Artwork of a Fire Flower from New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe.
|Article on Super Mario Wiki||Fire Flower|
|“||Use the Fire Flower to blast your opponents with fiery breath. Be sure to get in close because even breath this bad can't reach too far!||”|
|—Super Smash Bros.'s instruction manual|
The Fire Flower made its debut in Super Mario Bros.. They pop out of ? Blocks when Mario or Luigi are in their Super states. Once obtained, they become Fire Mario / Luigi and can toss fireballs, projectiles that are fired diagonally downwards and bounce off the ground. Fireballs are very efficient at clearing out enemies quickly, being the only way to defeat underwater enemies and providing an easier time during Bowser fights.
The Fire Flower has underwent a lot of visual changes 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, it has an unique design modeled after a daisy. From Brawl onwards, the Fire Flower's design is based on the design from New Super Mario Bros., which became its standardized look. In Ultimate, the fire looks more cartoony than in previous games.
As an item
The Fire Flower debuted as a shooting item in Super Smash Bros.
While holding down the attack button, the Fire Flower spits a stream of fire. 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 the first two games, shooting items were later changed in Brawl 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.
|Full fire||150% (15%×10)||60% ((1% - 3%)×24)||150% (15%×10)||96.8% (2.2%×44)|
|Forward tilt throw||6%||7-8%||6%||6-10%|
|Up tilt throw||7%||9%||7%||4-12%|
|Down tilt throw||4%||9%||4%||12%|
|Side smash throw||10%||10%||10%||7-13%|
|Up smash throw||10%||11%||10%||9-15%|
|Down smash throw||6%||12%||6%||16%|
|Air forward tilt throw||8%||8%||8%||6-10%|
|Air up tilt throw||9%||4%||9%||6-12%|
|Air down tilt throw||10%||9%||10%||4-12%|
|Air side smash throw||11%||8-10%||11%||6-10%|
|Air up smash throw||11%||4%||11%||9-12%|
|Air down smash throw||11%||9%||11%||4-12%|
- Fire Flower
- 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.
- Super Mario Bros. (10/85)
- Fire Flower
- 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.
- : Super Mario Bros.
- : Super Mario Bros. 3
- Fire Flower
- This Fire Flower won't transform you like in the Mario series, but it will still let you unleash some fiery damage! Holding down the attack button lets you spew fire at your opponents, dealing constant damage to them. You can also throw it at them, but it just doesn't look as cool that way.
- : Super Mario Bros. (10/1985)
- : Super Mario Bros. 3 (02/1990)
- Unfortunately, picking this up won't get you a cool outfit like in the Mario series, but you can still use it to shoot fire, and that's what matters. It doesn't do much damage on its own, but fire it continuously and it'll all add up! If you get bored, just throw it at your opponent, but don't expect a massive explosion or anything.
- : Super Mario Bros. (05/1987)
- : Super Mario Bros. 3 (08/1991)
|Fire Flower||New Super Mario Bros.||Carry Fire Flower|
(New Super Mario Bros.)
|19||Fire Flower||★||1||Fire Flower Equipped||Super Mario Series|
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.
|430||Vulpix||★||1||Fire Flower Equipped||Pokémon Series|
|1,024||Alraune||★||1||Fire Flower Equipped||Bayonetta Series|
Luigi holding a Fire Flower next to another Fire Flower in Smash 64.
Fire Flower in Melee.
Bowser and a Fire Flower in Ultimate.
Names in other languages
- In Smash 64, level 5 and above CPUs will never use a Fire Flower against Fox or Ness, as Fox can reflect the flames and Ness can absorb them. Instead, they will always throw the Fire Flower at them.
- The design of the Fire Flower in SSB4 and Ultimate is slightly different from its standard design; specifically, the outer red band of the flower is larger than usual. This is likely to make the item more visible from a far distance.
- The Power Flowers from Super Mario 64 DS resemble the Fire Flower design from Melee.
|Items in Super Smash Bros. (64)|
|Normal||Beam Sword · Bob-omb · Bumper · Fan · Fire Flower · Green Shell · Hammer · Heart Container · Home-Run Bat · Maxim Tomato · Motion-Sensor Bomb · Poké Ball · Ray Gun · Red Shell · Star Rod · Starman|
|Containers||Barrel · Capsule · Crate · Egg|
|Items in Super Smash Bros. Melee|
|Normal||Barrel Cannon · Beam Sword · Bob-omb · Bunny Hood · Cloaking Device · Fan · Fire Flower · Flipper · Food · Freezie · Green Shell · Hammer · Heart Container · Home-Run Bat · Lip's Stick · Maxim Tomato · Metal Box · Motion-Sensor Bomb · Mr. Saturn · Parasol · Poison Mushroom · Poké Ball · Ray Gun · Red Shell · Screw Attack · Star Rod · Starman · Super Mushroom · Super Scope · Warp Star|
|Containers||Barrel · Capsule · Crate · Egg · Party Ball|
|Items in Super Smash Bros. Brawl|
|Normal||Assist Trophy · Banana Peel · Beam Sword · Blast Box · Bob-omb · Bumper · Bunny Hood · Cracker Launcher · Deku Nut · Dragoon · Fan · Fire Flower · Food · Franklin Badge · Freezie · Golden Hammer · Gooey Bomb · Green Shell · Hammer · Heart Container · Home-Run Bat · Hothead · Lightning Bolt · Lip's Stick · Maxim Tomato · Metal Box · Motion-Sensor Bomb · Mr. Saturn · Pitfall · Poison Mushroom · Poké Ball · Ray Gun · Screw Attack · Smart Bomb · Smash Ball · Smoke Ball · Soccer Ball · Spring · Star Rod · Starman · Super Mushroom · Super Scope · Superspicy Curry · Team Healer · Timer · Unira · Warp Star|
|Containers||Barrel · Capsule · Crate · Party Ball · Sandbag · Rolling Crates|
|Key · Stock Ball · Trophy Stand|
|Collectibles||CD · Coins · Sticker · Trophy|
|Other||Smash Coins and Bills|