Baby Luigi as he appears in Mario Super Sluggers.
|First appearance||Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)|
|Latest appearance||Mario Kart Tour (2019)|
|Portrayed by||Charles Martinet (2003-present)|
Baby Luigi is the infant version of Luigi. In the Yoshi series, he is kidnapped several times by Baby Bowser and Kamek. In these games, he has been rescued by Baby Mario, with Yoshi. Besides the Yoshi series, he has appeared in several spin-off titles such as the Mario Kart series. He is voiced by Charles Martinet, as with his older self.
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Baby Luigi appears with Baby Mario during Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (and its remake Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3) when he and the Stork carrying him are captured by Kamek. Baby Luigi is then taken to Bowser's Castle. Baby Mario and Yoshi eventually rescues Baby Luigi. The Stork then successfully delivers the Baby Mario Bros. to their parents.
Yoshi Touch & Go
In the Nintendo DS game, Yoshi Touch & Go, Baby Luigi is kidnapped again by Kamek's Toadies. To rescue Baby Luigi, Yoshi must fling Yoshi Eggs at the Toadies. Also, when players are playing the multiplayer mode, the second player's Yoshi is toting Baby Luigi.
Yoshi's Island DS
Bowser and Kamek once again kidnap Baby Luigi, who is one of the kidnapped babies in Yoshi's Island DS. After Baby Mario, Baby Peach, Baby Wario, Baby Donkey Kong, and Baby Bowser team up, they all proceed to rescue him. Bowser and Kamek kidnapped all of the babies because they were searching for the seven Star Children. Baby Luigi hides at the time Bowser and Kamek are checking the toddlers for stars, and, as a result, he never finds out that he is a Star Child himself however due to the fact that he was hiding, he probably already knew.
Yoshi's New Island
Baby Luigi appears again in Yoshi's New Island. In the game, Baby Luigi has been kidnapped again, but this time in Egg Island, so the Yoshis and Baby Mario go on an adventure to save him. He is hidden at Bowser's Hidden Castle on the Island.
Mario Kart series
Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
Baby Luigi makes his playable debut in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, his weight class being light-weight. Baby Luigi's default partner is Baby Mario and his kart is the Rattle Buggy. Their special item is a Chain Chomp, which can pull them forward at high speeds and knock over any opponent who gets in the way. Baby Mario and Baby Luigi also have a course in this game, which is Baby Park.
Mario Kart DS
Although Baby Luigi does not appear as a playable character in Mario Kart DS, Baby Park from Mario Kart: Double Dash!! reappears as a Retro Course in the game.
Mario Kart Arcade GP 2
Baby Mario and Baby Luigi also make a cameo appearance in Mario Kart Arcade GP 2, with several notable characters. They are seen throughout Yoshi Park 1 and have a sponsor, Baby Land, seen in Mario Highway, Mario Beach, Donkey Kong Jungle, and Bananan Ruins.
Mario Kart Wii
Baby Luigi later returns to the Mario Kart series as an unlockable character in Mario Kart Wii as a small driver, meaning his karts generally have high acceleration, handling, drifting, and Mini-Turbo, but generally lower speed and weight. Baby Luigi's karts are the same as the other light-weight characters, except that his are green and share the same trademark L emblem as Luigi. Unlocking eight Expert Staff Ghost Data in Time Trials, winning 100 WFC Ghost Races, or playing 3,150 races unlocks Baby Luigi. He is tied with Baby Daisy for having the best speed bonus in the game for small drivers, which makes any vehicle have a slightly higher top speed. Baby Luigi's biggest bonus is his weight bonus, and he is tied with Baby Mario in this category. It significantly increases the weight of Baby Luigi's kart.
Mario Kart 8
Baby Luigi returns as a playable racer in Mario Kart 8. Unlike Mario Kart Wii, Baby Luigi's emblem is altered to differentiate his from Luigi's; the colors are reversed to make a white L in a green background. There are also bonnet frills around the insignia, a feature that was first introduced to Baby Mario and Baby Peach in Mario Tennis Open.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Baby Luigi returns again in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Like the original, he is a featherweight racer.
Mario Kart Tour
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Mario Power Tennis
Mario Baseball series
Mario Superstar Baseball
Baby Luigi appears in Mario Superstar Baseball as an unlockable speed character if the player completes Challenge Mode using Yoshi's team, which he just so happens to be on. Baby Luigi is classified as a speed character, which means he excels at stealing bases and fielding. Baby Luigi's special ability is Wall Jump, which enables him to catch any would-be home-runs. However, Baby Luigi's batting and fielding stats are very low and he has average pitching.
Mario Super Sluggers
Baby Luigi appears in Mario Super Sluggers, where he is available from the start, unlike its precedent. Baby Luigi has better fielding skills than in Mario Superstar Baseball and his special ability is Super Jump rather than Wall Jump. Super Jump enables Baby Luigi to jump higher than other characters who do not have this ability. The player can recruit him in Challenge Mode by rescuing him in Mario Stadium by turning switches to open up a bridge. As all of the other baby characters in the game, Baby Luigi cannot speak and instead says incomprehensible words that only Lakitu can interpret.
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time
Baby Luigi plays a starring role in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time. Here, he teams up with Mario, Luigi, and Baby Mario to stop the Shroob invasion in the past. He first meets Mario and Luigi after they have been defeated by the Shroobs in Hollijolli Village. Most of the game, he travels piggyback on Luigi but ventures with Baby Mario if the adult brothers throw them. After traveling throughout the past, beating enemies, and acquiring the Cobalt Star Shards, Baby Luigi and the others eventually stop the Shroob invasion. After this has been accomplished, Baby Luigi, with others, return to the past.
In battle, Baby Luigi battles identically to Baby Mario. He does not fight at the very beginning of the game, but is able to later on. His default ability is jumping on foes, which he cannot perform on spiked enemies. Baby Luigi, along Baby Mario, later acquire hammers to injure spiked foes and be able to venture further in the game. For all attacks, he must time the attack for the most damage. If not, Baby Luigi either does a hurt-like pose after a jump, drops the hammer head, or trips and lands on his face when using the hammer if the button is pressed too early. Baby Mario and Baby Luigi also acquire overworld abilities in the game: the Baby Drill, which enables them to dig underground; the Baby Spin, which allows them to reach hard to reach areas that Mario and Luigi cannot access, even with the Spin Jump; and the Baby Cakes, which enables them to slip underneath cracks that cannot be accessed by the Baby Drill and float on winds due to compressed weight. He can also use Bros. Items, but he needs a partner to do so. If Luigi faints, Baby Luigi drags Luigi out of battle and fights in his place; if Baby Luigi faints, Baby Mario or Mario carries him, and his added weight hinders dodging capabilities. If Baby Mario faints, Baby Luigi carries him when enemies are attacking, and it also hinders his jumping abilities. Stat wise, he differs from Baby Mario in most ways. Baby Luigi has slightly less speed and less attack, but more HP and defense. However, he has more speed and less HP, defense, attack, and 'stache than his adult counterpart, Luigi.
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
- Main article: Baby Luigi/Characteristics
Baby Luigi being the baby counterpart of Luigi. Baby Luigi has green shoes with barely visible socks that are white. He maintains his overall look with his overalls (get it?), although they are a little shorter, so his legs are visible. He still has his green shirt, and his hair color is reddish brown, like Mario, and he has is green cap with his initial on it (L). In short, he looks like Luigi, but he is a third of his size.
Baby Luigi, as his adult counterpart, is described as being meek and cowardly. For the most part, Baby Luigi is friendly too, as he gets along well with the other babies. Baby Luigi's timid nature is also evidenced in the Mario Kart Wii official guide, which states that he used to ride with Baby Daisy until her boisterous personality scared him. Games such as Mario Kart Double Dash!! and Mario Superstar Baseball also depict Baby Luigi as a shy person, stating that his appearance in Mario Kart: Double Dash!! is the first time he appears in front of a crowd. Also, when he speaks, he usually sounds uneasy, just as Luigi. Baby Luigi also has an ability to sense danger; in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, Baby Luigi seems to be the only one who knows that restoring the Cobalt Star shards would restore the Elder Princess Shroob because he cried when he saw something in the Cobalt Star. He also hides from Bowser and Kamek as they attempt to locate the stars found in the Star Children. Although he is crybaby, as seen in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, he seems to actually be less cowardly than his older self.
In the Super Mario-Kun volumes that are adapted from Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, Baby Luigi is able to speak and he cries less. As with Baby Mario, he is shown to be very naive, and he and Baby Mario both undertake actions that can irritate their older selves. Baby Luigi is shown to be more vengeful in the Super Mario-Kun; he teams up with Baby Mario to use the Baby Drill as an attack against Mrs. Thwomp and the adult Mario Bros., he angrily pokes Baby Mario in the nose after a Tanoomba masquerading as Baby Mario pokes him in the nose, despite Baby Mario's confusion, and he was even about to furiously attack Commander Shroob after Commander Shroob destroyed his snowman, much to Baby Mario's surprise. He is also shown to be self-defeating, stating that he is useless after the snowman he rebuilt crumbles before the Commander Shroob.
Baby Luigi has very similar abilities to Baby Mario, except with some slight differences. They are both always lightweight characters in the Mario Kart series, they are always speed characters in the Mario Baseball series, and both have rivaling speed stats in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, surpassing their adult counterparts' speed stats in the series. Baby Luigi, very much akin to his older self, however, is speedier than Baby Mario in most cases, often compromising power. In Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, Baby Luigi is more defensively-oriented than Baby Mario, analogous to Luigi's stats compared to Mario. Baby Mario and Baby Luigi's special item in Mario Kart: Double Dash!! is the Chain Chomp, and they are able to use the Pocket Chomp, which is an item exclusive to Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time.
Baby Mario is Baby Luigi's older twin brother and best friend. Baby Mario and Yoshis often work together to save Baby Luigi from Kamek in the Yoshi's Island games. In Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, the brothers team up in the beginning of the game to rescue Baby Peach from Baby Bowser. The two have good chemistry in Mario Superstar Baseball and its sequel Mario Super Sluggers. Baby Mario is also Baby Luigi's default partner in Mario Kart: Double Dash!! and the two go with each other to Mario and Luigi's tennis match in Mario Power Tennis. They share a course in Mario Kart: Double Dash!! and are portrayed together in Mario Kart Arcade GP 2. Baby Luigi has good relationships with other babies, namely Baby Daisy, In Mario Kart Wii, there is a statue of the two holding hands and dancing together on the Daisy Circuit course. The official guide for Mario Kart Wii also states that Baby Daisy used to ride with him until he got frightened of her.
Baby Luigi and Luigi have also positive interactions with each other in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, although Luigi is very forgetful, such as times when he leaves Baby Luigi behind during Petey Piranha's arrival. He is very caring for Baby Luigi and usually calms him down when he is crying. A scene on Yoshi's Island in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time involves Luigi about to eat a cookie but he realizes Baby Luigi wants it. He decides to give the cookie to Baby Luigi, and Baby Luigi thanks him afterwards. At the end of the game, Baby Luigi is very reluctant to go back to the past and leave Luigi behind. When Baby Luigi finally decides to give in, he sends his hammer as a gift, but humorously knocks Luigi out instead of simply giving it to him, as Baby Mario does to Mario.
Official profiles and statistics
- Main article: List of Baby Luigi profiles and statistics
- Partner: Baby Mario
- Weight Class: Light
- Default Kart: Rattle Buggy
- Special Item: Chain Chomp
- Instruction Booklet Bio: He's much shyer than his older brother, so this is his first time appearing in front of a crowd.
- Bio: This is Baby Luigi's debut appearance, and he's out to prove something. He's a great compliment to any driver, thanks to his ability to claim the Chain Chomp!
- Bio: "The knee-high version of Luigi. It seems his habit of crying under pressure started way back then."
- For this subject's image gallery, see Baby Luigi/gallery.
- "Checkered flaggie for Luigi! Woo-hoo!" – Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
- "Uh-oh, Baby Luigi time!" – Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
- "Baby Luigi number not one." – Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
- "Thank you very much!" – Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
- "Baby power! Baby power!" – Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
- "Way nice! Way nice!" – Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
- "Oh boy! Oh boy!" – Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
- "Haha, Luigi, Luigi, Luigi number one!" – Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
- "Baby Luigi!" – Mario Kart Wii
- "Vroom vroom! Hehe." – Mario Kart Wii
- "He-he-he-he!" – Mario Kart Wii
- "Okey dokey!" – Mario Kart Wii
- "Let's-a go!" – Mario Kart Wii
- "Baby on the Blue Team!" – Mario Kart Wii
- "Go Red Team!" – Mario Kart Wii
- "Oh yeah, Baby Luigi!! Yeeaaahhooo!" – Mario Kart Wii
- "Yeah! Baby Luigi always win!" – Mario Kart Wii
- "Ohhh, I don't win." – Mario Kart Wii
- "Mama!" – Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time
- "Mario!" – Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time
Names in other languages
Lùyìjí Bǎo Bǎo
|French||Bébé Luigi||Literal translation|
|German||Baby Luigi||Literal translation|
|Italian||Baby Luigi||Literal translation|
|Baby Luigi, By Literal translation|
|Russian||Малыш Луиджи||Baby Luigi|
|Spanish||Bebé Luigi||Literal translation|