Asked in Pokemon Diamond Pearl and Platinum
What does it mean when there is a red star by my Pokemon where the pokerus symbol goes?
The "red star" on the side of the Pokemon's pic on the summery shows that the Pokemon is a Shiny Pokemon (a Pokemon in a different color then its supposed to be eg. a green Espeon). When a Pokemon has POKERUS you can tell either by going to heal your Pokemon at the Pokemon center or a mark above the Pokemon's summary pic. (the mark will be purple with white letters on it, PKRS).