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Starly (Pokémon)

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Empoleon #395: Empoleon
Pokémon
#397: Staravia Staravia
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Starly (disambiguation).
Starly
Starling Pokémon
ムックル
Mukkuru
#396
Starly

Starly

Starly

Starly
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Normal Flying
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Keen Eye Cacophony
Cacophony
Reckless
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Starly

Mega Starly Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
255 (33.3%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Flying
Hatch time
4080 - 4334 steps
Height
1'00" 0.3 m
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0'0" 0 m
{{{forme2}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme4}}}
Weight
4.4 lbs. 2.0 kg
{{{forme1}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{forme2}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{forme3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{forme4}}}
Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#396
Kanto
#000
Johto
#000
Hoenn
#010
Sinnoh

Unova
Coastal
#099
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-000
Fiore
R-023
Almia
R-228/N-170
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
56
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
49
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body09.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{forme2}}}
Footprint
F396.png None.png
{{{forme2}}}
Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
External Links

Starly (Japanese: ムックル Mukkuru) is a dual-type Normal/Flying Pokémon.

It evolves into Staravia starting at level 14, which evolves into Staraptor starting at level 34.

Biology

Starly is an avian Pokémon with primarily grayish-brown plumage. There is a white marking on its face, resembling a mask, and a white spot on its chest. The top portion of the mask marking is smaller on the female. The rest of its head and the lower half of its wings are black. Starly has a long, orange beak with a black tip and oval, black eyes with white pupils. A small tuft of feathers curls over the back and its head, and a small, pointed ruff surrounds its neck. It has two black tail feathers with a white feather between them. Its feet are orange with three toes in the front and one in the back. It preys on small bug Pokémon. In the anime, it has also been seen consuming the acorn-like Berries grown on the bushes of Grotle.

Although capable of flapping its wings powerfully, Starly is weak and inconspicuous when alone. It forms large flocks to protect itself. However, individuals will begin to bicker if the group becomes too large. This Pokémon’s cry is harsh, and its singing can become annoying. Starly congregates in mountains and fields, where it hunts for bug Pokémon.

In the anime

Starly in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Starly

Continuing his Flying-type Pokémon tradition, Ash captured a Starly in Two Degrees of Separation!. He used it to find Pikachu and it was then used to pop Team Rocket's balloon until it evolved in A Staravia is Born!. It evolved into its final form in Pursuing a Lofty Goal!.

Other

Starly made its first animated appearance in Following A Maiden's Voyage!, with one being examined at Professor Rowan's lab.

Paul captured three Starly in When Pokémon Worlds Collide!. The first two were released because they didn't know Aerial Ace; although the third could use the move and easily beat Ash's Starly, Paul still deemed it weak and released it as well in the same episode.

Minor appearances

Brock healed a wild Starly in One Big Happiny Family!.

Three Starly were also seen under Reggie's care in Lost Leader Strategy!.

A Starly appeared in The Lonely Snover!. Another Starly appeared in Sliding Into Seventh!.

A Starly made a very brief appearance in League Unleashed!.

Starly appeared in Zoroark: Master of Illusions as a few of the many local Pokémon who lives in Crown City. A flock of them worked with the other Pokémon in surrounding Zorua in the park to attack him, angry at Zorua for what Zoroark did to the city. Before a fight broke out, the Starly, along with the other Pokémon, were calmed by Celebi.

A Starly made a brief cameo in SS024, outside Professor Rowan's lab.

A Starly appeared in Mewtwo — Prologue to Awakening.

A flock of Starly also appeared in Genesect and the Legend Awakened at Pokémon Hills.

A Starly appeared in The Dream Continues!.

Multiple Starly are set to appear in Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction.

A Trainer's Starly appeared in Summer of Discovery!, Day Three Blockbusters!, Foggy Pokémon Orienteering! and Battling Into the Hall of Fame!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP002 Starly Ash's Pokédex Starly, the Starling Pokémon. Starly normally travels in a flock, but when alone, it is hard to notice.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Platinum was attacked by a swarm of Starly just leaving Professor Rowan in the first chapter. She was protected by Diamond and Pearl when they were attacked.

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Mitsumi used a Starly in the first chapter to battle a rampaging Onix, but the battle was quickly interrupted by a group of wild Aipom Hareta befriended earlier.

In the Darkrai Mission Story: Pokémon Ranger Vatonage - the Comic manga

Kellyn caught a Starly with his Capture Styler and used its Whirlwind to save Professor Hastings from crash-landing.

In the TCG

Main article: Starly (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Starly appears as a trophy.

Trophy Information

"A Starling Pokémon. It usually lives and travels in large flocks, so a single Starly will go unnoticed. To make up for this, its call is very noisy. It can often be found in places with heavy vegetation. Its small frame and cute appearance belie the incredible power with which it flaps its wings. When it levels up, it evolves into Staravia."

Game data

NPC Appearances

Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia: Starly can be chosen to be the player's Starter Partner Pokémon, or can be obtained by clearing a quest in Haruba Village.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation I
Red {{{redbluedex}}}
Blue
Yellow {{{yellowdex}}}
Stadium {{{stadiumdex}}}
Generation II
Gold {{{golddex}}}
Silver {{{silverdex}}}
Crystal {{{crystaldex}}}
Stadium 2 Unknown
Generation III
Ruby {{{rubydex}}}
Sapphire {{{sapphiredex}}}
Emerald {{{emeralddex}}}
FireRed {{{firereddex}}}
LeafGreen {{{leafgreendex}}}
Generation IV
Diamond They flock in great numbers. Though small, they flap their wings with great power.
Pearl Usually with a large flock, it is barely noticeable when alone. Its cries are very strident.
Platinum Because they are weak individually, they form groups. However, they bicker if the group grows too big.
HeartGold They flock around mountains and fields, chasing after bug Pokémon. Their singing is noisy and annoying.
SoulSilver
Generation V
Black Because they are weak individually, they form groups. However, they bicker if the group grows too big.
White
Black 2 Because they are weak individually, they form groups. However, they bicker if the group grows too big.
White 2
Generation VI
X They flock in great numbers. Though small, they flap their wings with great power.
Y They flock around mountains and fields, chasing after bug Pokémon. Their singing is noisy and annoying.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Routes 201, 202, 203, 204, 209, and 212, Lake Verity, Great Marsh
Platinum
Routes 201, 202, 203, and 204, Lake Verity
HeartGold SoulSilver
Pewter City (Headbutt Trees)
Generation V
Black
Trade
White
White Forest
Black 2 White 2
Trade
Generation VI
X Y
Route 11 (Horde Encounter)

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Mt. Bristle (1F-9F)
Oran Forest (1F-4F)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Nabiki Beach or Hippowdon Temple
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Sky
Thunder Temple
Pokémon Rumble Windy Prairie‎
Pokémon Rumble Blast Meadow: Everspring Valley
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Meadow Zone, Beach Zone,
Iceberg Zone, Meeting Place *
Pokémon Conquest Aurora
Yaksha
Avia
Dragnor

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
DP Kyocera Dome Starly All Japan 1 February 21, 2008

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Diamond Pearl Yache Berry Yache Berry (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver Yache Berry Yache Berry (5%)
Black White Yache Berry Yache Berry (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 40
100 - 147 190 - 284
Attack: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Defense: 30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Sp.Atk: 30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Sp.Def: 30
31 - 90 58 - 174
Speed: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Total: 245   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.


Pokéathlon stats

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

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35
00Start Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
055 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
099 Wing Attack Flying Physical 06060 100100% 35
1313 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —% 15
1717 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100100% 5
2121 Whirlwind Normal Status 0000 —% 20
2525 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —% 20
2929 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
3333 Agility Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
3737 Brave Bird Flying Physical 120120 100100% 15
4141 Final Gambit Fighting Special 0000 100100% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Starly obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Starly
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Starly
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
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 Flying Sprite.png TM19 Roost Flying Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 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 TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Steel Sprite.png TM51 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Bug Sprite.png TM89 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Flying Sprite.png HM02 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Starly
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Starly
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
ZubatGolbatCrobatMurkrowHonchkrowSwablu
Altaria
Astonish Ghost Physical 30 100% 15
PidoveTranquillUnfezant Detect Fighting Status —% 5
Togetic Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotChatotPidoveTranquill
UnfezantDucklettSwanna
FeatherDance Flying Status 100% 15
HoothootNoctowl Foresight Normal Status —% 40
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotSpearowFearowSwablu
AltariaChatotSigilyph
Mirror Move Flying Status —% 20
SpearowFearowFarfetch'dDoduoDodrioSkarmory
SwabluAltariaChatotRuffletBraviary
Fury Attack Normal Physical 15 85% 20
SpearowFearowDoduoDodrioWingullMurkrow Pursuit Dark Physical 40 100% 20
Farfetch'd Revenge* Fighting Physical 60 100% 10
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotSpearowFearowHoothoot
NoctowlWingullPelipperChatotPidoveTranquill
UnfezantDucklettSwannaFletchlingFletchinderTalonflame
NoibatNoivern
Roost Flying Status —% 10
PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotFarfetch'dSkarmory Sand-Attack Ground Status 100% 15
SkarmoryFletchlingFletchinderTalonflame Steel Wing Steel Physical 70 90% 25
DoduoDodrioHoothootNoctowlChatot Uproar Normal Special 90 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Starly in Generation VI
  • 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 Starly in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Starly
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Starly
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Starly can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Starly cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Starly
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Starly
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 0%
Friend Area: Beau Plains
Phrases
51%-100% HP My HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP My HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP My HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled 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 I leveled up.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP396.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: D
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Normal  Poké Assist: None Field move: None
Loops: 0 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Flying  Poké Assist: Flying PA.png
( Flying )
Field move: None
Browser entry  
It sends out twisters. It also rams to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Flying  Flying Assist.png
( Flying )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Cut 1 field move.png
(Cut ×1)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It launches twisters.
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
PPW396.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Starly are found playing in many of the PokéPark's Zones. They favor Pelipper's Circle Circuit above any other Attraction!
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PCP396.png HP: Move: Quick Attack
Attack: Ability 1: Keen Eye
Defense: Ability 2: Hero
Speed: ★★ Ability 3: Celebrate
Evolves into Staravia when its Speed is 48 or higher
Range: 4 Perfect Links: Munezane

Evolution

396Starly.png
Unevolved
Starly
 Normal  Flying 
Rare Candy
Level 14
397Staravia.png
First evolution
Staravia
 Normal  Flying 
Rare Candy
Level 34
398Staraptor.png
Second evolution
Staraptor
 Normal  Flying 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Male Male Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Male Male Male Male
Female Female Female Female
Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male Shiny Male
Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female Shiny Female
Front Back Front Back
396MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Starly images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • In Generation V games, Starly's Hidden Ability is same as its first Ability, Keen Eye, unlike its evolutions which have different Hidden Ability Reckless. A Starly which will evolve into a Staravia with Reckless can be bred to produce Starly that will evolve into a Staravia with Reckless. If a Starly that will evolve into a Staravia with Reckless is transferred to the Generation VI games, its Ability will become Reckless.
    • This means that in Generation V, Starly is the only unevolved Pokémon without a Hidden Ability that evolves into a Pokémon with a Hidden Ability.
  • Overworld sprites of Starly are shown in the intro of Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum and before the player and their Rival encounter them in battle. They are the only non-legendary Pokémon to get overworld sprites in the Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum series that are not allowed in Amity Square.

Origin

Starly is based on a young starling.

Name origin

Starly is derived from starling.

Mukkuru is a combination of 椋鳥 mukudori (gray starling) and クルクル kurukuru (onomatopoeia of a bird's call).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ムックル Mukkuru From 椋鳥 mukudori (gray starling) and クルクル kurukuru (onomatopoeia of a bird's call).
France Flag.png French Étourmi From étourneau and mimi
Spain Flag.png Spanish Starly Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Staralili From Star
Italy Flag.png Italian Starly Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 찌르꼬 Jjireukko from 찌르레기 Jjireuraeggi and 꼬마 kkoma


Related articles

Notes

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