Dried Mushroom

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Dried Mushroom
Artwork from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
First appearance Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (1996)
Latest appearance Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (Nintendo Switch) (2024)
Effect Restores HP
“Mushrooms are your favorite, aren't they, big brother? But... Well, this one kinda got dried out...”
Petuni, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

The Dried Mushroom, also known as the Dried Shroom or Wilt Shroom, is a recurring item in Super Mario role-playing games, notably the Paper Mario series. They are depicted as old, shriveled mushrooms that restore less health than their ripe counterparts.


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

Mario "wins" a Wilt Shroom in Grate Guy's Casino
“It’s wilted...”
Item description, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

In Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Wilt Shrooms are one of three "dud prize" mushrooms, along with the even worse Rotten Mush and Moldy Mush. Along with the others, it can be obtained from either Grate Guy or Knife Guy as a "reward" when playing their respective games. It recovers 10 HP to an ally and cannot be used in battle.

Paper Mario series[edit]

Dried Mushroom
PaperMario Items DriedShroom.png Dried Shroom TTYD.png A Dried Shroom from Super Paper Mario. Icon of an item from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (Nintendo Switch)
Paper Mario description A very dry Mushroom. Restores 1 HP.
The Thousand-Year Door description A less-than-tasty dried mushroom. Replenishes 1 HP.
Super Paper Mario description A dried shroom. Restores 1 HP and cures poison.

Paper Mario[edit]

In Paper Mario, Dried Shrooms are only sold in Dry Dry Outpost and by Rip Cheato. Their association with Dry Dry Outpost may be a reason for their rename. One Dried Shroom can also be found in a bush in Koopa Village, and black Li'l Oinks leave them behind as well. Although they heal only 1 HP, Dried Shrooms are required to be bought to visit Moustafa. However, the player must buy a Dried Shroom and then a Dusty Hammer at Dry Dry Outpost in that exact order, or it will not trigger the chain of events that allows the player to see Moustafa. It is also required to obtain the Red Jar, where Mario has to buy a Dusty Hammer, a Dried Pasta, another Dusty Hammer, and a Dried Shroom, in that exact order. Upon doing so, Little Mouser claims that buying those items in that order is part of an ancient will, and his part in fulfilling the will is giving Mario the Red Jar. When Mario eats a Dried Shroom in battle, he gags and sticks his tongue out in disgust.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door[edit]

In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Dried Mushrooms are sold at Westside Goods in Rogueport for two coins. Mario has to buy a Dried Mushroom and a Dizzy Dial to gain access to Don Pianta's headquarters.

The Puni Petuni is seen holding a Dried Mushroom while waiting to be rescued from imprisonment by the X-Nauts, revealing to the other Punies it was originally a regular Mushroom she had picked earlier to give to her brother Punio but it had dried out, turning into a Dried Mushroom. After Punio and Mario rescues her and the other Puni from their cell, Petuni gives Punio the Dried Mushroom, who eats and lies saying it tastes fine to cheer up Petuni.

Dried Mushrooms sell for one coin everywhere except for Twilight Town, where they sell for four coins. Any mushroom becomes a Dried Mushroom when cooked with a Mr. Softener. Once the Cookbook has been given to Zess T., Dried Mushrooms can be cooked to make Mushroom Fries. These can then be sold at the neighbouring shop for 5 coins.

After Mario defeats the Shadow Queen, a mysterious treasure chest is found by Professor Frankly. If Mario chooses to come back to Rogueport after beating the game, the professor will find that it contained a measly Dried Mushroom, which he, however, views as a precious scientific relic as it proved that ancient societies ate mushrooms.

Super Paper Mario[edit]

In Super Paper Mario, Dried Shrooms are dropped by Putrid Piranhas, Poison Cherbils and Poison Pokeys and other enemies that cause poison. In that game it heals 1 HP and cures poison.


Recipe Result Game
Life Shroom + Dried Shroom Shroom Steak Paper Mario / Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
Ultra Shroom + Dried Shroom
Dried Shroom Fried Shroom Paper Mario
Fire Flower + Dried Shroom
Mushroom + Dried Shroom
Special Shake + Dried Shroom Healthy Juice
Volt Shroom + Dried Shroom Hot Shroom
Super Shroom + Dried Shroom
Super Mushroom + Dried Mushroom Mushroom Roast Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
Dried Bouquet + Dried Mushroom Space Food
Fresh Pasta + Dried Mushroom Zess Special (international)
Zess Dinner (Japanese)
Dried Shroom Mushroom Fry Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (after "Seeking legendary book!")
Mistake Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (before "Seeking legendary book!") / Super Paper Mario

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese しなびたキノコ
Shinabita Kinoko
Wilted Mushroom

Chinese (simplified) 蘑菇干 (Paper Mario)
Mógu Gān
干扁蘑菇 (Super Mario RPG)
Gànbiǎn Mógū
干瘪蘑菇 (The Thousand-Year Door remake)
Gānbiě Mógū
Dried Mushroom

Dried Flat Mushroom

Shriveled Mushroom

Chinese (traditional) 蘑菇乾 (Paper Mario)
Mógu Gān
乾扁蘑菇 (Super Mario RPG)
Gānbiǎn Mógū
乾癟蘑菇 (The Thousand-Year Door remake)
Gānbiě Mógū
Dried Mushroom

Dried Flat Mushroom

Shriveled Mushroom

Dutch Verwelkte paddenstoel
Wilted mushroom
French (NOA) Champignon séché (Super Mario RPG)
Dried mushroom
French (NOE) Champignon flétri (Super Mario RPG)
Champi séché (Paper Mario series)
Wilted mushroom
Dried shroom
German Trockenpilz
Dry Mushroom
Italian Fungo secco
Dried Mushroom
Korean 시든 버섯
Sideun Beoseot
Wilted Mushroom

Spanish (NOA) Champiñón seco
Dried mushroom
Spanish (NOE) Champiñón seco (Super Paper Mario onwards)
Seta Seca
Dried mushroom
Dried Mushroom