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Staryu
120
ヒトデマン Hitodeman
120Staryu
Generation I
Evolutionary line
120121
Type(s)
Type Water  
Species Star Shape Pokémon
Abilities Illuminate
Natural Cure
Analytic (DW)
Pokédex
Seaking ← 120 → Starmie
Kanto 120 Johto 167/169
Hoenn 143/148 Sinnoh N/A
Unova 238 Central Kalos 034
Alola 184/223
Evolves from None
Evolves into Starmie
Gender
Genderless
Weight Height
76.1 lbs. 34.5 kg 2'07" 0.8 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Brown Water 3
Shape Footprint
Shape05
F120
Cry

Staryu (Japanese: ヒトデマン Hitodeman) is a Water-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

Biology

Physiology

Staryu is a Star Shape Pokémon. It is star shaped, as its name suggests. Its "arms" are brown. It seems to have some kind of crystal or gem for a core. the core is surrounded by a yellow or gold "barrier."

Natural abilities

Staryu can have the ability Illuminate or the ability Natural Cure. Illuminate causes wild Pokémon to be encountered more frequently when Staryu is in the top of the party. Natural Cure cures Staryu of any status effects when switched out. It can emit radio waves. It has the unique ability to regenerate its body if it is torn. As long as the core remains, it can regenerate. In rare instances, two separate Staryu can be created.

Evolution

Staryu evolves into Starmie by use of a Water Stone.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Red/Blue Seafoam Islands, Routes 19, 20 and 21, Cinnabar Island and Seafoam Islands with Super Rod Uncommon
Yellow Seafoam Islands (surfing), Routes 19, 20 and 21, Pallet Town, Cinnabar Island and Seafoam Islands with Super Rod Common
Gold/Silver Routes 19, 34 and 40, Olivine City, Cianwood City, Union Cave, Cerulean City, Cherrygrove City Rare
Crystal Routes 19, 34 and 40, Olivine City, Cianwood City, Union Cave, Cherrygrove City Rare
Ruby/Sapphire Lilycove City Super Rod Common
Emerald Lilycove City Super Rod Common
FireRed/LeafGreen Pallet Town, Vermilion City, One Island, Five Island (Leafgreen Only) Common
Diamond/Pearl Sunyshore City, Canalave City Super Rod Rare
Platinum Sunyshore City, Canalave City, Route 223 Super Rod Rare
HeartGold/SoulSilver Routes 34, 40 and 47, Olivine City, Cianwood City, Union Cave, Cherrygrove City Rare
Black/White Route 13 Uncommon
X/Y Route 8 (Good Rod, X only) Common
OR/AS Trade None


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Red
Blue
An enigmatic Pokémon that can regenerate any appendage it loses in battle.
Yellow
As long as the center section is unharmed, It can grow back fully even if it is chopped to bits.
Gold
At night, the center of its body slowly flickers with the same rhythm as a human heartbeat.
Silver
Even if its body is torn, it can regenerate as long as the glowing central core remains intact.
Crystal
When the stars twinkle at night, it floats up from the sea floor, and its body's center core flickers.
Ruby
Staryu's center section has an organ called the core that shines bright red. If you go to a beach toward the end of summer, the glowing cores of these Pokémon look like the stars in the sky.
Sapphire
Staryu apparently communicates with the stars in the night sky by flashing the red core at the center of its body. If parts of its body are torn, this Pokémon simply regenerates the missing pieces and limbs.
Emerald
It gathers with others in the night and makes its red core glow on and off with the twinkling stars. It can regenerate limbs if they are severed from its body.
FireRed
It appears in large numbers by seashores. At night, its central core flashes with a red light.
LeafGreen
An enigmatic Pokémon that can regenerate any appendage it loses in battle.
Diamond
If its body is torn, it can grow back of the red core remains. The core flashes at midnight.
Pearl
If its body is torn, it can grow back of the red core remains. The core flashes at midnight.
Platinum
If its body is torn, it can grow back of the red core remains. The core flashes at midnight.
HeartGold
At night, the center of its body slowly flickers with the same rhythm as a human heartbeat.
SoulSilver
Even if its body is torn, it can regenerate as long as the glowing central core remains intact.
Black
If its body is torn, it can grow back if the red core remains. The core flashes at midnight.
White
If its body is torn, it can grow back if the red core remains. The core flashes at midnight.
Black 2
If its body is torn, it can grow back if the red core remains. The core flashes at midnight.
White 2
If its body is torn, it can grow back if the red core remains. The core flashes at midnight.
X
Even if its body is torn, it can regenerate as long as the glowing central core remains intact.
Y
It appears in large numbers by seashores. At night, its central core flashes with a red light.
Omega Ruby
Staryu's center section has an organ called the core that shines bright red. If you go to a beach toward the end of summer, the glowing cores of these Pokémon look like the stars in the sky.
Alpha Sapphire
Staryu apparently communicates with the stars in the night sky by flashing the red core at the center of its body. If parts of its body are torn, this Pokémon simply regenerates the missing pieces and limbs.
Sun
Large numbers of these Pokémon make their home at the seaside. At night, a strange red glow radiates from the center of their bodies.
Moon
This Pokémon gets nibbled on by Lumineon and others. Thanks to its red core, it regenerates fast, so it's unconcerned by their snack attacks.
Ultra Sun
In many places, there are folktales of stardust falling into the ocean and becoming Staryu.
Ultra Moon
No number of injuries can bother Staryu. Its amazing regenerative powers return it to its previous state in half a day.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
30
Attack
45
Defense
55
Sp. Atk
70
Sp. Def
55
Speed
85
Total
340

Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VII
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation IV
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation III
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation II
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation I
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special
TM73 Thunder Wave 90% 20 Electric Status
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM91 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special
TM94 Surf 90 100% 15 Water Special
TM98 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical
TM99 Dazzling Gleam 80 100% 10 Fairy Special
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status Type Beautiful ♥♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Beautiful 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ ♥♥♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special Type Cool 0
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Type Clever ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 0
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status Type Clever ♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful ♥♥♥ 0
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Type Cool ♥♥♥
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical Type Cool 0
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Type Clever ♥♥ 0
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM91 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 0
TM99 Dazzling Gleam 80 100% 10 Fairy Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
HM03 Surf 90 100% 15 Water Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ ♥♥
HM05 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
HM07 DiveORAS 80 100% 10 Water Physical Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM91 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water Special
HM05 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical
HM06 Dive 80 100% 10 Water Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM03 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Type Smart ♥♥
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Type Smart
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Type Smart ♥♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status Type Smart ♥♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Smart ♥♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM55 Brine 65 100% 10 Water Special Type Smart ♥♥
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM67 Recycle —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart 0
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical Type Beauty ♥♥
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart 0
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart
TM91 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special Type Smart ♥♥
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water Special Type Beauty ♥♥
HM05HGSS Whirlpool 15 70% 15 Water Special Type Beauty 0
HM07 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM03 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Type Beauty ♥♥ 0
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Type Beauty ♥♥♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Type Beauty ♥♥
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Type Beauty ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Type Beauty 0
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Type Tough 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Type Cool ♥♥ ♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 0
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Type Smart ♥♥♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Type Smart 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Type Smart 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Type Cute ♥♥ 0
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water Type Beauty ♥♥♥ 0
HM05 Flash 70% 20 Normal Type Beauty ♥♥♥ 0
HM07 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Type Tough ♥♥ 0
HM08 Dive 60 100% 10 Water Type Beauty ♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation II
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type
TM03 Curse —% 10 ???
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM07 Zap Cannon 100 50% 5 Electric
TM09 Psych Up —% 10 Normal
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal
TM13 Snore 40 100% 15 Normal
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice
TM16 Icy Wind 55 95% 15 Ice
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water
TM20 Endure —% 10 Normal
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal
TM39 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water
HM05 Flash 70% 20 Normal
HM06 Whirlpool 15 70% 15 Water
HM07 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation I
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM09 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal
TM10 Double-Edge 100 100% 15 Normal
TM11 BubbleBeam 65 100% 20 Water
TM12 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice
TM14 Blizzard 120 90% 5 Ice
TM20 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic
TM30 Teleport —% 20 Psychic
TM31 Mimic —% 10 Normal
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic
TM34 Bide —% 10 Normal
TM39 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
TM40 Skull Bash 100 100% 15 Normal
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM45 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric
TM46 Psywave 80% 15 Psychic
TM49 Tri Attack 80 100% 10 Normal
TM50 Substitute —% 10 Normal
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water
HM05 Flash 70% 20 Normal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
RB 120 front Y 120 front GR 120 front
Gold Silver Crystal Back
G 120 front S 120 front C 120 front
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 120 front E 120 front FRLG 120 front
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 120 front DP 120 front HGSS 120 front
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Staryu BW Staryu BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire GO Back
Staryu XY Staryu XY
Staryu Shiny XY Staryu Shiny XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back

Appearances

Anime

Main article: Misty's Staryu

Misty owns a Staryu, her favorite Pokémon. As such, she used it very frequently in matches.

Trivia

  • Staryu shares the same species with Cleffa, as they're both known as the Star Shape Pokémon.

Name origins

Staryu's design seems to be based on a Starfish.

Its Japanese name is a direct reference to Ultraman, and even has a blinking gem on it's body when it gets weakened.

Etymology

Staryu's name is derived from the words star and yu, which may be a misspelling of the word "you".

Gallery

See also