Ash's Staraptor

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Ash's Staravia
サトシのムクバード Satoshi's Mukubird
Poké Ball
Ash's Staravia
Debuts in Two Degrees of Separation!
Caught at Around Route 202
Evolves in A Staravia is Born
Gender Male
Ability Unknown
Current location With Ash
Starly Staravia
This Pokémon spent 13 episodes as Starly.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Starly Kiyotaka Furushima Emily Jenness
As Staravia Kiyotaka Furushima Emily Jenness

Ash's Staravia (Japanese: サトシのムクバード Satoshi's Mukubird) is the first Pokémon that Ash Ketchum caught in the Sinnoh region. He is voiced by 古島清孝 Kiyotaka Furushima. In English, Emily Jenness voices all members of his evolutionary line.

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Ash battling with his Starly

Ash caught him as a Starly in Two Degrees of Separation while searching for Pikachu, who was missing due to the antics of Team Rocket. Ash's Aipom was swinging through the trees and accidentally bumped into Starly, so the two Pokémon battled. Weakened by Aipom, Starly was captured and immediately used in the search for Pikachu.

In When Pokémon Worlds Collide, Starly battled another Starly belonging to Paul and lost. Despite proving itself to be more powerful than Ash's Starly, Paul released his back into the wild, apparently disappointed with its performance.

In A Staravia is Born, Starly evolved into a Staravia during a battle with Team Rocket. Evolving has allowed him to grow much stronger and he is very useful in searches.

Staravia was the only of Ash's Pokémon who didn't participate in Ash's first Sinnoh Gym battle, however, Staravia helped out in Ash's second Sinnoh Gym battle, defeating Gardenia's Cherubi. After seeing Reiji's Staraptor use the powerful Brave Bird attack, Ash was inspired to teach it to Staravia. In the third Sinnoh Gym Battle, Staravia defated Maylene's Machoke and Meditite.

Moves used


  • Despite the fact Ash's Staravia and other members of his evolution family know Gust, it is impossible for Starly, Staravia, or Staraptor to learn it in the games. This error was also present in the Japanese version. The dub changed it to Whirlwind in Starly's initial appearance, but left it as Gust until One Big Happiny Family, when it was dubbed as Whirlwind again, and has been since.
  • For DP015, Professor Oak's lecture is about Ash's Staravia. He writes this Pokémon senryū about him: ムックルが ムクムクしんか ムクバード Mukkuru mukumuku-evolved; Mukubird
  • Judging by the pattern on Staravia's head, it can be assumed that this Pokémon is male. However, his gender has not been officially confirmed, as no other Staravia have been seen to compare it to. It also seems to have quite a feminine voice in the English dub.
  • Staravia was the 40th Pokémon species Ash has owned, counting Larvitar, Haunter, and Raticate.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Starly and Staravia.

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