Rosalina & Luma (SSBU)

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Rosalina & Luma
in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
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Universe Mario
Other Smash Bros. appearance in SSB4


Availability Unlockable
Final Smash Grand Star
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Luma mimicks Rosalina's attacks. Luma also increases Rosalina's reach and can even take a hit for her! If Rosalina gets hit, Luma gets very flustered and flutters both hands.
Super Smash Blog, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Official Site

Rosalina & Luma (ロゼッタ&チコ, Rosetta & Chiko) are playable characters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. They were revealed for the game along with the rest of the veterans on June 12th, 2018. Continuing a trend often set in the Mario series, Rosalina & Luma are now unlockable characters. Although they are a team, Rosalina & Luma are collectively classified as fighter #48.

As in Smash 4, Kerri Kane's portrayal of Rosalina from Mario Kart 7 and Mario Golf: World Tour, and Yuya Takezawa's portrayal of Luma from Super Mario Galaxy, Mario Kart Wii, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Mario Tennis Open, and Mario Tennis Aces were both repurposed for Ultimate.

How to unlock[edit]

Complete one of the following:

With the exception of the third method, Rosalina & Luma must then be defeated on Mario Galaxy.

Attributes[edit]

Rosalina is a tall and floaty lightweight, much like Mewtwo, and Zelda. Rosalina is tied with Falco for being the fourteenth-lightest character in the game, and unlike Peach or Zelda, her overall grounded mobility is decent, thanks to her above-average initial dash speed and slightly above-average walking and dashing speeds. Despite having somewhat below-average air speed, very good air acceleration and above-average jump height, Rosalina's falling and fast falling speeds are among the slowest, while her gravity is the second lowest in the game. As a result of the latter three attributes, she is a very floaty character.

Due to being allied with Luma, Rosalina also follows the tag team archetype established by the Ice Climbers, and perpetuated by Olimar. Luma can remain next to Rosalina to attack with her, or it can be sent away with Luma Shot to attack from a distance. This allows Rosalina numerous possibilities to attack opponents, as she can essentially create combos by "pinballing" opponents back and forth between herself and Luma. Luma mechanically functions like a blend of Pikmin and Nana of the Ice Climbers: it uses a hit points (HP) mechanic like the former, in which it will be KOed if it is dealt 40%, and it responds to player inputs like the latter. Unlike Olimar, Rosalina cannot immediately summon Luma once it is KO'd, which forces her to wait 10 seconds (7 seconds if three players are present, and 5 seconds if four or more players are present) until another Luma appears. Luma also cannot experience status effects, such as stun or sleep, which can allow it to attack and fend off opponents if Rosalina happens to find herself put under a status effect that renders her unable to move or attack. Luma also cannot be grabbed, and is able to act when Rosalina herself does get grabbed.

Changes from Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

During the initial release of the game, Rosalina & Luma were drastically nerfed overall in the transition from Smash 4 to Ultimate, but also received significant buffs from game updates. Overall, Rosalina & Luna a mixture of buffs and nerfs in their transition from SSB4 to Ultimate, being noticeably nerfed overall in a similar manner to Corrin, likely as a result of their previous top-tier (5th out of 55) placement.

The universal changes allow Rosalina & Luma to juggle and gimp opponents more easily, but make it more difficult for them to land and get back to the stage. All of their aerials have reduced landing lag, which allows them to chain moves more easily. Luma's respawn time has been shortened, and instead of always respawning after a fixed period of time in all modes of play, the respawn time now depends on the amount of players present in a match, being significantly shorter if there are at least four players in a match. Star Bits has more range, enhancing its zoning utility. Gravitational Pull now auto-equips items, which makes it easier for Rosalina to retaliate with throwable objects (such as Metal Blades, Gyros, Remote Bombs and Vegetables). Rosalina's new neutral aerial has much less ending lag and offers better protection when Luma is gone, and forward aerial is much faster too. Luma also receives a new damage boost when detethered from Rosalina. This incentivizes Rosalina players to send Luma out and take advantage of her zoning potential. Her aerials have altered autocancel windows, allowing neutral and forward aerial to autocancel in a short hop, and the former can even do so in a short hop fast fall, improving her approach when combined with the universal improvement to mobility.

On the other hand, Rosalina & Luma also received critical nerfs to their potent movesets. Their neutral aerial has fewer active frames and Luma's increased startup, which makes it a less useful option for approaching which greatly hinders their ability to "wall out" certain characters. Rosalina's notorious up aerial had its endlag increased, meaning that it can no longer chain into itself as easily. Luma also does not move forward as much when using its neutral attack, which severely impedes Rosalina's ability to stop approaches, ledge trap, and zone her opponents. Finally, the biggest nerf involves Luma, who now is frailer than ever, having less HP and thus getting KOed very easily; in addition, Luma does not benefit from its additional damage multiplier if tethered to Rosalina, making it less effective when paired with her.

Due to the significant changes to their moveset, Rosalina & Luma are forced to play much more oppressively compared to in SSB4, which changes their playstyle substantially. Due to said playstyle being considerably less effective, however, they are considered to be noticeably worse than their iteration in SSB4. This has shown in their very minimal tournament results in Ultimate's early metagame with an overall smaller playerbase. Rosalina & Luma's overall perception became extremely negative, with players such as ZeRo, MKLeo, Dark Wizzy, and ESAM describing them as competitively unviable, and Dabuz, who was one of the best Rosalina & Luma players in SSB4, even going as far as to describe them as being some of the worst characters in the entire game. In more recent times, however, Dabuz has started using them more as a co-main to his Olimar, and both Homika and Kirihara placed high with them at tournaments at their regions. On top of this, they have received significant buffs from balance patches, which have helped to negate some of their previous nerfs. This has led to most professional who once thought them to be a low or even bottom tier to re-evaluate their opinions, with most of them now consider Rosalina & Luma to be a low mid-tier or a solid mid-tier, some even believed that they’re a high mid-tier. Although Rosalina & Luma is still agreed to be noticeably worse than her previous incarnation, her true viability remains questionable.

Aesthetics[edit]

  • Change As with all veterans returning from SSB4, Rosalina & Luma's models feature a more subdued color scheme. Rosalina's gown now features simple textile detailing, and has a more turquoise color, consistent with her appearances outside of Smash Bros.
  • Change Rosalina's slippers are now their usual silver, rather than matching the shade of her dress.
  • Change As with Peach, default Rosalina's crown in her stock icon is its usual silver, rather than cyan like her dress.
  • Change Luma always faces the screen regardless of direction it turns towards; Rosalina's stance, however, is not mirrored.
  • Change As with Peach, Zelda and Palutena, Rosalina's dress now has independent physics. This is most noticeable with her crouching animation; her dress fans out behind her rather than moving to her front.
  • Change Rosalina's airdodge and rolls now cause a bright light to appear as she steps right or left. Additionally, her sidestep animation now features more effects as she teleports.
  • Change Luma now cries out at the end of its jab and smash attacks.
  • Change During Rosalina's Star KO, Luma will follow her by flying into the background, before exploding in a burst of stars once she is KOed.
  • Change When Luma has low HP, it will have a tired idle animation.

Attributes[edit]

  • Buff Like all characters, Rosalina's jumpsquat animation now takes three frames to complete (down from 5).
  • Nerf Luma has less HP (50 → 40).
  • Buff Luma's respawn time has shortened and is dependent on the amount of players in the battle (12.5 seconds → 10 (2 players), 7 (3 players), 5 (>3 players)).
  • Buff Luma's attacks benefit from a 1.5x damage amplifier when Rosalina launches it away.
  • Buff When Luma is launched, it receives roughly 25% less knockback, improving its survivability.
  • Buff When opponents get near a detethered Luma, it autofaces them, in a similar way to Ryu's mechanic.
  • Buff Rosalina walks faster (1.0835 → 1.138).
  • Buff Rosalina dashes faster (1.632 → 1.795). Her initial dash is also much faster (1.5 → 2.035).
  • Buff The introduction of attack canceling benefits Rosalina more than other returning veterans, as she can make Luma perform a grounded attack while she performs an aerial, giving her unique attack options.
  • Nerf Luma receives more knockback in general, making it easier to KO.
  • Nerf Luma no longer stalls in place as long when performing attacks airborne.
  • Change Rosalina is heavier (77 → 82), which increases her survivability, but also her susceptibility to combos.

Ground attacks[edit]

  • Neutral attack:
    • Buff The first hit of Rosalina's jab has less startup lag (frame 8 → 5), The second hit of her jab deals more damage (1% → 2%) and both third hits of jab have less startup lag (frame 9 → 7). Both first hits of jab also have less ending lag (frame 23 → 21).
    • Nerf The first two hits of Luma's jab deals less damage (2% → 1%).
    • Nerf Luma's jab movement and range have decreased significantly, no longer pushing Luma forward. This hinders Rosalina's ability to space with jab.
    • Nerf Luma's jab 3 knockback growth greatly decreased, removing its KO potential. Jab 3 also has a shorter duration (frames 9-11 (Rosa), 9-13 (Luma) → 7-8 (both)).
    • Buff Luma's rapid jab knockback growth greatly increased, making it a good killing option near the ledge. The final hit also has less startup lag (frame 9 (Rosa), 8 (Luma) → 6 (both)).
    • Nerf Rapid jab deals much less damage (1.7% (Rosa), 1.2% (Luma) → 0.3% (Rosa), 0.1% (Luma)) greatly hindering its damage racking potential. The final hit also has a shorter duration (frames 9-11 (Rosa), 8-12 (Luma) → 6-7 (both)).
  • Forward tilt:
    • Buff Forward tilt deals more damage (6%/5% → 7.5%/6.7% (Rosa), 4.3% → 6.7%/4.5% (Luma)). Luma's forward tilt also has less ending lag (frame 39 → 38).
    • Nerf Luma's forward tilt has a shorter duration (frames 8-11 → 8-10).
  • Up tilt:
    • Buff Rosalina's up tilt has a larger horizontal hitbox, deals more damage when hit clean (8% → 10%) and has decreased startup lag with a longer duration (frames 9-17 → 7-17). Luma's up tilt also deals more damage (8%/4%/3% → 12%/6%/4.5%).
    • Nerf Rosalina's up tilt has a weaker late hit and has less intangibility (frames 4-11 → 4-10). Luma's up tilt has more ending lag (frame 31 → 41).
  • Down tilt:
    • Buff Down tilt deals more damage (4.5% → 5.5% (Rosa), 3.5% → 5.2% (Luma)).
    • Nerf Luma's down tilt has more ending lag (frame 32 → 33).
  • Dash attack:
    • Buff Dash attack has less ending lag (FAF 48 → 41).
  • Forward smash:
    • Change Luma's forward smash hitbox has less range but has increased knockback to compensate for the change.

Aerial attacks[edit]

  • Buff All aerials have less landing lag (11 frames → 8 (neutral), 20 → 16 (forward), 16 → 10 (back), 18 → 11 (up), 20 → 12 (down)).
  • Neutral aerial:
    • Buff Rosalina has a new neutral aerial: she spins her wand around herself. It now hits in front of Rosalina first and the animation is much faster, improving its safety. Because of this, it has significantly decreased ending lag (FAF 66 → 44) and the second hit of Luma's neutral aerial comes out twice as fast (frame 26 → 13). It auto-cancels drastically earlier (60 → 33), allowing it to autocancel in a short hop fast fall, and Luma can perform two neutral aerials in a short hop. It also deals more damage (5% → 10% (Rosa early), 7.5% → 8% (Rosa late), 4% (Luma front), 3% (Luma back) → 4.5% (Luma)). This makes it much faster, safer and versatile than the old neutral aerial.
    • Nerf Luma's neutral aerial has increased startup lag and both of them have a shorter duration (frames 9-34 (clean), 35-46 (late) → 9-26/27-33 (Rosa), frames 3-6 (Luma hit 1), frames 26-29 (Luma hit 2) → 7-9/13-14)).
  • Forward aerial:
    • Buff Rosalina's forward aerial has less startup (frame 11 → 10) and much less ending lag (frame 76 → 55).
    • Buff It autocancels much earlier (67 → 50), allowing it to do so in a short hop.
    • Nerf Luma's forward aerial has a shorter duration (frames 11-14 → 11-13) and has more ending lag (frame 58 → 60).
  • Back aerial:
    • Nerf It autocancels later (46→ 50).
  • Up aerial:
    • Change Luma has a new up aerial: an uppercut, instead of an upwards kick.
    • Buff Rosalina's late up aerial has drastically higher knockback scaling (30 → 98). It also autocancels slightly earlier (45 → 42).
    • Nerf Luma's up aerial has more startup lag and both up aerials have a shorter duration (frames 8-29 → 8-19 (Rosa), frames 3-10 → 6-11 (Luma)). Up aerial's ending lag has also increased (FAF 42 → 50), significantly worsening its juggling potential.
  • Down aerial:
    • Nerf Luma's down aerial has increased startup lag (frame 8 → 15) and ending lag (FAF 42 → 50).
    • Nerf It autocancels one frame later, matching its new interruptibility (49 → 50).

Special moves[edit]

  • Luma Shot:
    • Buff Luma Shot has less ending lag when sending out (FAF 44 → 35) and calling back Luma (FAF 38 → 22)
    • Nerf Luma Shot travels less distance, and Luma halts all momentum at the end of the move.
    • Nerf Luma Shot can no longer be held indefinitely.
  • Star Bits:
    • Buff The first two Star Bits have less startup lag (13/17 → 10/16).
    • Buff Star Bits have greatly increased range.
    • Nerf The last Star Bit has more startup lag (21 → 22).
    • Nerf Star Bits can now be Reflected, Absorbed, and Pocketed.
  • Launch Star:
    • Buff Rosalina's head does not poke out during her 2-frame animation, making it safer when snapping the ledge.
  • Gravitational Pull:
    • Buff Gravitational Pull equips items instead of only pulling them in.
    • Buff Gravitational Pull has less ending lag (FAF 45 → 40).
    • Nerf Gravitational Pull has slower startup and fewer active frames (frame 2–60 → 5–39), no longer pulling objects after the animation has ended.
    • Nerf Gravitational Pull range has been reduced.
  • Final Smash:
    • Change Rosalina's Final Smash uses a Grand Star during her Final Smash, and the name was changed to accommodate for that, going from Power Star to Grand Star. The change however, is only aesthetic, and the move overall functions the same as it did in SSB4.
    • Change During Grand Star, an outer space backdrop temporarily appears.
    • Buff Grand Star pulls opponents in towards the multi-hitting star, making it more effective as a damage dealing attack. The Grand Star itself also covers more area, and grows significantly faster.
    • Nerf Grand Star has a shorter duration.
      • Nerf Due to this, Grand Star deals significantly less damage than what it was capable of doing in SSB4 and removes its OHKO potential.

Update history[edit]

Rosalina & Luma have been overall largely buffed by game updates, likely due to their poor competitive reception. Luma's physics have been improved notably, removing undesired behavior changes and adding more movement options; Rosalina's down aerial meteor smash is easier to land; Luma now respawns more quickly; and Rosalina's grab has faster startup. However, they have also received some nerfs, as Luma Shot and Star Bits deal less shield damage, and Luma is even easier to KO thanks to its further-reduced HP.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 2.0.0

  • Buff Luma's physics have been reverted to its SSB4 iteration for the most part, giving it access to options that were removed in patch 1.0.0 and removing some undesired side effects.
  • Buff Luma once again moves forward during neutral attack thanks to the mechanical changes in its physics, albeit much less than in SSB4.
  • Buff Luma's up tilt deals more knockback.
  • Buff Down tilt sends Luma farther forward, increasing the range. This also removes a bug that made Luma hit its head on the floor while performing the move.
  • Buff Dash attack connects more reliably.
  • Buff Rosalina can grab ledges faster after using neutral aerial and forward aerial.
  • Buff Neutral aerial has less startup lag (Rosalina/Luma: frame 10/8 → 9/7).
  • Buff Rosalina's neutral aerial connects more reliably.
  • Buff RAR'd back aerial launches Luma forward when performed, like in SSB4.
  • Buff Down aerial's meteor hitbox on frame 17 no longer has a sourspot, making it always meteor smash regardless of positioning.
  • Buff Luma Shot has less ending lag when sending out (uncharged/all charges: FAF 40/34 → 35/29) and calling back Luma (grounded/aerial: FAF 26/28 → 22/24).
  • Buff Launch Star ledge grab size increased, (17, 27.5, -8, 13) → (17, 30.5, -14, 13) during the launch animation, (17, 27.5, -8, 13) → (17, 30.5, -11, 13) when the move ends.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 3.0.0

  • Buff If Luma is close, Luma will move in front of Rosalina when using a reversed down tilt or forward tilt.
  • Bug fix The glitch that allowed Chrom’s Awakening Aether to slow down Luma has been fixed.
  • Nerf Luma Shot deals less shield damage.
  • Nerf Star Bits deal less shield damage.
  • Buff At the start of Grand Star, nearby opponents will be slowed more, and for longer.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 3.1.0

  • Nerf Luma has less HP (50 → 40).
  • Buff Luma takes less time to respawn when there are 1–3 opponents (11 seconds → 10 (1 opponent), 9 → 7 (2 opponents), 7 → 5 (3 opponents)).
  • Buff Luma's dash attack has less ending lag (FAF 49 → 41), matching Rosalina's lag.
  • Buff The sourspot of Luma's forward smash deals more knockback (43 (base)/174 (scaling) → 23/219). It also uses the Sakurai angle (45° → 361°).
  • Buff Forward aerial's hits connect more reliably.
  • Buff Forward aerial has less ending lag (FAF 60 → 55).
  • Buff Rosalina can grab ledges faster after using forward aerial (84 frames → 79).
  • Buff All grabs have less startup lag (frame 7 → 6 (standing), 10 → 9 (dash), 11 → 10 (pivot)).
  • Buff Launch Star grants increased fast-fall speed after being used.
  • Buff Luma has less ending lag after Gravitational Pull is used (FAF 43 → 40), matching Rosalina's lag.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 4.0.0

  • Nerf It is now easier to grab Rosalina during her walking, crouching and shielding animations if Luma is in front of her.
  • Buff Luma will be in front of Rosalina for the first hit of neutral attack, forward smash and up smash when using them immediately after turning around.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 5.0.0

  • Bug fix Hero's Snooze spell no longer stops Luma from being controlled, making it consistent with other instances of sleep.

Moveset[edit]

  • Rosalina can crawl.
  • Luma utilizes a hit points (HP) mechanic. It has 40 HP (and ignores additional damage from the 1v1 multiplier), and if it is KOed either by losing all of its HP or by crossing a blast line, another Luma will appear after about ten seconds in 1v1s, about seven seconds when there are three players, and about five seconds when there are at least four players.
Luma attacking independently as shown by a Skill Preview in Ultimate.
  • Luma is controlled by the player instead of artificial intelligence.
    • When launched away from Rosalina, Luma's attacks receive a 1.5× damage amplifier.
    • The Luma will have a steadily glowing "ring" around it to signify that it is separate.
    • The Luma will automatically face any opponents who get close to it.
    • Even if Rosalina is incapacitated, such as being grabbed or buried, Luma can still attack.

For a gallery of Rosalina & Luma's hitboxes, see here.

Note: All numbers are listed as base damage, without the 1v1 multiplier.

  Name Damage Description
Neutral attack   Rosalina: 2%
Luma: 1%
Rosalina: Swings her wand twice, each creating a discharge of magic, and ends with a third magic burst from between her hands. Alternatively, the second hit can instead transition to a rapid jab consisting of Rosalina rapidly waving her wand in front of her, and ends with a large spark of light produced from a final flick of the wand.
Luma: Performs a punch, followed by a kick, followed by a bicycle kick with the opposite foot. Alternatively, the 2nd punch can instead transition to a series of spinning punches that end in a corkscrewing headbutt.

Ideal for punishing attacks that have little ending lag, though it can also be used for pressuring and zoning.

Rosalina: 2%
Luma: 1%
Rosalina: 3%
Luma: 2%
Rosalina: 0.3% (loop), 2.5% (final hit)
Luma: 0.1% (loop), 1.5% (final hit)
Forward tilt   Rosalina: 7.5%
Luma: 4.5%
Rosalina: Spins, performing a double-footed roundhouse kick, which produces a trail of stardust.
Luma: Performs a roundhouse kick.
Up tilt   Rosalina: 10%
Luma: 8%
Rosalina: Emits a miniature planetary ring that rises upward. Her head is intangible from frames 4 to 10.
Luma: An uppercut. Unlike Rosalina's attack, this can hit a foe standing in front of Luma, which can lead into an aerial follow-up. This attack is also notable for having the quickest startup out of all attacks available to the pair, quicker even than their jab attacks (this comes out on frame 3, as compared to Luma's jab on frame 4 and Rosalina's jab on frame 5). However, its limited reach and noticeable ending lag means that it must be used carefully.
Down tilt   Rosalina: 5.5%
Luma: 3.5%
Rosalina: A low-angled dropkick, which creates a magical spark at her feet.
Luma: A sliding headbutt.
Dash attack   Rosalina: 3% (first), 4% (second)
Luma: 3%
Rosalina: A lunging upward battering ram, which produces a trail of stardust from her head.
Luma: Performs a diving tackle that ends with a back flip.
Forward smash   Rosalina: 12%
Luma: 7% (fist), 5% (body)
Rosalina: Shoots a spiral galaxy-shaped energy blast from her hands. Can be angled.
Luma: Punches straight forward. Can be angled.
Up smash   Rosalina: 12%
Luma: 6% (clean), 5% (late)
Rosalina: Performs a backward-arcing backflip, hitting opponents with her head. A rainbow-colored trail appears to indicate the range. Her head is intangible from frames 7 to 16.
Luma: A jumping bicycle kick.
Down smash   Rosalina: 7% (front), 9% (back)
Luma: 4% (back), 5% (front)
Rosalina: A spinning shin kick which produces 2 spiral galaxy-shaped energy blasts on each side of her: first in the front, and then back.
Luma: Kicks behind itself and then in front.
Neutral aerial   Rosalina: 10% (front), 8% (back), 7% (late)
Luma: 3% (front), 4% (back)
Rosalina: Spins her wand around herself in a circle, emitting a trail of stardust.
Luma: Kicks behind and then in front of itself. Resembles its down smash.
Forward aerial   Rosalina: 1% (hits 1-4), 4% (hit 5)
Luma: 3%
Rosalina: A double-footed bicycle kick. Her feet produce a galaxy-shaped energy blast, which leaves a trail of stardust.
Luma: A headbutt.
Back aerial   Rosalina: 11%
Luma: 4%
Rosalina: Dropkicks behind her, emitting a galaxy-shaped energy blast.
Luma: Dropkicks behind itself.
Up aerial   Rosalina: 10% (clean), 5% (mid), 2% (late)
Luma: 4%
Rosalina: Emits a miniature planetary ring above her.
Luma: An uppercut.
Down aerial   Rosalina: 8% (legs), 7% (ring, clean), 6% (ring, late)
Luma: 5%
Rosalina: Emits a miniature planetary ring below her. At the beginning, can meteor smash.
Luma: Stomps below itself.
Grab Grabs her opponent telekinetically.
Pummel   1.2% Taps her opponent with her wand, creating a point-blank magic burst.
Forward throw   9% Makes the opponent float in front of herself with anti-gravity, and then flings them in front of herself.
Back throw 11% Spins the opponent around herself once with anti-gravity, and then tosses them behind herself.
Up throw   7% Flings the opponent into the air with anti-gravity.
Down throw   9% Slams the opponent onto the ground with anti-gravity.
Floor attack (front)   7% Kicks around herself while getting up.
Floor attack (back)   7% Swings her wand around herself while getting up.
Floor attack (trip)   5% Kicks around herself while getting up.
Edge attack   9% Slides her legs up the ledge and kicks.
Neutral special Luma Shot 5% (uncharged), 16% (fully charged) Rosalina launches Luma forward with her wand. It is chargeable, with a fully-charged Luma being invincible while traveling. Luma stops after either hitting something, or reaching the end of its path. By tapping the special button again, the Luma will return to Rosalina. Otherwise, the Luma will float back and forth periodically while separate (which is indicated by a steadily flashing "ring" around the Luma). However, Luma will be susceptible to falling into the lower blast line and thus be KOed if it is off-stage and not recalled soon enough. Since Luma is involved in this attack, this move will have no effect during Luma's respawn time.
Side special Star Bits 3% (per star bit) Luma shoots three Star Bits forward. When used in sync with Luma Shot, it can allow Rosalina to keep opponents at bay. Like Luma Shot, this move will have no effect during Luma's respawn time.
Up special Launch Star Rosalina uses a multicolored Launch Star to launch herself upward. It can be angled just before the ascent, making it capable launching her at a purely vertical angle, a nearly horizontal angle, or a diagonal angle. However, Rosalina's momentum carries over into her helpless state, which could prove dangerous if it is angled carelessly. If the Luma is present, she can have it do aerial attacks, making it hard for opponents to thwart her recovery.
Down special Gravitational Pull Rosalina waves her wand around herself to use the Star Cursor to make nearby items or projectiles gravitate toward her. Gravitating projectiles come under Rosalina's ownership, which can result in projectiles damaging opponents who get too close. Any items that are pulled in (including those from special moves such as Peach's Vegetables, Mega Man's Metal Blades, R.O.B.'s Gyros and Link's Remote Bombs) will be immediately picked up/used/consumed/equipped.
Final Smash Grand Star 1% (loop), 12% (explosion) Rosalina summons a Grand Star, which then begins shooting smaller stars, and ends with the Grand Star exploding. The smaller stars knock opponents towards the Grand Star, which itself hits multiple times. Rosalina can act during the Final Smash.

On-screen appearance[edit]

  • Rosalina & Luma fly onto the stage while accompanied by a trail of stardust.

Taunts[edit]

  • Up taunt: Rosalina & Luma lean forward and twirl like a planet on its axis, while Luma chirps cheerfully.
  • Side taunt: Rosalina puts her hand on her hip, leans back, waves her wand and says "Mmm hmm!", while Luma nods its head in agreement. Rosalina's animation is slightly different if she is facing left.
  • Down taunt: Rosalina crouches and then slowly rises up while waving her wand and while Luma dances around.

Idle poses[edit]

  • Leans forward and looks into the distance.
  • Taps her wand in midair.

Victory poses[edit]

  • Left: Luma flies in after Rosalina motions with her wand, giggling, while Luma circles her.
  • Up: Rosalina poses and says "All right!", while Luma jumps and spins behind her.
  • Right: Luma jumps into Rosalina's arms, and she catches it.
A flourished remix of the title screen track for Super Mario Galaxy, as well as the theme played when Mario (or Luigi) obtains a Power Star in that game.

In competitive play[edit]

Notable players[edit]

Any number following the Smasher name indicates placement on the Spring 2019 PGRU, which recognizes the official top 50 players in the world in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate from February 1st, 2019 to July 7th, 2019.

Active[edit]

Inactive[edit]

Classic Mode: One Star after Another[edit]

Rosalina & Luma's congratulations screen.

The opponents are characters from space or other planets. The boss of this route, Marx fits in with the theme due to his final battle in Kirby Super Star taking place in space. Mario appears as a teammate in the sixth and final round. In addition, Assist Trophies summon Starfy exclusively.

Round Opponent Stage Music Notes
1 Olimar OlimarHeadSSBU.png Distant Planet Stage Clear / Title Theme - Pikmin
2 Fox FoxHeadSSBU.png and Wolf WolfHeadSSBU.png Venom Main Theme - Star Fox This battle is a free-for-all
3 Samus SamusHeadSSBU.png Brinstar Title Theme - Metroid
4 Ridley RidleyHeadSSBU.png Brinstar Depths Brinstar Depths (Melee)
5 Kirby (x6) KirbyHeadSSBU.pngKirbyHeadYellowSSBU.pngKirbyHeadBlueSSBU.pngKirbyHeadRedSSBU.pngKirbyHeadGreenSSBU.pngKirbyHeadWhiteSSBU.png Dream Land Green Greens (for 3DS / Wii U) Horde Battle
6 Bowser BowserHeadSSBU.png Mario Galaxy Fated Battle Mario MarioHeadSSBU.png appears as a teammate.
Bonus Stage
Final Marx Mysterious Dimension Vs. Marx Mario MarioHeadSSBU.png appears as a teammate.

Credits roll after completing Classic Mode. Completing it as Rosalina & Luma has Gusty Garden Galaxy accompany the credits.

Role in World of Light[edit]

Finding Rosalina & Luma in World of Light

Rosalina and Luma were among the fighters that were summoned to fight the army of Master Hands.

During the opening cutscene, Rosalina and Luma were present on the cliffside when Galeem unleashed his beams of light. They attempted to fly away alongside Diddy Kong, but both of them were hit by a light beam, vaporized, and placed under Galeem's imprisonment along with the other fighters, excluding Kirby.

Rosalina & Luma were one of the many fighters that fell under Dharkon's control upon Galeem's first defeat. They are found in the Dark Realm near the entrance of the Mysterious Dimension sub-area, where the spirit of Megaman.EXE must be confronted before approaching them.

Fighter Battle[edit]

No. Image Name Type Power Stage Music
48
Rosalina & Luma SSBU.png
Rosalina & Luma Shield 10,000 Mario Galaxy (Ω form) Egg Planet


Spirits[edit]

Rosalina’s Fighter Spirit can be obtained by completing Classic Mode. It is also available periodically for purchase in the shop for 500 coins. Unlocking Rosalina & Luma in World of Light allows the player to preview the first spirit below in the Spirit List under the name "???". As a Fighter Spirit, it cannot be used in Spirit Battles and is purely aesthetic. Each Fighter Spirit has an alternate version that replaces them with their artwork in Ultimate.

Additionally, Rosalina makes an appearance in a few Primary and Support Spirits, and Luma appears on its own as a Support Spirit.

In Spirit battles[edit]

As the main opponent[edit]

Spirit Battle parameters
No. Image Name Series Enemy Fighter(s) Type Power Stage Rules Conditions Music
20
Super Star Spirit.png
Super Star Super Mario series Rosalina & Luma RosalinaHeadYellowSSBU.png
Shield
9,200 Peach's Castle •Attack Power ↑
•Temporary Invincibility
•Item: Super Star
•The enemy will occasionally be invincible when the enemy's at high damage
•All fighters are easy to launch
•The enemy's FS Meter charges quickly
Main Theme - Super Mario 64
67
Shinesprite.png
Shine Sprite Super Mario series Rosalina & Luma RosalinaHeadYellowSSBU.png
Kirby (×3) (KirbyHeadYellowSSBU.pngKirbyHeadBlueSSBU.pngKirbyHeadRedSSBU.png)
Neutral
13,100 Delfino Plaza (roof) •Temporary Invincibility
•Sudden Final Smash
•Item: Stars
•Defeat the main fighter to win
•The enemy will suddenly have a Final Smash
•The enemy will occasionally be invincible
Delfino Plaza (Remix)
72
Hungry Luma Spirit.png
Hungry Luma Super Mario series Rosalina & Luma RosalinaHeadPinkSSBU.png
Kirby KirbyHeadOrangeSSBU.png
Grab
1,900 Mario Galaxy •Item: Super Launch Star •Take your strongest team into this no-frills battle Egg Planet
90
Biddybuggy Spirit.png
Biddybuggy Mario Kart series •Tiny Rosalina & Luma RosalinaHeadGreenSSBU.png
Grab
3,700 Mario Circuit (Battlefield form) •Move Speed ↑
•Item: Mario Kart
•All fighters have increased move speed
•The enemy is easily distracted by items
•The enemy falls slowly
Cloudtop Cruise - Mario Kart 8
263
Madame Couture Spirit.png
Madame Couture The Legend of Zelda series Rosalina & Luma RosalinaHeadRedSSBU.png
Toon Link (×3) (ToonLinkHeadTealSSBU.pngToonLinkHeadRedSSBU.pngToonLinkHeadBlueSSBU.png)
Grab
3,300 Skyloft N/A •Defeat the main fighter to win
•Reinforcements will appear during the battle
Main Theme - The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes
453
Staryu.png
Staryu Pokémon series Rosalina & Luma RosalinaHeadYellowSSBU.png
Grab
1,600 Tortimer Island •Item: Star Rod •Only certain Pokémon will emerge from Poké Balls (Staryu)
•The enemy heals over time
Road to Viridian City - Pokémon Red / Pokémon Blue
488
Gardevoir Spirit.png
Gardevoir Pokémon series •Reflect Rosalina & Luma RosalinaHeadGreenSSBU.png
Shield
4,000 Prism Tower •Item: Shooting Types •The enemy reflects projectiles
•Only certain Pokémon will emerge from Poké Balls (Gardevoir)
Battle! (Wild Pokémon) - Pokémon Ruby / Pokémon Sapphire

As a minion[edit]

Spirit Battle parameters Inspiration
No. Image Name Series Enemy Fighter(s) Type Power Stage Rules Conditions Music Character
1,301
River Survival Spirit.png
River Survival Super Mario series Bowser BowserHeadRedSSBU.png
Kirby KirbyHeadOrangeSSBU.png
Yoshi YoshiHeadRedSSBU.png
Rosalina & Luma RosalinaHeadWhiteSSBU.png
Shield
5,500 Kongo Falls (Ω form) Bob-omb Festival
•Item Tidal Wave
•Item: Food
•Survive until the timer runs out
•Bob-ombs will rain from the sky after a little while
Slide Rosalina

Alternate costumes[edit]

Rosalina Palette (SSBU).png
RosalinaHeadSSBU.png RosalinaHeadPinkSSBU.png RosalinaHeadYellowSSBU.png RosalinaHeadGreenSSBU.png RosalinaHeadRedSSBU.png RosalinaHeadPurpleSSBU.png RosalinaHeadBlackSSBU.png RosalinaHeadWhiteSSBU.png

Gallery[edit]

Character Showcase Video[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Rosalina & Luma's video on the official website features a visual glitch: when Rosalina uses her new neutral aerial, her dress goes abnormally high, revealing her legs disjointed from her body.
  • One of the screenshots on the official website featuring Rosalina in a white-and-red dress and a seemingly-dazed Pichu appears to be a reference to the White Mage, a classic healing class from the Final Fantasy series.
  • Despite Rosalina's Final Smash being a Power Star in her video like in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U, she instead summons a Grand Star in the final version of the game.
  • Rosalina's entry on the official Super Smash Blog was on October 31st, one day off from the game's 11th anniversary, which is on November 1st. It is possible that this was done because the final Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct was held on November 1st, and to avoid Rosalina's entry overlapping with new info from the Direct, her entry had to be written earlier than intended.
    • However, Japan, being 14 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time, would have received the update on November 1st.
  • Rosalina & Luma are among the few voiced fighters in Ultimate whose voice clips are sourced from their own games rather than being specifically recorded for a Smash game. They share this trait with Daisy, Yoshi, Inkling, Sonic, Banjo & Kazooie, Young Link and Toon Link.
  • While most other characters have the announcer say "(character) wins!" at the victory screen, Rosalina & Luma have the announcer say "Rosalina & Luma win!". The "(character) win!" audio clip is usually reserved for the Japanese version, though it is most likely used with Rosalina & Luma because of their two-in-one nature and name. Ice Climbers and Banjo & Kazooie also share this distinction.
  • On the character selection screen, the icon in the Japanese version shows their name within only one row, while in the English version it is shown with two rows. This trait is shared with Captain Falcon, Mr. Game & Watch, Zero Suit Samus, Pokémon Trainer, Wii Fit Trainer, the Mii Fighters, Piranha Plant and Banjo & Kazooie.
  • Rosalina is the only Mario character (sub-universes included) whose animations are not mirrored.
    • Despite having most of his animations mirrored, Luigi has different animations when using moves that involve Poltergust G-00, so he may not face the screen when he uses his grabs and his Final Smash.
  • Rosalina and Falco are tied as the heaviest featherweight fighters.
  • During the Army of Puppets cutscene, a puppet fighter of Luma can be spotted with glowing red eyes like any of the others present. However, in gameplay when fighting a Rosalina & Luma puppet fighter, only Rosalina has the red eyes, with any spawned Luma being as usual.
  • Rosalina is one of the four female fighters not to face Master Hand (and Crazy Hand if the difficulty is 7.0 or higher) as the final boss in Classic Mode, the other three being Zelda, Bayonetta and Inkling.
  • Rosalina is the only Mario character to face Marx as her final boss in her Classic Mode route.
  • Oddly, Rosalina does not vanish when performing a directional air dodge despite the sound effects playing. She shares this oddity with Greninja and Palutena.
  • Rosalina's voice actor, Kerri Kane, was misspelled as Kerry Kane in the credits, though the former's actual name's meaning and history is a feminine variant of Kerry.