Lakilester "Spike" is a Lakitu that appears in the first Paper Mario who comes from the Flower Fields. He calls himself as various names such as "Michael" or "Spike" (or "Jonathan" in the Japanese version) because he dislikes his real name.
He is the eighth (and last) member to join Mario's party.
Lakilester served in the Koopa Troop under his new name "Spike". He and a group of Lakitus were building the Puff Puff Machine to cover Flower Field's skies with clouds. Later, he was given orders from his Boss, Huff N. Puff, to eliminate Mario and his Partners.
Lakilester is first seen in Chapter 6 after Mario gives the Sun a visit, where he challenges him into a duel. Lakilester loses the battle and asks Mario to finish him off. Just as he says this, his girlfriend, Lakilulu interrupts the battle. She tells the plumber what Lakilester was really doing and begs Mario to forgive him (though the player can decide whether or not, but choosing don't forgive will make Lakilulu throw a spiny at Mario). Lakilester gets angry at Lakilulu for calling him by his real name and that he changed his name to "Spike" last month. Lakilester explained to Mario that he worked for Huff N. Puff for "something big" but all he was doing was picking useless fights. He then asks Mario what he was fighting for. Whatever the player chooses, Lakilester doesn't care, bails the Koopa Troop and joins Mario's party.
In the epilogue of Paper Mario, Lakilester returns to his girlfriend back at the Flower Fields to live in peace. He is met by Parakarry, who delivers a letter to him an invitation to Princess Peach's party.
Super Paper Mario
Lakilester makes a cameo in Super Paper Mario as a Catch Card. Though, he was going to make some sort of appearance, as his sprite data can be found in the game's coding. It is unknown what he was going to be used for.
Lakilester tries to impress others by sounding cool in front of them, especially to his girlfriend. Much is seen when he is first encountered in Flower Fields.
Relationship with Lakilulu
Lakilester doesn't seem to mind Lakilulu calling him by his real name. He'll get angry at first and tell her that she should call him by his new name, but then states that it just makes him like her even more. It is also shown in Paper Mario's ending that he as well, doesn't mind Princess Peach calling him by his real name when she announces all of those who accompanied Mario into rescuing her. Though, this could just be due to the two of them meeting for the first time or Lakilester having to respect.
Lakilester allows Mario to ride with him on his cloud for faster transport and cross over dangerous landscapes such as spikes or lava. Since his cloud is very close to the ground, he is unable to help Mario cross over large gaps like Parakarry nor he is able to jump.
|Attack||Flower Points Needed||Effect||To Attack||Move Ranks|
|Spiny Flip||None||Tosses a spiny egg at a single enemy.||Align the cursor with the target.||Initial|
|Spiny Surge||4||Throws multiple spiny eggs at all enemies.||Press left repeatedly to fill the gauge.||Initial|
|Cloud Nine||4||Creates a cloud that boosts Mario's evasion.||Press A just as the stars light up.||Super Rank|
|Hurricane||5||Uses his cloud to blow enemies out of battle. No experience gained if done so.||Repeatedly press A+B to fill the gauge.||Ultra Rank|
- Two partners from the later series has had similar abilities to Lakilester. One, in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door a Yoshi Kid is able to give Mario faster transport by letting him ride on his back. Though he can't cross over spikes or lava. The other being Carrie, a partner in Super Paper Mario having exact abilities as Lakilester. Only difference is the player can jump with her while they couldn't with Lakilester.
- When battling Lakilester as a boss, if Mario has a sleep stomp badge equipped or anything that causes sleep and uses it successfully on Lakilester, he will have his guarding pose as if he's using an Action Command. This is because Partners in this game can not be effected from such.
- Lakilester has two people who aren't too happy with him joining with Mario and will call out to him a traitor. One is Huff N. Puff if Lakilester is present when Mario confronts him. The other is his friend (an unseen Lakitu) named Flight who sends him a letter in the post office.
As a Boss
In Paper Mario you fight Lakilester as a boss in order to have him as your partner. Lakilester fights like no other than an ordinary Lakitu, but stronger. He will attack with Spiny Flip by throwing spiny eggs at Mario, but is unable to summon Spinys.
|Paper Mario Partners|
|Species: Lakitu | Dark Lakitu|
|Characters: Cameraman Lakitu | Flight | Laki | Lakilester | Lakilulu|
|Groups: Spike Storm|