- This article details the regular Starman and the Starman race as a whole. For different variants, see Starman (disambiguation).
Starmen are a race of robotic aliens that appear in Earthbound Beginnings and EarthBound, and have many different variants. They are Giygas's main henchmen, alongside the Mooks, and because of this are very iconic enemies of the series. Despite this, however, they are completely absent in Mother 3.
|PSI Stone occasionally found after battle|
|PK Beam α (deals low damage to one member)|
PK Beam γ (Instantly kills one party member)
|A man from the stars.|
Starmen first appear in Earthbound Beginnings as very common enemies, first appearing in Spookane's hotel as a boss, disguised as a hotel worker, and becomes a regular enemy from that point on. Starmen in-battle are capable of unleashing the deadly PK Beam series of attacks, including PK Beam γ, which can instantly kill one party member.
Appearance in EarthBound
|Item drop after battle chances|
|Brain food lunch||1/128 chance of finding|
Starmen in EarthBound comparatively do not appear in their regular form as much as they do in Mother, only appearing in Stonehenge base. There are many other variants, however. Unlike most enemies, they travel by using teleportation, a trait shared with the similar Starman Super.
|Fire a beam||Deals mid-level damage to one party member|
|Be on Guard||Guards and halves damage done to self|
|PSI Magnet α||Siphons 2-8 PP from one party member|
|Shield α||Creates a physical shield for one enemy|
|Use a Sudden guts pill||Doubles the Starman's Guts for the duration of the battle, presumably only usable twice|
EarthBound Player's Guide description
"The Starman often warps into the middle of the party to attack. This robot is the primary sentry in the Stonehenge base. Watch out for his beam weapon and PSI magnet attacks."
Super Smash Bros. series
A Starman trophy is obtainable in Super Smash Bros. Melee, while a Starman sticker is obtainable in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, adding Attack +10 in the Subspace Emissary mode. Starman is now also a new assist trophy in Super Smash Bros. 4.
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Super Smash Bros. 4
- In Creatures Inc.'s Chailien franchise, one of the Chailiens is No. 81 Hirokacha (Japanese: ヒロカチャ) who is simply a human-like figure with a star for its head; a possible reference to the Starmen in MOTHER and EarthBound. Hirokacha appears in the Game Boy Color game Chee Chai Alien and the Game Boy Advance spin-off Nonono Puzzle Chailien.
- Starman also refers to the invincibility powerup from Super Mario series. Enemy of the same name also appears in Kirby series.
|Enemies in EarthBound|
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Onett • Fourside • New Pork City • Magicant
Mr. Saturn • Franklin Badge • Ramblin' Evil Mushroom
Jeff • Starman
Trophies • Stickers • Spirits