Super Leaf

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Super Leaf
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Official art of a Super Leaf from Super Mario 3D World.
Universe Mario
Appears in SSB4
Ultimate
Item class Gear
Article on Super Mario Wiki Super Leaf
Picking up this item will cause your fighter to sprout raccoon ears and a tail.
Super Smash Bros. 4 Official Site

The Super Leaf (スーパーこのは, Super Leaf) is an item from the Mario universe that appears in Super Smash Bros. 4 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It gives the player raccoon ears and a tail, allowing them to float for about three seconds by holding the jump button in a similar manner to Peach's (or Daisy's in Ultimate) floating ability; unlike hers, though, the player will still slowly descend. If released before its time runs out, one can reactivate it at any time by holding down the jump button again. While floating, a character can still perform all of their attacks as normal. It can not be used while in a helpless state, such as after many characters' up special moves.

If Peach uses it, then her own float ability will activate first. As soon as she stops using her float ability, or its time runs out, then the Super Leaf's effect will become active.

In Ultimate, aerial attacks performed during the Super Leaf's float will never apply the new multiplier for short hop aerial attacks no matter how close to the floor the attacker is, much like Peach's aerials when done out of her float.

Prior to becoming an item, it was mentioned in passing in the trophy description for Raccoon Mario in Super Smash Bros. Melee.

Origin[edit]

Artwork of Mario using the Super Leaf from New Super Mario Bros. 2 to become Raccoon Mario.

Super Leaves first appeared in Super Mario Bros. 3 as a power-up item and have returned in Super Mario 3D Land and numerous games since. It turned Mario and Luigi into Raccoon Mario and Raccoon Luigi, respectively (Fox Luigi in New Super Mario Bros. 2, and Tanooki Mario and Kitsune Luigi instead in Super Mario 3D Land and Super Mario 3D World), which let them slow descent (or briefly fly if they ran far enough) by waving the tail, and hit enemies and blocks by swinging their tail. The design of the leaf itself is based on its design as of Super Mario 3D Land. Its function in the Super Smash Bros. games is also similar; it gives the fighter raccoon ears and a tail like Raccoon Mario, and allows the player to slow their fall, like in the Mario series. However, it does not allow the character to fly after running far enough, or attack with the tail.

Spirits[edit]

Equipping the ChuChu, Princess Shokora or Girl from Hajimari no Mori Support Spirits will give the player a Super Leaf at a start of a match.

No. Image Name Type Class Cost Ability Series
338
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ChuChu
Support
1 Super Leaf Equipped Kirby
746
Princess Shokora.png
Princess Shokora
Support
1 Super Leaf Equipped Wario Land
1,156
Komurasaki Spirit.png
Girl from Hajimari no Mori
Support
1 Super Leaf Equipped Hajimari no Mori

Trophy information[edit]

Super Leaf trophy in for 3DS.
Super Leaf trophy in for Wii U.

Ntsc Transform into an adorable version of your normal self thanks to some raccoon ears and a fluffy tail. Unfortunately, you won't be able to fly through the air like Tanooki Mario—but you can hover for a bit by wiggling that tail. Hold the jump button while airborne to pull off this cute tactic.

Pal This item gives you fuzzy ears and a tail. Remember, when it's just ears and a tail, he's Raccoon Mario - Tanooki Mario is the full suit. You won't be able to soar into the air like in Super Mario Bros. 3, but you can float by holding the jump button while in mid-air.

NES: Super Mario Bros. 3 (02/1990)
3DS: New Super Mario Bros. 2 (08/2012)

Gallery[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • At one point in time, it had been considered to allow characters to attack with their tail, another feature this power-up gives in the Mario games, though it was decided against before the final release.
  • Characters that naturally have a tail will have a second tail upon picking up the Super Leaf. Conversely, the raccoon ears are not visible on characters that already have pointed ears (with Fox and Lucario being two examples), with the exception of Pichu.
  • Although Luigi's Raccoon and Tanooki forms are Kitsune-themed (as of Super Mario 3D Land), Luigi gains raccoon ears and a tail instead of fox ones if he uses a Super Leaf.
  • For unknown reasons, Meta Knight and Olimar cannot float with the Super Leaf and simultaneously perform aerials. This applies to Ness, Lucas and Mewtwo as well, but only in SSB4.
  • When a Mii Fighter grabs a Super Leaf, they will only gain raccoon ears if they are not wearing any headgear; if they are, then only the tail will appear.
  • Bowser and Mr. Game & Watch can cancel the falling in their stall-then-fall down aerials by activating the Super Leaf float after initiating their down aerials.
    • Toon Link can also do this, but only if he hits an opponent.
    • The Ice Climbers can also do this, but the falling is canceled very late into the move.