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"Melon" redirects here. For information about the item that's referred to as a "melon" in Donkey Kong 64, see Watermelon.
PaperMario Items Melon.png
Paper Mario Description A succulent, ripe melon. Restores 15 HP.

A Melon is a fruit found in tropical regions, such as Yoshi's Island.


Yoshi franchise[edit]


NES (left), Game Boy (right)
NES (left), Game Boy (right)
NES (left), Game Boy (right)

Melons first appear in Yoshi, after the player clears levels 10 and 11 of the B-Type game, rewarding the player 500 points.

Yoshi's Story[edit]

“Lucky Fruit are yummy, but the "yummiest" of all fruit is melon.”
Blue Yoshi, Yoshi's Story manual
A Melon from Yoshi's Story

Melons appear in Yoshi's Story, where it is the fruit of choice of the Yoshis. There are 30 of these in every level, all of which must be eaten (without consuming any other kinds of fruit) to achieve a perfect score. Each Melon awards the Baby Yoshis with a bonus 100 apiece.

Yoshi Touch & Go[edit]

Melons also appear in Yoshi Touch & Go, where they give Yoshi twenty eggs when one of them is eaten.

Paper Mario[edit]

They also appear in Paper Mario, where the adult Yellow Yoshi on Lavalava Island trades a Melon for one of Mario's food items. The requirement, however, is that the item be a recipe from Tayce T.. Melons restore 15 HP and do not sell well, even at Dry Dry Outpost.

Donkey Kong Barrel Blast[edit]

Melon DKBB sprite.png

The Melon, known as Tasty Melon in this game, also appears as an item in Donkey Kong Barrel Blast. When used, it makes the player invincible, much like the Star from the Mario Kart series. When used by a Kong, the invincibility lasts longer. Unlike the Star, touching a player while invincible won't hurt them.

Mario Party 4[edit]

The fruit also appears in Mario Party 4 in the Bowser minigame Fruits of Doom. Here, it is one of the fruits that the players may give to Bowser to eat.

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam[edit]

In Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, Mario, Luigi and Paper Mario must race a Yellow Yoshi in Gloomy Woods in order to obtain a melon to give to Wiggler. Once Wiggler eats the melon, he moves out of the way, allowing the trio to continue through Gloomy Woods.


Recipe Result of Cooked Item Game that Recipe is in
Apple + Melon Special Shake Paper Mario
Melon + Cake Mix Yoshi Cookie


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese メロン[1]
Korean 멜론
Chinese 甜瓜


  1. ^ "Paper Mario: From Japanese to English". (June 17, 2013). The Mushroom Kingdom. Retrieved February 4, 2015.