Boomerang Flower

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Boomerang Flower
A white, blue striped boomerang-like flower with eyes.

First appearance

Super Mario 3D Land (2011)

Latest appearance

Super Mario Maker 2 (version 3.0.0) (2020)

Effect on player

Turns Mario into Boomerang Mario.

The Boomerang Flower is a power-up that first appears in Super Mario 3D Land. It 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[edit]

The Boomerang Flower reappears in Super Mario 3D World and has the same function. 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 identical to previous appearances.

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 in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. It allows the player to throw a boomerang up to three times, hitting any karts in the way going forward before coming back 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, his/her item slot will become empty and will show the boomerang after it returns to the player, so if the boomerang is thrown and the player runs into an item box, the boomerang will come back to the player and disappear. 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.

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), and Boomerang Bro. 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 automatically, as well as destroying hazardous items.

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.


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]

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

Mario Kart 8[edit]

  • Instruction manual description: "The boomerang 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."


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ブーメランフラワー
Būmeran Furawā
Boomerang Flower
Spanish (NOA) Flor bumerán Boomerang flower
Spanish (NOE) Flor boomerang Boomerang flower
French Fleur boomerang Boomerang flower
Dutch Boemerang-bloem Boomerang Flower
German Bumerangblume Boomerang Flower
Italian Fiore boomerang
Fiore Boomerang (Both the Super Mario 3D Land and Super Mario 3D World websites)
Boomerang flower
Boomerang Flower
Portuguese (NOA) Flor bumerangue Boomerang flower
Portuguese (NOE) Flor Bumerangue Boomerang Flower
Russian Цветок-бумеранг
Bumerang flower
Korean 부메랑 플라워
Bumerang Feulaweo
Boomerang Flower
Chinese (Simplified) 飞旋镖花 (Super Mario 3D Land)
Fēixuánbiāo Huā
回旋镖花[1] (Mario Kart series and Super Mario Maker 2)
Huíxuánbiāo Huā
Boomerang Flower
Chinese (Traditional) 回力標花[2] (Super Mario 3D Land)
Fēixuánbiāo Huā
迴旋鏢花[3] (Mario Kart series and Super Mario Maker 2)
Huíxuánbiāo Huā
Boomerang Flower


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