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This article is about the real-world fruits as they appear in the Mario franchise. For the minigame in Game & Wario involving fruits, see Fruit (minigame).
An illustration of various fruit as seen in Yoshi's Story

First appearance

Donkey Kong Jr. (1983)

Latest appearance

Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)

Fruit are the favorite food of the Yoshis. Many fruit grow wildly in the Mushroom Kingdom and depend on cultivated land in the Real World. Fruit made their first Mario appearance in Super Mario Bros. 2, in the form of Cherries floating in the air.

Later, fruit appear in Super Mario World, where red and green berries hang from bushes. Yoshi can eat these fruit to gain extra points. The fruit act the same way later in New Super Mario Bros. Wii.

Fruit also appear in Yoshi's Story, where if a Yoshi eats 30 fruit, they will advance to the next level. Fruit can often be found floating around in bubbles. After a Yoshi eats a fruit, it will appear in the Yoshi's Fruit Frame. There are 60 fruits in each stage of the game: 30 melons, 12 Lucky Fruits, and 18 "ordinary" fruits.

Durian is one of seven fruits in Super Mario Sunshine.

In Super Mario Sunshine, fruits appear in every level of the game. Fruits are mainly used to feed Yoshi. Yoshi's egg will hatch only if the Yoshi's requested fruit is carried to him. If Yoshi does not eat a fruit every few minutes or so, his juice meter will empty and he will go back into his egg. Yoshi's color depends on the fruit he eats: If he eats a papaya or pineapple, he will be orange; if he eats bananas or a coconut, he will be pink; and if he eats a durian or pepper, he will be purple. Watermelons also make an appearance during the Watermelon Festival at Gelato Beach, where they are extremely large and very fragile; the Piantas hold a watermelon size contest and make watermelon smoothies during the festival.

Another kind of fruit appears in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and its remake, named Bean Fruit.

MLPiT Fruit sprite.png

In Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, a fruit resembling an Apple was found inside Yoob's Belly. This fruit, aptly named "Fruit," was given to a Yellow Yoshi to help him regain the strength needed to help move a Chomp Rock. The in-game description reads, "Fresh and juicy! Yoshi's favorite."

A fruit from the Pyoro games

Falling fruit appears in the Pyoro games in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! They appear to be an obstacle that can break the ground, so Pyoro cannot go through there anymore, and they can even beat up Pyoro if he touches it. However, these fruits can be eaten, or be defeated by shooting with their own seeds as ammo. Aside from a green variation, there is also a white-pink variation. If Pyoro eats these, a Tenshi comes to restores a piece of ground. If Pyoro eats a fruit further from the ground, he also gets more points. But shooting the fruit always brings up the same number of points.

In Super Mario Galaxy 2, along with the normal red Berries, there are three special types of fruit: the Dash Pepper (a red pepper that transforms Yoshi into Dash Yoshi), the Blimp Fruit (a blue berry that turns Yoshi into Blimp Yoshi), and the Bulb Berry (a yellow pear-like berry that transforms Yoshi into Bulb Yoshi).

In Mario Sports Mix, fruit is one of the objects that needs to be fed to Petey Piranha in the party game Feed Petey.

In the Super Smash Bros. series, fruits appear as one of food items. In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, fruits appear on the Tortimer Island stage, where trees bear them. Attacking trees that bear fruit will make them fall down, allowing players to grab them to recover health. Unlike the other fruits, Coconuts that appear are not edible and can instead be used as a throwing item.

In Super Mario Odyssey, berries can be consumed by Yoshi when captured by Mario in the Mushroom Kingdom.

Donkey Kong (franchise)[edit]

A box of fruit in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.

Fruit appears throughout the Donkey Kong franchise, mainly bananas, which are the most common collectible item within the whole series.

Fruit (also called Fruit Bombs[1]) is also used in Donkey Kong Jr., where it is used as a weapon. This fruit plummets downward upon impact with Donkey Kong Jr., and defeats any enemies it lands on. This fruit also appeared in Donkey Kong and Mario vs. Donkey Kong, as well as a few rare appearances in Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis.

Fruit is more prevalent in Donkey Kong 64, where every Kong (except for Tiny Kong) use fruit as ammo from their personal weapon. Aside from that, the active Kong's current health is measured in Watermelons, and Oranges are ammunition acting just like grenades.

List of fruit[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese フルーツ
Spanish Frutas Fruits
French Fruits -
Russian Фрукты
Chinese 水果


  1. ^ Donkey Kong Junior back flyer