- If you were looking for the Trainer class, see Team Star (Trainer class).
Artwork of Team Star Grunts from Scarlet and Violet
Team Star (Japanese: スター団 Star-dan, literally Star Gang) is the villainous team living in the Paldea region. They are delinquent students of Naranja AcademyS/Uva AcademyV, and their uniforms vary by game.
In the core series games
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
Team Star is the focus of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet's ★ Starfall Street ★ (Japanese: スターダスト★ストリート Stardust ★ Street) storyline, causing trouble for others and pressuring other students into joining. The team is made of five squads, each led by a boss.
When battling a squad boss, they will appear on top of a custom car called the Starmobile (Japanese: スターモービル Starmobile), which has a specially modified Revavroom attached to it with the squad boss's type and a different ability from regular Revavroom. After defeating a squad boss, they will reward the player with a Star Badge.
They are said to have had a reputation for bullying and abusing other students, and consequently Clavell had given an order for them to disband or be expelled from the Academy. However, as the player confronts and defeats the bosses, it is revealed that they had in fact been victims of bullying; after they had confronted their tormentors a year and a half before the events of the game, a scandal broke out that led the bullies to drop out. In the aftermath of the incident, the team's founder, Cassiopeia, insisted on taking sole responsibility for it in exchange for the exoneration of their friends. While the director Harrington agreed to their request, the deputy director erased the records of the incident in an attempt to shield himself from blame. Not long afterwards, the deputy director was fired, and Harrington and the rest of the Academy's faculty resigned in recognition of their failure to handle the bullying.
Cassiopeia had suggested that Team Star disband in the aftermath of the incident and left to study abroad in Galar for a year and a half, but their fellow bosses were unwilling to give up their friendship with them and held out hope that if they kept the team going, they might be able to hear from them again.
Upon witnessing the player defeat two Team Star Grunts, Cassiopeia gets the idea to have them challenge the squad bosses and claim their badges; as their code dictates that the bosses cannot turn down a challenge and must give up their positions if defeated, they believed that this would ensure that they would not be expelled because of them.
After the bosses are defeated, Penny reveals herself to be the true identity of Cassiopeia, and challenges the player to a battle so she can announce Team Star's disbanding without any regrets. Following this, Clavell (who had been assisting the player disguised as a student called "Clive" and had come to learn that the rumors about their activities were false) rescinds his order for the team to disband, choosing to address the team's rule breaking by allowing their bases to be repurposed as training centers for other students to learn Team Star's distinctive tactics.
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List of Squad Bosses
|Generation IX||Region: Paldea|
|Segin Squad's Base
Team Segin's Hideout
|Schedar Squad's Base
Team Schedar's Hideout
|Navi Squad's Base
Team Tsih's Hideout
|Ruchbah Squad's Base
Team Ruchbah's Hideout
|Caph Squad's Base
Team Caph's Hideout
|Key artwork from Scarlet and Violet|
- All of the five squads are named after five of the brightest stars in the constellation Cassiopeia.
- The battle theme for Team Star's Squad Bosses is the longest battle theme in the franchise. The first point where the theme repeats is at 2:58, surpassing Ghetsis's battle theme in Pokémon Black and White and its remaster in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon; however, similar to the Academy Ace Tournament battle theme and the Galar Battle Tower battle theme, the repeated music contains a variation in the form of a different guitar solo, resulting in a complete length of 5:48 before the true loop point.
- The battle theme for Team Star Grunts also plays when battling Pokémon Trainer Youssef outside the Navi Squad's Base's entrance and Pokémon Trainer Harrington outside the Ruchbah Squad's Base's entrance; despite both of them not being members of Team Star, they are battled in place of the respective grunts guarding the entrances since both of them chose to battle the player for their own reasons.
- Youssef considers Atticus his "dear compadre", explaining that Atticus once saved his life, and as a result, he is willing to protect Atticus from bullies or anyone else antagonizing Atticus, such as the player, which is why he battles them, allowing the entrance grunt to warn the rest of the Navi Squad of the player's arrival in advance.
- Harrington, Ortega's piano tutor, was informed by the entrance grunt that the player was planning to raid the Ruchbah Squad's Base, led by Ortega, and indulges them in a battle before letting the player challenge the Ruchbah Squad.
- One of the grunts from the Caph Squad is named Carmen, thus making Team Star one of the very few villainous teams in the franchise to have grunts with confirmed names. Additionally, Carmen uses Team Star as her Trainer class, instead of Team Star Grunt.
- The team's catchphrase, "Hasta la vistar", combines the Spanish phrase "Hasta la vista", meaning "See you later", and the word "star".
|Japanese||スター団 Star-dan||From star|
|English, German, Spanish,
|Team Star||From the Japanese name|
|Korean||스타단 Star-dan||From the Japanese name|
|Chinese (Mandarin)||天星隊 / 天星队 Tiānxīng Duì||From 天星 tiānxīng / tīnsīng (star in the sky)|
|Chinese (Cantonese)||天星隊 Tīnsīng Déui|
|Indonesian||Tim Bintang||From bintang (star)|
|Brazilian Portuguese||Equipe Star||From the Japanese name|
|Japanese||チーム・セギン Team Segin||From Epsilon Cassiopeiae, called "Segin", a star in the Cassiopeia constellation|
|English||Segin Squad||From the Japanese name|
|French||Groupe Segin||From the Japanese name|
|German||Segin-Bande||From the Japanese name|
|Italian||Banda Segin||From the Japanese name|
|Spanish||Escuadrón Segin||From the Japanese name|
|Korean||팀 세긴 Team Segin||From the Japanese name|
|Chinese (Mandarin)||閣道二小隊 / 阁道二小队 Gédào'èr Xiǎoduì||From 閣道二 / 阁道二 Gé Dào Èr / Gok Douh Yih (Epsilon Cassiopeiae)|
|Chinese (Cantonese)||閣道二小隊 Gokdouhyih Síudéui|
|Japanese||チーム・シェダル Team Schedar||From Alpha Cassiopeiae, called "Schedar", a star in the Cassiopeia constellation|
|English||Schedar Squad||From the Japanese name|
|French||Groupe Schedar||From the Japanese name|
|German||Schedir-Bande||From Alpha Cassiopeiae, called "Schedir", a star in the Cassiopeia constellation|
|Italian||Banda Schedar||From the Japanese name|
|Spanish||Escuadrón Schedar||From the Japanese name|
|Korean||팀 쉐다르 Team Schedar||From the Japanese name|
|Chinese (Mandarin)||王良四小隊 / 王良四小队 Wángliángsì Xiǎoduì||From 王良四 Wáng Liáng Sì / Wòhng Lèuhng Sei (Alpha Cassiopeiae)|
|Chinese (Cantonese)||王良四小隊 Wòhnglèuhngsei Síudéui|
|Japanese||チーム・シー Team Tsih||From Gamma Cassiopeiae, called "Tsih", a star in the Cassiopeia constellation|
|English||Navi Squad||From Gamma Cassiopeiae, called "Navi", a star in the Cassiopeia constellation|
|French||Groupe Tsih||From the Japanese name|
|German||Tsih-Bande||From the Japanese name|
|Italian||Banda Tsih||From the Japanese name|
|Spanish||Escuadrón Tsih||From the Japanese name|
|Korean||팀 시 Team Tsih||From the Japanese name|
|Chinese (Mandarin)||策星小隊 / 策星小队 Cèxīng Xiǎoduì||From 策 Cè / Chaak (Gamma Cassiopeiae)|
|Chinese (Cantonese)||策星小隊 Chaaksīng Síudéui|
|Japanese||チーム・ルクバー Team Ruchbah||From Delta Cassiopeiae, called "Ruchbah", a star in the Cassiopeia constellation|
|English||Ruchbah Squad||From the Japanese name|
|French||Groupe Ruchbah||From the Japanese name|
|German||Rukbat-Bande||From Delta Cassiopeiae, called "Rukbat", a star in the Cassiopeia constellation|
|Italian||Banda Ruchbah||From the Japanese name|
|Spanish||Escuadrón Ruchbah||From the Japanese name|
|Korean||팀 루크바 Team Ruchbah||From the Japanese name|
|Chinese (Mandarin)||閣道三小隊 / 阁道三小队 Gédàosān Xiǎoduì||From 閣道三 / 阁道三 Gé Dào Sān / Gok Douh Sāam (Delta Cassiopeiae)|
|Chinese (Cantonese)||閣道三小隊 Gokdouhsāam Síudéui|
|Japanese||チーム・カーフ Team Caph||From Beta Cassiopeiae, called "Caph", a star in the Cassiopeia constellation|
|English||Caph Squad||From the Japanese name|
|French||Groupe Caph||From the Japanese name|
|German||Caph-Bande||From the Japanese name|
|Italian||Banda Caph||From the Japanese name|
|Spanish||Escuadrón Caph||From the Japanese name|
|Korean||팀 카프 Team Caph||From the Japanese name|
|Chinese (Mandarin)||王良一小隊 / 王良一小队 Wángliángyī Xiǎoduì||From 王良一 Wáng Liáng Yī / Wòhng Lèuhng Yāt (Beta Cassiopeiae)|
|Chinese (Cantonese)||王良一小隊 Wòhnglèuhngyāt Síudéui|
★ Starfall Street ★
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