How to beat Poison Team Star Atticus in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

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Pokemon Scarlet & Violet’s Poison Crew can be found in the Thagtree Thicket and should be the third location players face off against in the Starfall Street storyline. All trainers use poison types, making ground and psychic type pokemon the best counters. It is recommended to have Pokemon at level 32 or higher to keep up with the battles. This is how to beat Atticus, the Poison Crew Leader in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet.

How to Defeat Team Star Poison Crew in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

When approaching the Poison Crew in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, players should get their Pokemon to at least level 32. At this point, it is recommended that players have already defeated Dark Crews and Fire Crews. The Grunt that players fight as they approach the gates of the base has two Pokémon, a level 30 Gulpin and a level 31 Shroodle. Since these Pokemon are not evolved, they should easily go down with a super effective ground or psychic move. Even neutral moves like Water or Fire will work if players want to use their Launchers.

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After entering the gate, players will need to take out 30 Pokemon with the first three Pokemon in their party. If they need healing at any point, they can be healed from the vending machines around the level. With 10 minutes to clear the wave of Pokemon, this shouldn’t be much of a problem, but if it is, leveling up and using Pokemon with Types that resist Poison moves should make it easier. These types are Poison, Rock, Ground, and Ghost, with Steel being immune to all Poison moves. The Pokémon that are sent during the wave are:

  • Foongus and Amoongus – Grass/Poison weak to Flying, Fire, Ice and Psychic.
  • gulpin and swallow – Pure Poison weak to Psychic and Ground.
  • Venonat – Pure Poison weak to Psychic and Ground.
  • Woope and Clodsire pat – Poison/Ground weak to Water, Psychic, Ground and Ice.
  • varoom – Steel/Poison weak to Earth and Fire.
  • Grafaiai – Poison/Normal weak to Psychic and Ground.
  • gloomier – Pure Poison weak to Psychic and Ground.
  • Seviper – Pure Poison weak to Psychic and Ground.
  • expensively – Ghost/Poison weak to Ghost, Psychic and Dark.

How to beat Atticus (Team Star Poison Boss) in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

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Poison Crew boss Atticus uses four Pokemon, all level 32. Each Pokemon has some type of coverage against the psychic Pokemon players might be using, but won’t have much to hit against a ground type. Uses of Atticus Skunk Tank, Muk, Bathroomand his Navi Starmobile, which is piloted by a Bathroom and has the same Type, Poison/Steel. Skuntank is partly Dark-type, making it the only Psychic-immune Pokémon on your team. Once the fight is over, players can start heading to the Normal Gym.

The recommended area prior to this is the Aquatic Gym. If players haven’t already done so, they should check out How to Beat Gym Leader Kofu in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet in Pro Game Guides.

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