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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 that can be controlled with Cappy in Super Mario Odyssey. Their name is derived from a word referring to a plant being pulled from the ground, and their name also refers to their root-like legs. In their natural state, Uproots have flowerpots on their heads and have red eyes. They are shown to resemble onions when their flowerpots 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. They spawn from Senobi Generate Points. In order to break the flowerpots on their heads, Mario needs to throw Cappy at them, allowing him to take control of the Uproots. They can be used to reach places Mario normally could not reach as well as raise certain platforms. They are also needed to defeat Torkdrift through smashing both blocks and the boss's core.

A concept design for Uproots depicted them as mushroom type enemies. More concepts for Uproots were partially based on Pokeys and Bramballs.[1]

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


Website bios
  • Japanese: まーるい体に長い足!高いところもびよーんと移動。[2] (Round body and long legs! Can even move around high places with a boing.)
  • English: Reach new areas with this little guy's round, bouncy body and long, elastic legs.[3]


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese セノビー[4]
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 repetition of「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) or "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 possibly "키" (ki, height)
Russian Корняк
From "корень" (koren, root) and "сорняк" (sornyak, weed)
Spanish Cebolleto Diminutive of "cebolla" (onion)