Volcano Plant

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Volcano Plant
A Volcano Lotus
First appearance Super Mario World (1990)
Latest appearance Super Princess Peach (2005)
Calm Volcano Plant
Lava Lotus
Pollen Plant
Pompon Flower
Wild Ptooie Piranha
Screenshot of a Volcano Lotus releasing fireballs in Super Mario World

A Volcano Plant (also known as a Volcano Lotus) is a plant that shoots out fireballs in Super Mario World and Super Princess Peach. They appear in many levels, spewing small fireballs into the air at a diagonal angle, which proceed to slowly rain down on the surrounding area after reaching their highest point. To defeat them, they must be hit by whirling Mario's cape next to them or eaten by a Yoshi. Spin jumping on them or stepping on them while riding a Yoshi will not harm them, but will make the player bounce off without taking damage. The Volcano Lotus might be related to a similar enemy found in Super Mario Bros. 3, the Lava Lotus, although the latter is only found underwater.

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

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).


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ポンキー[1]
From ponpon, Japanese onomatopoeia for popping out something; officially romanised as "Ponkey" and shared with Panser.
German Vulkan-Pflanze Vulkan (volcano) and Pflanze (plant)
Italian Pianta Vulcano Volcano Plant
Portuguese Planta Volcano Volcano Plant
Chinese 喷射花[2]
Pēnshè Huā
Spurting Flower. This name is also used for Pansers.
Romanian Plantă de foc (Super Mario World animated series) Fire plant


  1. ^ Super Mario World Shogakukan Book 1 (pg. 27)
  2. ^ 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.