This page explains how to beat Team Star’s Poison 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 the Team Star Poison Crew and their leader, Atticus.
Where is the Poison Crew Located?
Team Star’s Poison Crew is located next to Tagtree Thicket, around north-east Paldea.
Best Way to Reach the Poison Crew
To reach the Poison Crew’s base, we suggest heading north-west from Levincia, where the Electric Gym is. To reach Levincia from Mesagoza, exit via the east gate and pass through South Province (Area Three) towards Artazon. Leave via the east gate of Artazon and follow the road north-west and eventually east.
At Levincia, exit via the north gate into East Province (Area Three). Follow the road north, then west. Halfway along, you can encounter the Steel Titan. At this point, travel west-north-west to reach a Pokémon Center outside Tagtree Thicket. The base entrance isn’t far from here.
When to Fight the Poison Crew?
We recommend attempting the Dark Crew when your Pokémon are above Level 33. Also, since your opponents mainly use Poisontype Pokémon, you’ll want at least one or two Pokémon that can handle them in your team.
Recommended Pokémon for the Poison Crew
Here are some suggestions:
- Paldean or its evolved form Clodsire, both Poison and Ground . You can find these around southern Paldea.
- or its evolved form , both Ground . You may find these in mountainous areas.
- or , both Dragon and Ground . These wander inside Colonnade Hollow, east from Port Marinada.
- Flittle or its evolved form Espathra, both Psychic . These are found in desert or mountainous areas.
- or its evolved form Farigiraf, both Normal and Psychic . The former roams West Province (Area 2). You can then evolve it after Level 32, when it learns Twin Beam.
- or its evolved form , both Steel and Psychic . These are found near ruins–of note, there are Level 35 ish Bronzong at the ruins near Medali.
Attacking the Poison Crew’s Base
Walk towards the barricade to trigger a cutscene. If you decide to fight, a fellow student will run in to assist Team Star.
Pokémon Trainer Youssef
Two very weak Pokémon, so nothing to worry about. Unless you’ve wandered in at a low Level.
When you regain control, ring the doorbell at the gates to begin the gauntlet.
In a Star Barrage, you must defeat opposing Pokémon by auto-battling with . 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.
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 , look for a vending machine. Finally, if it’s not looking good, you can press 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:
Unlike the previous Star Barrage, there’s a decent variety of Pokémon here.
Shroodle and Grafaiai are in a similar boat to the first four.
Paldean Wooper and Clodsire have additional weaknesses in Waterand Ice .
Finally, for Varoom, prioritize Groundover Psychic. Fire is also a great choice.
After proving your skills, the leader of the Poison Crew will show their face.