Hungry Luma

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Hungry Luma, Super Mario Galaxy
Hungry Luma
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Latest appearance Mario Sports Superstars (2017)
Parent species Luma

Hungry Lumas are pink, slightly chubby Lumas that have visible mouths (unlike regular Lumas) and appear in both Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2. Similar to Lumalee and Lumacomète, Hungry Lumas are always seen carrying two sticks (one in each hand) which will either have color-changing Star Bits or coins on the end, the latter appearing only in Super Mario Galaxy 2. When Mario finds a Hungry Luma, he must feed it a certain number of Star Bits or coins, making it larger and larger, until it transforms into a new planet or galaxy. Often, the player will be able to travel to the newly-created planet or galaxy via a pink Launch Star right after the Hungry Luma transforms. In Super Mario Galaxy 2, Hungry Lumas appear on the World Map. When called to Starship Mario and fed, it will turn into a new galaxy.

Artwork of a Luma hungry for coins in Super Mario Galaxy 2.

Players can also continue with the level as usual if they prefer to do so (the planet or galaxy will still be there the next time that area is visited). Hungry Lumas found throughout individual galaxies will usually require a smaller amount of Star Bits, as they only transform into planets, while Hungry Lumas that appear on the Comet Observatory or are called to Starship Mario will require larger amounts of Star Bits, as they create entire galaxies when fed. In Super Mario Galaxy, there are a total of seven Hungry Lumas that will appear on the Comet Observatory (one outside each dome and the Gate). In Super Mario Galaxy 2, seven more Hungry Lumas can be called to Starship Mario from each of the seven Worlds.

There are a total of seven planet-forming Hungry Lumas as well as seven galaxy-forming Hungry Lumas in both Super Mario Galaxy and its sequel, resulting in a total of 28 Hungry Lumas altogether in both games.

Two Hungry Lumas, a normal-sized one and one that is about to transform, also appear in Mario Golf: World Tour (as well as Mario Sports Superstars), making a cameo appearance in Rosalina's superb post-hole animations. However, one of the Hungry Lumas holds wands with a Life Mushroom and 1-Up Mushroom on them, like Lumalee does.

Hungry Luma locations[edit]

Super Mario Galaxy[edit]

Location Level Cost Forms
Terrace After Trouble on the Tower 400 Star Bits Sweet Sweet Galaxy
Fountain After Tarantox's Tangled Web 400 Star Bits Sling Pod Galaxy
Kitchen After Sunken Treasure 600 Star Bits Drip Drop Galaxy
Bedroom After Soaring on the Desert Winds 800 Star Bits Bigmouth Galaxy
Engine Room After Luigi and the Haunted Mansion and Faster Than a Speeding Penguin 1000 Star Bits Sand Spiral Galaxy
Gate After Gateway's Purple Coins 1200 Star Bits Boo's Boneyard Galaxy
Garden After The Sinking Lava Spire 1600 Star Bits Snow Cap Galaxy
Good Egg Galaxy A Snack of Cosmic Proportions 100 Star Bits Tower Planet
Space Junk Galaxy Yoshi's Unexpected Appearance 50 Star Bits Yoshi Head Planet
Battlerock Galaxy Battlerock's Garbage Dump 30 Star Bits Ammo Depot
Dusty Dune Galaxy Treasure of the Pyramid 20 Star Bits Pyramid Planet
Sea Slide Galaxy Hurry, He's Hungry 40 Star Bits Van-Van Vanish Lv2 Zone
Toy Time Galaxy The Flipswitch Chain 50 Star Bits Chain Planets
Melty Molten Galaxy Burning Tide 80 Star Bits Lava Tide Planet

Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

Location Level Cost Forms
World 1 After Saddle Up with Yoshi 300 Star Bits Flip-Swap Galaxy
World 2 After Rock and Rollodillo or Hot-Stepping Dash Pepper. 700 Star Bits Honeybloom Galaxy
World 3 After A Glimmer of Bulb Berry 1000 Star Bits Beat Block Galaxy
World 4 After Huge Trouble with Big Wigglers 1200 Star Bits Sweet Mystery Galaxy
World 5 After Follow Me, Bob-omb 1500 Star Bits Fleet Glide Galaxy
World 6 After The Magnificent Magma Sea 1800 Star Bits Flash Black Galaxy and Slimy Spring Galaxy
World S After Throwback Throwdown 2000 Star Bits Flip-Out Galaxy
Fluffy Bluff Galaxy Every Planet Has Its Price 100 Coins Cloud Tower Planet
Puzzle Plank Galaxy Bugaboom's Back 70 Coins Bugaboom's Planet
Hightail Falls Galaxy Silver Stars in Hightail Falls 30 Coins Kleptoad Planet
Cosmic Cove Galaxy Catch that Star Bunny 15 Coins Holey Planet
Cloudy Court Galaxy Silver Stars in the Purple Pond 30 Coins Purple Pond Planet
Clockwork Ruins Galaxy The Ledge Hammer Trap 30 Coins Ledge Hammer Planet
Battle Belt Galaxy Snacktime for Gobblegut 20 Coins Fiery Gobblegut Planet


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ハラペコチコ
Hungry Luma
Spanish Destello Glotón Glutton Luma
French Goinfre Luma Glutton Luma
German Gourmet-Luma Gourmet-Luma
Italian Sfavillotto Ghiotto Greedy Luma
Korean 꼬르륵 치코
Kkoreureuk Chiko
Grumble Chiko
Chinese 貪吃奇可(Traditional)
greedy for food luma


  • The only Hungry Luma that will not leave behind a pink Launch Star after being fed is the one that transforms into the Van-Van Vanish Lv2 Zone in the Sea Slide Galaxy, as the planet is accessible by cannon.
  • The only Hungry Luma that reverts to its Hungry Luma form after transforming is the one that transforms into the Tower Planet in the Good Egg Galaxy. This is because the Hungry Luma's transformation is actually a part of one of the main missions in the Good Egg Galaxy, as opposed to a hidden star mission. Therefore, the Hungry Luma must be fed 100 Star Bits to transform each time the level is replayed, as the planet will not remain after the level has been completed.
  • Hungry Lumas are similar to Scoff from Donkey Kong 64 for both must be fed to progress.