Glowing rabbit

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A glowing rabbit

Glowing rabbits[1] are rare, shiny types of rabbits that appear only in Super Mario 64 DS. These rabbits appear to be white with sparkles appearing from their bodies. Much like the regular rabbits, glowing rabbits are modeled after MIPS from the original game.


When 40 Power Stars are secured, glowing rabbits will start to randomly appear around the Mushroom Castle in place of the character's other rabbits, though the chances of them appearing are rare. There are eight glowing rabbits in total; once all eight of them are caught, the player is rewarded with a key that unlocks the last door in the character-selection room, which houses a secret Power Star. Glowing rabbits no longer appear after the player finds all of them, and Boo laughs will be heard if the player enters the room again after obtaining its Star.

The final glowing rabbit caught states that it is the eldest of the glowing rabbits. Additionally, they appear to be related to each other and are all male, as each rabbit then before the last one states that it is the "second fastest of [their] eight brothers."

When any rabbit before the eighth rabbit is caught, the player gets a chance to save their progress.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
French Lapin luisant Shiny Rabbit
Korean 빛나는 토끼를 Shining Rabbit


  • It is possible to collect all eight glowing rabbits by repeatedly respawning a single rabbit or set of rabbits until one generates as glowing eight times. For example, as Yoshi, the player can exit the castle's front door, after which there will always be three rabbits at the bridge's end. If one is glowing, the player can catch it. After doing so, the player can reenter the castle and then exit it again. They can continue doing this until they find another glowing rabbit and catch that one.


  1. ^ "You caught a glowing rabbit! But you still have [x] more to catch!" — In-game description, Super Mario 64 DS