Competitive Information for Staravia [Diamond/Pearl]

Competitive Pokemon Diamond/Pearl Movesets and Strategies for Staravia staravia
Base Stats for Staravia

Normal / Flying

Abilities:
IntimidateIntimidate: On switch-in, this Pokemon lowers the Attack of adjacent opponents by 1 stage.


Evolutions / Family:
Starly
Staravia
Staraptor

Weakness Chart for Normal/Flying-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
0.5x
  
  
2x
  
  
  
0x
0.5x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
0x
2x
  
  
  
2x
  
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Staravia? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Diamond/Pearl Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.


Staravia is a marvelous Normal and Flying-typed Pokemon. Staravia is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Staravia is weak to Electric, Ice, and Rock-typed attacks.


Species: Staravia
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Intimidate
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Brave Bird / Wing Attack
- U-turn
- Steel Wing

Physical Sweeper Staravia (Intimidate)

Staravia is a sensational Physical Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Staravia from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Intimidate, on switch-in Staravia lowers the attack of adjacent opponents by 1 stage.

Double-Edge is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Return is a physical STAB-boosted 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Brave Bird is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Flying-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Wing Attack is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Flying-type move that deals damage.
U-turn is a physical 70-base power Bug-type move (Staravia switches out after damaging the target).
Steel Wing is a physical 70-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to raise your Staravia's defense by 1 stage).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Staravia? These builds have been optimized for Diamond/Pearl Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Diamond/Pearl generation metagame.


Species: Staravia
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Intimidate
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Brave Bird / Wing Attack
- U-turn
- Steel Wing

Doubles Physical Sweeper Staravia (Intimidate)

Staravia is a sensational Physical Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Staravia from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. With Intimidate, on switch-in Staravia lowers the attack of adjacent opponents by 1 stage.

Double-Edge is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Return is a physical STAB-boosted 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Brave Bird is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Flying-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Wing Attack is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Flying-type move that deals damage.
U-turn is a physical 70-base power Bug-type move (Staravia switches out after damaging the target).
Steel Wing is a physical 70-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to raise your Staravia's defense by 1 stage).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Staravia learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Air Cutter
55
95%
25
High critical hit ratio. Hits adjacent foes.
Heat Wave
100
90%
10
10% chance to burn the foe(s).
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Ominous Wind
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Twister
40
100%
20
20% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Astonish
30
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Brave Bird
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 recoil.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 recoil.
Endeavor
--
100%
5
Lowers the target's HP to the user's HP.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fly
90
95%
15
Flies up on first turn, then strikes the next turn.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Attack
15
85%
20
Hits 2-5 times in one turn.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Pluck
60
100%
20
User steals and eats the target's Berry.
Pursuit
40
100%
20
Power doubles if a foe is switching out.
Quick Attack
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Steel Wing
70
90%
25
10% chance to raise the user's Defense by 1.
Tackle
35
95%
35
No additional effect.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
U-turn
70
100%
20
User switches out after damaging the target.
Wing Attack
60
100%
35
No additional effect.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Defog
--
--
15
-1 evasion; clears target side's hazards/screens.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Feather Dance
--
100%
15
Lowers the target's Attack by 2.
Foresight
--
--
40
Fighting, Normal hit Ghost. Evasiveness ignored.
Growl
--
100%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Attack by 1.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Roost
--
--
10
Heals 50% HP. Flying-type removed 'til turn ends.
Sand Attack
--
100%
15
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Tailwind
--
--
30
For 3 turns, allies' Speed is doubled.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Whirlwind
--
100%
20
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Staravia can perform in Diamond/Pearl. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive DP Move and Ability Combos for Staravia

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