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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 Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (Nintendo Switch) (2024)
“Ah...HA! A Coconut, is it not? Well, that IS island fare, but somewhat cliched...”
Flavio, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Coconuts appear in the Super Mario franchise as fruit most commonly used as projectiles by the player characters or enemies.


Donkey Kong 3 / Donkey Kong 3: Dai Gyakushū[edit]

Coconuts in Donkey Kong 3 are indestructible projectiles sometimes thrown by Donkey Kong. In the arcade version, he throws them in every stage, while in home console releases, he does so in the yellow greenhouse only. Coconuts also appear in Donkey Kong 3: Dai Gyakushū.

Donkey Kong Country[edit]

Coconuts in Donkey Kong Country are small projectiles shot by Neckys and Mini-Neckys and large projectiles shot by Master Necky and Master Necky Snr., all as a method of attacking.

Club Nintendo[edit]

A coconut in the Club Nintendo comic "Banana Day 24" is a fruit adored by alien species. The giant aliens mistook Earth for being a giant coconut when pulling it away, and they agree to return the planet back to its original position as Diddy Kong starts to give them bananas in return.

Mario Kart 64[edit]

Coconuts[1] (referred to as stones in the instruction manual), which appear to actually be horned melons, in Mario Kart 64 are thrown at racers in D.K.'s Jungle Parkway 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.

Donkey Kong 64[edit]

Coconuts in Donkey Kong 64 are shot from Donkey Kong's Coconut Shooter. Coconuts also have a fictional counterpart, Crystal Coconuts, 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.

Paper Mario series[edit]

A Coconut Coconut TTYD.png Icon of an item from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (Nintendo Switch)
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 in Paper Mario 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 in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door are found only on one Coconut Tree, 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 3 / Mario Party Superstars[edit]

Coconuts in Mario Party 3 and Mario Party Superstars 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]

Coconuts in Super Mario Sunshine are one of the fruits located in Delfino Plaza, and sometimes have to be used for a Yoshi to hatch out of its egg. If Yoshi eats one, he turns pink and refills 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 are 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 in Super Mario Galaxy are objects that Mario can spin into to send them flying, proving useful for defeating enemies such as Pokeynuts and prickly plants, as well as projectiles used by King Kaliente and Roctos. 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 in Super Mario Galaxy 2 are objects are used to defeat Roctos, Prince Pikante, open chests, and so forth, similarly to Super Mario Galaxy. 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

A coconut with a straw in The Super Mario Bros. Movie 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
Turtley Leaf + Coconut Fresh Juice
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
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
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
French Cocotier
German Kokosnuss
Italian Noce di cocco
Korean 코코넛

Portuguese Côco
Spanish Coco


  1. ^ Owsen, Dan, Scott Pelland, Paul Shinoda (1997). Mario Kart 64 Player's Guide. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 66–67, 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.