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Pokémon Go: Best Moveset and Counters against Staraptor

Guide for the best counters against Staraptor during Battle Raids!

Staraptor is a Tier 3 Raid Boss in Pokémon Go which normally stays in solitary but dangers from other Pokemon have made them start staying in flocks to protect each other. As a Tier 3 Pokémon, it is a decent enough opponent so players shouldn’t take it very lightly as they’ll need precise counters in order to come out victorious. So in this guide, we are going to talk about the best ways and counters using which one will be able to defeat Staraptor easily.

Staraptor in Pokémon Go

Staraptor is a dual-type Normal and Flying-type Pokémon that has a maximum CP of 3194 at level 50. It is vulnerable to Electric and Ice-type attacks while it is immune to the likes of Bug and Fighting-type attacks. High-level players with their greater level Pokémon can easily fight against Staraptor all by themselves while low-level players will need to go in a team of two to three players if they want to deal their victory.

Staraptor Movesets

Pokémon Go Staraptor moveset
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The best moves from the moveset of Staraptor are Quick Attack and Brave Bird. Both of them have a combined DPS of 90 and it is also the best combination of moves that can be used in Pokémon Gyms and PvP battles. Other decent attacks from its moveset include Wing Attack, Close Combat, and Heat Wave.

Best counters against Staraptor in Pokémon Go

Here’s the list of the best counters that one can use against Staraptor and guarantee a win for themselves.

  • Manectric (Mega): Thunder Fang/Wild Charge
  • Aerodactyl (Mega): Rock Throw/Rock Slide
  • Ampharos (Mega): Volt Switch/Zap Cannon
  • Xurkitree: Thunder Shock/Discharge
  • Abomasnow (Mega): Powder Snow/Weather Ball
  • Zekrom: Charge Beam/Fusion Bolt
  • Alakazam (Mega): Psycho Cut/Psychic
  • Charizard (Mega Y): Fire Spin/Blast Burn
  • Blaziken (Mega): Counter/Blast Burn
  • Latios (Mega): Dragon Breath/Psychic
  • Thundurus (Therian): Volt Switch/Thunderbolt
  • Rampardos: Smack Down/Rock Slide
  • Swampert (Mega): Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Salamence (Mega): Dragon Tail/Draco Meteor
  • Gardevoir (Mega): Confusion/Psychic
  • Electivire: Thunder Shock/Wild Charge
  • Darmanitan (Galarian): Ice Fang/Avalanche 
  • Rhyperior: Smack Down/Rock Wrecker
  • Raikou: Thunder Shock/Wild Charge
  • Tyrantrum: Rock Throw/Meteor Beam
  • Magnezone: Spark/Wild Charge
  • Beedrill (Mega): Poison Jab/Sludge Bomb
  • Aggron (Mega): Smack Down/Metor Beam
  • Terrakion: Smack Down/Rock Slide
  • Charizard (Mega X): Fire Spin/Blast Burn
  • Zapdos: Thunder Shock/Thunderbolt
  • Gengar (Mega): Sucker Punch/Sludge Bomb
  • Luxray: Spark/Wild Charge
  • Thundurus (Incarnate): Thunder Shock/Thunder
  • Kyogre (Primal): Waterfall/Blizzard
  • Gigalith: Smack Down/Meteor Beam
  • Pidgeot (Mega): Pound/Hyper Beam
  • Blastoise (Mega): Water Gun/Hydro Cannon
  • Golem (Alola): Rollout/Wild Charge 
Pokémon Go Staraptor
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Players won’t have much of a problem while fighting against Staraptor as long as they use the right counters. Players of any experience level should use their best heavy-hitting Pokémon like Charizard and Blaziken in order to seal their victory.

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