Pinwheel (Super Mario RPG)

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Artwork of Pinwheel for Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
First appearance Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (1996)
Latest appearance Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch) (2023)

Pinwheels are a race of fan-like creatures that appear in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars and its remake. They make their fighting appearance in Nimbus Land, where Mario and his party are literally blown away by this enemy. A friendly one appears in Monstro Town, inside Monstermama's house, this one acts like a fan. Pinwheels are named after the small windmill-shaped toy.

Pinwheels, according to the Pinwheel in Monstro Town, have three settings: "Breeze," "Gust," and "Blast." The "Breeze" setting is very light. The "Gust" setting is slightly harder. The "Blast" setting is the strongest setting, the Pinwheel turning a red color and blowing a strong gust of wind. The wind in Monstro Town will not push Mario back, but in Nimbus Land, it can blow him back into the next room or at a wall. The setting of the Pinwheel in Monstro Town affects the enemy Pinwheels in Nimbus Land, which is due to a psychic link according to the Player's Guide.[1]

Pinwheels are often seen fighting alongside Sling Shys and Jawful.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars[edit]

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars enemy
Battle idle animation of a Pinwheel from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars HP 99 FP 100 Speed 32 Yoshi Cookie Pick Me Up
Attack 120 Magic attack 70 Location(s) Nimbus Castle Bonus Flower Once Again! (30%)
Defense 90 Magic defense 66 Weak None Items Pick Me Up (25%)
Evade 35% Magic evade 0% Strong Thunder, Fear, Poison, Sleep, Mute Morph rate 100%
Coins 0 Exp. points 23 Spells Static E!, Lightning Orb Sp. attacks None
Psychopath "What a day it's been..."

Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch)[edit]

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HP 99
Exp. 23
Weak Elements N/A
Weak Statuses N/A
Drops Pick Me Up
Rare Drops N/A
Found In Nimbus Castle
Monster List profile
They spin to blow air and hinder people walking, but I've heard a rumor on the wind that there's one in a town somewhere blowing pleasant breezes.
Thought Peek
Our forecast for tomorrow? Let's just say, bring an umbrella. Next up, traffic...


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヘクトバール
Hectobar; a portmanteau of「ヘクトパスカル」(hekutopasukaru, hectopascal) and「ミリバール」(miribāru, millibar), measurements of pressure
Chinese 百帕
French Ventilas From "ventilateur" (fan)
German Rüpelrotor Ruffian Rotor
Italian Mulinello Whirpool/Swirl
Korean 헥토바
Hectobar; from the Japanese name
Spanish Molinillo Pinwheel


  1. ^ Pelland, Scott, and Kent Miller. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars Player's Guide. Page 87. "Remember that fan in Monstermama’s house? It's actually a good Pinwheel who remains psychically linked to its bad brethren in Nimbus Castle. If you turned the good Pinwheel to “Breeze,” these Pinwheels will turn slowly, too, allowing you to pass through the breezy corridors. However, flipping the good Pinwheel to top speed will create mini-hurricanes here, forcing you to take detours."