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Artwork from Super Mario Galaxy 2
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)
“It's you… Mario, right?! Like our new ship? It's called a Starshroom! We're shoving off soon!”
Toad Brigade Captain, Super Mario Galaxy 2

Starshrooms are mushroom-shaped starships found in Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2. They were built by the Lumas and Toad Brigade for the team to use it to help Mario or Luigi on his quest to find all of the Power Stars.


Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario Galaxy[edit]

Two Starshroom ships in the Space Junk Galaxy.
The red and the yellow Starshroom in the Space Junk Galaxy.

After Mario or Luigi rescue the Toad Brigade in the Honeyhive Galaxy, the Toads relocate their base of operations to the Garage of the Comet Observatory and start building the red Starshroom with the help of the Lumas. Starshrooms appear to resemble the ship Rosalina used in her early travels of the universe, as seen in her storybook, and could have been modeled after it.

Once Mario recovers seven Power Stars, the red Starshroom is fully constructed, and can later be seen exploring many different galaxies, including the Space Junk Galaxy, the Ghostly Galaxy and the Sweet Sweet Galaxy. Even a sunken Starshroom can be found, on the seafloor of the Drip Drop Galaxy and the Bubble Breeze Galaxy. The Starshrooms usually act as platforms, and the Toads are rarely seen actually inside one of them. One instance of the Toads using them is in the Ghostly Galaxy. The captain is inside the green Starshroom, telling Mario that the Toads ventured out and have not returned.

At first, there only appears to be a single, red Starshroom. However, as the game progresses, four additional Starshrooms, all color-coded for the rest of the Toad Brigade can be seen at certain points, such as during the Purple Coin challenge in the Sea Slide Galaxy. Only "the Starshroom" is mentioned by the Toads, however.

The ending cinematic that is shown when a player gets all 120 stars then defeats Bowser shows a ruined rusty Starshroom left behind when Rosalina and the Lumas leave. The Baby Luma comes out from behind it. This alludes to Rosalina's story as the picture of the crashed ship the little girl finds the lone Luma in resembles this ruined Starshroom, and it is implied to be the Starshroom used by the young Rosalina.

In the Grand Finale Galaxy, the red Starshroom and Toad Brigade can be found, revealing that the ship and its occupants returned to the Mushroom Kingdom after the events of Super Mario Galaxy.

Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

Starshroom in the Spin-Dig Galaxy.

The Starshroom also appears in Super Mario Galaxy 2. The alternatively-colored Starshrooms also appear.

Notably, these Starshrooms do not seem to be the same ones from the original, as it is revealed when Mario first meets the Brigade that one of the Lumas who fell down in front of Peach's Castle during Bowser's raid helped the brigade to build it so they could go into space.

The red Starshroom is constantly in orbit around Starship Mario and can be visited by stepping on a Warp Pad on Starship Mario which is next to the Yellow Toad. The Starshroom always has one 1-Up Mushroom on it. The Starshroom and its other versions appear in various galaxies as platforms. Often one of the Toads will be on it.

Super Mario Odyssey[edit]

Crazy Cap found in the Moon Kingdom
A Starshroom Crazy Cap shop as seen in Super Mario Odyssey

The Toad Brigade and the red Starshroom reappear in Super Mario Odyssey. The Brigade uses it to fly to some kingdoms after Mario has collected all the Power Moons in that kingdom. In the Lost Kingdom, Moon Kingdom, and Mushroom Kingdom, the interior of the Starshroom is used as a Crazy Cap shop. Only the red version appears in this game.

Mario Kart series[edit]

A single red Starshroom appears in the background of Rosalina's Ice World in Mario Kart 7, Mario Kart Tour, and the Booster Course Pass of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. It is found in the caverns across the pit on the thinner side of the split path, partially buried in snow.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker[edit]

The red Starshroom as seen in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

In Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, the Starshroom appears orbiting in the background at the beginning of the Coins Galore stages. It is also visible for a brief moment during the end credits cutscene.

Mario Party 10[edit]

A red miniature Starshroom can be seen on the right side of the Rosalina Board in Mario Party 10. It is only a background element.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, two Starshrooms (red and yellow) can be seen flying in the background of the Mario Galaxy stage. However, these are not present in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, due to an error with their placement in the background.

Dr. Mario World[edit]

In Dr. Mario World, a red virus can be seen piloting the Starshroom in the Super Mario Galaxy-themed World 8.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese キノコ船
Kinoko sen
Mushroom Ship

Chinese (simplified) 蘑菇飞船
Mógū Fēichuán
Mushroom Spaceship

Chinese (traditional) 蘑菇飛船
Mógū Fēichuán
Mushroom Spaceship

French (NOA) Astronef Champignon
Mushroom Spacecraft
French (NOE) Vaisseau champignon
Mushroom Spacecraft
German Pilzschiff
Italian Ufo Fungo
Mushroom UFO
Korean 버섯호
Beoseot Ho
Mushroom ("호" (ho) is a suffix used for ships)

Spanish Champinave
Portmanteau of "champiñón" (mushroom) and "nave" (ship)