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Poplin with Wonder Seed render
First appearance Super Mario Bros. Wonder (2023)
Portrayed by Christine Marie Cabanos
Subject origin Toad
Notable members
Flower Kingdom from the August 31, 2023 Nintendo Direct
Poplins with the main characters of Super Mario Bros. Wonder

The Poplins are a race of humanoid beings seen with flower buds or blooming flowers on their heads who make their debut in Super Mario Bros. Wonder. Technically serving as counterparts to the Toads of the Mushroom Kingdom, they are inhabitants of the Flower Kingdom, ruled by Prince Florian. Poplins have olive skin and round black eyes with white pupils, and wear outfits based on traditional Arabian clothing, including what resembles a hijab under their flower caps.

Poplins appear throughout Super Mario Bros. Wonder and assist Mario and co. in their journey by hosting Poplin Shops and clearing paths in exchange for flower coins in various worlds. Others are imprisoned by Bowser at the end of courses. After reaching the Goal Pole, the Poplin is freed and will reward the player with a Wonder Seed as thanks. If the player completes a level in Elephant form with water stored in their trunk, they will water the Poplin, causing the bud on their head to bloom with a rainbow appearing.


  • Trading card bio: These peaceful inhabitants of the Flower Kingdom are loyal subjects to Prince Florian. They can be found in some surprising places.


Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

Super Mario Bros. Wonder IconSpeakerHanapio Hanapio Portmanteau of「花」(hana, flower) and「キノピオ」(Kinopio, Toad)

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ポプリン
Portmanteau of「ポプリ」(popuri, potpourri) and the Japanese endearing diminutive「~りん」(-rin)

Chinese 苞普林
Transliteration of Japanese name;「苞」also means "bud"

Dutch Poplin
French Poplin
German Poplin
Italian Poplin[1]
Korean 포플린

Portuguese Poplin
Russian Поплин

Spanish Poplin


  • The concept of a floral Toad counterpart dates back to the development of Super Mario World. Among the development materials included in the 2020 Gigaleak is a sprite from June 7, 1990, depicting a Toad-like humanoid with a tulip on its head instead of a mushroom cap.[2]


  1. ^ Super Mario Bros. Wonder page on nintendo.it
  2. ^ Development:Super Mario World (SNES)/Sprites. The Cutting Room Floor. Retrieved February 2, 2024.