Mini Rocket

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"Rocket" redirects here. For information about the weapon in Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, see List of weapons in Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle § Rocket.
A Rocket launching, as in the Super Mario All-Stars version of Super Mario Bros. 2

The Rocket,[1] also called the Rocket Ship[2] (or Rocketship),[3] is an item in Super Mario Bros. 2 and its remakes in Super Mario All-Stars and Super Mario Advance. It can be plucked from the ground, just like Vegetables, and acts as the "door" to the next area, 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 appears only in the levels 4-1, 4-2, and 7-1. In the Super Mario-kun adaption, Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, and Toad defeat Clawgrip with a rocket.

Rockets also appear in Yoshi's Island DS, where Yoshi goes inside a hut and comes out of a launch pad. They appear in World 5-4, The Fort of Moltz the Very Goonie, and World 5-8, At Last, Bowser's Castle!

Rockets appear in Super Mario 3D World and its remake. After Meowser is defeated, the Sprixie Princesses will build a rocket in World 1, which leads to World Star set in space. Rockets also appear at the ends of World Star and World Flower, both of which lead to World Mushroom and World Crown, respectively, after the players have met the requirements.

A Bros. Attack for Mario in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, called Rocket Blast, involves Mario and Luigi using a rocket to attack enemies.

Rockets return in Super Mario Odyssey, now known as Mini Rockets. Mario must capture them with Cappy to use them, and like in Super Mario 3D World, they are reusable and do not explode.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ミニロケット
Mini Roketto
Mini Rocket
Dutch Miniraket Minirocket
French (NOA) Mini fusée Mini rocket
French (NOE) Mini-fusée Mini rocket
German Minirakete Minirocket
Italian Mini razzo
Mini rocket
Russian Мини-ракета
Spanish Minicohete Minirocket


  • In Super Mario Bros. 2, after reaching the next area of the said levels, all characters except for Luigi jump out of the Mini Rocket in a ducking position.


  1. ^ The Super Mario All-Stars Player's Guide. Page 88.
  2. ^ Super Mario Advance Prima's Official Strategy Guide, page 11.
  3. ^ Super Mario Advance Official Perfect Guide, pages 46, 47, 49, and 78.