Princess Peach
Princess Peach Artwork - Super Mario 3D World
Princess Peach's artwork from Super Mario 3D World
Series Mario
First appearance Super Mario Bros. (1985)
Species Human
Created by Shigeru Miyamoto
Designed by Shigeru Miyamoto
Voiced by Jocelyn Benford (Hotel Mario)
Mariko Mukai (1996-1998)
Leslie Swan (1996-1997; 2004; 2007)
Asako Kozuki (1996, 1998-2001)
Jen Taylor (1999-2008)
Nicole Mills (2005-2006)
Samantha Kelly (2007-present)
Jeannie Elias (The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!)
Tracey Moore (The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World)
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Princess Peach (JP) (formerly known Princess Toadstool prior to Super Mario 64), commonly known as Peach, is a character in the critically acclaimed Super Mario series. She's usually portrayed as the damsel in distress, and has been kidnapped by Bowser numerous times.

Mario and Luigi, the protagonists of the series, always come to Peach's rescue and save the Mushroom Kingdom when needed the most. Other characters also help rescue the princess, such as Yoshi, Toad, Wario and a cast of others in the Mario RPGs.

While it doesn't seem like she has a father, her trustworthy steward Toadsworth seems to act as some kind of father figure toward her, and is always keen on keeping her safe (though because of his age, he is not able to stop the forces of Bowser's army). Her father has been mentioned in the first Nintendo Adventure Book Double Trouble.

Creation and Modeling


Before Yoichi Kotabe devised Peach's final character revision, one design, seen on the Super Mario Bros. Japanese box art, shows her with a long-sleeved dress, no gloves, strawberry-blonde hair, and crown jewels.

In the Japanese strategy guide How to Win at Super Mario Bros., describes her as a Toad, having a mushroom cap, a tiara and a gown. Peach's classic dress had a ribbon around the waist and was darker pink below her knees.


Peach's is generally known for being sweet and well mannered. Usually she never shows an aggressiveness when she fights or confronts her enemies. One of her most well known traits is her ability to float in the air with her large skirt, and soon after with her parasol.

This was first shown during her appearance in Super Mario Bros. 2. In Super Princess Peach, she shows frantic mood swings from joy, gloom, calm, and rage (each giving her a special power), also showing Bowser that she is capable of protecting herself.

Peach is also willing to have Bowser team up with her and the Mario Bros. when a bigger evil invades the Mushroom Kingdom. The Paper Mario series shows that she has a more bratty behavior. She also has a very friendly behavior towards Luigi.


Super Mario series

Super Mario Bros.


Princess Peach's first debut in Super Mario Bros.

In Super Mario Bros., Bowser attacks the Mushroom Kingdom and kidnaps Princess Toadstool, while converting the residents into inanimate objects. After Mario and Luigi defeat Bowser, the brothers rescue Toadstool. In Super Mario All-Stars and Super Mario Bros. Deluxe, Toadstool gives her hero a kiss on the cheek.

Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels

In Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, Mario and Luigi travel through the Mushroom Kingdom to save Toadstool. In the original game, her subjects celebrated around them after she quoted a poem.

Super Mario Bros. 2

In Super Mario Bros. 2, Princess Toadstool (Peach in Super Mario Advance), with Mario, Luigi and Toad, sets out to rescue Subcon from the evil Wart. Her main power is floating while having poor jumps, and is also the weakest character and has the slowest animation for pulling veggies.

Super Mario Bros. 3

In Super Mario Bros. 3 Princess Toadstool sends Mario and Luigi to defeat the Koopalings.
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Peach as she appears in Super Mario Bros. 3

In the English version, Toadstool plays at the end by saying, "Thank you, but our princess is in another castle! ... Just kidding!" In the reamke, Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3, is extended due to a cameo appearnace in the Dark Land.

Super Mario World

In Super Mario World, Mario, Luigi and Toadstool enjoy a vacation ion Dinosaur Land when Bowser kidnaps Toadstool again. After she is rescued, Toadstool kisses Mario (or Luigi) on the cheek, and during the credits travels with Mario, Luigi, and Yoshi to Yoshi's hut to observe the hatching of the rescued eggs with the other Yoshis.

In the remake, Super Mario Advance 2: Super Mario World, she accompanies Mario and Luigi on a Hot Air Balloon. When they return, they find her gone (presumably being abducted by Koopas, as some Koopas were seen headed in her direction while they were flying earlier.).

Super Mario 64 / Super Mario 64 DS

“Dear Mario, please come to the castle. I've baked a cake for you. Yours truly, Princess Toadstool, Peach.”
—Peach's letter to Mario
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Princess Toastool as she appears in Super Mario 64.

In Super Mario 64, Peach invites Mario to her castle for cake, however, Bowser pilfers the Power Stars and traps Peach in a fresco. After Mario rescues Peach, Peach shows her appreciation by kissing him and baking him a cake.
In the remake, Super Mario 64 DS, Yoshi, Luigi, and Wario this time help Mario rescue Peach, but she's also seen wearing a ponytail.

Super Mario Sunshine

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Peach as she appears in Super Mario Sunshine.

In Super Mario Sunshine, Mario, Peach, and Toadsworth go to Isle Delfino for a vacation, but Peach noticed a strange a look-alike in the background.
She also tried defending Mario during his trial at Isle Delfino, but he was later accused for vandalizing the island. After Mario collects ten Shine Sprites, Shadow Mario kidnaps Peach again and takes her to Pinna Park.
When Mario confronts him, he states that he is Bowser Jr. and says that Peach is his mother and that he is protecting her from Mario, soon after, Bowser Jr. flees to Corona Mountain with Peach. Mario defeats Bowser in a final battle and rescues Peach, letting them both continue their vacation.

New Super Mario Bros.

In New Super Mario Bros., Peach and Mario take a walk around the castle, it suddenly is struck by lightning. When Mario goes to investigate the issue, Bowser Jr. sneaks behind Peach and kidnaps her. Mario was able to defeat both Bowser Jr. and Bowser, rescuing Peach in the end.

Super Mario Galaxy

In Super Mario Galaxy, Peach invites Mario to the Star Festival. When he arrives, Bowser lifts Peach's Castle off the ground and takes her to his new galaxy. Mario tries to ride on the castle, but Kamek sends him flying into space. Assisted by a Luma, Mario ventures off to rescue Peach. Peach sends Mario letters with 1-Up Mushrooms throughout the game. After Mario rescues Peach and the universe is saved, Mario and Peach wake up in the Mushroom Kingdom reunited.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii

In New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Peach is celebrates her birthday with her friends at the castle. Bowser Jr. and the Koopalings bring a cake into the castle and kidnap Peach. Mario, Luigi, and two Toads (specifically Blue Toad and Yellow Toad) track them down and rescue Peach in the process.

Super Mario Galaxy 2

In Super Mario Galaxy 2, Peach invites Mario to the Star Festival once again. Upon Mario's arrival, a colossal-sized Bowser kidnaps Peach. Once Mario defeats Bowser, he returns to the Festival and enjoys a giant cake, while posing with Peach.

Super Mario 3D Land

In Super Mario 3D Land, Peach investigates the damage dealt to the Tail Tree after a thunderstorm. Postcards from the game show that she knocked out a Goomba and escaped, but was recaptured by Bowser's army.

Peach as she appears in New Super Mario Bros. U, along with two Toads.

New Super Mario Bros. U

In New Super Mario Bros. U, Peach is seen having a tea party with Mario, Luigi, Yellow and Blue Toads until Bowser throws the four out of the castle. Peach is later seen high on a tower requesting for help until she's rescued after Mario, Luigi, Yellow and Blue Toad prevail against the final battle against Bowser and Bowser Jr.

Super Mario Maker / for Nintendo 3DS

Peach makes an appearance in Super Mario Maker and it's Nintendo 3DS counterpart as an unlockable Mystery Mushroom costume, which is unlocked after a random upon completion of the 100-Mario Challenge, or by scanning a compatible Princess Peach amiibo (Wii U version only). The costume replaces the Super Mario Bros. sound effects with the ones from Super Mario Bros. 2.

Super Mario Odyssey

Super Mario Odyssey - Princess Peach

Peach as she appears in Super Mario Odyssey.

In Super Mario Odyssey, Bowser attempts to marry Peach, and large billboards and posters show the wedding can be seen throughout the game. Peach is also wearing a tiara, instead of her crown.

Dr. Mario

In the Dr. Mario series, Peach wears a pink nurse outfit. In the international versions of the original instruction booklet, she's mentioned and given the name "Nurse Toadstool", although this was revised as "Nurse Peach" in one of the "Tips" of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Nurse Toadstool would likely be Dr. Mario's personal assistant, but she lacks a major role in any version of the game and she is hardly seen outside promotional artwork.

In the Club Nintendo comic "Süße Weihnachten", Nurse Toadstool assists Dr. Mario.

Comic series

Nintendo Comics System

Toadstool appears in a semi-regular feature called "Dear Princess Toadstool", in which characters like Luigi and King Koopa, send letters in for her to answer.

Club Nintendo

Peach appears as the leading role in "Super Mario: Verloren in der Zeit" (literally "Super Mario: Lost in Time"). With assistance from a manipulated Alarm Clock, Dr. Wily conquers Mario's hometown and win Peach over, turning her evil. This is only one of Mario's dreams.

Super Mario-Kun

Peach appears in the Japanese-only Super Mario-Kun series. She is a less occurring character as Mario, Luigi, or Yoshi, but plays her role as damsel-in-distress. The relationship she shares with Mario is less distinct compared to the relationship in the games, although the relationship is still there. Also in the manga, Peach shares a good friendship with other characters like as Rosalina.

Otenba Peach-hime

A young version of Peach appears as the lead in the Japanese strip Otenba Peach-hime (JP).

Super Mario Adventures

Princess Toadstool also appears in the Super Mario Adventures (JP) serial in Nintendo Power.

Animated series

Super Mario Bros.: Peach-hime Kyushutsu Dai Sakusen!

Peach appears in Super Mario Bros.: Peach-hime Kyushutsu Dai Sakusen! (JP) as the damsel-in-distress. The story begins with Mario playing a video-game. After the power for the TV cuts out, Peach jumps from the screen with enemies chasing behind her.

Amada Anime Series: Super Mario Bros.

Super Mario Momotarō 

Super Mario Momotarō (JP) is the first of the Amada Anime Series: Super Mario Bros., released only in Japan based on the Japanese fairy tale Momotarō.

Super Mario Issun-bōshi

Super Mario Issun-bōshi (JP) (alternatively translated as Little One-Inch or The Inch-High Samurai) is the second OVA in the Amada Anime Series: Super Mario Bros., released only in Japan based on the Japanese fairy tale Issun-bōshi.

Super Mario Shirayuki-hime

Super Mario Shirayuki-hime (JP) is the third and final OVA of the Amada Anime Series: Super Mario Bros.. Based on the fairy tale of Snow White released only in Japan.

The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!

The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! was the first of the three series in DIC Entertainment's Super Mario animated cartoon trilogy, aired between September and December of 1989. The Super Mario Bros. cartoons were shown on Mondays through Thursdays only; on Fridays, the show would air cartoons based on The Legend of Zeldaseries

Super Mario World: Mario to Yoshi no Bōken Land

Super Mario World: Mario to Yoshi no Bōken Land (JP)

Mario Golf series

NES Open Tournament Golf

In NES Open Tournament Golf, Peach appears as Mario's caddy.

Mario Golf (Nintendo 64)

Princess Peach makes her first playable appearance in Mario Golf for the Nintendo 64. She has one of the lightest hits, best controls, great spin, and despite lacking distance. In single-player modes, she is one of the four default characters.

Mario Golf (Game Boy Color)

In Mario Golf for the Game Boy Color, Peach is unplayable. She appears in Peach's Castle when the player cmoes first place in all tournaments, Peach sends a letter, inviting players to partake in her tournament. When the player comes in third place in the tournament, Peach appears in the awards ceremony to hand out a trophy.

Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour

Peach is a playable character in Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour. Her shots are straight, but her max yards is below-average 203. Her shot height is medium. Her impact and control is decent, but her spin is low. She holds a tournament in her course named Peach's Castle Grounds.

Mario Golf: Advance Tour

Peach appears as a playable character in Mario Golf: Advance Tour, this time inviting Neil and Ella to partake in her Open tourney. When Neil or Ella gets first place in every Tourney (Singles or Doubles), she sends them a letter inviting them to her tourney. When Neil or Ella gets third place in the tourney, Peach oversees the ceremony as Toadsworth gives out the trophy.

Mario Golf: World Tour

Princess Peach appears in Mario Golf: World Tour as a default character. In the game there are Peach-related clubs and gear for the player's Mii to use. Peach wears her golfing outfit during gameplay itself, also wearing her main dress during the Castle Club Mode. Additionally, Peach has a course named after her, located in Peach Gardens.

Mario Kart series

Princess Toadstool (Super Mario Kart)
Peach has been in every main entry of the series. She varies between Light and Medium weight classes between each game. Across the games, she is the name sake for the courses Royal Raceway, Peach Circuit, Peach Beach and Peach Gardens

In Super Mario Kart, CPU Peach tends to uses mushrooms which shrink the other drivers.

In Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, Peach is teams up with Daisy as a default, and their special item is the Heart. Peach's personal kart is the Heart Coach.

In Mario Kart DS, her karts are the Royale and the Light Tripper with her skills being advanced at drifting corners and average item use. Peach is classified as a lightweight character. In Mission Mode, she must race against King Boo.
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Peach as she appears in Mario Kart Wii.

Peach appears in Mario Kart Wii as a Medium character. While she wears her dress in Karts, she wears a white & pink jumpsuit when the player chooses motorbikes.

In Mario Kart 7, Peach becomes a Light character again.

Peach is a Medium character again in Mario Kart 8. Her jumpsuit comes back for the reintroduced Bikes and the ATVs. Pink Gold Peach, a character who appears similarly to Peach (like Metal Mario is to Mario), makes her debut in this game as well as Cat Peach in the DLC.

Mario spinoffs

Fun with Letters / Fun with Numbers / Preschool Fun

Peach also appeared in Mario's Early Years! Fun with Letters where she, along with Mario and Yoshi, traveled in a wooden boat learning about grammar and letters. She also appeared in Mario's Early Years! Fun with Numbers and Mario's Early Years! Preschool Fun.

Mario Teaches Typing / Mario Teaches Typing 2

Peach is also playable in several educational computer games. She is one of the playable characters in Mario Teaches Typing, where she gives the typing lessons, then she appears in Mario Teaches Typing 2, with the same role.

Yoshi’s Safari

In Yoshi's Safari, Bowser invades Jewelry Land, while holding King Fret and Prince Pine hostage. Being a good friend of Prince Pine, Peach sends a letter to Yoshi and Mario to help them. It is also the very first game to call her Princess Peach in the Western games, as opposed to Princess Toadstool.

Mario & Wario

Peach appears in Mario & Wario. She, Mario, and Yoshi need Wanda's assistance after Wario drops buckets on their heads.

Yoshi's Cookie

Peach also appears in Yoshi's Cookie, where she is a selectable character in the VS Mode. Her stats are: 1 ATT - 3 DEF - 3 MES - 2 LIM

Excitebike: Bun Bun Mario Battle Stadium

Peach appears in the Japan-exclusive, Excitebike: Bun Bun Mario Battle Stadium, where she is a playable character (along with Mario, Luigi, Toad and Wario). She also kisses Mario if he wins first prize (with Wario being "bumped").

Hotel Mario

Toadstool is she's held captive by Bowser and the Koopalings in Hotel Mario, where Mario and Luigi attempt to rescue her by demolishing the hotels she's trapped in.

Mario Party series

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Toadstool as she appears in Mario Party.

Peach has made an appearance in every title in the series as one of the playable characters. In each appearance, she maintains her standard look of a pink dress with a blue jewel in the chest, blue earrings and a yellow crown. As the series progress, her look updated with blonde hair and a more gold crown and pink panniers.

In Mario Party 3 's Story Mode, the player must defeat Peach on the Blowhard duel board for the Love Star Stamp. In Mario Party Advance, Peach is also playable through the Love Quest named "Love That Princess!" when visiting Mr. I.

In Mario Party 7, Peach's default partner is Daisy, and their Character Orb is the Flower Orb.
Mp10 Peach

Peach as she appears in Mario Party 10.

In Mario Party 10, the Peach Board is playable exclusively through any Peach amiibo in the amiibo Party Mode. The board resembles Peach's board from the first installment named Peach's Birthday Cake. A replica of Peach's Castle with five colored Pipes serves as this board's main feature. The music for this board is a replica of Peach's Castle's theme.

Game & Watch series

Peach makes many appearances in the Game & Watcj in Game & Watch Gallery 3Donkey Kong had kidnapped her, and Mario had to rescue her. Peach also was the main character of the modern version of Cook, where she had to flip sausages, bacon, and eggs, without letting them fall.

Mario Tennis series

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Peach as she appears in Mario Tennis for the Nintendo 64.

Mario Tennis (Nintendo 64)

In Mario Tennis, even though Peach is Technique, she leans more towards all-around. This is because of her height to reach the ball, and her speed and ability to send the ball over the net. In the game's intro, Peach partakes in the tournament, where she wins against Birdo to advance to the semi-finals, but loses to Luigi in the following semi-final match.

Mario Tennis (Game Boy Color)

In the Game Boy Color version of the game, Peach appears on her castle, narrating the game. Daisy is at her side all the time.

Mario Power Tennis

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Peach as she appears in Mario Power Tennis.

In Mario Power Tennis, Princess Peach is a technique player. Peach's home turf is the Peach Dome, which is the same place where trophies are given out to the tournament winners. Peach appears in a few of the trophy ceremonies for specified characters (when players choose Singles Tournaments). In the event that Peach herself wins a Singles Tournament, her respective trophies are given by Mario and Luigi.

Mario Tennis: Power Tour

In the Game Boy Advance version, Mario Tennis: Power Tour, Peach invites Clay and Ace to her tournament after they finish the Island Open. She has them escorted by Mario and Toadsworth on her private plane.

Mario Tennis Open

Princess Peach - Mario Tennis Ultra Smash

Peach as she appears in Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash.

In Mario Tennis Open, Peach returns as one of the starting participants. Her home court is now "Peach's Palace", which is a carpet court. She has the same stats as she had in Mario Power Tennis; she is still a technique player. Players can buy an entire Peach gear set from the shop for their Miis, as well as unlocking a Peach costume after they have collected at least eight-hundred points in Ring Shot, one of the four Special Games.

Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash

Peach once again is a playable character in Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash. She retains her clothing and her stats as a technique character from the two previous Mario Tennis games.

Paper Mario series

Paper Mario

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Peach as she appears in Paper Mario.

In Paper Mario, King Bowser kidnaps Peach, this time using his castle to carry her away. A Star Kid named Twink come to help her, and they soon find a secret passage out of her room. Peach sabotages Bowser's plots by giving Mario a stream of information, using Twink as her messenger. Peach later bakes a cake for Gourmet Guy, and partakes in the 64th Trivia Quiz-off run by Bowser's henchmen, later winning a Sneaky Parasol, allowing her to disguise herself as one of Bowser's minions (Koopatrol, Clubba, Hammer Bro.).

Princess Peach and Twink fight Kammy Koopa, and defeat her. Bowser finally is defeated and Peach's castle returns to its empty spot in Toad Town. After the celebration parade, Mario takes Peach to his place to watch the fireworks.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door


Peach as she appears in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.

Before, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Peach takes a trip to Rogueport. At the market, she meets an old saleswoman, undoubtebly one of the Shadow Sirens. They give Peach a Magical Map which is needed to open the chest of the map.

While both Mario and Bowser, who is unsuccessful, search for the Crystal Stars to rescue Peach. Peach can now talk out of the Shadow Queen's body as the demon is enfeebled by the vo

ices of the population of the Magical Map's world.. In the end, the Shadow Queen is defeated and Peach is restored. Peach, Mario, Luigi, and Toadsworth leave Rogueport returning to the Mushroom Kingdom.

Super Paper Mario

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Peach as she appears in Super Paper Mario

In Super Paper Mario, Peach, with Bowser, Luigi, and Bowser's minions, are kidnapped by Count Bleck. Bleck forces Peach and Bowser to marry, as doing this creates the evil Chaos Heart. Luigi stomps on the Chaos Heart in trying to stop it, everything is destroyed. Peach falls from the sky into Flipside; although she's temporarily unconscious when Mario finds her, she recovers and joins his team. 

Mimi, a loyal minion of Count Bleck, taunts her for being kidnapped so many times and for being rescued by plumbers instead of herself. After Peach defeats Mimi, a trap door opens and Mimi falls through it, but Peach saves her, later falling with Mimi and both survive. 

Dimentio was revealed to be the real threat, as Bleck sought to destroy the world after the loss of his girlfriend, who turns out to be Tippi, a member of Mario's team. After defeating Super Dimentio and freeing Luigi, Peach watch the marriage of Bleck and Tippi to stop The Void.

Paper Mario: Sticker Star

Peach appears in the intro of Paper Mario: Sticker Star, when she hosts a Sticker Fest, a holiday where wishes come true with the power of the Royal Stickers and the Sticker Comet. However, Bowser crashes the festival and steals the Royal Stickers, kidnapping Peach and Toads, and sticking them with Bowser Tape. Mario rescues the Toads and Peach, and she thanks him for letting everyone's wish to come true. The Sticker Fest returns and Peach again congratulates Mario and the kingdom for their efforts.

Paper Mario: Color Splash

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Peach as she appears in Paper Mario: Color Splash.

Peach first appears in the intro of Paper Mario: Color Splash, where she gives Mario a postmarked colorless Toad. After Mario meets Huey, Peach occupies a hotel room in Port Prisma and heals Mario whenever his HP is low, then sending various Holo-Peaches to Mario throughout his adventure. After a certain point, Black Bowser finds out what she is up to, and orders for her color to be drained.

After defeating Black Bowser and restoring him to his original form, Mario recolors Peach, they escape Black Bowser's Castle. Peach is seen next to Mario at Port Prisma in the celebration of the return of the Paint Stars to Prism Island, cheering him up over the loss of Huey, saying that he would probably be watching over the island right then.

Super Smash Bros. series

Super Smash Bros. Melee

SSBM Peach

Peach as she appears in Super Smash Bros. Melee.

Smashpedia article: Peach (SSBM)

Peach made her first debut in Super Smash Bros. Melee as a starter character. Her attributes are similar to Super Mario Bros. 2, while she's slow and weak, she moves faster and falls slower in the air, and has the unique ability to temporarily float through the air by holding down the jump buttonPeach's Neutral Special is Toad, which Peach pulls out and hides behind Toad, who counterattacks if hit.

Her Side Special is Peach Bomber, in which Peach flies forward hips-first into opponents. Her Down special is Vegetable (based on Super Mario Bros. 2) allows Peach to pull a turnip from the ground.

Her Up Special is Peach Parasol, which allows Peach to fly into the air and float to the ground with her parasol. In Adventure Mode, Peach is fought at the end of the first stage. The player will have to fight her and Mario or Luigi. Princess Peach's Castle is also a course in the game.


Peach as she appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Smashpedia article: Peach (SSBB)

Peach returns as a starter character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. While her moveset is unchanged from Melee, her Final Smash is Peach Blossom, which puts enemies to sleep and spawns peaches that allow her to heal damage. She doesn't move as fast while airborne, and her second jump doesn't give her as much height. Peach also has two trophies for her Paper Mario appearances and her as Baby Peach.

The Subspace Emissary

In The Subspace Emissary, Peach with Zelda watch Mario and Kirby fighting each other, and soon rush down to the stadium help them after the Primids arrival. Peach is soon captured by Petey Piranha and put into a cage along with Zelda, Kirby is later met with the choice to rescue Peach or Zelda. If Peach isn't rescued, Wario appears and uses a Dark Cannon to convert her into a trophy and runs off with her. Peach is later rescued by King Dedede along with Luigi and Ness.

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Peach's snapshot in The Subspace Emissary, alongside Zelda.

If Peach is rescued, she teams up with Kirby and escape on a Warp Star, shortly being chased by the Halberd and must land on it, but an Arwing however was struck by the Halberd's artillery, knocking them off the ship. As Link and Yoshi slay the Peach clone, Mario and Pit think that they killed the real Peach, putting the two teams into a hasty conflict.

After Shadow Bugs sneak in to deluge their trophies and duplicate their forms (resulting in cloning Peach and Zelda again), they challenge Meta KnightLucario, and Solid Snake, who entered the room to rescue the two princesses. Once clone Peach and Zelda are defeated, Peach and Zelda are rescued and join the rest of the group to take back the Halberd and defeat Duon. Peach gets hit by Tabuu's "Off Waves"and converts into a trophy, but Kirby, revived by one of King Dedede's badges, saves her and the others before going to face Tabuu in a final battle.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

Smashpedia article: Peach (SSBWU/3DS)
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Peach as she appears in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.

Peach returns as a starter character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. While her appearance is mostly the same as in Brawl, her design is now less detailed to contemplate her cartoony nature. Her moveset remains unchanged from previous games, though many of her moves now have added visual effects like rainbows, hearts, and sparkles. Her running animation has also been changed to be based on Super Mario 3D World.

Her home stage, Peach's Castle, returns as DLC (from Super Smash Bros.) for both versions under the name "Peach's Castle (64)". While the stage was recreated near-exactly, the ledges on the moving platform can now be grabbed. The new Omega form of this stage is set on a larger form, though the platform now lacks the railing in the foreground and background; a red carpet has also been placed on both sides of the tower.

Mario RPGs

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

Toadstool as she appears in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars.

In Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Toadstool is one of Mario's party members, along with Mallow, Geno and Bowser. Booster is later lovestruck with Toadstool, and plans to marry her, despite her cries of, "MARIO, HELP ME! MARIO, HELP ME! MARIO, HELP ME!". Mario ceases the wedding, and takes Toadstool back to the Mushroom Kingdom. However, Toadstool escapes from the castle with help from her "Grandma", who disguises herself up as the princess, and joins Mario's party to defeat Smithy.

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga

Before Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, Peach is notified by the Beanbean Kingdom that the evil witch Cackletta would come and try to steal her voice. Peach takes precautions and when Cackletta and Fawful, dressed as ambassadors arrive at her castle, they aren't received by Peach, but by Birdo who is disguised as the princess.

Peach reveals Birdo's disguise, thanks Mario and Luigi for addressing the issue, and spends the holidays in the Beanbean Kingdom. Toadsworth requires that Mario and Luigi escort the princess on a journey to Little Fungitown. When she vanishes from Mario and Luigi's view, Gritty Goombas appear instantly and take her to an underground dungeon.

Later, Bowletta kidnapps Peach to make sure to awake the Beanstar, which shows angry reactions when confronted with Birdo's voice. When Mario and Luigi meet Bowletta in Joke's End, Luigi disguises himself as Peach, to fool Bowletta and Fawful. The successfully works, and Bowletta releases the real Peach, and takes Luigi instead. In the meantime, Mario receives a kiss from Peach. After Luigi escaped from the repaired Koopa Cruiser, Peach stays in Little Fungitown until Bowletta is defeated.

In Pop Culture

Princess Peach has gained both praise and criticism. In 2009, 1up ranked Princess Peach as the tenth best political figure in video gaming.[1]


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  • Tracey Moore
  • Jocelyn Benford
  • Leslie Swan (NOA Localization Manager)
  • Asako Kōzuki
  • Jen Taylor
  • Nicole Mills.
  • Samantha Kelly


Names in Other Languages

Language / Region: Name: Meaning:
Italian Principessa Amarena (DIC cartoons) Princess Cherry
Norwegian Prinsessan Fluesopp The princess Mushroom
Swedish Prinsessan Peach The princess Peach
Simplified Chinese 桃花公主

(Táohuā Gōngzhǔ)

Princess Peach Flower
Romanian Prințesa Piersicuță Little Peach Princess
  • Peach debuted on September 13, 1985, and this coincides with her sapphire brooch.
  • Peach has appeared in more games than any other female character in video game history.
  • In every Mario Kart game she's appeared in, Peach has always been a starting character.
  • Peach is regarded as a "universal princess" or "perfect princess", having multiple traits consistent with both archaic and modern views of princesses. Far from being a damsel-in-distress, she is oft times spunky, sassy, extroverted, and enthusiastic, and always sees the bright side of any situation.
  • She also has multiple skills that most ordinary princesses don't; she is skilled at most sports, kart racing, ice-skating, and other activities. She is quite possibly the most unique and most multi-talented female in video game history.
  • Her name when translated into Japanese is normally ピーチ姫 (Pichi-hime). However, the other translation as プリンセスピーチ (Purinsesu Pichi) only officially exists in the title of the game Super Princess Peach.
  • The English version of Yoshi's Safari marked the first usage of the name "Peach" in the West, although she would go back to being named "Toadstool" in Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3. In Super Mario 64, she uses both names in a letter addressed to Mario, with "Peach" being used for her signature. From Mario Kart 64 and onward, the name Peach was kept unchanged for the English version of games in the franchise.


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