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This article is about the recurring object in the series. For other uses of the term "Egg", see Egg (disambiguation).
An egg used by Princess Peach after Chapter 4 of Paper Mario
First appearance Donkey Kong Jr. (1982)
Latest appearance Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions (2017)

Eggs in the Super Mario franchise are items and objects, acting either helpful or as hindrances.


Donkey Kong Jr.[edit]

Eggs in Donkey Kong Jr. are obstacles occasionally dropped by Nitpickers, and if Donkey Kong Jr. touches an egg, he loses a life.

Pinball / VS. Pinball[edit]

An egg from Pinball.

Eggs in Pinball and VS. Pinball appear in scene B, where there are three of them. If the ball touches an egg, it hatches into a chick. If all three eggs hatch into chicks, an up-post appears in between the flippers.

Wario's Woods[edit]


In the SNES version of Wario's Woods, Creature Eggs[citation needed] are items that can be achieved whenever Toad performs a "breakfast" combo move in the vs. mode. The breakfast move is performed whenever Toad clears multiple rows/columns/diagonals of monsters at once with one bomb. At this point of time, a falling egg will appear on the side of Toad's opponent. Upon hitting the ground, this Creature Egg would hatch into any type of monster of varied colors. After the Creature Egg hatches, an additional row of monsters of one color will rain on his opponent. Whenever Toad performs a three way breakfast combo will send two eggs instead of one. While the eggs can be prevented from hatching, it is difficult to do so as it must be done by matching an entire row of monsters with the color of the egg.

Donkey Kong Country series[edit]

Eggs in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest and Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! are yellow and can be spit out by Squawks to defeat most enemies.

Giant eggs in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest appear in Krow's Nest and Kreepy Krow, where they are dropped by Krow and Kreepy Krow in their respective battles to try and hit the Kongs. Giant eggs in both levels can be picked up and thrown at the boss, which is the only way to damage and eventually defeat them.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Eggs in Super Smash Bros. and Super Smash Bros. Melee are items that can be thrown at opponents or eaten for health. The latter game's Egg trophy identifies them as representing the Super Smash Bros. series, but not the Super Mario franchise.

Paper Mario[edit]

An egg in Paper Mario
Paper Mario description An egg of unknown origin. Restores 5 HP.
An egg used by Princess Peach after Chapter 4 of Paper Mario

Eggs in Paper Mario are rare items that restore five HP. An Egg appears when checking the grass in the first area of Mt. Rugged where there is a train station, and it also appears by pulling a vine in Jade Jungle, in an area behind the Raven Statue. Eggs also appear in the kitchen of Peach's Castle as a special item and are used to make the Special Strawberry Cake for Gourmet Guy during the Peach intermission after Chapter 4.

Eggs were later replaced by Mystic Eggs in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, where they function identically and Big Eggs in Super Paper Mario, where they heal 12 HP instead of 5 HP.

Eggs can be used in the following recipes, resulting in the following cooked items:

Mario Bros. (Game Boy Advance)[edit]

Eggs in the Game Boy Advance version of Mario Bros. are random items that players can find inside of a garbage can and throw to break it and reveal one of three items inside: a coin, Heart or Starman. Eggs in Mario Bros. have the same sprite as Birdo's Eggs.

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga / Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions[edit]

Eggs in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and its remake are objects appearing as battle gimmicks of Birdo, who may occasionally inhale Popple and spit out multiple egg capsules in his stead. One contains Popple, the others contain pink Bob-omb-like enemies that dash through a random bro. The eggs break after some hits, releasing Popple, and allowing him to be attacked again.

Mario Superstar Baseball[edit]

An egg in Mario Superstar Baseball is an item in Challenge Mode which costs 200 coins to buy, and grants Yoshi the ability to use his special hits and pitches.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Paper Mario[edit]

  • Key item description (Chapter 4 intermission): Newly laid eggs.

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Super Smash Bros.
How to unlock: Randomly obtainable in single-player modes or the Lottery
Eggs are basically the same as Capsules, in that they'll release items when you break them open. They've been known to explode, too. The likelihood that certain items may be inside Eggs depends on the type of stage being played. Sometimes Eggs will contain health-replenishing food items; other times, they may hold weapons.

Mario & Luigi series[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga enemy
Sprite of an egg, from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. HP 20 POW 95-130 Defense 150 (115)
Speed 37 Experience 0 Coins 99 (0)
Location Teehee Valley Jump Normal Hammer Normal
Hand Normal Fire Normal Thunder Normal
Stat down? 0% Stun? 0% Burn? 0%
Level 99 Role Support Item drop Ultrasyrup Jar – 100% (None - 0%)
Red Pepper – 61.29% (None - 0%)
  • Stats in parentheses are from the Japanese version (if they differ from the original American and European stats).
  • Stats in gray are only found in the game's coding and are not available during "normal" gameplay.

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions enemy
Egg from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions. HP 30 POW 126 DEF 125 SPEED 92 Experience 0
Fire Normal Thunder Normal Jump Normal Hammer Normal Coins 0
Stat down 0% Dizzy 0% Burn 0% Speed down 0% Item drop None (0%)
None (0%)
None (0%)
Level           30 Location(s) Teehee Valley

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese タマゴ

Chinese (simplified) 蛋 (Paper Mario, Peach's kitchen)[1]

French Œuf
German Birdo-Ei (Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga)
Birdo Egg
Italian Uovo
Russian Яйца

See also[edit]