Lakilester

From the Super Mario Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Lakilester
Lakilester.gif
Full Name Lakilester
Species Lakitu
First Appearance Paper Mario (2000)
Latest Appearance Super Paper Mario (as a Catch Card/picture) (2007)

“My name is Lakilester... Er, no, it's Michael... No, um... Oh yeah... Spike. Yeah yeah, I'm Spike... Well whatever. Never mind.”
Lakilester, Paper Mario

Lakilester (self-nicknamed Michael, Spike, and Jonathan (Japanese version only)) is Mario's eighth and last party member in Paper Mario. In Super Paper Mario, Lakilester appears as a Catch Card found on the ninetieth floor of the Flopside Pit of 100 Trials. Lakilester is a portmanteau of Lakitu and Lester, and is probably a pun on "lackluster". Lakilester is a partner who joins Mario after Mario defeats him, as well as abandoning the antagonists to do so, very much as Vivian from the sequel, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.

History[edit]

Paper Mario[edit]

Concept art of Lakilester

In Flower Fields, Mario and his team finds a Lakitu on the way to Cloudy Climb. He introduces himself by his nickname Spike, then attacks. After he is defeated, a female Lakitu named Lakilulu comes and asks Mario not to finish Lakilester. Lakilester is annoyed and asks Lakilulu to call him Spike because it's his new name. Lakilester tells Mario that he is working for Huff N. Puff and asks him why he is trying to save the world. No matter what he answers, Lakilester thinks Mario is cool and joins the party. Lakilester wants to be stronger for his girlfriend, which is similar to Koops in the sequel. By using his field ability, Mario can hop on his cloud and hover over certain surfaces, such as spikes and lava, without getting hurt. Though it is entirely possible to use Lakilester to travel over lava, he visibly struggles while doing so. He moves considerably slower and his cloud's expression changes to an angry frown. However, because Lakilester floats low over the ground, he cannot be used to cross gaps like Parakarry can.

Super Mario-Kun[edit]

Lakilester makes an appearance also in volume 26 of Super Mario-Kun. As in the game, he initially attacks Mario. His moves include throwing a Spiny Surge while his cloud can use Hurricane. Mario and his partners eventually fight back by stacking each other and having Mario using this stack to reach Lakilester. Lakilester then joins Mario to help him on his quest.

Attacks[edit]

Attack Flower Points Needed Effect To Attack Move Ranks
Spiny Flip None Throws a Spiny Egg at one enemy. Align the cursor with the target. Initial
Spiny Surge 4 Throws a lot of Spiny Eggs at all enemies. Repeatedly tilt Control stick left to fill the gauge. Initial
Cloud Nine 4 Creates a cloud that boosts Mario's evasion rate. Press A button as the red stars light up. Super Rank
Hurricane 5 Blows enemies out of the battlefield. Repeatedly press A button and B button at the same time to fill the gauge. Ultra Rank

Paper Mario Stats (as an Enemy)[edit]

Paper Mario Enemy
Spike?
Lakilester.png
Max HP 50
Attack 4
Defense 0
Location(s) Flower Fields


Moves Spiny Flip (3)
Tattle
He said his name is Spike. He seems to be a Lakitu, but he's the weirdest one I've seen. Is it just me, or did he call himself Spike, Michael and Lakilester? What an odd guy... ...I have to wonder just what his real name is...

Catch Card[edit]

Lakilester's Catch Card.
  • Card Type: Rare
  • Card Description: This is Mario's good buddy Lakilester from Paper Mario. He played it cool in shades as he flew over lava.

Names in Other Languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ポコピー
Pokopī
Part of the literary character Jugemu's full name. "Jugemu" itself was used as Lakitu's name in Japan.
French Lakilester -
German Lakilester -
Portuguese Lakilester -

Trivia[edit]

Lakilester's beta images, from Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door and Super Paper Mario respectively.
  • Originally, Lakilester was going to make an appearance in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, but he was removed along with most of the other partners from the original Paper Mario.
    • Lakilester also has sprite data for Super Paper Mario, even though he never appeared in that game.
  • Lakilester is the only character other than Watt who can damage Bowser after he powers himself up with the Star Rod during the first round of the final battle. However, the two can only take away 1 HP each.
  • Carrie's ability from Super Paper Mario is extremely similar to his ability.