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This article is about the bucket with Wario's emblem mainly appearing in Mario & Wario. For the bucket appearing in the Yoshi's Island series, see Bucket (Yoshi's Island series). For the bucket appearing in Paper Mario, see Bucket (Paper Mario).
First appearance Mario & Wario (1993)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Melee (2001)

A bucket is an object that appears within several games in the Super Mario franchise, often serving a minor role that varies widely between appearances. It first appears in the Japan-exclusive game Mario & Wario as a central game mechanic.


Mario & Wario[edit]

In Mario & Wario, the bucket is among the objects used by Wario to obstruct the vision of the protagonists—Princess Peach, Mario, and Yoshi—by dropping them on their heads; Wanda the fairy has to guide the blinded heroes through each of several stages. The Bucket itself is used in the very first stage of the game, Yōsei no Mori, and features Mario's "M" insignia when upright; when turned upside-down while over a character's head, the "M" becomes Wario's "W," referencing his "power" over the character. Later stages outside the EXTRA stages will feature multiple different objects.

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars[edit]

A bucket appears in Moleville in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, where it serves as a hidden warp to the Midas River. If the mole girl standing on top of it is given a Carbo Cookie, she jumps off of the bucket, granting access to the river and the Midas Waterfall Course.

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

The bucket from Mario & Wario appears in Super Smash Bros. Melee as a trophy. It can be obtained from the Lottery or when it appears at random in one of the game's single-player modes.

Mario and the Incredible Rescue[edit]

The book Mario and the Incredible Rescue has Mario, Luigi, Yoshi and Toad fighting Wario in Booster Pass. The fight has Wario driving his plane, as he throws Buckets down at the gang. Mario and Yoshi defeat him by jumping up to his plane and placing a Bucket on his head, blinding him and causing him to lose control of his plane and spiral out of view.

Other appearances[edit]

The bucket Mario wears on his head appears as a collectable treasure in "The Great Cave Offensive" game of Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra.




Super Smash Bros. Melee trophy[edit]

Name Image Game Description
Bucket Bucket Mario and Wario
Japan Only
In Mario and Wario, an excellent game released only in Japan, this hidden item gets placed on Mario's head, rendering him sightless. The fairy Wanda then guides the helpless Mario past numerous obstacles to the goal. The M on the bucket becomes a W when turned upside down, signifying that Mario has fallen under Wario's wicked control.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バケツ[1]