Megasmilax

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Megasmilax
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars promotional artwork: Megasmilax with Smilaxes
Species Piranha Plant
First appearance Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (1996)
Latest appearance Minecraft (Bedrock version) (2018)

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.

History[edit]

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 Shy Away 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 Drain 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.

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.

Other appearances[edit]

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

Statistics[edit]

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars Enemy
Megasmilax
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!"

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クィーンフラワー
Kwīn Furawā
Queen Flower
Dutch Megasmilax -
French Piranha tricéphale Tricephalous Piranha
German Piranha-Königin Piranha Queen
Italian Piranha tricefala Tricephalous Piranha
Russian трехголовое растение-пиранья
trekhgolovoe rastenie-piran'ya
Three-headed Piranha Plant
Spanish (NOA) planta piraña tricéfala Tricephalous (three-headed) Piranha Plant
Spanish (NOE) Planta Piraña Tricéfala Tricephalous Piranha Plant