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Lumalee's artwork for Super Mario Galaxy
Species Hungry Luma
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Latest appearance The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023)
Latest portrayal Yuya Takezawa (2007–present)
Juliet Jelenic (English, 2023)
“♪ Lumalee! Lumabop! Welcome to the Luma Shop! ♪”
Lumalee, Super Mario Galaxy

A Lumalee, also named a Salesman Luma,[1] is a cyan Luma who appears in Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2. A Lumalee's appearance is very similar to that of a Hungry Luma and Comet Tico, holding up signs depicting a Life Mushroom and a 1-Up Mushroom.


Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario Galaxy[edit]

A Lumalee serves as a "shop," where Mario (or Luigi) can purchase either a Life Mushroom or a 1-Up Mushroom for 30 Star Bits. Lumalees can be found in several galaxies and tend to appear before boss battles. Once Mario has made his choice of purchase, a Lumalee is fed the right number of Star Bits automatically and proceeds to transform into the mushroom of his choosing for him to collect. Because of this transformation, Mario can buy only one item from a Lumalee per appearance in that playthrough of the stage.

Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

In Super Mario Galaxy 2, Lumalees serve the same purpose as in the first game. In addition, by doing certain missions, two Lumalees holding sticks with Chance Cubes on the end appear in a pipe that is on the left ear of Starship Mario. The first Lumalee turns into a Chance Cube for 30 Star Bits. The second Lumalee turns into five Chance Cubes for 100 coins. The possible outcomes from both Luma Shops' Chance Cubes are a single Star Bit, a 1-Up Mushroom, three 1-Up Mushrooms, and five 1-Up Mushrooms.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie[edit]

“There's no escape. The only hope is the sweet relief of death.”
Lumalee, The Super Mario Bros. Movie

Lumalee appears in The Super Mario Bros. Movie and is the only Luma that appears in the film. In the English release of the movie, Lumalee is voiced by Juliet Jelenic, the daughter of the movie's co-director Michael Jelenic.[2] Some of his sound effects, however, are reused voice clips of Lumas provided by Yuya Takezawa. Jelenic explained in an interview that her voice was recorded as a placeholder, but it was ultimately used in the final release as they were unable to find actors with a voice that provided the desired dissonance.[3]

Lumalee is one of Bowser's captives, alongside Luigi, the Penguin King, some penguins, and some Goombas, as well as the Kongs later on in the film. He has a child's voice and a somewhat twisted and nihilistic personality. The Penguin King tells Luigi to ignore him and that he is "cute but [cuckoo]." He is shown annoying the other prisoners, especially the Penguin King, with his cheerfully suicidal demeanor. He exclaims that time, like hope, is an illusion and that death is the only escape from their imprisonment. Lumalee is later excited to die in the lava at Bowser's royal wedding along with the other prisoners, but he is freed from his imprisonment by Mario and Donkey Kong, which visibly dismays him. After the end of the film, Lumalee appears and tells the audience that since the film is over, all that is left is them and the "infinite void." He then plays the Ground Theme from Super Mario Bros. on a saxophone to start off the end credits music.

A figure of a Lumalee appeared in a line of The Super Mario Bros. Movie toys released by McDonald's as part of a Happy Meal promotion outside Europe and Oceania. The release of this toy predated any official, explicit announcement of a Lumalee character appearing in the movie. The character was later revealed officially in the movie's third and final trailer.[4]

On the official website for Super Mario Bros. Plumbing, inspecting the website's console output after visiting its faux 404 error page shows an ASCII version of a Lumalee.

Level appearances[edit]

Super Mario Galaxy[edit]

Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]


Names in other languages[edit]

Lumalee / Salesman Luma[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese よろずやチコ
Yorozuya Chiko
Merchant Luma
Chinese (Simplified) 露马利[5]
Chinese (Traditional) 奇可交換員[6]
Qíkě Jiāohuànyuán (Super Mario Galaxy 2)
Lùmǎlì (The Super Mario Bros. Movie)
Trader Luma

French Goinfre Luma (bleu)[8] Glutton Luma (blue)
German Lumalee -
Italian Lumalee (The Super Mario Bros. Movie credits)
Sfavillotto Bazar (The Super Mario Bros. Movie DVD's special content)
Sfavillotto Lumalee (The Super Mario Bros. Movie DVD's special content "Juliet Jelenic as Lumalee")
Bazaar Luma
Luma Lumalee
Spanish Destello Mercader Merchant Luma

Luma Shop[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese チコショップ
Chiko Shoppu
Luma Shop
Chinese (Simplified) 琪琪商店
Qíqí Shāngdiàn
Luma Shop
Chinese (Traditional) 奇可小店
Qíkě Xiǎo Diàn
Luma Shop
Italian Bazar Sfavillotto Luma Bazaar
Korean 치코 상점
Chiko Sangjeom
Luma Shop
Spanish Destellomercado Luma Market


  • In the Japanese versions of Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2, Lumalee's dialogue does not make reference to the Luma species or its own name, instead singing,「ピカリン」(pikarin), an expression that suggests something flashy.


  1. ^ Browne, Catherine. Super Mario Galaxy 2 PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 10.
  2. ^ "Lumaleee (Juliet Jelenic) in Nintendo and Illumination’s The Super Mario Bros. Movie, directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic." – Caption for the screenshot of Lumalee on Getty Images
  3. ^ ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ Directors Aaron Horvath & Michael Jelenic Talk the Immense Pressure from Fans – Exclusive Interview (April 20, 2023). Wade, A. Felicia. Discussing Film. Retrieved April 26, 2023
  4. ^ Illumination (March 9, 2023). The Super Mario Bros. Movie | Final Trailer. YouTube. Retrieved March 10, 2023.
  5. ^ Universal Pictures (April 11, 2023). Universal Pictures's official Weibo. Weibo. Retrieved April 11, 2023.
  6. ^ Official Chinese manual for Super Mario Galaxy 2, page 30.
  7. ^ koopa630kit (December 24, 2022). McDonald's Happy Meal display for The Super Mario Bros. Movie in Macao. Twitter. Retrieved December 24, 2022. (Archived December 24, 2022, 13:43:21 UTC via Wayback Machine.)
  8. ^ Super Mario Encyclopedia; pag. 126