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Ice Flower
Official artwork of an Ice Flower from New Super Mario Bros. U
A blue, cyan and white flower with a lime green stem and eyes.

First appearance

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time (2005)

Latest appearance

Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition (2018)

Effect on player

Turns Mario into Ice Mario or Ice Mario (Super Mario Galaxy).

Ice Flowers are a power-up item in the Mario franchise. When obtained, he becomes Ice Mario and can hurl out Ice Balls from his hands that can freeze many enemies during gameplay. This power-up appeared in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, and New Super Mario Bros. U among other appearances in other series, having the same function, except in Super Mario Galaxy, where Mario or Luigi gains a different ability. They are the icy counterparts of Fire Flowers.


Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time[edit]

Ice Flower
M&LPIT Ice Flower.png


Price 20­
First Appearance Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time­
Partners in Time Description 1: Quickly press the button of the bro with the big iceball to chuck fire!
2: use the baby's button to throw high iceballs and hit flying enemies!

Ice Flowers make their official debut in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time. The effects of an Ice Flower are similar to a Bros. Flower, but they allow Mario, Luigi, Baby Mario and Baby Luigi to shoot Ice Balls instead of Fireballs. Ice Flowers can randomly lower the enemies' Attack, Defense, and/or Speed. Ice Flowers can also do extra damage to fire enemies, such as the Blazing Shroob, but they also do extra damage to Shroob enemies and bosses (with the exception of Princess Shroob), and to Bowser and Baby Bowser.

Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario Galaxy[edit]

Ice Mario in Super Mario Galaxy (top), and New Super Mario Bros. Wii (below).
Ice Mario in Super Mario Galaxy (top), and New Super Mario Bros. Wii (below).
Ice Mario in Super Mario Galaxy (top), and New Super Mario Bros. Wii (below).

Ice Flowers reappear in Super Mario Galaxy, specifically in the Beach Bowl Galaxy, the Freezeflame Galaxy, and the Deep Dark Galaxy. Ice Flowers turn Mario into Ice Mario, which lets him cross water and lava by creating hexagonal platforms of ice wherever he steps on either surface. Additionally, instead of running, Mario can skate about the level, increasing his speed. The music accompanying the ability, which has higher notes than the Fire Flower's theme, increases in speed until the effect of the Ice Flower ends, in effect serving as a timer.

Beach Bowl Galaxy[edit]

The Ice Flower only appears in the secret star. The mission has the player collect a ? Coin, which spawns an Ice Flower. The player then must Wall Jump up a series of waterfalls to get to the top of the island, where they must make a Cataquack follow them to the star location, then have it hurl them into the air, acquiring the star.

Freezeflame Galaxy[edit]

In The Frozen Peak of Baron Brrr, the player must use the powerup to jump on a series of fountains leading them to the boss arena, and then defeat Baron Brrr like a stronger Lil' Brr, requiring three spins to kill instead of one. Then, in Hot and Cold Collide, the flower is used at the end of the level to cross lava platforms to get to the star. An Ice Flower is also essential in the purple coin mission Purple Coins on the Summit.

Deep Dark Galaxy[edit]

The Ice Flower plays a minor role in Bubble Blastoff. First, the player must light three torches with a Fire Flower, and then an Ice Flower appears to jump on a few fountains with.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

Ice Flowers reappear once more in New Super Mario Bros. Wii with the same look from Super Mario Galaxy. Unlike in Super Mario Galaxy, however, they function as they did in their debut game, allowing Mario, Luigi, Blue Toad and Yellow Toad to launch Ice Balls that can freeze opponents. They are often found in Towers and Castles. Yoshi can grab an Ice Ball thrown by another player or an Ice Bro and spit it out. This also works for fireballs from a Fire Flower or a Fire Piranha Plant. The Ice Flower in this version can momentarily freeze large enemies and can kill enemies such as Fuzzies.

New Super Mario Bros. U[edit]

Ice Flowers reappear in the game New Super Mario Bros. U for the Wii U. Their behavior is similar to that of their previous appearance.

Mario Party 9[edit]

Ice Flowers make a cameo appearance in Mario Party 9. In King Boo's Puzzle Attack, they are in the puzzle table among other items.

Mario Tennis Open[edit]

In Mario Tennis Open, Ice Flowers appear as the Ice Flower Cup emblem and its trophy, which has a different design. A tennis racket, uniform, wrist bands, and shoes are designed based on this item and are available for Miis to use.

Paper Mario series[edit]

Paper Mario: Sticker Star[edit]

Ice Flowers appear as stickers in Paper Mario: Sticker Star game for the Nintendo 3DS. When used, Mario is transformed into Ice Mario and hurls Ice Balls at any ground or low-altitude enemies, freezing them. If the attack depletes their HP, they shatter. This sticker also has two variants: the Shiny Ice Flower and the Flashy Ice Flower, which inflict more damage to enemies.

Paper Mario: Color Splash[edit]

Ice Flowers return in Paper Mario: Color Splash taking the form of a card and keeping their appearance from the previous game. They come in normal and big variations, and are found since the very beginning of the game, first appearing in Ruddy Road. This time, if the enemy's color (or HP) depletes to 0, they will be covered in a ice cube before being shattered into pieces.

Mario Golf: World Tour[edit]

In Mario Golf: World Tour, Ice Flowers appear for item shots. They let the ball freeze terrain wherever it bounces, letting players bypass water hazards. A golf ball and set of golf clubs are designed based on this item, and are available for use by Miis.

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

Although Ice Flowers do not appear in the regular form in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, a stylised head and leaf appear on the posters and trackside banners of the sponsor 100% Organic Antifreeze.

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

Ice Flowers appear in Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition as Transformation items that allow the player to transform certain types of enemies into stronger forms. Ice Flowers can be obtained by opening ? Blocks, defeating Ice Bros with a 10+ combo attack, or by winning them in the Lucky ? Blocks game at Toad Houses.

Transforming enemies into stronger forms require a certain amount of Ice Flowers. Transforming Hammer Bros into Ice Bros requires five Ice Flowers. Cheep Cheeps require four to transform into Big Cheep Cheeps, and can be transformed even further with six more to transform into Cheep Chomps.

With the game's digital update to version 2.0, four teammates can transform into stronger forms with six Ice Flowers: Green Magikoopa can transform into Green/Blue Magikoopas; Blue Magikoopa can transform into Blue Magikoopas; Wendy O. Koopa can transform into "Wendy & Green Koopa Troopa"; and Roy Koopa can transform into "Roy & Cheep Cheep".

Super Mario-Kun[edit]

A section detailing the appearance of the Ice Flower in the Super Mario-Kun.

The Ice Flower appears in volume 36 of the Super Mario-Kun, which is adapted from Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time. It becomes Baby Luigi's primary form of offense. After Commander Shroob destroys the snowman Baby Luigi had built, Baby Luigi pulls out an Ice Flower from the snowman's remains and defeats Commander Shroob and his Support Shroobs, while accidentally freezing his other three allies. He then uses a Fire Flower to melt them, scorching Mario in the process.

Baby Luigi then later uses the Ice Flower against Mario, after the four characters were provoked by a Tanoomba masquerading as them.





Super Mario Galaxy trading card description[edit]


The Ice Flowers turn Mario into his Ice Mario form, which allows him to cross bodies of water and lava! Any liquid that Mario touches while in this form turns into hexagonal platforms that he can walk on and cross great distances. Ice Mario can also freeze waterspouts and waterfalls, which allows him passage to higher elevations.

See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese アイスフラワー
Aisu Furawā
Ice Flower
Spanish Flor de Hielo Ice Flower
French Fleur Glaciale / Fleur de Glace Ice Flower
Dutch IJsbloem Iceflower
German Eisblume Iceflower
Italian Fiore di Ghiaccio
Fiore Ghiaccio (Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time)
Ice Flower
Portuguese Flor de Gelo / Flor Glacial Ice Flower / Glacial Flower
Russian Ледяной Цветок
Ledianoj Tsvetok
Ice Flower
Korean 아이스플라워
Aiseu Peullawo
Transliteration of the international name



  1. ^ Super Mario Galaxy 2. The Cutting Room Floor. Retrieved January 16, 2017.
  2. ^ Mario & Luigi: Dream Team. The Cutting Room Floor. Retrieved March 5, 2017.