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Lylat is the Lylat System's sun, and its namesake. It has not actually appeared in any official main Star Fox series games as of yet, but it has appeared or referenced in supplement materials.

Star Fox 64 logo

It was believed that Lylat was a binary star system, as the Nintendo Power guide calls Solar a star; however, the official Star Fox 64 website and subsequently Star Fox Command both consider Solar to be a planet, and the latter even depicts it with some solid patches of ground. Japanese materials reveal that Solar was always intended to be a planet, making this information either a mistranslation or a one-time localization. It is possible that Solar, like the planets Saturn or Jupiter in our own star system, is in fact a gas planet that generates some of its own heat but still receives most of its energy from the parent Lylat star. Both the official Website and the guide claim that Cornerian scientists speculate that Solar's molten state is the result of being sited between the Sector nebula trio.

Lylat Datalink

With a surface temperature in excess of 3,500 degrees Kelvin, Solar is the undisputed hot spot in the Lylat System. When measured against other stars in the system, however, Solar looks downright frigid. Solar is a red M-Class dwarf, one of the coldest stars in the universe. In contrast, Solar's antithesis, a B-Class blue star, has a searing temperature of 25,000 degrees Kelvin and a life expectancy of a couple billion years. Luckily, M-Class stars burn the slowest and last the longest. Scentists predict that Solar will keep shining in the Lylat System for 100 billion years or more.
—Lylat Datalink; One cool hot spot pg 75

Planetary Compendium

The entire surface of Solar is covered with molten magma. Scientists are still uncertain as to why the planet never cooled from its original formation and remains in this "genesis" state. Some say that its position, directly in the center of the Sector X-Y-Z Triangle, may be the cause.
—Star Fox

A shining blue star appears next the number "64" on the Star Fox 64 3D box artwork, which may be Lylat, since Solar is yellow/red.

Star Fox Adventures

The yellow star seen behind Dinosaur Planet on the map screen of Star Fox Adventures may also be Lylat, since Dinosaur Planet is "on the edge of the Lylat system", and none of the usual locations are visible in orbit.

Assault logo

In "Assault", the Sargasso Space Zone appears to take place either very close a celestial body that can be identified as either Lylat or Solar. However, the fact that Solar is a fiery yellow/red and is located near the Meteo Asteroid Field and Fichina makes Solar the more likely considering that Fichina was the next mission, also an orchestrated rendition of the N64 Solar / Sector Y background music plays throughout the level.


In Star Fox Zero, a distinctive blue star seen on the Lylat map may be Lylat. According to the "History trailer" from Zero, during the cockpit view from the N64 Arwing there's a blue star that would likely be identified as Lylat and the yellow star may likely be Solar.

Lylat System Map SF2

The Lylat Map in "Star Fox 2"

In Star Fox 2, a star (which is presumed to be Lylat) appeared in the Astropolis level. It could also be seen shining at nighttime as Corneria is being assaulted by Andross's Empire after the planet's damage counter reaches 100%, but this can only be seen in fan-patched versions that remove the game's debugging features to resemble a final product.

It resides in the middle of the Lylat system, and the planets (including Solar) orbit it. It is bigger than Solar, and apparently brighter and hotter as well, as even Andross didn't try to build ships that would get as near to it as Solar. Due to its size, the light on most of the planets in the system comes from the Lylat star.


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