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This article is about the items from Super Mario Bros. 2. For Princess Peach's and Princess Daisy's down special move in the Super Smash Bros. series, see Vegetable (move).
First appearance Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic (1987, overall)
Super Mario Bros. 2 (1988, Super Mario franchise)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)

Vegetables[1][2][3][4][5] (also shortened to veggies)[4][5] are objects that can pulled out of the ground and thrown at enemies to damage or defeat them. They are introduced in Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic and Super Mario Bros. 2. The most commonly recurring vegetable is the turnip, which has made several appearances throughout the Super Mario franchise following Super Mario Bros. 2.


Super Mario series[edit]

Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic / Super Mario Bros. 2 / Super Mario Advance[edit]

Unripe and ripe vegetables, and the red grass pulled to acquire them

Vegetables (also called Large Vegetables[6]) are first found in Subcon in Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic and Super Mario Bros. 2. They can be plucked with B Button and thrown at enemies. Unripened vegetables[1][7] (also called Sprouts,[2][3] Tiny Vegetables,[4] or Small Vegetables[5]) are smaller than the ripe ones but are just as effective when throwing. Almost all the red grass in the game is a vegetable when plucked. Vegetables can appear as turnips, onions, beets, radishes, and other root vegetables. If four large ones are picked up in the same stage, picking up what is supposed to be the fifth one will reveal a Stop Watch.

Wart is said to hate vegetables in the game's story; he needs to be force-fed six vegetables to be beaten. Tomatoes and onions are only seen when thrown out of Wart's Dream Machine.

Vegetables in Super Mario Advance function similarly as in the original game. There are also large turnips called Giant Vegetables[5][8] or Huge Vegetables,[8] which take longer to pull out. Unlike their normal-sized counterparts, Giant Vegetables can hit more enemies in succession, due to their bigger size.

BS Super Mario USA[edit]

Vegetables returned in BS Super Mario USA, where they were used in an identical manner as in Super Mario Bros. 2. The game introduced giant turnips, which could not be picked up; instead, these giant vegetables were thrown by Princess Peach off-screen when the game's time reached certain points in the script. The giant turnip took out any enemy in its path, but it could also hurt the player's character. Likewise, black giant turnips with angry faces were also thrown by the villains from off-screen.

Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3[edit]

In Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3, scanning the Blue Green Switch will activate grass patches with vegetables below them in the main game. They also appear by default in several World-e levels, namely Vegetable Volley, The ol' Switcheroo, A Sky-High Adventure, Ice Cubed, Ground Work and Treacherous Halls. Note that in this game, only turnips appear, in both their unripe and ripe forms, as well as the giant turnip that was introduced in Super Mario Advance. In this game, vegetables can defeat certain enemies like Dry Bones and Chain Chomps instantly, but the player will sink in water if holding one, requiring to be thrown away in order to swim.

The Super Mario Bros. Super Show![edit]

Vegetables appear in some episodes of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!. Mario and Luigi use them in various episodes to defeat their enemies, the Koopa Pack and King Koopa like in Super Mario Bros. 2. The vegetable-throwing sound from Super Mario Bros. 2 is also commonly used in the show even for things such as the firing of a Bullet Bill and the throwing of a fireball.

Mario vs. Wario[edit]

Vegetables were given a minor appearance in one of the Mario vs. Wario comics. The first page of this comic showed Mario recalling "playing in the garden" with Wario when the two were friends; during this scene, several vegetables are present and Wario even picks one up Super Mario Bros. 2-style. Wario, too, remembers this garden scene on the next page, although his memory is a little less fair: he recalls Mario asking for help in the garden and taking a row of turnips as his own, leaving Wario to tackle the Piranha Plants on his own.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the Summit stage features vegetables from Ice Climber that act as food. When they are eaten, they make a special, different sound effect from the other foods, the same sound effect used in the original game when Popo or Nana collect a vegetable.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

  • Wii Virtual Console manual bio: Pull out a lot of these and something cool might happen...
  • Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console manual bio:
    • British English:
      Uproot enough of these and something special might happen.
    • French (Europe):
      Si vous en arrachez un certain nombre, vous pourriez avoir une surprise...
    • German:
      Sammele genug Gemüse ein vielleicht passiert etwas Besonderes.
    • Italian:
      Raccogline un bel po' e potrà accadere qualcosa di speciale.
    • Spanish (Europe):
      Arranca un número determinado y puede que pase algo especial...
Unripened Vegetable
  • Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console manual bio:
    • British English:
      It doesn't matter how many of these you uproot. Nothing special will appear!
    • French (Europe):
      Peu importe la quantité ramassée, rien de spécial n'apparaîtra !
    • German:
      Es ist egal, wie viele dieser Items du ausrupfst. Nichts Besonderes wird passieren!
    • Italian:
      Non importa quanta ne riesci a raccogliere, perché pur facendolo non apparirà nulla di speciale!
    • Spanish (Europe):
      No importa cuántas arranques. ¡No pasará nada!

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Super Mario Bros. 2
How to unlock: Randomly obtainable only in single-player modes
These vegetables, which first appeared in Super Mario Bros. 2, can be plucked from the ground and hurled at enemies. Unlike regular veggies, they often sport eyes or even faces; in fact, when Princess Peach plucks them from the ground to use as projectiles, the expressions on their faces dictate how much damage they'll do.

Names in other languages[edit]


Language Name Meaning
Japanese 野菜やさい[9]

French Légume
Gros légume
Big vegetable
German Gemüse
Italian Vegetale[10]
Spanish (NOE) Verdura[17]
Swedish Grönsak[citation needed]

Unripened vegetable[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese はずれ野菜やさい[9]
Hazure Yasai
Failed Vegetable

French Petit légume
Small vegetable
French (NOE) Légume pas mûr[18]
German Unreifes Gemüse
Unripened vegetable
Italian Vegetale non maturo[10]
Piccolo ortaggio[12]
Verdura acerba[19]
Non-mature vegetable
Little green/vegetable
Little vegetable
Unripe vegetable
Spanish (NOE) Verdura aún no madura[17]

Giant Vegetable[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 巨大きょだい野菜やさい[20]
Kyodaina Yasai
Gigantic Vegetable

French Légume géant
Giant vegetable
Italian Ortaggio gigante[12]
Giant vegetable


  1. ^ a b Super Mario Bros. 2 NES instruction booklet. Page 18.
  2. ^ a b Nintendo Power Volume 1. Page 10.
  3. ^ a b Super Mario All-Stars Player's Guide. Page 88Media:SMAS Guide 88.jpg.
  4. ^ a b c Super Mario All-Stars instruction booklet. Page 20.
  5. ^ a b c d Super Mario Advance North American instruction booklet. Page 26.
  6. ^ Stratton, Bryan. Super Mario Advance Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 11.
  7. ^ Super Mario Bros. 2 Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console electronic manual (British English). Tab 10: "Items".
  8. ^ a b Stratton, Bryan. Super Mario Advance Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 66. "Pluck the plant on the platform for a Giant Vegetable, jump up onto the next platform to the right, and hit all five Ninjis with the Huge Vegetable, snagging a 1UP and a Heart."
  9. ^ a b Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic instruction booklet. Page 24.
  10. ^ a b Super Mario Bros. 2 Italian manual, pag. 18
  11. ^ a b Super Mario All-Stars Italian manual, pag. 20
  12. ^ a b c Super Mario Advance European manual, pag. 110
  13. ^ a b Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition Italian manual, pag. 32
  14. ^ NES Remix 2, Super Mario Bros. 2 various levels
  15. ^ a b Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia, pag. 70
  16. ^ Super Mario Bros. 2 Italian e-manual, pag. 6
  17. ^ a b Super Mario Bros. 2 Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console electronic manual (European Spanish). Tab 10: «Objetos».
  18. ^ Super Mario Bros. 2 Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console electronic manual (European French). Tab 10: «Objets».
  19. ^ Super Mario Bros. 2 Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console electronic manual (Italian). Tab 10: «Oggetti».
  20. ^ Super Mario Advance Japanese instruction booklet. Page 26.