Gold Mushroom

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This article is about the item debuting in New Super Mario Bros. 2. For other gold-colored mushrooms, see Golden Mushroom.
Gold Mushroom
GoldMushroom CTTT.png
Artwork of a Gold Mushroom from Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. 2 (2012)
Latest appearance Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo Switch / Nintendo 3DS, 2018)
Effect Gives the player 50 or 100 coins on contact.

Gold Mushrooms are an uncommon type of Mushroom made entirely of gold debuting in New Super Mario Bros. 2. They look similar to both Golden Dash Mushrooms from the Mario Kart series and Golden Mushrooms from Mario Party 2, though unlike them, Gold Mushrooms have light caps with dark spots.


New Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

Gold Mushroom artwork from New Super Mario Bros. 2

Gold Mushrooms appear in New Super Mario Bros. 2 in the Coin Rush mode, where they replace 1-Up Mushrooms. Collecting one gives Mario 50 coins (or 100 coins if he is Gold Mario).

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker[edit]

Gold Mushrooms appear as rare collectibles in some courses in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker and its Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS ports, acting as they do in New Super Mario Bros. 2. Collecting these mushrooms is usually a secondary objective in the courses they appear in. Some Gold Mushrooms can only be found through invisible Pluck Patches, which can be seen once Captain Toad approaches them or reveals them with his headlamp.

Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition[edit]

Sprite of a Gold Mushroom, from Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition.

Gold Mushrooms are rare items in Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition. They are obtained from ? Blocks or dropped after defeating some enemies with a 10+ combo, such as 2-Goomba Towers and Paragoombas. There is an even rarer variation called Grand Gold Mushroom. It raises the Skill levels of all Toad colors, and all types/forms of Goombas and Piranha Plants from Level 1-4.

Mario Tennis Aces[edit]

In Mario Tennis Aces, Gold Mushrooms sometimes appear in Boo Hunt mode, floating over the court. They can be hit with a ball for coins.


New Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

  • North American website bio: "This valuable fungus only appears in Coin Rush mode. But if you manage to find one, you'll get 50 coins on the spot."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゴールドキノコ[1]
Gōrudo Kinoko
Gold Mushroom
Chinese (Traditional) 金色蘑菇[2]
Jīnsè Mógu
Golden Mushroom
French Champignon d'or Gold Mushroom
German Goldpilz Gold Mushroom
Italian Fungo dorato Golden Mushroom
Spanish Champiñón dorado Golden Mushroom