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

It evolves into Starmie by being exposed to a Water Stone.

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."

Characteristics

Staryu have the unique ability to regenerate its body if it is torn. As long as the core remains, it can regenerate. At the night, the red stone at the center of Staryu twinkle up like stars in the sky.

Habitat

Staryu live by the seashore in large numbers.

Game data

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Red and 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 and 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 and Sapphire Lilycove City Super Rod Common
FireRed and LeafGreen Pallet Town, Vermilion City, One Island, Five Island (Leafgreen Only) Common
Emerald Lilycove City Super Rod Common
Diamond and Pearl Sunyshore City, Canalave City Super Rod Rare
Platinum Sunyshore City, Canalave City, Route 223 Super Rod Rare
HeartGold and SoulSilver Routes 34, 40 and 47, Olivine City, Cianwood City, Union Cave, Cherrygrove City Rare
Black and White Route 13 Uncommon
X and Y Route 8 (Good Rod, X only) Common
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Lilycove City (Super Rod) Rare

Pokédex entries

  • Red and 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sword

    If you visit a beach at the end of summer, you'll be able to see groups of Staryu lighting up in a steady rhythm.

  • Shield

    Fish Pokémon nibble at it, but Staryu isn't bothered. Its body regenerates quickly, even if part of it is completely torn off.


Stats

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


Type effectiveness

Damage taken Types
×0
None
¼
None
½
Type Fire.gif Type Ice.gif Type Steel.gif Type Water.gif
×2
Type Electric.gif Type Grass.gif
×4
None
Note: If a type is not listed, it means it does normal damage to the Pokémon.



Learnset

By leveling up

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

By TM/HM

Generation VII
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TM06 Toxic Type Poison.gif Status 90% 10
TM07 Hail Type Ice.gif Status —% 10
TM10 Hidden Power Type Normal.gif Special 60 100% 15
TM13 Ice Beam Type Ice.gif Special 90 100% 10
TM14 Blizzard Type Ice.gif Special 110 70% 5
TM16 Light Screen Type Psychic.gif Status —% 30
TM17 Protect Type Normal.gif Status —% 10
TM18 Rain Dance Type Water.gif Status —% 5
TM21 Frustration Type Normal.gif Physical 100% 20
TM24 Thunderbolt Type Electric.gif Special 90 100% 15
TM25 Thunder Type Electric.gif Special 110 70% 10
TM27 Return Type Normal.gif Physical 100% 20
TM29 Psychic Type Psychic.gif Special 90 100% 10
TM32 Double Team Type Normal.gif Status —% 15
TM33 Reflect Type Psychic.gif Status —% 30
TM42 Facade Type Normal.gif Physical 70 100% 20
TM44 Rest Type Psychic.gif Status —% 10
TM48 Round Type Normal.gif Physical 60 100% 15
TM55 Scald Type Water.gif Special 80 100% 15
TM73 Thunder Wave Type Electric.gif Status 90% 20
TM74 Gyro Ball Type Steel.gif Physical 100% 5
TM77 Psych Up Type Normal.gif Status —% 10
TM87 Swagger Type Normal.gif Status 85% 15
TM88 Sleep Talk Type Normal.gif Status —% 10
TM89 U-Turn Type Bug.gif Physical 70 100% 20
TM90 Substitute Type Normal.gif Status —% 10
TM91 Flash Cannon Type Steel.gif Special 80 100% 10
TM94 Surf Type Water.gif Special 90 100% 15
TM98 Waterfall Type Water.gif Physical 80 100% 15
TM99 Dazzling Gleam Type Fairy.gif Special 80 100% 10
TM100 Confide Type Normal.gif Status —% 20
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By tutoring

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

By leveling up

Generation VI
Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
1 Harden Type Normal.gif Status —% 30
1 Tackle Type Normal.gif Physical 50 100% 35
6XY
4ORAS
Water Gun Type Water.gif Special 40 100% 25
10XY
7ORAS
Rapid Spin Type Normal.gif Physical 20 100% 40
12XY
10ORAS
Recover Type Normal.gif Status —% 10
13ORAS Psywave Type Psychic.gif Special 100% 15
15XY
22ORAS
Camouflage Type Normal.gif Status —% 20
18XY
16ORAS
Swift Type Normal.gif Special 60 —% 20
22XY
18ORAS
Bubble Beam Type Water.gif Special 65 100% 20
25XY
31ORAS
Minimize Type Normal.gif Status —% 10
30XY
24ORAS
Gyro Ball Type Steel.gif Physical 100% 5
33XY
46ORAS
Light Screen Type Psychic.gif Status —% 30
36XY
28ORAS
Brine Type Water.gif Special 65 100% 10
40XY
35ORAS
Reflect Type Type Normal.gif Status —% 15
43XY
37ORAS
Power Gem Type Rock.gif Special 80 100% 20
40ORAS Confuse Ray Type Ghost.gif Status 100% 10
42ORAS Psychic Type Psychic.gif Special 90 100% 10
48XY
49ORAS
Cosmic Power Type Psychic.gif Status —% 20
52XY
53ORAS
Hydro Pump Type Water.gif Special 110 80% 5
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TM06 Toxic Type Poison.gif Status 90% 10
TM07 Hail Type Ice.gif Status —% 10
TM10 Hidden Power Type Normal.gif Special 60 100% 15
TM13 Ice Beam Type Ice.gif Special 90 100% 10
TM14 Blizzard Type Ice.gif Special 110 70% 5
TM16 Light Screen Type Psychic.gif Status —% 30
TM17 Protect Type Normal.gif Status —% 10
TM18 Rain Dance Type Water.gif Status —% 5
TM21 Frustration Type Normal.gif Physical 100% 20
TM24 Thunderbolt Type Electric.gif Special 90 100% 15
TM25 Thunder Type Electric.gif Special 110 70% 10
TM27 Return Type Normal.gif Physical 100% 20
TM29 Psychic Type Psychic.gif Special 90 100% 10
TM32 Double Team Type Normal.gif Status —% 15
TM33 Reflect Type Psychic.gif Status —% 30
TM42 Facade Type Normal.gif Physical 70 100% 20
TM44 Rest Type Psychic.gif Status —% 10
TM48 Round Type Normal.gif Physical 60 100% 15
TM55 Scald Type Water.gif Special 80 100% 15
TM70 Flash Type Normal.gif Status 100% 20
TM73 Thunder Wave Type Electric.gif Status 90% 20
TM74 Gyro Ball Type Steel.gif Physical 100% 5
TM77 Psych Up Type Normal.gif Status —% 10
TM87 Swagger Type Normal.gif Status 85% 15
TM88 Sleep Talk Type Normal.gif Status —% 10
TM89 U-Turn Type Bug.gif Physical 70 100% 20
TM90 Substitute Type Normal.gif Status —% 10
TM91 Flash Cannon Type Steel.gif Special 80 100% 10
TM94 Secret PowerORAS Type Normal.gif Physical 70 100% 20
TM99 Dazzling Gleam Type Fairy.gif Special 80 100% 10
TM100 Confide Type Normal.gif Status —% 20
HM03 Surf Type Water.gif Special 90 100% 15
HM05 Waterfall Type Water.gif Physical 80 100% 15
HM07 DiveORAS Type Water.gif Physical 80 100% 10
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By tutoring

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

By leveling up

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

By TM/HM

Generation V
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TM06 Toxic Type Poison.gif Status 90% 10
TM07 Hail Type Ice.gif Status —% 10
TM10 Hidden Power Type Normal.gif Special 100% 15
TM13 Ice Beam Type Ice.gif Special 95 100% 10
TM14 Blizzard Type Ice.gif Special 120 70% 5
TM16 Light Screen Type Psychic.gif Status —% 30
TM17 Protect Type Normal.gif Status —% 10
TM18 Rain Dance Type Water.gif Status —% 5
TM21 Frustration Type Normal.gif Physical 100% 20
TM24 Thunderbolt Type Electric.gif Special 90 100% 15
TM25 Thunder Type Electric.gif Special 120 70% 10
TM27 Return Type Normal.gif Physical 100% 20
TM29 Psychic Type Psychic.gif Special 90 100% 10
TM32 Double Team Type Normal.gif Status —% 15
TM33 Reflect Type Psychic.gif Status —% 30
TM42 Facade Type Normal.gif Physical 70 100% 20
TM44 Rest Type Psychic.gif Status —% 10
TM48 Round Type Normal.gif Physical 60 100% 15
TM55 Scald Type Water.gif Special 80 100% 15
TM70 Flash Type Normal.gif Status 100% 20
TM73 Thunder Wave Type Electric.gif Status 100% 20
TM74 Gyro Ball Type Steel.gif Physical 100% 5
TM77 Psych Up Type Normal.gif Status —% 10
TM87 Swagger Type Normal.gif Status 85% 15
TM90 Substitute Type Normal.gif Status —% 10
TM91 Flash Cannon Type Steel.gif Special 80 100% 10
HM03 Surf Type Water.gif Special 95 100% 15
HM05 Waterfall Type Water.gif Physical 80 100% 15
HM06 Dive Type Water.gif Physical 80 100% 10
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By tutoring

Generation V
Games Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
B2W2 Gravity Type Psychic.gif Status —% 5
B2W2 Icy Wind Type Ice.gif Special 55 95% 15
B2W2 Magic Coat Type Psychic.gif Status —% 15
B2W2 Pain Split Type Normal.gif Status —% 20
B2W2 Recycle Type Normal.gif Status —% 10
B2W2 Signal Beam Type Bug.gif Special 75 100% 15
B2W2 Snore Type Normal.gif Special 40 100% 15
B2W2 Water Pulse Type Water.gif Special 60 100% 20
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By leveling up

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

By TM/HM

Generation IV
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TM03 Water Pulse Type Water.gif Special 60 100% 20
TM06 Toxic Type Poison.gif Status 85% 10
TM07 Hail Type Ice.gif Status —% 10
TM10 Hidden Power Type Normal.gif Special 100% 15
TM13 Ice Beam Type Ice.gif Special 95 100% 10
TM14 Blizzard Type Ice.gif Special 120 70% 5
TM16 Light Screen Type Psychic.gif Status —% 30
TM17 Protect Type Normal.gif Status —% 10
TM18 Rain Dance Type Water.gif Status —% 5
TM21 Frustration Type Normal.gif Physical 100% 20
TM24 Thunderbolt Type Electric.gif Special 95 100% 15
TM25 Thunder Type Electric.gif Special 120 70% 10
TM27 Return Type Normal.gif Physical 100% 20
TM29 Psychic Type Psychic.gif Special 90 100% 10
TM32 Double Team Type Normal.gif Status —% 15
TM33 Reflect Type Psychic.gif Status —% 30
TM42 Facade Type Normal.gif Physical 70 100% 20
TM43 Secret Power Type Normal.gif Physical 70 100% 20
TM44 Rest Type Psychic.gif Status —% 10
TM55 Brine Type Water.gif Special 65 100% 10
TM58 Endure Type Normal.gif Status —% 10
TM67 Recycle Type Normal.gif Status —% 10
TM70 Flash Type Normal.gif Status 100% 20
TM73 Thunder Wave Type Electric.gif Status 100% 20
TM74 Gyro Ball Type Steel.gif Physical 100% 5
TM77 Psych Up Type Normal.gif Status —% 10
TM82 Sleep Talk Type Normal.gif Status —% 10
TM83 Natural Gift Type Normal.gif Physical 100% 15
TM87 Swagger Type Normal.gif Status 85% 15
TM90 Substitute Type Normal.gif Status —% 10
TM91 Flash Cannon Type Steel.gif Special 80 100% 10
HM03 Surf Type Water.gif Special 95 100% 15
HM05 WhirlpoolHGSS Type Water.gif Special 15 70% 15
HM07 Waterfall Type Water.gif Physical 80 100% 10
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By tutoring

Generation IV
Games Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
Pt / HGSS Dive Type Water.gif Physical 80 100% 10
Pt / HGSS Gravity Type Psychic.gif Status —% 5
Pt / HGSS Icy Wind Type Ice.gif Special 55 95% 15
Pt / HGSS Magic Coat Type Psychic.gif Status —% 15
Pt / HGSS Pain Split Type Normal.gif Status —% 20
Pt / HGSS Rollout Type Rock.gif Physical 30 90% 20
Pt / HGSS Signal Beam Type Bug.gif Special 75 100% 15
Pt / HGSS Snore Type Normal.gif Special 40 100% 15
Pt / HGSS Swift Type Normal.gif Special 60 —% 20
Pt / HGSS Twister Type Dragon.gif Special 40 100% 20
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By leveling up

Generation III
Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
1 Harden Type Normal.gif Status —% 30
1 Tackle Type Normal.gif Physical 35 95% 35
6 Water Gun Type Water.gif Special 40 100% 25
10 Rapid Spin Type Normal.gif Physical 20 100% 40
15 Recover Type Normal.gif Status —% 10
19 Camouflage Type Normal.gif Status —% 20
24 Swift Type Normal.gif Physical 60 —% 20
28 BubbleBeam Type Water.gif Special 65 100% 20
33 Minimize Type Normal.gif Status —% 10
37 Light Screen Type Psychic.gif Status —% 30
42 Cosmic Power Type Psychic.gif Status —% 20
46 Hydro Pump Type Water.gif Special 120 80% 5
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By TM/HM

Generation III
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TM03 Water Pulse Type Water.gif Special 60 100% 20
TM06 Toxic Type Poison.gif Status 85% 10
TM07 Hail Type Ice.gif Status —% 10
TM10 Hidden Power Type Normal.gif Physical 100% 15
TM13 Ice Beam Type Ice.gif Special 95 100% 10
TM14 Blizzard Type Ice.gif Special 120 70% 5
TM16 Light Screen Type Psychic.gif Status —% 30
TM17 Protect Type Normal.gif Status —% 10
TM18 Rain Dance Type Water.gif Status —% 5
TM21 Frustration Type Normal.gif Physical 100% 20
TM24 Thunderbolt Type Electric.gif Special 95 100% 15
TM25 Thunder Type Electric.gif Special 120 70% 10
TM27 Return Type Normal.gif Physical 100% 20
TM29 Psychic Type Psychic.gif Special 90 100% 10
TM32 Double Team Type Normal.gif Status —% 15
TM33 Reflect Type Psychic.gif Status —% 30
TM42 Facade Type Normal.gif Physical 70 100% 20
TM43 Secret Power Type Normal.gif Physical 70 100% 20
TM44 Rest Type Psychic.gif Status —% 10
HM03 Surf Type Water.gif Special 95 100% 15
HM05 Flash Type Normal.gif Status 70% 20
HM07 Waterfall Type Water.gif Special 80 100% 10
HM08 Dive Type Water.gif Special 60 100% 10
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By tutoring

Generation III
Games Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
FRLG / E / XD Double-Edge Type Normal.gif Physical 120 100% 15
E Endure Type Normal.gif Status —% 10
E / XD Icy Wind Type Ice.gif Special 55 95% 15
FRLG / E / XD Mimic Type Normal.gif Status —% 10
E Psych Up Type Normal.gif Status —% 10
E Sleep Talk Type Normal.gif Status —% 10
E Snore Type Normal.gif Physical 40 100% 15
FRLG / E / XD Substitute Type Normal.gif Status —% 10
E / XD Swagger Type Normal.gif Status 90% 15
E Swift Type Normal.gif Physical 60 —% 20
FRLG / E / XD Thunder Wave Type Electric.gif Status 100% 20
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By leveling up

Generation II
Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
1 Harden Type Normal.gif Status —% 30
1 Tackle Type Normal.gif Physical 35 95% 35
7 Water Gun Type Water.gif Special 40 100% 25
13 Rapid Spin Type Normal.gif Physical 20 100% 40
19 Recover Type Normal.gif Status —% 10
25 Swift Type Normal.gif Physical 60 —% 20
31 BubbleBeam Type Water.gif Special 65 100% 20
37 Minimize Type Normal.gif Status —% 10
43 Light Screen Type Psychic.gif Status —% 30
50 Hydro Pump Type Water.gif Special 120 80% 5
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By TM/HM

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

By tutoring

Generation II
Games Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
C Ice Beam Type Ice.gif Special 95 100% 10
C Thunderbolt Type Electric.gif Special 95 100% 15
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By leveling up

Generation II
Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
1 Tackle Type Normal.gif Physical 35 95% 35
17 Water Gun Type Water.gif Special 40 100% 25
22 Harden Type Normal.gif Status —% 30
27 Recover Type Normal.gif Status —% 10
32 Swift Type Normal.gif Physical 60 —% 20
37 Minimize Type Normal.gif Status —% 10
42 Light Screen Type Psychic.gif Status —% 30
47 Hydro Pump Type Water.gif Special 120 80% 5
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By TM/HM

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

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Misty's Staryu.

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. This was fixed in Pokémon Crystal Version.
  • Staryu is often seen as Shellder’s counterpart, as they have the same egg group and evolution method, as well as gaining a second type upon evolution. They are also version exclusive in Firered and Leafgreen as well as X and Y. Finally, they can hold rare items when caught.
  • Staryu is the only Pokémon in Pokémon Ranger (game) to have access to Flash, but will be freed the minute after the move is executed and cannot be captured again until the Kyogre Mission.
  • Staryu’s Ultraman origins have led the Pokémon youtuber Lockstin to believe that the Pokémon franchise as a whole is based on the season of Ultraman where the titular character captured Kaiju for use in battle, as well as why so many early Pokémon(Golem,Nidoking etc.)look like Ultraman antagonists, as well as Dynamax being a nod to how Ultraman can grow in size to fight against enemies.

Origin

Staryu's design seems to be based on a Starfish. It may also be based on actual stars due to its supposed relations with space.

Etymology

Staryu's name is derived from the words star and yu, which may be a misspelling of the word "you". It may also derive from 魚 / 鱼 (Chinese for 'fish').

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