Hungry Luma

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Hungry Luma
Hungry Luma
Artwork from Super Mario Galaxy
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)
Variant of Luma
Notable members
Hungry Luma, Super Mario Galaxy

Hungry Lumas are slightly chubby pink Lumas that have visible mouths (unlike regular Lumas) and appear in Super Mario Galaxy and its sequel, Super Mario Galaxy 2. Similar to a Lumalee and Comet Tico, Hungry Lumas are always seen carrying two sticks (one in each hand) that have either color-changing Star Bits or coins on the end, the latter appearing only in Super Mario Galaxy 2.


Super Mario Galaxy / Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

A screenshot of a Hungry Luma nearly filled with Star Bits
Hungry Lumas become large and swollen when fed the number of requested Star Bits.

Hungry Lumas tend to appear as part of hidden Star missions; in Super Mario Galaxy, they also appear on the Comet Observatory. In Super Mario Galaxy 2, Hungry Lumas appear on the World Map, and they can be called to Starship Mario. 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; the transformation is usually permanent, and the resulting planet or galaxy can be visited at the player's leisure. The only Hungry Luma that reverts to its previous form after is the one that transforms into the Tower Planet in the Good Egg Galaxy; this is done as a part of one of the galaxy's main missions, and thus the Luma must be fed 100 Star Bits to transform each time the level is replayed, since the planet does not remain after the level has been completed. Often, the player is able to travel to the newly created planet or galaxy via a pink Launch Star right after the Hungry Luma transforms; an exception is the one that transforms into the Van-Van Vanish Lv2 Zone in the Sea Slide Galaxy, as the planet is accessible by cannon.

Artwork of a Hungry Coin Luma from Super Mario Galaxy 2
Artwork of a Luma hungry for coins in Super Mario Galaxy 2

Hungry Lumas found throughout individual galaxies usually require a smaller number of Star Bits to transform into planets, while Hungry Lumas that appear on the Comet Observatory or are called to Starship Mario require larger numbers of Star Bits to create entire galaxies. In Super Mario Galaxy, there is a total of seven Hungry Lumas that 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. Both games also feature seven planet-creating Hungry Lumas, for a total of 28 Hungry Lumas.

In Super Mario Galaxy 2, a planet created by a Hungry Luma within a galaxy features a unique background matching the appearance of the Hungry Lumas themselves—a clear pink sky with a hint of a lighter yellow color.

Mario Golf: World Tour / Mario Sports Superstars[edit]

A normal-sized Hungry Luma and a second one that is about to transform appear in Mario Golf: World Tour, making a cameo appearance in Rosalina's eagle, albatross, and hole-in-one animations. However, one of the Hungry Lumas holds wands with a Life Mushroom and 1-Up Mushroom on them, as a Lumalee does. The animation is also used in Mario Sports Superstars.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

The Hungry Luma appears as a support spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, increasing the duration of transformation items when equipped.

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 Hot-Stepping Dash Pepper or Rock and Rollodillo. 700 Star Bits Honeybloom Galaxy
World 3 After A Glimmer of Bulb Berry 1000 Star Bits Beat Block Galaxy
World 4 After Bowser Jr.'s Mighty Megahammer 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
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


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit[edit]

Name Image Game Type Class Effect How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponents Battle conditions Stage Song
Hungry Luma Hungry Luma Super Mario Series Support (1) Novice Transformation Duration ↑ Spirit Board Rosalina & Luma, Kirby Rule: Item: Super Launch Star
  • Take your strongest team into this no-frills battle
Mario Galaxy Egg Planet


Additional names[edit]

Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

Super Mario Galaxy ObjectData/TicoFat.arc TicoFat Fat Luma
Super Mario Galaxy StageData/ObjNameTable.arc/ObjNameTable.tbl デブチコ (Debu Chiko) Fat Luma

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ハラペコチコ
Harapeko Chiko
Hungry Luma

Chinese (simplified) 贪吃琪琪
Tānchī Qíqí
Greedy Luma

Chinese (traditional) 貪吃奇可
Tānchī Qíkě
Greedy Luma

French Goinfre Luma
Goinfre Luma (rose)[1]
Glutton Luma
Glutton Luma (pink)
German Gourmet-Luma
Italian Sfavillotto Ghiotto
Glutton Luma
Korean 꼬르륵 치코
Kkoreureuk Chiko
Grumble Chiko

Russian Голодная люма
Golodnaya lyuma
Hungry luma

Spanish Destello Glotón
Glutton Luma