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 the episode of the same name.
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, then they need Saltador.
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.
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.
Switchy is the shape-shifting Explorer Star. His ability is morphing into different kinds different shapes.
Tool Star is the Explorer Star who can fix something with all the super-cool tools.
Rocket Star is the fastest Explorer Star, who helps Dora and Boots blast off and fly.
Hero Star is the strongest of the Explorer Stars. His ability is lifting up heavy objects, similar to Supra, Ultra, and Mega Star.
Woo-Hoo is the peek-a-boo Explorer Star.
Funny Star is the super silly Explorer Star. He loves to pull funny faces and make people laugh.
Artista is the colorful writing Explorer Star. She can draw shapes in the air.
Sliparonee is the slippery Explorer Star. He slides everywhere and can scrub things that are dirty and make it clean again.
Mágico is the magic wizard Explorer Star. He is full of magic tricks and can disappear and reappear in many places
Disco Star is a disco Explorer Star. He has all different kinds of tunes for a great party. He even spins like a disco ball.
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.
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.
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.
Navy Star is an Explorer Star whose job is being in the Navy.
Baker Star is an Explorer Star whose job is being a baker.
Baseball Star is in a baseball costume and has a cap on his head while going into the backyard to play baseball.
Policia Star is an Explorer Star whose job is being a police officer.
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.
Comfy Star is the comfy Explorer Star. Her ability is to cheer up sad people and she also cuddles with children.
Fairy Star is a magic Explorer Star. Just like Magico, her is to magically make things appear with a magic wand. She even turned Dora back into a princess at the end of "Dora's Fairytale Adventure".
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.
Gusty Star is an Explorer Star whose power is being able to create strong winds.
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!.