Wonder Flower

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This article is about the item. 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)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (version 13.0.2, spirit cameo) (2024)
Effect Starts a Wonder Effect and creates a path to a Wonder Seed (Super Mario Bros. Wonder)
Activates Coin Rush (Super Mario Run)
“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 is a flower power-up that first appeared in Super Mario Bros. Wonder.


Super Mario Bros. Wonder[edit]

In Super Mario Bros. Wonder, Wonder Flowers activate Wonder Effects when collected, which change some mechanics in the level or transform the player. Every main level has one Wonder Flower, and the Wonder Effect they create always leads to a Wonder Seed. Wonder Flowers come in different colors depending on the world in which they are found, being blue in Pipe-Rock Plateau, cyan in Fluff-Puff Peaks, red-magenta in Shining Falls, yellow in Sunbaked Desert, green in Fungi Mines, purple with a black face and white eyes in Deep Magma Bog, orange in the Petal Isles, and gray with a yellow highlight in the Special World. Once the Wonder Effect's respective Wonder Seed is collected, the Wonder Flower turns gray and transparent. One Wonder Flower also plays a major role in the game's plot, as Bowser arrived in the Flower Kingdom during the opening sequence to steal it, and uses it to merge himself, his Koopa Clown Car, and the Flower Castle together to form a flying fortress in his own likeness.

Super Mario Run[edit]

Blue Wonder Flowers appeared in Super Mario Run during the second promotional Super Mario Bros. Wonder event from December 20, 2023 to March 15, 2024 in the Toad Rally mode.[1] They replaced and behaved identically to Coin Rush Stars, activating Coin Rush when the meter was filled up while also changing all coins into Gold Goombas and Pink Coins into flower coins. A Wonder Flower also appeared in the icon for version 3.1.0 of the game and on a stamp for the event's Stamp Cards.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

The blue Wonder Flower, paired with a Talking Flower, appears as a single, Novice-class support spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, introduced in the "Showtime and Wonder Spirits!" spirit event that began on the same day as Princess Peach: Showtime!'s release on March 22, 2024. Applying the spirit to a character equips them with a Fire Flower at the start of a battle. In their spirit battle, the Wonder Flower is represented by a tiny, blue Kirby; during the battle, the Skull Kid Assist Trophy appears and turns all fighters invisible, a reference to Wonder Effects.

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 polled 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]

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit[edit]

# Name Image Series / game Type Class Strength / effect(s) How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponent(s) Battle conditions Stage Song
1528 Wonder Flower & Talking Flower Super Mario Series Support (1) Novice Fire Flower Equipped Spirit Board (version 13.0.2 or later) Tiny Kirby ×21 Rule: Assist Trophy Enemies (Skull Kid); Item: Fire Flower
  • Defeat the main fighter to win
  • The enemy has super armor and is hard to launch or make flinch
  • Hostile assist trophies will appear
Mushroom Kingdom U Pandemonium


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ワンダーフラワー[3]
Wandā Furawā
Wonder Flower

Chinese (simplified) 惊奇花
Jīngqí Huā
Wonder Flower

Chinese (traditional) 驚奇花[4]
Jīngqí Huā
Wonder Flower

Dutch Wonderbloem[6]
Wonder flower
French Fleur prodige[7][8]
Wonder Flower
German Wunderblume
Wonder Flower
Italian Fiore meraviglia[9]
Wonder Flower
Korean 원더플라워[5]
Wondeo Peullawo
Wonder Flower

Portuguese Flor fenomenal
Phenomenal Flower
Russian Чудо-цветок
Wonder Flower

Spanish Flor Maravilla
Wonder Flower