Propeller Mushroom

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Not to be confused with Propeller Mūcho.
Propeller Mushroom
A Propeller Mushroom
Artwork of a Propeller Mushroom for New Super Mario Bros. Wii
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009)
Latest appearance Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Booster Course Pass, cameo) (2022)
Effect Turns Mario into Propeller Mario.

The Propeller Mushroom (also known as the Propellerhead[1] or Propeller Suit[2][3]) is an item introduced in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. The Propeller Mushroom is an orange-capped mushroom with two light-yellow spots and a yellow propeller atop the cap. Obtaining a Propeller Mushroom turns the player into their Propeller form, giving them a character-colored flight suit with a large helmet-like cap that has a propeller sticking out of it and the player's emblem emblazoned on its sides. If left alone, the Propeller Mushroom eventually flies out of the stage.

The item was originally a Propeller Suit, acting much like a P-Wing suit with a propeller.


Super Mario series[edit]

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]


The Propeller Mushroom debuts in World 1-1, and it is one of the main power-ups of the game, alongside the Penguin Suit. When collected, the power-up sound has an additional "spin" effect. As the name implies, the Propeller Mushroom lets the player fly through the air, spinning like a propeller, by shaking the Wii Remote; afterward, they gently float to the ground, and their descent can be further slowed if the player shakes the Wii Remote while falling. Holding the down button makes the player spin downward like a drill for an attack with the same effects as a Ground Pound. Propeller flight is not continuous, but after the player lands, they are able to take flight again.

A player can grab onto another player who has the Propeller Mushroom by holding One Button and shaking the Wii Remote; the player with the Propeller Mushroom can then shake the Wii Remote to launch them both into the air. If the player gets swallowed by a Yoshi, they can shake the Wii Remote and fly out of the Yoshi's mouth.

Propeller Blocks work in the same way, though they need to be held, and can be used regardless of the holder's form.

Super Mario 3D Land / Super Mario 3D World[edit]

Though the Propeller Mushroom is absent in Super Mario 3D Land and Super Mario 3D World, Propeller Boxes appear, working like Propeller Blocks.

New Super Mario Bros. U / New Super Luigi U / New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe[edit]

This item reappears in New Super Mario Bros. U acting in a similar manner to the Wii version, but the object can only be found in a Toad House from Superstar Road, and the player does not spin around as fast when flying compared to the previous game. In New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe the Propeller Mushroom acts the same, but can now be obtained from Enemy Courses.

In New Super Luigi U, the Propeller Mushrooms can once again be found in the Superstar Road Toad Houses, as well as from Enemy Courses.

Super Mario Maker / Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS / Super Mario Maker 2[edit]

Propeller Mushrooms reappear in Super Mario Maker, Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS and Super Mario Maker 2, exclusive to the New Super Mario Bros. U style. In the nighttime ground theme in Super Mario Maker 2, Propeller Mushrooms fly in random directions a few times before flying away.

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

In Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, a fictional airline appears called Propeller Toad Transport, whose logo depicts a Toad utilizing a Propeller Mushroom. One of the cups added in the Booster Course Pass, the Propeller Cup, is represented by a Propeller Mushroom, making it one of three mushrooms used to represent a cup in the DLC, alongside the Golden Dash Mushroom and the Rock Mushroom.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

  • Trading Card description: Prepare for takeoff! This brand new power-up enables you to fly for a brief time and make nice soft landings. It is helpful for gathering out-of-reach items in the sky and avoiding potential attacks on the ground. There's no need to bother with tricky jumps on dangerous terrain with this power-up—just fly over it all!

Card Number: 54

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe[edit]

  • North American website bio: Hover like a little helicopter with this power-up.
  • European website bio: Perform a Propeller Jump to reach those high places, and slowly descend downwards. You’ll need to touch the ground before being able to soar upwards again, so don’t count on being in the air for too long!


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese プロペラキノコ
Puropera Kinoko
Propeller Mushroom

Chinese (simplified) 螺旋桨蘑菇[4]
Luóxuánjiǎng Mógu
Propeller Mushroom

Chinese (traditional) 螺旋槳蘑菇
Luóxuánjiǎng Mógu
Propeller Mushroom

Dutch Propellerpaddenstoel
Propeller Mushroom
French Champignon hélice
Champignon hélico (Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS)
Propeller Mushroom
Helicopter Mushroom
German Propeller-Pilz
Italian Fungo Elica
Propeller Mushroom
Korean 프로펠러버섯
propelleo beoseot
Propeller Mushroom

Portuguese Cogumelo hélice
Propeller Mushroom
Russian Гриб с пропеллером
Grib s propellerom
Mushroom with propeller

Spanish (NOA) Champihélice
Spanish (NOE) Champicóptero
From champiñón ("mushroom") and helicóptero ("helicopter")


  1. ^ Bueno, Fernando. New Super Mario Bros. Wii PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 9.
  2. ^ Stratton, Steve. New Super Mario Bros. U PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 23.
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  4. ^ 力量提升 ("Power-up"). Official simplified Chinese website for New Super Mario Bros. Deluxe. Retrieved December 14, 2019. (Archived December 22, 2019, 17:24:18 UTC via Wayback Machine.)

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