The Fire Flower made its debut in Super Mario Bros. and has become an important recurring item in later Mario games. They are flowers with red and yellow petals, and a white face with simple eyes. It allows the player who touched it to have their clothes turn mostly white and shoot fireballs at enemies. It has since appeared in nearly every Mario game.
As an item
The Fire Flower debuted as a shooting item in Super Smash Bros.
The Fire Flower's design has changed within the Super Smash Bros. series. In Super Smash Bros., the Fire Flower's design is based on the design from Super Mario Bros. In Melee, the Fire Flower's design is based on a daisy. In Brawl and in later games since, the Fire Flower's design is based on the design from New Super Mario Bros.
While holding a Fire Flower, it spew fire in front of the player's fighter by using the attack button. Holding the attack button will lead to longer attack times. The flames can be shot for a combined seven seconds and inflict up to 44% damage altogether. While characters could not move while using the item in Melee, shooting items were later changed as to allowing running and jumping while shooting such items, including the Fire Flower. While the Flower can be thrown when it runs out of flames to fire, it cannot KO at any percentage, though it does inflict a burning hitbox. The Fire Flower's flames are considered to be both reflectable and absorbable.
In Super Smash Bros. 4, damage dealt when thrown or dropped is dependent on distance. When dropped, items do more damage at greater heights as opposed to when thrown.
Once you grab this item, press and hold down the A Button to make the flower breathe flames until its power gives out. The Fire Flower is incredibly useful when you want to push someone off the edge of a stage. In Super Mario Bros., it transformed Mario into Fire Mario, changing his garb and enabling him to throw fireballs.
A flower that breathes flames when you press and hold the attack button. The flames don't last forever, though--after a while, the flower will lose its fiery power. You can also throw Fire Flowers at enemies to set them on fire for a brief moment. In Super Mario Bros., Fire Flowers were used to transform Mario into Fire Mario.
In addition to the above, equipping the Vulpix or Alraune support spirits will give the player a Fire Flower at a start of their stock.
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