Dash Mushroom

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Dash Mushroom
Artwork of a Dash Mushroom in Super Mario Party
Artwork of a Dash Mushroom from Super Mario Party
First appearance Super Mario Kart (1992)
Latest appearance Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (2020)
Effect Grants an instant speed boost (Mario Kart series)
Adds three to the player's roll (Mario Party series)

The Dash Mushroom, commonly called simply the Mushroom, is a type of mushroom physically identical to a Super Mushroom that is used for speed boosts, especially in the Mario Kart series. It is also used to represent the Mushroom Cup.


Mario Kart series[edit]

Super Mario Kart[edit]

The Mushroom debuts in Super Mario Kart, where it is one of the items obtainable from Question Blocks. When used, it provides a short speed boost. Apart from simply going faster, this can be used for going off-road without losing speed to provide shortcuts, or to bash other racers. If used before driving over a Jump Panel, the resulting jump goes further than normal. Racers are most likely to get the Mushroom if in 5th place or behind.

Mario Kart 64[edit]

In Mario Kart 64, the Mushroom (also named Speed Mushroom[1]) returns with two new variations, the Triple Mushroom, which provides three speed boosts, and the Super Mushroom, which allows unlimited boosts for a short period. In this game, ramming into another racer while boosting from a Mushroom causes the opponent to spin out. In this game, the Mushroom is only a moderately common item, and cannot be obtained behind 5th place.

Mario Kart: Super Circuit[edit]

In Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Mushrooms return with their role from the first game and their design from Mario Kart 64.

Mario Kart: Double Dash!![edit]

In Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, Mushrooms appear with the same role as previously. In this game, ramming into an opponent's kart with a Mushroom boost allows the player to steal their own item. From this game forward, being hit with Lightning or a similar item while carrying a Mushroom causes it to be dropped onto the track, and driving over it automatically boosts the kart. Additionally, Mushroom Cars can be found at Mushroom Bridge and Mushroom City, and drop Mushrooms onto the track when collided with.

Mario Kart DS[edit]

In Mario Kart DS, Mushrooms have the same role as before, though they have been updated to match their now current appearance, as they return to their shape from Super Mario Kart, and now only have five spots. They can be gained from an Item Box from 2nd to 7th place, though players are most likely to get it while in 4th place. Unlike other games barring the first, where Triple Mushrooms (or a pair of Mushrooms in the previous game) are given by default for time trial mode, this game gives a varying amount of Mushrooms based in the kart's "Item" statistic. Additionally, the Goombas in Mario Circuit turn into Mushrooms when they are hit by an item, including lightning.

Mario Kart Wii[edit]

In Mario Kart Wii, Mushrooms are called Dash Mushrooms for the first time, albeit only in British English materials.[2] They can be gained from 2nd to 8th place. The best chance of getting this item is in 4th place, with a 20 percent (8 out of 40) chance of getting it in said position. From this game onwards, it can be used to avoid the Spiny Shell, though as they cannot be obtained in first place, the player would need to have one in reserve. Goombas again drop them, but only when hit by weaker items than Lightning.

Mario Kart 7[edit]

In Mario Kart 7, Mushrooms (Dash Mushrooms in British English materials) can be gained from 1st to 5th place. When a player is gliding, using a Mushroom will provide a pushing force that propels the vehicle higher, allowing them to glide longer. Just like in Mario Kart Wii, Gooombas drop Mushrooms in the course when hit by items.

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

In Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, the Mushroom (again called Dash Mushroom exclusively in British English materials) is slightly more powerful than it is in other games. It also receives a new visual effect; the boost will create a line of flames between the road and the wheels, and it causes the engine to rev louder and higher. When obtained as a set of three, they now revolve around the vehicle, in the same way as the Triple Shells, and other racers that drive into them will feel their effect immediately without causing one to disappear. Mushrooms also have a sponsor named after them, Mushroom Piston.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

In Mario Kart Tour, in addition to speed boosts, Mushrooms give bonus points upon use. Single Mushrooms are automatically trailed behind the player's kart, meaning other racers that drive into them will receive a boost, similarly to the Triple Mushrooms in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. When a player runs into an Item Box as they crash, and they have Auto Item activated, any Mushrooms they currently carry are used up without giving them a speed boost, although the Mushrooms still grant bonus points in this situation; similarly, if a player picks up a Mushroom from the road while crashing, they do not get a speed boost but do get bonus points from it. Triple Mushrooms are also included in the game as the special skill of several drivers.

The following gliders in Mario Kart Tour increase the chance of getting Mushrooms and points for using one:

Special skill Gliders
Mushroom from Mario Kart Tour.
Mushroom Plus
Increases your chances of getting a Mushroom. Using one will get you more points.
+5 points
Super Glider from Mario Kart TourPiston Glider from Mario Kart Tour
+10 points
Mushroom Glider from Mario Kart Tour
+15 points
Purple Oilpaper Umbrella from Mario Kart TourLe Tricolore from Mario Kart TourNew Year's 2020 from Mario Kart TourStrawberry Donut from Mario Kart TourSuper Mario Kart Glider from Mario Kart TourTanooki Parafoil from Mario Kart Tour8-Bit Super Mushroom from Mario Kart TourAurora Balloons from Mario Kart TourRecord Setter from Mario Kart TourVanilla & Chocolate Balloons from Mario Kart TourThe Chocolate Pretzel from Mario Kart TourThe Wonderful Garnet from Mario Kart Tour8-Bit Super Glider from Mario Kart TourPink Checkered Glider from Mario Kart TourMario Golf Cap from Mario Kart TourPenguin Wingtip from Mario Kart TourBaby Mario Hanafuda from Mario Kart TourMKT Icon GoombaHanafuda.png

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit[edit]

Mushrooms return as items in Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, providing a speed boost like in previous Mario Kart games.

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

Dash Mushrooms in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

Mushrooms that provide a speed boost appear in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, during the Moleville Mountain minigame. They can be collected by Mario, and used by pressing X Button.

Mario & Sonic series[edit]

Dash Mushrooms are items in certain events of the Mario & Sonic series. Like in the Mario Kart series, they grant a temporary boost in speed. In the Nintendo DS version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, Dash Mushrooms appear in the Dream Race event, where they give the player a short speed boost when used. In the Wii version, Dash Mushrooms appear as items in Dream Platform, where they give the character a five second speed boost when used. In the Nintendo DS version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, they are used in Supersonic Downhill, where they are scattered randomly throughout the course, and allow the player to perform a Mushroom Dash by pressing the B Button; up to five Mushrooms can be stored at once.

Mario Party series[edit]

The Dash Mushroom appears as an item in Mario Party: Island Tour, Mario Party: Star Rush, Mario Party: The Top 100, and Super Mario Party. When used, it adds three to the player's dice roll.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, the Dash Mushroom appears as a type of speed-based equipment that can only be used by Bowser, Bowser Jr., and Donkey Kong. Its common variant is simply referred to as a Dash Mushroom, while its uncommon variant is known as the Double Dash Mushroom and its rare variant is known as the Turbo Dash Mushroom.


Mario Kart series[edit]

Super Mario Kart[edit]

  • Wii Virtual Console manual bio: This gives you a temporary burst of speed.

Mario Kart 7[edit]

  • Digital instruction manual bio: Mushrooms provide a short speed boost.
  • North American website bio: Mushrooms mean super speed on the racetrack. Grab one for a turbo boost at any time.

Mario Kart 8[edit]

  • Digital instruction manual bio: Gives you a brief speed boost.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

  • In-game description: Gives you a temporary speed boost.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

  • Tips & Tricks: This classic item gives your kart a speed boost. Doesn't get much simpler than that!
  • Mario Kart Tour Twitter: Today we're introducing the Mushroom item. Grab one of these to receive a burst of speed and overtake your opponents! You can even use them to take shortcuts by breezing past things like signs in the game, which can lead to a glorious victory in the City of Lights![3]

Mario Party series[edit]

Mario Party: Star Rush[edit]

  • In-game description: Adds +3 to your roll, which lets you move an extra three spaces.

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • In-game description: Gives a little extra to your rolls by adding 3.



Sprites and models[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese キノコ / きのこ
Dasshu Kinoko
Mushroom (early appearances)

Dash Mushroom (later appearances)

Chinese (simplified) 蘑菇[6]
Chōngcì Mógu
Mushroom (Mario Kart 64)

Dash Mushroom (since Mario Kart 7)

Chinese (traditional) 衝刺蘑菇[8]
Chōngcì Mógu
Dash Mushroom

Dutch Paddestoel[9]
Mushroom (Mario Kart 64)
Sprint Mushroom
French (NOA) Champignon
French (NOE) Champignon
Champignon turbo
Champi turbo [11]
Mushroom (early appearances)
Turbo Mushroom (From Mario Kart Wii[10] to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe)
Turbo Shroom (Mario Kart Tour)
German Pilz
Mushroom (early appearances)
Turbo Mushroom (since Mario Kart Wii)[12]
Italian Fungo
Fungo scatto[13]
Mushroom (early appearances)
Dash Mushroom (since Mario Kart Wii)
Korean 대시버섯
Daesi Beoseot
Dash Mushroom

Portuguese (NOA) Cogumelo[11]
Portuguese (NOE) Cogumelo Turbo
Turbo Mushroom
Russian Гриб ускорения
Grib uskoreniya
Скоростной гриб
Skorostnoy grib
Speed-up Mushroom

Speed Mushroom (Mario Kart 8 Deluxe website)

Mushroom (Mario Party Superstars)

Spanish Champiñón
Champiñón turbo
Mushroom (early appearances)
Turbo mushroom (Since Mario Kart Wii (NOE)[14] / Mario Kart 8 (NOA))
Spanish (NOE) Seta[15]
Mushroom (Mario Kart 64)


  1. ^ April 1997. Nintendo Magazine System (AU) Issue #49. Page 39Media:NMS Australia 49 MK64 drivers and items.jpg.
  2. ^ "Collect all the carefully-placed coins on SNES Mario Circuit 3. Using Dash Mushrooms at the right moments is the key to a fast time, so don't waste them!" – September 15, 2008. Enter the next Mario Kart Wii competition. Nintendo UK. Retrieved July 17, 2024.
  3. ^ mariokarttourEN (September 7, 2019). Post. Twitter (English). Retrieved March 11, 2020.
  4. ^ マリオカートWii:アイテム. nintendo.co.jp (Japanese). Retrieved June 28, 2024.
  5. ^ マリオカート7 : アイテム. nintendo.co.jp (Japanese). Retrieved June 28, 2024.
  6. ^ iQue web page. iQue (Simplified Chinese). Retrieved August 23, 2021.
  7. ^ 马力欧卡丁车7:道具. iQue (Simplified Chinese). Retrieved June 28, 2024.
  8. ^ Mario Kart 7繁體中文版. Nintendo of HK (Traditional Chinese). Retrieved June 28, 2024.
  9. ^ Mario Kart 64 European instruction booklet. Page 70.
  10. ^ September 15, 2008. Participez au prochain concours Mario Kart Wii !. Nintendo (French). Retrieved July 17, 2024.
  11. ^ a b Mario Kart Tour in-game name
  12. ^ September 15, 2008. Nehmen Sie am Mario Kart Wii-Wettbewerb teil!. Nintendo (German). Retrieved July 17, 2024.
  13. ^ Mario Kart Wii Italian instruction booklet. Page 17.
  14. ^ September 15, 2008. Participa en el concurso de Mario Kart Wii. Nintendo (European Spanish). Retrieved July 17, 2024.
  15. ^ Mario Kart 64 European instruction booklet. Page 50.