Star bits

Mario surrounded by Star Bits.

Star Bits are a type of collectible item that can be found in Super Mario Galaxy and its sequel, Super Mario Galaxy 2. They can be obtained in different ways some being that they just lie on the ground, some hang in mid-air and enemies also when defeated will turn into starbits when spun into. When 50 star bits are collected, they grant an extra life.

Some levels require the player to collect a certain amount of these to feed Hungry Lumas for a secret level in the galaxy. Players can also feed Star bits to Lumalee for a Life Mushroom or a 1-Up Mushroom.

Star bits stockpile after completing levels. In Super Mario Galaxy, they can be used for Hungry Lumas for secret galaxies. In Super Mario Galaxy, they can stored with Banktoad as well as used for Lumalees on Starship Mario in addition to certain Hungry Lumas


Super Smash Bros.

Rosalina uses these offensively as her side special in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS & Wii U. But she can't use it if her Luma dies and has to wait Luma to respawn to use it again.


  • They apparently taste sweet like honey
  • Star bits are based on the Japanese candy, Konpeito