Lucky Cat Mario

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Lucky Cat Mario
Golden Statue Mario.png
Used on Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Toad, Rosalina
Item Needed Lucky Bell
Power(s) Given Cat Mario abilities, transform into Golden Statue Mario
First Appearance Super Mario 3D World (2013)

Lucky Cat Mario[citation needed], or simply the Lucky Cat power-up[1], is a form of Mario introduced in Super Mario 3D World. In this form, Mario has identical abilities to Cat Mario, and when he uses a Ground Pound, he can also turn into the invincible Golden Statue Mario – akin to Tanooki Mario's Statue Mario form, except he earns Coins and defeats enemies on contact. Mario looks exactly like Cat Mario in this form, except he wears a red bell collar.

The Lucky Bell, the power-up required for this form, begins appearing in World Mushroom, in the level World MushroomWorld Mushroom-2: Spiky Mount Beanpole. If Lucky Cat Mario collects a Super Bell while in this form, he "downgrades" to Cat Mario, unlike collecting a Super Mushroom while Mario already has a power-up. Lucky Cat Mario strongly resembles Manekineko, a Japanese figurine.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish (NOE) Mario Felino Fortuna Luck Cat Mario


  1. ^ Super Mario 3D World Walkthrough - World 10: World Mushroom (Prima Games website)