Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: Fire Crew Base - Team Star 1
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Team Star's Fire Crew is the second stop on Starfall Street — if you're following recommended order. While this team is the one we've seen the most of, thanks to the promotional materials, they've got a few surprises up their sleeves.

Here's our guide on how to take over the Fire Crew Base and how to beat The Schedar Squad and their leader, Mela.

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

How to get to Team Star's Fire Base

The Fire Crew are situated not far from Artazon, and you'll pass it as you head towards Levincia for your next Gym challenge.

Leaving Artazon from the east exist, simply follow the path northeast then north towards a Pokémon Center in East Province (Area One). You'll be able to see Levincia in the distance on the way.

From the Pokémon Center, follow the path west (through the flags) and look to your left to spot the base.

You'll be stopped at the gates before you can enter, and once again be challenged by a Team Star Grunt. Their level 25 Houndour can be doused with Water or taken out with Rock or Ground-type moves, and this sets the precedent for the Star Barrage.

Star Barrage - How to beat The Schedar Squad

Put three strong Water, Rock, and/or Ground-type Pokémon at the front of the team. Quaxwell, Clodsire, Naclstack, Glimmet, Golduck, and Diglett are strong choices for your team here.

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, Mela will come blasting our of the gates to fight you.

How to beat Mela, the Fire Crew Boss

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: Fire Crew Base - Team Star 8
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Mela's huge boots and punk rock style show she has nothing to hide, and her two Pokémon team is itching to burn your party to the ground.

Both of Mela's 'mons are pure Fire type, so if you've been playing by the type rulebook to a tee, then you'll wash the competition out here

Pokémon Level Type
Torkoal Lvl 27


Revavroom (Schedar Starmobile) Lvl 26 Fire

Fire Crew Base Rewards

Beat Mela, and you'll earn some LP points, crafting materials, and TM038 Flame Charge.

One more blaze snuffed out, and we make our way through Starfall Street. Let us know if you're finding our Pokémon Scarlet & Violet walkthrough guides useful, and keep reading on for more help!