King Lakitu

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Not to be confused with Lakitu King.
King Lakitu
Species Lakitu
Galaxy Yoshi Star Galaxy
Level(s) Spiny Control
World World 1
Star Given Smg2 icon powerstar.png

King Lakitu[1] is a boss appearing in the game Super Mario Galaxy 2. He is a large Lakitu that is fought in the Yoshi Star Galaxy in the mission Spiny Control. King Lakitu is the only boss whose name is not mentioned anywhere (dialogue or mission title) in the game. King Lakitu's battle theme is the same as the Stink Bug Parent's and Boulder Bowl Galaxy's "Rolling Crabber Romp" mission's theme. Overall, this theme is a variation of Baron Brrr's and the Deep Dark Galaxy Undergrunt Gunner's theme from Super Mario Galaxy.


King Lakitu as he appears in the game.

King Lakitu is a large Lakitu with a purple shell. He wears black glasses and a golden crown with red and blue gems. He also wears a red and white ruff around his neck. He rides in a purple cloud with yellow eyes which leaves a brief trail of purple smoke as it moves around. As he is attacked, he becomes angrier, eventually becoming furious. He turns red and smoke comes out of him, with his cloud looking angry instead of happy. Within the game's code, there is an unused texture of King Lakitu without his glasses.[2]

King Lakitu is similar to Lakithunder, another Lakitu boss who rides a cloud capable of shooting lightning bolts.


King Lakitu, Mario, and Yoshi.
King Lakitu when angry.

King Lakitu mainly attacks by throwing Spinies at Mario. Mario will need to use Yoshi for the battle. After King Lakitu throws a Spiny, Mario will need to use Yoshi to eat it. After the Spiny has been eaten, Yoshi will need to spit the enemy out at King Lakitu. After he is hit, King Lakitu will throw even more Spinies, move at a faster pace, and unleash a new attack. He will go into the foreground and move around the stage, releasing lightning from underneath his cloud. This attack will instantly defeat Yoshi. After he is done with the attack, King Lakitu will continue throwing Spinies. After he is hit again, he will get angry and throw even more Spinies. After he is hit once more, he will be knocked back and fall through his cloud. Mario is granted the Power Star after this. King Lakitu can be stunned by shooting a Star Bit at him. Throughout the battle he will occasionally stop and laugh at the player, leaving him open to be attacked.

If the player leaves the arena while battling King Lakitu and waits for a few seconds, King Lakitu will take a nap until the player reenters the arena. This can also be used as another strategy, leaving him immobile and an easier target if Yoshi has a Spiny in his mouth.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese キングジュゲム
Kingu Jugemu
King Lakitu
French Roi Lakitu King Lakitu
German König Lakitu King Lakitu
Italian Re Lakitu King Lakitu


  1. ^ Browne, Catherine. Super Mario Galaxy 2 PRIMA Official Game Guide, pgs. 43-49.
  2. ^ TCRF. Super Mario Galaxy 2 King Lakitu Animation. The Cutting Room Floor. Retrieved 25 July 2011.