Gray P Switch

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Gray P Switch
A Gray P Switch in Super Mario World Gray P Switch
Gray P Switches from Super Mario World (left) and Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 (right).
First appearance Super Mario World (1990)
Latest appearance Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 (2001)
Effect Temporarily turns onscreen enemies into Gray Coins

Gray P Switches[1] (or Gray P-Switches[2]) are objects in Super Mario World and Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2. They appear identical to normal Switch Blocks except that they are gray with a pink rim as opposed to blue with an orange rim. When pressed, they turn all enemies that are onscreen into Gray Coins.

As revealed by hacking, Gray P Switches also possess the ability to transform Munchers into ordinary coins for the duration of their effect, similar to regular Switch Blocks in Super Mario Bros. 3. However, as Gray P Switches never appear in the same levels as Munchers in Super Mario World, this functionality cannot be seen in game.

Gray P Switches are also unused in Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3, where they would act as they originally did.[3]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スイッチブロック (銀色)[4]
Suicchi Burokku (gin-iro)
Switch Block (gray-colored)



  1. ^ M. Arakawa. Nintendo Mario Mania Player's Guide. Pages 153 and 161.
  2. ^ Nintendo Power Volume 28, page 23.
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  4. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario World section, page 60.