|First appearance||Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (2009)|
|Latest appearance||Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey (2018)|
|Effect||Allows Bowser to inhale objects and enemies.|
- “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
The Vacuum Shroom is a mushroom item in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story and its 3DS remake, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey. It has a yellow-green cap (yellow in the remake), purple spots, and a green stem with closed eyes. 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 Dimble Wood. Here, the figure gives the Vacuum Shroom to Bowser, calling it a "Lucky(?) Mushroom" and claims that it will give him the power to beat Mario.
When Bowser eats the Vacuum Shroom, it causes him to mindlessly inhale everything like a powerful vacuum (similar to Bowletta in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions), including Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Toadsworth, Starlow, Toadbert and many Toads in Peach's Castle. Following this, he collapses from exhaustion, and the objects he inhales somehow shrink drastically. Bowser then wakes with no recollection of anything that happened after eating it, much to his frustration.
Later, Bowser gets a controllable, yet less powerful, version of the ability from the Vacuum Block, given by Broque Monsieur after bringing the island he was stranded on back to shore in Plack Beach. The block allows Bowser to inhale items from enemies to recover HP or gain a boost in stats, or inhale smaller enemies like Coalbits and Sneeds for Mario and Luigi to battle. The last function of the Vacuum Block is featured heavily in some boss fights, like the Sea Pipe Statue, Blizzard Midbus and Dark Bowser.
After Fawful explodes upon the defeat of the Dark Star Core and ultimately, Dark Bowser, everything Bowser inhaled gets launched back out by a weakened Dark Fawful, who exploded inside his body in a last ditch effort to destroy Mario and Luigi.
In Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey, the Bowser Jr.'s Journey side-story implies that a side effect of the Vacuum Shroom's effects wearing off from Fawful's demise is that it left Bowser somewhat bloated, as Bowser, when learning from Bowser Jr. that he got the Skeletone Formula:D, was offered some of the formula, and he accepted, citing he was still a bit bloated from the Vacuum Shroom's effects, only to ingest way too much of the formula and caused him to lose too much of his mass. In addition, the remake also revealed that Dieter of the Best Fitness Friends was the one responsible for providing Fawful with the mushroom in the first place.
The Vacuum Shroom is similar to the Invincishroom/Poison Mushroom mistaken as a Invincibility Mushroom of Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and its remake Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions; 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
|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|
|Italian||Fungo Fortunello||Lucky Mushroom|
|Spanish||Champiñón de la suerte||Mushroom of Luck|
|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|
|Italian||Fungo Risucchio||Sucking Mushroom|
|Spanish (NOA)||Champivórtice||Pun on champiñón (mushroom) and vórtice (vortex)|
|Spanish (NOE)||Aspiñón||Pun on aspirar (to vacuum) and "champiñón" (mushroom)|
- Official Chinese website for the Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary. Retrieved February 7, 2021.