Talking Flower

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Talking Flower
Artwork of a Talking Flower in Super Mario Bros. Wonder
Artwork of an orange Talking Flower
First appearance Super Mario Bros. Wonder (2023)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (version 13.0.2, spirit cameo) (2024)
Portrayed by Mick Wingert[1] (English; see Portrayals section for other languages)
Subject origin Flower
“Onward and upward!”
Talking Flower, Super Mario Bros. Wonder

Talking Flowers (also written in lowercase)[2] are characters that first appeared in Super Mario Bros. Wonder.


Super Mario Bros. Wonder[edit]

Talking Flowers first appeared in Super Mario Bros. Wonder. They are small flowers that talk to the player when approached; the messages they say are small reactions to what is currently ongoing in the level, which may serve as hints. They typically come in orange, but red and blue varieties also exist. The red variety appears in the Badge Challenges, in The Desert Mystery's Wonder Effect, Color-Switch Dungeon, which appears red when the ON/OFF Switches are set to "ON" and blue when they are set to "OFF", and also appear in The Final-Final Test Badge Marathon. Talking Flowers do not appear in any of the Castle Bowser levels except for The Final Battle! Bowser's Rage Stage, where they have a light-green aura around them and their speech is distorted and higher-pitched so as to fit the level's theme.

Unlike the other characters, their dialogue is fully voiced, and they have separate voice actors in each of the game’s languages. Players have the option to turn either the speech bubbles or spoken dialogue on and off, and can change the language they can talk in. Their design is reminiscent of the angel's trumpet and devil's trumpet flowers.

According to an interview for Nintendo's Ask the Developer series, the Talking Flowers were a reconfigured version of a concept proposed by producer Takashi Tezuka where the game would provide live commentary on the player's actions. The original idea was scrapped due to it being too much work to implement, with the Talking Flowers being seen as a more practical alternative that better fit the Super Mario franchise.[3]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

A Talking Flower, paired with a blue Wonder Flower, appears as a single, Novice-class support spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, introduced in the "Showtime and Wonder Spirits!" spirit event that began on the same day as Princess Peach: Showtime!'s release on March 22, 2024. Applying the spirit to a character equips them with a Fire Flower at the start of a battle. In their spirit battle, 20 tiny, yellow Kirby puppet fighters that constantly taunt represent the Talking Flowers.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Mario Bros. Wonder[edit]

  • Trading card bio: These flowers will chat with Mario and friends to liven up their adventure or give hints.
  • Loading screen tip: Talking Flowers love to talk. They often spend their days waiting for someone to visit them.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit[edit]

# Name Image Series / game Type Class Strength / effect(s) How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponent(s) Battle conditions Stage Song
1528 Wonder Flower & Talking Flower Super Mario Series Support (1) Novice Fire Flower Equipped Spirit Board (version 13.0.2 or later) Tiny Kirby ×21 Rule: Assist Trophy Enemies (Skull Kid); Item: Fire Flower
  • Defeat the main fighter to win
  • The enemy has super armor and is hard to launch or make flinch
  • Hostile assist trophies will appear
Mushroom Kingdom U Pandemonium


Main article: List of Talking Flower quotes
  • "Love that sound!"
  • "Well, that was something."
  • "Feel like you're missing something?" (heard in certain stages if the player avoids collecting the Wonder Flower)
  • "Oh! Was it something I said?" (if the flowers' voice is disabled in the options menu)



  • Mick Wingert (English)
  • Ma Bo Qiang (Mandarin Chinese)
  • Ewout Eggink (Dutch)
  • Jérémy Prévost (French)1
  • Jan Uplegger (German)
  • Paolo De Santis (Italian)
  • Junji Kitajima (Japanese)
  • Nakyoon Choi (Korean)
  • Luís Barros2 (European Portuguese)
  • Leandro Hainis (Brazilian Portuguese)
  • Anton Kobylko (Russian)
  • Rafael Parra3 (European Spanish)
  • Alan Fernando Velázquez (Latin American Spanish)

1 - The European French and Canadian French translations both share the same voice actor for the Talking Flowers, despite most dubs and translations of foreign entertainment usually having different dubs for both. Only a handful of lines of dialogue are different between the two translations.
2 - Barros also voiced Mario in the European Portuguese dub of The Super Mario Bros. Movie.[4]
3 - Parra also voiced Jimmy T and 18-Volt in the European Spanish dub since WarioWare Gold. He also voiced Zazz in the European Spanish dub since Sonic Lost World.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese おしゃべりフラワー[5]
Oshaberi Furawā
Chatty Flower

Chinese (simplified) 闲聊花花
Xiánliáo Huāhuā
Gossip Flowers

Chinese (traditional) 閒聊花花[6]
Xiánliáo Huāhuā
Gossip Flowers

Dutch Babbelbloem
Chatter Flower
French Fleur cancan
Gossip Flower
German Plauderblume
Chat Flower
Italian Fiore parlante
Talking flower
Korean 수다쟁이 꽃[7]
Sudajaeng'i Kkot
Talkative Flower

Portuguese Flor tagarela
Chatty Flower
Russian Цветочек-болтун
(Little) chatterbox flower

Spanish Flor parlante
Talking Flower