Floro Sapien

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Super Paper Mario enemy
Floro Sapien
Sprite of a yellow Floro Sapien from Super Paper Mario. Sprite of a red Floro Sapien from Super Paper Mario. Sprite of a purple Floro Sapien from Super Paper Mario.
Location(s) Downtown of Crag (5-1), Floro Caverns (5-3 and 5-4)
Role Common
Max HP 12
Attack 3
Defense 0
Score 500 (body), 100 (head)
Items Sap Soup
Card type Common
Card location(s) Card Shop; Catch Card/SP
Card description
Floro Sapiens serve their floral lord, King Croacus. Watch your head because they'll throw theirs at you!
That's a Floro Sapien. These flowery followers of King Croacus live underground... Max HP is 12 and Attack is 3. They can throw their head at enemies. Their stems will keep moving without a head, so watch out for that... No one knows if they think with their heads or bodies... A very mysterious species...
List of Catch Cards
152           153           154
“Our super-mighty leader, King Croacus, will be STOKED to have a rare breed!”
Floro Sapien, Super Paper Mario

Floro Sapiens are a race of plant-like creatures that appear in Super Paper Mario. Their name is a pun on the scientific name for humans, Homo sapiens (Latin for "wise man"), replacing the genus name for Flora, meaning "plant life" (making their full name "wise plant" in Latin). They slightly resemble Crazee Dayzees, except with stem-like bodies. Their faces are black and featureless except for a thin pie-cut mouth that is visible when they talk. Their leader is King Croacus IV, who goes crazy after the Cragnon race inadvertently pollutes the Floro Sapiens' water with their wastes. The pollution sickens other Floro Sapiens as well, and in retaliation, they begin to kidnap Cragnons, brainwashing them with Floro Sprouts and having them help mine the Floro Caverns for jewels for King Croacus' palace. Floro Sapiens appear to speak with typical hippie accents, as well as share other counterculture mannerisms such as opposing pollution and being associated with flowers.

Floro Sapiens' petals come in three colors: yellow, orange, and purple. Statistic-wise, all Floro Sapiens are the same, however and are no stronger than any other. They attack by throwing their heads, and even if the head is destroyed, the bodies can continue functioning.

Floro Sapiens
Two Floro Sapiens

Throughout Chapters 5-1 and 5-2, Mario, Princess Peach, Bowser, and Tippi find themselves chasing down a band of Floro Sapiens carrying Cragnon prisoners. The Floro Sapiens will attack the player unless they are wearing a dead Floro Sprout on their head, fooling the flowers into thinking they're brainwashed and harmless. Eventually, the party discovers the secret entrance to the Floro Caverns and eventually defeat King Croacus, uncovering the truth about the pollution. The entire story is recorded by the Cragnon documentarian Flint Cragley, who vows to show the footage to his people and put a stop to the pollution, thus ending the feud between the two races.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ハナーン
Derived from「花」(hana, flower)

French Floro Sapiens
German Florosapiens
Italian Floro Sapiens
Korean 화모사피
From "", a Sino-Korean word for flower, and 호모사피엔스 (Homo Sapiens).

Spanish Floro Sapiens