Floaty Fluff

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Floaty Fluff
A Floaty Fluff
Floaty Fluff in Super Mario Galaxy 2
First appearance Super Mario Sunshine (2002)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)
“With Floaty Fluff, you can ride the wind, boiyoing! Just shake the Wii Remote when you feel it rumble to really fly!”
Star Bunny, Super Mario Galaxy

Floaty Fluff (originally called floating fluff)[1] is a type of plant that resembles a giant windborne dandelion seed. By grabbing on to one, Mario or Luigi can hitch a ride with help from the wind.


Super Mario Sunshine[edit]

Mission 8 of Pianta Village in Super Mario Sunshine.
Several pieces of floating fluff in the distance in Super Mario Sunshine

Floating fluff debuts in the Pianta Village's mission Fluff Festival Coin Hunt in Super Mario Sunshine. There are pieces of floating fluff blown all around the village by gusts of wind, and Mario must grab one and use it to glide from the top of the giant palm tree in the center of the village to a nearby cloud to retrieve the mission's Shine Sprite. They move back and forth between the two areas with quick but regular movements.

Super Mario Galaxy[edit]

Mario gliding with Floaty Fluff in the Gusty Garden Galaxy in Super Mario Galaxy

Floaty Fluffs appear in Super Mario Galaxy under their current name. Here, one starts out on the ground, appearing as a large fluffy pink dandelion usually found in clusters of three or more. Performing a spin near a cluster of Floaty Fluff causes them to rise out of the ground into the air. Mario or Luigi can then jump to grab on to a piece, after which he can travel safely over large gaps by gliding on gusty winds. While he glides with Floaty Fluff, shaking Wii Remote causes it to ascend slightly higher. This can be done only thrice each time Mario or Luigi grabs on to a new piece of Floaty Fluff. Floaty Fluff appears only in the Gusty Garden Galaxy, where it is used throughout most of the missions in the galaxy.

Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

Mario using Floaty Fluff in Bowser's Galaxy Generator in Super Mario Galaxy 2

In Super Mario Galaxy 2, Floaty Fluff appears in Honeyhop Galaxy and Bowser's Galaxy Generator, and it is again used to cross large gaps that cannot be traversed otherwise. It functions the same way as in the predecessor.


Additional names[edit]

Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

Super Mario Galaxy
Super Mario Galaxy 2
ObjectData/Fluff.arc Fluff Fluff
Super Mario Galaxy
Super Mario Galaxy 2
わたげ (Watage) Fluff

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese フワフワわたげ
Fuwafuwa Watage
Fuwafuwa Sō
Floaty Fluff (Super Mario Sunshine)

Floaty Plant (Super Mario Galaxy)
Chinese (Traditional) 飄飄草
Piāopiāo Cǎo
Floaty Plant
German Flaumkraut Fluffy Herb
Italian Fiore Fiù Huff Flower
Spanish Flotaflor Floatflower


  1. ^ Alan Averill and Jennifer Villarreal. Super Mario Sunshine: The Official Nintendo Player's Guide. Redmond: Nintendo of America, 2002. p. 107. ISBN: 1-930206-23-2.