Lakithunder attacks by shooting lightning bolts at Mario or dropping Spinies. He also tries to attack Mario or Luigi by swooping downwards. This is the chance the two get to pounce on Lakithunder and attack him. The more pounced on, the more aggressive his lightning bolt attacks get, along with a larger amount of Spinies thrown down at Mario or Luigi. He must be pounced on three times to be defeated and surrender his key.