Rock Mushroom

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Rock Mushroom
Artwork of a Rock Mushroom from Super Mario Galaxy 2.
Artwork from Super Mario Galaxy 2
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010)
Latest appearance Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Booster Course Pass, cameo) (2022)
Effect Turns Mario/Luigi into Rock Mario/Rock Luigi.
“You seem to have brought back a, whuzzat? A rock, huh? Yeah... Good work there, pal... I guess.”
Lubba, Super Mario Galaxy 2

The Rock Mushroom is an item that appears in Super Mario Galaxy 2, and is first found in World 2. The Rock Mushroom is primarily found in the Boulder Bowl Galaxy, and also appears in the Melty Monster Galaxy and Freezy Flake Galaxy. Its appearance is that of a regular mushroom with a roughly sculpted rock cap.


Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

When obtained, the Rock Mushroom turns Mario into Rock Mario. Rock Mario can encase himself in a boulder by shaking the Wii Remote, and can also accelerate by jumping and then shaking the Wii Remote. In this form, Mario can roll around and jump, damaging enemies and destroying purple crystals with items inside them. Hitting certain crystals or enemies will "break" the boulder, and he can shake the Wii remote to return to that form; he can also turn back to normal by jumping and pressing Nunchuk Z Button, cancelling his momentum, or else by slowing to a stop and remaining still for a few seconds.

Rock Mushrooms are featured prominently in Boulder Bowl Galaxy, where they are required to obtain all of the galaxy's Power Stars and two of the Green Stars. One Rock Mushroom appears on the starting planet in a cage guarded by three Elite Octoombas, and more can be found on the boulder-covered planet and the large cage planet.

In Freezy Flake Galaxy, one Rock Mushroom appears on the starting planet during Sorbetti's Chilly Reception, located on the top side of a cabin. The power-up is needed to uncover Launch Stars on the starting planet; this leads to the Snowy Field Planet, where it is also required to retrieve five Star Chips in order to proceed to the next planet.

Rock Mushrooms can be found in Melty Monster Galaxy's rolling lane section and bowling course, and are required for obtaining the Power Stars in the missions, A Stroll Down Rolling Lane and The Chimp's Bowling Challenge. In addition, the button command that breaks Mario out of his boulder form is disabled during the former mission.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

The Rock Cup Emblem
The emblem for the Rock Cup in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's Booster Course Pass, one of the cups added in the third wave was the Rock Cup, which is represented by a Rock Mushroom emblem.


Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

  • North American website bio: Bowl like a boulder when Mario chomps on the Rock Mushroom to become Rock Mario. A shake of the Wii Remote sends him rolling, knocking down many obstacles and enemies in his path. Rock on![1]


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゴロキノコ
Goro-iwa Kinoko
Rolling Rock Mushroom

Chinese 滚滚石蘑菇
Gǔngǔnshí mógū
Rolling Rock Mushroom

French Champi pierre
Stone Shroom
German Felsen-Pilz
Rock Mushroom
Italian Fungo Roccia
Rock Mushroom
Korean 대굴바위버섯
Rolling Rock Mushroom

Portuguese Cogumelo Pedra
Stone Mushroom
Russian гриб-скала
Rock Mushroom

Spanish Champiñón Roca
Rock Mushroom


  1. ^ Archived May 28, 2010, 06:48:22 UTC via Wayback Machine. Retrieved January 25, 2020.