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Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions Enemy
Location(s): Oho Ocean Seabed, Gwarhar Lagoon
Level: 23
HP: 58
POW: 85
DEF: 72
Experience: 60
Coins: 15
Item Drop: Super Syrup (18%)
Hand Aura (11%)
Hand Aura (20%)
Fire: Critical
Thunder: Heal
Jump: Normal
Hammer: Weak
Stat Down: 0%
Dizzy: 0%
Burn: 30%
Speed Down: 0%
Superstar Saga Enemy
Location(s) Oho Ocean Seabed, Gwarhar Lagoon
Level 26 (23)
HP 30
POW 76
Defense 70 (50)
Speed 100
Experience 58 (50)
Coins 1 (6)
Item Drop None – 0%
Hand Aura – 25.81% (32.26%)
Fire Normal
Thunder Heal
Jump Normal
Hammer Normal
Hand Normal
Stun? 0%
Burn? 30%
Stat Down? 100%
  • 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.

Starkisses are a type of starfish which are fought during Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. They are orange and are capable of standing upright. Starkisses are found in the Oho Ocean Seabed. They attack by blowing a kiss at Mario and Luigi, which takes the form of a small heart. If a Starkiss folds its arms and head inward before performing this attack, it is targeting Luigi; if not, the victim is Mario. The heart travels slowly toward either brother, its path curving along the way. Mario and Luigi must Jump on it to counter the attack. If hit, the brother takes minimal damage, but there is a small chance the kiss will poison the target or affect his attack power, defense, or speed.

In Gwarhar Lagoon, after Mario and Luigi defeat Hermie III and take the Beanstar, they encounter a friendly purple Starkiss named Spangle. Spangle requests them to find him a stage to perform on. Mario and Luigi gives Spangle to Hermie III in place of the Beanstar they have taken, and Hermie III, grateful, rewards them with a Soulful Bros. Badge.

In Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions, Starkisses appear as enemies in Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser. They are ranged troopers, and they attack by spitting hearts at the minions. Their special skill, Spitfire Fury, allows them to spit multiple hearts at an enemy. They are light enemies, causing them to have high speed. Two Starkisses appear as part of the Star Angels group during Wendy's cutie battle contest, along with Spangle and Starlow.

Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser profile: Love hurts, and so do those hearts they spit out! Their bodies are among the lightest in the kingdom.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スタちゅー
「スター」sutā (star) + 「ちゅう」chū (kiss)
Spanish Estrellita Amor Little Love Star
French Bisestar Portmanteau of bise (kiss) and star.
German Bussi A dialectal word meaning "kiss".
Italian Cuorstella Heartstar
Chinese 星之吻
Xīng zhī Wěn
Star's Kiss