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PVE Movesets Grades
PVE Offensive Moves Explanation
Wing Attack should be paired with Brave Bird for acceptable Flying DPS.
Quick Attack is theoretically superior, but doesn’t have much practical use.
Close Combat and especially Heat Wave perform terribly.
PVE Defensive Moves Explanation
Wing Attack hits harder than Quick Attack and offers better coverage.
Close Combat and Brave Bird are equally hard to dodge, but the former has better counter coverage.
Heat Wave is Staraptor’s worst defensive charged move.
Staraptor is arguably the best regional bird in the game in terms of stats, boasting the same Attack stat as Machamp! However, Brave Bird is just too weak for it to fully express its potential, merely settling for a mediocre spot among Flying-type attackers instead.
The positive side is that less prepared trainers can use it as a cheap option to solo Machamp, by evolving high level Starly without the need to invest any stardust.