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Japanese Name マテル, Materu
Korean Name* 마텔 (revised: Matel) (McCune: Mat'el)
Species Fish
Affiliates Starfy, Starly, Moe, Coral
Homeland Amiy Kingdom
Location/Residence Amiy Castle
First Appearance Super Princess Peach (Easter egg), Densetsu no Starfy 4
Latest Appearance Densetsu no Starfy R, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Mattel [1] is a cute pink fish from the Amiy Kingdom who (excluding a Super Princess Peach cameo) makes her debut appearance in Densetsu no Starfy 4, where she seeks Starfy's help in saving her homeland from Degil and evil invaders. She is a maid who is one of the four sages, who becomes the princess of the Amiy Kingdom at the end of the game. Starfy has a strong crush on her.

At the end of the first ending, Prince Coral reveals that Mattel is his fiancee, leaving both Starfy and Starly feeling shattered. They turn to stone with their mouths wide open, but this was probably only put in by the developers to create a comedic effect and the effect may not have been permanent.

The fact that Mattel is already with someone leaves Starfy feeling depressed in his room after the event. Starly seemed to accept it even though this special person is Coral, and Moe failed to make Starfy happy again, however, Starfy accepts it in time and continues his adventure with Starly and Moe to collect all the Answers Cards and truly defeat Degil. After Degil is defeated, Coral and Mattel get married and Mattel thanks everyone, in particular Starfy for his help in saving the Amiy Kingdom.

In Super Princess Peach

In an Easter egg, Mattel is seen as a design on Starfish's sleeping mat in Super Princess Peach. Possibly due to an oversight, this occurred even before the release of Densetsu no Starfy 4.[2]

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Mattel ("Materu") appears as a collectable sticker in the Nintendo fighting game Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Wii.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Mattel makes an appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, as a Spirit.[3]

This is additionally the first time the Densetsu no Starfy R romanization of her name has been used in an official video game.

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  • Mattel's name in South Korea is '마텔' (revised romanization: Matel)

Name origin

  • Possibly incorporates teru, 照る (テル) meaning 'to shine', or 'shining'. Mattel sometimes appears glittering in her appearance.
  • Her name is not to be confused with an American multinational toy manufacturing company of the same name.


  1. Densetsu no Starfy R, CoroCoro Dragon Comics, Shogakukan, vol.1 p.168-9, p. 178.
  2. Twitter - Supper Mario Broth
  3. VG247. (November 22, 2018). Super Smash Bros. Ultimate single-player hands-on. YouTube. Retrieved November 22, 2018.
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