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Offical artwork of Starfy from The Legendary Starfy.
Universe The Legendary Starfy
Debut Densetsu no Starfy (2002) Japan
Smash Bros. appearances Brawl
Most recent non-Smash appearance The Legendary Starfy (2008)
Console/platform of origin Game Boy Advance
Species Star-like creature
Gender Male
Place of origin Pufftop Kingdom
Designed by Masao Kusakabe
Article on Starfy Wiki Starfy

Starfy (スタフィー, Stafy), previously known as Stafy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and other media before the localization, is the main character of the The Legendary Starfy series. The first three games in the series appeared on the Game Boy Advance, and the latest two on the Nintendo DS. His trademark move is his Star Spin attack. His most recent game, The Legendary Starfy for the Nintendo DS, is the first game in the series to be released outside of Japan.


Starfy in Densetsu no Starfy (Legendary Starfy or Legend of Starfy).

Starfy is the prince of the Pufftop Kingdom, which is found high in the sky above the ocean. His adventures involve resolving a crisis in his kingdom, or another kingdom (in the last two Legendary Starfy games) with help from his friends Moe the clam, Old Man Lobber the lobster and his younger sister Starly, among others.

When Starfy appears in Super Smash Bros. as an Assist Trophy, a short melody will be heard. This melody plays in the first four Legendary Starfy games for when Starfy or Starly faces a boss as part of the tune Confrontation with the Boss.

The Starfy Assist Trophy attacks using the neutral form of his Star Spin (known as the Spin Attack in Japan). This is Starfy and Starly's most basic attack in the Legendary Starfy games that was originally taught to Starfy by Herman in Densetsu no Starfy and is described as Starfy's famous move in The Legendary Starfy, though Starfy often forgets it. In the Legendary Starfy games it can be upgraded two times, to the Mighty Star Spin (Spin Attack level 2 in Japan), and then the Ultra Star Spin (Spin Attack level 3 in Japan).

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

As an Assist Trophy[edit]

Starfy attacking Diddy Kong in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Starfy appears as an Assist Trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. A fanfare plays upon appearing before he starts performing his spin attack, which can briefly trap an opponent, somewhat like Toon Link's Spin Attack. However, Starfy's spin attacks are very weak, and similar to Lakitu, Starfy can be attacked and knocked away. If he receives a high amount of damage, however, he will explode, which gives high knockback and damage, which can act as a deterrent of sorts to prevent combatants from attacking him. If Starfy is somehow knocked away, he can stun opposing players upon descending for about two seconds and deal a large amount of damage, leaving said players open for attack from the summoner.

Additionally, Starfy appears as a regular trophy, which is unlocked by clearing Target Smash!! Level 1 with at least 10 different characters. In Brawl, his name is spelled "Stafy", as Brawl was released before the first Starfy game was released outside of Japan, which gave him his localized name.


Stafy's trophy in Brawl
The prince of the kingdom of Tenkai. He's a bit spacey and clumsy, but when he sets his mind to something, he gives it his all. Stafy gets help from his friends Kyorosuke the clam and the wizened Lobjii-san. Stafy sometimes dons a pig suit and throws pork cutlets. In Densetsu No Stafy 3, Stafy meets Wario and goes with him to steal the treasures of the deep.
GB Advance: Densetsu no Stafy (Japan Only)
GB Advance: Densetsu no Stafy 2 (Japan Only)


Name Game Effect Characters
Stafy Densetsu no Stafy AttackTail+007TypeIcon(Tail).png Attack +7 Yoshi Diddy Kong Pikachu Pokémon Trainer YoshiHeadSSBB.pngDiddyKongHeadSSBB.pngPikachuHeadSSBB.pngPokémonTrainerHeadSSBB.png
Stafy Densetsu no Stafy 2 AttackHead+010TypeIcon(Head).png Attack +10 All charactersRandomHeadSSBB.png
Brawl Sticker Stafy (Densetsu no Stafy).png
(Densetsu no Stafy)
Brawl Sticker Stafy (Densetsu no Stafy 2).png
(Densetsu no Stafy 2)

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

As an Assist Trophy[edit]

Starfy in Super Smash Bros. 4.

Starfy re-appears in Super Smash Bros. 4 as an Assist Trophy, functionally identically as he did in Brawl, albeit he loses his explosion attack and can be KO'd if he takes enough damage.


The Wii U version of the Starfy trophy states that The Legendary Starfy was released on 09/2002 for the Nintendo DS; in actuality, it was released on June 8, 2009. This was fixed in an update. In the Japanese version, his debut is listed as Legend of Starfy for the Game Boy Advance.

Starfy's trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
NTSC Starfy is the absentminded prince of the Pufftop Kingdom, and the hero of The Legendary Starfy. Is he a star? A starfish? His commitment to helping you when summoned is obvious, even if his species isn't. He'll use a Star Spin attack, which isn't all that powerful. It's the thought that counts!
Nintendo DS: The Legendary Starfy (06/2009)
PAL Starfy is Pufftop Kingdom's scatterbrained prince and the hero of The Legendary Starfy. He looks like a star, or maybe a starfish – no one knows what he really is. When released, he'll boldly attack enemies with his Star Spin. It's not a very powerful attack, but at least he's trying!
Nintendo DS: The Legendary Starfy (09/2002)

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

As an Assist Trophy[edit]

Starfy makes a return as an Assist Trophy and acts similarly to how he did in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. 4, albeit KOing him now earns a point.

Starfy cannot be summoned on Suzaku Castle


Starfy also appears as an Ace-class primary spirit. He can be summoned using the cores of Moe, Old Man Lobber, and Mermaid.

No. Image Name Type Class Slots Base Power Max Power Base Attack Max Attack Base Defense Max Defense Ability Series
★★★ 3 3078 9281 1628 4908 1332 4016 Weight ↓ The Legendary Starfy Series


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese スタフィー, Starfy
UK English Starfy
France French Starfy
Germany German Starfy
Spain Spanish Starfy
Italy Italian Starfy
China Chinese Starfy
South Korea Korean 스타피, Starfy
Netherlands Dutch Starfy
Russia Russian Стафи


  • In Brawl, the trophy of Starfy's sister Starly (named "Stapy" in Brawl) is indexed under the "Fighter Related" category, despite the fact that Starfy is not a playable character in the game. Furthermore, no Custom Robo, Kururin or Animal Crossing trophies appear in the "Fighter Related" category, although Starfy, Ray Mk III, Helirin and Mr. Resetti all appear as Assist Trophies.
  • Starfy is the only second-party created Assist Trophy from a non-playable universe to have appeared in all three games since the introduction of the item.
  • In Brawl and SSB4, the inside of Starfy's mouth is yellow, but his official artwork for Brawl shows it as red. It is red in-game in Ultimate.