Frog Mario

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Frog Mario
FrogMario SMB3.jpg
Used on Mario, Luigi, Peach, Toad, Bowser
Item Needed Frog Suit
Power(s) Given Swim faster, go through currents, high jump
First Appearance Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988)
Latest Appearance Super Mario Maker (as a costume) (2015)

“Oh me, oh my! You've been transformed! Shall I change you back with this wand?”
Kings, Super Mario Bros. 3

Frog Mario is an alternate form of Mario and Luigi that can be attained by acquiring a Frog Suit in the game Super Mario Bros. 3. Frog Mario can swim faster than regular Mario, allowing him to overcome currents in his path. Controlling Mario while swimming is also easier, as he can stop instantly, in a single spot in the water, and swim in any direction. However, Frog Mario's walking and running ability is greatly decreased. In fact, Frog Mario can only hop on the ground like a frog. As such, Frog Mario's jumping ability is greater than regular Mario's. Also, Frog Mario can run when carrying an item such as a Koopa Shell. It will also prevent Big Bertha from eating the player.

In The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, Princess Toadstool and Toad were also able to use the Frog Suit. King Koopa also had the ability to transform himself through the use of a Power Pendant.

Frog Mario also appears as one of the unlockable Mystery Mushroom costumes in Super Mario Maker.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カエルマリオ
Kaeru Mario
Frog Mario
French Mario-Grenouille Frog Mario
German Frosch-Mario Frog Mario
Italian Mario Rana Frog Mario


  • In the Club Nintendo comic "Mario will hoch hinaus", Mario is seen jumping around, saying, "It's great to be a frog", despite not wearing the Frog Suit.
  • Two transformations have this same underwater effect: Shell Mario and Penguin Mario.
  • It is impossible to complete some levels while wearing the Frog Suit, particularly Fortress Levels, as there are sections that players need to crouch to pass.