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This article is about the item that appears in Super Mario Bros. 2. For the inspired item that appears in Super Mario 3D World and Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, see Double Cherry.
Cherry Artwork of a Cherry from Super Mario Advance
Artwork from Super Mario All-Stars (left) and Super Mario Advance (right) respectively
First appearance Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic (1987, overall)
Super Mario Bros. 2 (1988, Super Mario franchise)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)
Effect Makes a Starman appear for every five Cherries collected.

A Cherry[1][2] is a special item found in Super Mario Bros. 2 and its Game Boy Advance remake Super Mario Advance. When Mario, Luigi, Peach, or Toad collects five Cherries, an invincibility-granting Starman floats from the ground. Cherries appear in abundance in Subcon, and many can be found in every level. In the GBA remake, the character will say "Lucky!" each time one is collected, and a chime will play upon grabbing every fifth one.

They also appear in the slot machines of the same game. When a player lines up even one of them, they receive extra lives (a 1-Up for one in the first slot, 2-Up if the first two slots have cherries, and 5-Up for all three; this is changed to a 3-Up maximum in the remakes).

Cherries make a minor appearance in Yoshi, after the player clears levels 19 through 21 of the B-Type game, rewarding the player 900 points.

Cherries also appear in the background of the Mushroom Kingdom II stage in Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

In Mario Party 4, Cherries appear in the Bowser minigame Fruits of Doom, as one of the potential fruits on Bowser's list.

Official profiles[edit]

Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

  • Wii Virtual Console manual: "Collect enough cherries and a star will appear."


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese チェリー
Chinese 樱桃[3]
French Cerise Cherry
German Kirsche Cherry
Italian Ciliegia Cherry
Spanish Cereza Cherry


  1. ^ Super Mario Bros. 2 instruction booklet, page 21.
  2. ^ Super Mario All-Stars Nintendo Player's Guide. Page 88.
  3. ^ iQue's promotional demo play videos of Super Mario Advance and Wario Land 4. Retrieved February 9, 2020.