Golden Mushroom (crownless)

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This article is about the item debuting in Mario Party 2. For other gold-colored mushrooms, see Golden Mushroom.
Golden Mushroom
Artwork of the Golden Mushroom from Super Nintendo World
Artwork of the Golden Mushroom for Super Nintendo World
First appearance Mario Party 2 (1999)
Latest appearance Super Nintendo World "Power-Up Band Key Challenges" (2021)
Effect Restores all HP and BP. (Mario & Luigi series)
Gives the player 50 or 100 coins on contact. (New Super Mario Bros. 2)

Golden Mushrooms are a rare variety type of Mushroom named for their golden color. They typically resemble a crownless version of the Golden Dash Mushroom from the Mario Kart series. In New Super Mario Bros. 2 and appearances based on it, they are consistently known as Gold Mushrooms and appear as lighter-toned golden mushroom with dark spots; the Golden Mushroom in Super Nintendo World, meanwhile, inverts this shading.


Mario Party 2[edit]

In Mario Party 2, Gold Mushrooms appear in the minigames Grab Bag and Rakin' 'em In, where they are worth three Mushrooms. Other Golden Mushrooms appear as a usable item, but these are actually Super Mushrooms with a nonstandard yellow design.

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga / Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions[edit]

Golden Mushroom

In Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and its remake, it fully restores both Heart Points and Bros. Points for a single brother. There are only five Golden Mushrooms in-game, though it can also be stolen using Swing Bros. from Fawful and Popple (in the original game).

In the remake, bosses like Iggy, Morton, Wendy, and Larry always drop a Golden Mushroom when defeated. Ten further Golden Mushrooms can be obtained from the Information Booth after 800 attacks are dodged. They also have a chance to be dropped by Clumphs and Boos.

In Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story and its remake, the Star Candy replaces the Golden Mushroom, with the Cheesy Drumstick being the Bowser equivalent in the remake. In Mario & Luigi: Dream Team and Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, they are replaced by various Candies.

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. The mushrooms resemble previous iterations, except with dark instead of light spots. 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, appearing and 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 retain their appearance from New Super Mario Bros. 2, and 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. They retain their appearance from New Super Mario Bros. 2.

Super Nintendo World[edit]

A Golden Mushroom is a key item in the "Power-Up Band Key Challenges" attraction at Super Nintendo World, where it is stolen by Bowser Jr. and attendees help Peach recover it by collecting three keys and defeating Bowser Jr. in an interactive boss battle.[1]


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 きんいろキノコ
Kin'iro Kinoko
Gōruden Kinoko
Gōrudo Kinoko

Golden Mushroom; former is from Mario Party 2, latter is from Mario & Luigi RPG and Super Nintendo World

Gold Mushroom (New Super Mario Bros. 2, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, etc.)

Chinese (simplified) 金蘑菇
Jīn Mógu
Jīnsè Mógu

Gold Mushroom (Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga)

Golden Mushroom (Super Nintendo World)

Chinese (traditional) 金色蘑菇[5]
Jīnsè Mógu
Golden Mushroom

French Champignon d'or
Gold Mushroom
German Goldpilz[citation needed]
Gold Mushroom
Spanish Champiñón dorado
Golden Mushroom