The player has a lot of missions to complete in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, like breaking up the seemingly-evil Team Star, discovering the unidentified new Titan Pokemon, discovering and catching every species of Pokemon in the region to complete the Pokedex, or beating every single Pokemon Gym in the region to compete in the Pokemon League, become a Paldea Champion, and be the very best like no one ever was.
Even after finishing all that, as well as the main story of the game and watching the credits roll, the player has many options. One of these will be a rematch between former Team Star squads!
This guide will give you everything you need to know to defeat Team Star’s Navi Squad/Poison Crew in a rematch! Consider this your spoiler warning for some post-game details!
The Team Star squad bases have been renamed Star Training Centers post-game. Like before, the Navi Squad Base is located in the southwestern part of Tagtree Thicket (north of Zapapico or south of Glaseado Mountain).
The player can get to the area by following the path north of Levincia, heading right to the path that leads to the East Province (Area Three) Watchtower, then following the path until the player reaches the East Province (Area Three) Pokemon Center and find the entrance to Tagtree Thicket.
Star Barrage: Rematch!
After finishing the main story and watching the credits roll, the player can take on the Star Barrage again against the Navi Squad of the newly formed Star Training Centers. In case you forgot, in a Star Barrage, the player must battle a certain amount of Pokemon within the time limit by pressing the R button to send out a few Pokemon, particularly the first three Pokemon in the player’s party, and let them battle the Grunts’ Pokemon all at once.
The player will lose if the timer expires or all of their Pokemon run out of health. If the player’s Pokemon are running low on health, they can speak with Clive at the base’s entrance and request that he heal them, or they can interact with any vending machines there. The player can also retreat and give up before the timer expires by pressing the Y button.
Approach the base’s gate, interact with the bell with a glowing button, and confirm on the prompt that the player wants to train at the STC using the first Pokemon in the player’s party to begin the Star Barrage rematch against Team Star’s Navi Squad.
Continuing the Rematch
Atticus will announce over the speakers that the player must defeat 50 of the Navi Squad’s Pokemon within 10 minutes (instead of defeating 30 Pokemon like in the player’s first attempts) after confirming the Star Barrage rematch against them.
This Star Barrage rematch is simple to defeat if the player has three strong Pokemon. You can also win if you can effectively damage Poison-type Pokemon.
As this is the Poison crew’s base, all of the Grunts inside the base will use a Poison-type Pokemon (some Pokemon will have dual types but one of them will be Poison-type). So, with that in mind, it’s worth noting that Poison-type Pokemon have a weakness to Ground and Psychic-type Pokemon (super effective), so it is recommended to use three Pokemon of these types to defeat the grunts with ease.
The amount of LP awarded to the player following the Star Barrage will depend on how quickly the player completes it. So, the player will earn more LP the quicker they defeat 50 Pokemon belonging to the Navi Squad Grunts.
Navi Squad Boss Atticus: Rematch!
A rematch with the recently reinvented Star Training Center Squad Bosses can also be requested. The Squad Bosses in the game can only be battled once per in-game day.
To challenge Atticus, the boss of Navi Squad, enter the Navi Squad base and head to the large tent with a huge Poke Ball sign. Atticus will be there with two Grunts. When the player talks to Atticus, select ‘Yes’ on the prompt to start the battle against Atticus!
Atticus will use five Poison-type Pokemon: a Level 65 Skuntank, a Level 65 Muk, a Level 65 Toxapex, a Level 65 Dragalge, and a Level 66 Revavroom. Unlike when the player first battled against him, Atticus will use more than four Pokemon. However, he will not use the Navi Starmobile. Atticus will not Terastallize any of his Pokemon.
With that in mind, it is important to note that Skuntank is a Dark and Poison-type Pokemon that is weak (super effective) to Ground-type move, resistant (not very effective) to Dark-type, Ghost-type, Grass-type, and Poison-type moves, and immune (no effect) to Psychic-type moves.
Atticus’ Skuntank will use the following moves during the Navi Squad Rematch:
- Sucker Punch is a physical Dark-type attack with 70 Power and 100 Accuracy that will only inflict damage if the opposing Pokemon is about to use a move that deals or else will fail after the target Pokemon has made their move or if the target Pokemon is not preparing a move that deals damage.
- Toxic is a Poison-type status move with 100 Accuracy. It will poison the target Pokemon even if they use moves like Fly or Dig. It cannot break through moves like Protect or Detect.
- Venoshock is a special Poison-type attack with 65 Power and 100 Accuracy. It deals twice the damage if the target Pokemon is poisoned.
- Flamethrower is a special Fire-type move with 90 Power and 100 Accuracy. It deals damage and has a 10% chance of burning the opposing Pokemon.
Aside from that, Atticus’ Skuntank has the Ability called Stench, which means that it has a 10% chance of making the target Pokemon flinch after the Pokemon with the Ability attacks it.
Muk is a Poison-type Pokemon, so it is weak (super effective) to Ground-type and Psychic-type moves and resistant (not very effective) to the Bug-type, Fairy-type, Fighting-type, Grass-type, and Poison-type moves.
Atticus’ Muk will use the following moves during the Navi Squad Rematch:
- Sludge Wave is a special Poison-type move with 95 Power and 100 Accuracy. Aside from dealing damage, it also has a 10% chance of inflicting Poison on the opposing Pokemon.
- Minimize is a Normal-type status move that will raise the Evasion of the Pokemon using the move by two stages.
- Drain Punch is a physical Fighting-type move with 75 Power and 100 Accuracy. Aside from dealing damage, it also recovers the Pokemon using the move’s HP by half of the damage dealt.
- Acid Armor is a Poison-type status move that raises the Pokemon’s Defense stat using the move by two stages.
Also, Atticus’ Muk has the Stench Ability, which, again, has a 10% chance of causing the opposing Pokemon to flinch after the Pokemon with the Ability attacks it.
Toxapex is a Poison and Water-type Pokemon that is weak (super effective) to Electric-type, Ground-type, and Psychic-type moves and resistant (not very effective) to the Bug-type, Fairy type, Fighting-type, Fire-type, Ice-type, Poison-type, Steel-type, and Water-type moves.
Atticus’ Toxapex will use the following moves:
- Baneful Bunker is a Poison-type status move that will protect the Pokemon using the move from attacks. It will then inflict Poison on the opposing Pokemon that makes direct contact.
- Hydro Pump is a special Water-type attack with 110 Power and 80 Accuracy.
- Venoshock is a special Poison-type move with 65 Power and 100 Accuracy. It deals double damage if the target Pokemon is already poisoned.
- Blizzard is a special Ice-type attack with 110 Power and 70 Accuracy. It not only deals damage but also has a 10% chance of freezing the opposing Pokemon and increased Accuracy if a Snowstorm is active.
Aside from its moves, Atticus’ Toxapex also has the Ability called Merciless, which will make the Pokemon with the Ability’s attacks become critical hits if the Pokemon with the Ability is poisoned.
Dragalge is a Dragon and Poison-type Pokemon that is weak (super effective) to Dragon-type, Ground-type, Ice-type, and Psychic-type moves and resistant (not very effective) to the Bug-type, Electric-type, Fighting-type, Fire-type, Poison-type, Water-type, and especially Grass-type moves.
Atticus’ Dragalge will use the following moves:
- Dragon Pulse is a special Dragon-type move with 85 Power and 100 Accuracy.
- Venoshock, Venoshock is a special Poison-type move with 65 Power and 100 Accuracy. It deals double damage if the target Pokemon is already poisoned.
- Toxic is a Poison-type status moves with 100 Accuracy. It will poison the target Pokemon and inflict Poison even if they use moves like Fly or Dig. However, it cannot break through moves like Protect or Detect.
- Protect is a Normal-type status move that will protect the Pokemon using the move from attacks. It has a chance of failing if the move is used consecutively.
Additionally, Atticus’ Dragalge has the Ability called Poison Point, meaning it has a 30% chance of inflicting Poison on the opposing Pokemon that makes direct contact with the Pokemon with the Ability.
Revavroom is a Poison and Steel-type Pokemon, so it is weak (super effective) to Fire-type and especially Ground-type moves, resistant (not very effective) to Dragon-type, Flying-type, Ice-type, Normal-type, Rock-type, Steel-type, and especially Bug-type, Fairy-type, and Grass-type moves, and immune (no effect) to Poison-type moves.
Atticus’ Revavroom will use the following moves:
- Spin Out is a physical Steel-type attack with 100 Power and 100 Accuracy. It deals damage and decreases the Speed stat of the Pokemon using the move by two stages.
- Poison Jab is a physical Poison-type move with 80 Power and 100 Accuracy. It deals damage and has a 30% chance of poisoning the target Pokemon.
- Zen Headbutt is a physical Psychic-type move with 80 Power and 90 Accuracy. It inflicts damage and has a 20% chance of making the target Pokemon flinch.
- Overheat is a special Fire-type attack with 130 Power and 90 Accuracy. In addition to causing damage, it also decreases the Pokemon using the move’s Special Attack stat by two stages.
Aside from that, Atticus’ Revavroom has the Ability called Overcoat, which will protect the Pokemon with the Ability from the effects of Powder moves and the weather.
As Atticus’s Pokemon are Level 65 and 66, it is advised that the player use Pokemon that are Level 67 and higher with Ground-type moves. Ground-type moves can effectively damage all of Atticus’s Pokemon, especially Revavroom.
Psychic-type moves can also be great as they can deal super effective damage against Atticus’ Muk, Toxapex, and Dragalge.
It is also important to emphasize that the Atticus team has many moves that will inflict Poison’s status condition on the player’s Pokemon. Because of that, it is also recommended to use Steel-type Pokemon as they are immune to Poison-type moves.
With Steel-type Pokemon, however, watch out for Atticus’ Skuntank and Revavroom as they have attacks, specifically Skuntank’s Flamethrower and Revavroom’s Overheat, that effectively damage Steel-type Pokemon.
The player will receive 11,880 Pokemon Dollars after defeating Navi Squad’s boss, Atticus. The player could still fight the other ex-Team Star Squad Bosses in the Paldea region, but they would have to wait until the following day in the game to do so