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."
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.
In the anime
- Main article: Misty's Staryu
|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|
Staryu's design seems to be based on a Template:WP.
Staryu's name is derived from the words star and yu, which may be a misspelling of the word "you".
- Staryu shares the same species with Cleffa, they're both known as the Star Shape Pokémon.
- Staryu is a parallel to Shellder. they are both water-type Pokemon, who evolve and gain a secondary type among evolution. They also both evolve with a water stone. Staryu is exclusive to FireRed, while Shellder is exclusive to LeafGreen.
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