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Super Mario RPG enemy
Sprite of a Smilax from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
Location(s) Bean Valley
HP 200
Attack 100
Magic attack 70
Defense 80
Magic defense 50
Speed 5
Spells Drain, Flame
Sp. attacks Pollen Nap
Items None
Exp. points 0
Coins 0
Misc. stats
FP 100
Evade 0%
Magic evade 0%
Strong Fear, Poison, Sleep, Mute, Critical
Weak Ice
Bonus Flower Attack Up! (20%)
Yoshi Cookie None
Morph rate 0%
"Turn your eyes!"

Smilax is a minor boss in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. It is a fire-breathing bud of the Megasmilax flower found in Bean Valley and fought in a four-stage battle. When the first Smilax is defeated, Valentina's Beezo arrives and pours mineral water on the plant, causing it to grow two Smilaxes. This process is repeated to grow three Smilaxes and subsequently two Smilaxes and a mature Megasmilax. If Megasmilax is defeated first, it will instantly defeat any remaining Smilaxes. It was most likely planted in the pipe by Beezo at Valentina's request to act as a guardian of the entrance to Nimbus Land, as part of her larger plan to take over the kingdom.

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HP 200
Exp. 0
Weak Elements Ice
Weak Statuses N/A
Drops N/A
Rare Drops N/A
Found In Bean Valley
Monster List profile
Is it strange to call these "Smilaxes" when the only time they show their pearly teeth is to bite?
Thought Peek
Look away! Look away!


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese つぼみ
Chinese 花蕾
French (NOA) Floriole Small flower
French (NOE) Plantule Plantlet
German Knospiran From "Knospe" (bud) and "Piranha"
Italian Piranhina Li'l Piranha; from "Piranha" and the diminutive suffix "-ina"
Korean 꽃봉오리
Spanish Brote Regio Regal Sprout


  • Smilax gets its name from a real-life plant of the same name. Smilax in real life resembles the enemy in the red spheres (fruit) it bears, as well as its thorns. The enemy in the video game was likely also named as such due to phonetically containing the word "smile."
  • The fact that Smilax can use the Flame and Hot Shot attacks is an allusion to the Venus Fire Trap, as is its habit of "looking" directly at Mario and company rather than facing straight up.
  • In the Super Mario Mash-up in Minecraft, the Wither is replaced by Megasmilax with two Smilaxes.