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Artwork of Megasmilax from the Nintendo Switch version of Super Mario RPG
Species Piranha Plant
First appearance Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (1996)
Latest appearance Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch) (2023)

Megasmilax is a minor boss in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. She is a pipe-dwelling Piranha Plant resembling Naval Piranha capable of fiery attacks.


Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars[edit]

Megasmilax with Smilaxes

Megasmilax is found in the pipe in Bean Valley that leads to Nimbus Land to prevent any intruder from interfering with Valentina's plans to dethrone the royal family. During their search for the sixth Star Piece, Mario and his party comes across Megasmilax and defeat her, freeing access to Nimbus Land.

The plant starts with a single bud called Smilax. However, after it is defeated, a Beezo appears and pours recycled water on it, causing two more Smilaxes to grow, and then all three grow back. Finally, the large Megasmilax flower blooms with the two remaining Smilaxes. The official artwork of Megasmilax depicts her with three Smilaxes; however, Megasmilax only blooms with two Smilaxes in-game.

In battle, Megasmilax can cast Petal Blast. The smaller Smilaxes cast Hot Shot and Flame.

The stem of Megasmilax has an internal enemy entry known as "Thrax" in the English version and 「クィーンフラワー」 (or "Queen Flower," shared with Megasmilax) in the Japanese version. It is possible that the player was originally meant to be able to one-shot Megasmilax before she grows Smilaxes if a character had high enough speed (similar to the original Naval Piranha in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island), although it was unimplemented.


In the Super Mario Mash-up in Minecraft, the Wither is replaced by Megasmilax with two Smilaxes.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Megasmilax is mentioned briefly by Viridi during Palutena's Guidance dialogue for Piranha Plant. In addition to being mentioned among regular variations, she is referred to in the plural form in most other languages, implying it is a species rather than simply an individual.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars[edit]

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars enemy
Sprite of the Megasmilax from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars HP 1000 FP 100 Speed 2 Yoshi Cookie None
Attack 140 Magic attack 70 Location(s) Bean Valley Bonus Flower Attack Up! (20%)
Defense 80 Magic defense 80 Weak Ice Items None
Evade 0% Magic evade 0% Strong Fear, Poison, Sleep, Mute, Critical Morph rate 0%
Coins 0 Exp. points 120 Spells Petal Blast, Drain, Flame Wall Sp. attacks S'crow Dust
Psychopath "I was a water baby!"

Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch)[edit]

Artwork of Megasmilax from the Nintendo Switch version of Super Mario RPG
HP 1000
Exp. 120
Weak Elements Ice
Weak Statuses N/A
Drops N/A
Rare Drops N/A
Found In Bean Valley
Monster List profile
It can use Petal Blast even though it isn't the right season for it to bloom. That's what you get from a freak of nature like this. Pretty though.
Thought Peek
I got watered and grew quickly. I'll wilt quickly too. That's the life of a flower.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クィーンフラワー
Kwīn Furawā
Queen Flower
Chinese 王后花
Wánghòu Huā
Queen Flower
Dutch Megasmilax (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate) -
French (NOA) Floriose From "Floriole" (Smilax) and "grandiose"
French (NOE) Piranha tricéphale (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)
Plantumentale (Super Mario RPG)
Tricephalous (three-headed) Piranha
From "plante" (plant) and "monumentale" (monumental)
German Piranha-Königin (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)
Grinspiran (Super Mario RPG)
Piranha Queen
From "grinsen" (to grin) and "Piranha"
Italian Piranha tricefala (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)
Piranhona (Super Mario RPG)
Tricephalous Piranha
Big Piranha; from "Piranha" and the augmentative suffix "-ona"
Korean 퀸플라워
Kwin Peullawo
Queen Flower; from the Japanese name
Russian трехголовое растение-пиранья (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)
trekhgolovoe rastenie-piran'ya
Three-headed Piranha Plant
Spanish Planta Piraña Tricéfala (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)
Piraña Regia (Super Mario RPG)
Tricephalous Piranha Plant
Regal Piranha