Baby Peach

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Baby Peach
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Baby Peach as she appears in Mario Super Sluggers.
Species Human
First Appearance Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time (2005)
Latest Appearance Mario Kart 8 (2014)
Latest Portrayal Samantha Kelly (2008-present)

Baby Peach is a minor character in the Mario series designed to be the infant counterpart of Princess Peach. Since then, she has become a recurring character in spinoff installments alongside Baby Daisy, much like Baby Mario and Baby Luigi did before them.

History

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time

Solo artwork of Baby Peach in her first game appearance. (Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time)

In light of the souring conditions on the Shroob Planet, the Shroobs, led by Elder Princess Shroob and Princess Shroob, plot to invade and destroy the Mushroom Kingdom in order to create a kingdom of their own in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time. Their first target is Baby Peach's Castle. By coincidence, Baby Bowser is also planning his first attack on the kingdom to kidnap Baby Peach. Just as Baby Mario and Baby Luigi arrive for a play date, he breaks into the castle. He defeats Baby Bowser, saving her from the attack.

However, no sooner had Baby Bowser been defeated, the Shroobs begin their attack on the castle. Caught unprepared, the castle is soon declared lost. Realizing that they would be in grave danger if they stay, Baby Bowser calls Kamek and orders him to bring in the Koopa Cruiser. He allows Baby Mario, Baby Luigi, Baby Peach, and Toadsworth the Younger to flee with him. Toadsworth the Younger places the princess in a stroller and rolls her aboard.

Baby Peach laughs at Toadsworth and Toadsworth the Younger.

In the space of time, the Shroobs take over almost all of the Mushroom Kingdom, including Toad Town. Baby Peach's Castle is transformed into Shroob Castle. The Koopa Cruiser is being pursued, but Baby Bowser defeats the Shroob UFOs that attempt to shoot them down. As they pass over Hollijolli Village, the cruisers' pilots notice two attacked "villagers," the future Mario and Luigi, who traveled back in time to find the future Princess Peach. He instructs his minions to ignore them and heads for his castle. Upset, Baby Peach throws a loud tantrum until Baby Bowser finally agrees to land and rescue the "villagers". Baby Mario and Baby Luigi rescue their older selves from the Shroobs and bring them onboard.

Just as they get to Baby Bowser's Castle, Princess Shroob launches a missile, which shoots the Koopa Cruiser down. It crashes into the castle, sending Baby Peach and Toadsworth the Younger flying. He searches the castle with the princess, eventually finding Mario, Luigi, Baby Mario, and Baby Luigi escaping to the future through a Time Hole. They follow, emerging in the Mushroom Kingdom of the future, years after the Shroobs had been defeated and order restored.

Toadsworth the Younger and Baby Peach remain in the future where it was safe while Mario, Luigi, Baby Mario, and Baby Luigi travel back and forth through time to save the Mushroom Kingdom. The efforts of the future Toadsworth and Toadsworth the Younger to amuse the young princess teach the Mario Bros. new moves. When Princess Shroob disguises herself as Princess Peach and follows the brothers to the future, Baby Peach is agitated by the alien princess and cries. Later, the adults realize their mistake and manage to fight Princess Shroob back into the past. After the brothers defeat the Shroobs, save the Mushroom Kingdom of the past, and save the future Princess Peach, they return to the future. Using E. Gadd's time machine, Baby Peach, Toadsworth the Younger, Baby Mario, and Baby Luigi return to the past.

Yoshi's Island DS

Baby Peach helps Yoshi reach a ledge.

In Yoshi's Island DS, Kamek and his Toadies set out to kidnap all seven Star Children so that the adult Bowser from the future can steal their abilities to take over the whole universe. Kamek stages a massive kidnapping of countless babies from all around the Mushroom Kingdom in the hopes of finding the Star Children. Baby Peach is one of many targeted, but is unknown to be one of the Star Children. A Toady enters her castle through a tower window and steals her away. However, the Stork finds Kamek and attacks the pack of Toadies. He manages to release Baby Mario and Baby Peach, who both plummet to Yoshi's Island below, but he fails to rescue Baby Luigi. Baby Peach softens her fall by floating down with her parasol.

The Yoshis gather together with the Stork to discuss what should be done with Baby Peach and Baby Mario. They decide to help the anxious Baby Mario save his brother, who the Stork has not been able to free. In order to reach Baby Bowser's Castle, each Yoshi carries a baby on its back as it treks across the terrain while the Stork carries the other baby in the skies above. In future levels, Baby Peach's face appears on some Baby Coins.

After Baby Peach begins riding on Purple Yoshi's back in Catch the Breeze, she proves herself useful. Baby Peach's first appearance with Baby Mario is in Baby Mario and Baby Peach: Dynamic Duo, where they use teamwork to finish the level. Her parasol assists the Yoshis she rode in terms of Flutter Jump length and also allows them to ride upon strong winds to reach high areas. In Baby DK, the Jungle King!, a pack of Grinders kidnap the princess, but thanks to the help of Baby Donkey Kong, Yoshi is able to save her. Baby Peach meets two other babies at this time: Baby Wario and Baby Bowser. After Baby Wario and Baby Bowser flee off, Baby Peach and the Yoshis later find them in the level, At Last, Bowser's Castle!. The Yoshis find out that Bowser is the one who is plotting the kidnapping of the babies, so the Yoshis and the babies try to defeat Bowser. When Bowser is defeated, Kamek uses magic on him to make him multiply in size. Four Yoshis and four babies team up to try to defeat Bowser. She is among the four babies. Baby Peach teams up with Pink Yoshi during the battle. The Stork returns her to her castle, where she lives peacefully for some time.

Mario Kart series

Mario Kart Wii

Baby Peach riding in the Mini Beast.

Baby Peach makes her first appearance in the Mario series' spinoff installments starting with Mario Kart Wii. She is one of the new participants to the Mario Kart series installments overall and is the only one of them available to be chosen from the start. She is in the small size class, which allows her to drive karts or bikes with high acceleration and good off-road capabilities. However, these karts also have low speed. Like all the other racers, Baby Peach owns one version of each of the karts and bikes in her size class. Her karts and bikes are pink and her symbol is her crown, like the adult Princess Peach.

Baby Peach receives a small speed, acceleration, and handling bonus, but her best stat boost is the weight stat. In fact, among all the playable characters in the game, Baby Peach has the highest amount of stat boosts: fifteen.

The normal and expert staff ghosts for Peach Gardens are recorded using Baby Peach in the Magikruiser and Mini Beast respectively.

Mario Kart 8

Baby Peach returns as a default playable racer in Mario Kart 8. She is a lightweight character, in the group of characters that have the highest acceleration, handling, and grip but with the lowest speed and weight, alongside the other baby characters and Lemmy Koopa. Nin★Fausti's staff ghost in Sweet Sweet Canyon uses Baby Peach.

Mario Super Sluggers

Baby Peach prepares to bat in Yoshi Park. (Mario Super Sluggers)

After Mario Kart Wii, Baby Peach returns to the Mario series spinoff installment scene, but as one of the team players for Mario Super Sluggers. However, Baby Peach is not available from the start for all modes in the game; she first has to be unlocked by completing her scenario during Challenge Mode gameplay. In her case, she is playing hide-and-seek with Baby Daisy prior to Bowser Jr. invading Peach Ice Garden. Frightened, Baby Daisy runs away and hides while Baby Peach remains behind a Toad-shaped bush until her adult self finds her. Upon meeting the criteria involving Baby Peach, she is added to the overall roster for the entire game, and joins Peach's team to challenge Bowser and Bowser Jr.'s teams.

In the Mario Super Sluggers gameplay itself, Baby Peach features a high pitching stat, but her pitching is slightly inferior to her adult counterpart. She is also one of the poorest batters, and her stamina is somewhat low. Despite her shortcomings, through the use of star skills she is able to improve both her pitching and batting. When she is up to bat, Baby Peach uses a large pink rattle to counter pitches from the opposing team. Baby Peach has good chemistry with all the Toads (including Toadsworth, but not Toadette), Baby Mario, Baby Luigi, Baby Daisy, Baby Donkey Kong, and Yoshi.

Mario Tennis Open

Baby Peach in action for the Mario Tennis Open game.

Baby Peach appears for the first time in the Mario Tennis series (developed by Camelot) in Mario Tennis Open. Unlike her adult counterpart, who uses a Technique style of play, Baby Peach leans toward using a Tricky play style process. She is added to the game's roster when the player manages to complete Level 3 of the Ring Shot game. Baby Peach's racket costs 1200 coins for Miis to use. Additionally, Baby Peach's most recent emblem; featuring her crown inside pink bonnett frills, was introduced in this game.

Super Mario-Kun

Baby Peach makes an appearance in the Super Mario-Kun manga. She is seen on the cover of issue 36, which is a volume based Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time. She does not appear in the comic itself, however. Though Baby Peach does not appear on the cover of volume 35 and 37, both Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time-based volumes, she still appears throughout parts of the comics. Her role in the comic is similar to her role in the game.

Cameos

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Baby Peach appears a trophy. The trophy is unlocked by obtaining five hundred other trophies. There is also a sticker of her being carried by the Stork. This sticker raises power by 21.

General information

Personality

Baby Peach in Mario Kart Wii's character' selection screen, waiting to be chosen.

Baby Peach's personality bears similarity to that of her older self. She is mischievous, friendly, clever, pure-hearted, and enjoys the company of others. Baby Peach also exudes charm and elegance. Her playful nature can be seen through her enjoyment of races, baseball, and the antics of Toadsworth and Toadsworth the Younger in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time. However, Baby Peach is quick to tears and tantrums when she gets upset. She uses her temper to control those around her, such as Baby Bowser when, in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, she cries until he agrees to help the adult Mario and Luigi from being attacked by the Shroobs.

Physical description

In Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, her appearance is made to match the current look of Princess Peach. She has large blue eyes, rosy cheeks, and a tiny nose. Baby Peach's full blonde hair is styled in the same way as her adult counterpart, although her hair is not as long down her back. Baby Peach always wears a large crown with red and blue jewels and sucks on a pink pacifier, unlike Baby Rosalina and Baby Daisy (they have gold pacifiers). In Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, she is often seen being pushed in a stroller by Toadsworth the Younger and Toadsworth. Baby Peach is also seen with bright red sneakers. Prior to her Super Smash Bros. Brawl trophy, Baby Peach has updated her outfit since her appearance in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time.

Relationships

As revealed in the introduction of Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, Baby Mario and Baby Luigi are Baby Peach's playmates. Whenever she throws a tantrum, the Baby Mario Bros. can calm her down by playing with her, and the three share good chemistry in Mario Super Sluggers. Prima's official guide for Mario Kart Wii shows that Baby Peach is excited about the race because it is a chance to beat Baby Mario. Mario Kart Wii and Mario Super Sluggers also link Baby Peach with Baby Daisy, with the latter showing them playing hide-and-seek together in the Challenge Mode.

Toadsworth the Younger is Baby Peach's faithful caretaker whose emotional well-being is directly related to the safety and satisfaction of the princess. He tries to stop Baby Bowser from kidnapping her in the outset of Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, and later, he and his older counterpart go to great lengths to keep Baby Peach entertained.

Official profiles and statistics

Main article: List of Baby Peach profiles and statistics

Yoshi's Island DS

Instruction booklet baby abilities information

Baby Peach lets Yoshi Flutter-Jump longer than any other baby, and also lets him fly farther. Catch the wind while Flutter-Jumping to fly across large distances.

  • Special Ability: Floating

Mario Kart Wii

Baby Peach's complete vehicle roster.
  • Class: Light Weight
  • Stats:
    • Acceleration:***/***
    • Top Speed:*/***
    • Off-Road:***/***
  • Site Bio: "Although she needs a little help reaching the gas pedal, Baby Peach is a racing force in a petite frame."
  • Site Bio 2: "A born competitor is ready to play-and burn rubber!"
  • Guide Bio: Baby Peach loves to fly, and she's very excited about the chance to defeat Baby Mario. Again!
  • Actual Bonuses
    • Speed: +3
    • Weight: +6
    • Acceleration: +3
    • Handling: +3

List of game appearances by date

Title Description Original Release Date System/Format
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Non-Playable Character North America:
November 28, 2005
Nintendo DS
Yoshi's Island DS Unlockable Playable Character North America:
November 13, 2006
Nintendo DS
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Appearance as a Trophy Japan:
January 31, 2008
Wii
Mario Kart Wii Playable Character Japan:
April 10, 2008
Wii
Mario Super Sluggers Unlockable Playable Character Japan:
June 19, 2008
Wii
Mario Tennis Open Unlockable Playable Character North America:
May 20, 2012
Nintendo 3DS
Mario Kart 8 Playable Character Japan:
May 29, 2014
Wii U

Gallery

For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Baby Peach.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ベビィピーチ
Bebyipīchi
Baby Peach
Spanish Bebé Peach Baby Peach
French Bébé Peach Baby Peach
Dutch Baby Peach -
German Baby Peach -
Italian Baby Peach -
Portuguese (NOA) Peach Bebê Baby Peach
Portuguese (NOE) Peach Bebé Baby Peach
Russian Малышка Пич
Malyshka Pich
Baby Peach