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Question Block
QuestionBlock3DWorld
Question Block artwork from Super Mario 3D World
First Game Super Mario Bros. (1985)
Appearances Super Mario series
Mario Party series
Paper Mario series
Found Various
Effects Releases an item
Releases a Coin

The Question Block, also known as a Mystery Block, Prize Block, or ? Block, is a recurring item in the Mario series. It is a block which, when hit, released an item such as a Super Mushroom or a Coin. Mario can either jump on the box, use a Koopa Troopa's shell to hit it, or Ground Pound on it to reveal the contents.

Appearances

Paper Mario series

Paper Mario

Question Blocks first appear in Paper Mario after the veranda collapses. The first Question Block that Mario encounters is unable to be hit when he first comes across it. After finding the hammer, Mario is able to hit the block. The first block that Mario encounters released a coin.

In addition to coins, Question Blocks may dispel items such as Sleepy Sheep or others which can be used during battle.

Red Question Block (Paper Mario) As well as regular Question Blocks, there are also Red Question Blocks which appear in Paper Mario. The first Red Question Block that Mario encounters is on Goomba Road and it releases a Close Call badge.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

They appear and function the same as its predecessor.

Super Paper Mario

Question Blocks function like in the Platforming series.

Paper Mario: Sticker Star

Question Blocks appear like the other games.

Super Mario Galaxy (and Super Mario Galaxy 2)

In these two games, Question Blocks work differently. They disappear after becoming empty and can't be hit with a ground pound. They also only release coins.

Super Mario 64 DS

In Super Mario 64 DS, there are red Question Blocks which release either a Power Flower or a feather (which turns Mario into Wing Mario). It only releases a feather when playing as Mario.

New Super Mario Bros.

Aside from the regular Question Blocks, red Questions Blocks can be found in this game. They have spikes on either the top or bottom and repeatedly rotate 180 degrees. They can be found in World 6-3.

Mario Party

They only appear in Coin Block Blitz, where players have to hit it to gain coins.

Gallery

Items from ? Blocks

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