Boomerang Flower

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Boomerang Flower
Boomerang Flower in Mario Kart 8
First appearance Super Mario 3D Land (2011)
Latest appearance The Super Mario Bros. Movie (cameo) (2023)
Effect Turns Mario into Boomerang Mario.

The Boomerang Flower is a power-up that first appears in Super Mario 3D Land. It is a flower resembling a white boomerang with a single blue stripe, and transforms Mario into Boomerang Mario.


Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario 3D Land[edit]

Boomerang Flowers first appear in Super Mario 3D Land. They can be found lying on the ground, inside of ? Blocks, and after defeating some Boomerang Bros. After obtaining it, Mario can throw a boomerang to defeat enemies and reach items from a far distance. However, Mario can only throw one boomerang at a time and must wait for his first boomerang to return or disappear before he can throw another. This power-up first appears in World 5-1. It is possible to get an Extra Life by just throwing a Boomerang at a Checkpoint Flag and repeatedly jumping over it until it hits the flag five times in a row.

Super Mario 3D World / Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury[edit]

The Boomerang Flower reappears in Super Mario 3D World and is present in both modes of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury. The characters (bar Mario) and their boomerangs are now color-coded.

Super Mario Maker 2[edit]

Boomerang Flowers were added to Super Mario Maker 2 in the version 3.0.0 update released on April 22, 2020, appearing in the Super Mario 3D World style. They function nearly identically to previous appearances. When collecting the power-up, the sound that plays when transforming is the same as the Super Bell.

Mario Golf: World Tour[edit]

The Boomerang Flower appears in Mario Golf: World Tour as an item that the player may collect during matches. It drastically increases the fade or draw of a character. A golf ball and set of golf clubs designed based on this item are also available for Miis to use.

Mario Kart series[edit]

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

The Boomerang Flower first appears in the Mario Kart series as an item in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. It allows the player to throw a boomerang forwards or backwards up to three times, hitting any karts in the way before returning to the player. It will also hit the opponent on the way back if the player misses the first time. When the player throws the boomerang, their item slot will become empty until it returns, allowing a different item to be collected during that time. If the boomerang returns while the player has no free item slots, it will vanish. The height of the vehicle affects the height of the boomerang's throw, which may result in low-down vehicles being too low to be hit by the boomerang thrown by a character in a tall vehicle.

In addition, a Boomerang Flower represents the Boomerang Cup in the Booster Course Pass of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Nintendo of America's official social media accounts jokingly referred to Tour Sydney Sprint as the Boomerang Flower's native habitat,[1][2] owing to the fact that boomerangs are strongly associated with Australia, where the city of Sydney is located.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

The Boomerang Flower reappears in Mario Kart Tour as the special item of Baby Mario, Baby Luigi, Larry, Toad (Pit Crew), Boomerang Bro, Yoshi (Kangaroo), Luigi (Vacation), Mario (Samurai), Rosalina (Volendam), Luigi (Knight), Toad (Astronaut), Pauline (Cowgirl), Shy Guy (Ninja), Petey Piranha, Donkey Kong (Gladiator), and the Bronze, Petey Piranha and Larry Mii Racing Suits. Its function has also changed significantly; instead of the player throwing the boomerang, the boomerang instead orbits the player's kart twice before flying away. The boomerang is also capable of collecting nearby coins and event tokens automatically, as well as destroying hazardous items. Also unlike in Mario Kart 8, the boomerang can only be thrown once. When Boomerang Flower+ is active, an extra boomerang is added, allowing the player to use two boomerangs instead of one. The Super Leaf functions similarly to the Boomerang Flower.

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit[edit]

Boomerang Flowers reappear as items in Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit.

Mario & Luigi series[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam[edit]

While Boomerang Flowers do not physically appear in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, one is used as the logo for the Boomerang Rank.

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey[edit]

A Boomerang Flower also makes a cameo in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey, where the Boomerang Rank from Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam reappears, replacing the Shine Rank from the original game.


In the Super Mario Mash-up in Minecraft, Oxeye Daisies are replaced by Boomerang Flowers.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie[edit]

In The Super Mario Bros. Movie, a Boomerang Flower can be seen in the antiques shop in Toad Town.


Super Mario 3D Land[edit]

  • North American website bio: The Boomerang Flower turns Mario into a Boomerang Mario and gives him a cunning curved weapon in his hand. He can toss it to take out enemies and grab hard to reach coins.
  • European website bio: Grab one of these to turn Mario into Boomerang Mario!

Super Mario 3D World[edit]

  • Electronic manual description: Transforms Mario into Boomerang Mario.
  • North American website bio: Pick up this power-up to start tossing boomerangs.

Mario Kart 8[edit]

  • Electronic manual description: The boomerang can be thrown up to three times. Any driver it hits will spin out of control.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

  • In-game description: Gives you a boomerang that can be thrown up to three times. Any driver it hits will spin out of control.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

  • Tips & Tricks: Tap the screen to throw a boomerang. Not only will it spin out any karts it hits, but it will collect any surrounding Coins for you, too.
  • Driver info: Whirls around and around your kart to strike nearby opponents.
  • Driver info (Boomerang Flower+): Adds another Boomerang, allowing you to throw two total!


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ブーメランフラワー
Būmeran Furawā
Boomerang Flower
Chinese (Simplified) 飞旋镖花 (Super Mario 3D Land)
Fēixuánbiāo Huā
回旋镖花[3] (Mario Kart series / Super Mario Maker 2)
Huíxuánbiāo Huā
Boomerang Flower
Chinese (Traditional) 回力標花[4] (Super Mario 3D Land)
Fēixuánbiāo Huā
迴旋鏢花[5] (Mario Kart series / Super Mario Maker 2)
Huíxuánbiāo Huā
Boomerang Flower
Dutch Boemerang-bloem Boomerang Flower
French Fleur boomerang Boomerang flower
German Bumerangblume Boomerang Flower
Italian Fiore boomerang
Fiore Boomerang (Super Mario 3D Land and Super Mario 3D World websites)
Boomerang flower
Boomerang Flower
Korean 부메랑 플라워
Bumerang Feulaweo
Boomerang Flower
Portuguese (NOA) Flor bumerangue Boomerang flower
Portuguese (NOE) Flor Bumerangue
Flor-Bumerangue (Super Mario 3D World manual)
Boomerang Flower
Russian Цветок-бумеранг
Bumerang flower
Spanish (NOA) Flor bumerán Boomerang flower
Spanish (NOE) Flor boomerang Boomerang flower