The Explorer Stars are giggly star friends who live inside Dora's Star Pocket. When Dora goes on her adventures, the stars would be around waiting to be catched. The Explorer Stars would also help Dora on her adventures. When Abuela gave Dora her star pocket, she immediately became a star catcher in Dora's Star-Catching Adventure.
Saltador is the super jumping Explorer Star. His ability is to jump really high. If Dora and Boots have to jump over something really tall, he is off to the rescue. He appeared in three episodes: Star Catcher, Save the Puppies!, and Star Mountain.
Glowy is the bright-light Explorer Star. She comes in handy for seeing in the dark or use her heat to melt ice or goo. She appeared in the episodes Dora Had a Little Lamb, Star Catcher, and Star Mountain.
Noisy star is the noisiest of the Explorer Stars. Her ability is tooting out loud "honks" like a horn. She does this to alert big animals or does it just for fun. She appeared in Star Catcher, Stuck Truck, Dora Saves the Game, Louder!, and Star Mountain.
Hero Star is the strongest of the Explorer Stars. His ability is lifting up heavy objects, similar to Supra, Ultra, and Mega Star, he is most likely stronger than them. He appeared in Dora's Pirate Adventure and Star Mountain. He also appeared in a flashback in the episode Star Catcher when Abuela caught him when she was younger.
Funny Star is the super silly Explorer Star. He loves to pull funny faces and make people laugh. His only appearance is in The Super Silly Fiesta.
Artista is the colorful writing Explorer Star. She can draw shapes in the air. She appeared in the episode "Boots' Special Day".
Mágico is the magic wizard Explorer Star. He is full of magic tricks and can disappear and reappear in many places. He appeared in The Big Potato.
Spy Star is the undercover Explorer Star. His ability is being a super spy. He is really good at sneaking up on people, and has a lot of cool super spy gadgets. He appeared in Dora's Got a Puppy and Super Spies 2: The Swiping Machine.
Helada is the icy Explorer Star who can make snow. She can also create ice sculptures and manipulate the ice and snow into whatever form she wants. She appeared in To the South Pole.
Movie Star is light blue and he has a hairdo and sunglasses as he puts his hands on his hips and he looks so cool while watching a movie into action from the theater of the crowd. He appeared in Job Day.
Navy Star is an Explorer Star whose job is being in the Navy. He appeared in Job Day.
Baker Star is an Explorer Star whose job is being a baker. Job Day was his only appearance.
Policia Star is an Explorer Star whose job is being a police officer. She appeared in Job Day.
Cowgirl Star is an Explorer Star who's pink and she has a cowgirl hat and eyelashes and cheeky lips and she yells like, "Yee-hah!", while raising her hat and moving it and it goes back on her head. She appeared in Job Day.
Comfy Star is the comfy Explorer Star. Her ability is to cheer up sad people and she also cuddles with children. She appeared in Boots' Cuddly Dinosaur.
Fairy Star is a magic Explorer Star. Just like Magico, her is to magically make things appear with a magic wand. She appeared in the episode Dora's Fairytale Adventure. She even turned Dora back into a princess at the end of the aforementioned episode.
Super, Ultra and Mega Star
Supra, Ultra, and Mega are the three super strong Explorer Stars. Their power is super strength, similar to Hero Star. They appeared in the episode Baby Dino.
Gusty Star is an Explorer Star whose power is being able to create strong winds. He appeared in the episode "What Happens Next?".
Colored Explorer Stars
Blue Star is a star that was caught in The Lost City, Star Catcher, Meet Diego!, Stuck Truck, Roberto the Robot, The Big Potato, Save the Puppies!, The Fix-it Machine, Baby Dino, Baseball Boots, Boots' Special Day, Dora Saves the Game, The Super Silly Fiesta, and Best Friends.
Dark Blue Star
Yellow Star is a star that was caught in The Lost City, Star Catcher, Meet Diego!, Stuck Truck, ¡Por Favor!, What Happens Next?, The Fix-it Machine, Baby Dino, Boots' Special Day, To the South Pole, Dora Saves the Game, The Super Silly Fiesta, Boots' Cuddly Dinosaur, and Dora's Fairytale Adventure.
Green Star is a star that appears at the end of some episodes. However, Dora and Boots never actually catch a green star in any episodes.
Orange Star is a star that has been caught in Star Catcher, Meet Diego!, Stuck Truck, ¡Por Favor!, What Happens Next?, The Fix-it Machine, Baseball Boots, To the South Pole, Boo!, Dora Saves the Game, Boots' Cuddly Dinosaur, and Dora's Fairytale Adventure.
Purple Star was caught in Star Catcher, Meet Diego!, Stuck Truck, Save the Puppies!, What Happens Next?, Baby Dino, Dora Saves the Game, Dora's Pirate Adventure, The Super Silly Fiesta, and Dora's Fairytale Adventure.
There were two black stars caught in Boo!.