Item Bag

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An Item Bag from Mario Party 4
An Item Bag in Mario Party 4

The Item Bag is an item that is found in Mario Party 3, Mario Party 4, and Mario Party Superstars.


Mario Party 3[edit]

Item Bag
A Toad Item Bag from Mario Party 3

In Mario Party 3, Item Bags can be purchased at Item Shops for 30 coins. When purchased, the Item Bag is immediately used, and the player is allowed to hit it a number of items equal to the amount of room for items they currently have: three hits if the player is carrying no items, two if they are carrying one item, and one if they are carrying two items. Each time the player hits the Item Bag, they will acquire a random item chosen from the items potentially sold by the shop that the Item Bag was purchased from (excluding another Item Bag). If the Item Bag was bought from Toad's Trading Post, the Item Bag may also contain one of the rare items: a Koopa Kard, or a Barter Box. If purchased from Baby Bowser's Joint, the Item Bag may contain a rare item: a Lucky Charm. It is not possible for an Item Bag from either shopkeeper to contain a Wacky Watch. In this game, the Item Bag is adorned with the face of the shopkeeper it was bought from: Toad's when bought at Toad's Trading Post, or Baby Bowser's when bought at Baby Bowser's Joint.

Which bag the player gets depends on the turn number and the player's current placement:

1st place 2nd place 3rd place 4th place
First 5 turns Bag A Bag A Bag B Bag B
Mid-game Bag B Bag C Bag C Bag D
Last 5 turns Bag C Bag D Bag D Bag E

The odds of each item appearing in each bag are as follows.

When purchased from Toad:

Bag A Bag B Bag C Bag D Bag E
Mushroom 25% 30% 25% 20% 15%
Skeleton Key 30% 20% 20% 15% 10%
Cellular Shopper 10% 10% 7% 5% 5%
Warp Block 11% 10% 10% 5% 10%
Dueling Glove 5% 5% 5% 10% 5%
Golden Mushroom 5% 10% 15% 20% 25%
Boo Repellant 5% 5% 6% 10% 10%
Magic Lamp 5% 5% 7% 10% 12%
Koopa Kard 2% 2% 2% 2% 3%
Barter Box 2% 3% 3% 3% 5%

When purchased from Baby Bowser:

Bag A Bag B Bag C Bag D Bag E
Skeleton Key 33% 25% 20% 15% 15%
Poison Mushroom 20% 15% 18% 20% 10%
Reverse Mushroom 15% 15% 20% 20% 20%
Plunder Chest 5% 8% 10% 10% 10%
Bowser Phone 5% 10% 7% 7% 10%
Lucky Lamp 5% 8% 7% 7% 10%
Boo Bell 10% 10% 8% 6% 5%
Bowser Suit 5% 7% 8% 12% 15%
Lucky Charm 2% 2% 2% 3% 5%

If an Item Bag has multiple items in it, each are generated independently of one another.

Mario Party 4[edit]

In Mario Party 4, Item Bags function largely the same as in Mario Party 3, and are once again able to be purchased at Item Shops for 30 coins. Since all Item Shops in Mario Party 4 have the same potential selection, Item Bags can contain any item in the game, excluding Item Bags themselves and Bowser Suits, which can only be obtained by landing on Bowser Spaces. They were also redesigned to feature a question mark pattern instead of the shopkeeper's face.

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

Item Bag from Mario Party Superstars
An Item Bag from Mario Party Superstars

In Mario Party Superstars, Item Bags can no longer be bought from Item Shops. Instead, they can be obtained by landing on a Lucky Space. When obtained, they function largely the same as in their previous appearances, granting the player randomly chosen items to fill up their item capacity.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese アイテムぶくろ
Aitemu bukuro
Item Bag

Dutch Voorwerpzak
Item bag
French Sac à Objets
Sack of Objects
German Item-Tasche
Item Bag
Italian Borsa strumenti
Borsa degli oggetti
Items bag
Portuguese Bolsa de itens
Item Bag
Russian Мешок для предметов
Meshok dlya predmetov
Sack for Items

Spanish Bolsa de objetos
Object Bag