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How to Beat Team Star's Fairy Crew Leader, Ortega

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Vincent Lau

This is a guide for defeating Ortega, Boss of Team Star’s Fairy Crew in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet. Ortega is an experienced Fairy-type trainer so be prepared to bring some good counters with you!

You can challenge Ortega after completing the Star Barrage at the Fairy Crew’s base in North Province (Area Three), accessible via Glaseado Mountain

Recommended Pokémon for Ortega

Your Pokémon team should ideally be Level 50 or higher for this battle.

In general, you’ll want to bring along Poison Poison and Steel Steel types.

For a list of recommended Pokémon species, please refer to the previous page.

Ortega of the Team Star

(1 of 2) Ortega is your typical spoiled kid.

Ortega is your typical spoiled kid. (left), First up is the cuddly "Azumarill" IconAzumarill. (right)

Pokémon Level Type
"Azumarill" IconAzumarill 50 Water Water Fairy Fairy
"Wigglytuff" IconWigglytuff 50 Normal Normal Fairy Fairy
Dachsbun 51 Fairy Fairy
Revavroom (Ruchbah Starmobile) 50 Fairy Fairy

Ortega leads with "Azumarill" IconAzumarill. Steel-types merely deal neutral damage here; Poison Poison is the way to go. Grass Grass and Electric Electric are also great. But Grass should be mindful of Bounce. Also, physical attackers won’t like "Charm" iconCharm, which greatly lowers Attack.

Next up may be "Wigglytuff" IconWigglytuff. The usual counters work here: Poison Poison and Steel Steel. Likewise, it can use "Charm" iconCharm to weaken physical attackers. Furthermore, if your Pokémon is male and its attack makes contact with "Wigglytuff" IconWigglytuff, it may fall in love!

Dachsbun is a pure Fairy-type, so susceptible to the usual Poison Poison and Steel Steel. Similar to the two before it, it can weaken physical attackers by using Baby-Doll Eyes. This only lowers Attack by one stage, but it has increased priority.

(1 of 2) "Misty Terrain" iconMisty Terrain could be a nuisance.

"Misty Terrain" iconMisty Terrain could be a nuisance. (left), But the Starmobile may use Steel Roller to get rid of it. (right)

Finally, Ortega will bring out his ride: a Fairy-type Starmobile. This one has the Misty Surge ability, which summons "Misty Terrain" iconMisty Terrain when it enters battle, preventing status ailments. However, it may use Steel Roller, a Steel-type attack that removes terrain effects…

Additionally, it can use "Confuse Ray" iconConfuse Ray to inflict confusion–probably the most annoying move it has. It can also use Spin Out, like the Poison Crew’s Starmobile–a strong Steel-type attack that greatly lowers its own Speed. Plus an actual Fairy attack: Magical Torque, which deals high damage and has a high chance of confuse. Ouch.

With that said, a solid Poison Poison or Steel Steel type should easily hold its ground. Now’s the ideal time to send your own Revavroom to laugh at its face. Besides that, a Fire Fire type can wall the Ruchbah Starmobile really good as well.

After the Battle

After demolishing Ortega’s dreams (you jerk! Just kidding), you’ll receive a Star Badge from him and TM079 "Dazzling Gleam" iconDazzling Gleam. This teaches a Fairy-type attack that hits both opposing Pokémon during Double Battles.

While leaving the base, Cassiopeia will call you again, unlocking additional TMs that you can craft at the TM Machine. Also, their helper will supply you with various Pokémon materials for crafting TMs.

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  • Publisher
    Nintendo, Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms,
    Switch
  • Guide Release
    17 November 2022
  • Last Updated
    29 November 2022
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