Altaria is likely based on Peng, Chinese legendary birds of enormous size, said to travel 3000 Li (Chinese unit) in one flap of their mighty, cloud-like wings. They're often portrayed as having a dragon's head and whiskers.
Altaria is a combination of alto (Italian for high) or altus (Latin for high) and aria (Italian for air). Ária means melody in Portuguese, which may be related to Altaria's singing abilities. 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.
Name in Japanese: チルタリス Tyltalis.
Pokédex Number #334.
Altaria evolves from Swablu at level 35.
Altaria is a blue, phoenix-like Pokémon with a long neck and white cheeks. Two long blue feathers extend from the back of its head, and it has a short, hooked white beak. Its body and cloud-like wings are covered in fluffy white feathers. It uses its wings to catch updrafts and glide across the sky. Its blue feet have four toes, three forward and one backward. It has five tail feathers, the outside ones are longer than the inner ones. It is able to sing or hum in a soprano voice, which allows its listeners to have a dreamy experience. Altaria envelops people it loves with its cotton-like wings.
- Height: 3'07"/ 1.1 m.
- Weight: 45.4 lbs/ 20.6 kg.
- Eyes: Black with White pupils.
- Skin Color: Blue/ Gold(Variation).
- Pokémon Type: Dragon-Flying.
Altaria debuted in Pokémon: Jirachi Wish Maker.
Altaria's first major role was in "Sky High Gym Battle!".
An Altaria belonging to Drake of the Elite Four appeared in "Vanity Affair".
A flock of Altaria appeared in "Pokémon Ranger - Deoxys Crisis!".