- Acclaimed Flop: While The Legendary Starfy didn't sell very well in America, it got good reviews and the people who did buy the game generally really liked it, with the series still having a decent cult following in the West.
- Dueling Games: Often seen as the upstart rival to Kirby's fame.
- Franchise Killer: The Legendary Starfy is this for the series, as the series hasn't had a new game in 10 years, and it was sadly the only game in the series to come out in America, and didn't even come out in Europe. While it did get good reviews in America, it sold poorly, and it wasn't received as well and didn't sell as well as the first four games in Japan, mainly due to being dumbed-down and the fact that the first four games were never released outside of Japan.
- Marth Debuted in "Smash Bros.": His first US appearance was in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga as a poster. And much like the trope namer(s), it took an appearance in a Super Smash Bros. game to get the series localized.
- Moved to the Next Console: The first game was originally a Game Boy title before being released as a Game Boy Advance title.
- Name's the Same: The Starly in this game is a starfish, not a bird.
- No Export for You: Until 2009, the series was restricted to Japan. The first four games aren't going to be exported anytime soon.
- Saved from Development Hell: The first game started development as a Game Boy game in November 1995, was moved to the Game Boy Color in 1998, forced to be moved to the Game Boy Advance as it was nearing completion in 1999, and finally released in 2002.
- The Wiki Rule: Starfy Wiki and Starfy Wikia.
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