Staryu

Staryu is a Water type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Star Shape Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 120
Type Water
Species Star Shape Pokémon
Height 0.8 m (2′07″)
Weight 34.5 kg (76.1 lbs)
Abilities 1. Illuminate
2. Natural Cure
Analytic (hidden ability)
Local № 120 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
167 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
143 (Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald)
120 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
169 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
238 (Black 2/White 2)
034 (X/Y — Coastal Kalos)
148 (Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire)
184 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
223 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
120 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)
098 (The Isle of Armor)

Training

EV yield 1 Speed
Catch rate 225 (29.4% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (normal)
Base Exp. 68
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Water 3
Gender Genderless
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 30
170 264
Attack 45
85 207
Defense 55
103 229
Sp. Atk 70
130 262
Sp. Def 55
103 229
Speed 85
157 295
Total 340 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Staryu.

Evolution chart

(use Water Stone)

Staryu changes

Pokédex entries

Red
Blue
An enigmatic POKéMON that can effortlessly 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 effortlessly 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
Pearl
Platinum
If its body is torn, it can grow back if the red core remains. The core flashes at midnight.
HeartGold At night, the middle 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
White
If its body is torn, it can grow back if the red core remains. The core flashes at midnight.
Black 2
White 2
As long as its red core remains, it can regenerate its body instantly, even if it’s torn apart.
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
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.

Moves learned by Staryu

Moves learnt by level up

Staryu learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1HardenNormalStatus
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
4Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
8Confuse RayGhostStatus 100
12Rapid SpinNormalPhysical 50 100
16MinimizeNormalStatus
20SwiftNormalSpecial 60
24PsybeamPsychicSpecial 65 100
28BrineWaterSpecial 65 100
32Light ScreenPsychicStatus
36Power GemRockSpecial 80 100
40PsychicPsychicSpecial 90 100
44SurfWaterSpecial 90 100
48RecoverNormalStatus
52Cosmic PowerPsychicStatus
56Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80

Egg moves

Staryu does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield.

Move Tutor moves

Staryu can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Flip TurnWaterPhysical 60 100

Moves learnt by TM

Staryu is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
14Thunder WaveElectricStatus 90
17Light ScreenPsychicStatus
18ReflectPsychicStatus
21RestPsychicStatus
24SnoreNormalSpecial 50 100
25ProtectNormalStatus
27Icy WindIceSpecial 55 95
33Rain DanceWaterStatus
35HailIceStatus
36WhirlpoolWaterSpecial 35 85
39FacadeNormalPhysical 70 100
40SwiftNormalSpecial 60
45DiveWaterPhysical 80 100
55BrineWaterSpecial 65 100
76RoundNormalSpecial 60 100

Moves learnt by TR

Staryu is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Staryu learns the following moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1HardenNormalStatus
1TackleNormalPhysical 40 100
4PsywavePsychicSpecial 100
9Water GunWaterSpecial 40 100
13SwiftNormalSpecial 60
18MinimizeNormalStatus
22Confuse RayGhostStatus 100
27Bubble BeamWaterSpecial 65 100
31Light ScreenPsychicStatus
36PsychicPsychicSpecial 90 100
40RecoverNormalStatus
45Hydro PumpWaterSpecial 110 80

Moves learnt by TM

Staryu is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee:

Staryu sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Staryu  sprite from Red & Blue Staryu  sprite from Silver Staryu  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Staryu  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Staryu  sprite from Black & White Staryu  sprite from X & Y Staryu  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Staryu  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Staryu Shiny sprite from Silver Staryu Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Staryu Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Staryu Shiny sprite from Black & White Staryu Shiny sprite from X & Y Staryu Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Staryu

Red
Blue
Route 19, 20, 21, Seafoam Islands
Yellow Route 19, 20, 21, Pallet Town, Seafoam Islands, Vermilion City
Gold
Silver
Route 19, 20, 21, 34, 40, 41, Cherrygrove City, Cianwood City, Olivine City
Crystal Route 19, 20, 21, 34, 40, 41, Cherrygrove City, Cianwood City, Olivine City, Union Cave
Ruby
Sapphire
Lilycove City
FireRed Trade/migrate from another game
LeafGreen Cinnabar Island, Five Island, Icefall Cave, One Island, Pallet Town, Vermilion City
Emerald Lilycove City
Diamond
Pearl
Canalave City, Sunyshore City
Platinum Canalave City
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Route 47
Black
White
Route 13
Black 2
White 2
Route 13, Undella Town, Humilau City
X Route 8
Y Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Lilycove City, Team Magma/Aqua Hideout
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Route 7, Hano Beach, Poké Pelago
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Route 18, 19, 21
Sword
Shield
Challenge Beach, Training Lowlands

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian Staryu
Japanese ヒトデマン (Hitodeman)
German Sterndu
French Stari

Name origin

starfish
marine creature
you
opposite of me (from Starmie)