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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)

An egg is an item found in the Super Mario franchise. In most games they appear in, they are a helpful item or a hindering item depending on the game and the time.


Donkey Kong franchise[edit]

Donkey Kong Jr.[edit]

Eggs first appear in Donkey Kong Jr. where they are occasionally dropped by Nitpickers. If Donkey Kong Jr. comes into contact with one, he loses a life.

Donkey Kong Country series[edit]

In Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest and Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!, Squawks the Parrot can spit yellow eggs. By doing this, he can easily knock out enemies that are in his way.

Giant eggs can be found in the levels Krow's Nest and Kreepy Krow of Donkey Kong Country 2. Krow and Kreepy Krow drop these in an attempt to hit the Kongs. In the battle with Krow, some of the eggs can be picked up and thrown at the boss; this is the only way to defeat the giant vulture.

Pinball / VS. Pinball[edit]

An egg from Pinball.

Three eggs appear in scene B in Pinball and VS. Pinball. 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.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. and Super Smash Bros. Melee, eggs make an appearance as an item. They can be thrown at opponents, or eaten for health.

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

In Paper Mario, Eggs restore five HP, and are quite rare in the game. 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.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door and Super Paper Mario replace the Egg with the Mystic Egg and Big Egg respectively, which serve the same purpose, although the Big Egg heals 12 HP rather than 5.


Recipe Result of Cooked Item
Egg Fried Egg
Dried Pasta + Egg Bland Meal
Super Shroom + Egg Bland Meal
Life Shroom + Egg Bland Meal
Volt Shroom + Egg Bland Meal
Mushroom + Egg Bland Meal
Iced Potato + Egg Bland Meal
Cake Mix + Egg Big Cookie
Strange Leaf + Egg Boiled Egg
Stinky Herb + Egg Boiled Egg
Fire Flower + Egg Egg Missile
Ultra Shroom + Egg Yummy Meal

Mario Bros.[edit]

Eggs appear in the Game Boy Advance version of Mario Bros. included with Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and the Super Mario Advance series. They are a random item a player can find from within a garbage can. When thrown, it will break and reveal one of three items inside: a coin, Heart or Starman. Eggs in this appearance share the same sprite as Birdo's Eggs.

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

Eggs appear in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and its remake as battle gimmicks of Birdo. Partnered with Popple, she may occasionally inhale him, 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]

In Mario Superstar Baseball, an egg is a purchasable item in the shop in Challenge Mode, which costs 200 coins 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.

Trophy information from Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Name Image Game Description
Egg Egg Super Smash Bros.
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
Fire Normal Thunder Normal Jump Normal Hammer Normal Coins 99 (0)
Stat down? 0% Stun? 0% Burn? 0% Hand Normal Item drop Ultrasyrup Jar – 100% (None - 0%)
Red Pepper – 61.29% (None - 0%)
Level           99 Location(s) Teehee Valley Notice
  • 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 Egg
German Birdo-Ei (Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga) Birdo Egg
Russian Яйца

See also[edit]