Grand Star

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Grand Star

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User Rosalina & Luma
Universe Mario
Article on Super Mario Wiki Grand Star (Final Smash)
Shoot out stars that burst at the end.
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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.
—Description from Ultimate's Move List

Grand Star (グランドスター), also known as Power Star (パワースター, Power Star), is Rosalina & Luma’s Final Smash.

Overview[edit]

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.

Origin[edit]

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.

Trophy Descriptions[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.

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Trivia[edit]

  • 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 in 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.