- “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
Super Mario 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.
Super Mario Galaxy 2
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
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
Mario Kart 7
Only one Starshroom appears in Mario Kart 7. It is found in the course, Rosalina's Ice World. The Starshroom is red in color and is found half buried in the snow inside the cavernous area. It only acts as a background element and does not affect racers.
Mario Kart Tour
The Starshroom reappears in Mario Kart Tour along with 3DS Rosalina's Ice World, once again as a background element.
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
Super Smash Bros. series
Dr. Mario World
Names in other languages
|French (NOA)||Astronef Champignon||Mushroom Spacecraft|
|French (NOE)||Vaisseau champignon||Mushroom Spacecraft|
|Italian||Ufo Fungo||Mushroom UFO|
|Mushroom ("호" (ho) is a suffix used for ships)|
|Spanish||Champinave||Portmanteau of "champiñón" (mushroom) and "nave" (ship)|
- All five Starshrooms can be seen in Sea Slide Galaxy's Purple Coin mission in Super Mario Galaxy, and in the Rolling Coaster Galaxy in Super Mario Galaxy 2.
|Super Mario Odyssey|
|Characters||Band • Bonneter biologist • Cappy • Coach • Desert Wanderer • Glydon • Goombette • Jammin' Toad • Luigi* • Mario • Pauline • Poochy • Princess Peach • Roving Racers • Shiverian Elder • Shiverian Racer • Sphynx • Style Sisters • Talkatoo • Tiara • Toad Brigade (Banktoad · Captain Toad · Hint Toad · Mailtoad · Toadette · Yellow Toad) • Uncle amiibo • Yoshi|
|Species||Bonneter • Bubblainian • Dorrie • Frog • Jaxi • Koopa Troopa • Lakitu • Little bird • Lochlady • Moe-Eye • New Donker • Nintendog • Penguin • Rabbit • Sheep • Shiverian • Steam Gardener • Toad • Tostarenan • Volbonan|
|Bosses||Bowser • Broodals (Hariet · Rango · Spewart · Topper) • Cookatiel • Knucklotec • Madame Broode • Mechawiggler • Mollusque-Lanceur • RoboBrood • Ruined Dragon • Torkdrift|
|Enemies and obstacles||2D block • Astro-Lanceur • Banzai Bill • Banzai Bill Cannon • Barrel • Big Chain Chomp • Big Poison Piranha Plant • Bill Blaster • Bitefrost • Bullet Bill • Burrbo • Chain Chomp • Chargin' Chuck • Cheep Cheep • Chincho • Coin Coffer • Crumbling walkway • Fire Bro • Fire Piranha Plant • Freezing water • Fuzzy • Goomba • Goomba Tower • Gushen • Gusty windblower • Hammer Bro • Icicle • Klepto • Komboo • Koopa Troopa • Lava • Lava Bubble • Lava Geyser • Lurker • Magmato • Maw-Ray • Mini Goomba • Moonsnake • Moon platform • Movable cover • Oil drum • Parabones • Paragoomba • Pepper • Poison • Poison Piranha Plant • Pokio • Pulse Beam • Rotating defense mechanism • Ruin • Shell • Sherm • Spike Ball • Spike Trap • Spinning saucepan • Spiny • Stairface Ogre • T-Rex • Transparent Platform • Trapeetle • Tropical Wiggler • Turret • Ty-foo • Uproot • Urban Stingby • Wind • Yoofoe|
|Items and objects||Wedding articles||Binding Band • Frost-Frosted Cake • Lochlady Dress • Soirée Bouquet • Sparkle Water • Stupendous Stew|
|Collectibles||Clothes • Coin • Coin ring • Coin pile • Fruit • Heart • Key • Life-Up Heart • Multi Moon • Moon Shard • Note • Power Moon • Regional coin • Souvenirs • Treble clef|
|Capturable objects||Binoculars • Boulder • Bowser statue • Cactus • Jizo • Letter • Manhole • Meat • Mini Rocket • Picture Match Part • Pole • Puzzle Part • RC Car • Spark pylon • Taxi • Tree • Zipper|
|Blocks and platforms||? Block • Beanstalk • Brick Block • Cheese Rock • Coin Block • Crate • Floating corn • Gear • Giant Swing • Girder • Grated platform • Hat Trampoline • Hat trampoline (Cascade Kingdom) • Hidden Block • Hip Drop Move Lift • Lift • Mushroom Platform • Mysterious Cloud • Propeller Pillar • Push-Block • Rotating platform • Sand Geyser • Spinning block • Steel Block • Tapering platform • Vanishing platform|
|Transport||8-Bit Pipe • Moon Pipe • Motor scooter • Odyssey • Painting • Slingshot • Warp Door • Warp Pipe|
|Switches||Goomba button • Ground-Pound Switch • Lever Switch • P Switch • Scarecrow|
|Others||Barrier • Bin • Boombox • Bubble • Bubbler • Checkpoint Flag • Flower Road • Gravity field • Green plant • Hat Launcher • Hint Art • Hole • Jaxi Stand • Jaxi Statue • Lava cannon • Locked panel • Moon Rock • Nut • Parking lot • Pole • Purse, hat, and umbrella • Revolving lattice wall • Rocket Flower • Rotating bar • Rotating building • Rotating dial • Seed • Senobi Generate Point • Starshroom • Stone marker • Stone spire • Treasure chest • Turnip • UFO • Wooden pendulum • Wooden roller • Yellow turnstile • Yoshi's Egg|
|Kingdoms||Cap Kingdom (Bonneton) • Cascade Kingdom (Fossil Falls) • Sand Kingdom (Tostarena) • Lake Kingdom (Lake Lamode) • Wooded Kingdom (Steam Gardens) • Cloud Kingdom (Nimbus Arena) • Lost Kingdom (Forgotten Isle) • Metro Kingdom (New Donk City) • Snow Kingdom (Shiveria) • Seaside Kingdom (Bubblaine) • Luncheon Kingdom (Mount Volbono) • Ruined Kingdom (Crumbleden) • Bowser's Kingdom (Bowser's Castle) • Moon Kingdom (Honeylune Ridge) • Mushroom Kingdom (Peach's Castle) • Dark Side (Rabbit Ridge) • Darker Side (Culmina Crater)|
|Moves||Backward Somersault • Cap Jump • Cap Throw • Capture • Crawl • Crouch • Dash • Dive • Double Jump • Downward Throw • Drill Spin • Ground Pound • Ground Pound Jump • Long Jump • Jump • Quick Swim • Roll • Side Somersault • Spin Jump • Spin Throw • Swim • Triple Jump • Upward Throw • Wall Jump|
|Minigames||Balloon World* • Beach Volleyball • Bound Bowl Grand Prix • Jump-Rope Challenge • Koopa Freerunning • Koopa Trace-Walking • Picture Match • RC Car Challenge • Slots|
|Miscellaneous||Break Free (Lead the Way) • Crazy Cap • Gallery • Glitches • Jump Up, Super Star! • Lists of names in other languages (Clothing · Music List · Power Moons · Souvenirs) • Music • Pre-release and unused content • Quotes • Snapshot Mode • Staff • Super Mario Odyssey Original Soundtrack • Super Mario Odyssey Sound Selection • The Super Mario Players|
|*In version 1.2.0 or later|