Co-Star Luma

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Co-Star Luma
Co-Star Luma
The Co-Star Luma as seen in Super Mario Galaxy 2
Species Luma
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (spirit cameo) (2018)
“Ya know, a friend with another Wii Remote can join up with you! Then one of my Co-Star Lumas can help out!”
Lubba, Super Mario Galaxy 2

The Co-Star Luma is an orange Luma that appears in Super Mario Galaxy 2 as a playable character and in the game's logo. The Co-Star Luma appears alongside Mario (or Luigi) in the cooperative two-player mode known as Co-Star Mode, in which the second player is able to control it using the Wii Remote. It is similar in function to the second player's Star Pointer (which has a slightly lighter shade of orange) in Super Mario Galaxy. Once the Co-Star Luma appears, it follows behind Mario in the same manner as one of the mini-clouds that appear when the Cloud Flower is in use. If the Cloud Flower is actually in use, the Co-Star Luma always follows Mario behind the last mini-cloud that trails Mario's head, as opposed to directly behind him as it normally does.

The Co-Star Luma can perform moves such as spinning, in addition to collecting and shooting Star Bits just as the first player can. The Co-Star Luma can also perform other actions that a single player cannot, such as temporarily immobilizing certain enemies or barriers and picking up faraway objects, including 1-Up Mushrooms, air bubbles (when underwater), and coins, which the Co-Star Luma then brings back to Mario. The Co-Star Luma can also perform a variety of other actions: This includes activating switches or other objects, touching prickly plants and causing them to retract their spikes, and spinning most Lumas (excluding Lubba and the Hungry Lumas) or Luigi to receive Star Bits. In addition, orange butterflies appear in some galaxies when the Co-Star Luma is present. When the Co-Star Luma stops and spins the butterflies, the butterflies release three Star Bits and disappear afterwards. A larger Co-Star Luma also appears on Starship Mario and tells Mario about Co-Star Mode.

If the Co-Star Luma is present when Mario collects a Power Star or a Grand Star, it appears along with him in the "You got a Star/Grand Star!" victory pose.

The player controlling the Co-Star Luma can make sounds on both Wii Remotes by pressing various buttons on their controller:

Player controller Button Sound
1 +Control Pad up A horn honk and occasionally a cuíca
+Control Pad left A crowd groaning
+Control Pad right A crowd cheering
+Control Pad down A coin being collected and occasionally a 1-Up Mushroom being collected
2 One Button A Luma giggling and occasionally a longer variant
Two Button A coin being collected and occasionally a 1-Up Mushroom being collected
Plus Button A crowd cheering
Minus Button A crowd groaning

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, a Co-Star Luma makes a cameo appearance on the Starship Mario spirit.


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Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

Super Mario Galaxy 2 ObjectData/SupportTico.arc SupportTico Support Luma

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese アシストチコ
Ashisuto Chiko
Assist Luma

Chinese 助手奇可
Zhùshǒu Qíkě
Assistant Luma

French Luma allié
Luma ally
German Oranger Assistent-Luma
Orange Assistent Luma
Italian Sfavillotto Aiutante
Helper Luma
Korean 도우미치코
Doumi Chiko
Helper Luma

Spanish Destello compañero
Partner Luma