Wonder Flower

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This article is about the item in Super Mario Bros. Wonder. For Daisy's Offensive Power Shot in Mario Power Tennis, see Wonder Flower (move).
Wonder Flower
Artwork of a Wonder Flower from Super Mario Bros. Wonder
First appearance Super Mario Bros. Wonder (2023)
Effect Creates a Wonder Effect.
“When you touch a Wonder Flower, expect the unexpected! The ground could start moving... or you might turn into something different for example.”
Shinya Takahashi, Nintendo Direct 6.21.2023

A Wonder Flower[1] is a flower power-up that appears in Super Mario Bros. Wonder. When collected, it activates Wonder Effects, which change some mechanics in the level or transform the player. Wonder Flowers come in different colors depending on the world in which they are found, such as blue, red, green, yellow, and purple. It also plays a major role in the game's plot, as Bowser arrived in the Flower Kingdom to steal one of the Wonder Flowers for his own use, managing to succeed in front of everyone and using it to merge himself, his Koopa Clown Car, and Prince Florian's castle together to form a flying fortress in his own likeness; therefore taking over the whole Flower Kingdom.

Concept and creation[edit]

The Wonder Flower was conceived as part of an effort to introduce surprising elements that would challenge the player.[2] The original idea was to include items that would warp players to a new area but producer Takashi Tezuka found the idea uninteresting, stating, "If you’re still just going to warp to a different area, it’s still the same. Why don’t you just change where you are right now?"[2] To gather suggestions for effects the Wonder Flower could have, director Shiro Mouri and Tezuka pooled the entire development team of Super Mario Bros. Wonder no matter their seniority or role on the project, receiving a little over 2,000 suggestions.[2]


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ワンダーフラワー[3]
Wandā Furawā
Wonder Flower
Chinese (Traditional) 驚奇花[4]
Jīngqí Huā
Wonder Flower
Dutch Wonderbloem[5] Wonder flower
French Fleur prodige[6][7] Prodigious Flower
German Wunderblume Wonder Flower
Italian Fiore meraviglia[8] Wonder Flower
Korean 원더플라워[9]
Wondeo Peullawo
Wonder Flower
Portuguese Flor fenomenal Phenomenal Flower
Spanish Flor Maravilla Wonder Flower


  • The appearance and effects of the Wonder Flower bear a striking resemblance to the Ipomoea, a genus from a group of morning glory flowers whose seeds cause hallucinations similar to LSD. Ironically, the Wonder Seed does the opposite to this.