List of power-ups

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This article is about the power-ups found in different games. For information about the space in Mario Party 3, see Power-up Space.

Power-ups give special abilities upon using them. Most of the effects make fighting and/or exploration easier. Below is a list of the different power-ups found in their respective debut games.

Super Mario Bros.[edit]

Image Item Effect
SMB Supermushroom.svg Super Mushroom Turns Small Mario into Super Mario, allowing him to withstand damage, break Brick Blocks, and find other power-ups.
SMBFireFlower.gif Fire Flower Transforms Mario into Fire Mario, letting him throw fireballs.
Starman.gif Super Star Makes Mario briefly invincible.

Super Mario Bros. 3[edit]

Image Item Effect
SuperLeaf SMB3.png Super Leaf Turns Mario into Raccoon Mario, letting him fly, glide, and tail whip.
FrogSuit.png Frog Suit Turns Mario into Frog Mario, allowing him to swim faster in any direction and jump higher.
TanookiSuitSMB3.png Tanooki Suit Turns Mario into Tanooki Mario, which gives him the same abilities as the Super Leaf, but also lets him briefly turn into a statue.
HammerSuitSMB3.png Hammer Suit Turns Mario into Hammer Mario, letting him throw powerful hammers and block enemies' fireballs by crouching.
PWingSMB3.png P-Wing Similar to the Super Leaf, but allows Mario or Luigi to fly indefinitely for one level. Taking damage, grabbing a non-flight-based power-up, or finishing the level ends the P-Wing's effect.
Kuribo Shoe.png Goomba's Shoe Lets Mario hop across spikes and sharp-toothed or spiky enemies, such as Munchers and Spinies, when ridden. Taking damage or clearing the level removes the Goomba's Shoe.

Super Mario Land[edit]

Image Item Effect
SuperFlowerPower-Up.png Super Flower Turns Mario into Superball Mario, letting him toss superballs. These bounce at 45 degree angles and can collect coins.

Super Mario World[edit]

Image Item Effect
Feather.PNG Cape Feather Turns Mario into Caped Mario, letting him fly, glide, ground smash, and cape spin foes (similar to the Super Leaf).
P-Balloon SMW.PNG Power Balloon Temporarily inflates Mario, allowing him to float.
Yoshi's Wings.png Yoshi's Wings Turns Yoshi into Winged Yoshi, granting infinite flight and access to Coin Heaven.

Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins[edit]

Image Item Effect
Carrot.png Carrot Turns Mario into Bunny Mario, letting him slow his descent or hover in midair.

Super Mario 64[edit]

Image Item Effect
WingCapSM64.PNG Wing Cap Turns Mario into Wing Mario, offering temporary flight after doing a Triple Jump or being shot from a cannon.
SM64 VanishCap.JPG Vanish Cap Turns Mario into Vanish Mario, making him temporarily intangible, allowing him to walk through enemies, chain link fences and walk into mirrors.
MetalCap.jpg Metal Cap Turns Mario into Metal Mario, making him briefly invulnerable and heavy. He also doesn't need to breathe, which lets him resist toxic fumes and walk underwater.

Super Mario 64 DS[edit]

Image Item Effect
Power Flower.PNG Power Flower Works as a Power Balloon for Mario, Vanish Cap for Luigi, and a Metal Cap for Wario, and gives Yoshi fire-breath.
Mariohat.jpg Mario's Cap Gives Luigi, Wario or Yoshi the abilities and physical appearance of Mario.
SM64DS Luigi'sHat.jpg Luigi's Cap Gives Mario, Wario or Yoshi the abilities and physical appearance of Luigi.
SM64DS Wario'sHat.jpg Wario's Cap Gives Mario, Luigi, or Yoshi the abilities and physical appearance of Wario.

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time[edit]

Image Item Effect
IceFlower.PNG Ice Flower Lets the Mario Bros. and baby Mario Bros. throw iceballs.
CopyFlower.png Copy Flower Creates clones of the Mario Bros. and baby Mario Bros. (similar to the Double Cherry)
MixFlower.png Mix Flower Allows all the Bros. to throw fireballs to form a giant one.

New Super Mario Bros.[edit]

Image Item Effect
ShellNSMB.png Blue Shell Turns Mario into Shell Mario, letting him slide as a shell, hide to block most attacks, and swim faster.
Mini Shroom.png Mini Mushroom Turns Mario into Mini Mario, letting him walk on water, make floaty jumps, and enter tiny passages.
Mega Mushroom Artwork - Mario Kart Wii.png Mega Mushroom Turns Mario into Mega Mario, letting him destroy almost anything.

Super Paper Mario[edit]

Image Item Effect
PadPill SPM.png Pal Pill Creates 8 small 8-bit versions of Mario, Luigi, Peach, or Bowser, which attack whatever enemies they come into contact with.
MegaStar SPM.png Mega Star Temporarily makes Mario giant and 8-bit (same as the Mega Mushroom).
SpeedFlower SPM.png Speed Flower Temporarily speeds up time; triples value of coins and points.
SlowFlower SPM.png Slow Flower Temporarily slows down time; triples value of coins and points.

Super Mario Galaxy[edit]

Image Item Effect
SMG BeeSuit.jpg Bee Mushroom Turns Mario into Bee Mario, allowing him to fly for a short time, walk on clouds and flowers, and stick to honeycombs.
SMG BooSuit.jpg Boo Mushroom Turns Mario into Boo Mario, allowing him to go through fences and read Booish.
Spring Mushroom.png Spring Mushroom Turns Mario into Spring Mario, letting him jump higher.
Red Star.png Red Star Turns Mario into Flying Mario, letting him fly freely by spinning.
SMG RainbowStar.jpg Rainbow Star Turns Mario into Rainbow Mario, making him briefly invincible (same as a Super Star: in the Super Mario Galaxy series, this is used instead in order to avoid confusion between a Super Star and a Power Star.)

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

Image Item Effect
Propeller Mushroom.png Propeller Mushroom Turns Mario into Propeller Mario, letting him fly through the air and drill (while in midair) to land faster.
Penguinsuit.png Penguin Suit Turns Mario into Penguin Mario, letting him slide on his belly, throw iceballs, and swim more freely (similar to the Blue Shell, Ice Flower, and Frog Suit). He also has webbed feet, so he doesn't slide when he's on ice.

Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

Image Item Effect
SMG2 Cloudflower.png Cloud Flower Transforms Mario into Cloud Mario, enabling him to create up to 3 cloud platforms (which are replenished by another Cloud Flower), make floaty jumps, and walk on clouds.
SMG2 RockMushroom.JPG Rock Mushroom Turns Mario into Rock Mario, who can destroy enemies and objects by rolling into them.
Transform nav dash active.png Dash Pepper Turns Yoshi into Dash Yoshi, temporarily causing him to dash at very high speeds.
Transform nav balloon active.png Blimp Fruit Turns Yoshi into Blimp Yoshi, temporarily causing him to puff up and float.
Transform nav light active.png Bulb Berry Turns Yoshi into Bulb Yoshi, temporarily allowing him to reveal and stand on platforms that otherwise would not be there.
SpinDrill.png Spin Drill An item that allows Mario to drill though dirt by shaking the Wii Remote which sends him to the other side of the planet Mario is currently on.

Super Mario 3D Land[edit]

Image Item Effect
BoomerangFlower-SM3DL (transparency).png Boomerang Flower Transforms Mario into Boomerang Mario, enabling him to throw a boomerang at enemies. The boomerang can also collect coins and activate Checkpoint Flags.
Statueleaf.png Statue Leaf Lets Mario glide, turn into Statue Mario, and tail whip (similar to the Tanooki Suit).
InvincibilityleafNSMB2.png Invincibility Leaf Transforms Mario into White Tanooki Mario, which grants him all the powers of the Super Leaf, as well as unlimited invincibility.
PropellerBlock-SM3DL.png Propeller Box Allows Mario to whirl up and slowly descend, similar to the Propeller Mushroom. Taking damage or clearing the level removes the box, rewarding an extra life in the latter case.
Shiny Question Block Artwork - Super Mario 3D World.png Coin Box Grants Mario infinite coins when worn. Taking damage or clearing the level removes the box, rewarding an extra life in the latter case.

New Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

Image Item Effect
GoldFlower.png Gold Flower Turns Mario into Gold Mario, letting him launch golden fireballs, which explode with a small blast radius. Any enemies hit will give coins, depending on the number of enemies hit. These fireballs can also hit ? Blocks and turn Brick Blocks into coins. Taking damage, grabbing an Invincibility Leaf or Mega Mushroom, or clearing the level ends the Gold Flower's effect.
GoldbrickblockNSMB2.png Gold Block Similar to the Coin Box, but grants Mario up to 100 coins when worn. Taking damage or clearing the level removes the box, rewarding coins in the latter case. Hitting a Gold Block from either side, above, or while wearing one causes 50 coins to spout out instead.

New Super Mario Bros. U[edit]

Image Item Effect
WiiU NewMarioU 4 item01 E3.png Super Acorn Turns Mario into Flying Squirrel Mario, allowing him to glide, cling to walls, and midair jump.
P-acornitem.png P-Acorn Turns Mario into Power Squirrel Mario, which grants him all the powers of the Super Acorn, but also lets him make midair jumps indefinitely for one level. Taking damage, grabbing a non-flight-based power-up, or clearing the level ends the P-Acorn's effect.
Purplestar.png Boost Star Temporarily makes it possible to defeat enemies or break blocks by tapping them on the GamePad.

Super Mario 3D World[edit]

Image Item Effect
Super Bell Artwork - Super Mario 3D World.png Super Bell Turns Mario into Cat Mario, allowing him to climb up walls and poles, sprint quicker, and slash enemies with his claws.
Double Cherry Artwork - Super Mario 3D World.png Double Cherry Turns Mario into Double Mario. There can be up to 5 clones of each player on screen.
Luckybell SM3DW.png Lucky Bell Turns Mario into Lucky Cat Mario, which grants him all the powers of the Super Bell, and also lets him turn into Golden Statue Mario with a Ground Pound. Golden Statue Mario earns coins while falling, and is invincible.
Kuribon Shoe Artwork - Super Mario 3D World.png Ice Skate When the player is in an Ice Skate, they can skate on the ice, move quicker, and are also immune to certain enemies and spikes. However, they will not be able to stop moving, and if the player hits a wall or a Walleye, they will lose the item.
Goomba Hat Artwork - Super Mario 3D World.png Goomba Mask Disguises the player as a Goomba, allowing one to sneak by certain enemies.
Piranha Plant Artwork - Super Mario 3D World.png Potted Piranha Plant Eats other enemies and items when held.
Cannon Box (alt) - Super Mario 3D World.png Cannon Box Continuously fires chargeable cannonballs when worn, which can collect items and break cracked walls and Grey Brick Blocks.
Light Box Artwork - Super Mario 3D World.png Light Box Shines a light when worn, which can defeat ghostly enemies.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker[edit]

Image Item Effect
Pickaxe CTTT.png Super Pickaxe Temporarily allows the player to defeat any enemy and break Brick Blocks.
Mysterious Mushroom Captain Toad.png Invincibility Mushroom Makes the player invincible for the entirety of a level, similar to the Invincibility Leaf.

Super Mario Maker[edit]

Image Item Effect
SMM-SMB-BuzzyBeetle-Shell-Helmet.png Buzzy Beetle Hat A Buzzy Beetle that has retreated into its shell, which can be worn by Mario to protect him from attacks from above.
SMM-SMB-Stiletto.pngHigh heel.png High-heel Goomba's Shoe A high-heel variant of the Goomba's Shoe.
SMM-SMB-LuigiMushroom.png Weird Mushroom Makes Mario skinnier, and gives him Luigi's physics, including jumping higher, but with worse traction.
SMM-SMB-Spiny-Shell-Helmet.png Spiny Hat A Spiny that has retreated into its shell, which can be worn by Mario to defeat enemies that fall on him.
SMM Mystery Mushroom.png Mystery Mushroom By tapping an amiibo onto the Wii U GamePad in the Super Mario Bros. graphical style, it turns Mario into Costume Mario, giving him that character's appearance.
SMM-SMB-Mushroom.pngSMM-SMB-30th-Anniversery-Amiibo-ModernMushroom.png Big Mushroom Turns Mario into a giant version of his standard self, though this can only be used in the Super Mario Bros. graphical style.