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SMS Pepper Model.png
Model in Super Mario Sunshine
First appearance Yoshi's Story (1997)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)
“Try these fresh red peppers! ...Oh, who am I kidding? In this haze, these peppers look totally unappetizing!”
Pianta, Super Mario Sunshine

Peppers, also called Chili Peppers[1] (or chili peppers),[2] appear in the Super Mario franchise as interactive spicy fruits.


Yoshi's Story[edit]

Peppers in Yoshi's Story are fruits generally disliked by Yoshis due to their spicy properties. If a pepper is consumed by a Yoshi, it sticks its tongue out in disgust and loses a petal from its Smile Meter. If the player Yoshi is Super Happy and performs a Ground Pound while a pepper is onscreen, the fruit turns into a single coin, though the effect ends prematurely if a Yoshi eats a pepper while in this state. The Black Yoshi and White Yoshi seem to be fond of peppers, since they do not take damage from them.

Super Mario Sunshine[edit]

Peppers in Super Mario Sunshine are among the types of the fruit located in Delfino Plaza. If a Yoshi eats one, it turns purple, allowing it to spit juice of the same color that turns enemies into forward-moving purple Yoshi Platforms. Peppers are the only fruit that Yoshis never ask for to hatch out of their eggs. Peppers have an essential role while King Boo is being battled in that throwing a pepper at his tongue stuns him, allowing Mario to damage him with another fruit.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
French Piment rouge[3]
Red pepper
German Pfeffer
Italian Peperoncino


  1. ^ Yoshi's Story official website. Nintendo of America (American English). Archived December 2, 1998, 10:41:37 UTC from the original via Wayback Machine. Retrieved May 25, 2024.
  2. ^ Leung, Jason, Terry Munson, and Scott Pelland (1998). Yoshi's Story Player's Guide. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 16.
  3. ^ Yoshi Story instruction booklet, French segment. Nintendo of Europe (French). Page 65.