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(ほし) ザコ
Sprites Hoshizako in Phantasmagoria of Dim.Dream
Official Games

Hoshizako (星ザコ) are stage enemies in Phantasmagoria of Dim.Dream, only seen on Marisa Kirisame's and Kotohime's stages. Nothing is really known about this enemy.

Species Basis


The name Hoshizako (星ザコ) is unofficial and it's popular amongst the Japanese fanbase. Hoshi () means "star" that references its shape, while zako (ザコ) isn't an actual word with an actual meaning, but in video gaming, it generally means "trash", "rubbish", or more specifically, "general enemy". A more literal translation would be "star enemy".


The sprite of Hoshizako in Phantasmagoria of Dim.Dream shows that it's a red star with two beady eyes. More can be seen in other colors like green, blue and purple. They also can be seen in different sizes. The large and small ones are shown to have their eyes closed as though they are happy. It looks very similar to the Invincibility Star in the Mario Series.

Hoshizako's Appearance

Phantasmagoria of Dim.Dream

It is an enemy during Phantasmagoria of Dim.Dream on Marisa's and Kotohime's stage. They do not shoot danmaku whatsoever, but if defeated, they'll put a small bullet on the opponent's screen. They come in four different colours, each requiring a number of different hits: red (1 hit), green (2 hits), blue (3 hits) and purple (4 hits). There are also 4 different sizes: tiny, small, medium and large.

Official Sources