How to beat Cassiopeia in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

To conclude the Star Team Starfall Street story, you must defeat Cassiopeia in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

Below, we detail how to beat Cassiopeia in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, including exactly which Pokémon it will use during battle and the best counters.

Just be aware of spoilers for Cassiopeia’s identity below!

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How to beat Penny in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Once you return to the Orange Academy courtyard area, you will finally face Team Star’s leader, Cassiopeia.

You’ll soon discover that Cassiopeia was actually Penny all along and that you can fight her after the reveal or return to the schoolyard later to confront her.

Penny uses level 62 and 63 Eevee evolutions of various types, so you’ll have to get pretty far into the game and level up a lot if you want to beat her.

We recommend bringing Full Restores and Revives with you to take on Penny, especially if your Pokémon are below or at the same level as Penny’s.

During the battle, Penny will use six Pokémon:

  • Umbreon – Level 62
  • Flareon – Level 62
  • Vaporeon – Level 62
  • Leafeon – Level 62
  • Jolteon – Level 62
  • Sylveon – Level 63

Umbreon is a Dark-type, so using high-level Bug, Fairy, and Fighting Pokémon will be your best option here. A level 58 Tinkaton helped us beat Penny’s Umbreon in two moves of Play Rough.

Flareon is a Fire type, so the ideal is to use Ground, Rock, and Water moves against it. Our level 58 Clodsire took out the Flareon with a use of Earthquake, but took a lot of damage with his Flare Blitz, so be very careful here.

Vaporeon’s type is Water, so Electric and Grass types will work best here, but Penny’s Vaporeon knows Aurora Beam, which is strong against Grass types, so choose an Electric Pokémon if you can. Even with this disadvantage, our level 59 Meowscarada managed to eliminate Vaporeon with three hits of Energy Ball.

Leafeon comes next and is a Grass type, so use Bug, Fire, Flying, Ice or Poison type moves against it. A level 58 Armarouge with flamethrower made quick work of Penny’s Leafeon, taking it out in a single move.

Jolteon is behind Leafeon and is an Electric type, so Ground moves will work best against it, but you can also use less effective Grass, Electric, and Dragon types if you need to. We brought our level 58 Clodsire back into the fight to defeat Jolteon.

Sylveon is Penny’s last Pokémon and it is a Fairy type, so you must use Poison and Steel moves against it. Note that Penny’s Sylveon terastalizes, so we terastalized our level 59 Clodsire (who had the poisonous move Sludge Wave) to beat it.

We do not recommend facing Penny’s Sylveon without Terastalizing your Pokémon with Poison or Steel. Like, unless you’re incredibly high level, it’s going to take a few hits of a super effective power move to defeat Penny’s Sylveon. Meanwhile, he will launch powerful attacks. So bring good healing items!

When you’ve defeated all of Penny’s Eeveelutions, you’ll get 15,120 prize money for defeating her. Then go to Principal Clavell’s office and then exit the academy to have one last conversation with Penny to complete the Starfall Street story.

You will also get the Draco Meteor TM169 and unlock more TM recipes.

Now that you’ve completed Starfall Street, it might be time to finish Victory Road and Path of Legends!

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