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For fighter info, see Rosalina & Luma (SSB4) and Rosalina & Luma (SSBU).
This article is about the Lumas as an entity. For other uses, see Luma (disambiguation).
Luma - Mario Galaxy.jpg

Official artworks of Lumas from Super Mario Galaxy.
Universe Mario
Debut Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Smash Bros. appearances SSB4
Most recent non-Smash appearance Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (2022)
Console/platform of origin Wii
Species Luma
Gender Varies
Place of origin Comet Observatory/Starship Mario (surrogate homes)
Voice actor Yuya Takezawa
Article on Super Mario Wiki Luma (species)

Lumas (チコ, Chiko) are star-like creatures from the Mario series. They appear in a variety of colors, and possess a number of distinct abilities related to outer space, most notably the ability to transform into celestial bodies. The Lumas are commonly seen alongside Rosalina, who acts as their surrogate mother, as well as Lubba, who acts as their leader.

Six varieties of Lumas (including Polari), alongside Rosalina, made their Super Smash Bros. debuts as a tag team of playable characters in Super Smash Bros. 4. They return in that capacity in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.


Two different colored Lumas in their debut of Super Mario Galaxy.

Lumas have appeared in central roles in both Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2. They are friendly creatures who have the ability to transform into several outer space-related objects, such as Launch Stars, planets, and even Galaxies. They can also grant abilities to others, such as the ability to shoot Star Bits or Spin. Not much is known about the Lumas' origin, although what is known is that upon death, they are reborn into new stars. They come in a variety of colors, including yellow, red, blue, green, apricot, dark brown, pink, purple, turquoise, and orange. Giant varieties have also been seen.

Lumas have generally appeared in background roles, but one was made playable for the first time in Mario Tennis Open for Nintendo 3DS.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

As a playable character[edit]

Rosalina as she appears in Super Smash Bros. 4, from the character page.
A Luma alongside Rosalina, as they appear in Super Smash Bros. 4.

The Lumas fight alongside Rosalina as newcomers in Super Smash Bros. 4. They function similarly to Pikmin in that they have a set amount of hit points, but can also fight on their own, similarly to the Ice Climbers. In addition to the yellow Lumas that always appear with Rosalina at the start of a battle, green, blue, red and apricot (the color of baby Luma) Lumas can appear, as does Polari. However, Polari and these other varieties only potentially join the battle when the initial Luma is KO'd.


Lumas do not have any trophies of them alone, although they share several trophies with Rosalina.

Rosalina & Luma's trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Rosalina & Luma's trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Rosalina & Luma
NTSC The mysterious Rosalina lives in the Comet Observatory with the Lumas. In Smash Bros., Rosalina and Luma can fight in different places at the same time. If you can trap someone between Rosalina and Luma, you'll be able to unleash incredible damage with their joined attacks!
PAL Rosalina and the Lumas have been close ever since she travelled the galaxy with one of the little star-like creatures. Now, the commander of the Comet Observatory appears in this game, with her trusty companion fighting alongside her. Their greatest strength is being able to attack together at the same time.
Wii: Super Mario Galaxy (11/2007)
Wii U: Super Mario 3D World (11/2013)
Rosalina & Luma (Alt.)'s trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Rosalina & Luma (Alt.)'s trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Rosalina & Luma (Alt.)
NTSC Rosalina can pull in items and projectiles around her with her Gravitational Pull move. Her up special Launch Star is a diagonal jump and, though harmless, it has exceptional range. You also have some control over Rosalina's trajectory when she uses it.
PAL With a flick of Rosalina's wand, the move Gravitational Pull draws in items – even ones that are stuck somewhere. Her Launch Star up special is a diagonal jump that can be aimed slightly. It doesn't deal any damage, but it helps you jump higher and stay in the air longer, making it ideal for getting back to the stage easily.
Wii: Super Mario Galaxy (11/2007)
Wii U: Super Mario 3D World (11/2013)

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

As a playable character[edit]

A Luma alongside Rosalina, as they appear in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Lumas reappear alongside Rosalina in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. They have been nerfed during the transition, as they have less hit points and get knocked back more easily from attacks, leaving them much more susceptible to KOs. However, Lumas have also gained a 1.5× damage multiplier when launched away from Rosalina, and respawn earlier in battles with multiple players.


Luma also appears as an Advanced-class support spirit and is featured on the Starship Mario spirit, while the Hungry Luma appears as a Novice-class support spirit.

In Adventure Mode: World of Light, Luma is presumably one of the countless spirits captured by Galeem during his takeover of the universe. Luma's spirit is located in the outer space section of The Light Realm.

Luma's Spirit Battle uses an army of Kirby puppet fighters and is fought on the Mario Galaxy stage. During the battle, Star items will appear, referencing the Luma's star-shaped bodies.

During the Hungry Luma Spirit Battle, Luma uses a Kirby puppet fighter and is fought on the Mario Galaxy stage. It is fought along with the Rosalina & Luma puppet fighter. During the battle, the Super Launch Star item appears, referencing the Hungry Luma's ability to transform into Super Launch Stars, or hidden planets that require a Super Launch Star to access.

No. Image Name Type Class Cost Ability Series
SSBU spirit Luma.png
★★ 1 Super Launch Star Equipped Super Mario Series
SSBU spirit Hungry Luma.png
Hungry Luma
1 Transformation Duration ↑ Super Mario Series
SSBU spirit Starship Mario.png
Starship Mario
★★ 1 Jump ↑ Super Mario Series

Names in other languages[edit]


Language Name
Japan Japanese チコ, Chiko
UK English Luma
France French Luma
Germany German Luma
Spain Spanish Destello
Italy Italian Sfavillotto
China Chinese (Simplified) 琪琪, Chiko
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 奇可, Chiko
South Korea Korean 치코, Chiko
Netherlands Dutch Luma
Russia Russian Люма
Portugal Portuguese Luma


Language Name
Japan Japanese バトラー, Batorā
UK English Polari
France French Chocosta
Germany German Polari
Spain Spanish Nebu
Italy Italian Nerello
Russia Russian Поляри


  • Each of the playable Lumas in the Super Smash Bros. series have certain abilities and/or significance within Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2:
    • Yellow Lumas can transform into Launch Stars and Sling Stars. Giant yellow Lumas also appear in Super Mario Galaxy 2.
    • Blue Lumas can transform into Pull Stars.
    • Green Lumas can be found on the Planet of Trials after finding the three Green Power Stars in Super Mario Galaxy.
    • Red Lumas allow Mario to use the Red Star while on the Comet Observatory, and during one of the Purple Coin missions in Super Mario Galaxy.
    • Baby Luma, who assists Mario by granting him the ability to spin, has a unique cream coloration.
    • Polari, Rosalina's trusted advisor in Super Mario Galaxy, has a unique overall coloration of a blackish brown body and sky blue eyes. A tip confirms that Polari is indeed the blackish brown Luma that can appear alongside Rosalina.
  • In Ultimate, if a Luma is KO'd and is launched, hits a ceiling, then the ground again, it can still attack before it vanishes.