How to beat Mela in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, and Team Star Fire Crew’s base location
Mela He is the leader of the Schedar Squad in Pokemon Scarlet and VioletWho are the fire team of evil Star team.
To get Mela’s star badge in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, you’ll first need to clear the barrage of fire stars inside the base, and then defeat Mela herself.
To help you earn that badge and progress through the Starfall Street story, we’ve detailed where to find the team star fire team base below, along with which Pokémon you have to face off base, and how to remove Star Barrage and Defeat Star Fire Team Leader Mela.
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Team Star’s Fire Crew base location in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
You can find the base of the Team Star Fire Crew in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet just north of Artazon in the Eastern Province (Area 1) location. The entrance with the Grunts guarding it is marked with a red fire icon on your map.
To quickly find the Firebase, fly to the Pokemon Center northeast of Artazon and then follow the main path towards, which will lead you to the base.
When you get close enough to the entrance of the Schedar Squad base after a cutscene plays, you’ll automatically talk to a Grunts outside and enter a battle with them, so it’s a good idea to make sure your Pokemon are healed up. before heading to the base.
Schedar Squad Grunt Pokémon outside Team Star’s Fire Crew base in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
The Grunt outside the Star Fire Crew base in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet will fight with a Level 25 Houndourwhich is a dual fire and dark type, so make sure you have a Water, Ground, Rock, or Fighting-type in your team’s first slot.
We used the Paldean Wooper Clodsire evolution at level 28 to beat his Houndour quickly.
Once you defeat Schedar Squad Grunt’s Houndour, you will get 1,300 prize moneyand gain access to the fire team base.
However, before ringing the bell to enter the Fire Team Star base, make sure the first three pokemon in your team are fully healedsince you will only be able to use them in the next challenge.
How to Complete Star Barrage at Team Star’s Fire Crew Base in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
To clear Team Star’s Fire base, you must defeat 30 of their Pokémon in 10 minutes during a ‘Starfall’, then fight the Fire Crew leader, Mela.
You’ll be using the Let’s Go feature to take on the Star Barrage, so press ‘R’ to send out your Pokemon when you encounter groups of enemies. You can continue to press ‘R’ to summon more of your Pokémon and move them between areas when you come across more enemies.
During Fire Crew’s Star Barrage Challenge, you’ll face off against the following Pokémon:
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Although we recommend using Water, ground or rock type – since fire-types are weak against them – to prepare for the upcoming boss fight, almost any pokemon at a high enough level will be able to take down 30 of these pokemon in a few minutes.
Just make sure you don’t use Bug, Steel, Grass, or Ice-types, as they are vulnerable to Fire moves.
We used a lineup of Clodsire, Pawmo, and Flittle, all level 28, and were able to beat Fire Crew’s Star Barrage challenge in three minutes.
If you notice your Pokemon are low on health during a Star Barrage, you can return to Clive and he will heal your party for you. However, if one of them faints, you can help him recover HP by using one of the vending machines in the base.
If you’re too low in level, or have accidentally chosen the wrong types for your party, you can press ‘Y’ to give up for now, and you can come back later to try Star Barrage again whenever you want.
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How to beat Mela in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
Once you complete Star Barrage at the Fire Crew base, you will have to face their leader, Mela, in a battle.
Mela will use two Pokémon:
- Torkoal – Level 27
- Revavroom (Schedar Starmobile) – Level 26
Paldean Wooper and its evolutions are effective against Torkoal, Mela’s first Pokemon, as it’s a dual poison and ground type, so it can use super effective ground moves like Mud Shot. other good Ground, Water, or Rock-type Pokémon can also be effective against Torkoal.
While Revavroom is typically a dual-type Steel and Poison, the Schedar Starmobile Revavroom variant shares the same weaknesses in Torkoal, as its type is specific to this Fire Crew’s base. Therefore, Paldean Wooper and its evolutions, and other Water, Ground, and Rock types will also be effective in beating Mela’s Schedar Starmobile Revavroom.
We also recommend bringing many potions and burn cures with you for facing the Schedar Starmobile Revavroom, since its Blazing Torque move is very powerful.
Once you have defeated Torkoal and the Schedar Starmobile, you will have successfully defeated Mela and cleared Team Star’s Fire Crew base.
In addition to receiving Mela’s team star badge and progressing through the Starfall Street story, you’ll get the following rewards:
That’s another Team Star Crew base, so why not take on Giacomo, Atticus, Ortega, or Eri next? Or maybe you want to continue with Victory Road or Path of Legends? The world is your Cloyster!