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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.
Let's Go, Pikachu!
As long as the center section is unharmed, this Pokémon can grow back fully even if it is chopped to bits.
Let's Go, Eevee!
As long as the center section is unharmed, this Pokémon can grow back fully even if it is chopped to bits.


Stats

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

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Tackle 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Harden —% 30 Normal Status
4 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water Special
7 Rapid Spin 20 100% 40 Normal Physical
10 Recover —% 10 Normal Status
13 Psywave 100% 15 Psychic Special
16 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal Special
18 Bubble Beam 65 100% 20 Water Special
22 Camouflage —% 20 Normal Status
24 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical
28 Brine 65 100% 10 Water Special
31 Minimize —% 10 Normal Status
35 Reflect Type —% 15 Normal Status
37 Power Gem 80 100% 20 Rock Special
40 Confuse Ray 100% 10 Ghost Status
42 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
46 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
49 Cosmic Power —% 20 Psychic Status
53 Hydro Pump 110 80% 5 Water Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1XY
1ORAS
Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
1XY
1ORAS
Harden —% 30 Normal Status Type Tough 2 0 ♥
6XY
4ORAS
Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water Special Type Cute 4 0 ♥
10XY
7ORAS
Rapid Spin 20 100% 40 Normal Physical Type Cool 1 0 ♥
12XY
10ORAS
Recover —% 10 Normal Status Type Clever 2 0 ♥
N/AXY
13ORAS
Psywave 100% 15 Psychic Special Type Clever 1 0 ♥
18XY
16ORAS
Swift 60 —% 20 Normal Special Type Cool 2 0 ♥
22XY
18ORAS
Bubble Beam 65 100% 20 Water Special Type Beautiful 2 3 ♥
15XY
22ORAS
Camouflage —% 20 Normal Status Type Clever 1 0 ♥
30XY
24ORAS
Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical Type Cool 1 0 ♥
36XY
28ORAS
Brine 65 100% 10 Water Special Type Tough 3 0 ♥
25XY
31ORAS
Minimize —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
40XY
35ORAS
Reflect Type —% 15 Normal Status Type Clever 2 0 ♥
43XY
37ORAS
Power Gem 80 100% 20 Rock Special Type Beautiful 4 0 ♥
N/AXY
40ORAS
Confuse Ray 100% 10 Ghost Status Type Clever 2 1 ♥
N/AXY
42ORAS
Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Type Clever 4 0 ♥
33XY
46ORAS
Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
48XY
49ORAS
Cosmic Power —% 20 Psychic Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
52XY
53ORAS
Hydro Pump 110 80% 5 Water Special Type Beautiful 1 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.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1BW
1B2W2
Tackle 50 100% 35 Normal Physical
1BW
1B2W2
Harden —% 30 Normal Status
6BW
6B2W2
Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water Special
10BW
10B2W2
Rapid Spin 20 100% 40 Normal Physical
15BW
12B2W2
Recover —% 10 Normal Status
19BW
15B2W2
Camouflage —% 20 Normal Status
24BW
18B2W2
Swift 60 —% 20 Normal Special
28BW
22B2W2
BubbleBeam 65 100% 20 Water Special
33BW
25B2W2
Minimize —% 20 Normal Status
37BW
30B2W2
Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical
42BW
33B2W2
Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
N/ABW
36B2W2
Brine 65 100% 10 Water Special
46BW
40B2W2
Reflect Type —% 15 Normal Status
51BW
43B2W2
Power Gem 70 100% 20 Rock Special
55BW
48B2W2
Cosmic Power —% 20 Psychic Status
60BW
52B2W2
Hydro Pump 120 80% 5 Water Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
1 Tackle 35 95% 35 Normal Physical Type Tough 3
1 Harden —% 30 Normal Status Type Tough 2
6 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water Special Type Cute 3
10 Rapid Spin 20 100% 40 Normal Physical Type Cool 2
15 Recover —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart 0
19 Camouflage —% 20 Normal Status Type Smart 2
24 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal Special Type Cool 2
28 BubbleBeam 65 100% 20 Water Special Type Beauty 2
33 Minimize —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute 2
37 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical Type Beauty 2
42 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Type Beauty 2
46 Power Gem 70 100% 20 Rock Special Type Beauty 3
51 Cosmic Power —% 20 Psychic Status Type Cool 0
55 Hydro Pump 120 80% 5 Water Special Type Beauty 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration III
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Tackle 35 95% 35 Normal Type Tough 4 0 ♥
1 Harden —% 30 Normal Type Tough 2 0 ♥
6 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water Type Cute 4 0 ♥
10 Rapid Spin 20 100% 40 Normal Type Cool 2 0 ♥
15 Recover —% 20 Normal Type Smart 2 1 ♥
19 Camouflage —% 20 Normal Type Smart 3 0 ♥
24 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal Type Cool 2 0 ♥
28 BubbleBeam 65 100% 20 Water Type Beauty 1 3 ♥
33 Minimize —% 20 Normal Type Cute 2 0 ♥
37 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Type Beauty 1 0 ♥
42 Cosmic Power —% 20 Psychic Type Cool 1 0 ♥
46 Hydro Pump 120 80% 5 Water Type Beauty 4 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.

LevelingGeneration II
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
1 Tackle 35 95% 35 Normal
1 Harden —% 30 Normal
7 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water
13 Rapid Spin 20 100% 40 Normal
19 Recover —% 20 Normal
25 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
31 BubbleBeam 65 100% 20 Water
37 Minimize —% 20 Normal
43 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic
50 Hydro Pump 120 80% 5 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.

LevelingGeneration I
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
1 Tackle 35 95% 35 Normal
17 Water Gun 40 100% 25 Water
22 Harden —% 30 Normal
27 Recover —% 20 Normal
32 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
37 Minimize —% 20 Normal
42 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic
47 Hydro Pump 120 80% 5 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.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy 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 Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status Type Beautiful 2 1 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever 3 0 ♥
TM13 Ice Beam 90 100% 10 Ice Special Type Beautiful 1 4 ♥
TM14 Blizzard 110 70% 5 Ice Special Type Beautiful 1 3 ♥
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2 3 ♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special Type Cool 4 0 ♥
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special Type Cool 1 0 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 4 0 ♥
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Type Clever 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 1 0 ♥
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status Type Clever 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM55 Scald 80 100% 15 Water Special Type Tough 2 0 ♥
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Type Cool 1 3 ♥
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical Type Cool 1 0 ♥
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Type Clever 2 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM91 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special Type Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 1 0 ♥
TM99 Dazzling Gleam 80 100% 10 Fairy Special Type Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute 3 0 ♥
HM03 Surf 90 100% 15 Water Special Type Beautiful 2 2 ♥
HM05 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical Type Tough 4 0 ♥
HM07 DiveORAS 80 100% 10 Water Physical Type Beautiful 2 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 Accuracy 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 Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM03 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Special Type Beauty 2
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Type Smart 2
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Status Type Beauty 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Type Smart 1
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Special Type Beauty 2
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Special Type Beauty 2
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status Type Beauty 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Tough 2
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special Type Cool 2
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special Type Cool 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Type Smart 2
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 2
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status Type Smart 2
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM55 Brine 65 100% 10 Water Special Type Smart 2
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough 2
TM67 Recycle —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart 0
TM70 Flash 100% 20 Normal Status Type Beauty 2
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Type Cool 2
TM74 Gyro Ball 100% 5 Steel Physical Type Beauty 2
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart 0
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Cool 2
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute 2
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart 1
TM91 Flash Cannon 80 100% 10 Steel Special Type Smart 2
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water Special Type Beauty 2
HM05HGSS Whirlpool 15 70% 15 Water Special Type Beauty 0
HM07 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Physical Type Tough 3
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 Accuracy PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM03 Water Pulse 60 100% 20 Water Type Beauty 2 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Type Smart 3 0 ♥
TM07 Hail —% 10 Ice Type Beauty 1 3 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Type Smart 3 0 ♥
TM13 Ice Beam 95 100% 10 Ice Type Beauty 2 1 ♥
TM14 Blizzard 120 70% 5 Ice Type Beauty 4 0 ♥
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Type Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Type Tough 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Type Cool 4 0 ♥
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Type Cool 2 2 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 1 0 ♥
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Type Smart 1 3 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Type Cool 2 0 ♥
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Type Smart 1 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Type Cute 2 0 ♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Type Smart 1 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Type Cute 2 0 ♥
HM03 Surf 95 100% 15 Water Type Beauty 3 0 ♥
HM05 Flash 70% 20 Normal Type Beauty 3 0 ♥
HM07 Waterfall 80 100% 15 Water Type Tough 2 0 ♥
HM08 Dive 60 100% 10 Water Type Beauty 2 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 Accuracy 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 Accuracy 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.

Breeding

Staryu learns no moves via breeding.

Staryu learns no moves via breeding.

Staryu learns no moves via breeding.

Staryu learns no moves via breeding.

Staryu learns no moves via breeding.

These moves were programmed into Gold and Silver but are unobtainable.
Breeding Generation II
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type
Aurora BeamGS None. * 65 100% 20 Ice
BarrierGS None. * —% 30 Psychic
SupersonicGS None. * 55% 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.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Gravity USUM —% 5 Psychic Status
Icy Wind USUM 55 95% 15 Ice Special
Magic Coat USUM —% 15 Psychic Status
Pain Split USUM —% 20 Normal Status
Recycle USUM —% 10 Normal Status
Signal Beam USUM 75 100% 15 Bug Special
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Water Pulse USUM 60 100% 20 Water Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Gravity ORAS —% 5 Psychic Status Type Clever 2 0 ♥
Icy Wind ORAS 55 95% 15 Ice Special Type Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Magic Coat ORAS —% 15 Psychic Status Type Beautiful 2 0 ♥
Pain Split ORAS —% 20 Normal Status Type Clever 1 0 ♥
Recycle ORAS —% 10 Normal Status Type Clever 1 0 ♥
Signal Beam ORAS 75 100% 15 Bug Special Type Beautiful 3 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Type Cute 4 0 ♥
Water Pulse ORAS 60 100% 20 Water Special Type Beautiful 3 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.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Gravity B2W2 —% 5 Psychic Status
Icy Wind B2W2 55 95% 15 Ice Special
Magic Coat B2W2 —% 15 Psychic Status
Pain Split B2W2 —% 20 Normal Status
Recycle B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Signal Beam B2W2 75 100% 15 Bug Special
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Dive HGSSPt 80 100% 10 Water Physical Type Beauty 1
Gravity HGSS —% 5 Psychic Status Type Beauty 2
Icy Wind HGSSPt 55 95% 15 Ice Special Type Beauty 2
Magic Coat HGSS —% 15 Psychic Status Type Beauty 2
Pain Split HGSS —% 20 Normal Status Type Smart 2
Rollout HGSSPt 30 90% 20 Rock Physical Type Tough 2
Signal Beam HGSSPt 75 100% 15 Bug Special Type Beauty 2
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Type Cute 3
Swift HGSSPt 60 —% 20 Normal Special Type Cool 2
Twister HGSSPt 40 100% 20 Dragon Special Type Cool 3
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation III
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Double-Edge FRLGEXD 120 100% 15 Normal Type Tough 6 0 ♥
Endure E —% 10 Normal Type Tough 2 0 ♥
Icy Wind EXD 55 95% 15 Ice Type Beauty 1 3 ♥
Mimic FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Type Cute 1 0 ♥
Psych Up E —% 10 Normal Type Smart 2 0 ♥
Sleep Talk E —% 10 Normal Type Cute 3 0 ♥
Snore E 40 100% 15 Normal Type Cute 4 0 ♥
Substitute FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Type Smart 2 0 ♥
Swagger EXD 90% 15 Normal Type Cute 2 0 ♥
Swift E 60 —% 20 Normal Type Cool 2 0 ♥
Thunder Wave FRLGEXD 100% 20 Electric Type Cool 2 1 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation II
Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Ice Beam C 95 100% 10 Ice
Thunderbolt C 95 100% 15 Electric
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.
  • In Super Smash Bros., Staryu is one of the Pokémon that can be freed from Poké Balls. During this time, it uses the move Swift.
  • In Pokémon Gold and Silver, Staryu and Starmie were programmed to learn Egg moves. However, their genderless status means that they are only able to breed with Ditto, rendering these moves unobtainable during a normal playthrough.

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".

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