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Im'a Luigi number one.


— Luigi

Luigi (ルイージ Ruīji?) is the deuteragonist of the Mario series. He is the younger twin brother of Mario and a heroic individual. Throughout his life he has lived in Mario's shadow, developing both cowardly and heroic tendencies. Despite this, Luigi has helped and fought alongside his brother on many occasions.

Luigi has appeared in multiple crossover titles alongside Sonic the Hedgehog and his cast, in particular the Mario & Sonic subseries.

Game appearances

Mario & Sonic series

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games

Luigi is Mario's brother and the family resemblance is obvious. Like Mario, Luigi is an All-Around type of guy, not excelling in any one area but showing solid ability in many events in the Olympic Games.


— Luigi's profile, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games website

In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, Luigi appears as one of the playable characters in both the Wii and Nintendo DS version of the game.

In both versions of the game, Luigi has the following characteristics and icons:

Icon Skill Type Stats Emblem
LuigiOlympicGames icon.png All-Around Luigi-Stats.png MyS emblem Luigi.png

In the Mission Mode in both the Wii and Nintendo DS versions of the game, Luigi has to beat a set of five missions, which will unlock a final mission. Clearing all six missions will award the player with the Luigi Emblem. These missions include:

  • Wii:
    1. Triple Jump: Jump perfectly from the foul line! - Run at maximum speed and perform the best jump right before the foul line 1 time(s)!
    2. 4x100m Freestyle: Aim for the specified time! - FInish with a time between 3 min. 21 sec. and 3 min. 25 min.!
    3. Dream Platform: Destroy the blocks! - Destroy 6 blocks by ramming into them and enter the water first!
    4. 400m: Stagger to the finish line! - Stagger to the finish line with your stamina used up and come in 1st place!
    5. Dream Table Tennis: Win and score ten points in one rally! - Play a 10 shot rally, score 10 points all at once and defeat your opponent!
    6. Dream Fencing: Beat your rival! - Defeat Waluigi!
  • Nintendo DS:
    1. 100m Freestyle- Earn 3rd place!
    2. Triple Jump - Jump between 13m and 15m!
    3. Archery - Hit black, red and blue rings in that specific order!
    4. Table Tennis - Win five points using spin shots.
    5. Dream Basketball - Score at least 15 points in 10 consecutive shots!
    6. Dream Race - Beat Shadow when he's in top condition!

in both the Wii and Nintendo DS versions of the game, the player can also earn the Luigi Crown by getting all gold and 1st medals using Luigi.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games

Luigi is the taller and younger twin brother of Mario. He has been on many adventures with Mario and now comes to Vancouver to compete in the ultimate winter competition. Using the Luigi Rocket technique on the Wii and DS or Green Fire Dash on the DS, he brings a unique advantage that he hopes will propel him to the top.

Luigi's profile, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games website

In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, Luigi is a playable character in both the Wii and Nintendo DS version of the game. In the Wii and Nintendo DS version, Luigi also has the special skill, the Luigi Rocket, which he can use in certain events to gain speed.

In both versions of the game, Luigi has the following characteristics and icons:

Icon Skill Type Stats Special Skill Emblem
Wii DS
Luigiicon.png All-Around Luigi-Wii-Stats.png Luigi-DS-Stats.png
  • Luigi Rocket
  • Green Fire Dash (DS only)
Luigi flag.jpg

In the Wii version of the game, a Mii costume based on Luigi can be unlocked in the game after winning five gold or/and 1st place medals in any Olympic/Dream Events with Luigi and then buying the costume in the boutique.

Lugi in the Nintendo DS version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games.

In Adventure Tours mode in the Nintendo DS version of the game, Luigi appears as one of the unlockable characters who can take part in the mode's sports competitions. He can be found in Frostown, where the player must beat beat him in a Cross-Country event. After that, Luigi will join the player's team. When later arriving in Sparkleton, Luigi helps Sonic and Sonic look for a key. However, a Boo scares Luigi away, causing Luigi to run into a tree. Fortunately, this led to the discovery of the key the heroes were searching for, which falls out of the tree Luigi hit. However, it gets stolen by the Boo. Luigi gives chase to the Boo and initiates the "Get the key!" mini-game. If Luigi gets the key in less than forty seconds, the Boo runs away to report what happened to King Boo. When the player later clears the ice walls at Polastraits, King Boo will appear, angry over that the Boo told him that Luigi upset them in Sparkleton. Luigi subsequently challenges King Boo to an Alpine Skiing GS event, which the former wins, prompting King Boo to run away.

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games

Luigi is Mario's twin brother and the family resemblance is obvious. Like Mario, Luigi is an all-round guy, excelling in any one area but showing solid ability in many events in the London Olympic Games.

Luigi's profile, Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games website

In Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Luigi appears as one of the playable characters in both the Wii and Nintendo 3DS version of the game. In the Wii version, Luigi also has the special skill, the Luigi Rocket, which he can use in certain events to gain speed.

In this game, across both versions, Luigi has the following characteristics and icons:

Icon Skill Type Stats (Wii) Class (3DS) Special Skill Flag
Luigiicon.png All-around Luigi stats.png Heroes Luigi Rocket Luigi flag.jpg

In the Wii version of the game, Luigi also appears as an interactable character in London Party Mode. Here, the player can speak to him on two different occasions in order to play the minigames "Goomba Hunt" or "Go away Boo" and earn stickers. Also, a Mii costume based on Luigi can be unlocked in the game by either winning it through a Scratch Card or paying ten blank cards.

Luigi, Mario, Sonic, and Tails face off against their imposters.

In the Nintendo 3DS version of the game, Luigi belongs to the Heroes class and can only take part in sports events selected for this class. During the events of the mode, Luigi and Mario arrived in London for the Olympic Games, only to find a colored fog enveloping the city. Finding Toad collapsed in the Main Stadium, Luigi and Mario came across Fog Imposers of Sonic and Tails, whom they defeated, which made them disappear. Seeking to lift the fog by defeating more Fog Imposters, Luigi, Mario, and Toad set off with Omochao into the thickest part of the fog. There, they found Dry Bowser and a Dry Bones, whom they defeated in an event. Afterward, Luigi and Mario destroyed the local Fog Machine spreading the fog, thus clearing the area of the fog. Noticing that Hyde Park was still foggy however, Luigi and Mario went there to investigate. Upon their arrival, they found Peach, Daisy, Amy, and Blaze, who had already cleared the area of the fog. Following then a lead from Rouge, Luigi and Mario went to the British Museum to discover the truth behind the mysterious fog. On their way to the museum, they met Sonic and Tails, with whom they joined forces with to destroy the remaining Fog Machines. They soon after managed to clear the grounds of the British Museum by defeating Dr. Eggman Nega and destroying his Fog Machine. In the museum, the heroes discovered that the fog came from an Fog urn in which the Phantasmal Fog was sealed up in. Now, however, it was being used by Dr. Eggman and Bowser. When Charmy Bee then returned from some reconnaissance, Luigi and his friends decided to split up and find the bad guys and their Fog Machines in different parts of the city. At the London Tennis Club, Luigi and Charmy found Waluigi challenging Metal Sonic. After Waluigi beat Metal Sonic, Luigi and Charmy followed them to Eton Dorney. Here, they saw Waluigi and Wario defeat Eggman and Metal Sonic, before destroying their Fog Machine. Leaving Eggman in Wario and Waluigi's hands, Luigi returned to the stadium, with the fog having been removed from everywhere around London, where he told his friends about everything.

Lugi noticing the Phantasmal Fog returning to London.

Sometime later, the fog returned, this time spreading over all of London with increased intensity. Luigi, Mario, Sonic, and Tails later rescued Cream and Cheese from their fog imposters at the stadium. Afterward, the group and Omega traveled to Stonehenge to follow a clue from an amnesiac Omega. There, the heroes found the lid for the Fog urn, which they took with them. Omega, who had regained his memory files, also informed them that Eggman and Bowser had set up their base inside Big Ben. The heroes subsequently went there while defeating more Fog Imposters, but Toad could not go any further, so he was taken away by Omega. Luigi, Mario, Sonic, and Tails then traveled to Big Ben, where they faced Eggman and Bowser, who were empowered by the Phantasmal Fog. However, Sonic and Mario managed to win the clash. Mario and Sonic then destroyed the Master Fog Machine, returned the Phantasmal Fog to its urn and sealed it. After the fog was gone, Eggman and Bowser explained that they wanted revenge for not being invited to the Olympic Games. It turned out, however, that their invitations had been lost, but they could still take part in the competition if they signed up in time. Later, Luigi attended the opening ceremony for the Olympic Games.

In the Nintendo 3DS version of the game, a badge of Luigi can also be obtained from the badge machine.

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games

In Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, Luigi appears as one of the playable characters. In this game, Luigi has the special skill, the Luigi Rocket, which he can use in certain events to gain speed.

In this game, Luigi has the following characteristics and icons:

Icon Skill Type Special Skill Biography Flag
Luigiicon.png All-Around Luigi Rocket Taller and slimmer than his older brother Mario, the multi-talented Luigi is ready to show the world what he can do. Luigi flag.jpg

In Legends Showdown, Luigi is on the third team, along with Daisy, Shadow and Vector. Also, a Mii costume based on Luigi can be unlocked in the game by riding the ice ball for 65% of a Snowball Scrimmage match.

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

In Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Luigi appears as a playable character in the Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, and arcade version of the game.

In the Wii U version of the game, Luigi is available from the beginning and playable in all events. Also, a Mii costume set based on Luigi can be unlocked in the game by completing Luigi's Carnival Challenge. However, it must be collected in two separate parts, each with their own stat changes.

In the Wii U version of the game, Luigi has the following characteristics, description and icons:

Icon Skill Type Stats Playable Event(s) Biography Flag
Power Speed Technique
Mario Sonic Rio Luigi Icon.png All-Around 5 6 7 All events This green-capped Mario brother is easily scared, but a kind person at heart. Although he often finds himself overshadowed by his older brother, he's actually quite skillful himself. He's come to Rio with the goal of winning more Olympic medals than Mario, who always seems to hog all the attention. Mario Sonic Rio Luigi Flag.png

In Road to Rio in the Nintendo 3DS version of the game, Luigi appears as a supporting character where he supports the Mii and helps Toad investigate Mario's disappearance.

In the Nintendo 3DS version of the game, Luigi is available from the beginning and has the following characteristics:

Artwork Stats Playable Event(s) Challenged in Road to Rio?
Luigi Rio.png Rio2016Stats3DSLuigi.png
  • Table Tennis
  • 110m Hurdles
Sonic's Story Day 2

In the arcade edition of the game, Luigi is available from the beginning and has the following characteristics:

Icon Skill Type Stats Recommended Event(s)
Power Speed Technique
Luigiicon.png Balance 5 6 7
  • Trampoline
  • 110m Hurdles

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, Luigi is a playable character in both the Nintendo Switch and arcade version of the game.

Luigi with Tails and the gang, from Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

In the Nintendo Switch version of the game, Luigi plays a role in the story mode. In this mode, Luigi met with Sonic, Mario, and Toad when Toad brought Sonic and Mario a gaming system called the Tokyo '64 sent to them from an anonymous sender. While Luigi was holding the Tokyo '64 however, Dr. Eggman and Bowser barged in on the scene. Frighten by the villains' arrival, Luigi accidently activated the Tokyo '64, causing Sonic, Mario, Eggman, Bowser, and Toad to get sucked into the device. Unsure of what to do, Luigi consulted an Omochao, who suggested he sought out Tails. During his search, he met Amy, who convinced Luigi to compete against her for an event. Afterward, she told Luigi that Tails went to Nippon Budokan and joined his search. At Nippon Budokan, Luigi learned Tails had left for the Ariake Gymnastics Centre with Daisy. There, after Amy had a round with Daisy in an event, Luigi told them of why he sought Tails, prompting Daisy to join his search. With Tails having parted ways from Daisy earlier, Luigi and co. tracked him to the Ariake Urban Sports Park. There, Luigi was convinced by Tails to compete against him in an event. Afterward, Tails learned of Sonic, Mario, and Toad's situation.

After Tails discovered their friends were competing against Eggman and Bowser inside the Toyko '64, Bowser Jr. came and took the device from Luigi. Forced to searhc the other venues for Bowser Jr., Luigi and Tails went in search of passes to the venues. They soon found Silver, whom had passes, but had dropped them elsewhere. After Tails retrieved them, Silver let them keep them, and joined Tails and Luigi on their mission. Traveling to the Aomi Urban Sports Park, they faced Bowser Jr. (who had found a temporary ally in Rouge). While Bowser Jr. refused to hand the Tokyo '64 over, Rouge challenged Daisy to decide who got the Toyko '64. Though Luigi's ally won, Bowser Jr. ran away again. Luigi and his crew later found Bower Jr. in the Tokyo Aquatics Centre, now being guarded by Wendy. After Wendy was beaten by Silver though, Bowser Jr. ran off to find Eggman Nega. Afterward, Luigi and Tails found Bowser Jr. and Eggman Nega in Nippon Budoka with the Tokyo '64, In an attempt to get the device back, Luigi challenged Eggman Nega to an event. Though Luigi won and nearly got the Toyko '64 back, Bowser Jr. intervened and told Eggman Nega to investigate it. After Eggman Nega realized it was made by Eggman and that there were people inside it, he ran off with the Tokyo '64 and Bowser Jr. to analyze it further in order to get the villains out and trap the heroes in it forever. After the pair had left, Luigi and Tails met an Omochao who suggested they asked Vector for help.

Finding Vector in the Olympic Stadium, Luigi and Tails told him the situation. However, Vector would not fulfill Luigi's request unless he got a fee or one of them would compete against him in an event. After Vector had a match with Tails, he agreed to help and began rounding up people to help them before splitting them up to search for Eggman Nega and Bowser Jr.. While Luigi and Tails asked a purple Toad at Tokyo Tower and an Omochao at Tokyo Station, the latter suggested finding Eggman Nega in the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium. There, they saw that Vector already found them, but all three of them were too late, seeing that Eggman Nega had already begun his analysis on the Tokyo '64. After the heroes were forced to wait and compete with Zazz, Eggman Nega declared that there was no way to free the people inside the Toyko '64. Upon Vector's insistence though, Eggman Nega remembered that gold medals might have an effect inside the game. Believing gold medals could free their friends, Luigi and Tails left to get medals while Eggman Nega analyzed the Tokyo '64 further. They first found Espio, whom they convince to help them. After he was beaten by Amy, they got his medal. Afterward, Luigi and Tails found Yoshi at the Shibuya Scramble Crossing and helped him find his friends. In return, Yoshi gave them passes to compete in more events with. In addition, Yoshi joined them after hearing of their mission. At the Sea Forest Waterway, Luigi and Tails found Wario and Waluigi, whom they competed against. After the heroes won, Wario and Waluigi joined their crew. While glad to have more people on their side, Luigi and Tails were suspicious of the duo's motives. Afterward, they met Bowser Jr. in Yumenoshima Park Archery Field. There, Bowser Jr. tried to steal Tails and Luigi's medals, but Vector stepped in to stop him. As they argued however, Peach arrived to belittler Bowser Jr.'s behavior. After Luigi told Peach their story, Peach agreed to help Luigi and Tails by earning medals for them. Eventually, Peach got more medals and convinced Bowser Jr. to hand the medals he had stolen over to Luigi. Afterward, the heroes received a pass to the Olympic Boxing Centre from Peach, who joined Luigi and Tails's crew. There, they found Bowser Jr. negotiating with Zavok to win the Boxing match for him. After Zavok agreed to Bowser Jr.'s deal, Luigi stepped in to face Zavok despite Tails' warnings. After Luigi beat Zavok, Luigi and his crew return to Eggman Nega with their medals to see if Eggman Nega had found anything new.

Upon their arrival, Luigi and Tails learned that it was the gold medals in the game that were needed to escape the Tokyo '64, not the real ones. After Eggman Nega and Bowser Jr. then messed with the Tokyo '64, Bowser Jr. ran off with the device. After Luigi and Tails got it back from Bowser Jr. though, they noticed that the Toyko '64 was running out of battery. Tails and Vector then deducted that this meant that those inside the system would disappear once the battery ran out. Having figured this out long ago, Eggman Nega made the Excitement Battery, a battery where Magikoopa's magic would allow it to never lose charge once it was filled up. Thinking that the Magikoopa should be done applying magic to it, Luigi and Tails left to retrieve it while leaving Eggman Nega and Vector to watch the Toyko '64. At the TOKYO SKYTREE, the duo found the Excitement Battery in Larry's possession. Disregarding the duo's explanations, Larry distracted them with an army of Shy Guys before running off with the Excitement Battery. However, he also dropped passes to new venues for Luigi and Tails to use. At the Equestrian Park, the heroes convinced Larry to hand the battery over after they beat him. Upon receiving the battery, they noticed that it charged up from the cheer and excitement of the audience. Luigi and Tails thus decided to compete in more events across other venues to fully charge the Excitement Battery.

In the Tokyo Stadium, Luigi and his crew found Diddy Kong, whom they got to play in a match against Wario, thus charging up the Excitement Battery a little more. Following Diddy Kong's advice, the crew then headed to Musashino Forest Sport Plaza. There, they met Knuckles and Shadow, who helped with their mission by competing against Peach and Yoshi. This provided more charge for the Excitement Battery. In addition, Knuckles and Shadow joined Luigi and Tails's team. Taking Knuckles' advice, the team then headed to the Olympic Stadium where they got Jet and Knuckles to compete and create more charge for the Excitement Battery. Having run out of passes though, Luigi and Tails went in search of more. Finding Donkey Kong at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building being harassed by Metal Sonic and Egg Pawns, they made a deal with him: they dealt with the robots, and Donkey Kong would give them his pass. After fulfilling their part of the agreement, the duo got Donkey Kong's pass for Makuhari Messe Hall B. There, Ludwig took the Excitement Battery from them and gave it to Wendy. However, the crew got the battery back after Waluigi beat Ludwig and the siblings decided not to get involved with it. Later, while looking for more passes, Luigi and Tails came across Blaze at the Kabukiza Theatre, with Egg Pawns blocking her way into the theater. Convincing her to let them have her pass if they got rid of the Egg Pawns, Tails took care of the Badniks. Blaze thus gave them her pass and joined them on their mission. Arriving at Tsurigasaki Surfing Beach, they found Rosalina holding a surfing competition to get the crowd cheering. There, the heroes finally got the Excitement Battery fully charged after Rosalina and Donkey Kong had a match.

Returning to the Olympic Stadium, Eggman Nega and Bowser Jr. were waiting with the Tokyo '64, its battery almost dead. Acting quickly, Luigi and Tails switched the batteries, thus saving Sonic, Mario, Eggman, Bowser and Toad, who soon after emerged from the Tokyo '64. Luigi then welcomed back his friends, but Eggman and Bowser wanted to settle the score with Sonic and Mario through a 100m event. With people joining on this event, Luigi decided to join it too since they have worked so hard on this mission from the start. After the event was over and the scores were settled, the Olympics could begin.

In the Nintendo Switch version of the game, Luigi is playable in both the 2020 and the 1964 events, the latter in which Luigi possesses his sprite-based appearance from the original Super Mario Bros., and has the following characteristics:

Artwork Skill Type Biography Wears unique clothing
between events
Luigi Tokyo.png All-Around Mario's younger twin brother. He's a little timid (especially around ghosts), but is kind and just as capable as his brother.

In the arcade version of the game, Luigi is playable in both the 2020 and the 1964 events, the latter in which Luigi also possesses his sprite-based appearance from the original Super Mario Bros., and has the following characteristics and icons:

Icon Skill Type Stats Wears unique clothing
between events
Power Speed Technique
Mario Sonic Rio Luigi Icon.png All-Around 5 6 7

Super Smash Bros. series

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

See also: Luigi (SSBB)

Luigi in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Luigi makes his third appearance in the Super Smash Bros. series as a playable fighter. In this game, Luigi must be unlocked by completing any one of following objectives:

  • Play 22 VS. matches. Luigi must then be defeated on Luigi's Mansion.
  • Beat Classic Mode with no continues. Luigi must then be defeated on Luigi's Mansion.
  • Have Luigi join the player's party in the Subspace Emissary (Subspace (Part I)).

In gameplay, Luigi is a strong, middleweight character. He is mostly recognized by his fast, yet powerful attacks that can result in many reliable finishers that can achieve KOs at percentages under 100. Together with his well-chained attacks, these skills give him several efficient set-up moves and combos. He is also one of the few characters that can crawl. However, Luigi's downside is that he has mediocre mobility, floaty movements, slow dashes, and very slow movements in the air that make it difficult to get near opponents. His attacks also have extremely poor reach. He likewise has low traction that causes him to slide considerable distances when he is blocking attacks with his shield, limited shield punishing options, and a less-than-effective projectile attack that is both slow and short-ranged. To make matters worse, all of these drawbacks to Luigi supplement his weakness in the field of mobility and movements. He is also crippled by the game's missing ability to air dodge diagonally into the ground for a short forward slide, as his traction issues greatly exacerbate his approach and make his maneuverability a handful to control, causing him to be at a disadvantage against characters that possess disjoined hitboxes and strong camping abilities.

In the Adventure Mode: The Subspace Emissary, Luigi is one of the many characters from the World of Trophies that got caught up in the schemes of Tabuu and his minions, whom they would work to defeat together.

Luigi also appears in the game as several Trophies and Stickers:

Trophies
ID Name Image Description Acquisition
NA PAL
34 93 Luigi TrLuigi.jpg Mario's younger twin brother. He's shy and quiet and overshadowed by his sibling, but he's actually quite talented. His jumping ability surpasses Mario's, and his all-around skills let him overcome any problem. He's a bit cowardly and really afraid of ghosts. Even so, in Luigi's Mansion, he was charged with cleaning up a whole house full of spirits. Clear Classic Mode with Luigi.
275 94 Negative Zone TrNegative zone.jpg NA: Luigi's Final Smash. As exotic music plays, he performs a dance befitting a sorcerer's incantation. A barrier envelops him, negatively impacting all in his area. Random effects include getting launched, sleeping, moving in slow motion, tripping, fainting, and losing attack power. This technique is a reflection of the dark side he embraced in his brother's shadow.

PAL: Luigi's Final Smash. As exotic music plays, he performs a dance befitting a sorcerer's incantation. A barrier envelops him, negatively impacting all in his area. Random effects include getting launched, sleeping, moving in slow motion, tripping, fainting, and losing attack power. In contrast to the oddness of the dance, this is a terribly powerful Final Smash.

Clear All-Star Mode with Luigi.
49 98 Paper Luigi Paper Luigi - Brawl Trophy.png The legendary hero Mario's younger brother. He's teased by Koopas and Goombas alike and is sometimes called "green mustache guy." He goes missing after Bowser and Peach's wedding. He's known for his jumping prowess—his special move is the High Jump. It's said that he has a close relationship to the masked man brainwashed by Count Bleck and known only as "Mister L." Random
Stickers
Image Name Page ID Area of Effect Effect User
NA PAL
Sticker Luigi LM.png
Luigi (Luigi's Mansion) 32 82 N/A Launch Power +8 Everyone
Sticker Luigi SPM.png
Paper Luigi (Super Paper Mario) 39 98 Electric Attack +20 Everyone
Mario and Luigi 22.png
Mario & Luigi (Mario & Luigi: SS) 41 103 Flame Resistance +19 Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Peach, Bowser
Sticker Luigi MLSS.png
Luigi (Mario & Luigi: SS) 42 104 N/A Launch Power +23 Mario, Yoshi, Luigi, Bowser, Peach
Luigi & Baby Luigi Sticker.png
Luigi & Baby Luigi (Mario & Luigi: PiT) 43 108 N/A Launch Power +8 Mario, Yoshi, Luigi, Bowser, Peach

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

See also: Luigi (SSB4)

Luigi in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, Luigi made his fourth appearance as a playable fighter in the Super Smash Bros. series. In both versions of this game, Luigi is a starter character, making him available from the beginning.

In gameplay, Luigi is a middleweight character. In this game, Luigi's performance has overall improved: while his damage out is lowered, his mobility is now faster and he has received a new Final Smash that involves his Poltergust 5000. His most recognized attribute this time around however, is the utility of his various moves; in addition to retaining his great combo gameplay, his overall fast frame data makes it difficult to find an opening in his attacks to exploit. His excellent airborne attack gameplay is as well complemented by a number of ground attacks that have great chances at knocking an opponent into the air in favorable ways. He also has higher jumps and great utility of his aerial moves, which possess a number of favorable mechanics that support combo attacks, and his back aerial and clean neutral aerial moves are good options for performing KOs. Luigi's Fireball technique is now also fairly quick and possesses a respectable range, and his dashing speed has increased. In addition, Luigi's aerial game, and aerial mobility benefit from his heightened falling speed, higher gravity, lower short hop, and increased jumping height. Luigi's recovery also remains unpredictable, long-distanced and risky to intercept. Despite all these improvements however, Luigi retains his weaknesses from the previous title. His mobility, despite its improvements in this title, is still slow and awkward, his dashing speed is below average in performance, and his low traction and low air speed still hold him back in many regards. Also, excluding the Fireball, the range of Luigi's moveset is still mostly short. Luigi also now also scuttles during his jumping animation, making him more closely resemble his depiction in the main Mario series.

Each version of the game also comes with their own Trophies of Luigi:

Wii U Trophies
Name Picture Category Trophy Box Description Acquisition
NA PAL NA PAL
Luigi SSB4TrophyLuigi.png Fighter 7: Super Mario Bros. Luigi recently celebrated his 30th anniversary with the Year of Luigi, but all that attention just made him even more shy and awkward. In Smash Bros. (as in life), Luigi tends to follow his brother's lead, but he adds his own flair to moves like Super Jump Punch. His taunts, however, are 100% Weegee. With the Year of Luigi long gone now, it's up to you to prove to everyone that Mario's cowardly co-star is still awesome. He may share a lot of moves with his brother, but he still puts his own spin on things. When you Super Jump Punch a foe just right, for example, the noise he makes is epic. His taunts are pretty funny too. Try them! Clear Classic with Luigi.
Luigi (Alt.) SSB4TrophyLuigiAlt.png Fighter N/A Luigi may sulk when his down taunt is used, but his little dejected kick can actually hurt a nearby enemy fighter. It can even trigger a meteor smash! Notice an enemy leisurely hanging from the edge? Run over and pout on the edge—that foe will be the one with something to pout about! Luigi might look a bit sulky when you use his down taunt, but when he does it next to another fighter, it can get in a little hit - well, a "little hit" that can also sometimes be a meteor smash! Say you spot a fighter hanging off the edge of the stage. Just give them a pout and a kick with this taunt, and they'll fall to their doom. Purchase at the Trophy Shop for 1000G, after clearing Classic with Luigi.
Poltergust 5000 SSB4TrophyPolgergust5000.png Final Smash 92: Final Smashes 3 A ghost-sucking vacuum cleaner created by Professor E. Gadd. In Luigi's ghostly adventures, it's the only thing standing between him and complete terror. In this game, it sucks in enemies, damages them, and then fires them diagonally upward. If it's used in an area with no ceilings, you might send them soaring right off the screen! A ghost-sucking vacuum cleaner created by Professor E. Gadd. In Luigi's ghostly adventures, it's the only thing standing between him and abject terror. In this game, it sucks in enemies, damages them, then fires them diagonally upward. Use it in an area with no ceilings, and you might send them soaring right off the screen! Clear All-Star with Luigi.
Nintendo 3DS Trophies
Name Picture Category Description Acquisition
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Luigi LuigiTrophy3DS.png Fighter Luigi recently celebrated his 30th anniversary with the Year of Luigi, but all that attention just made him even more shy and awkward. In Smash Bros., Luigi takes a lot of cues from his brother in fighting style, adding flair to moves like Super Jump Punch. His taunts, however, are truly unique. With the Year of Luigi long gone now, it's up to you to prove to everyone that Mario's cowardly co-star is still awesome. He may share a lot of moves with his brother, but he still puts his own spin on things. When you Super Jump Punch a foe just right, for example, the noise he makes is epic. His taunts are pretty funny too. Try them! Clear Classic with Luigi.
Luigi (Alt.) LuigiAllStarTrophy3DS.png Fighter Luigi may sulk when his down taunt is used, but his little dejected kick can actually hurt a nearby enemy fighter. It can even trigger a meteor smash! Notice an enemy leisurely hanging from the edge? Run over and pout on the edge—that foe will be the one with something to pout about! Luigi might look a bit sulky when you use his down taunt, but when he does it next to another fighter, it can get in a little hit - well, a "little hit" that can also sometimes be a meteor smash! Say you spot a fighter hanging off the edge of the stage. Just give them a pout and a kick with this taunt, and they'll fall to their doom. Clear All-Star with Luigi.
Luigi (With Poltergust 3000) Luigi (With Poltergust 5000) LuigiPoltergustTrophy3DS.png Fighter Related Luigi's trusty tool, the Poltergust 3000. This isn't your neighbor's boring, old vacuum—the Poltergust 3000 sucks up ghosts! It also can find them when they are hiding and can blow them around a room! Why doesn't every family own one of these, I wonder... Unlike your run-of-the-mill vacuum cleaner, this one sucks up...ghosts! And it doesn't just suck them up - it blows them around, draws them to you, and even helps you find them when they're hidden. Talk about convenient! No home should be without one. No Luigi should be without one, either. Collect 500 or more unique Trophies.
Paper Luigi PaperLuigiTrophy3DS.png Series Related Paper Luigi is Paper Mario's younger brother. He shows up from time to time during Paper Mario's quest for the Royal Stickers, but he doesn't stick around for long. Such a modest guy... I wonder what he's getting up to now! Paper Mario's little brother, Paper Luigi. While Mario is searching for the Royal Stickers, you might see Luigi here and there, just lounging around in the background. If you try to peel him away like a sticker, he runs off quick as a flash. What on earth are you playing at, Luigi? Random

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

See also: Luigi (SSBU)

Luigi in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Luigi made his fifth appearance as a playable fighter in the Super Smash Bros. series. In this game, Luigi must be unlocked by completing any one of following objectives:

  • Play VS. matches, with Luigi being the 33rd character to be unlocked. Luigi must then be defeated on Luigi's Mansion.
  • Clear Classic Mode with Mario or any character in his unlock tree, being the 5th character unlocked after Ike. Luigi must then be defeated on Luigi's Mansion.
  • Have Luigi join the player's party in World of Light.

In gameplay, Luigi is a reasonable-sized, middleweight character. This time around, Luigi has a new Final Smash again that incorporates the Poltergust G-00. He has also received a new up tilt that is similar to Mario's and a new dashing, walking and running animation. He is also able to perform grab and throws on both the ground and in midair using his Poltergust G-00 as a tether grab. In addition, Luigi's up throw involves him ejecting his foes directly from his Poltergust G-00. His traction issues from previous games have also been improved, and many of his other attacks have been modified. Outside of changes to Luigi's attributes, Luigi has received an improvement in gameplay thanks to changes in the game's mechanics: his mobility has been increased in speed, the timing and landing lag for his short hop are faster, he can once again perform diagonal air dodges, his recovery has undergone an improvement, and he now has more attack options in different situations.

In the Adventure Mode of the game, "World of Light", Luigi was one of the many fighters (aside from Kirby, who had managed to escape) who got captured by Galeem so that he could clone them and create puppet fighters for evil spirits to control. Luigi was later one of the many fighters that fell under Dharkon's control upon Galeem's first defeat. During the Adventure Mode, several puppet fighters of Luigi are used for spirit battles. An evil version of Luigi can be fought and defeated so that the true Luigi can be awoken and join the fight to defeat Galeem and Dharkon.

In this game, Luigi also appears as a Fighter Spirit and a Support Spirit with the following characteristics:

Fighter Spirit
No. Name Image Series Acquisition
Spirit Alternate
artwork
4 Luigi
SSBU spirit Luigi.png
SSBULuigi.png
Super Mario Series
  • Complete Classic Mode with Luigi
  • Purchase from the Vault Shop for 300G (after unlocking Luigi)
Support Spirit
Image Spirit Battle
Enemy Fighter(s) Enemy Power Stage Battle conditions
SSBU spirit Luigi (Mario Tennis Aces).png Luigi
Daisy
3,400 Pokémon Stadium 2 (hazards off) Rule(s): N/A
  • The enemy favors smash attacks
Name Type Class Music Acquisition
Luigi (Mario Tennis Aces) Neutral ★★ (Advanced) "Stadium Theme - Mario Tennis Aces"
  • Battle via Spirit Board
  • Purchase from the Vault Shop for 1000G
No. Slot Cost Ability
133 1 Weapon Attack ↑

Trivia

  • In 2013, Satoru Iwata appeared in a Nintendo Direct Presentation wearing a hat similar to one Luigi would wear. Mr. Iwata explained that Luigi appeared in Mario Bros. when it was first released on 14 July 1983. Since it had been 30 years since Luigi's first appearance, it was decided that 2013 would be the "Year of Luigi". Therefore, released during the event were several games, collectibles, and downloadable content with Luigi as the main focus. The Year of Luigi was originally announced during the February 2013 Nintendo Direct, and in early December, Reggie Fils-Aime stated that it would continue into 2014, which was confirmed by Satoru Iwata in the Nintendo Direct on 18 December 2013. As announced by Shigeru Miyamoto on 18 February 2014, the Year of Luigi officially ended on 18 March 2014.

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