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Rendered model of a Coconut in Super Mario Galaxy.
Model of a coconut from Super Mario Galaxy.
First appearance Donkey Kong 3 (1983)
Latest appearance The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023)

A coconut is a tropical fruit found in many games in the Super Mario franchise.


Donkey Kong 3[edit]

In Donkey Kong 3, they appear as indestructible projectiles sometimes thrown by Donkey Kong. They reappear in the game's semi-sequel, Donkey Kong 3: Dai Gyakushū.

Donkey Kong Country[edit]

In Donkey Kong Country small coconuts are shot by Neckys and Mini-Neckys as a form of attack. Larger coconuts are spit by Master Necky and Master Necky Snr. as their sole attack.

Donkey Kong 64[edit]

A Coconut (Donkey Kong's ammo) in Donkey Kong 64.
A coconut from Donkey Kong 64

In Donkey Kong 64, Donkey Kong uses his Coconut Shooter that fires coconuts. It also has another type of coconut, the Crystal Coconut, which is a consumable source of power for the Kongs' special abilities.

Donkey Kong Country television series[edit]

In the Donkey Kong Country television series, the Crystal Coconut reappears, except it has healing and fortune-telling properties.

Club Nintendo[edit]

"Donkey Kong in: Banana Day 24"[edit]

Coconuts also play a role in the Donkey Kong comic "Banana Day 24," published in the German magazine Club Nintendo. In this story, giant aliens connect Earth to their spaceship, pulling the planet away. As it turns out, they erroneously took Earth for a huge coconut, a fruit their species adores. They agree to return the planet back to its original position as Diddy Kong starts to give them bananas in return.

Mario Kart series[edit]

On D.K.'s Jungle Parkway in Mario Kart 64, coconuts[1] are thrown at racers who drive off course, slowing them down while hitting them back toward the main track. However, coconuts do not affect racers who are using Super Stars. In the track's reappearance in Mario Kart Wii, no coconuts are thrown.

Paper Mario series[edit]

A Coconut Coconut TTYD.png
Paper Mario description A coconut from Lavalava Island. Throw it to damage 1 enemy.
The Thousand-Year Door description Fruit from a tropical island. To be honest, it ain't tasty.

Paper Mario[edit]

Coconuts appear in Paper Mario, where they are found only in certain Coconut Trees. Such trees can be found near the shores of Lavalava Island as well as in Yoshi's Village, though some of the trees drop other items. To get them from the trees, Mario can simply whack them with his current Hammer. In battle, it is used as a weapon; it can be thrown at a single enemy to deal 3 HP damage. Coconuts are used in many recipes. Mario can sell them at any shop for 1 coin. Coconuts are also mentioned in the Tattle for Stone Chomps.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door[edit]

Coconuts reappear in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Only one Coconut Tree is found, on a small island behind the bridge scene in Keelhaul Key. Unlike in Paper Mario, it can be eaten by Mario or his partner to recover 5 HP. They are once again used in many recipes. They can be sold to shops for a varying price from 1 coin to 4 coins. Mario must give one to Flavio on Keelhaul Key to obtain a Chuckola Cola, which must be given to Admiral Bobbery in order to revive him.

Paper Mario: Color Splash[edit]

In Paper Mario: Color Splash, papercraft coconuts[2] appear hanging from the palm trees on Bloo Bay Beach. When Mario hammers a tree, it drops a coconut, which cracks open to reveal a coin.

Mario Party series[edit]

In Mario Party 3 and Mario Party Superstars, coconuts appear in the 1-vs-3 minigame Coconut Conk, where the team of three must Ground Pound coconut trees to cause coconuts to drop from them and land on the player in the barrel.

Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario Sunshine[edit]

Three coconuts from Super Mario Sunshine.
A Coconut in Super Mario Sunshine.
A coconut.

Coconuts also appear with various other fruit in Super Mario Sunshine at Delfino Plaza. Sometimes, they must be used as bait for a Yoshi to hatch out of its egg. If Yoshi eats one, he will turn pink and refill his juice tank, allowing him to turn enemies into pink ascending platforms. They can also be thrown by Mario. There are also tasks in the game in which if the player puts enough of them in a basket (or other fruits), they will be rewarded with a blue coin or 1-Up Mushroom.

Super Mario Galaxy[edit]

A tropical planet with a Pokeynut on it.
Coconut to be fired at the Pokeynut
King Kaliente spits a Coconut
King Kaliente about to be hit by a Coconut
SMG Lava Reactor Octopuses.png
Roctos firing coconuts at Mario

Coconuts also appear in Super Mario Galaxy. Mario can spin into them to send them flying. This is useful for defeating enemies such as Pokeynuts and prickly plants. They are also used by King Kaliente and Roctos as projectiles. When 9999 Star Bits are collected, all coconuts become watermelons.

Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

Prince Pikante spitting Coconuts at Mario.
Prince Pikante firing a coconut

Coconuts reappear in Super Mario Galaxy 2. Like in its predecessor, they are used to defeat Roctos, Prince Pikante, open chests, etc. and all coconuts become watermelons after 9999 Star Bits are collected.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie[edit]

Cranky Kong and Peach smirking at each other in The Super Mario Bros. Movie
Cranky Kong holding a coconut drink in The Super Mario Bros. Movie

In The Super Mario Bros. Movie, a coconut with a straw is seen in Cranky Kong's hand while he watches Mario and Donkey Kong fight in the Great Ring of Kong.

Paper Mario recipes[edit]

Recipe Result of Cooked Item Game the Recipe is in
Coconut Tasty Tonic Paper Mario and Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
Iced Potato + Coconut Bland Meal Paper Mario
Dried Pasta + Coconut Bland Meal
Cake Mix + Coconut Coco Pop
Red Berry + Coconut Super Soda
Blue Berry + Coconut Super Soda
Yellow Berry + Coconut Super Soda
Apple + Coconut Super Soda
Melon + Coconut Super Soda
Koopa Leaf + Coconut Super Soda
Honey Syrup + Coconut Tasty Tonic
Jammin' Jelly + Coconut Special Shake
Cake Mix + Coconut Coco Candy Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
Fire Flower + Coconut Coconut Bomb
Peachy Peach + Coconut Fresh Juice
Keel Mango + Coconut Fresh Juice
Turtley Leaf + Coconut Fresh Juice
Dried Bouquet + Coconut Space Food
Fresh Pasta + Coconut Zess Dinner
Spicy Pasta + Coconut Zess Dinner


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヤシの[3]
Yashi no Mi
Chinese 椰子
Dutch Kokosnoot Coconut
French Cocotier Coconut
German Kokosnuss Coconut
Italian Noce di cocco
Korean 코코넛
Portuguese Côco Coconut
Spanish Coco Coconut


  1. ^ M. Arakawa. Mario Kart 64 Player's Guide. Pages 66, 67, and 69.
  2. ^ Paper Mario: Color Splash internal data: \content\Graphics\DisposObject\MOBJ\MOBJ_B_Coconut.bfres.lz
  3. ^ "Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door From Japanese to English". (June 1, 2014). The Mushroom Kingdom. Retrieved February 2, 2015.