Back when Tigers used to smoke.
Ah. I see it's a joke. Speaking of Starmie, you know what's one of my favorite depictions of Starmie's Pokedex entry? The Pokemon Adventures manga acknowledges that Starmie's alien origins should not be taken with a grain of salt.It wasn't a problem. Mostly said that as a joke, as that was what my eyes were involuntarily drawn to when I first looked at it. It's just some unfortunate font and letter orientation.
One of the coolest scenes is that Starmies can serve as Pokemon translators. Starmie are intelligent and can understand what other Pokemon are saying and by manipulating their electric or psychic waves into a form of communication, if a human were able to decipher what a Starmie was saying, this "language" through their electrical waves, humans could understand all kinds of Pokemon speech, kind of like how math is a universal language no matter where your from. In fact this is actually not so far off from even a canon possibility of the games if you piece it together. Now what is exclusive to the Pokemon Adventures canon and is never mentioned in the games lore is that Misty's Starmie has access to a "star language" that can be written down through water attacks which Misty can read. Through this language-by-language translation, Misty can understand what a Pokemon is saying.