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Staryu (Pokémon)

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Pokémon
#121: Starmie Starmie
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Staryu (disambiguation).
Staryu
Star Shape Pokémon
ヒトデマン
Hitodeman
#120
Staryu

Staryu

Staryu

Staryu
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Water Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Illuminate or Natural Cure Cacophony
Cacophony
Analytic
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Staryu

Mega Staryu Y
Gender ratio
Genderless
Catch rate
225 (29.4%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Water 3
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
2'07" 0.8 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
76.1 lbs. 34.5 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#120
Kanto
#169
Johto
#143
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh
#238
Unova
Coastal
#034
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-112
Fiore
R-094
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
106
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
68
V+
Leveling rate
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
Body05.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F120.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

It evolves into Starmie when exposed to a Water Stone.

Biology

Staryu is a golden-brown sea star-like Pokémon with five appendages. These appendages surround an exterior organ called the core, which is held in place by a golden ring looped around Staryu's left leg. If any of Staryu's appendages are lost, it can grow them back with ease provided the core is still intact. The core resembles a red jewel and is similar to a madreporite.

When the sun goes down, the core glows 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. The anime has shown that if Staryu becomes weak, its core will grow faint and flash slowly. Staryu can be found at the very bottom of the ocean on the seafloors or in the dark, calm waters of caves. There are times, however, when Staryu finds itself in rivers that lead into the ocean as seen in Pokémon Snap.

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!.

2 Staryu appeared in All for the Love of Meloetta!. Another appeared in Expedition to Onix Island!.

A Trainer's Staryu appeared is Lost at the League!.

Multiple Staryu appeared in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!.

A Staryu appeared in XY022 with Starmie's colorization.

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. It is rapid-fire, but it can easily be escaped from by Directional Influence; the player can still move around while getting hit by Swift.

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 As long as its red core remains, it can regenerate its body instantly, even if it's torn apart.
White 2
Generation VI
X Even if its body is torn, it can regenerate as long as the glowing central core remains intact.
Y It appears in large numbers by seashores. At night, its central core flashes with a red light.

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 (Super Rod)
Blue (Japan)
Unknown Seafoam Islands (walking through cave) and Routes 19, 20, and 21, Cinnabar Island, and Seafoam Islands (Super Rod)
Yellow
Common Seafoam Islands (Surfing) and Routes 19, 20, and 21, Pallet Town, Vermilion Harbor, Cinnabar Island, and Seafoam Islands (Super Rod)
Generation II
Gold Silver
Rare Routes 14*, 19, 20, 21, 34, 40, and 41, Olivine City*, Cianwood City, Cerulean City, Cherrygrove City, Cinnabar Island, Safari Zone*Night
Crystal
Rare Routes 14*, 19, 20, 21, 34, 40, and 41, Olivine City*, Cianwood City, Cerulean City, Cherrygrove City, Cinnabar Island, Safari Zone*Night
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Common Lilycove City (Super Rod)
Emerald
Common Lilycove City (Super Rod)
FireRed LeafGreen
Common Pallet Town, Cinnabar Island, Vermilion City, Vermilion Harbor, One Island, Five Island, Icefall Cave (Super Rod) (LeafGreen only)
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Rare Sunyshore City, Canalave City (Super Rod)
Platinum
Rare Canalave City, Route 223 (Super Rod)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Rare Routes 19, 34 and 40, Cherrygrove City, Cianwood City, Union Cave*, Olivine City (Good and Super Rod)Night
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
Common Route 13, Undella Town and Humilau City
Dream World
Sparkling Sea
Generation VI
X Y
Uncommon Route 8 (Good Rod(X only)


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
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Twister Staryu English United States 5 November 8 to 14, 2002;
December 27, 2002 to January 2, 2003
RS Evolution Stone Promotion Staryu English United States 50 August 30 to September 1, 2003
FRLG Pokémon Trade and Battle Day Staryu English United States 18 September 25, 2004

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%)
Black 2 White 2 Stardust Stardust (50%) Star Piece Star Piece (5%)
X Y Stardust Stardust (50%)
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 VI, 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
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Tackle Normal Physical 05050 100100% 35
00Start Harden Normal Status 0000 —% 30
066 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
1010 Rapid Spin Normal Physical 02020 100100% 40
1212 Recover Normal Status 0000 —% 10
1515 Camouflage Normal Status 0000 —% 20
1818 Swift Normal Special 06060 —% 20
2222 Bubble Beam Water Special 06565 100100% 20
2525 Minimize Normal Status 0000 —% 20
3030 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100100% 5
3333 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
3636 Brine Water Special 06565 100100% 10
4040 Reflect Type Normal Status 0000 —% 15
4343 Power Gem Rock Special 08080 100100% 20
4848 Cosmic Power Psychic Status 0000 —% 20
5252 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Staryu obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • 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 VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 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 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM13 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ice Sprite.png TM14 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 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 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 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 TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
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 TM Fairy Sprite.png TM99 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM05 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • 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

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Parent   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 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 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 VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - 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 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

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.: 25 Max. exp.: 39
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

120Staryu.png
Unevolved
Staryu
 Water 
Water Stone
Water Stone
121Starmie.png
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.gif Spr 3f 120.png Spr b 3r 120.png
Spr 3r 120 s.png Spr 3e 120 s.gif 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 on a starfish, likely a 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 From Stern and du
Italy Flag.png Italian Staryu Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 별가사리 Byeolgasari From byeol and 불가사리 bulgasari


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