Stardust

If you were looking for the currency in Pokémon GO, see Stardust (GO).

Stardust (Japanese: ほしのすな Star Sand) is a valuable item introduced in Generation II.

Stardust
ほしのすな
Star Sand
Bag Stardust Sprite.png
Stardust
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation II
Pocket
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Fling
Power 30

In the core series games

Price

Games Cost Sell price
GSC
HGSS
$900 $1000
RSEFRLG
DPPt
WB2W2
XYORAS
BDSPLA
N/A $1,000
B $10000 $1000
SMUSUMPE
SwSh
SV
N/A $1,500

In the Generation V games, the Stardust can be sold to the ore maniac inside the Icirrus City Pokémon Center for $2000.

In Pokémon Sword and Shield, the Stardust can be sold to the valuable item buyer in Stow-on-Side for $4,000.

Effect

Outside of Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Stardust serves no practical purpose other than to be sold.

In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Stardust is one of the crafting materials for Star Pieces.

Description

Games Description
GSC Pretty, red sand. Sell high.
RSEColoXD Beautiful red sand. Can be sold at a high price.
FRLG A pretty red sand with a loose, silky feel. It can be sold at a high price.
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
Lovely, red-colored sand with a loose, silky feel. It can be sold at a high price to shops.
XYORAS Lovely, red sand that flows between the fingers with a loose, silky feel. It can be sold at a high price to shops.
SMUSUM
SwShBDSP
SV
Lovely red sand that flows between the fingers with a loose, silky feel. It can be sold at a low price to shops.
LA Lovely red sand that flows between the fingers with a loose, silky feel. It can be sold at a low price to the general store.

Acquisition

Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
GSC Ruins of AlphC Goldenrod Underground (bargain shop)Mo
Held by wild Staryu (23% chance)
RSE Routes 106, 111, and 126 (underwater) Held by wild Staryu (50% chance)
FRLG S.S. Anne, Four Island
Pokémon Lab (held by in-game trade Tangela)
Hidden recurring item (Route 20, Treasure Beach, Bond Bridge, Resort Gorgeous)
Resort Gorgeous (possible reward from Selphy)
Resort Gorgeous (held by Lady Jacki's Pokémon and Lady Gillian's two Mareep)
Held by wild Staryu (50% chance)LG
DPPt Routes 205, 209Pt, 224DP, and 228DP, Jubilife CityPt, Oreburgh GateDP, Oreburgh CityDP, Wayward Cave, Mt. Coronet, Lost TowerDP, Stark MountainPt Turnback Cave
Held by wild Staryu (50% chance)
HGSS Routes 20, 21, 41, and 47, Ruins of Alph, Cianwood City Goldenrod Tunnel (bargain shop)Mo
Held by wild Staryu (50% chance)
PW Blue Lake, Quiet Cave, Beyond the Sea, Night Sky's Edge
BW Desert Resort, Twist Mountain, Dragonspiral Tower
Passerby Analytics HQ (complete "Where do people prefer to live?" survey)
Black CityB/White ForestW (Leo)
Hidden recurring item (Route 13, Undella Bay)
Held by wild Staryu and wild Starmie (50% chance each)
B2W2 Route 4, Desert Resort
Passerby Analytics HQ (complete "Where do people prefer to live?" survey)
Join Avenue (Avenue rank reward)
Pinwheel Forest (daily, after smashing the challenge rock with a Fighting-type Pokémon)
Big Stadium and Small Court (defeat Rich Boy Anthony)
Held by wild Staryu and wild Starmie (50% chance each)
DW* Windswept Sky
XY Route 13, Shalour City Battle Chateau
Hidden recurring item (Route 8)
Sand piles
Held by wild Staryu and wild Starmie (50% chance each)X
Secret Super Training (Lv. 5 and 6, Drag Down Hydreigon!)
ORAS Routes 106, 111, 118, and 126 (underwater), Meteor Falls, Crescent Isle Any Contest Spectacular Hall (random gift from a fan after completing a Super Rank Contest)
Route 109 (20% chance after a rematch with Tuber Ricky or Tuber Lola)
Held by wild Staryu, wild LunatoneAS, and wild SolrockOR (50% chance each)
Secret Super Training (Lv. 5 and 6, Drag Down Hydreigon!)
SMUSUM Routes 2, 3, 11, and 15UM, Iki TownUSUM, Hau'oli City, Hokulani ObservatoryUSUM, Seaward Cave, Ula'ula BeachUS Ambush encounters (Staryu on Hano Beach)
Smashing breakable rocks with Tauros Charge or Sharpedo Jet (Routes 1, 2, 6, and 17, Melemele Sea, Lush Jungle, Vast Poni Canyon, Poni Plains, Poni Coast, Resolution Cave)
Held by wild Staryu and wild Starmie (50% chance each)
PE Hidden recurring item (Mt. Moon, Routes 20 and 21)
Found by walking Pokémon (Rock Tunnel, Cerulean Cave)
SwSh Galar Mine Bridge Field (Digging Duo)
Hidden recurring item (Stony Wilderness, Dusty Bowl, Giant's Mirror, Hammerlocke Hills, Giant's Cap)
Max Raid Battles (Rolling Fields, East Lake Axewell, Giant's Seat, North Lake Miloch, Motostoke Riverbank, Bridge Field, Stony Wilderness, Dusty Bowl, Hammerlocke Hills, Giant's Cap)
Held by wild LunatoneSh and wild SolrockSw (50% chance each)
SwShIA Hidden recurring item (Fields of Honor, Soothing Wetlands, Brawlers' Cave, Courageous Cavern, Loop Lagoon, Potbottom Desert, Insular Sea, Honeycalm Sea)
Max Raid Battles (Fields of Honor, Soothing Wetlands, Forest of Focus, Challenge Beach, Brawlers' Cave, Challenge Road, Courageous Cavern, Training Lowlands, Potbottom Desert, Stepping-Stone Sea)
Cram-o-matic (Ground or Fairy: 2-20 points)
SwShCT Hidden recurring item (Giant's Bed, Old Cemetery, Tunnel to the Top, Roaring-Sea Caves, Frigid Sea, Three-Point Pass, Ballimere Lake, Lakeside Cave)
Max Raid Battles (Slippery Slope, Giant's Bed, Snowslide Slope, Path to the Peak, Frigid Sea, Ballimere Lake)
BDSP Routes 205, 224, and 228, Oreburgh Gate, Oreburgh City, Wayward Cave, Mt. Coronet, Lost Tower Turnback Cave
Held by wild Staryu, wild LunatoneSP, and wild SolrockBD (50% chance each)
LA Jubilife Village (reward for completing Request 7: "Playing With Drifloon")
Jubilife Village (×3; reward for completing Request 39: "All About Magikarp")
Shiny ore deposits (Obsidian Fieldlands, Crimson Mirelands, Cobalt Coastlands, Coronet Highlands, Alabaster Icelands)
Alabaster Icelands Balloon Race (random reward)
Dropped by the Miss Fortunes after rematches
Space-time distortions
SV Naranja AcademyS/Uva AcademyV
Reward for registering 10, 100, and 180 Pokémon in the Paldea Pokédex (×3, ×5, and ×10)
Tera Raid Battles (1★, 2★, 3★)
Sparkling overworld item (Asado Desert, East Province (Area One), East Province (Area Two), East Province (Area Three), North Province (Area One), North Province (Area Three), South Province (Area One), South Province (Area Two), South Province (Area Three), South Province (Area Four), South Province (Area Five), South Province (Area Six), West Province (Area One), West Province (Area Two), West Province (Area Three))
SVTM Sparkling overworld item (Fellhorn Gorge, Kitakami Road, Kitakami Wilds, Timeless Woods)
SVID Sparkling overworld item (Area Zero Underdepths, Canyon Biome, Coastal Biome, Polar Biome, Savanna Biome)
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Distribution

Games Event Language/Region Distribution period
SV Poké Times Wish Items All January 6-10 to 15, 2023
As a held item
Games Event Language/Region Distribution period
XYORAS Pokémon Center Jirachi Japanese December 1, 2014 to May 28, 2015
Pokémon Center Jirachi Japan December 14, 2014
Pokémon Center Hiroshima Magikarp Japan June 26 to August 31, 2015
2016 Tanabata Jirachi Japan August 1 to 31, 2016

Gallery

Artwork

 
Artwork from
Scarlet and Violet

Sprites

 
Bag sprite from
Legends: Arceus

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 星星沙子 Sīngsīng Sājí
Mandarin 星星沙子 Xīngxīng Shāzi
  French Pouss.Étoile*
Poussière Étoile*
  German Sternenstaub
  Italian Polvostella
  Korean 별의조각 Byeorui Jogak
  Spanish Polvo estelar


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