Ash captured Staraptor as a Starly, and it evolved into Staravia when battling Team Rocket. Then, when they were battling Paul in a Pokéringer Contest, Staravia soon evolved into Staraptor and learnedClose Combat, defeating Paul's Honchkrow. When Ash finished theSinnoh League and decided to begin a new start in the Unova region journey, he sent Staraptor to Professor Oak's Lab.
|Opponent||Partner(s)||Starly / Staravia / Staraptor's Result||Episode|
|Jessie||Dustox||Brock's Bonsly||Won, defeated by Brock's Bonsly||DP013|
|James||Cacnea||Won, defeated by Staravia, evolved into Staravia|
|Paul||Honchkrow||None||Won, evolved into Staraptor||DP118|
|Quick Attack +||Two Degrees of Separation!|
|Wing Attack||Two Degrees of Separation!|
|Whirlwind||Two Degrees of Separation!|
|Aerial Ace +||A Staravia is Born!|
|Gust -||Getting the Pre-Contest Titters!|
|Brave Bird +||Crossing the Battle Line!|
|Close Combat +||Pursuing a Lofty Goal!|
|+ indicates this Pokémon used this move recently.*
- indicates this Pokémon normally can't use this move.