Rainbow Star

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Not to be confused with Super Star.
Rainbow Star
Rainbow Star
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)
Effect Turns Mario/Luigi into Rainbow Mario/Rainbow Luigi.
Mario near a Rainbow Star in the Sky Station Galaxy
Mario near a Rainbow Star in the Sky Station Galaxy
Rainbow Mario from Super Mario Galaxy / Super Mario Galaxy 2
Artwork of Rainbow Mario after collecting the Rainbow Star

The Rainbow Star is an item that appears in Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2; it is the Super Mario Galaxy equivalent of the Super Star, used to prevent confusion between Super Stars and Power Stars. When collected, it transforms Mario into Rainbow Mario (or Luigi into Rainbow Luigi), causing him to become rainbow-colored and leave a trail of light behind him whenever he runs. In this form, he is invincible, releases Star Bits from damaging enemies, can break through certain objects and obstacles (such as Chomps and Boulders), can run faster, and can jump both farther and higher. As the power-up begins to wear off, the music, along with Mario's running speed, will get faster and faster until it wears off completely. The only mission in Super Mario Galaxy where a Rainbow Star is required is The Golden Chomp.


Super Mario Galaxy

Super Mario Galaxy 2


Super Mario 3D All-Stars[edit]

  • North American website bio: "For a short time, Mario pulses with all the colors of the rainbow and runs at superspeed, knocking down any enemies in his path."


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese レインボースター
Reinbō Sutā
Rainbow Star
Chinese 彩虹星
Cǎihóng Xīng
Rainbow Star
Dutch Regenboogster Rainbow Star
French Étoile arc-en-ciel[1] Rainbow Star
German Regenbogen-Stern Rainbow Star
Italian Stella Iride Iris Star
Korean 레인보우스타와
Leinbou Seutawa
Rainbow Star
Portuguese Estrela Arco-Íris Rainbow Star
Russian звезда радуги
Zvezda radugi
Rainbow Star
Spanish Estrella Arco iris Rainbow Star



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