Arrow Switch

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Not to be confused with Gravity switch.
A Gravity Arrow in the Battlerock Galaxy
Mario next to an Arrow Switch in the Battlerock Galaxy

Arrow Switches,[1] also called gravity switches,[2] are objects found in Luigi's Mansion. In this game, they flip Luigi between the floor and ceiling when he steps on one. They are found only in the Tea Room and in the Cellar.

Arrow Switches also appear in Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2. They can be found in several galaxies, including the Battlerock Galaxy, Dreadnought Galaxy, and Clockwork Ruins Galaxy. These arrows point in the current direction of gravity. When Mario or Luigi uses his spin within their vicinity, the arrows change direction and color, along with the direction of gravity.

Sometimes, by using other techniques, it is possible for Mario or Luigi to progress without hitting an Arrow Switch.


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Additional names[edit]

Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

Super Mario Galaxy
Super Mario Galaxy 2
ObjectData/ArrowSwitch.arc ArrowSwitch Arrow Switch
Super Mario Galaxy
Super Mario Galaxy 2
矢印スイッチ (Yajirushi Suicchi) Arrow Switch

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 重力スイッチ[3]
Jūryoku Suicchi
Gravity Switch

Italian Interruttore gravitazionale[4]
Gravitational switch


  1. ^ Super Mario Galaxy / Super Mario Galaxy 2 internal filename (ArrowSwitch).
  2. ^ Black, Fletcher. Super Mario Galaxy PRIMA Official Game Guide. Pages 268 and 269.
  3. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, pages 136 and 170.
  4. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia, pagg. 136, 170