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Grand Star

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Grand Star
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User Rosalina & Luma
Universe Mario
Articles on Super Mario Wiki Grand Star
Power Star

Grand Star (グランドスター, Grand Star), appearing as Power Star (パワースター, Power Star) in Super Smash Bros. 4, is Rosalina & Luma’s Final Smash.


Power Star[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. 4, when performing Power Star, Rosalina will pull out a Power Star which shoots out smaller stars in all directions. The stars will rebound when they hit a surface. These smaller stars are fairly ineffective and can be avoided, but the larger power star will grow in size over the duration of the move. Rosalina is able to move freely a couple of seconds after activating Power Star; she becomes vulnerable to attacks at that time. At the end of the Final Smash, the large star will explode, inflicting high knockback on any nearby characters. If an opponent is knocked into the large star, they will be trapped in it as it expands, receiving potentially 250% damage, and will be knocked back when it explodes. The Power Star will continue to expand even if Rosalina gets KOed or SD's right after she activates the Final Smash.

Grand Star[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the move is renamed as Grand Star. Unlike its previous iteration, Rosalina will summon a Grand Star rather than a Power Star and the smaller stars will launch players into the main star rather than away from it, making it easier to trap opponents in it.

Instructional quotes[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS case foldout Rosalina&LumaHeadSSB4-3.png (Power Star) Shoot out stars that burst at the end.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Move List RosalinaHeadSSBU.png (Grand Star) A Grand Star shoots out stars while also pulling in opponents that are hit. In the end, the Grand Star explodes. Rosalina and Luma can freely move around during the Final Smash, giving them a chance to land extra attacks.

Trophy description[edit]

Power Star Trophy in Smash Wii U

In Rosalina's Final Smash, she summons a Power Star above her head. It launches fighters who touch it and also fires a barrage of smaller stars in all directions, all the while growing bigger and bigger. Even if Rosalina falls off the stage right after activating it, the Power Star will keep attacking her foes until it finally explodes.


Mario collecting a Power Star in Super Mario Galaxy.
Mario collecting a Grand Star in Super Mario Galaxy.

Power Stars first appeared in Super Mario 64, and act as collectibles that Mario is required to obtain in order to access more levels. These stars also appear again in the remake Super Mario 64 DS, Super Mario Galaxy, and Super Mario Galaxy 2, but the Power Stars were replaced by Shine Sprites in Super Mario Sunshine and Power Moons in Super Mario Odyssey. The Power Star that Rosalina uses in her Final Smash is based on its design in the Galaxy games.

In the Galaxy games, there are special variants of Power Stars known as Grand Stars. These larger stars are generally found at the final level of each world. The Grand Stars are more powerful than Power Stars, and allow Mario to further progress into new worlds. In Super Mario Galaxy, Grand Stars are used to provide power to the six domes onboard the Comet Observatory. Additionally, a Grand Star serves as Rosalina's emblem throughout the Mario spin-offs, beginning with her appearance in Mario Kart Wii.


Names in other languages[edit]

Power Star[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese パワースター, Power Star
UK English Power Star
Quebec French (NTSC) Super étoile
Mexico Spanish (NTSC) Hiperestrella

Grand Star[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese グランドスター, Grand Star
UK English Grand Star
France French Étoile géante
Germany German Großer Stern
Spain Spanish Maxiestrella
Italy Italian Megastella
China Chinese (Simplified) 崇高之星
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 光榮星星
South Korea Korean 그랜드스타, Grand Star
Netherlands Dutch Gigaster
Russia Russian Великая звезда


  • Power Star, Poltergust 5000 and Beast Ganon were the only Final Smashes to be renamed yet functionally unchanged in a subsequent release.
  • Rosalina's character trailer on the official Ultimate website shows her using the Power Star rather than the Grand Star.
  • SSB4 marks the only time Super Stars and Power Stars appear in the same game. Due to their similarities leading to confusion, Super Mario Galaxy and its sequel replace the Super Star with a similar powerup called the Rainbow Star.