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The Rocket is an item in Super Mario Bros. 2. It can be randomly plucked from the ground, just like Vegetables, and acts as the "door" to the next level, taking Mario, Luigi, Toad or Princess Peach upwards. After a certain height, the player's character jumps out of it, and it explodes shortly afterwards. It only appears in Worlds 4 and 7 of the game. In the Super Mario-Kun adaption, Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, and Toad defeat Clawgrip with a rocket.
Rockets make another appearance in Super Mario 3D World. After defeating Meowser in World Bowser, the Sprixie Princesses will build a rocket in World 1 leading to World Star (World 9) in space. Rockets also appear at the end of the World Star (World 9) and World Flower (World 11), which leads to the next world after the players have met the requirements.
Rockets will return in Super Mario Odyssey, working as they do in Super Mario Bros. 2. However, Mario must capture them with Cappy to use them, and like in Super Mario 3D World, they are reusable and do not explode.