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Starmie
Mysterious Pokémon
スターミー
Starmie
#121
Starmie



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Type
Water Psychic
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Illuminate or Natural Cure Cacophony
Cacophony
Analytic
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Genderless
Catch rate
60 (14.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Water 3
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
3'07" 1.1 m
Starmie
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
176.4 lbs. 80.0 kg
Starmie
0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
207
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
182
V+
Leveling rate
Slow
EV yield
Total: 2
Starmie
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
2
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body05.png BodyUnknown.png
{{{form2}}}
Footprint
F121.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
70
External Links

Starmie (Japanese: スターミー Starmie) is a dual-type Water/Psychic Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

It evolves from Staryu when exposed to a Water Stone.

Contents

Biology

Starmie is a Pokémon that resembles two violet starfish with five appendages each. The front starfish has a golden formation in the center. In the center of the golden casing is its red jewel core, which can glow in seven colors and has developed to resemble a cut precious stone. The second starfish is semi-attached to the back of the first and can spin 360 degrees. This rotational action is how Starmie swims through the ocean. It can also launch itself out of the water and fly through the air for short periods, as seen in Pokémon Snap.

From its core, Starmie can emit electrical waves that are powerful enough to reach the furthest parts of the universe. The multi-color glowing of its core is also believed to be a method of communication inside the species . As seen in the anime, the core will go dark if Starmie is knocked unconscious and will sometimes flicker if Starmie is low on health. Because of its body shape and habit of sending transmissions skyward, some people believe this Pokémon to be extraterrestrial. Being the result of an evolution via Evolution stone, Starmie is rarely seen in the wild, but it can be found in the deepest parts of the ocean. Starmine preys on the tiny plankton by absorbing it while cursing the ocean. It is Lumineon's favorite food.

In the anime

In the main series

Starmie in the anime

Major appearances

Misty's Starmie

In The Water Flowers of Cerulean City, Misty uses a Starmie in battle fairly often, but she prefers to use her Staryu more. In The Misty Mermaid, she left it at the Cerulean Gym for her sisters.

Other

In Bye Bye Psyduck, Marina used a Starmie to battle the Golduck Misty believed was her Psyduck. It was defeated when the force of Golduck's Hyper Beam shattered its Light Screen.

In Misty Meets her Match, Rudy used a Starmie in his battle against Ash. It went up against Squirtle and was defeated by its newly-learned Hydro Pump. Starmie reappeared in a flashback in Hello, Pummelo!.

In Going for the Gold!, a wild Starmie attacked Team Rocket's submarine with Thunderbolt.

Minor appearances

In Battle Aboard the St. Anne, a Starmie was defeated by a Gentleman's Raticate.

In The Battling Eevee Brothers, a Starmie attended the evolution party in Stone Town.

In Pikachu's Vacation, a Starmie was at the Pokémon Theme Park.

A Starmie appeared in Celebi: The Voice of the Forest.

In Showdown at the Po-ké Corral, multiple Starmie were living at Professor Oak's Laboratory.

In The Lost Lapras, a Trainer brought a Starmie to the Pokémon Center.

In Pikachu Re-Volts, a Starmie fell under the control of Cassidy and Butch via their Drowzee at Mandarin Island North.

In The Power of One, multiple Starmie sensed the disturbance caused by Lawrence III.

In The Rivalry Revival, multiple Starmie were living at Professor Oak's Laboratory.

In Flower Power, a Starmie was a part of Florando's annual Pokémon Exhibition.

In Tricks of the Trade, a Starmie was at the Pokémon Swap Meet in Palmpona.

In Hook, Line, and Stinker, a Trainer's Starmie competed in the Seaking Catching Competition.

In Beauty and the Breeder, a Pokémon Breeder's Starmie participated in a Pokémon breeding competition.

In Ariados, Amigos, four Trainers' Starmie attended the Pokémon Jujitsu Academy.

A Starmie appeared in the opening intro of Celebi: The Voice of the Forest, which was reused for Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias.

In The Joy of Water Pokémon, a Starmie was living in Lake Lucid.

In Around the Whirlpool, a Starmie was stolen from the Pokémon Center of Blue Point Isle.

In The Legend of Thunder!, a Starmie was swimming in a lake, while another was swimming in the Pokémon Center's pool.

In Pokémon Heroes: Latios & Latias, a Trainer's Starmie competed in the Tour de Alto Mare.

In a flashback in From Cradle to Save, Jessie used a Starmie.

A Starmie appeared in the opening sequence of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

In Dawn of a Royal Day!, a Coordinator's Starmie competed in the Arrowroot Contest.

Multiple Starmie appeared in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!.

A Starmie appeared in I Choose You!.

A wild Starmie appeared in Alola, Kanto!.

Two Starmie appeared in Legend? Go! Friends? Go!.

In Pokémon Origins

Starmie in Pokémon Origins

Misty's Starmie

In File 2: Cubone, Red battled Misty's Starmie and won off-screen.

In the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Misty's Starmie in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Misty's Starmie

In the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer, Misty's Starmie, Cheren's Stoutland and Korrina's Lucario battled Cynthia's Garchomp, Steven's Metagross, and Lance's Dragonite. At the behest of its Trainer, Starmie used Light Screen to defend the incapacitated Stoutland and Lucario from Dragonite's Hyper Beam. Afterwards, it defended itself from Metagross's Flash Cannon with Thunderbolt.

In the manga

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Main article: Misty's Starmie

Like in the anime, Misty owns a Starmie in The Electric Tale of Pikachu. It had a minor appearance in Pikachu's Excellent Adventure, where it was used to rehydrate Ash after he started crying over being separated from Pikachu.

Rudy's Starmie also appears in the manga. Like in the anime, Starmie battled Ash's Squirtle, and gave the Tiny Turtle Pokémon trouble with its Thunderbolt attack.

In the Pocket Monsters manga

Two Starmie appeared in JNM01.

In the Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure manga

Main article: Misty's Starmie

Misty's Starmie only appeared as a silhouette in JBA5 along with its Trainer and the other Kanto Gym Leaders.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Misty's Starmie

Misty's Starmie first made a cameo in Gyarados Splashes In! in its Poké Ball. It, however, debuted later in Suddenly Starmie, where it defeated Red in the Cerulean Gym. It allowed her to read and pass on a Pokémon's thoughts using an ancient language that can be easily decoded.

A Starmie appeared as a silhouette when Green talks about Mew in The Jynx Jinx.

Two Starmie appeared in Some Things Are Better Left Unown, with one under the ownership of Sird and the other under the ownership of Archie.

Emerald used a Starmie caught by Crystal for his Battle Pike challenge in Moving Past Milotic.

Four Starmie belonging to Guile Hideout appeared in Standing in the Way with Starmie.

A Starmie appeared in Unleashing the Incredible Z-Move.

A Starmie appeared in A Photoshoot and the Abandoned Thrifty Megamart, where it was seen inside Aether Paradise.

In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga

A Trainer's Starmie appeared in Let's Fight For The Future!!.

In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga

A Starmie appeared in GDZ23.

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

Main article: Misty's Starmie

Misty sent out her Starmie for Satoshi's second Gym battle challenge in PZ03. However, it could not battle him as Satoshi had trouble dealing with water, and the battle was officially called off.

In the TCG

Main article: Starmie (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros.

When released from a Poké Ball, Starmie floats to the closest opponent and barrages them with Swift. Each hit does 3% damage, and touching Starmie itself does 12% damage. It has been replaced by its pre-evolved form Staryu in all future releases, in which it performs the same function.

Game data

NPC appearances

  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity: Starmie runs the Sunken Treasure mini-game in Pokémon Paradise. In this mini-game, the player collects black, blue and red treasure chests by tilting their Nintendo 3DS. Chinchou and rocks appear as obstacles in this mini-game, and touching them deducts one treasure chest, starting with black chests. Unlike Treasure Boxes obtained from dungeons, they are opened upon obtaining. Starmie's mini-game can be played once every in-game day.

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#121
Red Its central core glows with the seven colors of the rainbow. Some people value the core as a gem.
Blue
Yellow The center section is named the core. People think it is communicating when it glows in 7 colors.
Stadium When away from human eyes, its core is said to glow mysteriously in seven colors. This Pokémon may have come from outer space.
Generation II Johto
#168
Gold The center section of its body is called the core. It glows in a different color each time it is seen.
Silver Regardless of the environment it lives in, its body grows to form a symmetrical geometric shape.
Crystal It is said that it uses the seven colored core of its body to send electric waves into outer space.
Stadium 2 The center section of its body is called the core. It glows in a different color each time it is seen.
Generation III Hoenn
#144
Kanto
#121
Ruby Starmie's center section - the core - glows brightly in seven colors. Because of its luminous nature, this Pokémon has been given the nickname "the gem of the sea."
Sapphire Starmie swims through water by spinning its star-shaped body as if it were a propeller on a ship. The core at the center of this Pokémon's body glows in seven colors.
Emerald People in ancient times imagined that Starmie were transformed from the reflections of stars that twinkled on gentle waves at night.
FireRed This Pokémon has a geometric body. Because of its body, the locals suspect that it is an alien creature.
LeafGreen Its central core glows with the seven colors of the rainbow. Some people value the core as a gem.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#170
Diamond At the center of its body is a red core, which sends mysterious radio signals into the night sky.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold The center section of its body is called the core. It glows in a different color each time it is seen.
SoulSilver Regardless of the environment it lives in, its body grows to form a symmetrical geometric shape.
Generation V Unova
B2W2: #239
Black At the center of its body is a red core, which sends mysterious radio signals into the night sky.
White
Black 2 Its core shines in many colors and sends radio signals into space to communicate with something.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Coastal #035
Hoenn
#149
X Its central core glows with the seven colors of the rainbow. Some people value the core as a gem.
Y At the center of its body is a red core, which sends mysterious radio signals into the night sky.
Omega Ruby Starmie's center section-the core-glows brightly in seven colors. Because of its luminous nature, this Pokémon has been given the nickname "the gem of the sea."
Alpha Sapphire Starmie swims through water by spinning its star-shaped body as if it were a propeller on a ship. The core at the center of this Pokémon's body glows in seven colors.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #185
Alola
USUM: #224
Kanto
#121
Sun Its shining core is thought to receive and transmit enigmatic signals. It has been known to cause headaches in those who approach it.
Moon Its unusual body shape, reminiscent of abstract art, led local people to spread rumors that this Pokémon may be an invader from outer space.
Ultra Sun Its sparkling core is called “the gem of the sea.” This core can be made into high-priced accessories that are traded in secret.
Ultra Moon It rotates its geometrically shaped body to swim through the water. It always seems to be sending out mysterious radio waves.
Let's Go Pikachu The center section is named the core. People think it is communicating when it glows in seven colors.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
Isle of Armor #099
Sword This Pokémon has an organ known as its core. The organ glows in seven colors when Starmie is unleashing its potent psychic powers.
Shield Starmie swims by spinning its body at high speed. As this Pokémon cruises through the ocean, it absorbs tiny plankton.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Evolve Staryu
Blue (Japan)
Evolve Staryu
Yellow
Evolve Staryu
Generation II
Gold Silver
Evolve Staryu
Crystal
Evolve Staryu
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Evolve Staryu
Emerald
Evolve Staryu
FireRed
Trade
LeafGreen
Evolve Staryu
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Citadark Isle (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Evolve Staryu
Platinum
Evolve Staryu
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Staryu
Pal Park
Sea
Generation V
Black White
Route 13 (Surfing on rippling water)
Black 2 White 2
Route 13, Undella Town, Humilau City (Surfing on rippling water)
Generation VI
X
Route 8 (Super Rod)
Y
Trade
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Evolve Staryu
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Route 7 (SOS Battle)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Route 7, Hano Beach (SOS Battle)
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Routes 18, 19, and 21 (Sea Skim)
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

Generation I
Snap
Valley
Pinball
Evolve Staryu
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Channel
Secret Cove
Pinball: R&S
Evolve Staryu
Trozei!
Secret Storage 13, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Evolve Staryu
Ranger
Safra Sea
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Surrounded Sea (B1F-B19F), Miracle Sea (B1F-B18F, Deep Miracle Sea B1F-B3F), Bottomless Sea (B1F-B49F)
MD Sky
Surrounded Sea (B1F-B19F), Miracle Sea (B1F-B18F, Deep Miracle Sea B1F-B3F), Bottomless Sea (B1F-B49F)
Ranger: SoA
Sea of Wailord
Rumble
Bright Beach (Normal Mode A & S)
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Beach: World Axle - B1F
Rumble U
Unidentified Flying Objects, Challenge Battle: The Battle for Sky and Land
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Island of Haste: Stage 1
Rumble World
Pearl Marsh: Moonlit Island (Back Boss)
Super MD
Automatically added when connected with Lunatone after a mission in Small Sand Dune
Generation VII
Masters
Starter Pokémon (Misty's)
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Event: Pokémon Safari (Third release)

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Silver Leaf Silver Leaf (100%)
Yellow*
Emerald* Stardust Stardust (50%) Star Piece Star Piece (5%)
Black White Stardust Stardust (50%) Star Piece Star Piece (5%)
Black 2 White 2 Stardust Stardust (50%) Star Piece Star Piece (5%)
X Y Stardust Stardust (50%) Star Piece Star Piece (5%)
Sun Moon Stardust Stardust (50%) Star Piece Star Piece (5%)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Stardust Stardust (50%) Star Piece Star Piece (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
60
120 - 167 230 - 324
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
85
81 - 150 157 - 295
115
108 - 183 211 - 361
Total:
520
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
  • This Pokémon's Special base stat in Generation I was 100.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
4/5 ★★★★
Power
2/5 ★★☆☆☆
Skill
3/3 ★★★
Stamina
2/3 ★★
Jump
4/4 ★★★★
Total
15/20 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water ½×
Grass
Electric
Psychic ½×
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up
Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Rapid Spin Normal Physical 05050 100100% 40
011 Minimize Normal Status 0000 —% 10
011 Swift Normal Special 06060 —% 20
011 Psybeam Psychic Special 06565 100100% 20
011 Brine Water Special 06565 100100% 10
011 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 —% 30
011 Power Gem Rock Special 08080 100100% 20
011 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100100% 10
011 Surf Water Special 09090 100100% 15
011 Recover Normal Status 0000 —% 10
011 Cosmic Power Psychic Status 0000 —% 20
011 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 08080% 5
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Harden Normal Status 0000 —% 30
011 Water Gun Water Special 04040 100100% 25
011 Confuse Ray Ghost Status 0000 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Starmie
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Starmie
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations
By TM/HM
Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM08Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM14Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM17Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM17 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM18Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM18 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM27Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM27 Icy Wind Ice Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM35Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM35 Hail Ice Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM36Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM36 Whirlpool Water Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM40Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM40 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM45Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM45 Dive Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM55Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM55 Brine Water Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM64Bag TM Ice VI Sprite.png TM64 Avalanche Ice Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM69Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM69 Psycho Cut Psychic Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM70Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM70 Trick Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM71Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM71 Wonder Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TR03Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR03 Hydro Pump Water Special 110110 080}}80% 5
TR04Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR04 Surf Water Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR05Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR05 Ice Beam Ice Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR06Bag TR Ice Sprite.png TR06 Blizzard Ice Special 110110 070}}70% 5
TR08Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR09Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR09 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TR11Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR11 Psychic Psychic Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR12Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR12 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR16Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR16 Waterfall Water Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR19Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR19 Tri Attack Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR25Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR25 Psyshock Psychic Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR38Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR38 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TR40Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR40 Skill Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR44Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR44 Cosmic Power Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR52Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR52 Gyro Ball Steel Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TR63Bag TR Rock Sprite.png TR63 Power Gem Rock Special 08080 100}}100% 20
TR70Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR70 Flash Cannon Steel Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR77Bag TR Grass Sprite.png TR77 Grass Knot Grass Special 0000 100}}100% 20
TR83Bag TR Psychic Sprite.png TR83 Ally Switch Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR84Bag TR Water Sprite.png TR84 Scald Water Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR92Bag TR Fairy Sprite.png TR92 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Starmie
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Starmie
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations
By breeding
Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Starmie in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Starmie in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Starmie
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Starmie
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations
By tutoring
Generation VIII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh IoA Expanding Force Psychic Special 80 100% 10
Sw Sh IoA Flip Turn Water Physical 60 100% 20
Sw Sh IoA Meteor Beam Rock Special 120 90% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Starmie
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Starmie
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Anime-only moves

Move Type Episode
Bubble  Water  Bye Bye Psyduck

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin121.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS121.png
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani121.png
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Bountiful Sea
Phrases
51%-100% HP This gem's glitter is worth a million!
26%-50% HP Listen, my HP's getting down to around half.
1%-25% HP This is disastrous... I've lost my luster...
Level up I'm leveling up! My glow will intensify!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 121.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -4.5%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Water
Poké Assist: Psychic PA.png
Psychic
Field move: None
Loops: 9 Min. exp.: N/A Max. exp.: N/A
Browser entry R-113
Starmie spins its body to attack. It moves rapidly on the water's surface.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Water
Poké Assist: Water PA.png
Water
Field move: Cut 3 field move.png
(Cut ×3)
Browser entry R-095
It attacks by launching strange orbs and by spinning around.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Water
Attack Power: ★★★★★

BT121.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Water
None.png Attack Power: 70 - 110 Raise Max Level.png 5

#278
Shuffle121.png

Power of 5
Increases damage when you make a match of five.


Pokémon GO
GO121.png Base Stamina: 155 Base Attack: 210 Base Defense: 184
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Hidden Power*, Water Gun, Tackle, Quick Attack×
Charged Attacks: Hydro Pump, Power Gem, Psychic*, Thunder*, Ice Beam*, Psybeam×

Evolution

120Staryu.png
Unevolved
Staryu
 Water 
Water Stone
Water Stone
121Starmie.png
First evolution
Starmie
 Water  Psychic 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
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Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
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Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
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Spr 3r 121 s.png Spr b 3r 121 s.png Spr 3e 121 s.png Spr b 3r 121 s.png Spr 3f 121 s.png Spr b 3f 121 s.png
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Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
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Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
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Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
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Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
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121MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Starmie images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Despite being a genderless Pokémon, Staryu and Starmie were programmed to learn Egg moves in Gold and Silver; however, due to being genderless, these were unobtainable. This was fixed in Crystal.
  • In the Japanese exclusive Pokémon Stadium, Starmie seems to have originally been a lot more rubbery than it is now, as its limbs stretch when it's hit.

Origin

Starmie appears to be a stylized starfish. Given its ties to outer space, it may also be a pun on a literal star.

Starmie's gem being cut evokes the idea of some form of jewelry. Notably, the eight facets prominently witnessed upon Starmie's gemstone (adjacent to the center facet) would be called the star facets, were it a real jewel.

Starmie also bears some resemblance to the Star of Ishtar. Ishtar, also called Inanna, is known as Queen of Heaven.

Name origin

Starmie may be derived from star (referring to its shape) and mie, which may involve 珠 mi (gem or jewel), referring to its core. In English, mie may be a corruption of me (the personal pronoun), in contrast to the yu (you) in Staryu. This pun is not present in the Japanese names since Staryu's Japanese name is different from its English name.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese スターミー Starmie From star and mi
France Flag.png French Staross From the English words star and boss
Spain Flag.png Spanish Starmie Same as English/Japanese name
Germany Flag.png German Starmie Same as English/Japanese name
Italy Flag.png Italian Starmie Same as English/Japanese name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 아쿠스타 Akusta Transliteration of the English aqua star
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 寶石海星 Bóusehkhóisīng From 寶石 and 海星
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 寶石海星 / 宝石海星 Bǎoshíhǎixīng From 寶石 and 海星


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