Golden Mushroom

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This article is about the golden Mushroom variants. For the identical items in the Mario Party series that add five to the player's roll, see Golden Dash Mushroom.
Golden Mushroom
Golden Mushroom in Mario Kart 8
A golden Mushroom that sometimes has a crown on its head.
First appearance Mario Kart 64 (1996)
Latest appearance Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (2020)
Effect on player Mario Kart series: Endless speed boosts for a limited time.
Mario & Luigi series: Restores all HP and BP.
Mario Party series: Allows player to roll three Dice Blocks in one turn.
New Super Mario Bros 2: Gives the player 50 or 100 coins on contact.

The Golden Mushroom (sometimes referred to as a Gold Mushroom[1] or Super Mushroom[2]) is an item that appears in several Mario games, first seen in Mario Kart 64. It is a rare Mushroom, sometimes depicted having a gold crown with red jewels on its cap, and it always gives the player a positive effect when used. Golden Mushrooms sometimes vary by color and luster between games, but they are always a strong item.


Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario World[edit]

A scrapped item from Super Mario World.

Originally a flying Golden Mushroom would have appeared in Super Mario World but was removed for unknown reasons. They are worth extra lives, like 1-Up Mushrooms. The palette they use is actually the beige palette used by Monty Moles, Floating Mines, and kidnapped Yoshi Eggs.

New Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

Gold Mushrooms appear in New Super Mario Bros. 2 in the Coin Rush mode and replace 1-Up Mushrooms, and upon contact, Mario gets 50 coins (or 100 coins if he is Gold Mario). It lacks the crown from its contemporary Mario Kart appearances and the coloring is reversed from all other occurrences, with the spots being darker than the background.

Mario Kart series[edit]

The Golden Mushroom appears in Mario Kart 64 and all main games starting from Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Since Mario Kart 64, it gives the player an endless amount of speed boosts for a limited time. Additionally, in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, it is Toad and Toadette's Special item (with Petey Piranha and King Boo also being able to get it, since they can use any special item). The Golden Mushroom's initial appearance is a glowing gold Mushroom, but since Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, it has been given a gold crown with red jewels as well. This item was originally going to be in Mario Kart: Super Circuit, but never made it to the final game.

The Golden Mushroom makes an appearance in Mario Kart Arcade GP under the name Miracle Mushroom. It is one of Toad's special items, and it grants the user invincibility, as well as the ability to knock over any rival karts they run into, for five seconds. The Miracle Mushroom is functionally identical to the Star. A variant of the item known as the Miracle Mushroom+ exists. This variant extends the duration of the invincibility.

The chance of obtaining a Golden Mushroom is more common in Mario Kart 64 than in later installments, where it can be obtained from second to eighth place. In the game, players can obtain the item in second place, although this usually only happens when the first-place player is very far ahead of the second-place player. Triple Mushrooms are also more common to obtain in second place than Golden Mushrooms. It can be obtained in 6th to 8th place in Mario Kart DS, 6th to 12th place in Mario Kart Wii, and 5th to 8th place in Mario Kart 7.

In Mario Kart 64's Operation Card, the Golden Mushroom is called Super Mushroom. In the European version of Mario Kart 7, it is called Golden Dash Mushroom.

Mario & Luigi series[edit]

In Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and its remake, it fully restores both Heart Points and Bros. Points for a single brother. There are only five Golden Mushrooms in-game, though it can also be stolen using Swing Bros. from Fawful and Popple (in the original game). In the remake, Bosses like Iggy, Morton, Wendy, and Larry always drop a Golden Mushroom when defeated. Ten Golden Mushrooms can be obtained from the Information Booth after 800 attacks are dodged. They also have a chance to be dropped by Clumphs and Boos.

In Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story and its remake, the Star Candy and Cheesy Drumstick replace the Golden Mushroom and in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team and Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, they are replaced by various Candies.

Mario Party series[edit]

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Peach receiving 50 Coins for rolling triple sevens under the effects of a Golden Mushroom in Mario Party 3.

In Mario Party 2 and 3, the Golden Mushroom is an item that allows players to roll three Dice Blocks on their turn. It is stated to be Mario's favorite item in the latter game. Rolling three of the same number earns the player 20 Coins, and in Mario Party 3, rolling three sevens earns the player a 50 coin bonus. In these titles, the Golden Mushroom lacks its crown and has white spots and a tan body, appearing more like a yellow Super Mushroom.

The Golden Mushroom is replaced by the Super Mega Mushroom in Mario Party 4, the Super Mushroom Capsule or Super 'Shroom Orb in Mario Party 5, 6, and 7, and the Thrice Candy in Mario Party 8.

In Mario Party: Island Tour, Star Rush, The Top 100 and in Super Mario Party, an item identical to later Mario Kart appearances known as the Golden Dash Mushroom lets the player add five spaces to their roll. In Mario Party 10, players can get Golden Mushrooms in their carts to score three points in the minigame Movin' Mushrooms, and in Mario Party: Star Rush, players have to sort between Mushrooms and Golden Mushrooms in the Coin Chaos minigame, Conveyor Meltdown. The Golden Mushroom takes on its more traditional appearance starting with Island Tour.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker[edit]

Golden Mushrooms, referred to as Gold Mushrooms, appear as rare collectibles in some courses in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, looking and acting as they do in New Super Mario Bros. 2. These mushrooms are usually a secondary objective in the courses they appear in. Some Gold Mushrooms can only be found through invisible Pluck Patches, which can be seen once Captain Toad approaches or reveals them with his headlamp.

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars[edit]

Golden Mushrooms are not physically present in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars, but are featured as emblems on several banners in the background of Swirling Courtyard.

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

Golden Mushrooms are rare items in the puzzle and RPG hybrid called Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition. It is obtained from ? Blocks or dropped after defeating some enemies with a 10+ combo, such as 2-Goomba Towers and Paragoombas. There is an even rarer variation called Grand Gold Mushroom. It raises the Skill levels of all Toad colors, and all types/forms of Goombas and Piranha Plants from Level 1-4.

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games[edit]

Golden Mushrooms, referred to as Golden Dash Mushrooms, appear as items in the 100m Plus event in the Nintendo 3DS version of Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. In this event, the mushrooms grow and shrink continuously, and provide greater speed boosts when the larger mushrooms are collected.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the Golden Mushroom (named the "Golden Dash Mushroom") appears as an Ace-class support spirit, using its artwork from Mario Kart 8. When equipped, it makes the user temporarily giant at the start of battle. The spirit was originally only obtainable during the "Oh Yeah! Mario Time!" spirit event that ran from December 27, 2018 to January 1, 2019; as of version 2.0.0, it can be found at any time on the Spirit Board and Vault Shop.

To earn the spirit, the player has to defeat a gold Mii Brawler on the Figure-8 Circuit stage.

Paper Mario: The Origami King[edit]

While no Golden Mushrooms appear in Paper Mario: The Origami King, the Mario Kart item is mentioned as the top speed for the Boot Car in its introduction.

Other appearances[edit]

Super Nintendo World[edit]

A Golden Mushroom is a key item in the "Power Up Band Key Challenges" attraction at Super Nintendo World in Universal Studios Japan, where it is stolen by Bowser Jr. and attendees help Peach recover it by collecting three keys and defeating Bowser Jr. in an interactive boss battle.[3]

Profiles and statistics[edit]

New Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

  • North American website bio: "This valuable fungus only appears in Coin Rush mode. But if you manage to find one, you'll get 50 coins on the spot."

Mario Kart series[edit]

Mario Kart Wii[edit]

  • Trading card bio: "Golden Mushrooms generally show up in the Item Windows of racers near the back of the pack. It's an awesome tool for those unfortunate enough to be in that position as they can use it to catch up to those in front. Unlike other Mushrooms, however, you can tap the Item Button as many times as you'd like to maximize your boost. Be sure to cut corners where possible with this item."

Mario Kart 7[edit]

  • Instruction manual bio: "Golden Mushrooms give you a speed boost whenever you press L Button or X Button, but only for a short time."
  • North American website bio: "Obtain the Golden Mushroom and you have unlimited boosts of speed, but use it quickly since it only lasts for a short time."

Mario Kart 8[edit]

  • Instruction manual bio: "For a short time, allows you to use a Mushroom every time you press ZL Button."

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit[edit]

Name Image Series / game Type Class Strength / effects How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponent(s) Battle conditions Stage Song
Golden Dash Mushroom Golden Mushroom in Mario Kart 8 Super Mario Series Support (2) Ace Giant Spirit Board (ver. 2.0.0 or later) Gold Mii Brawler Rule: Attack Power ↑; Uncontrollable Speed; Item: Mario Kart
  • The enemy has super armor and is hard to launch or make flinch
  • The enemy is very fast and can't stop quickly
  • The enemy has increased attack power
Figure-8 Circuit (Ω) Mario Circuit - Mario Kart 8



Sprites and models[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese パワフルキノコ (most Mario games, including Mario Kart 64)
Pawafuru Kinoko
パワフルダッシュキノコ (later Mario Kart series)
Pawafuru Dasshu Kinoko
スーパーキノコ (Mario Party series)
Supā Kinoko
ゴールドキノコ[4] (New Super Mario Bros. 2 and Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition)
Gōrudo Kinoko
Powerful Mushroom

Powerful Dash Mushroom

Super Mushroom

Gold Mushroom

Chinese (Simplified) 超级蘑菇[5] (Mario Kart 64)
Chāojí Mógu
强力冲刺蘑菇[6][7] (Mario Kart series)
Qiánglì Chōngcì Mógu
金色蘑菇[8] (Super Nintendo World)
Jīnsè Mógu
Super Mushroom

Powerful Dash Mushroom

Golden Mushroom

Chinese (Traditional) 強力衝刺蘑菇[9] (Mario Kart 7)
Qiánglì Chōngcì Mógu
金色蘑菇[10] (New Super Mario Bros. 2)
Jīnsè Mógu
Powerful Dash Mushroom

Golden Mushroom

Dutch Gouden Paddenstoel
Gouden Sprintpaddenstoel (Mario Kart series)
Golden Mushroom
Golden Dash Mushroom
French Champignon doré
Champignon d'or
Super Champignon
Golden Mushroom (Mario Party)
Gold Mushroom
Super Mushroom
German Goldener Turbo-Pilz (Mario Kart series)
Goldpilz (most Mario games)
Golden Turbo Mushroom
Golden Mushroom
Italian Fungo dorato
Fungo scatto dorato (Mario Kart series)
Superfungo (Mario Kart DS)
Golden mushroom
Golden dash mushroom
Super Mushroom
Korean 황금버섯
황금대시버섯 (Mario Kart series)
Golden Mushroom

Golden Dash Mushroom (Mario Kart series)

Portuguese (NOE) Cogumelo Dourado
Cogumelo Turbo Dourado (Mario Kart series)
Golden Mushroom
Golden Turbo Mushroom
Russian Золотой гриб ускорения (Mario Kart series)
Zolotoy grib uskoreniya
Golden Mushroom of Acceleration
Spanish Champiñón dorado
Champiñón turbo dorado
Golden Mushroom
Golden turbo mushroom