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This article is about the aliens originating from the EarthBound series. For the item in the Mario franchise sometimes named Starman, see Super Star.
Starman SSBU.jpg
A Starman in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Series EarthBound
First appearance Mother (1989)
Super Smash Bros. appearances

Super Smash Bros. Melee (cameo)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (cameo)
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Starmen are an alien race that serve Giygas in Mother and EarthBound. In EarthBound, Starmen teleported before being engaged in battle and attacked by firing beams. Starmen make their first Super Smash Bros. appearance in Super Smash Bros. Melee, in which they appear as a trophy.

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, a Starman appears as an Assist Trophy. Once summoned, the Starman proceeds to teleport around the stage. After it teleports, the Starman stops in its place, glows, and attacks using either PK Beam γ or PK Beam Ω. Getting hit by one of these attacks causes moderate damage and the player is momentarily stunned. The beams act like energy projectiles, so they can be absorbed or reflected. If the opponents cause enough damage to the Starman while it is still active, the Starman is defeated, displaying both the "SMAAAASH!" text and sound effect from EarthBound before disappearing prematurely.

Starmen also appear as Smash Run enemies solely in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, and retain their behavior as an Assist Trophy. If the fighter reflects one of the Starmen's beams back at it, it is instantly defeated, displaying the "SMAAAASH!" text as well.


Super Smash Bros. Melee trophy[edit]

Name Image Game Description
Starman SSBM Trophy Starman.png EarthBound
Just one kooky subset of the diverse cast of enemies in EarthBound, these strange creatures are aliens in the employ of Giygas. Variations of the Starman race include Starman, Starman Jr., Starman Deluxe, and Starman Super. They all use PSI powers, but their strength differs depending on the level on which they're found.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl sticker[edit]

Name Image Game Effect Usable by
Starman SSBB Sticker Starman.png EarthBound [PK] - Attack +10 Ness, Lucas

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U trophy[edit]

Name 3DS trophy Wii U trophy Category Appears in Trophy Box Description
Starman SSB3DS Trophy Starman.png SSBWU Trophy Starman.png Assist Trophy SNES SSBWU graphic.png EarthBound (06/1995) 54: Mother Series Flag of USA.png These alien henchmen serve Giygas, the chief villain of EarthBound. In Smash Bros., the assist trophy Starman will teleport around and fire off PSI moves like PK Beam γ or PK Beam Ω. You can defeat one summoned by an opponent, but they won't go down without a fight.
Flag of Europe.png Starmen, the evil Giygas's henchman in the Mother series, are renowned alien space assassins. Summon one in this game, and it'll teleport about, firing off attacks like PK Beam γ, which targets a foe, and PK Beam Ω, which fires across the whole stage in up to four directions. Starmen can be taken out, but...not easily.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit[edit]

No. Name Image Series / game Type Class Strength / effect(s) How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponent(s) Battle conditions Stage Song
571 Starman SSBU Spirit Starman.png EarthBound Series Primary (2) Advanced Grab
PSI Attack ↑
World of Light (Light Realm); Spirit Board Metal Ness Rule: Assist Trophy Enemies (Starman); Item: Stars
  • Stamina battle
  • Hostile assist trophies will appear
  • The enemy is metal
Lylat Cruise Unfounded Revenge / Smashing Song of Praise


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スターマン