Starmie is a Tier 3 Raid Boss in Pokemon GO, with Boss CP of 17384. Due to Starmie’s dual typing (Water and Psychic), it has several strong raid counters. They are essentially Electric, Dark, Grass, Ghost and Bug type Pokemon.

Starmie raid catch CP is as follows:

  • 1316 (perfect IV, no weather Boost)
  • 1645 (perfect IV, Rainy or Windy)

Starmie can be easily defeated by 2 Trainers and can successfully be soloed due to relatively low defense, low HP and a wide variety of available counters.

Starmie Solo Raid Counters

Starmie weaknesses and weather boost
Weakness Electric Dark Grass Ghost Bug Boosted by Rainy Windy
Starmie solo counters
Raikou Thunder Shock Electric Wild Charge Electric
Zapdos Charge Beam Electric Thunder Bolt Electric
Mewtwo Psycho Cut Psychic Shadow Ball Ghost
Jolteon Thunder Shock Electric Thunder Bolt Electric
Tyranitar Bite Dark Crunch Dark
Groudon Mud Shot Ground Solar Beam Grass
Exeggutor Bullet Seed Grass Solar Beam Grass
Shiftry Razor Leaf Grass Leaf Blade Grass
Rayquaza Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon

Despite all of its weaknesses, Starmie can be a box full of surprises due to Hidden Power. With the proper weather boost Rainy, Hydro Pump can be a set back to some of its opponents. Anyway, won’t be a threat due to the variety of counters that it has. Starmie has access to following moves:

  • Water Gun Water (fast)
  • Hidden Power Normal (fast)
  • Hydro Pump Water (1 bar charged)
  • Psychic Psychic (1 bar charged)
  • Power Gem Rock (2 bar charged)

As Starmie is boosted by Rainy weather (as some of its counters), Sunny weather plus Grass types is the best option to achieve the best results when the time comes. Meta-speaking, Starmie isn’t either powerful or useful.

Electric and Ghost counters are our pick in terms of DPS, but if you’re duoing Starmie, feel safe to try your brand new Rayquaza or give your Shiftry some rotation. Rayquaza is a great generalist, so why not?

 Additional Starmie Counters
  • Victreebell with Leaf Blade Grass
  • Venusaur with Solar Beam Grass
  • Gengar with Shadow Ball Ghost