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Hungry Lumas are pink, slightly chubby Lumas that have visible mouths (unlike regular Lumas) and appear in both Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2. Similar to Lumalee and Comet Tico, Hungry Lumas are always seen carrying two sticks (one in each hand) which will either have color-changing Star Bits or Coins on the end, the latter appearing only in Super Mario Galaxy 2.

Appearances

Super Mario Galaxy/Super Mario Galaxy 2

Hungry Lumas tend to appear as part of hidden star missions; in Super Mario Galaxy, they will also appear on the Comet Observatory. In Super Mario Galaxy 2, Hungry Lumas appear on the World Map, and can be called to Starship Mario. When Mario finds a Hungry Luma, he must feed it a certain number of Star Bits or Coins, making it larger and larger, until it transforms into a new planet or galaxy; the transformation is usually permanent, and the resulting planet or galaxy can be visited at the player's leisure. The only Hungry Luma that reverts to its previous form after is the one that transforms into the Tower Planet in the Good Egg Galaxy; this is done as a part of one of the galaxy's main missions, and thus the Luma must be fed 100 Star Bits to transform each time the level is replayed, since the planet will not remain after the level has been completed. Often, the player will be able to travel to the newly-created planet or galaxy via a pink Launch Star right after the Hungry Luma transforms; an exception is the one that transforms into the Van-Van Vanish Lv2 Zone in the Sea Slide Galaxy, as the planet is accessible by cannon.

Hungry Lumas found throughout individual galaxies will usually require a smaller amount of Star Bits to transform into planets, while Hungry Lumas that appear on the Comet Observatory or are called to Starship Mario will require larger amounts of Star Bits to create entire galaxies. In Super Mario Galaxy, there are a total of seven Hungry Lumas that will appear on the Comet Observatory (one outside each dome and the Gate. In Super Mario Galaxy 2, seven more Hungry Lumas can be called to Starship Mario from each of the seven worlds. Both games also feature seven planet-creating Hungry Lumas, for a total of 28 Hungry Lumas.

Mario Golf series

A normal-sized Hungry Luma and a second one that is about to transform appear in Mario Golf: World Tour, making a cameo appearance in Rosalina's superb post-hole animations. However, one of the Hungry Lumas holds wands with a Life Mushroom and 1-Up Mushroom on them, like Lumalee does. The animation is also used in Mario Sports Superstars.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

The Hungry Luma appears as a support spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, increasing the duration of transformation items when equipped.

Hungry Luma locations

Super Mario Galaxy

Location Level Cost Forms
Terrace After Trouble on the Tower 400 Star Bits Sweet Sweet Galaxy
Fountain After Tarantox's Tangled Web 400 Star Bits Sling Pod Galaxy
Kitchen After Sunken Treasure 600 Star Bits Drip Drop Galaxy
Bedroom After Soaring on the Desert Winds 800 Star Bits Bigmouth Galaxy
Engine Room After Luigi and the Haunted Mansion and Faster Than a Speeding Penguin 1000 Star Bits Sand Spiral Galaxy
Gate After Gateway's Purple Coins 1200 Star Bits Boo's Boneyard Galaxy
Garden After The Sinking Lava Spire 1600 Star Bits Snow Cap Galaxy
Good Egg Galaxy A Snack of Cosmic Proportions 100 Star Bits Tower Planet
Space Junk Galaxy Yoshi's Unexpected Appearance 50 Star Bits Yoshi Head Planet
Battlerock Galaxy Battlerock's Garbage Dump 30 Star Bits Ammo Depot
Dusty Dune Galaxy Treasure of the Pyramid 20 Star Bits Pyramid Planet
Sea Slide Galaxy Hurry, He's Hungry 40 Star Bits Van-Van Vanish Lv2 Zone
Toy Time Galaxy The Flipswitch Chain 50 Star Bits Chain Planets
Melty Molten Galaxy Burning Tide 80 Star Bits Lava Tide Planet

Super Mario Galaxy 2

Location Level Cost Forms
World 1 After Saddle Up with Yoshi 300 Star Bits Flip-Swap Galaxy
World 2 After Rock and Rollodillo or Hot-Stepping Dash Pepper. 700 Star Bits Honeybloom Galaxy
World 3 After A Glimmer of Bulb Berry 1000 Star Bits Beat Block Galaxy
World 4 After Huge Trouble with Big Wigglers 1200 Star Bits Sweet Mystery Galaxy
World 5 After Follow Me, Bob-omb 1500 Star Bits Fleet Glide Galaxy
World 6 After The Magnificent Magma Sea 1800 Star Bits Flash Black Galaxy and Slimy Spring Galaxy
World S After Throwback Throwdown 2000 Star Bits Flip-Out Galaxy
Fluffy Bluff Galaxy Every Planet Has Its Price 100 Coins Cloud Tower Planet
Puzzle Plank Galaxy Bugaboom's Back 70 Coins Bugaboom's Planet
Hightail Falls Galaxy Silver Stars in Hightail Falls 30 Coins Kleptoad Planet
Cosmic Cove Galaxy Catch That Star Bunny 15 Coins Holey Planet
Cloudy Court Galaxy Silver Stars in the Purple Pond 30 Coins Purple Pond Planet
Clockwork Ruins Galaxy The Ledge Hammer Trap 30 Coins Ledge Hammer Planet
Battle Belt Galaxy Snacktime for Gobblegut 20 Coins Fiery Gobblegut Planet

Profiles and statistics

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Spirit

Names Games Types Classes Effects How To Obtain Spirit Battles
Opponents Battle Conditions Stages Songs
Hungry Luma Super Mario Series Support (1) Novice Transformation Duration ↑ Spirit Board Rosalina & Luma, Kirby Rule: Item: Super Launch Star
  • Take your strongest team into this no-frills battle
Mario Galaxy Egg Planet

Trivia

  • Hungry Lumas are similar to Scoff from Donkey Kong 64, as both must be fed to progress.
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