Flower Fan

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Screenshot of Merry Mini-Land level 4-1 from the Nintendo Switch version of Mario vs. Donkey Kong
Mario floating upwards with a Flower Fan in Level 4-1

Flower Fans,[1] also referred to as tulips,[2] are objects that appear in the Nintendo Switch version of Mario vs. Donkey Kong, introduced in Merry Mini-Land. They are mechanical floating flowers that can generate a straight gust of wind in the direction its facing, provided that they are activated by their respective Color Switch. If any player, carryable enemy or object is within the wind gust generated by a Flower Fan, they will be floated either upwards or sideways depending on the direction it faces.

While a player is in a Flower Fan's wind gust, they cannot be controlled until they reach its end point, which can serve as a barricade that blocks off certain items like presents in some levels. However, they can still carry objects while floating using a Flower Fan. Mini-Marios can also be carried across Flower Fan gusts, which is demonstrated prominently in some levels like Level 4-mm.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese フワフワフラワー[3]
Fuwafuwa Furawā
Floaty Flower


  1. ^ Nintendo of America (February 16, 2024). Mario vs. Donkey Kong — But Wait...There's a Launch Trailer! — Nintendo Switch. YouTube. Retrieved February 16, 2024.
  2. ^ Play Nintendo (April 27, 2024). Mother’s Day Surprise: Playing Nintendo Switch Games With My Mom 🥰 | @playnintendo. YouTube. Retrieved May 3, 2024.
    • Jordan's mom (at 5:57): "Wait, was the other reason you picked this level because of the tulips?"
    • Jordan (at 7:08): "Oh! This blue switch turned on that tulip."
  3. ^ "カラースイッチで作動する風に乗って移動できるフワフワフラワーや、ボムへいを利用して道を切りひらく。" – マリオvs.ドンキーコング | Nintendo Switch | 任天堂. nintendo.com (Japanese). Retrieved April 19, 2024.