Staraptor uses the Intimidate Ability. When Staraptor enters battle with this Ability, the Attack of its opponent(s) decreases by one stage. A second Ability is available to Staraptor from the Dream World, the Reckless Ability. This Ability increases the power of its recoil-causing moves by 20%, but the amount of recoil damage that it takes increases as well.
Staraptor is in the Flying Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 3,840 Steps to hatch. It takes Staraptor 1,059,860 Experience Points to reach Level 100.
Staraptor takes on the appearance of a hawk that has a grey tuft on its head. This tuft is red at its tips.
The white spot that is on a Male Staraptor's head is slightly larger than the same spot on a Female Staraptor.
The only way to obtain a Staraptor is to evolve a Staravia in the games that its pre-evolved form appears in.
Staraptor appears at Mt. Mistral 1F-19F in Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness, and at Mt. Wind 1F-19F in Explorers of Sky. Staravia is exclusive to Light Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Mystery Meadow 1F-10F.
Staravia appears at a variety of different locations in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia and Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, in the Present. In both games its Field Assist is Fly, which allows the player to travel to any previously visited town. In the Past, Staraptor can be obtained by completing the Thunder Temple missions Pikachu Pursuit and A Shock Everywhere You Turn by defeating it or a pre-evolved form and obtaining its Slate.
Staraptor can be obtained by evolving Staravia in Pokémon Conquest.
Trading Card Game
Staraptor appears in the 2009 Movie Premiere Pack, and is listed as a Rare Card in the Diamond and Pearl, Stormfront and Supreme Victors sets. A second Staraptor is listed as an Ultra Rare Card in the Supreme Victors set.
Ash's Staravia would evolve into a Staraptor in the episode Pursuing a Lofty Goal, leading Ash to a PokéRinger victory over Paul's Honchkrow. Staraptor would be a powerful Pokémon in Ash's Party, helping Ash reach a Final Four appearance in the Sinnoh League.
Staraptor's Manga Information is unknown as of writing.
Staraptor finds itself in the Borderline (BL) tier of Competitive Battling, which means that it is banned from the Underused (UU) tier but not used enough to be officially a part of the Overused (OU) tier. With a great ability in Reckless that boosts its STABs Brave Bird and Double-Edge, a solid base 120 Attack, and a decent 100 base Speed, Staraptor can be a fearsome wallbreaker that can wear down at opposing teams. Its access to moves like Close Combat and Final Gambit allow it to break through certain defensive cores while it can gain momentum for a team with the switches it causes thanks to U-turn. It can run either a Choice Band set or a Choice Scarf to act as either a strong physical attacker or revenge killer. However, Staraptor's reliance on recoil moves to do heavy damage shortens its longevity immensely, especially considering that it is weak to Stealth Rock. Staraptor is also extremely frail and is usually unable to tank hits very well.
Via Move Tutor (Black 2/White 2)
Generation IV Exclusive Moves
- TM43: Secret Power
- TM58: Endure
- TM78: Captivate
- TM83: Natural Gift
- HM05: Defog (Diamond/Pearl/Platinum Only)
Via Move Tutor (Platinum/Heart Gold/Soul Silver)
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