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What is a good moveset for Staraptor?

1 vote

Mine knows:

Brave Bird: High power, STAB, high accuracy, works well with Roost.

Return: STAB, high power because Staraptor was oneof my first Pokemon.

Close Combat: Used to deal with Ice, Rock, and Steel types (other moves are not good against them).

Roost: Heals Staraptor after Brave Bird.

Staraptor learnset

asked Jul 24, 2010 by trachy
edited Jul 6, 2012 by 5th of November
yeah, mine knows:Defog,fly,brave bird,agility and it says I can't forget fly and defog.
You need to go to the move deleter. He is located at Canalave City, one house south of the Pokemon Center.

8 Answers

5 votes

With it's new ability "Reckless" this would be a great moveset:
Brave Bird:STAB,boosted by Reckless
Double-Edge:Same as Brave Bird
Close Combat:Coverage
U-Turn/Quick Attack/Pursuit:Coverage,STAB Priority

answered May 15, 2011 by Shxatoap
2 votes

This is how real birds do it!!!

Staraptor (F) @ Choice Band

Trait: Reckless

EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe

Jolly Nature (+Spe, -SpA)

Role: Wallbreaker

  • Brave Bird
  • Double-Edge/Return
  • Close Combat
  • U-turn

Brave Bird Everything.
Double Edge Stab and for electric types.
Return Stab and for electric types.
Close Combat Ice types, Rock types, Steel types and Dark types.
U-turn Scouting and some coverage.

answered Feb 12, 2012 by Mystic Flygon
what if i can't have double edge....... what about take down =(
If you can't have Double Edge then take Return.
Also off smogon
I didn't look at smogon's set i just took a nice moveset for Staraptor and smogon's CB set has intimidate btw which i just looked at a minute ago because of your comment.
Also even if i did copy from smogon, it's still a good moveset.
Agreed :p
1 vote

Gen V

Staraptor (M) @ Lum Berry

Trait: Reckless

EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd

Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)

  • Close Combat
  • Brave Bird
  • Roost
  • Return
answered Jun 19, 2011 by trachy
I love the fact that it's the exact same set in the question.

This one does give nature, EVs, etc though.
Why mess with perfection?
1 vote

Staraptor (M) @ Choice Scarf
Trait: Intimidate
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- U-turn
- Retaliate
- Brave Bird
- Pursuit


Revenge Killer. Retaliate gets 210 BP after STAB, along with Maxed attack makes it a particularly good move for a revenge killer. U-Turn is for scouting, and Brave Bird is STAB. Pursuit is for choiced attackers locked into EQ, or a ghost move, and also for ghosts that are immune to retaliate.

answered Mar 17, 2012 by Pwnyta
0 votes


Staraptor @ Sharp Beak
Ability: Reckless
Nature: Jolly
EVs: 4 Def / 252 Atk / 252 Spe

  • Brave Bird
  • Close Combat
  • Substitute
  • Roost

Brave Bird is Sharp Beak boosted whatchu know about it.
It's in addition STAB and Reckless, making it a dangerous threat.
Close Combat nicely dispatches Steel and Rock types under normal circumstances, that is as long as there aren't any random second typings.
Substitute neatly avoids stats, and is a nasty surprise for opponents switching to a counter, or something resistant to the move he or she thought you would use, this enables Staraptor to identify its counters, and beat them.
Roost heals Staraptor from Substitute recoil and attacks in addition to stealth rock damage, it is however wise to pack a nice spinner like Rapid Spin+Recover Starmie.
Sharp beak is chosen to boost the power of Brave Bird while not having any recoil.
252 Speed EVs allow Staraptor to outspeed as much as possible with a Jolly nature, and attack is maximized to make it do as much damage as possible while the rest is thrown into def and not HP to minimize stealth rock damage and be able to switch in 4 times without fainting.

answered May 28, 2012 by Hex
0 votes

My favorite "Eagle" EVER!
I received a (male)Staravia from DW with Reckless and this is my Staraptor Move-set:
Close Combat: Awesome move! Coverage to Rock and Ice
Agility: Speed UP!
Brave Bird: Great Move boosted by Reckless
Substitute: For protection and for use Agillity safely
EV: Attack and Speed
Adamant; Alert to Sounds
Item: Leftovers
;)

answered Apr 26, 2013 by Alexjogos1999
0 votes

Here's what mine knows:
Brave Bird: STAB and high power.
Close Combat: Cover Rock and Ice weaknesses, high power.
Aerial Ace: Decent power, STAB, never misses.
Roost: Heal to deal with Brave Bird's recoil, makes it invulnerable to its weaknesses.

answered Jan 17 by christiantm2
0 votes

Starla the female Staraptor
Nature: Jolly
IVs: HP, Attack, Defense, Speed
Item: Choice Band
Moves:
Brave Bird
Close Combat
U-Turn
{Return, Theif, Final Gambit, etc.

answered Feb 5 by jjxtreme