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An Uproot in Super Mario Odyssey
Artwork of an Uproot from Super Mario Odyssey.
First appearance Super Mario Odyssey (2017)
Latest appearance Minecraft (Bedrock version) (Nether Update) (2020)
“A creature that can stretch many times its height upward! I have been hoping to investigate one up close!”
Bonneter biologist, Super Mario Odyssey

Uproots are enemies from Super Mario Odyssey that can be controlled with Cappy. In their natural state, Uproots have flower pots on their heads, and have red eyes. They are shown to resemble onions when their flower pots are knocked off. They can stretch their legs, which, according to the Bonneter biologist, telescope outward, to reach high places.

Uproots can be found in the Wooded Kingdom, a secret, lava-filled area in the Seaside Kingdom, and the Darker Side. In order to break the flower pots on their heads, Mario needs to throw Cappy at them, allowing him to take control of the Uproot. They can be used to reach places Mario normally could not reach as well as raising certain platforms. They are also needed to defeat the boss Torkdrift through smashing both blocks and the boss's core.

A concept design for the Uproot depicted them as mushroom type enemies.[1]

In the Super Mario Mash-up in Minecraft, Striders are replaced by Uproots.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese セノビー[2]
Elongation of「背伸び」(senobi, to stretch one's back to make oneself appear taller)
Chinese (Simplified) 腿伸伸
Tuǐ shēn shēn
From 腿 (tuǐ, leg) and 伸 (shēn, to stretch)
Chinese (Traditional) 賽諾比
Sài nuò bǐ
Transliteration of the Japanese name
Dutch Uproot -
French Poupousse Portmanteau of pousse (bud) and pousser (to stretch)
German Mieswurz Portmanteau of mies (bad) and Wurzel (root)
Italian Bulbotto Diminutive of bulbo (bulb)
Korean 쭈우키
From 쭈욱 (jju'uk, stretching) and probably 키 (ki, height)
Russian Корняк
From корень (koren', root) and сорняк (sornyak, weed or unwanted plant)
Spanish Cebolleto Diminutive of cebolla (onion)