Staraptor #398

 Best moveset for Staraptor

When fighting Pokémon in Gyms, Staraptor’s greatest moves are Quick Attack and Brave Bird. This moveset has the most overall DPS and is also the finest for PVP encounters.


  Quick Attack 12 dps
  Brave Bird 78 dps


  Gust Elite TM 15 dps
  Brave Bird 78 dps


 All moves

Quick move Damage EPS DPS
 Wing Attack 8 11.3 12
 Quick Attack 8 12.5 12
 Gust Elite TM 25 10 15
Main move Damage EPS DPS
 Heat Wave 95 -33.3 31.7
 Close Combat 100 -43.5 43.5
 Brave Bird 130 -50 78
 Frustration Shadow 10 -16.5 6
 Return Purified 35 -47.1 60

The green moves benefit from the Same Type Attack Bonus and deliver 20% more damage.

Evolution family

Staraptor is part of a three-member family.


Starly_shiny Starly
#396 Starly

25 Starly_candy
Staravia_shiny Staravia
#397 Staravia
100 Starly_candy
#398 Staraptor


Method Maximum CP Details

(weather boosted)
Only in wild for a short period of time at first releaseIncreased spawns in:
Season of Light: 2022 Sep 1 – Dec 1
Raid Battles

(weather boosted)
Tier 3 CP 18,600Visit List of Raid Bosses changes for complete appearance
Research tasks
1,211 Special Research/Timed Research:
Field Notes: Starly – Completing 4th part


Staraptor is a grayish-brown avian Pokémon that resembles a big bird of prey. It features little red eyes as well as a narrow yellow beak with a black tip. The male has a larger circular white patch on its forehead than the female. Larger white patterns cover the front of its neck and chest, which are separated by a black ruff that encircles its shoulders. It has a red-tipped, black crest that reaches almost to the tip of its beak. The form of this comb, which Staraptor utilizes to seem bigger and intimidate foes, is important to it. It has enormous wings, a tail with five black tips, and yellow feet with black talons.

It can fly smoothly while carrying a small or big Pokémon because to its robust wing and leg muscles. This Pokémon leaves its flock to live alone after evolving. The reason for this is that Staraptor is strong enough to look after itself. It may be quite aggressive, attacking even bigger opponents despite sickness or injuries.