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Star Bits

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Star Bits
Rosalina Side B SSBU.gif
A Luma shoots out Star Bits in Ultimate.
User Rosalina
Universe Mario
Article on Super Mario Wiki Star Bit

Star Bits (スターピース, Star Piece) is Rosalina & Luma's side special move.


When this move is used, Rosalina's Luma will quickly fire out three Star Bits, which serves as a mid-range attack. Despite their appearance, in Smash 4 the Star Bits are not projectiles, but rather disjointed hitboxes; this makes the attack immune to reflection, absorption, and Villager's Pocket. This move only makes use of Luma, as Rosalina simply waves her wand when performing it. As a result, this move will not work if Luma has been KOed. This move is a very useful spacing tool in competitive play, thanks to the aforementioned disjointed hitboxes and high range of the move, and can be also used when Rosalina is far away. This means that Luma can fend off opponents trying to send it off the space using the move without putting Rosalina, who may be offstage, at notable risk from the lag generated by other moves.

Instructional quotes[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS case foldout RosalinaHeadSSB4-3.png Luma shoots off stardust, even if far away from Rosalina.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Move List RosalinaHeadSSBU.png Commands Luma to fire three Star Bits forward. Works at any range.


Special Move customization was added in Super Smash Bros. 4. These are the variations:

1. Star Bits 2. Floaty Star Bit 3. Shooting Star Bit
"Command Luma to fire three Star Bits forward. Works at any range." "Luma fires one slower Star Bit that doesn't go far but is good at getting in the way." "Luma fires a single, high-powered Star Bit in a straight line. Travels far."
  1. Star Bits: Default.
  2. Floaty Star Bit: Fires a large Star Bit that moves slow and deals multiple hits.
  3. Shooting Star Bit: Shoots a single, more powerful Star Bit that travels far. Although the Star Bit has a 100% trip rate, it can't trip anyone, due to having a 55-degree knockback angle.

Unlike the default version, both variations are proper projectiles that can be reflected and absorbed.


Several star bits in Super Mario Galaxy.

Star Bits are a common collectible item that appear in Super Mario Galaxy and its sequel, Super Mario Galaxy 2. They can appear when Mario defeats an enemy with his Star Spin or hits a ? Block, and are also found in various places in the galaxies themselves. They can even, though rarely, fall from the sky. Star Bits can be fired at enemies using the B button to temporarily stun them. Doing this to Lumas, however, will feed the Star Bits to them, as they consider them a delicacy.

This is especially true for Hungry Lumas, a unique type of Lumas who demand to eat substantial amounts of Star Bits, upon which they transform into a new planet or galaxy for Mario to traverse, and when fed to Lumalee, awards him a 1-Up or Life Mushroom.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese スターピース, Star Piece
UK English Star Bits
France French (PAL) Fragments d'étoile
Quebec French (NTSC) Éclats d'étoile
Germany German Sternenteile
Spain Spanish Trozos de estrella
Italy Italian Astroschegge
China Chinese (Simplified) 星之砕屑
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 星塵
South Korea Korean 스타구슬
Netherlands Dutch Sterrenstukjes
Russia Russian Осколки звезд