Lucky Cat Mario
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Lucky Cat Mario, also known as Maneki-Neko Mario or Golden Statue Mario, is a derivative form of Cat Mario in Super Mario 3D World. The user transforms into this when a Ground Pound is performed after grabbing a Lucky Bell.
In this form, he is a golden Maneki-neko statue holding a coin. Luigi's Lucky Cat form is slightly different; he is raising his left paw instead of his right, unlike everyone else. While similar to Tanooki Mario's Statue form, Mario is invincible, rather than merely invulnerable and ignored by enemies; he also earns Coins while falling in this form. Mario cannot remain in this form indefinitely; he reverts to Cat Mario either if the player stops the ground pound, or its 12-second time limit expires. Lucky Cat Mario can defeat almost all normally invincible enemies, such as Spike Bars, Fuzzies, Fuzzlers, and Rammerheads, and instantly defeat enemies that usually take multiple hits. However, it cannot defeat Ka-thunks, Big Ant Troopers, or Charvaarghs, and it does not protect against lava or being crushed. In Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, this form prevents Mario from rolling in midair, since he cannot stop his Ground Pound.
In the Super Mario Mash-up pack of Minecraft, Lucky Cat Mario is one of the many replacement skins for cats.
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