Start blocks are average landing pads with a brown pad atop a blue block. In the middle of the block is a light blue outline of a star. Its appearance is similar to that of finish and information blocks.
The start block marks the start for every level of The Bucket. At the beginning of every level, the mystical flying fish starts floating near the block. The player must steer the mystical flying fish and the bucket carrying the raccoon off of the start block to begin the level. After that, the level will begin.