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Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

How to Beat the Fairy Crew in Scarlet & Violet

Vincent Lau

This is a guide for defeating Team Star’s Fairy Crew in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet. We go into detail about where exactly you can find their base, the best way to reach the base and when you should take on the task of fighting Team Star’s Fairy Crew and their leader, Ortega.

Where is the Fairy Crew Located?

(1 of 2) The Fairy Crew’s base is located north from Glaseado Mountain.

The Fairy Crew’s base is located north from Glaseado Mountain. (left), Location of the Fairy Crew’s base on the map. (right)

Team Star’s Fairy Crew is located at the northernmost area of Paldea, within North Province (Area Three).

Best Way to Reach the Fairy Crew

The quickest, most direct way to reach the Fairy Crew is by cutting through Glaseado Mountain, in northern Paldea.

If you already completed the Ghost Gym, you can simply travel north-west from Montenevera, towards the North Province (Area Three) Pokémon Center. The journey is downhill, so should be very easy.

However, if you haven’t done the Ghost gym yet, start from Medali (where the Normal Gym is) and follow the road leading north-east. At one point, you’ll need to cross the river, but there should be a bridge. If there’s no bridge, use the Jump ability from the Steel Titan to leap across.

(1 of 2) If you’ve visited Montenevera already, this will be easy.

If you’ve visited Montenevera already, this will be easy. (left), Exit the town near the north-west, then jump down the mountain. Whee! (right)

If that doesn’t work, try heading east from Medali instead, then go north where the signpost is, before entering Dalizapa Passage. Follow the mountain trail around until you reach the snowy part of Glaseado Mountain. Then climb up from there, towards Montenevera, perhaps.

By the way, if you obtained the Climb ability, from defeating the Dragon Titan, you can climb across Glaseado Mountain with minimal hassle. However, the Dragon Titan is higher Level than the Fairy Crew, so you may prefer to wait after beating the Fairy Crew instead.

Furthermore, if you have the "Surf" iconSurf ability from the Flying Titan (can be obtained fairly early on), you can swim around the outer edge of Paldea, towards the northern shore. For example, by starting at Porto Marinada and traveling clock-wise. This will take a long time, but there won’t be much blocking your path.

When to Fight the Fairy Crew?

We recommend fighting the Fairy Crew when your Pokémon are above Level 50. Also, since your opponents mainly use Fairy Fairy type Pokémon, you’ll want multiple Pokémon that can handle them in your team.

Recommended Pokémon for the Fairy Crew

In general, Poison Poison and Steel Steel types should be your go-to Pokémon here.

(1 of 2) There’s a Tera Revavroom not too far away, towards the east.

There’s a Tera Revavroom not too far away, towards the east. (left), You can also find Cufant and Copperajah nearby. (right)

Here are some suggestions:

Attacking the Fairy Crew’s Base

Like usual, approach the barricade to trigger a cutscene. If you decide to fight, your opponent will be a visiting instructor.

Pokémon Trainer Harrington

(1 of 2) Harrington has some history with Ortega.

Harrington has some history with Ortega. (left), Be careful: Harrington doesn’t just have Fairy-types. (right)

Pokémon Level Type
"Morgrem" IconMorgrem 48 Dark Dark Fairy Fairy
"Hattrem" IconHattrem 49 Psychic

Despite being a dual type, "Morgrem" IconMorgrem is weak to Poison Poison and Steel Steel, so you should be sorted.

"Hattrem" IconHattrem isn’t a Fairy, so be wary. Batter it with a Dark Dark, Bug Bug or Ghost Ghost type.

Star Barrage

You probably know the drill by now, but just in case…

In a Star Barrage, you must defeat opposing Pokémon by auto-battling with Joy-Con-R. Simply press the button to throw your Pokémon; it will then attack whatever is in front. You can send out up to three Pokémon simultaneously.

(1 of 2) So long as your Pokémon are decently high Level…

So long as your Pokémon are decently high Level… (left), This Star Barrage should be another breeze. (right)

If your Pokémon take damage, you can speak to Clive to heal your Pokémon. If any get knocked out and you’ve ran out of "Revive" iconRevives, look for a vending machine. Finally, if it’s not looking good, you can press Joy-Con-ButtonY to give up.

You’ll lose the Star Barrage if all of your Pokémon are KO’d or you run out of time before defeating the required amount of Pokémon. On this occasion, you have 10 minutes to defeat 30 Pokémon.

Team Star Grunts should send out their Pokémon when you’re relatively close. After beating up those Pokémon, keep moving, in search of other grunts. There should be more than enough Pokémon and more than enough time. We managed to clear within 2 minutes.

Here are the Pokémon we encountered:

Image Pokémon Type
Kirlia "Kirlia" IconKirlia "Psychic" iconPsychic Psychic Fairy Fairy
Gardevoir "Gardevoir" IconGardevoir "Psychic" iconPsychic Psychic Fairy Fairy
Impidimp "Impidimp" IconImpidimp Dark Dark Fairy Fairy
Morgrem "Morgrem" IconMorgrem Dark Dark Fairy Fairy
Grimmsnarl "Grimmsnarl" IconGrimmsnarl Dark Dark Fairy Fairy
Tinkatink Tinkatink Fairy Fairy Steel Steel
Tinkatuff Tinkatuff Fairy Fairy Steel Steel
Jigglypuff "Jigglypuff" IconJigglypuff Normal Normal Fairy Fairy
Wigglytuff "Wigglytuff" IconWigglytuff Normal Normal Fairy Fairy
Fidough Fidough Fairy Fairy
Daschbun Daschbun Fairy Fairy
Mimikyu "Mimikyu" IconMimikyu Ghost Ghost Fairy Fairy
Florges "Florges" IconFlorges Fairy Fairy

Versus "Kirlia" IconKirlia and "Gardevoir" IconGardevoir, Ghost Ghost is also great.

For the "Impidimp" IconImpidimp line, stick with the common counters: Poison Poison or Steel Steel.

Against Tinkatink and Tinkatuff, Steel is OK, but avoid Poison. Use Fire Fire or Ground Ground if you have them.

Jiggly, Wiggly and the bread dogs are weak to the common counters.

If facing "Mimikyu" IconMimikyu, Poison is OK. Besides Steel Steel, Ghost Ghost is also strong.

Finally, "Florges" IconFlorges is another pure Fairy, so blast it with the common counters.

After making a right ruckus, the leader of the Fairy Crew will show their face.

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    17 November 2022
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    10 May 2024
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