Vacuum Shroom

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This article is about the item in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. For Wario and Waluigi's Orb from Mario Party 7, see Vacuum Orb.
Vacuum Shroom

First Appearance

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (2009)

Effect on Player

Allows Bowser to inhale opponents.

“Such a special treat called the Vacuum Shroom! I, Fawful, invented it to make you inhale everything you see!”
Fawful, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story

Bowser holding the Vacuum Shroom.

The Vacuum Shroom is an item in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. Bowser, after his last defeat, finds a random shop-like area managed by a cloaked figure (later revealed to be Fawful) in the middle of the forest. Here, the figure gives the Vacuum Shroom to Bowser, calling it a "Lucky Shroom" and claims that it will give him the power to beat Mario.

Bowser then uses the Vacuum Shroom, which gives him the ability to inhale everything like a powerful vacuum (similar to Bowletta in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, King Boo from Luigi's Mansion, or Kirby and King Dedede from the Kirby series). Using the ability makes Bowser feel tired, and objects he inhales somehow shrink drastically. It was presumed destroyed after Fawful is defeated: however, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team reveals that Bowser is still capable of inhaling in that game, implying that the Vacuum Shroom did not perish with its creator, or that inhaling became a "naturalized" ability for him.

The Vacuum Shroom is similar to the Invincishroom of Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga; both are mushrooms which are touted to have positive effects, but turn out to be the opposite when consumed by the player character.

Names in other languages[edit]

False Name[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ラッキーキノコ
Rakkī Kinoko
Lucky Mushroom
Spanish Champiñón de la suerte Mushroom of Luck
French (NOA) Champignon Chanceux Lucky Mushroom
French (NOE) Champi Chanceux Lucky Mushroom, Champi is short for Champignon.
German Glückspilz Lucky Mushroom, means also lucky beggar

Real Name[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バキュームキノコ
Bakyūmu Kinoko
Vacuum Mushroom
Spanish (NOA) Champivórtice Pun on champiñón (mushroom) and vórtice (vortex)
Spanish (NOE) Aspiñón Pun on aspirar (to vacuum) and "champiñón" (mushroom)
French (NOA) Champivortex Pun on champignon (mushroom) and "vortex"
French (NOE) Champi Aspi "Champi" is short for champignon (mushroom). "Aspi" is short for aspirateur (vacuum)
German Vakuum Pilz Vacuum Mushroom