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Not to be confused with Dorrie.
Plessie Artwork - Super Mario 3D World.png
Full name Plessie
Species Nothosaur
First appearance Super Mario 3D World (2013)

Plessie is a nothosaur that debuted in Super Mario 3D World. In the game, it allows the playable characters to ride it through certain levels, similarly to Dorrie in earlier Super Mario games.


Plessie first appears in World 1-4, Plessie's Plunging Falls, where Mario and company must ride it through a river to reach the Goal Pole. It also appears in World 5-1, Sunshine Seaside; World BowserBowserIcon SM3DW.png-2, Plessie's Dune Downhill, where it slides through sand; World BowserBowserIcon SM3DW.png-5, Deepwater Dungeon; and World StarWorld Star-1, Rainbow Run. Plessie also makes a few cameos outside of these levels. In World CrownCrownIcon.png-CrownIcon.pngCrown, Champion's Road, it appears at the end of the stage alongside other friendly non-playable characters gather to congratulate the player. It also appears in the game's title screen, and in the credits scene.

To control Plessie, players can tilt either the control stick or control pad, depending on the controller. To speed up and slow down, players tilt up and down respectively. Players can also press the jump button to jump, which can be used to defeat enemies and reach higher ground. If more players are riding Plessie, they can cooperate to tilt it further. If Plessie falls off a course, however, the lives lost is dependent on the amount of players riding it.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese プレッシー
From plesiosaurus.
French (NOA) Placidon Portmanteau of placide (placid) and "-don", a common suffix for dinosaur names.
French (NOE) Plessie
German Plessie


  • Plessie's name is a portmanteau of plesiosaurs and Nessie. The former is an extinct group of large marine reptiles that are often confused as dinosaurs, whereas the latter is the nickname given to the Loch Ness Monster.
    • However, Plessie is a nothosaur, as evident by it possessing hind legs that enable it to traverse onto solid ground.
  • Before and after riding Plessie, the GamePad player can pet it by rubbing it with the stylus. Doing so makes it laugh and give them five Coins.
  • The music played while riding Plessie is a remix of the music played in The Princess's Secret Slide in Super Mario 64.