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.