Super Acorn

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Super Acorn
Super Acorn
Artwork from New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. U (2012)
Latest appearance Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Booster Course Pass, cameo) (2022)
Effect Turns Mario into Flying Squirrel Mario.

The Super Acorn is a power-up item that debuted in New Super Mario Bros. U. The item is an acorn highly stylized to resemble mushroom items from the franchise, with red and yellow stripes on top and a red face with eyes on the bottom. It transforms playable characters into their Flying Squirrel forms. There exists a stronger variant called the P-Acorn.


Super Mario series[edit]

New Super Mario Bros. U / New Super Luigi U / New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe[edit]

In New Super Mario Bros. U, New Super Luigi U and New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, Super Acorns appear as common items and are introduced in the first level: Acorn Plains Way in New Super Mario Bros. U and Waddlewing Warning! in New Super Luigi U. They originate from a large Acorn Tree in Acorn Plains, as seen in the games' introduction; during gameplay, they are usually found within ? Blocks, but they can also be carried by Waddlewings, which the player has to defeat in order to release the Super Acorn. Upon release, Super Acorns start rolling on the ground and change direction when they touch a wall, similarly to how a Super Mushroom acts. When collected, they confer Flying Squirrel abilities, such as gliding and sticking to walls for a short time.

There are some Super Acorns rolling around in some parts of the world map, where they can be collected instantly and stored into the inventory.

In the Nintendo Switch port, the Super Crown replaces most of the Super Acorns in ? Blocks when hit by Toadette.

Super Mario Maker 2[edit]

Super Acorns were added to Super Mario Maker 2 in the version 3.0.0 update released on April 22, 2020, appearing in the New Super Mario Bros. U style. In the nighttime ground theme, Super Acorns bounce at varying heights as they travel across the ground.

Mario Party: Star Rush[edit]

In Mario Party: Star Rush, Super Acorns appear in the minigame One-Stop Toad Shop, where they can be requested by the Toads.


In the Super Mario Mash-up for Minecraft, Cocoa Beans are replaced by Super Acorns.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

In the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass, a Super Acorn is featured in the emblem for the Acorn Cup.

Unused appearances[edit]

Super Mario Maker[edit]

In Super Mario Maker's E3 2014 trailer, Super Acorns can be seen in the Acorn Tree in the background at the beginning of a New Super Mario Bros. U-style ground course.[1] The Acorn Tree, along with its Super Acorns, were removed prior to the game's release.


New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe[edit]

  • North American website bio: "This power-up will make you look like a flying squirrel-and glide like one, too!"
  • European website bio: "This nifty nut transforms your heroes into Flying Squirrels, granting them the gift of graceful gliding! They can even grab onto walls for a brief time, making this one potent power-up!"

Play Nintendo[edit]


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スーパードングリ
Sūpā Donguri
Super Acorn

Chinese (simplified) 超级橡栗
Chāojí Xiànglì
Super Acorn

Chinese (traditional) 超級橡栗
Chāojí Xiànglì
Super Acorn

Dutch Supereikel
Super Acorn
French Super Gland
Super Acorn
German Super-Eichel
Super Acorn
Italian Super ghianda
Super acorn
Korean 슈퍼도토리
Syupeo Dotori
Super Acorn

Portuguese (NOA) Supernoz
Super Nut
Portuguese (NOE) Superbolota
Super Acorn
Russian Супержелудь
Super Acorn

Spanish Superbellota
Super Acorn

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Nintendo (June 10, 2014). Wii U - Mario Maker E3 2014 Announcement Trailer. YouTube. Retrieved July 26, 2016.