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Artwork of Luigi playing Badminton from Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
Franchise Mario
Series Mario & Sonic, Super Smash Bros.
First appearance Mario Bros. (Game & Watch) (1983, overall)
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii) (2007, Sega-related media)
Latest appearance Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (2022, overall)
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 - Arcade Edition (2020, Sega-related media)
Portrayed by Charles Martinet (1997–present)
Species Human
Gender Male
Hometown Mushroom Kingdom

Luigi is the the secondary protagonist of the Mario franchise and the younger brother of Mario. Luigi first appears in Mario Bros. for the Game & Watch, then appeared in the arcade game of the same name shortly after, as the character controlled by player 2. Over time, Luigi has gained his own identity outside of being a palette swap of Mario, with his notable traits including his green cap, his smooth mustache, his cowardly personality, and a superior jumping ability to Mario.

Luigi appears in every game within the Sega-produced Mario & Sonic series, and is a playable character in every Super Smash Bros. title.


Mario & Sonic series[edit]

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii)[edit]

Luigi in the opening of the Wii version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games

In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games for the Wii, Luigi is an All-Around playable character. He is first seen in the opening video, at the start with all of the other athletes, as well as competing in the 100m and 110m Hurdles, the latter where he seems to have a rivalry with Shadow that parallels the one between Mario and Sonic.

Like the other characters, Luigi has six of his own missions, and the last one is unlocked by clearing the first five missions:

  1. Triple Jump: Luigi has jump from the foul line with precise timing while running at maximum speed.
  2. 4x100m Freestyle: The goal is to finish between 3 minutes and 21-25 seconds.
  3. Dream Platform: Luigi has to ram into six blocks and be the first to land into the water.
  4. 400m: Luigi has to stagger to the finish line with his stamina used up and come in first place.
  5. Dream Table Tennis: Luigi has to play a ten-shot rally, score all ten points, and win.
  6. Dream Fencing: Luigi has to defeat his rival, Waluigi. This is Luigi's last mission, and it is unlocked by clearing the previous five.

By clearing all of Luigi's missions, the player unlock the Luigi Emblem. They can also unlock the Luigi Crown by having Luigi clear all events in first place.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Nintendo DS)[edit]

In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games for the Nintendo DS, Luigi returns as an All-Around playable character. Like in the Wii version, Luigi has six of his own missions, the last of which is unlocked by clearing the first five, and the player earns the Luigi Emblem for clearing all of them:

  1. 100m Freestyle: Luigi has to get specifically in third place.
  2. Triple Jump: Luigi has to jump between 13m and 15m.
  3. Archery: Luigi has to shoot at rings specifically in the order of black, red, and blue.
  4. Singles: Luigi has to win five points using spin shots.
  5. Dream Basketball: Luigi has to score at least 15 points in 10 consecutive shots.
  6. Dream Race: Luigi has to beat Shadow while he is in top condition. This is Luigi's last mission, and it is unlocked by clearing the previous five.

The Luigi Crown returns as an unlockable from the Wii version, and is unlocked via the same means.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Wii)[edit]

Luigi returns as an All-Around type playable character in the Wii version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games. Luigi was given a Special Skill, Luigi Rocket, which he can use in certain events to gain speed.

Luigi is first shown in the opening movie, in which he appears at the start and end the other athletes. During it, Luigi is also shown competing in Halfpipe and Short Track 1,000m; in the latter, Luigi and Shadow clash once more, both trying to outpace one another, but newcomer Metal Sonic then appears and ends up taking the lead, putting Luigi in third place.

A Mii costume based on Luigi can be unlocked by winning five gold and/or first place medals in any event with Luigi and then buying the costume in the boutique.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Nintendo DS)[edit]

Luigi also appears in the Nintendo DS version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games. He is still an All-Around character, and retains his special skill, the Luigi Rocket, but was also given the Green Fire Dash, not present in the Wii version.

Adventure Tours[edit]

In the Adventure Tours mode, Luigi is first found in Frostown, where he asks Mario and Sonic to challenge him at Cross-Country. Upon losing, Luigi joins their party, and can be selected in any event with free character selection.

At Sparkleton, Luigi helps Mario and Sonic look for a key to a gate. A Boo scares Luigi, who runs into a tree. The key falls out of the tree, only to be stolen by the Boo. Angered at the Boo's insults, Luigi gives chase to the Boo, starting the minigame Get the key!. Luigi can win the minigame by acquiring the key within one minute. Once Luigi has cleared the minigame, the Boo flees to report what had happened to King Boo.

At Polastraits, once the party has cleared all of the ice walls, King Boo is angry that Luigi upset the Boos in Sparkleton, and specifically selects Luigi to challenge in Alpine Skiing GS, upon noticing his fear of ghosts. After Luigi beats King Boo, King Boo flees.

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Wii)[edit]

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games

Luigi returns as an All-Around class playable character in the Wii version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games. He retains his Special Skill, Luigi Rocket.

Luigi is first seen in the opening movie, at the start with the other characters. He is also shown competing in Equestrian - Show Jumping and Dream Hurdles, the latter in which his opponents are Mario, Sonic, and Tails.

In London Party, Luigi can be spoken to on two different occasions to play the Bonus Games Goomba Hunt or Go Away Boo, and stickers can also be earned from Luigi.

There is a Mii costume of Luigi, like in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games for the Wii, and it can be unlocked by either winning it through a Scratch Card or by paying ten blank cards.

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Nintendo 3DS)[edit]

In the Nintendo 3DS version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Luigi is included in the Heroes group, meaning that he can only compete in certain Events.

In Story Mode, Luigi first appears to help investigate the Phantasmal Fog in the Main Stadium, and helps to clear it up before the three head off to Hyde Park to take a look at the fog there and check if Peach and the other female characters staying there are alright. After seeing that the Girls have cleared up the park, Luigi, Mario and Toad head to the British Museum, where they come across Sonic and Tails and the five of them clear the fog from the area. After finding out some information about the origin of the Phantasmal Fog, Luigi leaves with Charmy to investigate the London Tennis Club, where they find Waluigi challenging Metal Sonic. After Waluigi defeats Metal Sonic, Luigi and Charmy follow them to Eton Dorney, meeting up with Mario and Toad, and after Waluigi and Wario defeat Dr. Eggman and Metal Sonic again, they head back to the Main Stadium. When the fog reappears, Luigi helps save Cream and Cheese from some Fog Imposters, and then heads to Stonehenge with Mario, Toad, Sonic, Tails and Omega, where they find the lid of the Fog urn and learn that Bowser and Dr. Eggman are hiding inside Big Ben. The Heroes head back to London and Luigi, Mario, Sonic and Tails defeat Bowser and Dr. Eggman and seal away the Phantasmal Fog, before returning to the Main Stadium for the Olympics' opening ceremony.

There is also a badge of Luigi that can be obtained from the Badge Machine.

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games[edit]

Luigi makes another appearance as an All-Around playable character in Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Luigi once again retains his Special Skill, the Luigi Rocket.

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

Luigi has a special victory animation for if he is paired with Mario and Tails.

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Nintendo 3DS)[edit]

In the Nintendo 3DS version of Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Luigi is only playable in two events, Table Tennis and 110m Hurdles.

Luigi is also featured in the Road to Rio mode, either as a supporting character depending on whether the player's Mii has joined Mario's Gym or Sonic's Gym respectively. If the Mii is a part of Mario's Gym, Luigi aids him and Toad investigate Mario's disappearance and theft of the Olympic medals. Due to Mario's disappearance, Luigi is in charge of Mario's team. If the Mii is a part of Sonic's Gym, he faces off against Luigi during day 2.

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Wii U)[edit]

Luigi winning a BMX race in Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games for the Wii U

In the Wii U version of Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Luigi is a playable character, available from the start, and is among the characters who are playable in every event. Luigi is once again classified as being of the All-Around type, which is absent from the Nintendo 3DS version. Luigi's stats consist of his Power at 5, Speed at 6, and Technique at 7.

There is also a Mii costume set based on Luigi that can be unlocked by completing Luigi's Carnival Challenge. The costume must be collected in two separate parts, each with their own stat changes.

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Arcade Edition[edit]

Luigi is also playable as an All-Around type character in Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Arcade Edition, with the game listing 110m Hurdles and Trampoline as being his recommended events. Luigi has the same stats as in the Wii U version of Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020[edit]

Luigi returns as an All-Around playable character in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, and he is one of the eight characters that are playable in 2D Events. There is also a Story Mode that has a premise of Luigi accidentally turning on the Tokyo '64, which sucks in Mario, Sonic, Toad, Bowser and Dr. Eggman, so Luigi and Tails try to figure out a way to rescue them. In Tokyo '64 and its Olympic events, like several other Mario characters, Luigi uses his sprite appearance from Super Mario Bros..

Story Mode[edit]
Luigi in a Story Mode cutscene, along with Daisy, Tails, and Amy, in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

In Story Mode, Luigi met with Sonic, Mario, and Toad when the latter brought Sonic and Mario a gaming system called the Tokyo '64, which had been 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 accidentally 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 Tokyo '64, Bowser Jr. came and took the device from Luigi. Forced to search 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 Tokyo '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 Tokyo '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 belittle 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' 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 Tokyo '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 Tokyo '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' 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.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 - Arcade Edition[edit]

Luigi is also an All-Around playable character in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 - Arcade Edition, both in the Tokyo 2020 and Tokyo 1964 events.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Game appearances
Super Smash Bros. (unlockable)
Super Smash Bros. Melee (unlockable)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (unlockable)
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (unlockable)
Special moves
Standard:  Fireball
Side:  Green Missile
Up:  Super Jump Punch
Down:  Luigi Cyclone
Final Smash:  Negative Zone (Brawl); Poltergust 5000 (for 3DS / Wii U); Poltergust G-00 (Ultimate)

Luigi is a playable character in every Super Smash Bros. title, and has a moveset similar to his brother, Mario. In his stage entrance, Luigi appears out of a Warp Pipe, muttering "Let's-a go."

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Luigi is an unlockable fighter, and can be unlocked by either playing 22 Brawl matches, clearing Classic Mode without the use of continues, or having him join the party in Adventure Mode: The Subspace Emissary by clearing Subspace (Part 1); with any of the former two methods, Luigi has to be defeated on Luigi's Mansion to be unlocked.

Luigi has received some changes from earlier Super Smash Bros. titles to further distinguish him from Mario, including a redesign reflecting his updated appearance, using distinct voice clips instead of Mario's at a higher pitch, having some of his animations changed, and weighing 97 units instead of having the same as Mario's. Like many other characters, Luigi's damage output was decreased from Super Smash Bros. Melee, but despite this, Luigi's attacks remain stronger than Mario's.

Luigi's attacks are either weaker than Mario's or they deal the same damage. Keeping with his distinct gameplay in the Super Mario series, Luigi has lower traction yet higher jumps than Mario. Luigi is one of the few characters who can crawl. His standard special move is Fireball, which travels in a straight line through the air instead of across the ground like Mario's. His down special is Luigi Cyclone, in which Luigi spins around rapidly; the move only hits twice, but deals greater damage and knockback. Luigi's side special move, Green Missile, involves him launching himself head-first into opponents. Luigi's up special move is Super Jump Punch, which only hits one time, but if it hits at the start of the move, much greater damage and knockback is dealt. In addition, Luigi's taunt is a low, short kick that can damage opponents, making it the only taunt in the game that can deal damage. Luigi's Final Smash is Negative Zone, in which he creates a green void that deals a random status effect to any opponents caught in it.

Adventure Mode: The Subspace Emissary[edit]
Luigi and Ness are revived by King Dedede's brooches

In Adventure Mode: The Subspace Emissary, Luigi first appears where he pretends to threaten and attack on-coming Waddle Dees. They are harmless and make no move to attack him, but he is frightened by them nonetheless. From behind, he is attacked by King Dedede, who slams Luigi with his mallet, sending him flying into the air. After he comes back down, he becomes a trophy. A Western-style remix of the Luigi's Mansion theme plays during this segment. King Dedede places him on the road as bait for Wario, who is coming down the road. Wario takes the bait, and King Dedede manages to steal Luigi along with the rescued princess and Ness.

Later, King Dedede puts a brooch on Luigi and the others. When Tabuu transforms everybody else into trophies, the brooches, which were revealed to be timer-based revival tools, turn Luigi and Ness back into living beings. Luigi and Ness then revive King Dedede. The unlikely trio set off to help out the others in Subspace. Luigi, along with Ness, then watch King Dedede battle Bowser, and later help him convince Wario to join them. After they turn the trophies back to normal, they all face off against Tabuu.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U[edit]

Luigi appears as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Unlike other Super Smash Bros. titles, Luigi is a default fighter instead of unlockable. Most of Luigi's moves are unchanged except his down throw, which is now a Ground Pound instead of a body slam, and his Final Smash, which is now Poltergust 5000. For his Final Smash Luigi pulls out his vacuum of the same name, which sucks in opponents, damages them, and launches them back out. Luigi now also scuttles during his jumping animation, like in some Super Mario titles. Luigi's damage output has been lowered overall, but in exchange, his mobility is faster.

Luigi can use equipment to boost his stats at the cost of others. In addition to generic badges, Luigi, like Mario, can wear certain additional equipment such as shoes (speed), overalls (defense), and gloves (attack). Finally, Luigi can use alternate special moves, which function differently than the base moves.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Luigi returns as an unlockable playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Here, he was given a different running animation very similar as in Luigi's Mansion. Like Mario, Luigi also receives a new walking animation. Aside from this, a few of his moves have changed, such as his up tilt and forward tilt. The former is an uppercut that goes straight upwards instead of a spinning uppercut (in the original Super Smash Bros.) or a "paw swipe" with his fists (in subsequent games), while the latter is now a side kick instead of a roundhouse kick. Luigi also now uses his Poltergust G-00 for his grab and throws. The Poltergust G-00 functions as a tether grab, and can be used in midair. Luigi's forward and back throws involve him slamming the opponent in multiple directions, while his up throw has him eject foes directly from the Poltergust G-00. Luigi also uses the Poltergust G-00 in his Final Smash. Luigi's up smash is nicknamed the Lead Headbutt, while his standard air is the Luigi Kick.

Luigi benefits from universal changes: his mobility has been made faster, no longer being below-average; his short hop timing and landing lag in his aerials are reduced, making them faster; he can directionally air dodge once again, improving his recovery; and he can use any ground attack out of a run and any aerial attack while holding onto ladders. Luigi's traction has been majorly improved, no longer being the lowest in the game, and is more in line with Mario's. Luigi's forward tilt and dash attack both deal more damage, his forward smash deals more knockback, and his down smash's clean hit is more likely to connect. His down tilt deals less damage, in exchange for having less ending lag.

Luigi briefly appears in Piranha Plant's reveal trailer, where he is seen dazed alongside a group of Yoshis. He also appears in Simon's debut trailer, Vampire Killer, in which Luigi starts out walking through Dracula's Castle with his Poltergust while terrified of his surroundings. He attempts to ward off various approaching mummies with his Poltergust's flashlight, eventually hitting one of the mummies in the face with a plunger, which sticks for a few seconds before causing the Mummy to pursue Luigi in a rage, forcing him to flee. He then exits the door into another room, only to find a moving Medusa bust with glowing eyes, causing him to flee again before tripping and landing on his posterior. He then gets back up and looks up to see Death, who kills him with his Scythe as he is screaming. Death is then ambushed and warded off by Simon. At the end of the trailer, Luigi's soul attempts to reunite with his corpse, but as he does so, Carmilla's mask appears in the window next to him, causing him to scream.

Luigi can be unlocked through either one of three ways:

  • Play VS. matches, with Luigi being the 33rd character to be unlocked. For his unlock match, Luigi has to be fought and defeated on the stage Luigi's Mansion.
  • Clear Classic Mode with Mario or any character in his unlock tree, being the fifth character unlocked after Ike. Like the previous objective, Luigi has to be fought and defeated on the stage Luigi's Mansion.
  • Join the player's party in World of Light.

In World of Light, Luigi is among the several fighters (save for Kirby) who got captured by Galeem during the opening cutscene 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. 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.

As with several other returning characters, Luigi's victory theme, which is the orchestral arrangement of the level clear theme from Super Mario Bros. (and is shared with Mario, Dr. Mario and Peach, and in this game, Daisy) has been slightly shortened and sped up compared to the previous installments.

Classic Mode route[edit]

Luigi's Classic Mode route has him fight dark or scary opponents, referencing his cowardly nature, which is most prevalent in the Luigi's Mansion series. The name for Luigi's Classic Mode route alludes to the Luigi's Mansion series, which has him fight ghosts. It does not consist of any Mario characters.

Luigi's Nightmares
Round Opponent(s) Rule Stage Song
1 Toon Link (dark costume) ×4 Luigi's Mansion Main Theme - Luigi's Mansion (Brawl)
2 Giant Ridley Brinstar Sector 1
3 Bayonetta Umbra Clock Tower The Legend Of Aesir
4 Mii Brawler ×3, Mii Swordfighter ×2, Mii Gunner Horde Battle Luigi's Mansion (Battlefield) Main Theme - Luigi's Mansion (Brawl)
5 Link (dark costume) Midgar Death Mountain
6 Little Mac (wire-frame/hoodie costume)
Giant Mr. Game & Watch
Luigi's Mansion (Ω) On the Hunt -Gloomy Manor Ver.- (Instrumental)
Final Dracula Nothing to Lose (first form)
Black Night (second form)


Mario & Sonic series[edit]

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games[edit]


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.


Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games[edit]


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.

Wii version
Icon Type Statistics Special Skill
Luigi Rocket
Nintendo DS version
Icon Type Statistics Special Skill
Green Fire Dash

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games[edit]

  • Bio: 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.

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games[edit]

  • Bio: Taller and slimmer than his older brother Mario, the multi-talented Luigi is ready to show the world what he can do.

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Wii U)[edit]

Flag description

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.

Miis' dialogues
  • Luigi is a nice guy, but he strikes me as a bit cowardly, even though he's always on adventures with Mario. Maybe that's why I like him — he's an everyman!
  • Luigi and Mario both have some fine staches, but did you know they're not the same shape? It's true! Mario's is lumpy, while Luigi's is smooth.
  • Luigi uses a device called the Poltergust 5000 to get rid of ghosts. Let's hope that no ghosts try to crash our party here in Rio!

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020[edit]

  • Website description: Mario's younger twin brother. He's a little timid (especially around ghosts), but is kind and just as capable as his brother.
  • Online manual: Like Mario, his performance can be relied upon as a good all-rounder, though they each excel in different events.





Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ルイージ
Chinese 路易吉
Dutch Luigi -
French Luigi -
German Luigi -
Greek Λουίτζι
Hebrew לואיג'י
Italian Luigi -
Korean 루이지
Portuguese Luigi -
Russian Луиджи
Spanish Luigi -