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Ash's Staraptor
サトシのムクホーク Satoshi's Mukuhawk
Ash Staraptor
Trainer: Ash Ketchum
Gender: Male[1]
Ability: Intimidate (Not activated)
Debut: Two Degrees of Separation!
Episode captured: Two Degrees of Separation!
Caught where: Sinnoh Route 202
Current location: At Oak's Lab
Evolved: 11 episodes as Starly
105 episodes as Staravia
Evolves In: A Staravia Is Born!
Pursuing a Lofty Goal!

Ash's Staraptor is a normal/flying-type Pokémon owned by Ash. It is the first Pokémon Ash obtained in the Sinnoh region.


Ash captured Staraptor as a Starly, and it evolved into Staravia when battling Team Rocket. Then, when they were battling Paul in a Pokéringer Contest, Staravia soon evolved into Staraptor and learned Close Combat, defeating Paul's Honchkrow. When Ash finished the Sinnoh League and decided to begin a new start in the Unova region journey, he sent Staraptor to Professor Oak's Lab.

Known moves

Ash Staraptor Close Combat
Quick Attack + Two Degrees of Separation!
Wing Attack Two Degrees of Separation!
Whirlwind Two Degrees of Separation!
Aerial Ace + A Staravia Is Born!
Gust - Getting The Pre-Contest Titters!
Brave Bird + Crossing The Battle Line!
Close Combat + Pursuing a Lofty Goal!
+ indicates this Pokémon used this move recently.*
- indicates this Pokémon normally can't use this move.

Voice actors and actress


  • Though Staraptor is confirmed to be male, in the Czech and Latin American Spanish dub, Staraptor is female.
  • Upon his final evolution, Staraptor became the 50th Pokémon that Ash has obtained, including evolutions, Seaking and Haunter. However, Haunter was not officially his and Seaking was released as part of contest rules.
  • Out of all of Ash's Bird Pokémon, Staraptor took the longest to fully evolve at 116 episodes: Pidgeot took 78, Noctowl was fully evolved upon capture, Swellow took 76 episodes, Unfezant took 68, and Talonflame took 82.
  • When Staraptor entered as a Staravia, he was the second of Ash's Pokémon to evolve during a PokéRinger tournament. The first was Swellow who entered as a Taillow.
  • Out of all of Ash's Bird Pokemon, Staraptor is the only one to learn a Fighting-type move.
  • Staraptor is one of Ash's strongest Pokémon.



  1. ^ Jumping Rocket Ship!, Staraptor, when it was still a Staravia, was attracted by a female Staravia doll

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