Gold Lakitu

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Gold Lakitu
Artwork of a Golden Lakitu from New Super Mario Bros. 2
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. 2 (2012)
Latest appearance Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World (2017)
Variant of Lakitu

Gold Lakitus[1] are golden variants of Lakitus first seen in New Super Mario Bros. 2. After Mario or Luigi passes through a Gold Ring, the Lakitus in the level temporarily transform into Gold Lakitus. While in this state, rather than throw Spiny Eggs, the Lakitus will drop three coins at a time instead, similar to the Lakitus that spawn from square clouds in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Additionally, if Mario or Luigi defeats a Gold Lakitu, they will earn 20 coins. They can then ride on its cloud, which generates coins as they move (while still in its golden state), similar to a Gold Block.

A Gold Lakitu also appears in Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World in Gold Rush Mode of the Poochy Dash minigame, where it leaves behind a trail of golden Beads, which Poochy collects throughout the minigame, while moving towards the right at Poochy's speed.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゴールデンジュゲム
Gōruden Jugemu
Golden Lakitu
Chinese 金色球蓋姆[2]
Jīnsè Qiúgàimǔ
Golden Lakitu
French Lakitu d'or[3] Gold Lakitu
German Gold-Lakitu Gold Lakitu
Italian Lakitu dorato[4] Golden Lakitu


  1. ^ von Esmarch, Nick. New Super Mario Bros. 2 PRIMA Official Game Guide, page 37.
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  3. ^ Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia page 194
  4. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia, pag. 194