Volcano Lotus

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Volcano Lotus
A Volcano Plant
Sprite of a Volcano Plant from Super Princess Peach
First appearance Super Mario World (1990)
Latest appearance Minecraft (Bedrock version)
(Caves & Cliffs: Part I) (2021)
Variant of Lava Lotus
C. V. Plant
Wild Ptooie Piranha
Jumping Fire Piranha Plant

A Volcano Lotus, also known as a Volcano Plant, is a terrestrial variant of Lava Lotus[1] that shoots out fireballs, appearing in Super Mario World (and its reissue) and Super Princess Peach.


Super Mario World / Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2[edit]

Volcano Lotus

Volcano Lotuses first appear in Super Mario World and later in Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2. They are stationary obstacles that spew small fireballs into the air at a diagonal angle, which proceed to slowly rain down on the surrounding area after reaching their highest point. While invulnerable to Fire Mario's fireballs, Volcano Lotuses can be defeated by whirling Mario's (or Luigi's) Cape next to them, crushing them with a Body Press as Caped Mario, or eating them with a Yoshi. Spin-jumping on them or stepping on them while riding a Yoshi does not harm them, but it makes the player bounce off without taking damage. They appear in Donut Plains 1, Tubular, and Groovy.

Super Mario World (television series)[edit]

A Volcano Lotus, referred to as a Fire Plant, appears in the episode "Send in the Clown" of the Super Mario World television series. It produces the fireballs that Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, and Princess Toadstool use in a tennis game (in lieu of actual tennis balls).

Super Princess Peach[edit]

Volcano Plants appear in Super Princess Peach. The game also introduces a "Calm" version, the C. V. Plant.


In the Super Mario Mash-up in Minecraft, Spore Blossoms are replaced by Volcano Lotuses.


Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

種族 フラワー族
性格 明るい
登場ゲーム ワールド

Volcano Lotus
Tribe: Flower clan
Disposition: Bright
Game appearances: World
A Lava Lotus on land?
Volcano Lotus is a flower creature that looks exactly like the Lava Lotus (p. 91) from Mario 3. Volcano Lotus spews fireballs in four directions at a steady rhythm. Don't panic, use a Cape or fire to defeat them.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ポンキー[1]
From「ポン」(pon, Japanese onomatopoeia for popping out something) and suffix "-ky"; officially romanised as "Ponkey" and shared with Panser
Chinese 喷射花[3]
Pēnshè Huā
Spurting Flower. This name is also used for Pansers
French Plante volcano Volcano Plant
German Vulkan-Pflanze From "vulkan" (volcano) and "pflanze" (plant)
Italian Pianta Vulcano Volcano Plant
Portuguese Planta Volcano Volcano Plant
Romanian Plantă de foc (Super Mario World television series) Fire plant


  1. ^ a b 「任天堂公式ガイドブック スーパーマリオワールド」 (Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook – Super Mario World), page 27 (PONKEY ポンキー description). 「マリオ3に出てきた水中花の地上バージョン。火の玉を4つ吐き出して一休み。このくり返し。マントではじき飛ばすのが一番楽だ。」 (An aboveground version of Mario 3's Suichūka. It spits out 4 fireballs then takes five. This repeats. It is easiest to flick it away with the Cape.)
  2. ^ Shogakukan. 1994.「パーフェクト版 マリオキャラクター大事典」 (Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten), page 210.
  3. ^ 无敌阿尔宙斯 (August 28, 2013). 神游 超级马力欧世界 敌人官译. Baidu Tieba. Retrieved February 2, 2017.