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Best Moveset for Staraptor in Pokemon GO

Thanks to the recent Community Day featuring Starly, Pokemon GO trainers want to know which moves are the best to roll on their Staraptor.
Thanks to the recent Community Day featuring Starly, Pokemon GO trainers want to know which moves are the best to roll on their Staraptor. / The Pokemon Company

Thanks to the recent Community Day featuring Starly, Pokemon GO trainers want to know which moves are the best to roll on their Staraptor.

Starly, the starting normal and flying-type Pokemon of the Sinnoh region, is also known as the “Starling” Pokemon. It is known for its noisy singing — especially in a group — and typically chases bug-types as its prey. It can evolve into Staravia using 25 candies and then its final form, Staraptor, with 100 more.

Staraptor, the “Predator” Pokemon, is so named due to its likeness to predatory birds like hawks, falcons, and eagles. Much like these birds, Staraptor is a solitary Pokemon, and will leave its home flock behind upon evolution.

Best Moveset for Staraptor in Pokemon GO

Staraptor has the following stats:

  • Maximum CP: 3194
  • Maximum HP: 178
  • Attack: 234
  • Defense: 140
  • Stamina: 198

Its best moveset contains the quick move Quick Attack and the charged move Brave Bird. The latter is actually one of Staraptor’s signature moves. Both benefit from the Same-Type Attack Bonus condition, boosting damage by 20%.

Quick Attack is nearly identical to the other quick move in Staraptor’s move pool, Wing Attack. The only difference is that it generates one more unit of Energy, making it the better by default. However, due to their similarities, either one is viable.

Brave Bird is the only STAB move Staraptor can learn naturally. Its Shadow variant can have Frustration and later Return when purified, but neither of these can hold a feather to Brave Bird. It requires a bit more Energy than Return, but deals almost 20 more damage per cast.