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Staraptor has a high Attack and Speed stat that can be difficult to deal with on Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. It has very high Base Power moves like Brave Bird and Close Combat, making it very threatening to Pokemon that don’t resist either move. It has three weaknesses and two immunities but only resists two Types. With his mediocre defenses, he can still be hit for neutral damage and removed with enough force. These are all of Staraptor’s weaknesses and the best ways to counter it in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
What is Staraptor weak to in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet?
Staraptor is a Normal/Flying Type and has a normal Ability and a Hidden Ability in intimidate Y Reckless. Intimidate will lower your opposing Pokémon’s Attack by one level, weakening Physical attack Pokémon. Reckless will increase the damage of moves that cause knockback like Brave Bird and Double Edge by 20%. One of the first Staraptor players will encounter will be in Larry’s Gym Leader Battle. Wearing Grass Y Insect movements against him will only serve half damage forks immune to both Ghost Y land moves but is weak to these three types:
- Rock – 2x
- Ice – 2x
- Electric – 2x
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How to Counter Staraptor in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
Staraptor found outdoors will always have the Ability intimidate, making physical moves deal less damage. Staraptor’s Defense and Special Defense are similar, making the switch to using special moves more effective. It has a terrible special attack and doesn’t learn any special moves upon leveling up, making high defense Pokemon like garganac, orthwormY bronzong great options to fight against it. A fast Electric- or Ice-type Pokémon will also be able to take out Staraptor, making froslass almost untouchable, as it is immune to Normal and Fighting Type moves and will only take half the damage from Brave Bird.
Raichu, Jolteon, and Rotom also take care of Staraptor if they can take it out in one hit. Rotom Frost can be hit by Close Combat for super effective damage, but it has good Defense to be able to take the hit. Toxtricity is also a good choice because its type resists both Flying and Fighting-type moves and can respond well with a special Electric attack.
For more Pokemon counter guides, check out All Donphan Weaknesses and Best Counters in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet or All Bronzong Weaknesses and Best Counters in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet in MyFullGames.