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Super Launch Star

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For Rosalina's up special, see Launch Star.
Super Launch Star
The Super Launch Star in Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2.
Universe Mario
Appears in Ultimate
Item class Throwing/Trap
Article on Mario Wiki Launch Star
If you touch the star, your fighter will be launched at high speed. Clever placement can lead to an easy KO!
Super Smash Blog, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Official Site

The Super Launch Star (スーパースターリング, Super Star Ring) is an item in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.


A Launch Star in Super Mario Galaxy 2.

Launch Stars are integral parts of both Super Mario Galaxy games. When Mario or Luigi jumps inside one, he launches along a set path, usually to another planet in the galaxy he's currently in.


Ness being launched by the Super Launch Star.

The Super Launch Star spawns on the stage like most items. When picked up and thrown, however, it will become larger and float in the air. The Super Launch Star will aim in the direction it was pointing when it grows.

Whenever a character touches a Super Launch Star hovering in the air, it will launch them, doing no damage but dealing heavy knockback. The knockback will scale up with damage and is usually well enough to rocket characters over blast lines, especially if the Super Launch Star was pointing upwards. This makes the Super Launch Star a significant hazard on all but the largest stages.

The Super Launch Star will stay in place for around 10 seconds after being thrown, before despawning.


Equipping the Luma, Warp Star, Gracie, Ouendan Cheerleaders, Elite Beat Divas, or Shop Assistant support spirits will give the player a Super Launch Star at a start of their stock.

No. Image Name Type Class Cost Ability Series
SSBU spirit Luma.png
★★ 1 Super Launch Star Equipped Super Mario Series
SSBU spirit Warp Star.png
Warp Star
★★ 1 Super Launch Star Equipped Kirby Series
Artwork used for Gracie's Spirit. Ripped from Game Files
★★ 1 Super Launch Star Equipped Animal Crossing Series
from the game's files
Ouendan Cheerleaders
★★ 1 Super Launch Star Equipped Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan Series
Image used for the Elite Beat Divas Spirit. Ripped from Game Files
Elite Beat Divas
★★ 1 Super Launch Star Equipped Elite Beat Agents Series
Shop Assistant
★★ 1 Super Launch Star Equipped Style Savvy Series


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese スーパースターリング, Super Star Ring
UK English Super Launch Star
France French Super anneau étoile Super Star Ring
Germany German Super-Sternenring Super Star Ring
Spain Spanish Superanillo estelar Super Star Ring
Italy Italian Maxistella Lancio Launch Star
China Chinese (Simplified) 超级弹射星 Super Catapult Star
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 超級彈射星環 Super Catapult Star Ring
South Korea Korean 슈퍼스타링, Super Star Ring
Netherlands Dutch Superspringster Super Jump Star
Russia Russian Суперпусковая звезда