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Princess Peach

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"Peach" redirects here. For the item generated by Peach's Final Smash, see Peach Blossom.
Princess Peach
Official artwork of Princess Peach from Mario Party Superstars.
Universe Mario
Debut Super Mario Bros. (1985)
Smash Bros. appearances Melee
Most recent non-Smash appearance Mario Strikers: Battle League (2022)
Console/platform of origin Nintendo Entertainment System
Species Human
Gender Female
Place of origin Peach's Castle, Mushroom Kingdom
Created by Shigeru Miyamoto
Voice actor Jen Taylor (Melee)
Samantha Kelly (Brawl/SSB4/Ultimate)
Article on Super Mario Wiki Princess Peach

Princess Peach Toadstool (ピーチ姫, Princess Peach), simply either Princess Peach or Princess Toadstool (depending on the era and region), or casually just Peach or the Princess, is a character from the Mario universe, and is usually seen as Mario's damsel in distress and love interest. She has been known as "Princess Peach" since Super Mario 64 (although the first time the name was used outside of Japan was in Yoshi's Safari); prior to that, she was known as "Princess Toadstool" in Western territories.


Official artwork of Princess Peach from Mario Party 3. This appearance inspired her design for Super Smash Bros. Melee.

Princess Peach has been a mainstream Mario character since her first appearance in Super Mario Bros., in which Mario had to rescue her from the clutches of the evil Bowser. She usually takes on the role of the damsel-in-distress, though she has been known to help out Mario on several occasions. For example, in Super Princess Peach, it's her turn to save Mario, Luigi and Toad from Bowser. She resides in her castle along with many Toads, which are her loyal servants. Her first playable appearance, however, was in Super Mario Bros. 2, where she had to help save the dream world known as Subcon along with Mario, Luigi and Toad. She has also appeared in Mario spin-offs such as Mario Kart, Mario Party, Mario Tennis, and Mario Golf. Peach also had a starring role in Super Mario 3D World as a playable character, where she, along with the Mario Bros. and Toad, travel to the Sprixie Kingdom to try and save the Sprixie Princesses from Bowser, who took over their kingdom.

Much like Bowser, Peach has shown certain defining character traits depending on the game and adaptation. While many mainstream adaptations do not depict Peach with prominent character traits, some games such as Super Mario 64 and the RPG spinoffs depict her as a wise ruler and the voice of reason among Mario's companions. Super Mario Odyssey, in fact, depicts Peach as an independent-minded and adventurous woman by having her defy the common trope of her and Mario sharing a romantic ending, as she chooses to go on adventures and see the world after her rescue rather than accept Mario's (or Bowser's) marriage proposal. Peach often shows a playful side, much like Mario himself, and the Super Smash Bros. series builds on this by depicting her as flirtatious and "sassy" in her taunts and victory poses, finding amusement in battle and victory.

In Super Mario 64 and the English version of Mario Kart 64, Peach was voiced by now-former Nintendo of America localizer Leslie Swan, and in the Japanese version of the latter game and the first two Mario Party games, Asako Kozuki voiced Peach. Starting with Mario Golf, Jen Taylor voiced Peach in majority of Nintendo 64 and Nintendo GameCube titles, including Super Smash Bros. Melee. After Nicole Mills temporarily replaced Taylor in 2005, as well as a brief return of Leslie Swan in Super Paper Mario, Samantha Kelly portrayed Peach in Mario Strikers Charged, alongside recycled voice clips from Super Mario Strikers by Mills. Although some of Taylor's voice clips are used in later few games, Kelly has fully replaced the former as the voice actress of Peach as of Super Mario Galaxy and Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

In Super Smash Bros.[edit]

While Peach is briefly mentioned in Mario's biography, and one of the stages is Peach's Castle, which features the stained glass portrait of her in the background as it appears in Super Mario 64, she physically does not appear in the game in any capacity. A popular rumor claims she was planned to be playable in the game along with Bowser, King Dedede, Mewtwo, Marth, and many other characters, before being cut for space/time constraints. However, unlike the aforementioned four characters, no definitive official source has ever been found that proves Peach was ever planned to be included as a playable character.

In an official poll held on Smabura-Ken (the game's official Japanese website) regarding characters for a potential sequel, Peach placed second with 66 votes, just below Bowser (169 votes).[1]

In Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

As a playable character[edit]

Main article: Peach (SSBM)

Peach appears as one of the fifteen starter characters available in Melee. She is based on her early appearance from the Nintendo 64 era, notably Super Mario 64 and Mario Party. Her neutral special Toad is a counterattack, her side special Peach Bomber is a butt bash that can produce a fiery explosion and can also be used repeatedly in the air, her up special Peach Parasol is a recovery move that allows for a slow descent after it is used, and her down special Vegetable has Peach pull out a turnip, with its facial expression denoting its power. The turnip's power is determined at random, and Peach even has a chance to pluck a Bob-omb or a Mr. Saturn from the ground. Peach can also briefly float in the air by holding the jump button down. Peach is considered by professional players to be amongst the best characters in the game, and so is placed sixth on the current Tier list.


As a playable character, Peach has three trophies, each available by defeating Classic Mode, Adventure and All-Star modes. Her main trophy, obtained by clearing Classic mode, reads as follows:

Princess Peach presides over the Mushroom Kingdom from her huge castle. Her loyal subject Toad does his best to protect her but always seems to fail spectacularly. Besides her royal duties, Peach is interested in both tennis and golf; since she's so magnanimous, she'll even deign to play a few matches with the evil Bowser.

  • Super Mario Bros., 10/85 (NES)

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

As a playable character[edit]

Main article: Peach (SSBB)

Peach returns as a veteran in Brawl, with her design now based on her recent appearances in the Mario series, starting with Super Mario Sunshine and Mario Party 4. Her moves have been virtually unchanged from Melee, with a few minor buffs and nerfs. Her new Final Smash attack, Peach Blossom, involves her lulling all grounded opponents to sleep while dealing damage as well. Samantha Kelly, her voice actress at the time of the release of Brawl, now voices Peach.

Peach suffered quite a large nerf from Melee to Brawl, but is still ranked average, at 19th place on the tier list in C- tier.


Additionally, Peach appears as multiple trophies in the game:

The princess of the Mushroom Kingdom. Her long blond hair is a perfect match for her pink dress. Regardless of the number of Toad retainers she has, she's often kidnapped by Bowser. Though she's usually the damsel in distress, she got a starring role in Super Princess Peach, where it was her turn to rescue Mario and Luigi.

NES: Super Mario Bros.
Nintendo DS: Super Princess Peach

Paper Peach
The princess of the Mushroom Kingdom. With her sparkling crown and gorgeous blond hair, Peach always looks the part, even when flat as paper. Count Bleck kidnaps the princess and tries to force her to marry Bowser. While jumping, Peach can use a special umbrella technique that allows her to float down gently or reach otherwise inaccessible places.

Wii: Super Paper Mario

Wedding Peach
The princess of the Mushroom Kingdom adorned in a pure white wedding dress rather than her usual pink one. Peach also has her long blond hair drawn up in a ponytail. And who might she be marrying? Bowser of all people, who was also forced into the marriage by the scandalous Count Bleck. Brainwashed by Nastasia, Peach is even forced into giving her vows.

Wii: Super Paper Mario


Name Game Effect Character(s)
Peach & Daisy Mario Party 7 AttackLeg+027TypeIcon(Foot).png Attack +27 Peach ZeldaPeachHeadSSBB.pngZeldaHeadSSBB.png
Peach Mario Strikers Charged AttackFlame+041EffectIcon(Flame).png Attack +41 All charactersRandomHeadSSBB.png
Peach Mario Superstar Baseball AttackSlash+005EffectIcon(Slash).png Attack +5 Mario Luigi Peach Bowser YoshiMarioHeadSSBB.pngLuigiHeadSSBB.pngPeachHeadSSBB.pngBowserHeadSSBB.pngYoshiHeadSSBB.png
Peach Super Mario Bros. 2 SpecialLaunchResistance+029StickerIconLaunchResistance.png +29 Mario Luigi Peach Bowser YoshiMarioHeadSSBB.pngLuigiHeadSSBB.pngPeachHeadSSBB.pngBowserHeadSSBB.pngYoshiHeadSSBB.png
Peach Super Princess Peach AttackWeapon+023TypeIcon(Weapon).png Attack +23 Mario Luigi Peach Bowser YoshiMarioHeadSSBB.pngLuigiHeadSSBB.pngPeachHeadSSBB.pngBowserHeadSSBB.pngYoshiHeadSSBB.png
Brawl Sticker Peach & Daisy (Mario Party 7).png
Peach & Daisy
(Mario Party 7)
Brawl Sticker Peach (Mario Strikers Charged).png
(Mario Strikers Charged)
Brawl Sticker Peach (Mario Superstar Baseball).png
(Mario Superstar Baseball)
Brawl Sticker Peach (Super Mario Bros. 2).png
(Super Mario Bros. 2)
Brawl Sticker Peach (Super Princess Peach).png
(Super Princess Peach)

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

As a playable character[edit]

Main article: Peach (SSB4)
Peach, as she appears in Super Smash Bros. 4.

Peach was confirmed to be playable in Super Smash Bros. 4 on September 12, 2013. She was the third female character to be announced for the game after Samus and Wii Fit Trainer. Her facial structure appears more similar to her home series than her past Smash Bros. appearances and her dress has been made more stylized and less detailed. Her hair is also lighter and more brightly-shaded. She now has new attack effects, such as a ribbon swirling around her during her up smash. Like Mario, Luigi and Bowser, her design is based on her appearance from recent Mario games at the time of Smash 4's release, such as Super Mario 3D World and Mario Kart 8.

Peach was buffed overall in the transition from Brawl to SSB4. Her ground game has been improved thanks to stronger smash attacks and a faster Peach Bomber. Her forward aerial, dash attack, and back throw were also given more knockback, granting better KO options. However, her Vegetable special was moderately nerfed, as they take longer to pluck, weakening her projectile game. Her slow movement speed also gives her a disadvantage against fast characters, and her light weight and floatiness makes her easy to launch. Nonetheless, Peach ranks 20th out of 55 on the tier list, at the bottom of the B tier. While viewed as a solid pick for competitive play, she lacks noteworthy tournament results to speak of, even with her few dedicated players.

Peach's Crown.

A Peach wig is also available as a headgear for all Mii Fighter types.



North America Princess of the Mushroom Kingdom, Peach continues to prove that "powerful" and "cute" are not mutually exclusive. In Smash Bros., Peach uses her dress to float above the fray, suddenly descending and attacking with numerous weapons. A frying pan? Umbrella? TOAD?! Where does she keep it all?
Europe The Mushroom Kingdom's princess isn't just a pretty face - she's also strong and crafty. She can dodge attacks by gliding through the air, and she's hiding all sorts of stuff under that dress: a frying pan, a tennis, a golf club...even a Toad! If you're planning to take on Peach, just know that she's more than ready for you!
Appears In
NES: Super Mario Bros. 10/1985
Nintendo DS: Super Princess Peach 02/2006

Peach (Alt.)

North America Peach may be a princess, but that doesn't mean she shies away from an honest day's work. Her down special Vegetable is basically farm labor, and the, vegetables of her work can be thrown. An angry-looking vegetable will do extra damage, too! She can also pull up Bob-ombs, or even a Mr. Saturn!
Europe Peach normally sticks to tasks befitting a royal, but her Vegetable special is pretty much farm labour! You can tell how much damage the veggies will do by looking a them. Happy/indifferent ones just do a bit, while the ones that just look sick of life do a lot. And the ones that look like Bob-ombs or Mr. Saturn aren't veggies at all!
Appears In
NES: Super Mario Bros. 10/1985
Nintendo DS: Super Princess Peach 02/2006

North AmericaPeach + Birthday Girl
EuropePeach + Royal Ribbon

North America Princess Peach, where are you off to with that pink parasol? A day at the beach? More like a day at the races! Her tough and unconventional karts are ready, and she wants to take the checkered flag. Expect to see Peach win and be elegant at the same time.
Europe The next race is about to start, but who's going to come out on top? Will it be Peach, with her lovely Peach Parasol? She's customised her kart to be both tough AND cute, because she's not just aiming to win - she's aiming to win in style!

North AmericaPeach + Daytripper
EuropePeach + Royal Racer

You may think it doesn't look like a racer. You may think it would look more at home on a carousel. But Peach will have the last laugh as she sails past the finish line, leaving you in the dust. The Daytripper'sNorth America/Royal Racer'sEurope great handling lets it breeze through even the trickiest of courses--and what it lacks in speed, it makes up for in acceleration.
Wii: Mario Kart Wii 04/2008

Baby Peach

North America Princess Peach is cute to begin with, and she only gets cuter as a baby. Unlike Princess Peach, Baby Peach is more fond of her pink binky than of conversation. Despite this lack of communication, she makes for a great partner in sporting events!
Europe Princess Peach is always cute, but as a baby, she's even cuter! And that crown on her head isn't a giant crown - it's just that every bit of her is teeny tiny! Still, she's not the kind to stay tied to her mum's apron strings - she's out there playing sports and keeping active with the best of them!

Paper Peach

North America Usually the Sticker Fest, sponsored by Princess Peach, is held without a problem. However, one year Bowser shows up to steal the Royal Stickers and ends up peeling off with Princess Peach! With your help, Mario must set out to stick things back in their proper place!
Europe Princess Peach is holding the Mushroom Kingdom's annual Sticker Fest to celebrate the Sticker Comet's arrival from the night sky, when Bowser turns up and totally wrecks EVERYTHING! Where's Peach been carried off to? And who's going to get her out of this sticky situation?

Peach (Tennis Outfit)

North America Peach brings an elegance and grace to tennis that her opponents are hard-pressed to match. Her skills with a racket can put the ball right where she wants it. How she and Baby Peach can play against each other without destroying space-time is the real question.
Europe Peach is so graceful with a racket in her hand, you'd think she was princess of the Tennis Kingdom! She specialises in aiming her shots at the very edge of the court, and it seems she has no problem playing alongside Baby Peach, even if that does raise a few space-time continuum issues.

Peach (Baseball)

North America The thought of yet another kidnapping is never far from Peach's mind, but in Mario Super Sluggers, she gets a nice break to just focus on the game. As the leader of the Peach Monarchs, she shows off her skills with her Star Swing, Heart Swing, drawing a heart in the air to distract the fielders.
Europe It's hard work getting kidnapped all the time, so it's good to see that Peach can take some time off from it to enjoy a bit of American cricket. As captain of the Peach Monarchs, she shows her skills with her special Heart Swing, drawing a heart in the air to try and distract the fielders trying to catch the ball.
GameCube: Mario Superstar Baseball 08/2005
Wii: Mario Super Sluggers 08/2008

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

As a playable character[edit]

Main article: Peach (SSBU)
Peach as she appears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Peach returns as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. This is Peach's first appearance in Super Smash Bros. where she is not a starting character. Her Echo Fighter, Daisy, also debuts in this game.

Peach's Crown.

The Peach wig also returns as a headgear for all Mii Fighter types.


Fighter spirit[edit]

Primary spirits[edit]

No. Image Name Type Class Slots Base Power Max Power Base Attack Max Attack Base Defense Max Defense Ability Series
SSBU spirit Cat Princess Peach.png
Cat Princess Peach
★★★ 3 3100 9346 1610 4853 1371 4134 Weight ↓ Super Mario Series
SSBU spirit Badwagon.png
★★★ 2 2627 7904 1175 3534 1351 4066 Speed ↑ Mario Kart Series
SSBU spirit Shadow Queen.png
Shadow Queen
★★★ 2 3104 9359 1816 5475 1288 3884 No Effect Paper Mario Series

Support spirits[edit]

No. Image Name Class Cost Ability Series
SSBU spirit Baby Peach.png
Baby Peach ★★ 1 Air Defense ↑ Super Mario Series
SSBU spirit Peach (Wedding).png
Peach (Wedding) ★★★ 2 Critical-Health Healing Super Mario Series
SSBU spirit Plessie.png
Plessie 1 Swimmer Super Mario Series
SSBU spirit Peach (Paper Mario The Origami King).png
Peach (Paper Mario: The Origami King) 1 Floaty Jumps Paper Mario Series
SSBU spirit Peach (Mario Golf Super Rush).png
Peach (Mario Golf: Super Rush) ★★ 1 Battering Items ↑ Mario Golf: Super Rush

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ピーチ, Peach
UK English Peach
France French Peach
Germany German Peach
Spain Spanish Peach
Italy Italian Peach
China Chinese (Simplified) 桃花公主, Peach Princess Peach Flower
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 碧姬公主, Peach Princess Peach
South Korea Korean 피치 공주, Peach Princess Peach
Netherlands Dutch Peach
Russia Russian Пич
Portugal Portuguese Peach


  • Peach is the first non-Pokémon fighter to have alterations to her costume aside from recolors.
  • In all of her Smash Bros. appearances, Peach is depicted with a blue-gemmed ring on her left middle finger. The only time she has ever been seen wearing a ring in the Mario series is in Super Mario Sunshine, though even then, the ring is a different color (red) and worn on the opposite hand.
  • In all Super Smash Bros. installments, Peach is more anatomically realistic than she is in the Mario series of games. Her head is a bit smaller and she is slightly taller than she normally is in the Mario series. This contrast can be seen when viewing her three trophies in Melee, her trophies and stickers in Brawl, Classic Mode trophies and her regular trophies from the Mario series (or their real-life amiibo equivalents) in Smash 4, as well as the two versions of her Fighter Spirit in Ultimate.
  • Peach is the second oldest playable female character in the Super Smash Bros. series after Nana (having debuted about 7 months earlier), having debuted in September 1985 (Princess Zelda would debut in Japan 5 months later).
  • Peach and Samus Aran are the only female characters to have a clone.
  • Peach is the only Mario character to have a voice change between installments, switching from Jen Taylor to Samantha Kelly in SSBB.