Lakitu King

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Not to be confused with King Lakitu.
Lakitu King
First appearance Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (2009)
Latest appearance Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey (2018)
Variant of Lakitu
Glam Lakitu

Lakitu Kings are enemies that appear in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story and its remake, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey. They appear as Lakitus with a gold crown, a gold shell and gold stars on their cloud. The Lakitu King only appears in battle on the top screen when Bowser encounters a Flifit. It has a stronger variant known as the Glam Lakitu.


Bowser must inhale the Lakitu King using the Vacuum Block, allowing Mario and Luigi to battle it. The Lakitu King will attack by throwing golden Spiny Eggs at the Mario Bros., along with some coins. If the Lakitu King throws the item overhand, it will be bounce off the ground and above them. If the Mario Bros. do not defeat the Lakitu King within a few turns, it will escape, causing Bowser to cough it up before it flies away.

In Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey, Lakitu Kings are found as enemies in the Bowser Jr.'s Journey mode. Lakitu Kings are flying troopers, and they are strong against Spinies and weak against Captain Shy Guy.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story Enemy
Lakitu King
Lakitu King.gif HP 90 (135) POW 45 (113) DEF 23 (35) SPEED 33 (50) Coins 20 (30)
Level 7 Fire Normal Burn? Normal Battled by Mario and Luigi Location(s) Bumpsy Plains
Dizzy? Normal Stat Down? Normal KO? Normal Experience 50 Item Drop Gold Ring - 50%
Coin Boots - 20%
Notice: The second set of numbers next to the enemy's HP, POW, DEF, SPEED and Coins are stat increases from the Challenge Medal accessory; a 50% increase for HP, DEF, SPEED and Coins earned, and a 150% increase for POW.

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey Enemy
Lakitu King
MLBISBJJLakituKing.png HP: 72 POW: 45 DEF: 23 SPEED: 33 Experience: 35
Fire: Normal Jump: Critical Hammer: Normal Battled by: Mario & Luigi Coins: 30
Burn: 1x Dizzy: 1x Stat Down: 1x Speed down: 1x Item Drop: Super Mushroom - 10%
Gold Crown - 10%
Level:           8 Location(s): Bumpsy Plains
  • Bowser Jr.'s Journey profile: A rare Lakitu that wears a crown. Rumored to act especially self-important against Spinies.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese キングジュゲム
Kingu Jugemu
King Lakitu
Spanish Rey Lakitu Lakitu King
French Roi Lakitu Lakitu King
German Lakitu-König Lakitu King
Italian Lakitu Re Lakitu King