Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: Dark Crew Base - Team Star 1
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Team Star is Pokémon Scarlet & Violet's equivalent of an enemy team like Team Rocket, or Team Skull, but with their very own storyline — Starfall Street.

If you're taking the recommended order, your first base will be the Dark Crew. Led by Team Star's leader, this crew of criminals will teach you the ways of the Starfall Street path. But you don't have to wait to find out how to beat them.

Here's our guide on how to take over the Dark Crew Base and how to beat The Segin Squad and their leader, Giacomo.

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Guide: Starfall Street - How To Beat The Dark Crew

How to get to Team Star's Dark Base

The Segin Squad make their home south of Cascarrafa in West Province (Area One). If you're heading towards the water city, you'll pass by it, but if you want to take this on first, you'll be seeing it long before you take on the Water Gym.

Travelling from Cortondo, follow the path west and head towards the West Province (Area One) - Central Pokémon Center. Then follow the path north past The Open Sky Titan and east to the area's North Pokémon Center. You should see the flags from there.

Keep following the path and then turn right. As you approach the base, you'll be challenged by a Team Star Grunt with a level 19 Murkrow. Use Electric-type or Fairy-type moves to beat it, and then you'll be challenged to Star Barrage.

Star Barrage - How to beat The Segin Squad

Before you ring the bell, make sure you have three Pokémon at the front of your team who are strong against Dark-type Pokémon.

Fighting, Bug, and Fairy-type Pokémon are your strongest bets. Fidough, Pawmo, Spidops, and Mankey are just a selection of 'mons you can bring with you to take down the team.

You'll have 10 minutes to take out 30 Pokémon in the base using Let's Go. Just keep sending your Pokémon out using the 'R' button and keep an eye on their health. If your Pokémon's health gets low, make sure you heal up at one of the bending machines scattered around the base.

When you've defeated 30 Pokémon, Giacomo will challenge you to a fight.

How to beat Giacomo, the Dark Crew Boss

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: Dark Crew Base - Team Star 8
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Giacomo is a musician who is responsible for creating Team Star's banging soundtrack, and he's also Team Star's leader — although second in command is more accurate.

Giacamo's two Pokémon are Dark-type, meaning that Fighting, Bug, and Fairy-type Pokémon are the way to go again. All the Pokémon recommended above are good, though Fire is also a good choice for his Pawniard.

Pokémon Level Type
Pawniard Lvl 21 Dark/Steel
Revavroom (Segin Starmobile) Lvl 20 Dark

Dark Crew Base Rewards

Beat Giacomo, and you'll get some LP points, crafting materials, and TM062 Foul Play.

If you're following our guides, then this is your first Team Star Squad victory! Starfall street has only just begun, though. Let us know if you're finding our Pokémon Scarlet & Violet walkthrough guides useful, and keep reading on for more help!