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What is a good moveset for Staraptor?

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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

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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.

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4 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

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Add life orb for a great suicide sweeper too
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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.

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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
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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
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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?
roost isn't good because staraptor is too frail for it to be effective
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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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

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Final Gambit is a Special move. Every other move there is a Physical move. Final Gambit would work against my sister who tried to Earthquake my Talonflame with Kyogre. Use Roost to heal after BB
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Staraptor@Assualt Vest

Nature : Adamant / Jolly

Ability : Intimidate / Reckless

EV's : 4 Def. / 252 Atk / 252 Spd

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

This Staraptor can be a wall breaker or a scout. If you want a wall breaker, the Staraptor should have Reckless for its Ability, Pursuit over U-turn, and Adamant Nature over Jolly Nature. If you want a Staraptor to scout your opponent's team, the Staraptor should have Jolly Nature, U-turn over Pursuit, and Intimidate.

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Both my staraptors have this set, and it really works
Item: Choice band
Ability: reckless
Close Combat: coverage and power
Brave bird: Reckless boost STAB
Double edge: Reckless boosted STAB
U-turn: Scouting

EV's: 252 spe, 252atk, 4 spdef

Nature:jolly or adamant

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Staraptor@Sharp Beak
Ability: Reckless
Nature: Hasty
-Aerial Ace, for S-Beak boosted STAB
-Brave Bird, for S-Beak and Reckless boosted STAB
-Roost, to heal after a few Brave Birds
-Close Combat, well, why wouldn't you?

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Item: Brightpowder
Ability: Intimidate
Nature: Jolly
EVs: put a lot into speed, attack and Hp if you can

-Double Team
-Brave Bird
-Close Combat
-Giga Impact

Since Staraptor's defensive stats are low, why not just take no damage at all? Use double team a few times to set up (Brightpowder will lower your chances of getting hit before the second double team. Once you've raised enough evasiveness, attack! Double Team works well with all three moves listed above. When you've taken damage from Brave Bird, lowered defensive stats from Close Combat or recharging from Giga Impact, all these downsides won't be as bad if you don't get hit. Just watch out for moves like Aerial Ace or Weather combos.

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Well, this set isn't particularly viable, and is more on the gimmicky side. Brightpowder really shouldn't be used on Staraptor. A better item would be Choice Scarf, and you could run Brave Bird, U-Turn, Close Combat and Roost.