Green Star

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This article is about the Power Star from the Super Mario games. For the Bonus Star from the Mario Party games, see Bonus Star § Green Star.
Green Star
Artwork of a Green Star from Super Mario 3D World.
Artwork of a Green Star in Super Mario 3D World
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury (2021)
“AY-O! Did ya see that? Those Prankster Comets were green! That means there are Green Stars around now! Those must be the cosmic jewels I keep hearing about! Those Green Stars are pretty hard to find, so keep your eyes and ears peeled! Take it away, Captain!”
Lubba, Super Mario Galaxy 2

Green Stars (referred to as cosmic jewels by the Green Lumas in Super Mario Galaxy 2) are collectible green-colored Power Stars that debut in Super Mario Galaxy.


Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario Galaxy[edit]

Green Star artwork for Super Mario Galaxy

In Super Mario Galaxy, there are only three Green Stars, each of which is hidden away in a different galaxy. Collecting all three of them grants Mario access to the three Trial Galaxies on the Planet of Trials: the Rolling Gizmo Galaxy, the Loopdeeswoop Galaxy, and the Bubble Blast Galaxy.


Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

“The Green Star Challenge Is On!”
Save file description, Super Mario Galaxy 2

In Super Mario Galaxy 2, there are a total of 120 Green Stars to be found. These are only available once the player collects 120 regular Power Stars and then completes the first mission of Bowser's Galaxy Generator again. Each galaxy has the same number of Green Stars as regular Power Stars (except the Grandmaster Galaxy, which has no Green Stars at all, as collecting all of the Green Stars is required to unlock this galaxy). When collecting Green Stars, the player will have to do a certain mission of a galaxy again. In some cases, the Green Stars in a galaxy can be collected in any order (e.g. "Green Star 2" can be collected during the Green Star 1 mission), but in general, they can only be collected when playing a Green Star mission. Green Stars are usually found in hard to reach or hidden areas of the galaxies. Additionally, the Green Stars only appear when a galaxy is orbited by a Green Comet, which will appear once they are unlocked.

Super Mario Galaxy 2's Green Stars make a distinct twinkling sound, which is different from that of normal Power Stars and the Green Stars in Super Mario Galaxy and is meant to help players in locating them.

Super Mario 3D World / Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury[edit]

Screenshot of Mario in a Clear Pipe about to collect a Green Star in Clear Pipe Cruise in Super Mario 3D World
Mario near a Green Star in World 6-1.

Green Stars serve as the main collectible items in Super Mario 3D World and the Super Mario 3D World mode of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury. They function similarly to Star Medals from Super Mario 3D Land, and by extension, Star Coins from the New Super Mario Bros. games, and share the same sound effects as the former. All the regular courses have three of them, Enemy Battles have one, Captain Toad courses have five, and there can be five, ten, or thirty Green Stars in the Mystery Houses. In Enemy Battles, the player needs to defeat all the enemies to receive the Green Star. In main courses, they are scattered around in hidden areas just like Star Medals. In Captain Toad's Adventures levels, the objective is to solve the course's puzzles and to obtain all five Green Stars. In Mystery Houses, the player needs to complete one of the ten-second challenges to receive one. There are 380 Green Stars in total, and each of them additionally grants the player 4000 points. Some levels on the World Map require the player to have a certain number of Green Stars to play the level and advance past it.

Locked levels[edit]

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker[edit]

Green Stars also appear exclusively in the Wii U version of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. After the end credits, a Green Star is falling across the sky that Captain Toad chases after. The star falls down the Clear Pipe leading to the Sprixie Kingdom from Super Mario 3D World which Captain Toad also enters. Green Stars also appear in the Super Mario 3D World levels in the Bonus Episode; however, instead of functioning like Super Gems (the equivalent item in the game), they replace Power Stars from regular levels at the end of a level, similar to the Super Mario Galaxy games.

The Green Star in the ending is replaced by the Odyssey in the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Switch versions to reflect the Bonus Episode this time being based on Super Mario Odyssey.

See also[edit]


Super Mario 3D World[edit]

  • Instruction manual description: "Collect these and use them to unlock new courses."


Names in other languages[edit]

Green Star[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese グリーンスター
Gurīn Sutā
Green Star
Chinese (Simplified) 绿色星星
Lǜsè Xīngxing
Green Star
Chinese (Traditional) 綠星星
Lǜ Xīngxing
Green Star
Dutch Groene ster Green Star
French Étoile verte Green Star
German Grünstern Green Star
Italian Superstella Verde (SMG)
Stella Verde (SMG2)
Stella verde (SM3DW)
Green Superstar
Green Star
Green star
Korean 초록파워스타
Cholog Pawo Seuta
Green Power Star
Portuguese Estrela verde Green Star
Russian Зелёная звезда
Zelyonaya zvezda
Green Star
Spanish Estrella verde Green Star

Cosmic jewel[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 宇宙のまぼろし
Uchū no Maboroshi
Cosmic Mirage
Chinese 宇宙幻象
Yǔzhòu Huànxiàng
Cosmic Mirage


  • In Super Mario Galaxy, even though only three Green Stars are able to be recovered in the game, a total of seven Green Lumas can be found on the Comet Observatory and the Planet of Trials (counting the one that takes Mario to the Grand Finale Galaxy). Green Lumas grow up to become Green Stars, according to Polari.
  • When a Green Star mission is chosen in Super Mario Galaxy 2, the borders of the screen are green instead of black.