- This article is about the enemy in Mother. For the enemy in EarthBound, see Starman Junior. For different Starman variants, see Starman (disambiguation).
スターマンのむすこ Starman's Son
Starman Jr. is an enemy in Mother and also the second boss of the game, who resembles a smaller version of a Starman with pink coloring. He is the cause of one of many odd occurrences in Podunk early in the game, which is the hostile and crazy behaviour all of the animals at the Choucream Zoo display, which in turn is caused by an odd sound that Starman Jr. is responsible for. Ninten is granted access to the zoo by the mayor after Ninten has saved Pippi from the cemetery in hope that he also will deal with the strange circumstances there. Starman Jr. resides in a capsule at the topmost floor of the Superintendent's Office in the eastern part of the zoo, which can be troublesome to reach because of the long and tricky way there filled with aggressive animals. However, when he has been defeated, the sound which is the cause of the animals' unusual behaviour will disappear and result in the zoo becoming a safe place again.
Defeating Starman Jr. will be significantly easier if Ninten has received the Franklin Badge from Pippi prior to the battle, as it will prevent his PK Beam γ from causing an instant knockout and instead reflect it back (though the reflected attack won't have any effect on him). Also, if Starman Jr. uses PK Beam α at least twice, it won't have enough PP to use PK Beam γ.
|Attack||Low-level attack to one party member|
|PK Beam α||Deals 28-32 points of damage to one party member|
|PK Beam γ||Instantly knocks out one party member|
"He is small, but it is obvious that he is a spaceman."
- The Starman Jr. actually outranks the Starman in Fight.
- An unused capsule sprite from EarthBound resembles Starman Jr.'s overworld sprite.