Lakitus are beakless Koopa Troopas with a green shell, orange or yellow body, glass with thick black frames, usually seen flying in a cloud bearing a smiling face. In it's role as an enemy, Lakitu typically flies about throwing Spiny eggs at Mario, although variant types employ other attack patterns. The spiny eggs hatch into Spiny, a small, red, spike-backed koopa that is thrown indefinitely until a Lakitu is defeated.

Newer Super Mario Bros. Wii

In Newer Super Mario Bros. Wii, Lakitus are quite rare enemies, with only two appearing in a secret area in Sakura Village's first level, Bamboo Steppes and in Sky City's fourth level, Sprocket Skies.

Newer Super Mario Bros. DS

In Newer Super Mario Bros. DS, Lakitus appear in Sandy Shore, the first level of Dorrie's Island. They are also one of the few enemies in the game that keep their sprites from New Super Mario Bros. without any slight changes.