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Artwork of a Pea from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
Artwork from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
Species Beanish
First appearance Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (2003)
Latest appearance Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions (2017)
“Now you're all set! Good luck! And be careful!”
Pea, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga

Peas,[1] also referred to as Beans,[2] are small Beanish people appearing in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and the Nintendo 3DS remake, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions. Like Prince Peasley, their name comes from the pea. Inhabitants of the Beanbean Kingdom, they serve Queen Bean and appear in a variety of areas throughout the kingdom. This makes them similar to Toads from the Mushroom Kingdom.

Many Peas appear in Beanbean Castle. During the events of the game, they are captured by Cackletta and Fawful and held in Beanbean Castle Sewer until they are rescued by Mario and Luigi. Fawful himself disguises as a Pea during the opening cutscene of the game, in which Princess Peach's voice is stolen. Though he wears similar clothing, he retains his glasses and grin.

After Mario and Luigi battle and defeat Queen Bean and head toward Chucklehuck Woods, a Pea chases them to the bridge outside the castle and gives Mario the Bean Badge, before offering a demonstration on how to equip badges.



  • Nintendo Player's Guide: Lady Lima’s advisor frequently offers Mario and Luigi helpful words of wisdom. He’s also probably the only person in the Beanbean Kingdom who doesn’t make fun of Luigi at least once.[1]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マメピヨ
From「豆」(mame, "bean") and possibly「ピヨピヨ」(piyopiyo, onomatopoeia for a chick's chirp), relating to their small size; also likely from a partial anagram of「ひよこ豆」(hiyoko-mame, chickpea)

Italian Fagiolino[3]
Green bean, lit. "Li'l Bean"; similar to Prince Peasley's Italian name


  • A downloadable wallpaper found on Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga's now-defunct website refers to them as "Advisors,"[4] while a promotional game once found on certain websites listed them as "Peas".[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b Thomason, Steve (2003). Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Player's Guide. Nintendo of America (American English). ISBN 1-930206-43-7. Page 5.
  2. ^ "Walk to the left and talk to the Bean on the floor to initiate dialogue between the boys and Lady Lima, the Queen's attendant, who is in charge of security." – Stratton, Stephen and Levi Buchanan (November 25, 2003). Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Prima Games (American English). ISBN 0-7615-4423-2. Page 64.
  3. ^ Pea Badge's Italian name: Tessera Fagiolino
  4. ^ File:MLSS Wallpaper Characters.jpg