Mushroom Block

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A Mushroom Block[1] is an item in Super Mario Bros. 2. They are mostly found above ground in castles and World 7. They can be used to defeat some enemies, or stacked up to reach higher areas. They are required to be thrown in order to defeat bosses Tryclyde, Fryguy, and gray Birdos. Mushroom Blocks can also be found in most of the red Birdos' battle rooms. Mushroom Blocks replace the masks used in Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic.

SNES sprites
Mario picking up a Mushroom Block.

Different worlds have Mushroom Blocks with slightly different patterns, all of which are present in the picture to the left, as follows:

  • Top left; Worlds 1, 3, and 5
  • Top right; Worlds 2 and 6
  • Bottom left; World 4
  • Bottom right; World 7

In the SNES version, the spotted Mushroom Block from the NES was replaced by a plain one (top left).

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese キノコブロック[2]
Kinoko Burokku
Mushroom Block
French Rocher Champignon Mushroom Rock


  • Due to a glitch, Mushroom Blocks sometimes teleport a few pixels horizontally as they land on the ground after being thrown, usually if they would have otherwise landed in a place a number of pixels not divisible by 16 away from their starting location.


  1. ^ Super Mario Bros. 2 instruction booklet, page 18.
  2. ^ Mario character guide, page 96