“Hiya! Are you Starfy? Like, THE legendary Starfy?! No WAY! I can't believe it!”
—Mermaid, The Legendary Starfy
This article is about the character, Starfy. For the video game series, see The Legendary Starfy (series).
|Japanese Name||スタフィー, Stafy|
|Species||Mysterious starfish like creature with traits of a celestial star|
|Family|| Papa Star (father), |
Mama Star (mother),
|Affiliates||Starly, Moe, Bunston, Mattel|
|First Appearance||Densetsu no Starfy (GBC)|
|Latest Appearance||The Legendary Starfy|
Starfy (known in Japan as Sutafī, officially romanized as Stafy, also appearing as Stafi on the Canadian Copyrights Database) is the main protagonist of The Legendary Starfy series. He is the prince of the Pufftop Kingdom, along with his best friend, Moe the clam, and his sister, Starly. They all live in the Pufftop Palace but Moe also has a house of his own.
According to Hitoshi Yamagami of Nintendo, Starfy is a "kind of mysterious creature that is somewhere between a starfish and a real celestial star".  He acts somewhat childish (for instance, when he is happy, he makes high-pitched squeals). He is 36 cm tall and 7 years old. He is voiced by Satomi Kōrogi in Japanese commercials and The Legendary Starfy.
Starfy goes on his first adventure during the events of Densetsu no Starfy. Starfy was moving things around his home, until he dropped a jar that sealed Ogura, which fell into the ocean. After the jar fell, thunderstorms and tornadoes blew Starfy into the ocean. Many new friends, such as Moe and Old Man Lobber, helped Starfy to get back to Pufftop Kingdom and told him about Ogura, and Starfy and his friends fought and sealed Ogura back into the jar.
Starfy starts out on yet his second adventure, as he falls from Pufftop once again, along with his best friend, Moe. Also, his mom gets kidnapped by Ogura.
The Amiy Kingdom is in trouble and Starfy and friends have to help the citizens of Amiy Kingdom.
The Legendary Starfy
Starfy meets and helps a mysterious bunny during the events of The Legendary Starfy. One day, Starfy was having a peaceful nap, then a strange bunny crashed through the roof and landed on Starfy. Starfy stared and tried to make the unexpected visitor talk, until three shadowy goons crashed through the walls and tried to kidnap the bunny. Starfy became angry and used his Star Spin move on the goons, which made them run away. Moe entered Starfy's room and told him that the strange bunny figure jumped into the ocean, so Starfy and Moe went after him.
Once Starfy and Moe entered the ocean, they found the bunny, who was called Bunston. He had amnesia and the only way to gain his memory back was by finding shards. Starfy, Moe, and Bunston (sometimes Starly too) had to travel to Gluglug Lagoon and many other places to find every shards. Along the way, the shadowy goons, which was revealed to be a team of Snips, Ronk, and Papes, tried to kidnap Bunston and stop Starfy and Moe from getting all of the shards.
Bunston's memory returned and remembered that he was a prince and his planet Bunnera was in danger by the evil Mashtooth, so he used the shards to fix his rocket ship and he, Starfy, and Moe traveled to Bunnera. When Starfy, Bunston, and Moe entered the Bunnera Castle, Starfy dueled with Mashtooth and won, until Mashtooth absorbed Bunston's power and transformed into Mega Mashtooth. Starfy and Moe got beaten up by Mega Mashtooth until the Terrible Trio came and helped Starfy. Many of Starfy's friends cheered Starfy on, which gave him the strength to face Mega Mashtooth. Starfy pushed the Bunnera moon at Mega Mashtooth, which defeated him, gave the Bunnerans their powers back, and made Bunnera back in peace.
The Moe Show Interview
Starfy's First Interview
- Moe: It's the Moe Show...with me, Moe! And yowza, have we got a show tonight! Tonight's guest is the prince of Pufftop himself! Starf, come on out here. Starfy, how're you feelin' about this adventure? Lay it on us. Whoa, whoa. What's with the sunglasses? Heyyyy, pretty fancy. Brand-new? A fashion designer made 'em for ya? Sheesh. You some kinda movie star now? I bet you can't even go outside without getting mobbed by your fans! Heh, just ribbin' ya, Starf!
Starfy's Second Interview
- Moe: It's the Moe Show...with me, Moe! Our guest today is Starfy. How you doin'? Whaddaya mean, I'm not acting like my usual self? It's weirding you out?! This is showbiz! I'm the host...I'm supposed to razzle and dazzle 'em!...Sheesh. What, a clam can't have his own talk show now? Is that it? Oh, I get it. You're thinkin' you'd make a better host than me...
"It's everybody's favorite lovable, clumsy prince of Pufftop! Not many people know Starfy collects sunglasses. Have you seen him wearing 'em?" (#096)
Multiple Starfy theory
In The Legendary Starfy, Herbert refers to Starfy as a "Starfy look-alike" and the fifth Pufftop Legend describes a character who "looks a lot like Prince Starfy". This may imply that the Starfy in The Legendary Starfy and the Starfy in at least one previous game in the Legendary Starfy series is not the same character. However, the official Australian mini-site for The Legendary Starfy states that "Starfy" has been a hero in Japan for years and that "The Legendary Starfy marks his Australian debut".
Before the announcement of The Legendary Starfy for North America, there was no official localization for Starfy's name. When romanized, "スタフィー" can be represented as Sutafī (Sutafii), but an official romanization of his name as seen in the URLs of the official Nintendo Space World webpages, the Densetsu no Starfy Staff Credits, the ROM headers of the games, a Yoshi Theater poster in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, three of the stuff in Densetsu no Starfy 2 ("Stafy" is written on the following items: "Uniform", "Wrestler Clothes" and "Baseball Cap") and in Super Smash Bros. Brawl is "Stafy". Likewise, Starfy's younger sister Starly is referred to in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as "Stapy".
Regardless of the official romanization, Starfy was referred to as other names, including "Sutafi", "Stafi" (also appearing like this on the Canadian Copyrights Database) and "Starfi" and sometimes still is after the localization of his name to "Starfy".
On February 26, 2009, Densetsu no Starfy: Taiketsu Daiiru Kaizokudan was announced to be released overseas on June 8 2009, via a list of upcoming video games on the Nintendo's Online Press Room website as The Legendary Starfy.  This new title as well as a section on the page talking about the gameplay confirmed Stafy's North American name as Starfy.
In the Super Smash Bros. series
Starfy ("Stafy")'s primary appearance in Super Smash Bros. Brawl is as an Assist Trophy. An Assist Trophy is item that allows players to have another character help them in battle.
Starfy is known as one of the weakest Assist Trophies. Playable characters can attack and push him off the stage, unlike other Assist Trophies. Starfy's only method of attacking is using Star Spins. When Starfy appears, the sound effect heard at the beginning of the tune Confrontation with the Boss in the first four The Legendary Starfy series games plays.
Additionally, both Starfy and his younger sister Starly (called Stafy and Stapy respectively) appear as regular trophies, and Starfy, Starly, Moe (Kyorosuke), Chonmagyo, Mattel (Materu), Seiuchi-kun and Herman (Yadokarita) appear as stickers. There are two Starfy stickers. The first sticker depicts the official artwork of Starfy swimming from Densetsu no Starfy. The second sticker depicts the official artwork of Starfy wearing one of the Stuff (possibly the Aloha Shirt) from Densetsu no Starfy 2.
Densetsu no Stafy
|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.|
Densetsu no Stafy 4
On December 25, 2013, it was revealed that Starfy will reappear in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U via a picture of the day on the official Smash Bros. website, showing Starfy, a yellow Luma and Pikachu.  The picture of the day was also posted on Miiverse with the text "Pic of the day. Yellow characters." (Japanese: きょうの一枚。黄色いいきものたち。, Picture of the Day. Yellow Creatures).
Starfy was not introduced as a new character on its own page on the site, so it is very likely he will return as an Assist Trophy. It hasn't been revealed whether Starfy or related characters from The Legendary Starfy series will appear as Trophies or Stickers at this point.
Early artwork from Densetsu no Starfy when it was under development for the Game Boy Color
Early artwork from Densetsu no Starfy
GBA series artwork
Densetsu no Starfy 2 artwork of Starfy hiding in Moe's shell
Artwork from the tankōbon of volume 1 of the Densetsu no Starfy manga by Yumiko Sudō
Densetsu no Starfy 4 artwork
Super Smash Bros. Brawl artwork
The Legendary Starfy artwork
The Legendary Starfy artwork of Starfy using his Star Spin
Artwork from the tankōbon of Densetsu no Starfy R
- Satomi Kōrogi, the voice actress for Starfy is also known across Nintendo for providing the voices of several Pokémon and characters in the Pokémon anime and Super Smash Bros. series including Togepi, Pichu and Mew.
- In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the trophy of Starfy ("Stafy")'s sister Starly ("Stapy") is indexed under the "Fighter Related" category even though Starfy is not a playable character in this game. Furthermore, no Custom Robo or Animal Crossing trophies appear in the "Fighter Related" category even though Stafy, Ray MK III and Mr. Resetti all appear as Assist Trophies.
- This has lead to some theories that Starfy may have once been planned as a playable character at one point in the development of Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
- Starfy's name in South Korea is '스타피' (revised romanization: Seautapi).
- Nintendo Power, Volume 244 (August 2009), pp. 74
- Densetsu no Stafi 4 Gameplay Movie 3 - GameSpot
- Starfi - Too cute for Western consumption - IGN boards
- NINTENDO'S VIDEO GAME LINEUP DEMONSTRATES GAMING DIVERSITY - Archived version from March 3rd, 2009 on Wayback Machine
- Official Site - Super Smash. Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U (UK archived version)
- English Miiverse post by Masahiro Sakurai (archived from the original).
- Japanese Miiverse post by Masahiro Sakurai (archived from the original).