You’re in the home stretch of the main story of Scarlet and Violet. Most of Team Star has been sent packing, and you’ve likely finished all 8 of the main Gyms, so things are starting to get intense. The battles against these Fairy-type Trainers will some of the tougher ones in the Starfall Street storyline, as you’re going ot need to have a team above level 50 to deal with them. Once you’ve reached this point in the story though, that won’t be too much of a bother. Still, that won’t make the fight too easy. Keep reading to learn more about how to beat Team Star’s boss Ortega, and the Fairy Crew Base.
How to reach the Fairy Crew Base in Scarlet and Violet
You can reach the Fairy Crew Team Star Base either by foot or with Miraidon/Koraidon’s base ride abilities. You don’t need any story abilities that you don’t already have, it’s just a bit of a trek. Assuming you have already beaten the Ice and Ghost Gyms, you have a much shorter path. If you haven’t for some reason, go do those first, and you’ll have an easier time reaching this Team Star base. Once you do that, take Dalizapa Passage and head to Glaseado Mountain. Your goal is to head back down the mountain to reach the Pokemon Center at North Province Area 3. Head north from there to reach Ortega’s base.
The first Trainer you face at the gate will be Harrington, who will use a level 48 Morgrem and a level 49 Hattrem. Those two are basic Fairy-types, so Steel and Poison to bring them down. Now, it’s time to once again defeat a Star Barrage. It’s the same as before, but this time you’re up against cutesy, and dangerous Fairy types.
During the Fairy Crew’s Star Barrage challenge, you’ll face the following Pokémon:
If you find yourself too low-leveled, you can give up by pressing the Y button. But if you got this far without doing that, you should be fine. Also, you can stop by Clive at the gate to heal your team. Be sure to do that before finishing off the Star Barrage to put your team in tip-top shape for the battle against Team Star’s Boss Ortega. Once you’re past the Star Barrage, you’re getting into a rather challenging battle.
What Pokemon you bring depends a bit on what levels you have available, as well as type choices. Poison and Steel will work best here to hit the weaknesses of the Fairy types. Having a few of those moves on deck for tough spots against Ortega will be a huge help. Clodsire was a good option for many. Toxtricity can be a good secondary. Corviknight with Steel Wing is one option as a backup. For Steel types, bring something like Revavroom and Iron Head to break a bunch of the Fairy types.
Here’s Ortega’s team breakdown:
- Azumarill: Level 50 – Type: Water/Fairy – Moves: Aqua Tail, Play Rough, Bounce, Charm
- Wigglytuff: Level 50 – Type: Normal/Fairy – Moves: Body Slam, Play Rough, Gyro Ball, Charm
- Dachsbun: Level 51 – Type: Fairy – Moves: Crunch, Play Rough, Baby-Doll Eyes, Mud-Slap
- Revavroom: Level 50 – Type: Fairy – Moves: Confuse Ray, Magical Torque, Spin Out, Steel Roller
Steel-type Pokémon will work really well against Ortega’s team. Their only Pokémon that even has a move to fight back against steel is Dachsbun’s Mud Slap. Poison is effective against Ortega’s Fairy-types as well, and it has the same Ground-type weakness as Steel. Electric types can help against Azumarill as well.
One thing to really watch out for is Wigglytuff. Not only will Charm make it tankier, but if your Pokémon is male and its attack makes contact with it, it may get locked into an “in love” state that makes the fight much harder. If any of your physical attackers have lowered Attack, you can switch them out to remove the stat drop.
When you overcome this Team Star boss, Ortega gives you TM79 (Dazzling Gleam), a special fairy-type move that deals lots of damage.