer Island.

An Altaria that can Mega Evolve into Mega Altaria appeared in the ending segment of Mega Evolution Special II.

Multiple Altaria appeared in Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel, three of which were living at the Nebel Plateau.

In Serving Up the Flute Cup!, a Trainer's Altaria participated in the Battle Frontier Flute Cup, only to be defeated by Hodge and his Mightyena.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
AG064 Altaria Ash's Pokédex Altaria, the Humming Pokémon. Altaria is the evolved form of Swablu. It uses its fluffy wings to catch updrafts and is known for its beautiful high-pitched song.
AG085 Altaria May's Pokédex Altaria, the Humming Pokémon. Altaria glides up into the sky using its wings like sails to catch rising breezes.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP156 Altaria Dawn's Pokédex Altaria, the Humming Pokémon and the evolved form of Swablu. As Altaria flies across the sky, it resembles a soft cloud. It hums using its high voice.

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer

 
Mega Altaria in the animated trailer

In the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer, May's Mega Altaria participated in a Pokémon Contest Spectacular alongside its Trainer and her Mega Audino.

GOTCHA!

Winona's Altaria

An Altaria briefly appeared in GOTCHA!, under the ownership of Winona.

In the manga

Pocket Monsters BW: Good Partners

Multiple Altaria appeared in a flashback in BWGP03.

Pokémon - The Legend of the Dragon King

An Altaria appeared in LDK1.

An Altaria appeared in LDK2.

An Altaria appeared in LDK5.

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Winona's Altaria

Winona has an Altaria as her main Pokémon, much as in the games. In Hanging Around With Slaking III, it carried Winona and Flannery to the Weather Institute after Norman's battle with Ruby. In I Dare Ya, Altaria... Knock Chic off My Shoulder, it fought Sapphire's Torchic, Chic, and managed to win even after the latter evolved into a Blaziken.

An Altaria was one of Ruby's opponents in the Normal Rank Beauty Contest in Verdanturf Town in Mind-Boggling with Medicham.

Lisia owns an Altaria nicknamed Ali, who first appeared in Omega Alpha Adventure 0.

In Omega Alpha Adventure 4, an Altaria appeared as silhouetted during Steven's explanation about the Draconid people.

An Altaria appeared in Omega Alpha Adventure 16, under the ownership of Wally.

In the TCG

Main article: Altaria (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III Hoenn
#122
Kanto
#—
Ruby Altaria dances and wheels through the sky among billowing, cotton-like clouds. By singing melodies in its crystal-clear voice, this Pokémon makes its listeners experience dreamy wonderment.
Sapphire Altaria sings in a gorgeous soprano. Its wings are like cotton clouds. This Pokémon catches updrafts with its buoyant wings and soars way up into the wild blue yonder.
Emerald It hums in a beautiful soprano voice. It flies among white clouds in the blue sky. It launches intensely hot fireballs from its mouth.
FireRed If you hear a beautiful melody trilling deep among mountains far from people, it is Altaria's humming.
LeafGreen
Generation IV Sinnoh
Pt: #172
Johto
#—
Diamond It looks like a fluffy cloud when it is in flight. It hums with its soprano voice.
Pearl
Platinum If it bonds with a person, it will gently envelop the friend with its soft wings, then hum.
HeartGold It flies gracefully through the sky. Its melodic humming makes you feel like you're in a dream.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
B2W2: #247
Black If it bonds with a person, it will gently envelop the friend with its soft wings, then hum.
White
Black 2 On sunny days, it flies freely through the sky and blends into the clouds. It sings in a beautiful soprano.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Mountain #140
Hoenn
#127
X It flies gracefully through the sky. Its melodic humming makes you feel like you're in a dream.
Y On sunny days, it flies freely through the sky and blends into the clouds. It sings in a beautiful soprano.
Omega Ruby Altaria dances and wheels through the sky among billowing, cotton-like clouds. By singing melodies in its crystal-clear voice, this Pokémon makes its listeners experience dreamy wonderment.
Alpha Sapphire Altaria sings in a gorgeous soprano. Its wings are like cotton clouds. This Pokémon catches updrafts with its buoyant wings and soars way up into the wild blue yonder.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
Crown Tundra #036
Sword As it flies in a calm and relaxed manner, Altaria performs a humming song that would enrapture any audience.
Shield This Pokémon has a kind disposition, but if it's provoked, it will threaten opponents with shrill cries before attacking them without mercy.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Sky Pillar
Emerald
Sky Pillar
FireRed LeafGreen
Trade
Colosseum
Evolve Swablu
XD
Citadark Isle (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Swablu
Platinum
Evolve Swablu
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Swablu
Pal Park
Field
Generation V
Black White
Route 14
Black 2 White 2
Route 14, Victory Road, Abundant Shrine, Nature Preserve
Generation VI
X Y
Route 21
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Swablu
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Ultra Space Wilds (Cliff World)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
TradeVersion 1.3.0+
Expansion Pass
Giant's Bed, Path to the Peak, Giant's Foot, Frigid Sea, Ballimere Lake (Wanderer)
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure)


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Evolve Swablu
Trozei!
Endless Level 64, Forever Level 14, Pair Trozei, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Swablu
Ranger
Sekra Range
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Crevice Cave (B1F-B10F, Lower Crevice Cave B1F-B4F), Mt. Avalanche (1F-19F)
MD Sky
Crevice Cave (B1F-B10F, Lower Crevice Cave B1F-B4F), Mt. Avalanche (1F-19F)
Ranger: SoA
Chroma Ruins
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Tower: Firebreathing Mountain (post-ending)
Rumble U
Adventure Area: Sweet, Light, and Fluffy (Boss), Magical Lake: Let's Sing a Song
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 3Sa
Shuffle
Mt. Vinter: Stage 118
Rumble World
Legend Terrain: Meteorite Parkland (Center Boss, Back, Special)
Picross
Area 22: Stage 07
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Dragonite Sea, Jirachi Sea, Castform Sea, Rayquaza Sea, Jirachi SeaFinal
Masters EX
Sync Pair scout (Lisia's)
Generation VIII
New Snap
Fireflow Volcano


In events

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
RS Pokémon Center New York Unknown Dragon Distribution Altaria English United States 45 ???
RS Pokémon Center New York Dragon Week Flamethrower Altaria English United States 45 September 29 to October 3, 2003
RS Pokémon Center New York Dragon Week Ice Beam Altaria English United States 45 September 29 to October 3, 2003
ORAS Mega Campaign Altaria All Japan 100 January 1 to 31, 2016

Pokémon Global Link promotions

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BW Global Link Altaria Japanese PGL 35 November 18, 2011 to November 30, 2012

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Pokémon XD   Dragon Fang (100%)
Events*   Dragon Fang (50%)   Dragon Scale (50%)
  Altarianite (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
75
135 - 182 260 - 354
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
90
85 - 156 166 - 306
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
105
99 - 172 193 - 339
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Total:
490
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.


Mega Altaria
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
75
135 - 182 260 - 354
110
103 - 178 202 - 350
110
103 - 178 202 - 350
110
103 - 178 202 - 350
105
99 - 172 193 - 339
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Total:
590
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
2/3 ★★
Power
2/3 ★★
Skill
4/4 ★★★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
16/19 ★★★


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:
Mega Altaria
Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100100% 10
011 Pluck Flying Physical 06060 100100% 20
011 Peck Flying Physical 03535 100100% 35
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
011 Disarming Voice Fairy Special 04040 00——% 15
011 Mist Ice Status 0000 00——% 30
Evo.Evo. Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100100% 10
1212 Fury Attack Normal Physical 01515 08585% 20
1616 Round Normal Special 06060 100100% 15
2020 Dragon Breath Dragon Special 06060 100100% 20
2424 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00——% 25
2828 Sing Normal Status 0000 05555% 15
3232 Cotton Guard Grass Status 0000 00——% 10
3838 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
4444 Moonblast Fairy Special 09595 100100% 15
5050 Perish Song Normal Status 0000 00——% 5
5656 Sky Attack Flying Physical 140140 09090% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Altaria
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Altaria
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM06  TM06 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM08  TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM11  TM11 Solar Beam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
TM13  TM13 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM19  TM19 Safeguard Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 25
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23  TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM30  TM30 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33  TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM34  TM34 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40  TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM60  TM60 Power Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM71  TM71 Wonder Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM81  TM81 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM94  TM94 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TM99  TM99 Breaking Swipe Dragon Physical 06060 100}}100% 15
TR01  TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR02  TR02 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR05  TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR10  TR10 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
TR12  TR12 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR15  TR15 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR24  TR24 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR31  TR31 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100100 075}}75% 15
TR35  TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR36  TR36 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TR42  TR42 Hyper Voice Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR47  TR47 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR51  TR51 Dragon Dance Dragon Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR62  TR62 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TR89  TR89 Hurricane Flying Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR90  TR90 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
TR92  TR92 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Altaria
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Altaria
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
      
      
   
Astonish Ghost Physical 30 100% 15
     Defog Flying Status —% 15
      
      
  
Dragon Rush Dragon Physical 100 75% 10
      
 
Feather Dance Flying Status 100% 15
    Haze Ice Status —% 30
      
      
  
Roost Flying Status —% 10
      
      
    
Tailwind Flying Status —% 15
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Altaria in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Altaria in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Altaria
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Altaria
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP Draco Meteor Dragon Special 130 90% 5
Sw Sh EP Dual Wingbeat Flying Physical 40 90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Altaria
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Altaria
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Altaria
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Altaria
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII 
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
III IV V VI VII Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
III IV V VI VII Air Cutter Flying Special 06060 095}}95% 25
III IV V VI VII Captivate × Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
III IV V VI VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
III IV V VI VII Double-Edge Normal Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Dream Eater Psychic Special 100100 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Heal Bell Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
III IV V VI VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
III IV V VI VII Incinerate Fire Special 06060 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Mimic Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
III IV V VI VII Mirror Move × Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
III IV V VI VII Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
III IV V VI VII Natural Gift × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Ominous Wind × Ghost Special 06060 100}}100% 5
III IV V VI VII Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
III IV V VI VII Pursuit × Dark Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Rage × Normal Physical 02020 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Refresh × Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
III IV V VI VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
III IV V VI VII Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
III IV V VI VII Secret Power × Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
III IV V VI VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
III IV V VI VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
III IV V VI VII Twister Dragon Special 04040 100}}100% 20
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Altaria
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Altaria
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Generation VIII
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see transfer-only moves for other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Whirlwind Forina's Altaria (Movie VS Pack 7)
Gust Altaria (EX Power Keepers 2)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball RS
 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Flyaway Forest
Phrases
51%-100% HP Mmm~♪ Hmm~♪ I like to hum to myself.
26%-50% HP Oh, no. I have only about half my HP left.
1%-25% HP I feel faint... I haven't the energy to even hum...
Level up Mmm~♪ Hmm~♪ Leveling up makes me cheery!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: H
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Dragon
Poké Assist:  
Flying
Field move:    
(Gust ×3)
Loops: 10 Min. exp.: 280 Max. exp.: 330
Browser entry R-197
Altaria hides by summoning dense fog. It flaps its wings to create gusts.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Dragon
Poké Assist:  
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It protects itself with a curious barrier. It attacks with twisters and blue flames.
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  Walking Speed: 1.17 seconds Base HP: 54
Base Attack: 77 Base Defense: 59 Base Speed: 60
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Dragon
Attack Power: ★★★★★

 

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Repairs damage done to the walls of the Trozei Box.
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Dragon
  Attack Power: 60 - 120   10

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  Base Stamina: 181 Base Attack: 141 Base Defense: 201
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement:   200/40
Fast Attacks: Peck, Dragon Breath
Charged Attacks: Sky Attack, Dazzling Gleam, Dragon Pulse, Moonblast
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The hot springs help keep Altaria’s cottony wings nice and fluffy. This Pokémon loves music so much, it can’t help but hum along if it hears a melody.

Mega Altaria

Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 181 Base Attack: 222 Base Defense: 218
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Peck, Dragon Breath
Charged Attacks: Sky Attack, Dazzling Gleam, Dragon Pulse, Moonblast

Evolution

 
Unevolved
Swablu
 Normal  Flying 
 
Level 35
 
First evolution
Altaria
 Dragon  Flying 


Forms

Mega Altaria

Default
 
Altaria
Altaria
 Dragon  Flying 

 
Altarianite


Held Altarianite
 
Mega Altaria
Altaria
 Dragon  Fairy 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation III.
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Generation V
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Generation VII
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Generation VIII
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Trivia

  • No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Mega Altaria.
    • Mega Altaria is also the only Dragon-type Pokémon immune to Dragon-type moves, as well as the only Mega Evolved Pokémon with a unique type combination.
  • Altaria is the quickest Dragon-type Pokémon to reach level 100, needing only 600,000 experience points to do so. It shares this trait with the Applin evolutionary family.
  • Altaria is the only Dragon-type Pokémon that has Dragon as its primary type, but is not a Legendary Pokémon and does not belong to an evolutionary family of a pseudo-legendary Pokémon.

Origin

Altaria is likely based on a Peng, a Chinese legendary bird of enormous size, said to travel 3000 li in one flap of its mighty, cloud-like wings. It is often portrayed as having a fish's head and whiskers. Altaria also resembles a cockatiel, albeit with clouds as wings. Similar characteristics shared with cockatiels include its crest and "cheeks". The resemblance is further expanded upon by Altaria's Shiny form resembling a lutino cockatiel, which is famous for its mostly white and yellow coloration.

The shape of the fluff on Mega Altaria's head may draw inspiration from ushankas.

Name origin

Altaria is a combination of alto (Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian for high) or altus (Latin for high) and aria (Italian for air). Aria in music can refer to expressive melody, relating to Altaria's singing abilities. "Ria" could additionally be a misspelling of Rhea, the name of a large white bird. It may also refer to the star Altair, the brightest star in the constellation Aquila, the Eagle.

Tyltalis may refer to Tyl—also known as Epsilon Draconis—a star in the constellation Draco, the Dragon. It may also be a reference to the play L'Oiseau Bleu (The Blue Bird) by Belgian playwright Maurice Maeterlinck. The story is about two siblings, Mytyl and Tyltyl (ミチル Michiru and チルチル Chiruchiru in the Japanese translation of the play), who are tasked with finding the "blue bird of happiness."

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese チルタリス Tyltalis From Tyl and Tyltyl
  French Altaria Same as English name
  Spanish Altaria Same as English name
  German Altaria Same as English name
  Italian Altaria Same as English name
  Korean 파비코리 Pavicori From 파비코 Pabiko, 파랑parang, 파랑새 Parangsae, and possibly a corruption of beak and 꼬리 kkori
  Cantonese Chinese 七夕青鳥 Chātjihkchēngníuh Same as Mandarin name
  Mandarin Chinese 七夕青鳥 / 七夕青鸟 Qīxìqīngniǎo From 七夕 Qīxì and 青鳥 Qīngniǎo. The Qixi Festival originated from the tale of The Weaver Girl and the Cowherd, a love story featuring two characters symbolized by the stars Altair and Vega.


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