Misty's Starmie

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Misty's Starmie
カスミのスターミー Kasumi's Starmie
Poké Ball
Starmie's first apperance at the Cerulean Gym
Debuts in The Water Flowers of Cerulean City
Caught at Unknown
Gender None
Ability Unknown
Current location Cerulean Gym
This Pokémon has not evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Starmie Ikue Ohtani

Misty's Starmie (Japanese: カスミのスターミー Kasumi's Starmie) was the one of the three original Pokémon acquired by Misty in the Kanto region. Its voice actress in both Japanese and English is 大谷育江 Ikue Ohtani.


Misty sparsely used Starmie in battle, generally favoring Staryu to battle on land (and often Psyduck by mistake). It seems to be fairly powerful though, as it was able to carry Misty through a long Pokémon race using a combination of swimming and hovering. Despite being genderless, when called into battle it would utter a feminine 'Hoh' cry. Like its pre-evolution, Starmie's core would also flicker with a dull 'bing' sound when it was fatigued. Starmie was typically used in more of a utilitarian capacity than it's pre evolved counterpart, akin to the in-game term HM slave, being used to traverse water on many occasions.

Starmie was first used in Misty's Gym battle against Ash, having successfully beaten Butterfree with Staryu, Starmie was called out against the higher level Pidgeotto, suggesting that at this time Starmie was more powerful than Staryu. Despite scoring some tackles, it was tired out by a Gust attack, and on the brink of losing before Team Rocket intervened.

Starmie was also one of Misty's Pokémon to be stolen by Keith, along with her Staryu and Goldeen. It was later one of the Pokémon he offered to Jessie and James along with Staryu. However, the Poké Balls supposedly containing them turned out to be empty.

It appeared to have an ability similar to Water Absorb, even though abilities did not exist when Misty was a main character, such as when it was called out to help get a flock of Butterfree back from Team Rocket, it was seemingly knocked out by Jessie (using a sledgehammer). However it seemed to regain its health when Misty jetted water on it.

In School of Hard Knocks it battled a Graveler owned by Giselle, despite Starmie being powerful and also having a type advantage, it lost dramatically, having its core shattered, then being thrown from a second story window. Ironically, this happened after it beat Joe's Weepinbell in a similar chain of events. It is one of the two instances a Starmie's core has been seen shattering, the other being owned by a young trainer on the St. Anne. Starmie's regenerative abilities were also demonstrated, as by the next time it was seen, its central core was repaired.

Starmie was one of the Pokémon that helped Ash and co. escape the sunken St. Anne, and later from James's Gyarados. Its swimming abilities were called on again to help get the gang to the North Pole, however it, along with Staryu, Goldeen and Squirtle tired out before they made it.

Near the end of the Kanto adventures, Horsea was feeling sick due to lack of exercise, so Misty dropped it off at the Cerulean Gym so it could spend its time swimming in the aquariums there. Misty left Starmie there with it, because her sisters wanted to borrow it. Misty later reclaimed it when she became Gym Leader of Cerulean.

It reappeared briefly in Cerulean Blues along with Horsea, being reunited with Misty, both were quickly scared off however by Gyarados.

Moves used

In Game

Starmie is the most regular Pokémon to appear on Misty's teams, making an appearance on all of them to date, as her signature Pokémon.

Pokémon Red, Blue, Green and Yellow


====Pokémon Yellow {team| |#2=Spr 1y 121.png |Poke2=Starmie |LV2=Lv. 21 |G2= |HI2= |M1P2=Tackle |M2P2=Water Gun |M3P2=Harden |M4P2=BubbleBeam }}

Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal


Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen


Pokémon Stadium

Round 1


Round 2


Pokémon Stadium 2

Round 1


Round 2


In the Manga

Starmie appeared under the control of Misty in a gym challenge against Red in Suddenly Starmie, the challange didn't last long however, as Starmie easily defeated Bulbasaur, however she stated it wasn't strong enough in Mt. Moon to battle Rhydon, in a way mirroring it's Anime counterpart in The School of Hard Knocks. The battle between Bulbasaur and Starmie was merely a show for Misty to show how ill prepared Red was for facing the dangers that undoubtedly awaited them.

In the TCG

Starmie was featured in the TCG as one of Misty's Pokémon. The following is a list of cards named Misty's Starmie.

Name Type Level Rarity Set Set no.
Misty's Starmie Water 35 Uncommon Gym Heroes 56/132


Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Starmie.