Artichoker

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Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars Enemy
KRIFFID.png
Artichoker
Location(s) Booster Pass
HP 200
FP 100
Attack 50
Defense 54
Magic Attack 27
Magic Defense 24
Speed 7
Evade 0%
Magic Evade 20%
Special Attacks Static E!, Stench, Recover
Special Defense Thunder
Weak Point Jump, Fire
Item Dropped Fright Bomb
Coins Dropped 10
Flower Dropped DEFENSE UP! Flower
Flower Odds 80%
Experience Gained 12
Yoshi Cookie Item Mid Mushroom
Success Rate 100%
Related Kriffid
Psychopath Thought
"Relax a little, okay?"

An Artichoker is an Artichoke-like monster that can be found in Booster Pass. This creature resembles an ordinary shrub. However, an Artichoker has tiny legs instead of roots, allowing it to move. The plant creature also has a head (that resembles a bullfrog) that remains hidden behind its protective leaves. Both the legs and the head are revealed when an Artichoker attacks.

An Artichoker disguised as a shrub.

Most of the time, Artichokers remain stationary, appearing to be normal shrubs. This is, in fact, a clever survival mechanism that allows the Artichokers to prey on unsuspecting travelers. Since items can sometimes be found in shrubs, an unlucky adventurer may accidentally stumble across an Artichoker, instead of treasure. After falling for the deception, the adventurer will have to fight the plant monster in combat. Unfortunately for the traveler, Artichokers prove to be very tough opponents.

In battle, the Artichoker's leaves form a barrier that protect the monster's head, giving the Artichoker high physical defense. Also, an Artichoker has two primary attacks when engaged in combat. The first is causing damage by scuttling around on its tiny feet. An Artichoker can also shoot bubbles that cause damage on contact. Additionally, the Artichoker can use the lightning attack Static E!, and spray chemicals to poison unlucky travelers. If an Artichoker is hit with a special attack, it will use Recover to heal itself or other enemies on the battlefield.

Artichokers are the relatives of the Kriffids. Another plant-based monster, the Carroboscis, also resides in Booster Pass but is not related to the Artichoker.

Names in Other Languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ソソクサ
Sosokusa
German Artischocker Pun on Artischocke (Artichoke) and Schocker (shocker)

Trivia[edit]

  • Artichoker's name comes from an artichoke flower, a perennial flower native to the Mediterranean region.