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Staryu (Pokémon)

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This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Staryu (disambiguation).
Staryu
ヒトデマン Hitodeman
#120
120Staryu.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Water '
Category
Star Shape Pokémon
Abilities
Illuminate or Natural Cure Analytic
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,250,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#120
Johto
#169
Hoenn
#143
Unova
#238
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-112
Almia
R-094
Height
2'07"
Imperial
0.8 m
Metric
Weight
76.1 lbs.
Imperial
34.5 kg
Metric
Dex color
Brown
Catch rate
225 (29.4%)
Body style
Body05.png
Footprint
 F120.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Water 3 group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
1
Base Exp.: 106 Battle Exp.: 1061*

Staryu (Japanese: ヒトデマン Hitodeman) is a Water-type Pokémon.

It evolves into Starmie when exposed to a Water Stone.

Biology

Physiology

Staryu’s body is mostly composed of a pliable, golden-brown star-shape, from which Staryu derives its title as the Star Shape Pokémon. Between its five appendages, at the very center of its body, an exterior organ called the core is held in place by a gold piece. The core resembles a red jewel and functions similarly to a madreporite. Lopped around its left leg is a golden ring that seems to hold the core in place. Staryu is hermaphroditic.

Gender differences

Staryu is a genderless species.

Special abilities

If a Staryu loses any of its appendages it can grow them back with ease provided the core is still intact. From its top point it can shoot water and bubbles to defend itself and use in battle. Staryu can adapt its skin in multiple ways including changing its color, hardening the surface of its body, even reducing its overall mass.

Its core can be used to reflect and refract light and energy. This grants it the power to use moves like Power Gem and Light Screen.

Behavior

The core of a Staryu acts as a heart for the Pokémon. It glows brightly when it is healthy and happy. When it is excited, scared or angered it will flash, increasing as the emotion intensifies. If a Staryu becomes weak, its core will grow faint and will also flash slowly when it is very sick or near death.

Staryu become most active at night. When the sun goes down the core will glow its brightest. Many will float from the seafloor to the surface and align themselves with stars of the night sky as their core flickers, displaying a connection with the celestial bodies of space.

Habitat

Most Staryu can be found at the very bottom of the ocean on the seafloors. There are also many found in the waters of caves which are attracted by the dark, calm waters. There are times, however, when Staryu find themselves in rivers that lead into the ocean. Staryu will almost never be found during the day, when they are in the deepest parts of the ocean, but at night they freely move throughout the oceans' waters and even rest at the surface. They can be found throughout the waters of Kanto, Johto, Hoenn and Unova, but are more elusive in Sinnoh.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Like most Pokémon, Staryu's eating habits are unknown but it's very probable it filter feeds considering the Pokémon's lack of a mouth.

In the anime

Staryu in the anime

Major appearances

Misty's Staryu

Staryu is one of Misty's main battlers throughout the original series, debuting in Clefairy and the Moon Stone.

Minor appearances

A Staryu also appeared in Bulbasaur and the Hidden Village. It was one of the Pokémon in Melanie's care. It reappeared in a flashback in Bulbasaur... the Ambassador!.

A Staryu appeared in Battle Aboard the St. Anne, Pokémon Fashion Flash and The Breeding Center Secret.

Multiple Staryu were among the Pokémon seen at Professor Oak's Laboratory in Showdown at the Po-ké Corral and The Rivalry Revival.

A Staryu appeared in Marina's fantasy in Bye Bye Psyduck.

Staryu also appeared in The Power of One.

A Staryu appeared in The Joy of Water Pokémon where it was receiving special treatment in a salt bath tank in the Pokémon Center near Lake Lucid.

A Staryu was among the Pokémon stolen from the Pokémon Center of Blue Point Isle in Around the Whirlpool.

A Staryu appeared in Dueling Heroes.

A Staryu was used by one of the students of the Pokémon Trainer's School in Gonna Rule The School!.

A Staryu appeared in the opening of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

Juan has several Staryu that appeared in The Great Eight Fate!.

A Staryu is used by one of the students of Pokémon Summer Academy in the second leg of the Pokémon Triathlon in One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team!.

A Staryu appeared in BW085. Another appeared in BW087.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP007 Staryu Ash's Pokédex Staryu. The core of this Water Pokémon shines in a rainbow of seven colors, a core that is valued by some as a type of jewelry.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Staryu debuts in the Red, Green & Blue chapter as one of Misty's Pokémon, defending her from an enraged Gyarados in Gyarados Splashes In! and from Koga's Rhydon in Raging Rhydon.

Crystal encounters a herd of twelve Staryu during her journey. The dozen Staryu hound after Bill in an attempt to play with him, encasing him and his Farfetch'd in a dodecahedral shell not even Crystal's Cubone could penetrate. Crystal was eventually able to capture and calm the Staryu down by breaking them up from the inside, using the new Pokémon Portable Transport System to send her Natu inside.

Pokédex entries

Manga Chapter Entry
Pokémon Adventures PS120 As long as the sparkling core in the middle of its body is not destroyed, Staryu can reform, even after it has been cut into a thousand pieces.*

In the TCG

Main article: Staryu (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Melee/Brawl

When released from a Poké Ball, Staryu will target one of the opponents, spin towards them and shoot Swift. Each hit only does 1% damage but it is hard to avoid once caught in Swift so the maximum damage of 23% is common.

Melee trophy information

These starshape Pokémon that evolve into Starmie are found in large numbers at the seashore. At night, Staryu's red center glows and blinks on and off. It's said that as long as its red center remains, it can regrow its limbs. Whether it's related to Cleffa, another Pokémon with a vaguely star-shaped appearance, is unknown.

Brawl trophy information

"A Star Shape Pokémon. It gathers in groups and flashes the red jewel in the center of its body in time to the twinkling of the stars in the night sky. If it loses appendages, it can regenerate them right away. It can also use Camouflage, which allows it to change its type to match the surrounding terrain. If a Water Stone is used on it, evolves into Starmie."

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Pinball: A Staryu appears on the Red Table; however, it is merely decoration.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red An enigmatic Pokémon that can effortlessly regenerate any appendage it loses in battle.
Blue
Yellow As long as the center section is unharmed, it can grow back fully even if it is chopped to bits.
Stadium It is capable of growing back any portion of its body that is cut off. At night, the center core glows with a red light.
Generation II
Gold At night, the center of its body slowly flickers with the same rhythm as a human heartbeat.
Silver Even if its body is torn, it can regenerate as long as the glowing central core remains intact.
Crystal When the stars twinkle at night, it floats up from the sea floor, and its body's center core flickers.
Stadium 2 At night, the center of its body slowly flickers with the same rhythm as a human heartbeat.
Generation III
Ruby Staryu's center section has an organ called the core that shines bright red. If you go to a beach toward the end of summer, the glowing cores of these Pokémon look like the stars in the sky.
Sapphire Staryu apparently communicates with the stars in the night sky by flashing the red core at the center of its body. If parts of its body are torn, this Pokémon simply regenerates the missing pieces and limbs.
Emerald It gathers with others in the night and makes its red core glow on and off with the twinkling stars. It can regenerate limbs if they are severed from its body.
FireRed It appears in large numbers by seashores. At night, its central core flashes with a red light.
LeafGreen An enigmatic Pokémon that can effortlessly regenerate any appendage it loses in battle.
Generation IV
Diamond If its body is torn, it can grow back if the red core remains. The core flashes at midnight.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold At night, the center of its body slowly flickers with the same rhythm as a human heartbeat.
SoulSilver Even if its body is torn, it can regenerate as long as the glowing central core remains intact.
Generation V
Black If its body is torn, it can grow back if the red core remains. The core flashes at midnight.
White
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
Uncommon Seafoam Islands (walking through cave) and Routes 19, 20, and 21, Cinnabar Island, and Seafoam Islands with Super Rod
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
Common Seafoam Islands (Surfing) and Routes 19, 20, and 21, Pallet Town, S.S. Anne, Cinnabar Island, and Seafoam Islands with Super Rod
Generation II
Gold Silver
Rare Routes 19, 34, and 40, Olivine City, Cianwood City, Union Cave, Cerulean City, Cherrygrove City
Crystal
Rare Routes 19, 34, and 40, Olivine City, Cianwood City, Union Cave, Cerulean City, Cherrygrove City
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Common Lilycove City (Super Rod)
Emerald
Common Lilycove City (Super Rod)
FireRed LeafGreen
Common Pallet Town, Vermilion City, One Island, Five Island, Icefall Cave (Fish) (LeafGreen only)
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Rare Sunyshore City, Canalave City (Super Rod)
Platinum
Rare Sunyshore City, Canalave City, Route 223 (Super Rod)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Rare Routes 19, 34 and 40, Cherrygrove City, Cianwood City, Union Cave, Olivine City (Super Rod, Night only), and Route 47 (Surfing)
Pal Park
Sea
Pokéwalker
Beautiful Beach and Beyond the Sea
Generation V
Black White
Uncommon (Surf) Common (Rippling Water) Route 13
Black 2 White 2
Unknown Route 13, Undella Town and Seigaiha City
Dream World
Sparkling Sea
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Snap Valley
Pokémon Channel Secret Cove
Pokémon Pinball Seafoam Islands
Pokémon Pinball:
Ruby & Sapphire
Ocean (Ruby Field)
Pokémon Trozei! Phobos Submarine
Endless Level 36
Trozei Battle
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Silver Trench (15F-25F)
Grand Sea (15F-25F)
Fantasy Strait (B15-B25)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Brine Cave (B8-B9)
Lower Brine Cave (B1-B5)
Pokémon Ranger Fall City
Safra Sea
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Puel Sea
Pokémon Rumble Bright Beach
Pokémon Rumble Blast Beach: Echo Valley, World Axle - B1F

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
List of Nintendo event Pokémon in Generation II#Staryu 2 Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! United States 2002 5 Never
List of Nintendo event Pokémon in Generation II#Staryu Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! United States 2002 5 Never
List of North American Nintendo event Pokémon in 2003#Staryu PCNY Evolution Stone United States 2003 50 Never
List of Jeremy event Pokémon#Staryu Pokémon Trade and Battle Day United States 2004 18 Never

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* TM Ice TM33 (Ice Punch) (100%)
Yellow*
Gold Silver Stardust Stardust (25%) Star Piece Star Piece (8%)
Crystal
Ruby Sapphire Stardust Stardust (50%) Star Piece Star Piece (5%)
Emerald
FireRed LeafGreen Stardust Stardust (50%) Star Piece Star Piece (5%)
Diamond Pearl Stardust Stardust (50%) Star Piece Star Piece (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver Stardust Stardust (50%) Star Piece Star Piece (5%)
Black White Stardust Stardust (50%) Star Piece Star Piece (5%)
Pokéwalker Water Stone Water Stone (Beyond the Sea only, 100%)
Events* Water Stone Water Stone (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 30
90 - 137 170 - 264
Attack: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Defense: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Sp.Atk: 70
67 - 134 130 - 262
Sp.Def: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Speed: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Total: 340   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 70.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/5 ★★★★
Power
1/3 ☆☆
Skill
3/3 ★★★
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
3/3 ★★★
Total
13/17 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
BW B2W2 Move Type Cat. Power Accuracy PP
000Start 000Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100}}100% 35
000Start 000Start Harden Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
0066 0066 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100}}100% 25
01010 01010 Rapid Spin Normal Physical 02020 100}}100% 40
01515 01212 Recover Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
01919 01515 Camouflage Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
02424 01818 Swift Normal Special 06060 —}}—% 20
02828 02222 BubbleBeam Water Special 06565 100}}100% 20
03333 02525 Minimize Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
03737 03030 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
04242 03333 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
N/AN/A 03636 Brine Water Special 06565 100}}100% 10
04646 04040 Reflect Type Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
05151 04343 Power Gem Rock Special 07070 100}}100% 20
05555 04848 Cosmic Power Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
06060 05252 Hydro Pump Water Special 120120 080}}80% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Staryu obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Staryu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Staryu
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM07 Hail Ice Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09595 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM16 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 120120 070}}70% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM29 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM33 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Water Sprite.png TM55 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM70 Flash Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM73 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Steel Sprite.png TM74 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM77 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Steel Sprite.png TM91 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM05 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM06 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Staryu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Staryu
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Staryu in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Staryu in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Staryu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Staryu
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Gravity Psychic Status —% 5
B W B2 W2 Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
B W B2 W2 Magic Coat Psychic Status —% 15
B W B2 W2 Pain Split Normal Status —% 20
B W B2 W2 Recycle Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Signal Beam Bug Special 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Staryu can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Staryu cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Staryu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Staryu
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Dream World-only moves

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Dream World Icy Wind Ice Special 55 95% 15
Dream World Recycle Normal Status —% 10
  • A superscript level indicates that Staryu can learn this move normally in Generation V at that level
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Staryu
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Staryu
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see event moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Confuse Ray Staryu (Skyridge 104)
DoubleSlap Staryu (Skyridge 103)
Pound Staryu (Neo Revelation 56)
Staryu (EX Delta Species 84)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin120.png Pin120.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Pinball RS
 PinRS120.png PinRS120.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani120.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP120.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.9%
Friend Area: Bountiful Sea
Phrases
51%-100% HP When I glow red, it means I'm in tip-top condition!
26%-50% HP My health is down to half.
1%-25% HP I'm ready to give up. Please help me!
Level up Ah, my level's gone up!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up Ah, my level's gone up!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP120.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Water  Poké Assist: Water PA.png
( Water )
Field move: Flash fm.png
(Flash ×1)
Loops: 5 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
Staryu attacks while spinning its body. Take care not to touch it then.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Water  Poké Assist: Water PA.png
( Water )
Field move: Cut 1 field move.png
(Cut ×1)
Browser entry  
It attacks by launching strange orbs and by spinning around.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Normal  None Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
None Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PP2120.png Strong: Weak:
PokéPark Pad entry:
He thought no Pokémon could exceed his speed. Actually, losing Chase made his life more challenging and fun.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Staryu
Unevolved
Staryu
 Water 
Water Stone
Water Stone


Starmie
First evolution
Starmie
 Water  Psychic 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 120.png Spr 1y 120.png Spr 1g 120.png Spr b g1 120.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 120.png Spr 2s 120.png Spr 2c 120.gif Spr b 2g 120.png
Spr 2g 120 s.png Spr 2s 120 s.png Spr 2c 120 s.gif Spr b 2g 120 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 120.png Spr 3e 120.png Spr 3f 120.png Spr b 3r 120.png
Spr 3r 120 s.png Spr 3e 120 s.png Spr 3f 120 s.png Spr b 3r 120 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 120.png Spr 4d 120.png Spr 4h 120.png Spr b 4d 120.png
Spr 4d 120 s.png Spr 4d 120 s.png Spr 4h 120 s.png Spr b 4d 120 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 120.png Spr 5b 120.png Spr b 5b 120.png
Spr 5b 120 s.png Spr 5b 120 s.png Spr b 5b 120 s.png
Staryu For other sprites and images, please see Staryu images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

Origin

Staryu's design is based off the common starfish. The large gem attached to its body is held on by a bracket similar to a ring mount.

Name origin

Staryu is derived from star (referring to its shape) and yu (possible corruption of you, in opposition to the mie in Starmie). Yu is also the Chinese word for fish (魚).

Hitodeman is probably derived from an alternate reading of 海星 kaisei (starfish), ヒトデ hitode, along with the combination of man or possibly demon.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ヒトデマン Hitodeman From hitode, an alternate reading of 海星 kaisei
France Flag.png French Stari From the English words star and I
Spain Flag.png Spanish Staryu Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Sterndu A combination of Stern and du
Italy Flag.png Italian Staryu Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 별가사리 Byeolgasari From byeol and bulgasari


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