Dark Lakitu

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The Thousand-Year Door enemy
Dark Lakitu
*Enemy Name: Dark Lakitu
Location(s) Pit of 100 Trials (Levels 61, 64-66, 69)
Max HP 13
Attack 5
Defense 0
Moves Pipe Flip (5), Charge Up (ATK+5), Thunder Throw (10), Pipe Hatch (Summons Sky-Blue Spiny)
Items Thunder Rage, Shooting Star, Super Shroom, Volt Shroom
Coins 1 - 3
Log A Lakitu on a dark cloud. It throws pipes at you that sometimes hatch into Sky-Blue Spinies.
Misc. stats
Level 26
Exp. points 1
Sleep? 60%
Dizzy? 95%
Confuse? 60%
Tiny? 85%
Burn? 100%
Freeze? 80%
Stop? 70%
Soft? 90%
Fright? 70%
Gale Force? 80%
KO? 50%

That's a Dark Lakitu. It rides a rain cloud. Max HP is 13, Attack is 5, and Defense is 0. It attacks by throwing pipes at you. If it's holding up a pipe when you jump on it, you'll get hurt. And sometimes the pipes it throws turn into Sky-Blue Spinies. Whoa! If you only attack the Spinies, you'll never win, so go after the Dark Lakitu!


Dark Lakitus are stronger variants of normal Lakitus that appear in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. They are not found in the main quest, but instead are found in the Pit of 100 Trials between floors 61-69. Unlike normal Lakitus, Dark Lakitus throw Sky-Blue Spinies instead of the normal Spinies. Compared to Lakitus, they are also darker in skin tone and have red shells. It is implied in one of Goombella's tattles that it rides a rain cloud, although the cloud itself never demonstrates the ability.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クモリジュゲム
Kumori Jugemu
Cloudy Lakitu
French Lakifume Pun on "Lakitu" and "fumée" (smoke)
German Hyper-Lakitu Hyper Lakitu
Italian Lakitu Nuvolo Cloudy Lakitu
Spanish Lakitu Oscuro Dark Lakitu


  • In the English localization, it is mistakenly stated that Dark Lakitu's Sky-Blue Spinies hatch from "pipes" in Goombella's Tattle for both enemies. However, the supposed "pipes" which spawn Sky-Blue Spinies bear no resemblance to the conventional pipes of the Super Mario franchise and instead appear as regular blue Spiny Eggs. Their name is the result of a mistranslation: Spiny Eggs are referred to as 「パイポ」 Paipo in Japanese, which comes from a well-known Japanese folktale[1] but can also be interpreted (incorrectly, in this case) as an approximation of the English "pipe" into Japanese katakana. While 「パイポ」 Paipo was correctly rendered as "Spiny Egg" elsewhere in the English script of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door - namely, with regard to the standard species of Spiny fought in the game - the translation team seems to have overlooked the established convention with this variant, resulting in the "pipe" name.[2]


  1. ^ "Super Mario Bros.: Names." Legends of Localization. Retrieved April 22, 2015.
  2. ^ "That One Time Lakitu Started Throwing Pipes." Legends of Localization. Retrieved November 5, 2017.