Lakilester, also known as Spike, is met in Flower Fields at first as an enemy. He initially works for the boss of that area, Huff N. Puff, and challenges Mario to a duel. After Lakilester loses the duel, he "turns traitor" and joins forces with Mario. He has a bit of an identity crisis, trying to change himself constantly, but keeps up his cool guy facade for a majority of the time. He has a girlfriend, named Lakilulu, who tries to protect him from any lasting harm. In the field, Lakilester will put Mario into his cloud, nearly doubling Mario's running speed and allowing him to traverse over spikes and lava. In battle, Lakilester is a useful companion with his ability to throw Spiney eggs.