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First appearance Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (2003)
Latest appearance Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions (2017)
Variant of Lakitu

Lakipeas are the Beanbean Kingdom counterparts to Lakitus that appear in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and the Nintendo 3DS remake, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions. Their names are a combination of "Lakitu" and "pea".

They are found in the east side of Beanbean Fields, and can throw up to three Sharpea eggs at Mario and Luigi in the overworld. The eggs will hatch into Sharpeas that act as separate encounters, and both the eggs and Sharpeas can catch the brothers off guard. To engage in combat with the Lakipea itself and not just a Sharpea, the Bros. will have to seek higher ground, and do a high jump from there to hit the bottom of the Lakipea's cloud, starting the battle sequence.

Lakipeas are nearly identical to regular Lakitus, with the only differences being that the Lakipea has a sprout growing on its head and a vine-covered cloud. In Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions they have been redesigned to have more visible bodies, less opaque goggles, and two leaves on their heads instead of one, while their clouds have been given faces, much like regular Lakitus.

They also appear as enemies in the Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser mode. They are flying troopers and attack the same as Lakitus. They are strong against Spinies and weak against Shy Guys.


Lakipeas will only attack by throwing Sharpea eggs at the Mario Bros., who can counter the attack with their hammers. If there are open spaces on the battlefield, the egg will hatch into a Sharpea that tries to ram into the target brother, and countering will damage it. However, if two Sharpeas are already present when the egg attack is used, it will simply bounce towards its target without hatching, and hammering it will knock it off-screen instead. In Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions, the egg will instead fly back towards the Lakipea and damage it.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga / Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Enemy
MLSSLakipea.gif HP 40 (50) POW 64 Defense 60 Speed 35 (100) Experience 20 (10)
Fire Normal Thunder Critical Jump Normal Hammer Normal Coins 12
Stat Down? 100% Stun? 30% Burn? 30% Hand Normal Item Drop Woo Bean – 100%
Woo Bean – 32.26% (Super Mushroom - 100%)
Level           21 Location(s) Beanbean Outskirts Notice
  • Stats in parentheses are from the Japanese version (if they differ from the original American and European stats).
  • Stats in gray are only found in the game's coding and are not available during "normal" gameplay.
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions Enemy
MLSSBMLakipeaIdle.gif HP: 38 POW: 35 DEF: 32 SPEED: 44 Experience: 24
Fire: Normal Thunder: Critical Jump: Critical Hammer: Normal Coins: 15
Stat Down: 60% Dizzy: 30% Burn: 10% Speed down: 30% Item Drop: Woo Bean (18%)
Super Mushroom (14%)
Super Mushroom (60%)
Level:           13 Location(s): Beanbean Fields
  • Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser profile: Though their POW is average, be mindful of their HP! They hate turnips and the Shy Guys who throw them.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マメジュゲム
Mame Jugemu
Bean Lakitu (「豆」 mame means "bean" and Jugemu is the Japanese name for Lakitu)
Spanish Lakijudía "Lakibean"
French GourouPois Pun on "pois" (pea) and "gourou" (guru)
German Piranha-Lakitu
Italian Lakitu Piranha The translators probably believed it had to do with the plant.
Chinese 豆豆朱盖木
Dòudou Zhūgàimù
Beanbean Lakitu