The 30 BEST Starly Counters (Updated March 2024)

Raid Battles

This guide displays a list of best Starly counters in Pokémon GO with their Fast Attacks, Charged Attacks, DPS (damage per second), TDO (total damage output), faints, TTW (time to win), and score. The list is sorted by the score, which is calculated based on the DPS and TDO. Each Pokemon's move type is indicated by an icon beside the move name.

Best Starly Pokémon GO counters are Mega Diancie, Shadow Rampardos, Shadow Rhyperior, Mega Tyranitar, Shadow Magnezone, Shadow Raikou, and Mega Manectric. These Pokémon perform best with the moves outlined below. We suggest a minimum group size of 1 - 3 Trainers to defeat Starly in a 3-Star Raid.

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          Best counter 👑

          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega DiancieMega Diancie
          Rock Throw / Rock Slide
          #1
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow RampardosShadow Rampardos
          Smack Down / Rock Slide
          #2
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow RhyperiorShadow Rhyperior
          Smack Down / Rock Wrecker
          #3
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega TyranitarMega Tyranitar
          Smack Down / Stone Edge
          #4
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow MagnezoneShadow Magnezone
          Volt Switch / Wild Charge
          #5
          Shadow Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Shadow RaikouShadow Raikou
          Thunder Shock / Wild Charge
          #6
          Mega Pokemon BackgroundOfficial artwork of Mega ManectricMega Manectric
          Thunder Fang / Wild Charge
          #7
          #
          Name
          Fast Attack
          Charged Attack
          DPS
          TDO
          Faints
          TTW
          Score
          1.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega DiancieMega Pokémon iconMega DiancieRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 95.393838.5042s201.4
          2.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RampardosShadow RampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 101.652851.2141s199.4
          3.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RhyperiorShadow RhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *88.674477.7044s196.1
          4.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega TyranitarMega Pokémon iconMega TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 81.335872.1047s193.5
          5.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MagnezoneShadow MagnezoneElectricVolt Switch ElectricWild Charge 86.094407.4046s190.9
          6.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow RaikouShadow RaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 89.393703.8045s189.9
          7.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega ManectricMega Pokémon iconMega ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 89.933440.3145s187.9
          8.Thumbnail image of XurkitreeXurkitreeElectricThunder Shock ElectricDischarge 90.963270.2144s187.7
          9.Thumbnail image of ZekromZekromElectricCharge Beam ElectricFusion Bolt *84.424343.8046s187.4
          10.Thumbnail image of Therian Forme ThundurusTherian Forme ThundurusElectricVolt Switch ElectricWildbolt Storm *88.943484.4145s186.7
          11.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega RayquazaMega Pokémon iconMega RayquazaDragonDragon Tail FlyingDragon Ascent 88.223547.0145s186.2
          12.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ElectivireShadow ElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 92.592917.2144s185.9
          13.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ZapdosShadow ZapdosElectricThunder Shock *ElectricThunderbolt 87.083553.6146s184.4
          14.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AerodactylMega Pokémon iconMega AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 82.804225.0047s183.5
          15.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow Alolan GolemShadow Alolan GolemRockRollout *ElectricWild Charge 79.634348.5049s178.9
          16.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow TyranitarShadow TyranitarRockSmack Down *RockStone Edge 80.773950.1049s177.4
          17.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MamoswineShadow MamoswineIcePowder Snow IceAvalanche 91.712396.2146s177.3
          18.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow LuxrayShadow LuxrayElectricSpark ElectricWild Charge 86.522748.8147s174.0
          19.Mega Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Mega AmpharosMega Pokémon iconMega AmpharosElectricVolt Switch ElectricZap Cannon 78.213935.5050s172.8
          20.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow AggronShadow AggronRockSmack Down RockMeteor Beam 73.874661.1052s171.0
          21.Thumbnail image of RampardosRampardosRockSmack Down RockRock Slide 83.822784.0149s170.2
          22.Thumbnail image of RhyperiorRhyperiorRockSmack Down RockRock Wrecker *73.324350.2053s167.6
          23.Thumbnail image of MagnezoneMagnezoneElectricVolt Switch ElectricWild Charge 71.524263.2054s163.6
          24.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow WeavileShadow WeavileIceIce Shard IceAvalanche 87.681908.9149s163.3
          25.Thumbnail image of RaikouRaikouElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 74.063606.8053s162.6
          26.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow MewtwoShadow MewtwoPsychicPsycho Cut ElectricThunderbolt 82.682325.7150s162.2
          27.Thumbnail image of TyrantrumTyrantrumRockRock Throw RockMeteor Beam 74.423467.7153s161.9
          28.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow ManectricShadow ManectricElectricThunder Fang ElectricWild Charge 84.302059.2150s160.7
          29.Thumbnail image of ElectivireElectivireElectricThunder Shock ElectricWild Charge 76.642846.4153s159.2
          30.Shadow Pokemon BackgroundThumbnail image of Shadow AerodactylShadow AerodactylRockRock Throw RockRock Slide 77.652686.9152s159.0
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          Group size

          You need at least 1 Trainers to defeat a Starly in a 3-Star Raid.

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          • Minimum group size: 1 Trainers
          • Optimal group size: 2 - 3 Trainers
          • Very easy with: 4+ Trainers

          Starly CP range from Raids

          Starly can be caught with the following Combat Power after being defeated in Raids:

          • From 372 CP to 410 CP, with no weather boost
          • From 465 CP to 513 CP with Partly Cloudy and Windy weather boost

          Starly weaknesses

          Starly type chart

          When fighting Starly, keep in mind the that Normal and Flying-type Pokémon are weak to Electric, Ice, and Rock type moves. They take reduced damage from Bug, Grass, Ghost, and Ground type moves.

          Takes increased damage
          ElectricElectric160.0%
          IceIce160.0%
          RockRock160.0%
          Takes decreased damage
          GhostGhost39.1%
          GroundGround39.1%
          BugBug62.5%
          GrassGrass62.5%

          Type chart shows the percentage (%) of damage taken from an incoming attack of a particular type.

          Best move-types and weather for Starly Raids

          Move-typeUsage (%)Weather
          Electric146.0%
          • rainRain
          Rock130.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Ice74.0%
          • snowSnow
          Dragon12.0%
          • windyWindy
          Psychic8.0%
          • windyWindy
          Steel8.0%
          • snowSnow
          Flying6.0%
          • windyWindy
          Normal6.0%
          • partlyCloudyPartly Cloudy
          Water4.0%
          • rainRain
          Fire4.0%
          • sunnySunny
          Poison2.0%
          • cloudyCloudy

          About our ranking methodology

          Our guide provides detailed information on recommended Pokémon and moves that are most effective against Starly in Raid Battles. Whether you're looking for the best counters to take Starly down quickly with high DPS, or the tankiest counters that can withstand its attacks, our guide has something for every trainer.

          When calculating the best counters for any Pokémon, our simulator takes into account various factors, such as the defender's typing and average DPS against each attacker, the weather's influence, energy left over from using charge attacks, Shadow Pokémon attack and defense stat changes, and more. During the initial phase of simulations, we calculate DPS and TDO for each attacker that is currently available in the game, and then we continue to rank them.

          We use a ranking method developed by a Reddit user named /u/Elastic_Space, which is described in detail in this Reddit post. It is a fairly complicated, but very well thought-out mathematical model for predicting simulation results without actually running the simulations. It also correlates with field data almost too well not to be used. Reddit

          Our Time to Win (TTW) and Faint numbers are also estimated, and should be taken with a grain of salt. Since we do not account for factors like Friendship and Mega damage boost, they will differ from actual experience in the field.