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 2′07″ (0.8 m)
Weight 76.1 lbs (34.5 kg)
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)

Training

EV yield 1 Speed
Catch rate 225 (29.4% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 68
Growth Rate Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Water 3
Gender Genderless
Egg cycles 20 (base 5,120 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!

Moves learned by Staryu

Moves learnt by level up

Staryu learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1HardenNormal
1TackleNormal 40 100
4Water GunWater 40 100
7Rapid SpinNormal 20 100
10RecoverNormal
13PsywavePsychic 80
16SwiftNormal 60
18Bubble BeamWater 65 100
22CamouflageNormal
24Gyro BallSteel 100
28BrineWater 65 100
31MinimizeNormal
35Reflect TypeNormal
37Power GemRock 80 100
40Confuse RayGhost 100
42PsychicPsychic 90 100
46Light ScreenPsychic
49Cosmic PowerPsychic
53Hydro PumpWater 110 80

Egg moves

Staryu does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.

Move Tutor moves

Staryu can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
GravityPsychic
Icy WindIce 55 95
Magic CoatPsychic
Pain SplitNormal
RecycleNormal
Signal BeamBug 75 100
SnoreNormal 50 100
Water PulseWater 60 100

Moves learnt by TM

Staryu is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
48RoundNormal 60 100
55ScaldWater 80 100
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
74Gyro BallSteel 100
77Psych UpNormal
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
91Flash CannonSteel 80 100
94SurfWater 90 100
98WaterfallWater 80 100
99Dazzling GleamFairy 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Staryu can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
Skull BashNormal 130 100 Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
TeleportPsychic Generation 1 — TM
Tri AttackNormal 80 100 Generation 1 — TM
AttractNormal 100 Generation 2 — TM
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
Zap CannonElectric 120 50 Generation 2 — TM
Aurora BeamIce 65 100 Generation 2 — Breeding
BarrierPsychic Generation 2 — Breeding
SupersonicNormal 55 Generation 2 — Breeding
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
WhirlpoolWater 35 85 Generation 4 — HM
RolloutRock 30 90 Generation 4 — Move tutor
TwisterDragon 40 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
DiveWater 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

Staryu learns the following moves in Pokémon Sun & Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1HardenNormal
1TackleNormal 40 100
4Water GunWater 40 100
7Rapid SpinNormal 20 100
10RecoverNormal
13PsywavePsychic 80
16SwiftNormal 60
18Bubble BeamWater 65 100
22CamouflageNormal
24Gyro BallSteel 100
28BrineWater 65 100
31MinimizeNormal
35Reflect TypeNormal
37Power GemRock 80 100
40Confuse RayGhost 100
42PsychicPsychic 90 100
46Light ScreenPsychic
49Cosmic PowerPsychic
53Hydro PumpWater 110 80

Egg moves

Staryu does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Sun & Moon.

Moves learnt by TM

Staryu is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
6ToxicPoison 90
7HailIce
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
13Ice BeamIce 90 100
14BlizzardIce 110 70
16Light ScreenPsychic
17ProtectNormal
18Rain DanceWater
21FrustrationNormal 100
24ThunderboltElectric 90 100
25ThunderElectric 110 70
27ReturnNormal 100
29PsychicPsychic 90 100
32Double TeamNormal
33ReflectPsychic
42FacadeNormal 70 100
44RestPsychic
48RoundNormal 60 100
55ScaldWater 80 100
73Thunder WaveElectric 90
74Gyro BallSteel 100
77Psych UpNormal
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
91Flash CannonSteel 80 100
94SurfWater 90 100
98WaterfallWater 80 100
99Dazzling GleamFairy 80 100
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Staryu can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 1 — TM
Skull BashNormal 130 100 Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
TeleportPsychic Generation 1 — TM
Tri AttackNormal 80 100 Generation 1 — TM
AttractNormal 100 Generation 2 — TM
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
Zap CannonElectric 120 50 Generation 2 — TM
Aurora BeamIce 65 100 Generation 2 — Breeding
BarrierPsychic Generation 2 — Breeding
SupersonicNormal 55 Generation 2 — Breeding
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
WhirlpoolWater 35 85 Generation 4 — HM
RolloutRock 30 90 Generation 4 — Move tutor
TwisterDragon 40 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
FlashNormal 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
DiveWater 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Staryu sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
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
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, 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

Other languages

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

Name origin

starfish
marine creature
you
opposite of me (from Starmie)