Species Koopa
Ally Koopa Troop, Spinies, Clouds, Giga Lakitu
Debut Appearance Super Mario Bros.
Latest Appearance Paper Mario: Sticker Star

Lakitu is a type of koopa who appears in many 2D Mario game titles, where he takes on the role of floating over head on a small cloud, and drops Spinies on top of Mario. He also made appearances in some 3D titles, where his role is the same. Mario can defeat Lakitu by jumping on his head, and knocking him off his cloud, and in some games Mario can then ride on the cloud for a short time to reach secrets. He can really become tough to get by, because he always comes back after a short time, and there is often more than one.


[edit] Game Appearances

[edit] Super Mario Series

[edit] New Super Mario Bros. 2

Lakitu will be appearing in the upcoming Nintendo 3DS game, New Super Mario Bros. 2. When Mario goes through a Gold Ring, Lakitu will turn Gold. While in this state, Lakitu will thrown coins out instead of Spiny Eggs.

[edit] Mario Kart Series

Lakitu would take on the role as the race referee in the Mario Kart Series. Lakitu can be seen holding the traffic lights at the start of a race or battle. He will tell the players what lap they are on after they pass the checkered line and tell them when they are going the wrong way. In Super Mario Kart, he will wave a yellow flag with a cross on it, in Mario Kart 64 it's a sign with "REVERSE" on it, or there is a sign with a U-Turn in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!.

Lakitu would also help the racers when they are in a bad spot like falling into a void, a body of water, or lava. He will use a fishing pole to bring the racer back onto the track. In Super Mario Kart, Mario Kart: Super Circuit, and Mario Kart 7, it will cost the racer two coins. At the end of a race, he will wave a checkered flag.

He would become a playable character in Mario Kart 7. This Lakitu would have a red shell while the green-shelled Lakitu would take on the role as the race referee still. He can be unlocked by winning the 150cc Lightning Cup.

The red shell Lakitu is set to make his return in Mario Kart 8. This would mark the second appearance of Lakitu as a playable character in the Mario Kart series.

[edit] Mario Party Series

[edit] Mario Party 9

Lakitu would be one of the bosses in Mario Party 9. He is the mini-boss for Toad Road found at the mini-boss fortress. He would be fought in Sock it to Lakitu where the player will have to hit the blocks to send Bullet Bills at the Lakitu. He will attack by throwing Spinies at them.

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