Mario obtains this star in the second mission of the Gateway Galaxy, Gateway's Purple Coins. Mario will talk to Rosalina and a Red Luma, who will give Mario a new challenge of collecting a hundred Purple Coins. Mario must use Red Stars to transform into Flying Mario to collect the Purple Coins in the air. Once this challenge has been completed, Red Stars can be found in the Comet Observatory.
- The Red Power Star is one of the 4 Power Stars in the game that are not yellow.
- It is the third colored variant of Power Stars.