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This article is partially or fully comprised of content from Magical Vacation. Due to the fact that there is no official English translation of this game, the translations are instead derived from magicalpatcher's English patch, found here at Please keep in mind that these translations may or may not be accurate to the original Japanese version of the game.

"An ancient machine made long ago, but he's been dormant and his wind-up parts were kept intact all the while."
"Found in a curiosity shop by Principal Biscotti, Mokka is a dry and deadpan robot who wields powerful earth magic."

Latte Rustynail, known in Japan as Café au Lait Rustynail, is a party member in Magical Vacation. He is an ancient robot who attends Will-o'-Wisp Academy and is a user of ancient magic. Over 800 years later in Magical Starsign, he returns as a party member who uses earth magic. In this game, his name is Mokka, known as Caffè Latte in Japan.

Party member[edit | edit source]

Magical Vacation[edit | edit source]

Latte is the eighth member to be recruited by the party, joining after being saved in Tour de la Roche. His initial levels are level 12 and magic level 9.

His element is ancient, represented by the spirit Early. Its spells can debuff enemies' agility. As a party member, Latte uses high HP and defense to tank physical attacks, but is weak when it comes to agility.[1]

Level 1 stats[edit | edit source]

Magical Vacation - Magic level Symbol.png Magical Vacation - HP Symbol.png Magical Vacation - MP Symbol.png Magical Vacation - MPP Symbol.png MP% Magical Vacation - Power Symbol.png Pow Magical Vacation - Defense Symbol.png Def Magical Vacation - Spirit Stat Symbol.png Spr Magical Vacation - Agility Symbol.png Agi
2 28 17 7% 9 14 4 4

Level 12 stats[edit | edit source]

Magical Vacation - Magic level Symbol.png Magical Vacation - HP Symbol.png Magical Vacation - MP Symbol.png Magical Vacation - MPP Symbol.png MP% Magical Vacation - Power Symbol.png Pow Magical Vacation - Defense Symbol.png Def Magical Vacation - Spirit Stat Symbol.png Spr Magical Vacation - Agility Symbol.png Agi
2 70 64 7% 14 21 7 4

Max stats[edit | edit source]

Magical Vacation - Magic level Symbol.png Magical Vacation - HP Symbol.png Magical Vacation - MP Symbol.png Magical Vacation - MPP Symbol.png MP% Magical Vacation - Power Symbol.png Pow Magical Vacation - Defense Symbol.png Def Magical Vacation - Spirit Stat Symbol.png Spr Magical Vacation - Agility Symbol.png Agi
99 4018 3025 7% 343 679 172 168

Attacks[edit | edit source]

Spells Skills
Magical Vacation - Magic level Symbol.png 1 Magical Vacation - Magic level Symbol.png 2 Magical Vacation - Magic level Symbol.png 5 Magical Vacation - Magic level Symbol.png 8 Magical Vacation - Magic level Symbol.png 11 Magical Vacation - Magic level Symbol.png 14 Magical Vacation - Magic level Symbol.png 18 Skill Icon - MV.png Chop
Guard Icon - MV.png Guard
Flee Icon - MV.png Flee
Early Symbol.png Call Early Early Symbol.png Robonail Early Symbol.png Robospring Early Symbol.png Clear Toasty Early Symbol.png Robogear Early Symbol.png Double Early Early Symbol.png Robomissile

Special power[edit | edit source]

As part of a side quest, Latte can use his special power to motivate dwarves scattered about the Dark Realm and Abyssal Realm, and have them return to Opopmat Cave. This is needed to make Garam Masala accessible in the post-game.[1]

Magical Starsign[edit | edit source]

Mokka is present as a member of the party during the tutorial section of the game at Will-o'-Wisp Academy. After reviving him on Cassia, he joins as a permanent member of the party.

Mokka's affinity is earth, allowing him to gain aura when Erd is in alignment. His attacks are highly damaging, and he has the highest starting HP among the party, though his agility is low.[2]

Level 1 stats[edit | edit source]

Magical Starsign - HP Symbol.png Magical Starsign - MP Symbol.png Magical Starsign - MP% Symbol.png MP% Magical Starsign - Power Symbol.png Pow Magical Starsign - Intelligence Symbol.png IQ Magical Starsign - Defense Symbol.png Def Magical Starsign - Spirit Symbol.png Spr Magical Starsign - Agility Symbol.png Agi
200 5 8% 4 4 6 3 2

Level 5 stats[edit | edit source]

Magical Starsign - HP Symbol.png Magical Starsign - MP Symbol.png Magical Starsign - MP% Symbol.png MP% Magical Starsign - Power Symbol.png Pow Magical Starsign - Intelligence Symbol.png IQ Magical Starsign - Defense Symbol.png Def Magical Starsign - Spirit Symbol.png Spr Magical Starsign - Agility Symbol.png Agi
320 13 8% 6 6 8 5 3

Attacks[edit | edit source]

Spells Skills
Level 1 Level 12 Level 23 Level 30 Level 44 Skill Icon - MS.png Tackle
Skill Icon - MS.png Guard
Skill Icon - MS.png Cross guard[a]
Skill Icon - MS.png Move
Skill Icon - MS.png Flee
Earth Icon - MS.png Gravel pounder Earth Icon - MS.png Stalagmiter Earth Icon - MS.png Boulder bash Earth Icon - MS.png Vibrant dance Earth Icon - MS.png Bellowing rock

Wild magic[edit | edit source]

Mokka can use wild magic to create earthquakes. This can be used in key locations to trigger events, but can also be used to flip gummy frogs over, freezing them in place.[2]

Profile[edit | edit source]

Personality[edit | edit source]

Mokka is often portrayed as sarcastic with a dry sense of humor, while simultaneously taking the part of the logical member of the group. He can even be a bit stubborn and impatient; however, he occasionally shows a softer side around his close friends, and secretly years for romance. Mokka is also quite philosophical, sometimes sharing his esoteric worldviews with others during moments of peace. In the Japanese versions of both games, his dialogue is written in messy katakana to emulate robotic speech,[1] though in Magical Starsign, he sometimes employs kanji.[2]

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Mokka's appearance remains consistent in both Magical Starsign and Magical Vacation. He is mainly composed of a brown metal and has many screws around his body. His head can be pried open to reveal a mouth-like hatch, and beneath it is a digestive apparatus.[3] There are exactly six small ones and two large ones on his chest, and five on his head. He also has quite a few sectioned parts where joints are, like on his legs and feet. He has three fingers on each hand, each composed of three silver joints, and are attached to a grey metal socket on each palm. Also on his arm are decorative indents in the metal plating. Mokka has one singular orange eye that rests on his bucket-shaped head. Also on his head are three brass funnels On his back, Mokka has two cylindrical tanks that light up when casting magic.[1][2]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Early life[edit | edit source]

Remnants of the Espressos in Kahve Ruins.

Over 12000 years ago,[4] a group from Puffoon called the Espressos settled on Erd. Their leader Dr. Calzone took an interest in the sun and wished to reach Nova, a planet occupying a dimension within the sun's atmosphere. They settled on Erd in hopes of finding a gate from the resident yogart gurus, who could send their souls to Nova at will, but their efforts were for naught. Instead, the Espressos joined with the yogart gurus to construct the Kahve plant, where self-sufficient robots were manufactured. These robots, running on the AI Ribbit Ribbit Alpha, could construct new robots from parts and were powered by gummies produced in Kahve. Development on a Beta version began soon thereafter, which was to be installed in a new line of robots, one of whom would be Latte. The Beta robots initially had five technicians working on them, but as the Alpha robots got out of hand, droves of technicians were called from Puffoon. The Beta robots were capable of bending space, though concepts like "nihil" and "cool" were omitted from their programming.

Around four years later, after neglecting several warnings from the brownies, the Espressos faced a full-scale attack from the natives of Erd. Calzone and his colleagues attempted to fight back by programming a protocol into the AI, which forced the robots to fight the nine stone giant,[5] resulting in the deaths of all but one of them. The Espressos met their fate when the robots, deprived of energy, turned them into gummies and erased them from history. For reasons unknown, many robots were launched off Erd and scattered throughout the universe. In Latte's case, he ended up in Garam Masala in the Dark Realm, where he would remain for thousands of years.

Twenty years before Magical Vacation, an excavation team of dwarves led by Bruschetta discovered Latte in Garam Masala.[6] Unfortunately, the team disbanded after going bankrupt, so they sold Latte and their equipment to a curiosity shop. Principal Biscotti happened upon Latte with Ribbit Ribbit Beta, once thought to be lost hardware, still in tact. He jumped for joy as he purchased Latte, who burst into tears, and enrolled him in Will-o'-Wisp Academy.[7] Biscotti also purchased nine other units, combining their parts to create Latte's current model.[8]

Magical Vacation[edit | edit source]

Latte running to the magic bus.

As Miss Madeleine's class waited to board the magic bus to Valencia Beach, Latte talked with Cassis, Cider, Olive, and Arancia in the academy's music room about alleged disappearances at the Seaside School. Frightened by their stories, he fled the room and ran to the bus, expressing his fear to the protagonist and Peche. As the students talked amongst themselves on the drive to Valencia Beach, Latte overheard a conversation about Chocolat's enrollment in Will-o'-Wisp after being excavated two decades ago. He bragged how he was much the same, but Blueberry remarked that Biscotti purchased him second-hand for only 200 bira. Latte stood his ground, stating his price did not affect his self-worth.

Later that evening, Latte wandered the beach while humming songs and questioning the ways of the world. However, things took a turn for the worst when enigmas suddenly swarmed in, warping all the students to another plane of existence called the Light Realm. Latte managed to reunite with Blueberry, Lemon, Peche, and Candy, though Candy left to look for the other students. As for Latte and the other girls, they stumbled upon Balsamico aboard the magic bus in Ricebird Fields, which was supposedly dragged to the Light Realm during the enigma invasion. Balsamico exclaimed the bus broke down from the impact, and so asked Latte if he could borrow some parts from his body. Appropriately horrified by Balsamico's plan, Latte ran off and was eventually caught by dwarves. While in the dwarves' possession, Latte was remodeled into an oven, and later sold off to Parmesan of souris crime syndicate in Tour de la Roche.

The party managed to invade Tour de la Roche and meet with Parmesan on the top floor, where he learned that Latte was affiliated with them. Offering him ten blue frogs, Parmesan gave Latte back to the students. Latte nervously exclaimed he was ready to be modified for the magic bus, having experienced what it was like to be retooled, and hurried back to Ricebird Fields. By the time the students made it to the bus, Balsamico had tried tinkering with Latte, but found his components to be too worn out. He requested they visit the Iko Domnag factory and have Latte upgraded into a magic power generator, which would give the bus enough energy to warp out of the Light Realm. Conquering several trials and scaling Iko Domnag, the group consulted Grenadine and fought his tartar terrier, after which he remodeled Latte into a magic power generator. The remaining students had been warped to the Dark Realm moments prior, and seeing as the magic bus only had enough energy to warp once, the students opted to return to Will-o'-Wisp in the Material Realm first. While Balsamico and a handful of students stayed behind to repair the bus, Latte and the protagonist entered the academy's summoning machine; the pulses from Latte's generator altered the machine's magic flow, effectively reverse-summoning them into the Dark Realm.

Exploring the Dark Realm and reuniting with more students along the way, the party soon arrived at Opopmat Cave past Muy Mot Desert. There, they met Bruschetta, who reminded Latte of how he was excavated from the underground temple two decades ago. With his motivation reignited, Bruschetta asked that Latte and his friends find the four other members of the excavation team, and encourage them to return to Opopmat Cave.

Resuming their journey, the stakes were drastically raised when Ganache and Candy entered a portal to the Abyssal Realm, with Ganache planning on fusing with the enigmas' former king Kerendu. Fearing the worst, Miss Madeleine retooled Latte and got the bus to warp to the Abyssal Realm. The students pursued the duo, eventually challenging Candy and un-fusing her with the enigma Equillekrew. Their search ended in the cave of reincarnation, Drazzig Grotto, finding Ganache talking with Kerendu. Before a fusion could commence, the students expressed their concerns to Ganache. Latte reminded Ganache of the tranquility he felt sitting by the riverbed, explaining that happiness is easy for anyone to achieve. Defeating Kerendu and interrupting his fusion with Ganache, the party chased him into the Revival Chamber and vanquished him for good. As a group, they left Drazzig Grotto victorious, boarding the magic bus before warping back home.

Return to the Kingdom[edit | edit source]

Rocket Latte blasting off into space.

Years later, Sesame became an antiques researcher and ran Latte under several modifications. The last modification he performed was a rocket, in which he shot Latte from Valencia Beach into the depths of space.[1]

Magical Starsign[edit | edit source]

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Return to Kovomaka[edit | edit source]

Mokka would continue to study at Will-o'-Wisp for the next ten years with Lassi and Chai, as Pico had dropped out to explore Baklava, and Sorbet joined the Space Police after graduation. Lassi published many unsuccessful dissertations on rocket science in that time, and Mokka eventually allowed Lassi to reconstruct his body into a rocket. Moments before liftoff, Chai snuck into Rocket Mokka's storage tank, secretly joining Mokka and Lassi on a journey beyond Baklava.[2]

Other appearances[edit | edit source]

Café au Lait Fight[edit | edit source]

Main article: Café au Lait Fight
A screenshot of Café au Lait Fight.

In 2006, Latte starred in a Flash game called Café au Lait Fight on the Brownie Brown website. It was a shooting game where Latte/Café au Lait was guided by the player's cursor. To defeat enemies, he used ancient magic that could be buffed by summoning spirits. However, because of his limited HP and MP, the player needed to direct him towards special healing characters periodically. Following the closure of both Flash and the Brownie Brown site, very little footage of this game was archived.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit | edit source]

Mokka appears in the game as a trophy and as sticker #629, using his art from Magical Starsign. Like other Magical Vacation series trophies, Magical Vacation is omitted in his appearances.[9][10]

Trophy Description Appearances How to Unlock
Mokka - Trophy.png
Found by the Will-o'-Wisp Academy principal in a curiosity shop, Mokka is an antique robot remade from old parts. Mokka studies with his classmates despite his sometimes different view of things. Physically strong and tough on defense, Mokka also has a sensor for scanning surroundings. We even see Mokka fall in love, depending on the story line.
Magical Starsign
# Sticker Effect Usable by
Mokka - Sticker.png
[Normal] - Resistance +27

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit | edit source]

Mokka appears in the game as spirit no. 1178. In his spirit battle, he is portrayed by R.O.B. on the Great Plateau Tower stage. The reduced speed condition is likely meant to reference ancient magic, which debuffs enemies' agility.[11]

Mokka - Spirit Battle
Mokka - Spirit.png
No. 1178
Team Power SSBU Shield.png | 3700 Rank ★★ ADVANCED
Stage Great Plateau Tower Theme "Attack - Soma Bringer"
Rules Move Speed ↓ Fighters R.O.B.
  • You have reduced move speed
  • Nomenclature[edit | edit source]

    His name in Magical Vacation comes from 'café au lait' meaning 'coffee with milk' in French. His name in the English fan translation, Latte, is derived from this.

    His name in Magical Starsign, Mokka, is German for 'mocha', a mixture of coffee and chocolate.

    Names in Other Languages
    Language Name Meaning
    Flag of the United States.svg English fan translation Latte Rustynail
    Flag of Japan.svg Japanese カフェオレ・ラスティネイルMV
    Café au Lait Rustynail, from café au lait (coffee with milk in French)
    Caffè Latte, from caffè latte (coffee with milk in Italian)
    Flag of France.svg French Mokka From his English name in MS
    Flag of Germany.svg German Mokka From his English name in MS
    Flag of Italy.svg Italian Mokka From his English name in MS
    Flag of Spain.svg Spanish Mokka From his English name in MS

    Trivia[edit | edit source]

    • All of Mokka's earth spells in the Japanese version of Magical Starsign come from German words. Despite his localized name Mokka being a German word, his spells were given new names in overseas releases, including the German localization.
    • Broiled eel is his favorite food.[12]
    • If the protagonist in Magical Starsign is female, Mokka will confess he has feelings for her during the Starfall Festival on Razen.
    • He is made from an ultrametal called karuikane (カルイカネ lit. "lightweight metal").[12]
    • He is Nobuyuki Inoue and Kōji Tsuda's favorite Magical Vacation character.[3]
    • Between the Magical Vacation series, Super Smash Bros. series, and his role in Café au Lait Fight, Mokka is the most represented Magical Vacation character.

    Notes[edit | edit source]

    1. Guard upgrades to cross guard when equipped with the gaian brace.

    References[edit | edit source]

    1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Magical Vacation
    2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Magical Starsign
    3. 3.0 3.1 Magical Vacation rumors § Page 4
    4. カフェオレ: "「オレダッテ ソウダゼ~。オレガ ツクラレタノハ12000ネンマエ ナンダガ グラン・ドラジェニ ミコマレテマホウヲ オシエラレテルンダ。"
    5. Mokka: "Initiating attack algorithm. (Beep.) Target of attack: stone giant."
    6. ブルスケッタ: "「なんでも、かんでも、20年前、ここの地下の神殿からおめぇを掘り出してやったオラの顔、忘れたが!?"
    7. カフェオレ・ラスティネイル
    8. Magical Starsign manual (United States), pg. 9
    9. List of SSBB trophies (Others) - SmashWiki
    10. List of stickers (Others) - SmashWiki
    11. List of spirits (Others) - SmashWiki
    12. 12.0 12.1 Magical Vacation rumors § Page 1

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