“Mario, you're my knight in shining armor!”
Princess Peach, originally called Princess Toadstool, sometimes referred to as Princess Peach Toadstool or simply Peach (Japanese: ピーチ姫, Pīchi-hime) is the princess of the Mushroom Kingdom. Peach first appeared in Super Mario Bros.. She was created by Shigeru Miyamoto to be the damsel-in-distress throughout most Mario games. She resides in her castle along with many Toads. Her kingdom is often attacked by the Koopa Troop, led by Bowser.
Peach has an affinity for the color pink, which accents her feminine personality and kind temperament. Peach's girlish nature and role as the damsel are often represented with her heart abilities and Princess emblems. Peach's initial design was said to represent her stubborn, yet cute, appearance.
Since her debut, Peach has appeared in installments related to the Mario game series for over 25 years. Peach is occasionally a key supporting character in mainstream games, and almost always playable in spinoff installments. Her most prominent appearance to date is as the heroine of Super Princess Peach.
Super Mario series
Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros. was Peach's debut appearance. Bowser invades the Mushroom Kingdom, transforms its inhabitants into various objects, and kidnaps Peach (then known as "Princess Toadstool") so she cannot reverse his spell. Mario and Luigi go to rescue her. After they defeat Bowser, the brothers rescue Toadstool. In thanks, Toadstool gave Mario a kiss on the cheek.
Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels
In Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, Bowser kidnaps Peach again. Mario and Luigi travel through the Mushroom Kingdom again to save her. After defeating Bowser, the Bros. save her again.
Super Mario Bros. 2
In Super Mario Bros. 2, Princess Toadstool, along with Mario, Luigi and Toad, sets out to rescue Subcon from the evil Wart. Toadstool's main ability is limited fluttering time after jumping, but she has poor vertical jumps. Toadstool is the weakest character in the game and has the slowest "pull time" of vegetables.
Super Mario Bros. 3
In Super Mario Bros. 3, Bowser sends his Koopalings to capture parts of the Mushroom Kingdom. Princess Toadstool sends Mario and Luigi to defeat the Koopalings. She helps them by sending them items. After the Bros. defeat the final Koopaling, they return to find that Bowser has kidnapped Toadstool. The two travel to Bowser's hideout in Dark Land and rescue her. In the English version, Toadstool plays a joke on Mario and Luigi at the very end by saying to them, "Thank you, but our princess is in another castle! ... Just kidding!"
Super Mario World
In Super Mario World, Mario, Luigi and Toadstool are having a vacation in Dinosaur Land when Bowser kidnaps Toadstool again. He takes her to his castle in the Valley of Bowser. He holds her inside his Koopa Clown Car during his battle with the Bros., which allows her to throw them items. After she is rescued, Toadstool kisses Mario on the cheek.
Super Mario 64 / Super Mario 64 DS
In Super Mario 64, Peach invites Mario to her castle for cake, but before he arrives, Bowser takes control over the Power Stars and seals Peach in the fresco over the entrance of the castle. After Mario defeats Bowser and rescues Peach, Peach thanks Mario by kissing him and baking him cake.
This installment is the only game for the Mario series overall to provide both Peach's Japanese and Western names. The letter is signed as "Toadstool", and the English voice acting simply is "Peach".
A little known feature of both games is that if the player searches in the Princess's Secret Slide room, they will find a memo from Peach. It reads "My castle is in great peril!! I know it's because of Bowser again. Will he never tire of terrorizing us? He stole the castle's Power Stars and disappeared into the walls along with us! Retrieve all of the Power Stars from the walls and the paintings in the castle. Here is a hint: there are secret paths in this room, and one of them leads to a Secret Star! Find the Secret Star! It will help you on your quest." She has another memo in Bowser in the Dark World, teaching Mario how to fight Bowser (though it is only directly addressed as her in the N64 version).
Super Mario Sunshine
In Super Mario Sunshine, Mario, Peach, and Toadsworth go to Isle Delfino for vacation. While Mario is cleaning Delfino Plaza, Shadow Mario grabs her and runs off. Mario chases Shadow Mario and rescues Peach. After Mario collects ten Shine Sprites, Shadow Mario kidnaps Peach and takes her to Pinna Park. When Mario confronts him, he reveals that he is Bowser's son Bowser Jr. and says that Peach is his mother and that he is protecting her from Mario. He attacks Mario in his Mecha-Bowser, but Mario defeats him. Bowser Jr. flees to Corona Mountain with Peach. Mario makes his way to Corona Mountain and finds Bowser and Bowser Jr. forcing Peach to swim with them. Mario defeats Bowser and rescues Peach.
New Super Mario Bros.
Princess Peach is kidnapped once again in New Super Mario Bros.. As Peach and Mario are taking a walk around the castle, it is struck by lighting. When Mario goes to investigate, Bowser Jr. sneaks behind Peach and kidnaps her. Mario chases Bowser Jr., throughout the Mushroom Kingdom. Eventually, Mario was able to confront both Bowser Jr. and his dad, Bowser, rescuing Peach in the end.
Super Mario Galaxy
In Super Mario Galaxy, Peach invites Mario to the Star Festival. When he arrives, Bowser lifts Peach's castle out of the ground and takes her to the creation of his new galaxy. Mario attempts to ride on the castle, but Kamek attacks him, sending him flying into space. With the help of a Luma, Mario sets off to rescue Peach. Peach sends Mario letters with 1-Up Mushrooms throughout the game. After Mario rescues Peach and the universe is saved, Mario and Peach wake up in the Mushroom Kingdom reunited.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii
In New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Peach is celebrating her birthday with friends at the castle. During that time, Bowser Jr. and the Koopalings bring a cake into the castle and kidnap Peach. Mario, Luigi, and two Toads (specifically Blue Toad and Yellow Toad) give chase to hold them accountable, along with rescuing Peach in the process.
Super Mario Galaxy 2
In Super Mario Galaxy 2, Peach invites Mario to the Star Festival again. When Mario arrives, a giant Bowser kidnaps Peach, so Mario travels through the galaxies to rescue her again. Once Mario defeats Bowser, he returns to the Festival and enjoys a giant cake.
Super Mario 3D Land
In Super Mario 3D Land, Bowser kidnaps Peach while she was investigating the damage done to the Tail Tree after a ferocious storm. Upon Mario and a few Toads noticing said case the next day at the same location, Mario gives chase to find Peach and bring her back to safety.
New Super Mario Bros. 2
In New Super Mario Bros. 2, the Koopalings kidnap Peach while Mario and Luigi were exploring the castle grounds, which was filled with a lot of coins scattered all around. When news of the kidnapping was revealed to Mario & Luigi, the two give chase to hold each Koopaling (and Bowser) accountable for the capture and rescue Peach at the end.
New Super Mario Bros. U
In New Super Mario Bros. U, Peach is held captive in her own castle after Bowser throws Mario, Luigi, Yellow and Blue Toad out during a tea party. When the four notice from Acorn Plains that Peach's castle is held under siege, they give chase to rescue Peach and take back the castle.
Super Mario Bros.: Peach-hime Kyushutsu Dai Sakusen!
Peach appears in Super Mario Bros.: Peach-hime Kyushutsu Dai Sakusen! (The Great Mission to Save Princess Peach) as the damsel-in-distress. The story begins with Mario playing a video-game. After the power for the TV cuts out, Peach jumps from the screen with enemies chasing her. She explains that she is a princess from the Mushroom Kingdom and asks for his help. Mario instantly becomes lovestruck, but Bowser appears and kidnaps Peach. Mario and his brother Luigi then set out to save her. A wise sage later reveals that Bowser is madly in love with Peach and wants to force her to marry him. This only hastens Mario and Luigi's journey.
After many adventures in the strange Mushroom Kingdom, they finally arrive at Peach's castle (then transformed into a stronghold for Bowser), and defeat him. It is then revealed that Peach has already been arranged a marriage by the Mushroom Hermit with Prince Haru of the Flower Kingdom. Mario is jealous over this, but he and the princess remain friends.
Amada Anime Series: Super Mario Bros.
In the story of "Momotaro" in the Super Mario anime, two elderly Hammer Bros., Ojiisan and Obaasan, are grandparents to the beautiful girl "Princess Peach". Because of her great beauty, Bowser kidnaps her, and Momotaro (Mario) goes to rescue her.
In "Issunboshi", another story in the series, Peach rescues a small Mario and then shows him around the city.
Finally, Peach plays the role of Snow White in the third story.
In the DiC Entertainment cartoons The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World, Princess Toadstool appears regularly. She has red hair rather than her usual blond. Toadstool is usually kidnapped alongside Toad, so Mario and Luigi save her often. Toadstool also gets herself out of trouble much of the time.
Toadstool searches for someone to defeat Bowser in The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, but she also takes the time to help others. She is very charitable, helping orphanages and opening a school. A special form of Toadstool, Super Princess, appears in the The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! episode "The Trojan Koopa".
Sometime after the events of The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 series finale "Super Koopa", King Bowser Koopa, the Koopalings, and their armies are banished from the Mushroom Kingdom. Princess Toadstool, Mario, and Luigi go on vacation to the Dinosaur World, but Toadstool is kidnapped by King Koopa and his minions. After adventuring and befriending Yoshi, Mario and Luigi manage to rescue Princess Toadstool from Bowser's Neon Castle and decide to stay in Dome City with the Cave People.
Dr. Mario series
In the Dr. Mario installments for the series, Peach is known here as Nurse Toadstool, just like how Mario is known as a doctor in these games. Nurse Toadstool wears pink clothing and a pair of sandals, as seen in the artwork. Nurse Toadstool doesn't have major roles and she is barely seen in the game.
In Super Smash Bros. Melee during Event 35: Time for a Checkup, Peach is dressed in white nurse's clothes and helps Dr. Mario perform a checkup on Luigi.
Nintendo Comics System
Peach appears in the Nintendo Comics System comics as a semi-recurring main character with a semi-regular feature called Dear Princess Toadstool. Several characters, including Luigi and Bowser, send letters in for her to answer.
Peach often appears in the main comic, usually as the damsel, but sometimes as a heroine. Notable adventures of hers include A Mouser in the Houser, in which a group of Mousers crown her their queen; Bowser Knows Best, when the Koopalings kidnap Peach as a present for their father; Magic Carpet Madness, in which she is hypnotized into a bad girl; and The Legend, an adaptation of her first adventure with Mario and Luigi.
Peach regularly appears in the German Club Nintendo magazine comics. After several minor appearances, she plays her first leading role in the story "Super Mario: Verloren in der Zeit". With the help of a manipulated Alarm Clock, Dr. Wily manages to take over Mario's hometown and win Peach over, turning her into an evil black-dressed witch. However, this is only one of Mario's dreams.
"Super Mario in Die Nacht des Grauens" features a second major appearance of Princess Peach. In this story, she lives together with Mario and several other Nintendo characters in a Brooklyn skyscraper. Wario signs a contract with Abigor, a demon, allowing Abigor to take over the skyscraper in exchange for him manipulating Peach's brain so she falls in love with Wario. The spell ends up turning her into a zombie. When Mario and his friends Link and Kirby try to rescue her, the only thing they find is a magical golden die, which takes them to the underworld. They meet Abigor and his allies there. After defeating them, they find the Princess, who is still a zombie. Mario gives her a hug, and she returns to normal.
Peach also appears in the Japanese-exclusive Super Mario-Kun manga series.
Mario Golf series
NES Open Tournament Golf
In NES Open Tournament Golf, Peach only appears as Mario's caddy.
Mario Golf (Nintendo 64)
Peach makes her first Mario Golf playable appearance in Mario Golf for the Nintendo 64. She has one of the lightest hits, best control, great spin, and hits the ball straight despite lacking distance.
Mario Golf (Game Boy Color)
In Mario Golf for the Game Boy Color, Peach is unplayable. Peach has appeared in Peach's Castle. When the player gets first place in every tournament, Peach sends a letter, inviting players to participate in her tournament. When the player gets at least third place in the tournament, Peach appears in the awards ceremony to hand out the trophy.
Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour
Mario Golf: Advance Tour
Peach invites Neil and Ella to participate in her Open once they have proven themselves in their world. When Neil or Ella gets first place in every Tourney in singles or doubles, she sends them a letter inviting them to her tourney. When Neil or Ella gets at least third place in the tourney, Peach oversees the ceremony as Toadsworth hands out the trophy.
Mario Kart series
Peach has always been a playable participant in the Mario Kart series. In Super Mario Kart, when controlled by the CPU, Peach sometimes uses mushrooms to shrink the other drivers. In Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, Peach is teamed up with Daisy, and their special item is the Heart. Peach's personal kart in Mario Kart Double Dash!! is the Heart Coach, which is available by default. In Mario Kart DS, her karts are the Royale and the Light Tripper. In Mission Mode, she has to race against King Boo. She is advanced at drifting corners and has average item use. Peach is classified Medium in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, but Light in Mario Kart DS. Peach appears in Mario Kart Wii as a Medium-size driver, unlike Mario Kart DS; in this game, she also wears a biking outfit when the player chooses motorbikes (more details about this outfit can be found here). In Mario Kart 7, Peach is classified as a light racer.
Peach's racing courses are Peach Beach, Peach Circuit, Royal Raceway, and Peach Gardens. In Mario Kart Wii a statue of Peach appears in the battle course Block Plaza. A billboard featuring her also appears in Moonview Highway, and her emblem in is seen in Dry Dry Ruins. In Mario Kart 7, Peach does not have a race course, but a battle course called the Sherbet Rink.
Super Mario Adventures
Peach also appears in the Super Mario Adventures serial in Nintendo Power. In this story, Bowser proposes marriage to her, but she refuses. Despite being held captive by the Koopalings, she does not give in easily. In the fourth installment she beats up all the male Koopalings and locks them in her own cell, then messes up Wendy O. Koopa's room and threatens to shred her favorite dress. She then drops out of their tower, using a Cape to fly away. On the way, though, she is knocked off-course by a Bullet Bill carrying Mario and lands unconscious. Luigi, Yoshi, and Toad find her. Luigi then sets off to rescue Mario as the others keep an eye on Peach.
When she awakens from a nightmare, she learns from Toad that the Koopalings are holding Mario for ransom and becomes determined to break him out, despite Toad's warning that she might spoil Luigi's plan (infiltrating the tower disguised as her). With some assistance from Yoshi and Friendly Floyd, Peach busts back into the tower, saying she'll light a pack of Floyd's bombs unless Mario is set free. After a lot of chaos the group escapes Wendy's Tower.
Bowser recaptures the Princess later in the story, but as his planned wedding draws near, Peach still refuses to marry him and attacks all the Koopa Troopas attending to her in her dressing room. When trying to sweet-talk her doesn't work, Bowser realizes that he needs a hypnotist, so he has a Magikoopa brainwash Peach into agreeing to marry the Koopa King. As a result of this, she is unable to fight back until a herd of Yoshis destroy the magic wand, thus breaking the spell. Mario, Peach, Luigi, and Yoshi escape and Peach kisses Mario on the cheek.
Mario's Early Years! series
Peach also appeared in Mario's Early Years! Fun with Letters where she, along with Mario and Yoshi, traveled in a wooden boat learning about grammar and letters. She also appeared in Mario's Early Years! Fun with Numbers and Mario's Early Years! Preschool Fun.
In Yoshi's Safari, Bowser attacks Jewelry Land. Bowser catches King Fret and Prince Pine and holds them captive. Being a good friend of Prince Pine, Peach sends a letter to Yoshi and Mario to help them. This is also the very first game to call her Princess Peach in the Western games, as opposed to Princess Toadstool.
Mario & Wario
She also appears in Yoshi's Cookie, where she is a selectable character in the VS Mode.
Mario Excite Bike
She appears in the Japan-only game Mario Excite Bike, where she is a playable character (along with Mario, Luigi, Toad and Wario).
Toadstool is the damsel-in-distress in Hotel Mario, where she is kidnapped by Bowser and the Koopalings. Mario and Luigi set out to rescue her by destroying the hotels she is trapped in. Once the player beats Bowser, the Princess kisses Mario and Luigi on the cheek. The Princess, Mario and Luigi then proceed to call the player "the best player ever".
Mario Teaches Typing series
Peach is also playable in several educational computer games. She is one of the playable characters in Mario Teaches Typing, where she gives the typing lessons, then she appears in Mario Teaches Typing 2, with the same role.
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
In Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Toadstool was one of Mario's party members, along with Mallow, Geno and Bowser. At the beginning of the game, Bowser kidnapped her with his Koopa Clown Car, while she was sitting outside of Mario's Pad. Mario came to her aid, and defeated Bowser after a battle. However, Exor crashed into Bowser's Keep, and sent the three flying in different directions. Toadstool landed in the tower of Booster. Booster fell in love with her, and planned to force her to marry him, despite her cries of, "MARIO, HELP ME! MARIO, HELP ME! MARIO, HELP ME!". After Mario had charged Booster Tower and defeated Knife Guy and Grate Guy, Booster grabbed Toadstool and ran away with her up Booster Hill. He reached Marrymore, where he wanted to marry Toadstool as soon as possible. Mario managed to stop the wedding, and took Toadstool back to the Mushroom Kingdom. She was put under the eyes of the Chancellor, who, desperate for the princess's safety, would not have wanted her to follow Mario on his quest against Smithy. However, Toadstool escaped from the castle with the help of her "Grandma", who dressed herself up as the princess, and joined Mario's party to help them defeat Smithy. At the end of the game, Toadstool and Mario returned to Mushroom Kingdom together.
Mario Party series
Peach is also playable in all games of the Mario Party series. For the first installment, Peach was competing against the guys to see who is the superstar. The second installment had Peach helping out to save Mario Land from Bowser's takeover threat. In Mario Party 3's Story Mode, the player has to defeat her for the Love Star Stamp. On the Mario Party 3 duel boards, she starts with Toad as her partner.
In Mario Party 4, Peach is one of the participants exploring the Party Cube which like previous installments included boards and corresponding minigames. Peach joins her friends in Mario Party 5 to save the Dream Depot. For Mario Party 6, Peach helps out to end a fight between the Sun and the Moon. In Mario Party 7, her default partner is Daisy, and their Character Orb is the Flower Orb. Peach appears in Mario Party 8 participating in the Star Carnival alongside her friends. The most recent installment, Mario Party 9, has Peach helping the rest of her friends take back the Mini Stars that were stolen by Bowser and his troops.
For the portable installments of the Mario Party series, Peach is one of the playable characters in Mario Party Advance; she must be played in the Love Quest, Love That Princess!, when visiting Mr. I. Peach's second appearance was in Mario Party DS, in which she and her friends answer a fake invitation from Bowser and then are unfortunately shrunken to the size of chess pieces.
Depending on who she is teamed up with will determine their team name. Peach has earned team names such as "Fan Favorites", "Pink Punishers", "Black Peaches", "Sweetie Pies", and "Glamour Hammer".
Mario Party 3 was the final Mario series installment overall for Peach to wear her classic main dress. Mario Party 4 was the first installment overall for Peach to wear her modern/current main dress, which had substantial changes from her classic dress in Mario series' installments prior to it. Certain features were still kept from Peach's classic dress for her modern/current main outfit including her brooch, gloves, and earrings.
Game & Watch Gallery 3
Peach appeared in the modern version of the Donkey Kong arcade game in Game & Watch Gallery 3. Donkey Kong had kidnapped her, and Mario had to rescue her. Peach was also the main character of the modern version of Cook, where she had to flip sausages, bacon, and eggs, without letting them fall.
Mario Tennis series
In the Mario Tennis series, Peach is a Technique character, who depends on strategy since she is not that strong.
Mario Tennis (Nintendo 64)
In Mario Tennis, even though Peach is Technique, she leans more towards all-around. This is because of her height to reach the ball, her speed and ability to send the ball over the net.
Mario Power Tennis
In Mario Power Tennis, her Offensive Power Shot is the Super Peach Spin, while her Defensive Power Shot is the Sweet Kiss Return. She is skilled at getting the ball in areas hard to reach, and has good footwork. Peach's gameplay is described as "something beautiful to behold". Peach's home turf is the Peach Dome, which is the same place where trophies get handed out when participants win tournaments. Peach appears in a few of the trophy ceremonies for specified characters (when players choose Singles Tournaments). In the event that Peach herself wins a Singles Tournament, her respective trophies are handed out by Mario & Luigi.
In the Game Boy Advance version for Mario Power Tennis, Peach invites Clay and Ace to her tournament after they complete the Island Open. She has them escorted by Mario and Toadsworth on her private plane.
Mario Tennis Open
Paper Mario series
In Paper Mario, King Bowser once again kidnapped Peach, this time using his castle to carry her away. While being held captive in her own room in the castle, a Star Kid named Twink came to help her, and together they found a secret passage out of her room. Peach sabotaged Bowser's plots by supplying Mario with a relatively constant stream of information, using Twink as her messenger. She also used a special treasure chest, where she could store items, and Mario could fetch them at the chest's counterpart at Shooting Star Summit. Peach baked a cake for Gourmet Guy, and also participated in the 64th Trivia Quiz-off run by Bowser's minions. Peach won a Sneaky Parasol, which allowed her to disguise herself as one of Bowser's guards. She could use the parasol to become a Koopatrol, a Clubba and a Hammer Bro. However, her disguise was lifted by Kammy Koopa as Kammy recognized Peach.
After his defeat, Bowser grabbed the princess and ran to the roof of the castle. He then used the Star Rod to make himself completely invincible. Princess Peach and Twink got into a fight with Kammy Koopa, and defeated her. Peach then wished that her kingdom would remain safe. Twink and Peach added their power to the Star Beam, then called Peach Beam, making it able to break Bowser's invincibility. Bowser was defeated and Peach's castle returned to its original spot in Toad Town. After the celebration parade, Mario took Peach to his place to watch the fireworks.
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
Before the events of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Peach went to a trip to Rogueport. On the market, she met an old saleswoman, presumably one of the Shadow Sirens. They had decided that Peach would be the best body for their bodiless Shadow Queen, who was locked up behind the Thousand-Year Door for exactly thousand years by the time of the game. They gave Peach the Magical Map, as she had a pure heart, which was needed to be able to open the chest of the map. The Shadow Sirens then tricked the alien Sir Grodus into capturing Peach and animating the Shadow Queen with her body. Before this happened, however, Peach had already sent the Magical Map to Mario, inviting him on a treasure hunt.
Peach was taken to the X-Naut Fortress on the Moon. While both Mario and, unsuccessfully, Bowser searched for the Crystal Stars to rescue her, the princess became active herself in the fortress. The base's main computer, the TEC-XX, fell in love with her due to a short circuit in its system, and betrayed Grodus to help Peach escape. He allowed her to send an e-mail to Mario at regular intervals. By the computer's orders, Peach dressed up as an X-Naut to question Grodus, and also made herself an invisibility potion to find out even more about Grodus's plans. However, Grodus had TEC shut down when he found out, and took Peach to the Palace of Shadow. Mario followed, and he met up with Grodus in the room right before the tomb of the Shadow Queen. Grodus confronted Mario, and was prepared to kill Peach if Mario made a false move. However, Bowser crashed through the ceiling and fell on top of Grodus. While Mario and Bowser were fighting, Grodus took Peach down to the tomb and offered her as a body for the Shadow Queen. The ancient 1000-year old demon then possessed Peach, but refused to take Grodus's orders, nearly killing him. The Shadow Queen engaged battle with Mario and his partners. However, she found Peach's body too weak and returned to her true form (a purple shadow creature) for the final battle. Peach was able to give her powers to Mario for this. She could talk out of the Shadow Queen's body as the demon was weakened by the encouraging voices of the entire population of the Rogueport area, which were brought to the basement of the Palace of Shadow by the magic of the Crystal Stars. In the end, the Shadow Queen was defeated and Peach was restored. Then she along with Mario, Luigi, and Toadsworth leave Rogueport to return to the Mushroom Kingdom. Post-game, Peach remains in the Mushroom Kingdom while Mario, Luigi, and Toadsworth return to Rogueport to find another treasure.
Super Paper Mario
In Super Paper Mario, Peach along with Bowser, Luigi, and Bowser's minions were kidnapped by Count Bleck. Bleck forces Peach and Bowser to marry, the only way to form the evil Chaos Heart, which would destroy the world. As Luigi, who was attending the wedding, stomped on it in an attempt to stop it, everything was destroyed. Peach, however, survived and later escapes Bleck's Castle (with the help of Private Koopa and Dimentio (secretly), a follower of Count Bleck). Peach fell from the sky into Flipside; although she was temporarily unconscious where Mario found her, she got better and joined the team after Mario gave her some Spicy Soup. She could float with her parasol, and could also shield herself from her enemies using that same parasol as well. Luigi and Bowser later joined the cause, though Bowser had to be convinced by Peach and Mario.
Over time, Peach and the rest of the gang would eventually make it to Count Bleck's lair. In Chapter 8-2, Mimi, a loyal minion of Count Bleck, taunted her for having been kidnapped so many times and for being rescued by plumbers instead of just rescuing herself. Peach and Mimi clashed soon after. When Peach won, a trap door was activated and Mimi fell through it. However, Peach saved her. The two fell down the shaft and were thought to be lost, but both survived. Peach comes back during the final battle against Count Bleck. As it was revealed, Dimentio was the real threat, as Bleck only wanted to destroy the world after the loss of his girlfriend. His girlfriend though turned out to be Tippi, a member of Mario's team. After defeating Super Dimentio and freeing Luigi, Peach witnessed the marriage of Bleck and Tippi in order to stop the Void.
Paper Mario: Sticker Star
Princess Peach first appears in the intro, when she is hosting Sticker Fest, a holiday where wishes come true with the power of the Royal Stickers and the Sticker Comet. However, Bowser crashes the festival and steals the Royal Stickers. He also kidnaps Peach and the local Toads, sticking them with Bowser Tape. Mario soon saves the Toads and eventually Peach. She then thanks him for allowing everyone's wish to come true - a peaceful kingdom. The Sticker Fest returns and Peach once again congratulates Mario and the kingdom for their efforts.
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. Melee
For the Super Smash Bros. installments, Peach made her debut appearance in Super Smash Bros. Melee (as one of the starting participants). In this installment, she can float in mid-air and pull vegetables out of the ground as in Super Mario Bros. 2. She has a great recovery capacity but is easy to send flying. In spite of this she is a fairly easy character to use. Her Down Smash and Up Smash are quick and have several powerful, high priority hits. Peach is one of the best edge guarders in the series. Her Neutral A slap is good for disrupting combos and grabs, as well as starting combos herself. Peach's Forward Aerial Crown Slap is a great horizontal killer. She can also use an umbrella which can be used to float to the ground and whack people with. In Adventure Mode, she is fought at the end of the first stage. The player will have to fight her and Mario or Luigi. Princess Peach's Castle is also a course in the game. The detail in Peach's appearance is also greatly increased with a much more realistic look as compared to general Mario game series' installments.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Peach's return appearance for Super Smash Bros. Brawl had her heavily redesigned, based on her more recent appearances. She keeps her moveset from Super Smash Bros. Melee, as well as stay as a light character with the ability to float. Peach's new design in Super Smash Bros. Brawl is by far the most detailed look for Peach since her previous appearance in Super Smash Bros. Melee. There are several changes about her in Brawl. Her Peach Bomber can cover more distance and it releases a cloud of hearts. Also her Parasol and Toad can KO now. Peach's Final Smash is called Peach Blossom, and matches Peach's peaceful personality. It, by default inflicts 40% damage to all foes and causes them to fall asleep. Peach has several trophies in her honor. One is of her Brawl appearance and Final Smash. Also she has two of her Paper Mario appearances and her as Baby Peach. Her stickers are based on game artworks for Super Princess Peach, Mario Superstar Baseball, Mario Strikers Charged, and Super Mario Bros. 2.
Solid Snake Codec Conversation
Role in the Subspace EmissaryMario and Kirby fighting together with Princess Zelda, and ran down to assist them after the arrival of the Primids. However, she is soon captured by Petey Piranha and put into a cage along with Zelda. Kirby, who battles Petey Piranha, has the choice to rescue either Peach or Zelda. If she is not rescued, Wario appears and uses a Dark Cannon to transform her into a trophy and runs off with her. Peach is later rescued by King Dedede along with Luigi and Ness. But his castle is raided by Bowser and his forces, who takes her with him.
If Peach is rescued, she will team up with Kirby and escape the stadium on a Warp Star. Peach and Kirby are chased by the Battleship Halberd and are forced to land on it. However, an Arwing, which was hit by the Halberd's artillery, knocks them off the ship. Unfortunately, later on in the story, Peach gets caught off guard, resulting in Bowser turning Peach into a trophy with his Dark Cannon (leaving behind a clone of Peach). As Link and Yoshi slay this clone, Mario and Pit believe that they killed the real Peach, putting the two teams into a brief conflict.
In the very latter part of the Subspace Emissary story, Peach and Zelda are found on the Halberd held captive in trophy form. After Shadow Bugs sneak in to engulf their trophies and copy their forms (resulting in their forming false versions of Peach and Zelda for a second time), they challenge Meta Knight, Lucario, and Solid Snake, who just entered the room to rescue the two princesses. Once the "false forms" of Peach and Zelda were defeated, Peach and Zelda were rescued and were able to join the rest of the group to help take back the Halberd. After that process was done, Peach also went into Subspace with the others, where they find Tabuu, the true enemy. She gets hit by his Off Waves and turned back into a trophy along with the others, but Kirby, revived by one of King Dedede's badges, manages to save her and some of the others before going to face Tabuu in a final battle.
Toad is Peach's standard special move in Melee and Brawl. Peach will bring out Toad to shield her. Toad will absorb any attack and send it back to the opponent. According to one of Peach's trophies, he does this by sending spores back at the opponent. In Brawl, Toad is capable of a knocking an opponent out of the arena. Toad can only be held out for a very small time, so it is hard to master. Kirby can use Toad if he sucks up Peach's powers.
The Peach Bomber is Peach's side special move in Melee and Brawl. When executed, Peach will leap forward, twirl and ram an enemy with her rear. Upon contact with another player, it will cause an explosion. In Melee, it is a fire explosion which incinerates her opponents, while in Brawl, hearts appear and no incineration. The attack is Peach's strongest move but, despite being powerful, takes a while to use, which can leave her open for enemy attack. It is very effective when she is battling multiple opponents.
Peach Parasol is Peach's up special move in Melee and Brawl. It serves as a recovery move as well as doing little damage. She smashes up with a white Parasol and damages any players who it hits. This attack is very similar to Mario's Super Jump Punch, in the fact that it launches her up, and hits the opponent several times in one jump. She then comes down, safely gliding down on her parasol, acting as one of the most useful third jumps in both games. Peach is unable to attack while gliding. However, The parasol can damage enemies by touching them. Furthermore, the parasol can be closed during flight to fall quickly and become helpless. Pressing up again will open her umbrella and allow her to float again, although altitude cannot be regained. In Brawl, her parasol is based heavily on it in Super Paper Mario; while in Melee, it is a traditional parasol only appearing in that game.
If Peach uses the Peach Parasol while holding the Parasol item, she will replace her usual Parasol with that Parasol.
Vegetables are items that can be used by Peach in both Melee and Brawl. She can pluck them from the ground with her down special move. Peach can throw these vegetables at other players, and they will bounce off opponents, which allows Peach to grab them again, and continue throwing it at the opponent. This can also work to her foes advantage, however, as any character can catch them. The turnips do a varying amount of damage, depending on their facial expression. Sometimes, Peach will pull a Mr. Saturn, a Beam Sword or a Bob-omb out of the ground. Occasionally, a vegetable with the face depicted on the left will appear. These only appear at a 1/58 chance, but have more than 30% increased damage. The attack is a reference to Super Mario Bros. 2, where players were able to pull Vegetables out of the ground, and then throw them at enemies.
“Somehow, Princess Peach always seems to go at her own pace. Her Final Smash will lure you into her world.... The flowers bloom. The peaches pour down. Yes. It’s so elegant.”
Peach Blossom is Peach's Final Smash from Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Akin to the princess's unique blend of offensive and defensive maneuvers in battle, this tactic allows her to gain an edge over her opponents either by attacking them or restoring her own health. Peach can only perform this attack after breaking open a Smash Ball.
Peach Blossom made its first and only appearance in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Visually, the attack is reminiscent of the sugar-sweet art style of Peach's first solo adventure, Super Princess Peach, which was published after Super Smash Bros. Melee and before Super Smash Bros. Brawl. While most of the characters in Super Smash Bros. Brawl have Final Smashes based on previous moves or experiences, Peach Blossom is an entirely original creation.
Decorative hearts flutter around her and a decorative "border" featuring blossoming peach trees and two images of Princess Peach adorns the area around her. As Peach dances in a spotlight to a sped up version of the Coin Heaven theme from Super Mario Bros. 3, all of her opponents fall into a deep Sleep and take damage. The closer to Peach an enemy is, the longer he or she will sleep and the more damage he or she will take. Typical damage ranges from ten to forty percent. Next, Peaches fall from the top of the stage. At this point the attack technically ends.
However, as the princess's enemies remain unconscious for a time after the attack, she is free to do as she likes for a short time. Peach can restore her health by eating the Peaches and use her other attacks on her sleeping opponents. Because of the extra damage she has already inflicted, well-charged Smash Attacks may send opponents flying off the screen. Once Peach attacks an enemy, he or she will immediately awaken and have a chance to recover. It is possible that her enemies will eat her peaches if they return to the stage. Enemies can also avoid falling asleep if they jump and stay off the ground until Peach finishes the dance.
Mario & Luigi series
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
Prior to the events of Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, Peach was notified by the Beanbean Kingdom that the witch Cackletta would come and try to steal her voice. Cackletta wanted to do this in order to waken the Beanstar, a star-shaped bean which would grant wishes to everyone. The Beanstar has been sleeping and could only be wakened by a pure voice, in order to prevent abuse. Peach took precautions and when Cackletta and Fawful, dressed as ambassadors, arrived at her castle, they were not greeted by Peach, but by Birdo, who was disguised as the princess. Cackletta and Fawful unknowingly stole Birdo's voice and escaped from the castle, leaving Birdo with a voice of exploding characters. However, Mario, Luigi and Bowser, who were not aware of the true identity of the "princess", followed Cackletta to the Beanbean Kingdom before the real Peach was able to intervene.
After Mario and Luigi had presumably killed Cackletta at the Woohoo Hooniversity, Peach went to the Beanbean Kingdom with her plane. Peach revealed Birdo's disguise, thanked Mario and Luigi for taking care of the Cackletta problem, and decided to spend the holidays in the Beanbean Kingdom. She expressed the wish to travel to Little Fungitown, a settlement of Toad emigrants, which was lying across the dangerous Teehee Valley. Toadsworth insisted that Mario and Luigi accompany the princess on this journey. During their venture through Teehee Valley, Peach had to be protected from any harm in the desert. When she disappeared from Mario and Luigi's view, Gritty Goombas would appear instantly and take her to an underground dungeon. At the valley's end, Peach ran into Trunkle, a giant rock monster, but Mario and Luigi saved her from it before it was too late.
Later, Bowletta kidnapped Peach in order to make sure to awaken the Beanstar this time, which had shown angry reactions when confronted with Birdo's voice. She took Peach, who was at the Mushroom Kingdom embassy of Little Fungitown at the time, using Bowser's Koopa Clown Car. However, Cackletta was no longer in the possession of the Beanstar itself. When Mario and Luigi met Bowletta in Joke's End, Luigi dressed himself up in Peach's spare dress to fool Bowletta and Fawful into thinking he was Peach. The plan worked, and Bowletta released the real Peach, and kidnapped Luigi instead. In the meantime, Mario received a kiss from Peach. After Luigi's escape from the repaired Koopa Cruiser, Peach stayed in the Little Fungitown embassy until Bowletta was defeated.
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time starts with a flashback to the past. At the time the story starts, Toadsworth the Younger always took care of the baby princess, since she cried often. Baby Mario and Baby Luigi would sometimes come to play with her. And even Baby Bowser still came to kidnap her. But one day, aliens known as Shroobs invaded the Mushroom Kingdom. And since Baby Mario, Baby Luigi, Baby Bowser, Baby Peach and Young Toadsworth were all there, Baby Bowser called Kamek to get them out of the castle. Kamek arrived and took them out of the castle with the Koopa Cruiser just in time.
In the present, Peach, Toadiko and Toadbert had used E. Gadd's Time Machine to travel back to the past, unaware of traveling to the time where the Shroobs were attacking. When they got to the past, the Shroobs cornered Peach and the Toads. Elder Princess Shroob, the leader of the Shroobs, and Princess Shroob, her younger sister, attacked Peach. Peach grabbed the time machine's power supply, the Cobalt Star, and trapped Elder Princess Shroob inside it. Then she broke the Cobalt Star into pieces, while Elder Princess Shroob was still inside. While the Cobalt Star shards were spread around the world, Peach was held captive by Princess Shroob.
While Mario and Luigi teamed up with their baby selves to recover the Cobalt Shards, which they needed to save Peach according to Professor E. Gadd, Princess Shroob dressed herself up as Princess Peach. However, she was swallowed by Petey Piranha. The Mario Bros. and their younger selves defeated Petey Piranha, and Princess Shroob, disguised as Peach, was brought to the present by the brothers. E. Gadd told the fake princess to take a rest. However, while she was doing so, Bowser came and kidnapped her, believing that she was Peach. The Mario Bros. and Bowser only found out the true identity of Princess Shroob when they were all sucked into the Shroob Mother Ship in the past. During all this time, the real Peach was still in Shroob Castle.
When Mario and Luigi got to Shroob Castle, they saw Peach, but Princess Shroob interrupted their conversation at the point where Peach was going to explain why the Cobalt Star should not be completed and a battle begins. After it, Baby Bowser reunited the Cobalt Star Shards all together, making Elder Princess Shroob appear and giving her back all her power. After the battle, Peach and the others return to the present.
Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story
In the third installment of the Mario & Luigi series, the Mushroom Kingdom's citizens fall victim to a mysterious disease known as the Blorbs. Upon hearing this news, Peach proceeds to hold a very important meeting in her castle to discuss the matter at hand (along with Starlow, who explains further about the disease itself). Unfortunately, as Peach was proceeding to give said details, Bowser crashes the meeting... twice. Upon being knocked out by Mario, he was ejected by Peach (with the help of Starlow) the first time. But Bowser managed to return to the castle the second time, but under the control of Fawful, via eating a Vacuum Shroom. As a result, Bowser inhales everyone at the meeting, including Peach.
Peach is found by Mario and Luigi in the Flab Zone of Bowser's body. Their reunion is cut short, however, when a group of Beta Kretins captures her and takes her deeper into the area. When the brothers catch up and free Peach, the Kretins attack and are subsequently defeated. After the said ordeal was over, Peach, along with Mario, Luigi, and Starlow, overhear Fawful conversing with Bowser about taking the princess from his body. After which, Peach theorizes that Fawful's real plan is to take over the Mushroom Kingdom by using an ancient artifact known as the Dark Star, hidden beneath Toad Town. She also informs them that she is the only one who can release the seal on the Dark Star's power. However, after relaying said information to the two about the impending danger, Fawful quickly captures her through the use of an odd invention that enables him to reach into Bowser's body with a hand-shaped beam and then takes her to her own castle (which was also under Fawful's control at the time).
Upon Mario, Luigi, and Bowser finally countering the sources of the "blorbs" threat, along with defeating the Dark Star itself for good, everything in the Mushroom Kingdom returns to normal and Peach is rescued at last. She also manages to regain consciousness as well (from being knocked out after Fawful removed her much earlier in the game) after being awakened by Bowser ejecting the remaining inhabitants of Bowser's body. Though Bowser attacked the Mario Bros. and still attempted to kidnap Peach directly after the Dark Star was defeated, Peach still expressed her gratitude toward Bowser for his role in saving the world by sending him a cake.
Mario Pinball Land
In Mario Pinball Land, Peach and Mario went to visit The Fun Fair. Peach was enthralled by the Air Cannon attraction, and decided to try it for herself. After she was in the cannon, a pair of Goombas rotated the cannon so that it pointed at Bowser's Castle. Peach was blasted far away, right into the castle's gates. Mario turned himself into the shape of a pinball in order to progress through the pinball worlds to rescue Peach. After he rescued her from Bowser, they both returned to The Fun Fair. They were last seen riding the roller coaster together.
Mario Baseball series
Mario Superstar BaseballMario Superstar Baseball. She has one of the best pitching and catching skills. She can also make home-runs at times even though she is not as strong as other captains. Her special pitch is the Heart Ball. In Challenge Mode, Peach learns it by purchasing the Lovely Heart item. She is the Team Captain for the Peach Monarchs (consisting of several Toads, Toadsworth, Toadette and Princess Daisy as sub-captain). In Exhibition Mode, alternate names for Peach's team include the Peach Roses, Peach Dynasties or Peach Princesses.
For the Challenge Mode section of Mario Superstar Baseball, Peach is one of the playable captains that the player can choose when she answers a challenge from Bowser to compete against his team. In order to advance, Peach has to go against the other captains working toward the same goal. Upon meeting certain criteria during matches, the opposing team that Peach's team was victorious against is now able to join hers. At certain points she has to answer a challenge from Bowser Jr.
Mario Super Sluggers
Peach makes a reappearance in Mario Super Sluggers as one of the Team Captains. Although Peach presides over the Baseball Kingdom, she also participates in the baseball games themselves (as seen in the game's overall opening). Her home stadium is the Peach Ice Garden, which has the appearance of an ice palace; it can be played in both daytime and nighttime setting. Outside the rink is a rose and flower garden. Peach is once again good at pitching and fielding.
As the story unfolds for Mario Super Sluggers' Challenge Mode, Bowser and Bowser Jr. invade the Baseball Kingdom, threatening to take it over. During the course of gameplay for this mode, Peach is one of the five captains the player can adventure around with. However, she first has to be rescued from Bowser Jr. in the Peach Ice Garden. Upon being added to the Challenge Mode roster after completing said case involving Peach, she has a unique talent to aid in exploration around stadiums using her well-known heart trademark, resembling her overall personality. Also at that point, she is able to assist in finding other required Team Players to make up her team, the Peach Monarchs.
The icon for the Peach Monarchs team includes a sparkling heart with Peach's sapphire brooch in the middle, and has a crown on top.
Super Princess Peach
Super Princess Peach marked a change of roles in the Mario series - it was Princess Peach's turn to save Mario and Luigi from King Bowser. With the aid of a talking umbrella named Perry - who was an amnesiac and therefore possessed a mysterious past - Peach traveled to Vibe Island, where Bowser had moved his operations in order to obtain the Vibe Scepter. However, the Goomba who brought it to him had been affected by its magic, and with a calm, playful attitude, he used the scepter on the entire island, thereby creating chaos.
With this, Peach was capable of using four Vibe Techniques to help her through the areas. Princess Peach also was capable of floating for a short period of time like she was in Super Mario Bros. 2 (and subsequently, the Super Smash Bros. series), only this time she used Perry to hold her aloft rather than her dress.
Eventually, Peach fought her way through the island's many hazards and rescued Mario and Luigi. Perry also became less amnesiac as time went on, eventually recovering his memory. After Peach rescues Mario, he picks her up into his arms and gives her some flowers. Then everyone heads home together.
Mario Strikers series
Peach is a Playmaker captain in the Mario Strikers games. She is fast, agile, and is best at passing. In Super Mario Strikers, her Super Strike is the Royal Strike, and in Mario Strikers Charged, her Super Ability is Freeze Frame!.
When Peach does her Super Ability in Mario Strikers Charged, cameras flock in and start to take pictures of her and traps any opponents in picture frames. Cameras were also seen taking pictures of Peach during her ground entrance and on certain occasions when she's celebrating after scoring a goal for her team. When Peach executes her Mega Strike, she turns into an angelic creature with wings, prior to knocking the ball down towards the goalie. Her number is 10 and her uniform colors are pink and blue. Peach's mission level is to defeat Daisy for the Star Cup. She is also the opponent of Bowser in his mission mode. Her theme song is a techno inspired tune.
Mario Hoops 3-on-3
In Mario Hoops 3-on-3, Peach is a technical character. She excels in shooting the ball at a distance. Her special shot is the Heart Shot. To execute it, Peach starts by dribbling out the shape of a triangle. As she spins and flips a sea of hearts appear. The hearts lift Peach and the ball into the air. After one spin she blows a kiss and the ball, followed by the hearts fly into the net. The hearts then form a large heart from a bunch of small ones around the hoop. Peach's home turf is the Peach Field.
Mario & Sonic series
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
Peach also appears Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, the first crossover sports installment featuring characters from both the Mario and Sonic universes competing in Olympic events. In this installment, Peach is classified as a skill character sporting excellent ratings in events such as the track, archery, skeet, and aquatics. She has the highest level of skill of all female characters but the lowest power. Peach is also one of the fastest characters. Peach uses her heart abilities again in the Dream Events for this game. In Dream Fencing, Peach charges up and releases a huge pink heart. When the heart hits her opponent it explodes into smaller hearts. It has a very long range and Peach does not have to be close to her opponents. In Dream Table Tennis, Peach can make the ball disappear making it difficult to find. When she unleashes her shot, she spins around in a sea of hearts and then hits the ball.
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
Peach returns to the Mario & Sonic installments in the follow-up, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games. Statistics for Peach, in the Wii version, include her having a high rating in the skill and speed categories, while having a average rating in the power and acceleration categories. In the DS version, Peach has a high rating in the jumping and technique categories, is average in speed, ok in stamina, but is low in the power category. Peach's special abilities include an unique Mid-Air Float ability (for the Wii and DS versions) and the "Princess Dash" ability (exclusive to the DS version).
Like the other female participants in this game, Peach wears a winter outfit that corresponds with and matches the overall theme of the Winter Olympic events. More details about this outfit can be found here.
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
Peach again returns in Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games as a Skill type character. She is most common to be advertising the Rhythmic Ribbon event which appears to be her best event. Peach's horse in the Equestrian events is a white horse with pink hair and tail. She also gains a new outfit for the Gymnastics and Swimming events, as well as retaining her outfits from the first two games for the other featured events in this game.
Itadaki Street series
Peach, along other Mario series characters and several characters from the Dragon Quest series, appeared in the game Itadaki Street DS. In that game her castle was also a playable stage.
Peach also appears in Fortune Street, as an unlockable character, unlocked by placing first or second on the Peach's Castle board in Tour Mode.
Mario Sports Mix
Peach appears in Mario Sports Mix as one of the Technical characters for the game. She has a high technique stat and average speed, but her power stat is very low. Like Mario Hoops 3-on-3, her home court is her castle which is compatible with the four featured sports (basketball, volleyball, hockey, and dodgeball). Her special move in this game involves releasing four large hearts that will stun characters of the opposing team upon their contact with them.
A wide range of Peach-themed merchandise has appeared to the public over the years. Items include plush dolls, action figures, slippers, key chains, mugs, wallpaper, DS kits, and shampoo bottles.
Peach is a human with sky-blue eyes and golden-blonde hair. She is portrayed to be a capable character, but usually excels in skill level over other characters in most activities.
Peach has a tall height in terms of other characters. She is taller than characters like Luigi and Daisy, but she is shorter than characters such as Rosalina and Waluigi. Peach has a similar body type to Daisy's, but her waist is more elongated, and her frame is unique in comparison. Peach's skin is fair in complexion. She has a pert, pointed, defined nose with a curved stem. Peach is commonly depicted with a puffy smile, and she has round, pink lipstick. Her eyebrows are a dark shade of her blonde hair, and they're thin as well as small. She has very oval, deep-set eyes. They are smaller than Daisy's, but are still large. Peach's eyes have multiple, thin lashes, and consist of light cyan tones. Peach's face is describable as oval, soft and pointed.
She has a very thick, flowy, long hairstyle; flipped, fringed bangs with wavy layers are included. Her hair consists of four, small, flipped pieces, which reach above shoulder-length. Peach's bangs are soft as well as heart-shaped, and they have one large part at the top shaping down the center of her forehead. Peach's hairstyle also has long, split, ear-tails that shape her face.
Peach's hair is best described as golden. Her hair is always a golden shade and she is well known for her status as a blonde. She sometimes wears her hair tied up in a ponytail. Peach is the only princess who ties her hair back, considering its long length; her ponytail hairstyle is mostly seen in the sports category of the Mario series' spinoff installments.
Peach is portrayed as wearing a floor-length pink dress with white evening gloves beyond elbow-length. Peach's dress has puffy sleeves and an up-turned collar is also included. At Peach's waist are two deep pink panniers, used to accent the dress's frame. At the bottom of the dress is a deep pink ruffle, completed with deep pink dress shoes. Peach also wears a sapphire brooch set in gold. Included in the set is a pair of sapphire earrings, and ruby and sapphire jewels are on her crown; Peach's crown is golden with four jewels: two rubies and four sapphires.
Primary Sports Outfits
When the dedicated Mario sports installments started with Mario Golf and Mario Tennis for the Nintendo 64, Peach's sports uniform was her same classic dress, except it was shorter and she was not wearing gloves. Additionally, she was wearing white knee-highs as well as orange-and-beige tennis shoes as well for that outfit. However, when the GameCube Mario sports installments came around, Peach started to have more variety in her sports attire. For Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour, Peach wore a sporty minidress to match the theme of her current main dress (Peach's minidress can also be unlocked as an alternate costume in the later games Mario Hoops 3-on-3 and Mario Sports Mix). In the case of other primary Mario sports installments that required Peach to be more active, she wears an outfit which has the same design as the outfit Princess Daisy had worn in previous installments where Peach had the minidress. The outfit in question includes a pink tank top and pink shorts, as well as the white bobby socks and red-and-pink tennis shoes from the minidress. The tank top has white-rimmed arms, and the shorts have white rims at the legs, and two white curved lines running from the side seams to the front waist. Peach's two-piece sports attire was first seen overall in her cameo appearance for the GameCube version of NBA Street V3, and has since become her primary athletic outfit, while her minidress became known as "Tennis Wear".
As always, both modern sports outfits that Peach wears for the majority of Gamecube, Wii, DS, and 3DS Mario sports installments included Peach's obligatory elements that match her persona.
For the Mario Strikers family of Mario sports installments, Peach wears soccer outfits to match the theme of the sport itself. For Super Mario Strikers, Peach wears a 2-piece soccer outfit which consists of a pink midriff-baring crop top and pink shorts, both with blue accents, as well as pink-and-blue track spikes. Later on in Mario Strikers Charged, Peach's tank top and shorts are armoured, as are her track spikes; this is due to the increased intensity of the game. Aside from the increased amount of protective equipment, the outfit includes crown patterns along with blue-and-yellow accents. Peach is one of the few characters who doesn't have to change uniform colors when away.
In Mario Kart Wii, Peach gains a new outfit when riding motorbikes. The jumpsuit is white with pink vertical lines going down Peach's arms and legs. Her accessories include a pink scarf, a pink belt with a white buckle, pink biker boots, and pink gloves. Along with that accompanies her traditional jewelry. There is also a heart-shaped pattern on her back. Daisy and Rosalina also have a similar outfit design like Peach's, but with different color schemes as a result to match their respective themes and uniqueness.
In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, Peach wears a pink winter outfit that is exclusive to the game and matches the theme for the Winter Olympics. The outfit's contents include white winter gloves and ankle boots with pink lace. The outfit itself includes a purple shrug and purple leggings with a white line accenting each limb. Additionally, the core of the outfit is designed like a short pink dress with one white ring at the bottom. Peach's winter outfit still includes her standard jewelry including crown.
Other female participants in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games wear winter clothing for this installment as well. Princess Daisy wears an outfit in the same fashion as Peach. The overall design of Daisy's outfit is similar to Peach's; however, differences include color scheme and the obligatory elements to match her unique persona.
In Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Peach wears a outfit that's exclusive to the Rhythmic Gymnastics and Synchronized Swimming events. The outfit itself is a light pink swimsuit with dark pink stripes on the sides, and like her other outfits her earrings, brooch, crown, and collar. However, unlike the other sports outfits that she wears, this one does not include shoes.
Like the previous installment, the other female participants in this game wear outfits like this as well for those targeted events; for example, Princess Daisy wears the same type of outfit like Peach during these events in the game.
In Super Mario Sunshine, the dress that Peach wears bears resemblance to Peach's current main dress. However, the color scheme difference for Peach's dress in the Super Mario Sunshine game is white with pink accents, and to match the setting, it does not include gloves or sleeves. She also wears a sapphire ring and two gold bracelets.
In the Dr. Mario series, Peach wears pink nurse clothing with matching sandals.
In the two Super Smash Brothers games Peach was in, her outfits are based off her classic and current main dresses, but in a much more detailed manner. In Melee, Peach wore a short-sleeved pink dress decorated with gold designs and a flounced red hem. In Brawl, Peach wore a pink evening gown adorned with several layers of overskirts, lace trim, pleats, and gold decorations. Her accessories in Brawl included pink shoulder puffs and a pink ruffle choker.
Peach's classic dress lacked panniers, had a sash of the panniers surrounding her waist, had short sleeves, and the bottom of the dress's border went up close to her sash. Peach’s looks have not changed as drastically as other females like Daisy and Pauline. It should be mentioned that Peach shares very similar character features with Rosalina. Peach has always been depicted as a blonde in video games. In official artwork by Nintendo, her hair has been blonde since the Japanese version of Super Mario Bros. 2 (a.k.a the Lost Levels); however, due to the graphical limitations of the NES hardware, her on-screen sprite in the earlier Super Mario Bros. games displayed her with brown hair or red hair and outlines. Presumably, this was the reason why Peach was depicted with red hair instead of blonde in the DiC Entertainment cartoons. This discrepancy was remedied in the SNES with Super Mario World, in which was she shown with her proper hair color.
In Japan, the Princess's name has always been Peach (ピーチ姫 Pīchi Hime "Princess Peach"). Peach's name is derived from the Peach tree that bears pink blossoms and juicy edible fruit. She was originally known as Princess Toadstool in the United States and other western countries. The English translation of Yoshi's Safari (1993) marked the first usage of the name "Peach" outside of Japan; however, the name did not catch on at that time, as the game itself was not very popular. In Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, she went back to being called Princess Toadstool. However, in Super Mario RPG, if Belome swallowed Princess Toadstool to clone her during the fight with him in Belome Temple, he would comment that she tasted "peachy". It was not until Super Mario 64 that the name Peach became widely known outside Japan, and vice versa; while the initial Japanese release lacked this detail, subsequent re-releases such as the Shindou, International and DS editions had Peach signing her letter as both "Toadstool" and "Peach." While it was not elaborated at the time, some obscure American sources would later explain that her full name is Peach Toadstool. Regardless, the Toadstool name is rarely touched upon anymore, as the original Japanese name has largely supplanted it.
Personality and Traits
Princess Peach is classy, kind, clever, and adventurous. She often displays an unselfish and noble spirit and puts her friends ahead of herself. For example, in Super Paper Mario, Peach states she was taught to help others. She has been said to have a gentle demeanor but can be tough when it calls for it. Peach is also into sports and has been referred to in the Mario Party 5 official guide as being able to "play with the big boys". Besides sports, Peach is also into ball-room dancing, video games, singing, and playing the piano. Both Mario Super Sluggers and Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story hint at Peach's enjoyment of gardening.
Throughout the games many aspects of Peach's personality is showed. Peach displayed her pure heart in Super Paper Mario when she saved Mimi despite being picked on by her. Along with that, she can be naive and very strong-willed at times, but Peach is also wise and motherly. Peach seems to enjoy exploring and trying new things. Peach is also sweet and hospitable to others. An example of this is when she often bakes cakes for Mario. Also in Smash Bros. Brawl's story mode, Peach offered tea to Fox and Sheik in order to calm them down. Peach was the only one able to recruit Mr. Game and Watch, who didn’t have a concept of right and wrong. And when Master Hand is defeated by Tabuu, she is the first to reach him attempting to check on him. Peach often expressed loneliness without Mario and she also apologizes excessively for getting into trouble. Peach enjoys the company of others, as she had constructed Baseball Kingdom for all her friends. She generally has the personality of a polite lady though she can be competitive and playful. She still shows good sportsmanship in many appearances. Deep down inside it bothers her that she is a constant victim of kidnapping, as seen in Super Paper Mario, but she still is very grateful for what Mario and Luigi do.
In the cartoon shows, she was also practical and generous to a fault; in one episode where the Mario Bros. are getting homesick, she vows to find a way to get them home and when they find it later in the episode, insists they take it even though Koopa is still on the loose. She was a motherly figure to the young Yoshi and Oogtar. She also has a feisty side especially in her comic appearances.
Powers and Abilities
Peach isn't a typical "damsel-in-distress." When held captive Peach either sneaks around to find out information, or sends useful items to Mario, normally in Super Mario Bros. 3, the Super Mario Galaxy games, and the Paper Mario series. Like other Mario characters, Peach can Jump, Ground Pound, and use slap attacks, which is her specialty. Besides these abilities Peach has many more; most of them deal with hearts and her parasol. Peach also has never been regarded as a physically strong person (in fact being the slowest person to pluck vegetables in Super Mario Bros. 2), but she makes up for it in technique and skill.
In spinoff installments for the Mario game series, Peach's abilities usually deal around hearts. They're mostly seen in the sports installments including, but not limited to Mario Power Tennis (Sweet Kiss Return) and Mario Hoops 3-on-3 (Heart Shot).
In Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars Peach is shown to have impressive healing abilities like Therapy and Group Hug. She is also shown to have telepathic powers like in Super Mario Advance 4 when she calls out to Mario as a hologram in Bowser's Castle and Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door when she cheers on Mario (while being possessed by the Shadow Queen) along with the entire Mushroom World and fully heals the party in a similar way to Group Hug.
Peach can jump in the air and float using her dress. Princess Peach also has a parasol that helps her float or attack enemies. As shown in several games, she can pluck vegetables and hurl them at enemies. In Super Smash Bros. Melee, Peach has a powerful special attack called the Peach Bomber. She twirls and then rams her rear into the opponent, who is then engulfed in an explosion. She can also take her crown off and wack her opponents. In recent games, such as Mario Strikers Charged, she has been shown to be fast and agile. She can somersault over opposing teams. She can also summon cameras to aid her. In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, Peach is a Skill-type player. She has high speed and a high level of skill, but decent stamina and low power. Peach is the only female character to have the highest level of skill but the lowest power. She does well in events such as Archery, Vault, and Aquatics.
Princess Peach is very graceful. When performing the Heart Shot in Mario Hoops 3-on-3, she will perform elegant moves while dribbling out the shape of a triangle. In many of her victory scenes Peach will do delicate twirls. Her heart abilities are once again shown in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Her Final Smash is Peach Blossom. Decorative hearts flutter around her and a decorative "border" featuring blossoming peach trees and two images of Princess Peach adorns the area around her. As Peach dances in a spotlight to a short musical piece, all of her opponents fall into a deep Sleep and take damage.
Princess Peach is mostly shown to be the heart princess. She can use hearts to absorb attacks as shown in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!. When she hits the ball nicely in Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour, a trail of hearts will follow the ball. Peach uses the power of love in Mario Power Tennis. Super Peach Spin is Peach's Offensive Power Shot. Peach closes her eyes, spins very fast, and hits the ball with the power of love. This will knock the opponent back a few inches then attract the opponent to the net, leaving them open to Lob Shot and lose any Power Shots he or she was storing. It has an amazing curve, in fact the best curve in the game. The recovery time is very slow though. Sweet Kiss Return is Peach's Defensive Power Shot. Peach blows a sweet kiss at the ball, and hearts will appear and carry the ball back to Peach so she can hit it. After it is used the ball is lob shotted across the net with a bit of speed. When she performs a Super Strike in Super Mario Strikers, hearts will follow the soccer ball. Peach uses her heart abilities again in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games and Mario Super Sluggers. In the latter game, Peach can use her Heart Power to interact with objects in Challenge Mode. Her hitting ability greatly increases when she uses her Heart Swing. A star-lit bluish and pink background appears as Peach traces out the shape of a heart with her bat. After which she hits it shattering it into smaller hearts; the hearts travel with the ball and daze any male character who tries to catch the ball. Female characters are immune to the charm. For her Heart Ball, Peach winks and blows a kiss. She then dances while charging up and then pitches the ball fast.
Relationships with Other Characters
“I think you are the most evil, despicable reptilian individual I've ever known!”
Bowser has repeatedly kidnapped Peach over a dozen times, and torments her kingdom constantly. It has been shown Bowser has fallen in love with her, and wants to win her heart. Bowser's profile, in Mario Party Advance, states he has the 'hots' for Peach. Bowser is also intensely envious of Peach's relationship with Mario, and hates it when another villain kidnaps her.
Bowser has been more open in expressing himself lately. An example of this was seen in Mario Power Tennis, where he tried to get Peach to kiss him in front of the spectators, an attempt that failed. In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Bowser set out to kidnap her back from Grodus. The two do not play well when together in Mario Superstar Baseball because of their bad chemistry. In Super Paper Mario, Peach and Bowser are supposedly married by Count Bleck, making them husband and wife. Although they were wed by Count Bleck, who is obviously not authorized to do such a thing, which means that the wedding is a "sham" and, therefore, unofficial. Bowser though, continued to believe in the marriage. In Mario Strikers Charged, the two are depicted as rivals. In other media Bowser had been shown to have feelings for her as well.
Despite his feelings for her, Peach does not display them back. She is shown to be visibly afraid of him, especially in Super Mario RPG when she almost faints when she sees Bowser as an ally of Mario. When Bowser refuses to team up with Mario to defeat a greater evil, the princess often sweet-talks him into doing it, much to the Koopa King's annoyance.
Bowser Jr. appeared in Super Mario Sunshine claiming Peach was his mother. It is stated in Brawl he felt so strongly about her, he kidnapped her. Junior, as shown in Super Mario Sunshine, liked Peach and tried to get her to join him and Bowser, but Peach politely refused the offer.
Even though Bowser Jr. knows Peach is not his mother, he still called her 'mama' in Mario Superstar Baseball. Bowser Jr. also must be present on Peach's team in order for the team to be called Peach Princesses. Bowser Jr. has kidnapped her in Super Mario Sunshine, New Super Mario Bros., Mario Super Sluggers, and New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
Luigi is portrayed to be one of Peach's closest friends. Luigi has accompanied Mario on many of his adventures to save Peach and she greatly appreciates him. In Super Mario Galaxy when the player plays as Luigi and rescues Peach, she thanks him in a very similar way as she does with Mario and the two are seen flying away holding hands just how Mario does. The two share good chemistry in Mario Superstar Baseball but not in its sequel, Mario Super Sluggers. The two's team names in the Mario Party games have confirmed their good interactions with team names like Green Escort.
“Oh Mario! You came to the party to see me! You're so sweet! Thank you!”
Since Peach's debut appearance, Mario and Peach have always been shown to be in a romantic relationship. This is confirmed in the official European Mario website, in which Peach is listed as Mario's girlfriend. The two are shown to have been close companions since childhood. Mario saves Peach quite often and she usually will bake him a cake or kiss him upon her rescue.
In Luigi's Mansion, she sends Toad to help Luigi search for his brother, and in Mario Party 5, Peach and Mario are called "Cutest Couple". They also share chemistry together in Mario Superstar Baseball and Mario Super Sluggers, as they are "buddy players". Mario Power Tennis even goes as far as showing Mario himself telling Peach of his love for her in Peach's victory scene. Peach responded with a smile and blew a kiss. Also, in Mario's victory scene in Mario Power Tennis, Peach gives him a small kiss on his cheek. They both show deep devotion to each other as depicted in many of the games, especially in the Paper Mario series. Mario and Peach are the Secret Staff Ghosts for Rainbow Road in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!. The official guide describe them at this: Aw, isn’t that cute? Mario and Peach are together again, zipping down the Rainbow Road and leaving you coughing up their dust.
In the comic "Warios Weihnachtsmärchen", published in the German Club Nintendo magazine, it is even revealed that they spent their graduation ball in school together, and that Peach decided in favor of Mario and against Wario.
In the first Paper Mario, one of the Toads tells Mario to take Peach on a date to Shooting Star Summit. For the official guide of Yoshi's Island DS, in the description for Baby Mario and Baby Peach: Dynamic Duo, Nintendo mentioned that before the "romantic entanglements" in their adult lives, they teamed up as babies to stop evil. Also the official guide for Mario Party 8 stated that Peach is apple of Mario's eye. Rosalina in Super Mario Galaxy even referred to Peach as Mario's 'Special One'. Also the two are seen holding hands toward the ending. In Mario Kart Wii, while racing with the Wii Wheels Peach and Mario playfully bump each other.
Daisy and Peach have been portrayed to be best friends since Daisy's big comeback appearance in Mario Tennis for the Nintendo 64. Soon after in Mario Tennis for the Game Boy Color, Daisy is commonly alongside Peach in many cut-scenes. If something involves partners in the Mario spin-offs, the two will usually be a team. Daisy and Peach share a team orb (Flower Orb) in Mario Party 7, a team item (Heart), in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, and are automatic partners in a vast amount of other games as well.
While Daisy and Peach are considered to be best friends, they are rivaled against each other in games like Super Mario Strikers (where the two face-off in the game's opening) and in Mario Strikers Charged (where the two go up against each other in Challenge Mode). In the Super Mario manga series, the two have a friendly rivalry.
Like Luigi, the two share good chemistry in the game Mario Superstar Baseball, and she appears as the second member of Peach's team in Challenge Mode. Nintendo's Mario Power Tennis website says that Daisy is Peach's "sister in arms", a term used to describe a close friendship. In the Mario Kart: Double Dash!! and Mario Kart Wii official guides published by Prima and licensed by Nintendo, Daisy's biographies state that Peach is her cousin. That statement has yet to be proven in the games themselves, however.
Mario Super Sluggers is the first game to show the two sharing dialog in which Peach was shown to have a lot of concern for Daisy’s welfare. This can be seen after the player has rescued Peach from Bowser Jr. in the Peach Ice Garden, resulting in Peach joining the overall roster in the game's Challenge Mode.
Although Princess Peach is not necessarily a close friend of Wario, however he aided in her rescue during the events of Super Mario 64 DS (although not necessarily by choice) and afterwards Peach thanked him and allowed him to stay for some cake. He, along with Waluigi, is angry about her winning tournaments in Mario Power Tennis, as seen in her victory scene. They even tried to steal her trophy before she could grab it. Wario appeared to have a crush on her in the Mario & Wario arc of Super Mario Adventures, seeing as he tried to buy Peach's prize item, a Samus Doll, for her birthday before Mario did.
Toad is Princess Peach's obedient servant, and often tries to protect her. More than once he has gotten kidnapped by the Koopa Troop trying to save her from Bowser, and other times he is seen to dote on her. This is further influenced by the fact that Toad is one of the eight Mushroom Retainers. Evidence of the two's closeness are seen in their Mario Party teams names such as 'Royal Family' in Mario Party 5 and 'Loyal Friends' in Mario Party 8. They also share good chemistry in the Mario Baseball installments. Toad's collectible card from Super Mario Galaxy states that Toad cares about Peach so much that it caused him to team up with a few other Toads to form the Toad Brigade and go into space in order to save her (regardless of his cowardice). In many of the games in the Mario series, Toad is usually the first (and sometimes only) character who is brave enough to inform Mario and the other heroes of her kidnapping (thus, beginning many of the plot lines of the adventures). His forced bravery in these games can be seen in relation to the loyalty that he has for the Princess.
Peach and Toadette’s friendship is evident in the good chemistry they share in both Mario Baseball installments. Toadette is also part of Peach’s default team, the Peach Monarchs. In the second installment, Toadette joins Mario’s cause as she wants to help him free the park Peach had built. After Peach is rescued from Bowser Jr., Toadette struggles to tell her what became of Daisy, as she doesn’t want her to worry.
In Mario Party DS, Toadette had received a set of touching trumpets from Peach as a gift.
There is much confusion surrounding Peach and Toadsworth's relationship; however, it is understood from many Mario series' installments since the events of Super Mario Sunshine that Toadsworth is Peach's steward. It is also known that Toadsworth is very protective of and has cared for her ever since she was a baby.
Official Profiles and Statistics
"The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 Writers Bible" Biography
Our indomitable royal heroine is definitely no old-fashioned damsel-in-distress, who does little more than wait to be rescued. She's very much a charming, energetic, contemporary young woman. Chronologically, a seventeen-year-old, but with a royal sense of responsibility and noblesse oblige that few teenagers possess. Because of her intelligence and intimate knowledge of her domain, she often takes charge of the rescue mission and comes up with the clever plan to foil King Koopa's latest plot. Her people respect and admire her. She regards the Mario Bros. as her closest friends, and is extremely grateful that they have left their own world to come help save hers. It's no easy task rescuing a kingdom, and what makes it even worse in Super Mario 3 [sic], is that King Koopa's kids regard Princess Toadstool as their prime target for troublemaking.
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
Mario Party series
Mario Party 2
Mario Party 4 Present Room
Mario Party 5
Mario Party 6
"The royal highness of the Mushroom Kingdom rules her subjects with a velvet fist. Gentle yet surprisingly tough, she holds up well to both Bowser's lava-heated castle (which she has had to visit way too often, in her opinion) and the chill snowdrifts of Mario Party 6's Snow Flake Lake."
Mario Party 7
New Team Names
Mario Party 8
Mario Party DS
Mario Party 9
Mario Tennis series
Mario Tennis (Nintendo 64)
Mario Power Tennis
Mario Tennis: Power Tour
Mario Tennis Open
Mario Kart series
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
Mario Kart DS
Mario Kart Wii
Mario Kart 7
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. Melee
"A princess with royal recovery abilities."
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
"The princess of the Mushroom Kingdom can float daintily to safety."
Mario Golf series
Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour
Mario Golf: Advance Tour
Mario Baseball series
Mario Superstar Baseball
Mario Super Sluggers
Mario Strikers series
Super Mario Strikers
Mario Strikers Charged
Mario Hoops 3-on-3
Super Paper Mario Catch Cards
Super Mario series
Super Mario Galaxy
New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Super Mario 3D Land
New Super Mario Bros. 2
New Super Mario Bros. U
Mario & Sonic series
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
"The Princess of the Mushroom Kingdom, Peach has been kidnapped several times over by the wicked Bowser, but has always escaped with the help of Mario and Luigi. Her excellence in the Skill-based competitions means that she'll perform well in events like archery and skeet."
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
NOTE: The left box is for Peach's statistics in the Wii version and the right box is for Peach's statistics in the DS version.
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
"The Princess of the Mushroom Kingdom, Peach has been kidnapped several times over by the wicked Bowser, but has always recovered with the help of Mario and Luigi. Her excellence in the Skill-based competitions means that she'll perform well in events like Ribbon and Showjumping."
Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story
Mario Sports Mix
List of Appearances by Date
The following voice actresses have portrayed Princess Peach during the course of the Mario game series:
Names in Other Languages