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Rosalina (ロゼッタ Rosetta?) is a supporting character that appears in the Mario series. A notably powerful figure whose duty is to watch over and protect the cosmos, she serves as the commander of the Comet Observatory and the adopted mother of the Lumas. She can be recognized by her taller-than-average stature, her reserved personality, and her cosmic powers.

Rosalina has appeared in a number of crossover titles alongside Sonic the Hedgehog and his cast, in particular the Mario & Sonic subseries.

Game appearances

Super Smash Bros. series

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

See also: Rosalina & Luma (SSB4)

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

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, Rosalina made her first appearance as a playable fighter in the Super Smash Bros. series together with Luma. In both versions of this game, Rosalina is a starter character, making her available from the beginning.

In this game, Rosalina is a tall and very lightweight character with a very slow falling speed. She also fights with a yellow Luma, who assists with Rosalina's moves and inputs, and is controlled by the player, even when separated from Rosalina. Rosalina's Luma also has its own HP and can be KO'd in combat. However, a different-colored Luma will eventually respawn to take its place. Together, Rosalina and Luma possess a highly defensive gameplay for their class and can be difficult to approach. Rosalina in particular can invalidate projectile attacks while Luma can shield Rosalina by taking hits in her place without suffering from status effects or Rosalina's damage percent being affected. Rosalina can also control how far away Luma can get from her using her standard special attack, and pull in objects and disable weapons with her Gravitational Pull move. When they work together, they can even put pressure on opponents and attack their foes when they are vulnerable. Their shared KO potential is also impressive due to Luma's power and the disjoined hitboxes for the range of Rosalina's moves. Their respective movesets are also fast and boast utility. Rosalina herself also has strong air mobility. In terms of weaknesses though, Rosalina has terrible endurance due to her height and weight making her easy to sent flying, and her air speed is only about average. Also, Rosalina loses many of her benefits and a few of her moves if Luma is taken out, as Rosalina herself possesses low attack power and short-ranged attacks. Also, while Luma is hard to KO, it can be rendered inactive when hit or pushed in certain ways. Also, Rosalina's recovery is rather linear and susceptible to attacks.

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

Wii U Trophies
Name Picture Category Trophy Box Description Acquisition
NA PAL NA PAL
Rosalina & Luma SSB4TrophyRosalina.png Fighter 11: Super Mario Galaxy The mysterious Rosalina lives in the Comet Observatory with the Lumas. In Smash Bros., Rosalina and Luma can fight in different places at the same time. If you can trap someone between Rosalina and Luma, you'll be able to unleash incredible damage with their joined attacks! Rosalina and the Lumas have been close ever since she travelled the galaxy with one to help the little star find its mother. Now, the commander of the Comet Observatory appears in this game, with her trusty companion fighting alongside her. Their greatest strength is being able to attack together at the same time. Clear Classic with Rosalina & Luma.
Rosalina & Luma (Alt.) SSB4TrophyRosalinaAlt.png Fighter 76: Female Fighters Rosalina can pull in items and projectiles around her with her Gravitational Pull move. Her up special Launch Star is a diagonal jump and, though harmless, it has exceptional range. You also have some control over Rosalina's trajectory when she uses it. With a flick of Rosalina's wand, the move Gravitational Pull draws in items - even ones that are stuck somewhere. Her Launch Star up special is a diagonal jump that can be aimed slightly. It doesn't deal any damage, but it helps you jump higher and stay in the air longer, making it ideal for getting back to the stage easily. Purchase at the Trophy Shop for 1000G, after clearing Classic with Rosalina & Luma.
Power Star SSB4TrophyPowerStar.png Final Smash 12: Super Mario Galaxy 2 In Rosalina's Final Smash, she summons a Power Star above her head. It launches fighters who touch it and also fires a barrage of smaller stars in all directions, all the while growing bigger and bigger. Even if Rosalina falls off the stage right after activating it, the Power Star will keep attacking her foes until it finally explodes. Clear All-Star with Rosalina & Luma.
Nintendo 3DS Trophies
Name Picture Category Description Acquisition
NA PAL NA PAL
Rosalina & Luma Rosalina&LumaTrophy3DS.png Fighter The mysterious Rosalina lives in the Comet Observatory with the Lumas. In Smash Bros., Rosalina and Luma can fight in different places at the same time. If you can trap someone between Rosalina and Luma, you'll be able to unleash incredible damage with their joined attacks! Rosalina and the Lumas have been close ever since she travelled the galaxy with one to help the little star find its mother. Now, the commander of the Comet Observatory appears in this game, with her trusty companion fighting alongside her. Their greatest strength is being able to attack together at the same time. Clear Classic with Rosalina & Luma.
Rosalina & Luma (Alt.) Rosalina&LumaAllStarTrophy3DS.png Fighter Rosalina can pull in items and projectiles around her with her Gravitational Pull move. Her up special Launch Star is a diagonal jump and, though harmless, it has exceptional range. You also have some control over Rosalina's trajectory when she uses it. With a flick of Rosalina's wand, the move Gravitational Pull draws in items - even ones that are stuck somewhere. Her Launch Star up special is a diagonal jump that can be aimed slightly. It doesn't deal any damage, but it helps you jump higher and stay in the air longer, making it ideal for getting back to the stage easily. Clear All-Star with Rosalina & Luma.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

See also: Rosalina & Luma (SSBU)

Rosalina and Luma in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Rosalina made her second appearance as a playable fighter in the Super Smash Bros. series together with Luma. In this game, Rosalina must be unlocked by completing any one of following objectives:

  • Play VS. matches, with Rosalina & Luma being the 45th characters to be unlocked. Rosalina & Luma must then be defeated on Mario Galaxy.
  • Clear Classic Mode with Donkey Kong or anyone in his unlock tree, being the 3rd characters in his unlock tree after Pokémon Trainer. Rosalina & Luma must then be defeated on Mario Galaxy.
  • Have Rosalina & Luma join the player's party in World of Light.

In gameplay, Rosalina tall and floaty lightweight character. This time around, Rosalina is slightly heavier and faster than in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, and her shield can now include Luma too. Luma has as well more HP than before and can return to battle quicker after being KO'd. In return, Luma will in this title begin to panic when Rosalina receives damage. This will in turn keep Luma from performing any acts. Rosalina's Final Smash has also been updated to the "Grand Star", but is otherwise no different from Rosalina's original Final Smash.

In the Adventure Mode of the game, "World of Light", Rosalina was one of the many fighters that stood up to the threat of Galeem and his army of Master Hands. When Galeem began capturing the fighters, Rosalina was defeated. Thus, the fighters (aside from Kirby, who had managed to escape) were held captive by Galeem so that he could clone them and create puppet fighters for evil spirits to control. Rosalina 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 Rosalina are used for spirit battles. An evil version of Rosalina and Luma can be fought and defeated so that the true Rosalina and Luma can be awoken and join the fight to defeat Galeem and Dharkon.

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

Fighter Spirit
No. Name Image Series Acquisition
Spirit Alternate
artwork
9 Rosalina
Rosalina - Mario Party 10.png
Rosalina & Luma SSBU.png
Super Mario Series
  • Complete Classic Mode with Rosalina
  • Purchase from the Vault Shop for 300G (after unlocking Rosalina)
Support Spirit
Image Spirit Battle
Enemy Fighter(s) Enemy Power Stage Battle conditions
SSBU spirit River Survival.png Bowser
Kirby
Yoshi
Rosalina & Luma
5,500 Kongo Falls (Ω form) Rule(s): Bob-omb Festival; Item Tidal Wave; Item: Food
  • Survive until the timer runs out (1:00)
  • Bob-ombs will rain from the sky after a little while
Name Type Class Music Acquisition
River Survival Shield ★★ (Advanced) "Slide"
  • Battle via Spirit Board
  • Purchase from the Vault Shop for 1000G (since v2.0.0)
No. Slot Cost Ability
1,301 1 Falling Immunity

Mario & Sonic series

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

In Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Rosalina appears as a playable character in the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS version of the game for the first time in the Mario & Sonic series. Appropriately, she wears a new sports outfit in this title.

In the Wii U version of the game, Rosalina is a guest character that is only playable in certain events. To unlock her, the player must defeat her in a Rhythmic Gymnastics event when she challenges them to a tournament match on Copacabana Beach. Also, a Mii costume set based on Rosalina can be unlocked in the game by completing Rosalina'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, Rosalina has the following characteristics, description and icons:

Icon Skill Type Stats Playable Event(s) Biography Flag
Power Speed Technique
Mario Sonic Rio Rosalina Icon.png Technique 3 7 8 Rhythmic Gymnastics A mysterious woman who travels aboard the Comet Observatory starship. She's taller than Peach and Daisy, and has an air of mystique about her. Having seen past Olympic Games from her observatory, she's finally decided to come enjoy the fun in person. Mario Sonic Rio Rosalina Flag.png

In the Nintendo 3DS version of the game, Rosalina is an unlockable main roster character that is only playable in certain events. To unlock her, the player must beat her in the Rhythmic Gymnastics Plus event on Day 3 of Mario's Story in Road to Rio mode. She also has the following characteristics:

Artwork Stats Playable Event(s) Challenged in Road to Rio?
Rosalina-Rio2016-NoBGround.png Rio2016Stats3DSRosalina.png Rhythmic Gymnastics Mario's Story Day 3 (unlock challenge)

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

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

Rosalina meeting Tails and Luigi in Tokyo, from Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

In the Nintendo Switch version of the game, Rosalina is a guest character that is only playable in the Surfing event. To unlock her, the player must defeat Rosalina in Surfing as Donkey Kong in Chapter 17 of the game's story mode. In this mode, Rosalina met Tails and Luigi at Tsurigasaki Surfing Beach. Aware that they were working on charging a special battery using the cheers from the audience in a bid to save Sonic and Mario from the Tokyo '64 gaming system, Rosalina offered to help them by holding a Surfing competition to get the crowd cheering. As Donkey Kong then stepped forward, Rosalina asked him to compete in her event, which Donkey Kong accepted. After Rosalina lost, the cheers from the audience filled the Excitement Battery to its full capacity.

In the Nintendo Switch version of the game, Rosalina has the following characteristics:

Icon Skill Type Biography Wears unique clothing
between events
Mario&Sonic2020 Icon Rosalina.png Technique Full of love for her and the other Lumas, Rosalina watches over them just as a mother would.

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