Staraptor (Pokémon)

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Staraptor
Predator Pokémon
ムクホーク
Mukuhawk
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Staraptor



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Normal Flying
Unknown Unknown
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Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Intimidate Cacophony
Cacophony
Reckless
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Flying
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
3'11" 1.2 m
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Weight
54.9 lbs. 24.9 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
172
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
218
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
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HP
3
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Speed
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Pokédex color
Brown
Base friendship
70
External Links

Staraptor (Japanese: ムクホーク Mukuhawk) is a dual-type Normal/Flying Pokémon introduced in Generation IV.

It evolves from Staravia starting at level 34. It is the final form of Starly.

Biology

Staraptor is a grayish-brown, avian Pokémon similar to a large bird of prey. It has small, red eyes and a thin, yellow beak with a black tip. There is a circular white patch on its forehead, which is smaller on the female. Larger white markings cover the front of its throat and chest, separated by a black ruff encircling the shoulders. A red-tipped black crest extends over its head, nearly reaching the tip of its beak. Staraptor is fussy about the shape of this comb, which it uses to appear larger and frighten enemies. It has large wings, five black-tipped tail feathers, and yellow feet with black talons. Its powerful wing and leg muscles allow it to fly effortlessly while carrying other Pokémon, small or large.

Upon evolution, this Pokémon leaves its flock to live alone, as it has become strong enough to take care of itself. It can be highly aggressive, persistently attacking even larger foes in spite of illness or injury.

In the anime

Main series

Staraptor in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Staraptor

In Pursuing a Lofty Goal!, Ash's Staravia evolved into a Staraptor during the final round against Paul's Honchkrow during the Squallville PokéRinger competition, which he won.

Other

Staraptor debuted in Following A Maiden's Voyage!. Piplup unintentionally hit Staraptor with Bubble Beam and caused it to use Whirlwind, which wrecked Professor Rowan's lab.

In Lost Leader Strategy!, Reggie's Staraptor was the final Pokémon he used in his battle with Ash; it was defeated by Pikachu's Volt Tackle. In Crossing the Battle Line!, Staraptor taught Ash's Staravia Brave Bird. It reappeared in Aiding the Enemy and Saving the World From Ruins!.

In Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! (Part 2), Kellyn captured a Staraptor with his Capture Styler and used it to save Ash after J dropped him out of her airship.

In Barry's Busting Out All Over!, Barry used a Staraptor during a battle against Chimchar. It reappeared in Steeling Peace of Mind!.

In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs (Part 1), Ben captured a Staraptor with his Capture Styler and used it to stop the Pokémon Pinchers' pursuit of Latios. It reappeared in a flashback in the following episode.

In A Relay in the Sky!, Orson used a Staraptor during the second leg of the Pokémon Sky Relay and took over the ribbon from Orson's Staravia. It was successfully able to deliver his ribbon to Orson's Starly for the final leg.

Minor appearances

In Genesect and the Legend Awakened, a Staraptor raced Mewtwo.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP066 Staraptor Ash's Pokédex Staraptor, the Predator Pokémon, and the evolved form of Staravia. Staraptor's ferocious nature means that it has no problem challenging much larger opponents.
DP118 Staraptor Ash's Pokédex Staraptor, the Predator Pokémon. Staraptor has an aggressive temperament and will bravely attack enemies that are far bigger than itself.
Staraptor in the Pokémon Evolutions
Staraptor in Bidoof's Big Stand

Pokémon Evolutions

In The Rival, Barry used a Staraptor during a battle against Palmer's Dragonite in the Battle Tower.

Bidoof's Big Stand

A Staraptor appears in Bidoof's Big Stand under the possession of a Trainer. Another Staraptor appears during the beginning of the episode attacking the protagonist Bidoof.

In the manga

Staraptor in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

A Staraptor is one of the Pokémon used by the Advanced level Grunt of Team Galactic. It was first used to take the Grunt to the destroyed camera machine used by Saturn in his fight against Paka and Uji. It was later used in the mugging of Mr. Berlitz and later to battle Diamond at the Galactic HQ. It first appeared in Great Gible.

A Staraptor appeared in a flashback in Tackling Tangrowth.

A Staraptor was used by Darach in his battle against Platinum in Getting the Drop on Gallade II. It used a combination of Double Team and Roost to tire Platinum's Empoleon, but Empoleon's Blizzard eventually won out.

In Omega Alpha Adventure 15, Norman was revealed to own a Staraptor. It was used to attack Rayquaza.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Staraptor is one of the Pokémon owned by Jun. It was used in battles against Hareta and Koya. It evolved sometime prior to Challenge! The Fortress Of Steel!!.

Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs

Like in the anime and the game (if the player is Summer), Ben uses a Staraptor as one of his Partners.

In the TCG

Main article: Staraptor (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#012
Johto
#—
Diamond It has a savage nature. It will courageously challenge foes that are much larger.
Pearl The muscles in its wings and legs are strong. It can easily fly while gripping a small Pokémon.
Platinum It never stops attacking even if it is injured. It fusses over the shape of its comb.
HeartGold When Staravia evolve into Staraptor, they leave the flock to live alone. They have sturdy wings.
SoulSilver
Generation V Unova
#—
Black It never stops attacking even if it is injured. It fusses over the shape of its comb.
White
Black 2 It never stops attacking even if it is injured. It fusses over the shape of its comb.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Coastal #101
Hoenn
#—
X The muscles in its wings and legs are strong. It can easily fly while gripping a small Pokémon.
Y When Staravia evolve into Staraptor, they leave the flock to live alone. They have sturdy wings.
Omega Ruby The muscles in its wings and legs are strong. It can easily fly while gripping a small Pokémon.
Alpha Sapphire When Staravia evolve into Staraptor, they leave the flock to live alone. They have sturdy wings.
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VII.
Generation VIII Galar
#—
Sinnoh
#012
Hisui
#014
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sword and Shield.
Brilliant Diamond It has a savage nature. It will courageously challenge foes that are much larger than itself.
Shining Pearl The muscles in its wings and legs are strong. It can easily fly while gripping a small Pokémon.
Legends: Arceus It has left the flock, having gained strength enough to survive on its own. The astounding force with which Staraptor flies through the air allows it to carry away large, burly targets.
Generation IX Paldea
#99
Scarlet When Staravia evolve into Staraptor, they leave the flock to live alone. They have sturdy wings.
Violet It never stops attacking even if it is injured. It fusses over the shape of its comb.


Pokedex Image Staraptor SV.png
Staraptor in the Paldea Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Staravia
Platinum
Evolve Staravia
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Staravia
Generation V
Black
Trade
White
Evolve Staravia
Black 2 White 2
Trade
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Staravia
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Evolve Staravia
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Trade
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Evolve Staravia
Legends: Arceus
Nature's PantryFlying, Deadwood Haunt, Islespy Shore
Obsidian Fieldlands, Cobalt Coastlands (Mass outbreaks)
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation IV.
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Mt. Mistral (1F-19F)
MD Sky
Mt. Mistral (1F-19F)
Ranger: SoA
Chicole Path, School Path, Vien Forest, Haruba Desert, Boyleland, Altru Park, Ranger Union, Ice Lake, Chroma Road, Chroma Highlands, Shiver Camp, Oil Field Hideout, Capture Arena
Rumble
Windy Prairie‎
PokéPark Wii
Granite Zone
Ranger: GS
Dolce Island, Cocona Village, Rand's House, Wireless Tower, Hinder Cape, Mitonga Road, Faldera Island, Sophian Road, Tilikule Island, Oblivia Ruins, Thunder Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Meadow: Everspring Valley
Autumnwood: Volcanic Slope*
Conquest
Evolve Staravia
Rumble U
Conductor Room: King of the Sky
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Mountain of Order: Stage 5
Shuffle
Albens Town: Stage 224
Rumble World
Pearl Marsh: Colossal Tree (Center Boss, Back, Special),
Plasma Tundra: Abundant Orchard (Special)
Picross
Area 30: Stage 11
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Snorlax Sea, Arceus Sea, Jirachi SeaFinal
Cross-Generation
Masters EX
Sync pair scout (Darach's)


Stats

Base stats

Generations IV-V
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
85
145 - 192 280 - 374
120
112 - 189 220 - 372
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Total:
475
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
Generation VI onward
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
85
145 - 192 280 - 374
120
112 - 189 220 - 372
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Total:
485
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/3 ★★★
Power
4/5 ★★★★
Skill
1/3 ☆☆
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
16/20 ★★★


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, 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 IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
011 Quick Attack Normal Physical 04040 100100% 30
011 Wing Attack Flying Physical 06060 100100% 35
Evo.Evo. Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100100% 5
1313 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00——% 15
1818 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100100% 5
2323 Whirlwind Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
2828 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00——% 20
3333 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 08585% 20
4141 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00——% 30
4949 Brave Bird Flying Physical 120120 100100% 15
5757 Final Gambit Fighting Special 0000 100100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Staraptor
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Staraptor
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM004Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM004 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM014Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM014 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM015Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM015 Struggle Bug Bug Special 05050 100}}100% 20
TM018Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM027Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM027 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM032Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM040Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM040 Air Cutter Flying Special 06060 095}}95% 25
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050Bag TM Water SV Sprite.png TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM060Bag TM Bug SV Sprite.png TM060 U-turn Bug Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM065Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM065 Air Slash Flying Special 07575 095}}95% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM097Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM097 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM113Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM113 Tailwind Flying Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM118Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM118 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TM130Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM152Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM160Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM160 Hurricane Flying Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM163Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM164Bag TM Flying SV Sprite.png TM164 Brave Bird Flying Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM167Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM167 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Staraptor
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Staraptor
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Astonish Ghost Physical 30 100% 15
Double-Edge Normal Physical 120 100% 15
Feather Dance Flying Status 100% 15
Fury Attack Normal Physical 15 85% 20
Sand Attack Ground Status 100% 15
Uproar Normal Special 90 100% 10
  • 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 Staraptor in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Staraptor
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Staraptor
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation IX
Other generations:
IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Staraptor
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Staraptor
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 398.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 1.5%
IQ group: D
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Flying
Poké Assist: Flying PA.png
Flying
Field move: Fly - field move.png
(Fly ×-)
Browser entry R-025
It creates gusts with its large wings to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Flying
Poké Assist:
(present)
Flying Assist.png
Flying
Field move:
(present)
Fly - field move.png
(Fly ×-)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Flying Assist.png
Flying
Field move:
(past)
Cut 1 field move.png
(Cut ×1)
Browser entry R-230/N-172
It launches twisters.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush398 fBody.png Walking Speed: 1.17 seconds Base HP: 56
Base Attack: 79 Base Defense: 52 Base Speed: 70
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW398.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Staraptor is a Caretaker of the Granite Zone. He likes all Attractions that involve flying, and he's a specialist at Pelipper's Circle Circuit!
Pokémon Conquest
PCP398.png HP: ★★★★ Move: Brave Bird
Attack: ★★★★ Ability 1: Intimidate
Ability 2: Hero
Ability 3: Vanguard
Defense: ★★
Speed: ★★★★
Evolves from Staravia when its Attack is 92 or higher
Range: 4 Perfect Links: Muneshige and Munezane
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Flying
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT398.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Flying
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 120 Raise Max Level.png 10

#287
Shuffle398.png

Stabilize+
Sometimes erases two of the foe's disruptions on the board.


Pokémon GO
GO398.png Base Stamina: 198 Base Attack: 234 Base Defense: 140
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Wing Attack, Quick Attack, Gust
Charged Attacks: Brave Bird, Heat Wave, Close Combat, FrustrationAs Shadow Pokémon, ReturnAs Purified Pokémon

Evolution

0396Starly.png
Unevolved
Starly
 Normal  Flying 
Rare Candy
Level 14
0397Staravia.png
First evolution
Staravia
 Normal  Flying 
Rare Candy
Level 34
0398Staraptor.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
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
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
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
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
Generation VIII
Legends: Arceus
Male Shiny Male
Female Shiny Female
HOME
Male Shiny Male
Female Shiny Female
Menu SV 0398.png For other sprites and images, please see Staraptor images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Staraptor is based on the white-cheeked starling, a common species of bird found throughout Asia, combined with a bird of prey. Although it largely resembles the starling in appearance, much of its inspiration comes from hawks and falcons, particularly its predatory nature and aerial speed. It also has strong similarities to the harpy eagle. The feathers hanging over its face are similar to the long-crested eagle.

Name origin

Staraptor is a combination of starling and raptor (a predatory bird).

Mukuhawk is a combination of 椋鳥 mukudori (gray starling) and hawk.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ムクホーク Mukuhawk From 椋鳥 mukudori and hawk
France Flag.png French Étouraptor From étourneau and raptor
Spain Flag.png Spanish Staraptor Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Staraptor Same as English name
Italy Flag.png Italian Staraptor Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 찌르호크 Jjiruhawk From 찌르레기 jjireuraeggi and hawk
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 姆克鷹 / 姆克鹰 Mǔkèyīng From the transcription of Japanese name and 鷹 / 鹰 yīng
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 姆克鷹 Móuhhākyīng From the Mandarin-based transcription of Japanese name and yīng


Related articles

References

  1. Tweet by Nob Ogasawara (@DougDinsdale). Posted on April 24, 2021.
  2. Interview with Nob Ogasawara by TheSpeedGamers.

External links


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