Dark Lakitu

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It has been requested that this article be rewritten and expanded to include more information on how they attack, besides them tossing "pipes" (tagged on November 5th, 2017 at 9:14 am).

The Thousand-Year Door Enemy
Dark Lakitu
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Location(s) Pit of 100 Trials (Floors 61, 66)
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 eggs 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%
Tattle

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!

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Dark Lakitus are stronger versions of Lakitus in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door where they are only found in the Pit of 100 Trials. They look like Lakitus, except their clouds are slightly darker and more brown, they have red shells, and they have a mean look on their face. Dark Lakitus also throw Sky-Blue Spinies instead of Spiny Eggs.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クモリジュゲム
Kumori Jugemu
「曇り」 Kumori means "cloudy" and Jugemu is the Japanese name of Lakitu.
French Lakifume Pun on "Lakitu" and "fumée" (smoke)
German Hyper-Lakitu Hyper Lakitu
Italian Lakitu Nuvolo Cloudy Lakitu

Trivia[edit]

  • 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 Mario franchise and instead appear as regular blue Spiny Eggs. Their name is the result of a mistranslation: Spinies 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]

References[edit]

  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.