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2 votes

Which one is viable in both OU and AG?

  1. Pidgeot
  2. Noctowl
  3. Swellow
  4. Staraptor
  5. Unfezant
  6. Talonflame
  7. Toucannon
  8. Corviknight
This depends by your definition of strong.  Talonflame is a nice offensive presence, albeit not in AG, but it still can pass in OU.  Corviknight on the other hand is a good Defogger and a defensive presence, but all are outclassed in AG.
None are good in AG. Pidgeot wastes the M-Ray's mega slot, Noctowl is lame, Lugia is better, Swellow can be well utilised for fear strategy lol, Staraptor is slow and outclassed by M-Ray, other three aren't good. Corviknight strictly outclassed by Ho-Oh and Lugia as a Defogger and Dusk Mane is better than it.
Either way mega pidgeot is the strongest of them all so it's the best and staraptor is great reckless adamant choice scarf lol
An extremely similar question was asked here https://pokemondb.net/pokebase/335895/which-regional-bird-is-the-strongest  and it has a pretty good answer
@~BulbaBruh™~ using M-Pidgeot wastes the Mega slot which other Pokemon can offer better.

2 Answers

3 votes
Best answer

Out of all the regional birds, the best one competitively is Staraptor. Staraptor has nice 125 attack an acceptable 100 speed, it gets Close Combat which is a solid move, it also get Double-Edge and brave Bird and the ability Reckless which increases their base power to a wrapping 144 base power, thats stronger than hyper beam! You can make this set even stronger with a choice band or life orb to skyrocket its already high attack. The only problems with staraptor are its frailty and not being fast enough to outspeed common Pokemon, it's frailty combined with what basically is a set that guarantees that you'll always lose health when you attack isn't really good. it's still a solid. What I just listed was its overall viability.


I'm going to assume that is is Nat dex ou since staraptor isn't in gen 8. It stands absolutely no chance against literally anything in there, almost everything outspeed and defeats it.


I'm going to assume this Nat dex ou since staraptor isn't in gen 8. It's biggest threat is regieleki which is a very common Pokemon, it also can't outspeed many other Pokemon and it can get OHKOed easily. staraptor works best in nat dex UU.

Staraptor @ Choice Band
Ability: Reckless
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Close Combat
- Double-Edge
- Brave Bird
- U-turn

Hope this helped?

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Staraptor is good it's always been in UUBL but I think talonflame is just as good the both use choice items and have loads of power although staraptors reckless is probably better than Gale Wings talonflame has the better typing offensively
Staraptor is much worse than Corviknight in National Pokedex OU because Staraptor is outclassed by mega Lopunny. Lopunny has higher physical attack and speed, and its ability lets it hit everything for neutral damage using only its STABs. Corviknight's high HP and physical defense and lots of resistances makes it the second best defog and U-turn user in the format.
3 votes

I think corviknight is the best due to it having only 2 weaknesses a plethora of resistences and access to great moves. Here is the one I use:

Corviknight @ Leftovers
Ability: Mirror Armor
EVs: 252 HP / 80 Def / 178 SpD
Impish Nature
- Body Press
- Roost
- Brave Bird / Drill Peck
- Bulk Up

Hope I Helped!

They also asked for viability in ou and ag
Corviknight is the best one in OU. I don't think any of them are good in AG.