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, with a selection of their sprites and a list of their respective Mario games.

Item Image Games Effect
1-Up Mushroom SMB 1-upmushroom.png SMB2 1-upmushroom.png SMB3 1-up.png SMW 1-up.png 1-Up Mushroom - New Super Mario Bros.png Super Mario Bros., SMB Special, SMB: The Lost Levels, SMB2, SMB3, Super Mario World, Super Mario 64, SM64 DS, Super Mario Sunshine, New Super Mario Bros., NSMB Wii, NSMB2, NSMBU, Super Mario Galaxy, SMG2, Super Mario 3D Land, SM3D World, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Grants Mario an extra life.
1 UP Heart SMLHeart.png Heart 1up.png DKGB 1-Up.png Super Mario Land, SML2: 6 Golden Coins, Donkey Kong (Game Boy) Grants Mario an extra life. (Greyscale-friendly version of 1-Up Mushroom)
3-Up Moon 3upMoonSprite.png Super Mario World, , Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 (e-Reader-exclusive item), New Super Mario Bros. U, New Super Luigi U Grants Mario three extra lives.
+ Clock SMB Special Clock sprite.png Plus Clock Artwork - Super Mario 3D World.png Super Mario Bros. Special, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Super Mario 3D Land, SM3D World, New Super Mario Bros. 2 Increases Mario's Time Limit for a level or task.
Bee Mushroom SMG BeeSuit.jpg Super Mario Galaxy, SMG2 Transforms Mario into Bee Mario, allowing him to fly for a short time, walk on clouds and flowers, and stick to honeycombs.
Big Mushroom SMM-SMB-Mushroom.png SMM-SMB-30th-Anniversery-Amiibo-ModernMushroom.png Super Mario Maker (functional in SMB style only) Transforms Mario into Big Mario, allowing him to destroy Brick Blocks, Ice Blocks and hard blocks by running into them or jumping on them. Also gives the screen a "CRT" effect, and changes enemies' appearance, in a way typically involving moustaches.
Blimp Fruit Transform nav balloon active.png Super Mario Galaxy 2 Temporarily transforms Yoshi into Blimp Yoshi, temporarily causing him to puff up and float (similar to the Power Balloon).
Blue Shell ShellNSMB.png New Super Mario Bros., Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story Transforms Mario into Shell Mario, letting him slide as a shell, hide to block most attacks, and swim faster.
Boo Mushroom SMG BooSuit.jpg Super Mario Galaxy, SMG2 Transforms Mario into Boo Mario, allowing him to go through fences and read Booish.
Boomerang Flower BoomerangFlower-SM3DL (transparency).png Super Mario 3D Land, SM3D World Transforms Mario into Boomerang Mario, enabling him to throw a boomerang at enemies. The boomerang can also collect coins and activate Checkpoint Flags.
Boost Star Purplestar.png New Super Mario Bros. U, New Super Luigi U Temporarily makes it possible to defeat enemies or break blocks by tapping them on the GamePad.
Bulb Berry Transform nav light active.png Super Mario Galaxy 2 Temporarily transforms Yoshi into Bulb Yoshi, allowing him to reveal and stand on platforms that otherwise would not be there.
Buzzy Beetle Shell Helmet SMB Beetle Shell Helmet.png SMM-SMB3-BuzzyBeetleShell.png SMM-SMW-BuzzyBeetleShell.png Super Mario Maker A Buzzy Beetle's empty shell, which can be worn by Mario to protect him from attacks from above, and to destroy Brick Blocks in the same way as Super Mario.
Cannon Box Cannon Box (alt) - Super Mario 3D World.png Super Mario 3D World Continuously fires chargeable cannonballs when worn, which can collect items and break cracked walls and Grey Brick Blocks.
Cape Feather Feather.PNG Super Mario World, Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 (e-Reader-exclusive item), Super Mario Maker (SMW style only) Transforms Mario into Cape Mario, letting him fly, glide, ground smash, and cape spin foes (similar to the Super Leaf).
Carrot Carrot.png Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins Transforms Mario into Bunny Mario, letting him slow his descent or hover in midair.
Cloud Flower SMG2 Cloudflower.png Super Mario Galaxy 2 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.
Coin Box Shiny Question Block Artwork - Super Mario 3D World.png Super Mario 3D Land, SM3D World Grants Mario infinite coins when worn. Taking damage or clearing the level removes the box, rewarding an extra life in the latter case.
Copy Flower CopyFlower.png Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Creates clones of the Mario Bros. and baby Mario Bros. (similar to the Double Cherry)
Dash Pepper Transform nav dash active.png Super Mario Galaxy 2 Temporarily transforms Yoshi into Dash Yoshi, causing him to dash at very high speeds.
Double Cherry Double Cherry Artwork - Super Mario 3D World.png Super Mario 3D World, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Transforms Mario into Double Mario, similar to the Copy Flower. There can be up to 5 clones of each player on screen.
Fire Flower Fire Flower SMB.gif SMB3-FireFlower-CardGame.png FlowerSMW.PNG FireFlowerTTYD.PNG Powerup-fire-flower-sm.png Super Mario Bros., SMB Special, SMB: The Lost Levels, SMB3, Super Mario World, Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, New Super Mario Bros., NSMB Wii, NSMB2, NSBMU, New Super Luigi U, Super Mario 3D Land, SM3D World, Super Mario Maker, Mario is Missing! (PC only), Paper Mario, PM: Thousand Year Door, PM: Sticker Star, Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, M&L: Bowser's Inside Story, M&L: Dream Team, M&L: Paper Jam Transforms Mario into Fire Mario until he takes damage, letting him throw fireballs.
Fire Flower SMG.png Super Mario Galaxy, SMG2 Temporarily transforms Mario into Fire Mario (for 20 seconds), letting him throw fireballs.
Flower SuperFlowerPower-Up.png Super Mario Land Transforms Mario into Superball Mario, letting him toss superballs. These bounce at 45 degree angles and can collect coins.
Frog Suit FrogSuit.png Super Mario Bros. 3 Transforms Mario into Frog Mario, allowing him to swim faster in any direction and jump higher.
Gold Block GoldbrickblockNSMB2.png New Super Mario Bros. 2 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 another one causes 50 coins to spout out instead.
Gold Flower GoldFlower.png New Super Mario Bros. 2 Transforms 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.
Goomba Mask Goomba Hat Artwork - Super Mario 3D World.png Super Mario 3D World Disguises the player as a Goomba, allowing one to sneak by certain enemies.
Goomba's Shoe Kuribo Shoe.png SMM-SMB3-Goomba'sShoe-Jump.png SMM-SMB3-HighHeel-Goomba.png SMM-SMB-Stiletto.png Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario Maker (SMB and SMB3 styles only) 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. A high-heel variant is present in Super Mario Maker, as are big versions that can Ground Pound (high-heeled Ground Pound breaks blocks) and winged versions that can Flutter Jump.
Hammer HammerDonkeyKong.png DKGB Hammer.png Hammersprite.png Donkey Kong, Super Mario Bros. Special, Donkey Kong (Game Boy), Mario vs. Donkey Kong An item that causes Mario to uncontrollably swing the hammer for a short time, destroying enemy objects.
Hammer Suit HammerSuitSMB3.png Super Mario Bros. 3 Transforms Mario into Hammer Mario, letting him throw powerful hammers and block enemies' fireballs by crouching.
Ice Flower IceFlower.PNG Powerup-ice-flower-sm.png Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, NSMBU Transforms Mario into Ice Mario, letting him throw Ice Balls.
SMG IceFlower.jpg Super Mario Galaxy Temporarily transforms Mario into Ice Mario, granting him fire immunity and letting him walk or skate across water and lava and freeze foes on contact (but not throw Ice Balls).
Ice Skate Kuribon Shoe Artwork - Super Mario 3D World.png Super Mario 3D World 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.
Invincibility Leaf InvincibilityleafNSMB2.png Super Mario 3D Land, New Super Mario Bros. 2, SM3D World Transforms Mario into White Tanooki Mario (SM3Dx) or White Raccoon Mario (NSMB2), which grants him all the powers of the Super Leaf, as well as unlimited invincibility.
Invincibility Mushroom Mysterious Mushroom Captain Toad.png Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Makes the player invincible for the entirety of a level, similar to the Invincibility Leaf.
Life Mushroom Lifeshroom.png Super Mario Galaxy, SMG2 Doubles the size of Mario's Health Meter until damage equivalent to the increased amount is taken.
Light Box Light Box Artwork - Super Mario 3D World.png Super Mario 3D World Shines a light when worn, which can defeat ghostly enemies.
Lucky Bell Lucky Bell.png Super Mario 3D World Transforms Mario into Lucky Cat Mario, which grants him all the powers of the Cat form, and also lets him turn into Golden Statue Mario with a Ground Pound. Golden Statue Mario earns coins while falling, and is invincible.
Luigi's Cap SM64DS Luigi'sHat.jpg Super Mario 64 DS Gives Mario, Wario or Yoshi the abilities and physical appearance of Luigi.
Mario's Cap Mariohat.jpg Super Mario 64 DS Gives Luigi, Wario or Yoshi the abilities and physical appearance of Mario.
Mega Mushroom MegamushroomNSMB2.png New Super Mario Bros., NSMB2, Super Mario 3D World, Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Temporarily transforms Mario into Mega Mario, making him giant and able to destroy everything in his path.
Mega Star MegaStar SPM.png Super Paper Mario Temporarily transforms Mario into Mega Mario, making him giant and able to destroy everything in his path. Similar to the Mega Mushroom, bar the fact that the character becomes their Super Mario Bros. sprite in Mega form.
Metal Cap MetalCap.jpg Super Mario 64 Temporarily transforms 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.
Mini Mushroom Mini Shroom.png New Super Mario Bros., NSMB Wii, NSMB2, NSMBU, New Super Luigi U Transforms Mario into Mini Mario, letting him walk on water, make floaty jumps, and enter tiny passages.
Mix Flower MixFlower.png Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Allows all the Bros. to throw fireballs to form a giant one.
Mystery Mushroom SMM Mystery Mushroom.png Super Mario Maker (SMB style only) Transforms Mario into Costume Mario, giving him a random character's appearance, as well as the Super form's abilities, though this can only be used in the Super Mario Bros. graphical style.
P-Acorn P-acornitem.png New Super Mario Bros. U, New Super Luigi U Transforms Mario into P Flying Squirrel Mario, which grants him all the powers of the Flying Squirrel form, but also lets him make infinite midair jumps for one level. Taking damage, grabbing a non-flight-based power-up, or clearing the level ends the P-Acorn's effect.
P-Wing PWingSMB3.png Super Mario Bros. 3 Transforms Mario into an upgraded Raccoon Mario, giving him infinite flight for one level. Taking damage, grabbing a non-flight-based power-up, or finishing the level ends the P-Wing's effect.
P-Wing.PNG Super Mario 3D Land Warps Mario to the end of a level.
Pal Pill PadPill SPM.png Super Paper Mario Creates eight small 8-bit versions of Mario, Luigi, Peach, or Bowser, which attack whatever enemies they come into contact with.
Penguin Suit Penguinsuit.png New Super Mario Bros. Wii, NSMBU, New Super Luigi U Transforms Mario into Penguin Mario, letting him slide on his belly, throw Ice Balls, and swim more freely (similar to the Blue Shell, Ice Flower, and Frog Suit respectively). He also has webbed feet, so he doesn't slide when he's on ice.
Potted Piranha Plant Piranha Plant Artwork - Super Mario 3D World.png Super Mario 3D World, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Eats other enemies and items when held.
Power Balloon P-Balloon SMW.PNG Super Mario World Temporarily transforms Mario into Balloon Mario, allowing him to float.
Power Flower Power Flower.PNG Super Mario 64 DS Works as a Power Balloon for Mario, Vanish Cap for Luigi, a Metal Cap for Wario, and gives Yoshi Fire Breath.
Propeller Box PropellerBlock-SM3DL.png New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Super Mario 3D Land, SM3D World 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.
Propeller Mushroom Propeller Mushroom.png New Super Mario Bros. Wii, NSMBU, New Super Luigi U, Super Mario Maker (NSMBU style only) Transforms Mario into Propeller Mario, letting him fly through the air and drill (while in midair) to land faster.
Rainbow Star SMG RainbowStar.jpg Super Mario Galaxy, SMG2 Temporarily transforms Mario into Rainbow Mario, making him 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.)
Red Star Red Star.png Super Mario Galaxy Transforms Mario into Flying Mario, letting him fly freely by spinning.
Rock Mushroom SMG2 RockMushroom.JPG Super Mario Galaxy 2 Transforms Mario into Rock Mario, which lets him destroy enemies and objects by rolling into them.
Slow Flower SlowFlower SPM.png Super Paper Mario Temporarily slows down time; triples value of coins and points.
Speed Flower SpeedFlower SPM.png Super Paper Mario Temporarily speeds up time; triples value of coins and points.
Spin Drill SpinDrill.png Super Mario Galaxy 2 An item that allows Mario to drill though dirt, which sends him to the other side of the planet Mario is currently on.
Spiny Shell Helmet SMM-SMB-Spiny-Shell-Helmet.png SMM-SMB3-SpinyShell.png Super Mario Maker A Spiny's empty shell, which can be worn by Mario to defeat enemies that fall on him and destroy ? Blocks and Hard Blocks in a similar way to Brick Blocks.
Spring Mushroom Spring Mushroom.png Super Mario Galaxy, SMG2 Transforms Mario into Spring Mario, letting him jump higher.
Statue Leaf Statueleaf.png Super Mario 3D Land Lets Mario glide, turn into Statue Mario, and tail whip (similar to the Tanooki Suit, but without flight).
Super Acorn WiiU NewMarioU 4 item01 E3.png New Super Mario Bros. U, New Super Luigi U Transforms Mario into Flying Squirrel Mario, allowing him to glide, cling to walls, and midair jump.
Super Bell Super Bell Artwork - Super Mario 3D World.png Super Mario 3D World Transforms Mario into Cat Mario, allowing him to climb up walls and poles, sprint quicker, and slash enemies with his claws.
Super Leaf SuperLeaf SMB3.png Super Mario Bros. 3, New Super Mario Bros. 2, Super Mario Maker (SMB3 style only) Transforms Mario into Raccoon Mario, letting him fly, glide, and tail whip.
SuperleafNSMB2.png Super Mario 3D Land, SM3D World Transforms Mario into Tanooki Mario, but only lets him glide and tail whip.
Super Mushroom SMB Supermushroom.png Mushroomsmb3.png MushroomSMW.PNG Mushroom2.PNG Super Mario Bros., SMB Special, SMB: The Lost Levels, SMB3, Super Mario World, Super Mario Land, SML2: 6 Golden Coins, New Super Mario Bros., NSMB Wii, NSMB2, NSMBU, Super Mario 3D Land, SM3D World, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Super Mario Maker Transforms Small Mario into Super Mario, allowing him to withstand damage, break Brick Blocks, and find other power-ups.
Mushroom sm64ds.png Super Mario 64 DS Temporarily transforms Mario into Mega Mario, similar to the Mega Mushroom in other games, making Mario giant for a short time and allows him to destroy everything in his path.
Super Pickaxe Pickaxe CTTT.png Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Temporarily allows the player to defeat any enemy and break Brick Blocks.
Super Star Starman.gif SMB3 Star.gif NSMB Star.gif Super Star Artwork - Super Mario 3D World.png Super Mario Bros., SMB Special, SMB: The Lost Levels, SMB2, SMB3, Super Mario World, Super Mario Land, SML2: 6 Golden Coins, Wario Land New Super Mario Bros., NSMB Wii, NSMB2, NSMBU, New Super Luigi U, Super Mario 3D Land, SM3D World, Super Mario Maker Temporarily transforms Mario into Invincible Mario, allowing him to destroy most enemies by touch, while immune to all attacks.
Tanooki Suit TanookiSuitSMB3.png Super Mario Bros. 3 Transforms Mario into Tanooki Mario, which gives him the same abilities as the Raccoon form, but also lets him briefly turn into a statue.
Vanish Cap SM64 VanishCap.JPG Super Mario 64 Temporarily transforms Mario into Vanish Mario; making him intangible and allowing him to walk through enemies, chain link fences, ice, & mirrors.
Wario's Cap SM64DS Wario'sHat.jpg Super Mario 64 DS Gives Mario, Luigi, or Yoshi the abilities and physical appearance of Wario.
Weird Mushroom SMM-SMB-LuigiMushroom.png Super Mario Maker (SMB style only) Makes Mario skinnier, and gives him Luigi's physics, including jumping higher, but with worse traction.
Wing Smbswing.png Super Mario Bros. Special Temporarily allows Mario to fly through the air as if swimming.
Wing Cap WingCapSM64.PNG Super Mario 64 Temporarily transforms Mario into Wing Mario, letting him fly after doing a Triple Jump or being shot from a cannon or glide.
Yoshi's Wings Yoshi's Wings.png Super Mario World Transforms Yoshi into a blue Winged Yoshi, granting infinite flight for one level and access to Coin Heaven. The permanent wings disappear when the level is completed, but Yoshi remains a Blue Yoshi thereafter (SNES version only).