Super Leaf

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Super Leaf
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The Super Leaf and Luigi as Raccoon Luigi.
Universe Mario
Appears in SSB4
Article on Super Mario Wiki Super Leaf

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. It gives the player raccoon ears and a tail, allowing them to float for about 3 seconds by holding the jump button in a similar manner to Peach's 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.

Origin[edit]

Official art of a Super Leaf from Super Mario 3D World.
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 (Tanooki Mario and Kitsune Luigi in Super Mario 3D Land and Super Mario 3D World), which gave them the ability to fly by waving their tail. It also allowed the player to slow descent, also by waving the tail, and to attack enemies by swinging their tail. The design of the leaf itself is based around their recent redesign in Mario games. Its functions in Super Smash Bros. 4 are similar; it gives fighters raccoon ears and a tail like Raccoon Mario, and allows the player to slow his or her fall, like in the Mario series. However, it does not allow the character to fly after running far enough or attack with the tail.


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)
Nintendo 3DS: New Super Mario Bros. 2 (08/2012)


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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 have pointed ears (with Fox and Lucario being two examples).
  • Although Luigi's Raccoon and Tanooki forms are Kitsune-themed (as of Super Mario 3D Land), he is seen in Raccoon form in Super Smash Bros. 4.
  • For unknown reasons, Meta Knight, Olimar, Ness, Lucas, and Mewtwo cannot float with the Super Leaf and simultaneously perform aerials.
  • 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.


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