Main Walkthrough

One of three main questlines that you'll receive while exploring the Academy for the first time, the Starfall Street Treasure Hunt is combat-oriented. Given to you by the enigmatic Cassiopeia, Starfall Street will pit you against Team Star, a villainous organization composed entirely of delinquent Academy students. You'll need to defeat the bosses of Team Star, then defeat their head honcho, before you can complete this Treasure Hunt.

Starfall Street will send you to five Team Star Bases that are located throughout Paldea. You can complete the bases in any order you like, though given that the levels of your opponents vary between bases there's a definite, intended order to the process. The five bases are as follows:

Each time you challenge one of these five bases you'll receive instructions from Cassiopeia, and interact with a not-so-mysterious man named Clive. Attempt to enter a base and you'll go through the same process each time:

  • Fight a Team Star Grunt or associated NPC out front of the base. The trainer's team will give you an idea of what you'll be facing when you enter the base.
  • Engage in a Star Barrage. The Grunts of Team Star will hurl their Pokémon out in large numbers, and you'll need to beat them back by deploying your first three Pokémon in Let's Go mode. Clive will sit near the entrance of each base and restore your Pokémon to full health when asked, and you can interact with vending machines found throughout the base to do the same. You'll need to defeat thirty Pokémon in ten minutes to complete a Star Barrage.
  • Defeat the boss trainer who is in charge of the base. Each boss will be riding a Starmobile, and in addition to beating the boss' Pokémon you'll need to trash the Starmobile. Each Starmobile matches the type of the Team Star Base, so if you're raiding the Dark Crew's Base, for example, the Starmobile will count as a Dark-type.
The Pokémon found in each of the five bases are themed to the base's type, though they will often have secondary types as well. As such you will need to bring in Pokémon that can easily combat those types if you want to stand a chance at toppling the base. If you're going after the Fighting Crew's Base, for example, you should be sure to bring Flying-, Psychic-, and Fairy-types for the battle, and leave those vulnerable to Fighting-type moves out of your team.

Completing each Team Star Base will earn you a TM, as well as give you more insights into why Team Star went bad in the first place. You'll also unlock a number of TM recipes, accessible via TM Machines at Pokémon Centers, and Penny, one of your classmates, will show up and give you a bunch of Materials for crafting more TMs. Last, you can check around the base once it has been cleared of hostiles to find a minor treasure trove of items.

Once you've defeated all five Team Star Bosses you'll learn that their head honcho, whose identity has only been hinted at throughout the story, is waiting to confront you back at the Academy. Approach the front of the Academy from Mesagoza and you'll find them waiting for you... only, perhaps, not quite.

Spoilers ahead! If you don't want to learn the identity of Cassiopeia prematurely, come back here after you've started each battle!

Diretor Clavell

  • Oranguru, level 60
  • Abomasnow, level 60
  • Polteageist, level 60
  • Amoonguss (Sprigatito) / Houndoom (Fuecoco) / Gyarados (Quaxly), level 60
  • Gyarados (Sprigatito) / Amoonguss (Fuecoco) / Houndoom (Quaxly), level 60
  • Skeledirge / Quaquaval /Meowscarada, level 61
Reward: 13,240 P

That was both expected and unexpected. Clavell is, unsurprisingly, a powerful opponent, and his Pokémon are a mish-mash of types. You'll need a good variety of moves to get past him. Note that two of Clavell's six Pokémon will vary based on your starter.

  • Oranguru is a Normal- and Psychic-type that knows Yawn, Dream Eater, Foul Play, and Reflect. Its stats are so-so, aside from high defenses, and its most dangerous tactic is to put your Pokémon to sleep with Yawn and absorb their health with Dream Eater. Dark- and Bug-type moves will take it down.
  • Abomasnow is a Grass- and Ice-type that knows Aurora Veil, Ice Shard, Wood Hammer, and Blizzard. Abomasnow can hit very hard, but it has an extreme weakness to Fire-type moves. It's also susceptible to Fighting-, Flying-, Rock-, Poison-, Bug-, Steel-, and Bug-type moves if you don't have any Fire.
  • Polteageist is a Ghost-type that knows Shell Smash, Sucker Punch, Shadow Ball, and Will-O-Wisp. Its Special Attack and Special Defense are exceptional, making its Shadow Ball very dangerous, but Polteageist is fairly slow. Physical Dark- and Ghost-type attacks will wipe it out rather easily.
  • Amoonguss is a Grass- and Poison-type Pokémon that knows Spore, Toxic, Giga Drain, and Hex. Its capacity for using status ailments on your team is more annoying than its damage output, and Amoonguss' Effect Spore Ability on its own is enough reason to stop you from using physical moves. Ice-, Fire-, Psychic-, and Flying-type Special Attack moves all work.
  • Gyarados is a Water- and Flying-type Pokémon that knows Stone Edge, Crunch, Aqua Tail, and Earthquake. Gyarados is fast and powerful, and can wipe your team on its own. A quick Electric-type can take advantage of its four-times weakness to the type, and this is by far your best counter. Rock-type moves work as a backup, though putting a Rock-type Pokémon out is just begging for you to get OHKOed.
  • Houndoom is a Dark- and Fire-type. It knows Dark Pulse, Thunder Fang, Sludge Bomb, and Fire Blast. Houndoom is fast and powerful, but very frail. Fighting-, Ground-, Rock-, and Water-type moves will all take it out, though you'll want to avoid sending out Water-types. Ground- and Rock-types are safest against Houndoom.
  • Clavell's final Pokémon depends on your starter, similar to the battles against Nemona, though his is strong against your starter, not weak. All three have powerful moves, and will Terastallize into their primary type to do extra damage. Skeledirge is weak to Water-, Rock-, Ground-, Ghost-, and Dark-type moves; Quaquaval is weak to Flying-, Grass-, Psychic-, Electric-, and Fairy-type moves; and Meowscarada is weak to Fighting-, Flying-, Bug-, Fire-, Poison-, Fairy-, and Ice-type moves.

Shockingly, you'll discover that Clavell is not what he claims to be. You still have one more battle ahead. Head to the Schoolyard and you'll battle the real head of Team Star.

Penny of Team Star

  • Umbreon, level 62
  • Vaporeon, level 62
  • Jolteon, level 62
  • Flareon, level 62
  • Leafeon, level 62
  • Sylveon, level 63
Reward: 15,120 P, 

It was inevitable. Penny, the true head of Team Star, has come out to play. Penny's far less of a pushover as she let on, as well, and she has a full team of eeveevolutions that will do their best to steamroll you. En garde!
  • Umbreon is a Dark-type that knows Dark Pulse, Quick Attack, Psychic, and Baby-Doll Eyes. Umbreon has significant bulk, but doesn't hit all that hard. This fight is likely to be longer than average, but not that difficult. Fighting-, Bug-, and Fairy-type moves will all work.
  • Vaporeon is a Water-type that knows Hydro Pump, Quick Attack, Baby-Doll Eyes, and Aurora Beam.Similar to Umbreon Vaporeon hs higher-than-average defenses, but can hit harder and is surprisingly fast. Electric- and Grass-type moves are both effective, though beware of Aurora Beam if you deploy a Grass-type Pokémon.
  • Jolteon is an Electric-type Pokémon that knows Thunder, Quick Attack, Baby-Doll Eyes, and Pin Missile. Thunder is a rather extreme threat, and... that's about all. If you throw out a Ground-type it will ignore the effects of Thunder, and can demolish Jolteon with a Ground-type move. Jolteon is very fast, so don't expect to go first, though its defenses are quite poor.
  • Flareon is a Fire-type that knows Flare Blitz, Quick Attack, Baby-Doll Eyes, and Fire Spin. Flare Blitz is quite painful, though Flareon doesn't have a whole lot else going for it with its across-the-board average stats. Ground-, Rock-, and Water-type moves will all put it down, and Pokémon of those types have little to fear from Flareon's attacks.
  • Leafeon is a Grass-type that knows Leaf Blade, Quick Attack, Baby-Doll Eyes, and X-Scissor. Leaf Blade and X-Scissor are both quite dangerous moves, though Leafeon is cursed with many weaknesses (Bug, Fire, Ice, Poison, and Flying). Any Pokémon that can badly damage Leafeon will shrug off its moves as well, particularly if they have a high Defense. Steel-types in particular will annihilate Leafeon.
  • Sylveon is a Fairy-type that knows Moonblast, Quick Attack, Baby-Doll Eyes, and Shadow Ball. Sylveon will Terastallize into a Fairy-type when the battle begins, making Moonblast a beast of a move. Sylveon is weak to Steel- and Poison-type moves, and either kind of Pokémon should be able to weather Sylveon's attacks and deliver a relatively quick coup de grace.

Defeating Penny will put an end to Team Star's shenanigans... at least to an extent. Visit Clavell in the Director's Office to watch a scene between him and Penny, then leave the Academy. You'll get a message from Penny asking you to meet her by the stairs up to the Academy, where you first encountered her. She'll give you TM 169 Draco Meteor, and the Starfall Street Treasure Hunt will officially come to a close. Well done!

In addition to your immediate prizes, you can now go back to each of the Team Star Bases and perform practice battles against their Grunts using the Star Barrage format. You'll need to defeat fifty Pokémon rather than thirty, and you'll earn LP if you're successful.

Main Walkthrough