Frog Mario

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Frog Mario
Frog Mario SMB3 art.png
Used on Mario, Luigi, Peach, Toad, Bowser
Item needed Frog Suit
Power(s) given Swim faster, go through currents, high jump
First appearance Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988)
Latest appearance Super Mario Maker 2 (cameo) (2019)
“Oh me, oh my! You've been transformed! Shall I change you back with this wand?”
Kings, Super Mario Bros. 3

Frog Mario is an alternate form of Mario and Luigi that can be attained by acquiring a Frog Suit in the game Super Mario Bros. 3. Frog Mario can swim faster than regular Mario, allowing him to overcome currents in his path. Controlling Mario while swimming is also easier, as he can stop instantly, in a single spot in the water, and swim in any direction. However, Mario's on-land mobility is greatly decreased, and he cannot crouch or Slope Slide. In fact, he can only hop on the ground like a frog (Though he can walk and run while carrying an item, such as a Koopa Shell.). As such, Frog Mario's jumping ability is greater than regular Mario's. The Frog Suit will also prevent the player from slipping on Ice Blocks.

In The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, Princess Toadstool and Toad were also able to use the Frog Suit. King Koopa also used this form through the use of a Power Pendant in the episode "Super Koopa".

A form of Frog Mario appears in Paper Mario: Sticker Star when a Frog Suit sticker is used; it only overlays the sticker onto Mario, rather than turning him into Frog Mario. With this sticker, Mario can dodge enemy attacks by jumping, and his jump attacks are also stronger.

Frog Mario also appears as one of the unlockable Mystery Mushroom costumes in Super Mario Maker. Also, in that game, Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS, and Super Mario Maker 2, Weird Mario may appear in this form if a Warp Door is knocked in Edit Mode in the Super Mario Bros. 3 style.

Frog Mario appears in Paper Mario: Color Splash, via use of a Frog Suit card. It works like it did in Paper Mario: Sticker Star, letting Mario jump over enemy attacks. It only lasts until Mario takes damage (this physically removes the Frog Suit, as in Super Mario Bros. 3) or wins the fight.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カエルマリオ
Kaeru Mario
Frog Mario
Spanish Mario Rana Frog Mario
French Mario-Grenouille Frog Mario
German Frosch-Mario Frog Mario
Italian Mario Rana Frog Mario
Russian Марио-лягушка
Frog Mario


  • In the Club Nintendo comic "Mario will hoch hinaus", Mario is seen jumping around, saying, "It's great to be a frog", despite not wearing the Frog Suit.
  • The Penguin form has the same effect on Mario's underwater agility as this form.
  • It is impossible to complete some levels in Frog form, particularly Fortress Levels, as there are sections that players need to crouch to pass.
  • Early concept art for Super Mario Bros. 3 shows that Frog Mario would be able to use his tongue to slurp up and spit out enemies, which would later become one of Yoshi's abilities in Super Mario World.[1]
  • Although the form itself doesn't appear in Super Mario Odyssey, Mario can take control of a frog using Cappy's capture ability.


  1. ^ Supper Mario Broth (February 9, 2017). Retrieved February 9, 2017.