Starly is a dual type Normal and Flying Pokemon introduced in Generation IV. It evolves into Staravia starting at level 14, which evolves into Staraptor starting at level 34. Take a look below for 27 awesome and fascinating facts about Starly.
1. Starly is an avian Pokemon with primarily grayish brown plumage.
2. There is a white marking on its face, resembling a mask, and a white spot on its chest.
3. The top portion of the mask marking is smaller on the female.
4. The rest of its head and the lower half of its wings are black.
5. Starly has a long, orange beak with a black tip and oval, black eyes with white pupils.
6. A small tuft of feathers curls over the back and its head, and a small, pointed ruff surrounds its neck.
7. It has two black tail feathers with a white feather between them.
8. Its feet are orange with three toes in the front and one in the back.
9. It preys on small Bug Pokémon and Cherubi.
10. In the anime, it has also been seen consuming the acorn-like Berries grown on the bushes of Grotle.
11. Although capable of flapping its wings powerfully, Starly is weak and inconspicuous when alone.
12. It forms large flocks to protect itself. However, individuals will begin to bicker if the group becomes too large.
13. This Pokémon’s cry is harsh, and its singing can become annoying.
14. Starly congregates in mountains and fields, where it hunts for bug Pokémon.
15. In Generation V games, Starly’s Hidden Ability is the same as its first Ability, Keen Eye, unlike its evolutions, which have the Hidden Ability Reckless. A Starly which will evolve into a Staravia with Reckless can be bred to produce Starly that will evolve into a Staravia with Reckless. If a Starly that will evolve into a Staravia with Reckless is transferred to the Generation VI games, its Ability will become Reckless.
16. Overworld sprites of Starly are shown in the intro of Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum and before the player and their Rival encounter them in battle. They are the only non-legendary Pokémon to get overworld sprites in the Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum series that are not allowed in Amity Square.
17. Starly is based on a young white-cheeked starling.
18. Starly is derived from starling.
19. Continuing his Flying-type Pokémon tradition, Ash caught a Starly in Two Degrees of Separation!. He used him to find Pikachu and he was then commonly used to pop Team Rocket’s balloon until he evolved into Staravia in A Staravia is Born!. He eventually evolved into his final form in Pursuing a Lofty Goal!, during the Squallville PokéRinger competition.
20. Starly debuted in Following A Maiden’s Voyage!, where it was being examined at Professor Rowan’s lab alongside a Staraptor. It escaped during a fight between a Piplup and a Chimchar, two of Rowan’s starter Pokémon, but it later returned.
21. Three Starly appeared in When Pokémon Worlds Collide!, where they were all caught by Paul. The first two were released because they did not know Aerial Ace. Although the third could use the move and easily beat Ash’s Starly, Paul still deemed it weak and released it as well in the same episode.
22. A Starly appeared in A Relay in the Sky!, under the ownership of Orson. It participated in the Pokémon Sky Relay alongside its evolved forms Staravia and Staraptor.
23. Multiple Starly appeared in the Hoopa’s Surprise Ring Adventures short Flying in the Air. They were among the immense Flying-type Pokémon summoned by Hoopa to create wind for Ash and Pikachu, but their combined Gust was too much for them and sent them blasting off.
24. Multiple Starly appeared in Setting the World on Its Buneary!.
25. A Starly appeared in The Champ Twins!.
26. A Starly appeared in One Big Happiny Family!, where it was healed by Brock after being injured.
27. Three Starly appeared in Lost Leader Strategy!, where they were seen under Reggie’s care.