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Fire Flower
Artwork of a Fire Flower from Super Mario 3D World
First Game Super Mario Bros. (1985)
Appearances Nearly all Mario Games
Found In Question Blocks and as some rewards.
Effects Turns Mario into Fire Mario

Fire Flowers are one of the many power-ups obtainable in the Mario series. The Fire Flower turns Mario, or Luigi into Fire Mario, giving him the ability to throw bouncing fireballs at the enemy. The Fire Flower first appeared in Super Mario Bros.


Super Mario series

Fire Mario Artwork - New Super Mario Bros

Fire Mario from New Super Mario Bros.

The Fire Flower powerup grants Mario the ability to throw fireballs, allowing him to defeat enemies from a distance as well as defeat enemies he otherwise cannot defeat as Super Mario or Small Mario. The fireballs follow a downward trajectory and bounce along the ground until they hit something or disappear off the screen. Only two fireballs may exist on screen at one time, so the player must wait for previous ones to disappear before throwing more.

In Super Mario World, the Fire Flower has a different appearance and behavior. When enemies are hit by fireballs, they not immediately defeated but rather turned into coins. These coins must then be picked up by Mario in order for the enemies to count as being permanently defeated, otherwise the enemies will reappear at their starting positions.

In Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2, it not only allows the player to damage enemies with fireballs, but also light torches and break wooden crates. Launching a fireball is triggered by shaking the Wii Remote. Unlike previous games in the Super Mario series, Fire Mario turns back into Mario some seconds after obtaining the Fire Flower. Super Mario Galaxy also introduced a counterpart to the Fire Flower: the Ice Flower. Super Mario Galaxy is also the first game to feature a 3D Fire Flower.

Paper Mario series

In the Paper Mario series, Mario can use Fire Flowers to damage his enemies.

Paper Mario

In Paper Mario, Mario can use Fire Flowers to deal three points of damage to each foe he is currently facing. Fire Flowers are also used in several recipes.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Fire Flowers retain their effects from Paper Mario.

Super Paper Mario

In Super Paper Mario, Fire Flowers can be used to damage all of Mario's enemies on screen. The damage inflicted depends on Mario's success with the action command.

Paper Mario: Sticker Star

In Paper Mario: Sticker Star, Fire Flowers return as Stickers. With its use, Mario dons his infamous fire suit and hurls fireballs at all enemies causing damage (except to flying enemies).  There are also Shiny and Flashy Fire Flowers. Note that using Fire Flower stickers on fire-based enemies will only heal them. Fire Flower stickers also have no effect to strong shelled-enemies.


First Ingredient + Second Ingredient
Paper Mario
Strange Leaf + Dried Fruit
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
Point Swap + Ice Storm

Mario & Luigi series

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time

In Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time there is a similar item called a Bro Flower.

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story

In Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story Fire Flowers are the Special Attack found in the Pump Works. It works almost exactly the same as the Bros. Item, Bro Flowers in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time.

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team

Fire Flower
Mario and Luigi using Fire Flower in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team.
User(s) Mario
Points 6
Element Fire
Effects Attacks all enemies; may cause burn.
Similar Moves Ice Flower
Game(s) Mario & Luigi: Dream Team

In Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, Fire Flowers are used in the Luiginary Attack move Luiginary Flame. It is also used in the Bros. Attack of the same name that is part of Luigi's moves. In this move, both Mario and Luigi throw fireballs at enemies damaging them all.

Mario Kart series

The Fire Flower is the icon for the Flower Cup in the Mario Kart series, it is then used as an item in Mario Kart 7 and Mario Kart 8. This item enables the user to throw fireballs at other opponents, causing them to slip out, similar to the fireball Special Item that Mario and Luigi have in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!.

Super Smash Bros. series

In the Super Smash Bros. series, the player can pick up a Fire Flower to release loose, short-ranged fire out of the flower's "head", nothing like the fire in Super Mario Galaxy. Mario and Luigi retain their ability to cast fireballs, even though both characters appear without a Fire Flower power-up.

Television Series

The Fire Flower also appears in The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! and The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3. The power ups remain the same except now, characters like Princess Toadstool (Peach) and Toad can even use them.

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