Refreshing Herbs are items in the Mario & Luigi series used to get rid of any status ailments on the playable character, such as Poison or Fury. Refreshing Herbs resemble four-leaf clovers, and they can generally be bought in shops for low prices. They can also occasionally be found in ? Blocks.
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga / Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
Refreshing Herbs can also be found from certain enemies, which have a chance of dropping a Refreshing Herb when defeated. Regardless of which version of the game is played, Fuzzbushes, Yellow Viruses, Pestnuts on the Seabed, and Puffer-Cheeps can drop Refreshing Herbs. However, some enemies can only drop Refreshing Herbs in the Japanese version of the game, including Cheep Cheeps, Glurps, and Queen Bean, who is guaranteed to drop a Refreshing Herb if either her left or right arm is deflated when she is defeated. Conversely, Blue Viruses and Limbo Bros. in Guffawha Ruins cannot drop Refreshing Herbs in the Japanese version, but can drop them in the North American and European versions.
The following is a table of enemies which can drop Refreshing Herbs, and their standard and rare drop rates in each version of the game:
|Enemy||Standard drop rate (North American/European version)||Standard drop rate (Japanese version)||Rare drop rate (North American/European version)||Rare drop rate (Japanese version)|
|Left Arm (Queen Bean)||N/A||100%||N/A|
|Right Arm (Queen Bean)||N/A||100%||N/A|
|Limbo Bro (Guffawha Ruins)||N/A||25.81%||N/A|
note - In the Japanese version, Glurps are guaranteed to drop a Refreshing Herb if the Game Boy Horror SP is equipped on either Mario or Luigi, but the item cannot be stolen using the Advanced version of Swing Bros.
In Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions, Refreshing Herbs cost only 10 coins. The set of enemies which can drop the item has also been changed, and the drop rates are now uniform across all versions of the game. These are the enemies which can drop Refreshing Herbs and their updated drop rates:
|Spiny Cheep Cheep||30%|
|Elite Dry Bones||26%|
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story / Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey
In Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, Refreshing Herbs can be purchased from any item shop in the game for 5 coins. They can also once again be found by defeating certain enemies, including Calorites with a 20% drop rate, Borps with a 30% drop rate, and Sockops with a 10% drop rate.
In Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey, the drop rates for Refreshing Herbs have been increased to 50% from Calorites, 35% from Borps, and 40% from Sockops.
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team
In Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, Refreshing Herbs can be purchased from any general item shop in the game for 30 coins. They become available in these shops after Bowser is defeated in Dream's Deep. Enemies that drop Refreshing Herbs include Grumbells and Spritzblooms with a drop rate of 5%, as well as Monolifts R and Krubbishes with a drop rate of 10%. Additionally, several giant bosses fought by Giant Luigi, including Robo-Drilldigger, Mount Pajamaja, Earthwake, the Zeekeeper, and Bowser, are guaranteed to drop a Refreshing Herb if the player receives an "OK" rating when performing the Finishing Bros. attack.
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam
In Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, Refreshing Herbs become available in any item shop after escaping Twinsy Tropics, and they can be purchased for 30 coins. Enemies that drop Refreshing Herbs include Paper Scaredy Rats with a drop rate of 8%, Ninjis with a drop rate of 8%, and Hammer Bros in Sunbeam Plains with a drop rate of 10%; a Refreshing Herb is also one of two possible items that are guaranteed to drop after defeating the rare shiny variant of a Paper Scaredy Rat.
Names in other languages
|French (NOA)||Herbe fraîche||Fresh Herb|
|French (NOE)||Herbe rafraîchissante||Refreshing Herb|
|Portuguese||Erva revitalizante||Revitalizing herb|
|Spanish (NOA)||Hierba antídoto||Antidote herb|
|Spanish (NOE)||Champi filtro (SS only)
|Champi from champiñón (mushroom). Filter mushroom. |