Princess Peach Toadstool (sometimes just called Peach) is a princess first appearing in Super Mario Bros. She resides in her castle. She is often the damsel in distress is most Mario games, and sometimes a playable character.

Game Apperances

Super Mario Bros.

In Super Mario Bros., Peach (known as Toadstool back then) was kidnapped by King Bowser, so Mario needed to rescue her. He went through eight castles, but each of the first seven was guarded by a fake Bowser and the only person trapped there was a Toad (then known as a Mushroom Retainer).

"Thank you Mario! But our princess is in another castle!" the Mushroom Retainer said every time you met one.

After completing all seven castles, Mario finally found the princess.

Super Mario Bros. 2

In Super Mario Bros. 2, players could actually play as Princess Toadstool (as well as Mario, Luigi and Toad) on their quest to save the dream land of Subcon from the evil Wart. Her main ability was that she could float for a few seconds after each Jump.

Super Mario Bros. 3

In Super Mario Bros. 3, the princess sent items to Mario and Luigi, while they saved the Mushroom Kings. However, later on, Bowser kidnaps Toadstool and the Mario Bros. must save her.

Super Mario World

For Mario's first SNES game, Super Mario World, the game went back to the original plot: Save the Princess from King Bowser. Mario and Luigi rescued Toadstool with the help of Yoshi.

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

In Legend of the Seven Stars, a SNES game made by Squaresoft, Toadstool was one of Mario's party, along with Mallow, Geno and Bowser. Her healing abilities made her one of the most important members of the group.

Super Mario 64

Super Mario 64 once again reverted to the old plot: Save the princess from King Bowser. Toadstool baked a cake for Mario, but when he came to the castle, Toad told him that Bowser had kidnapped Toadstool... again. This is the first game that called the princess Peach, validating that her full name is Peach Toadstool. She has been called Peach in all games afterwards, except for Super Mario 64 DS.

Paper Mario

In Paper Mario, the second Mario RPG, King Bowser once again kidnapped Peach, this time using his castle to carry her's away. He does this after imprisoning the 7 Star Spirits and stealing the Star Rod. Once again Mario rescues her, this time with the help of the 7 Star Spirits and party members Goombario, Kooper, Bombette, Bow, Parakarry, Sushie, Watt and Lakilester. Peach actually helped Mario save the Mushroom Kingdom. She sabotaged Bowser's plots by supplying Mario with a relatively constant stream of information, using Twink, a young Star Spirt, as her messenger.

SPOILERS At the end she sends the Star Spirits power in the form of a great wish for her people. END SPOILERS

Super Mario Sunshine

In Super Mario Sunshine, Mario, Peach and Toadsworth go to Isle Delfino. However, Shadow Mario (who turns out to be Bowser Jr.) has filled the island with grafitti, and Mario is forced to clean it up with FLUDD. Eventually, Bowser Jr. kidnaps Peach and Mario must once again rescue the princess. Peach turns out to be Bowser Jr.'s mother, but then Bowser admits that it was a lie.

Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga

Peach had her voice stolen by Cackletta and Fawful in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, the third Mario RPG. But it turns out that it wasn't really Peach at all; it was Birdo, who disguised herself as Peach to trick Cackletta. When Bowletta kidnaps Peach, Luigi dresses himself up in Peach's spare dress to fool Bowletta and Fawful into thinking he is Peach. The plan works, until Luigi accidentally reveals his moustache.

Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door

In the final Mario RPG, Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, Peach is kidnapped again, but not by Bowser - she is kidnapped by Grodus, the leader of the X-Nauts and taken to the X-Naut Moon Base. You can control Peach after each chapter, like in the original Paper Mario, and a computer named TEC falls in love with her and betrays Grodus to help Peach escape. Grodus destroys TEC when he finds out, and takes her to the Palace of Shadow, where the Shadow Queen, the ancient 1000-year old demon, posesses Peach and fights Mario. However, she finds Peach's body too weak and returns to her true form (a purple shadow creature) for the final battle.

Mario & Luigi: Partners In Time

In the past, Baby Peach was still the princess even if she was a baby. Young Toadsworth always took care of the princess, since she cried a lot.Baby Mario and Baby Luigi would sometimes come to play with her. And even Baby Bowser still came to kidnap her! But one day, some weird aliens, known as Shroobs attacked. And since Baby Mario, Baby Luigi, Baby Bowser, Baby Peach and Young Toadsworth were all there, Baby Bowser called Kamek to get them out of the castle. Kamek arrived and took them out of the castle just in time.

In the present, Peach, Toadiko and Toadbert had used the time machine, that E. Gadd made, to travel back into the past, to the time where the Shroobs were attacking. When they got to the present, the Shroobs cornered Peach and the Toads. Elder Princess Shroob, the leader of the Shroobs, and Princess Shroob, the younger princess, attacked Peach. Peach grabbed the time machine's power, the Colbat Star, the thing that made the time machine work, and trapped Elder Princess Shroob inside it. Then she broke the Colbat Star into pieces, while Elder Princess Shroob was still inside. Princess Shroob, was surprised so she captured Peach.

In the present, E. Gadd said, that to save Peach, they needed to get all the Colbat Star Shards. Mario and Luigi, went to the past, teamed up with their baby selves to save Peach.

Later in the game, Peach gets eaten by Petey Piranha. After Mario and Co. beat Petey Piranha, Petey spits Peach out, but Peach has a Shroob thing on her face. Mario and Co. are surprised, but now that they saved Peach, they take her to the present. There E. Gadd tells Peach to take a rest. Peach takes a rest but then Bowser comes and kidnaps her. Bowser accidentally falls in a time hole, and goes in the past, Thwomp Volcano. Bowser meets Baby Bowser there and they team up to fight Mario and Co. Mario and Co. follow Bowser there, and beat Bowser, and Baby Bowser, saving Peach. But the Shroob Mother Ship sucks Mario, Luigi, Baby Mario, Baby Luigi and Peach in. Mario and Co. learn that, that Peach was Princess Shroob dressed as Peach! The really one is still in Shroob Castle.

When Mario and Luigi get to Shroob Castle, they get to see Peach, but Princess Shroob enterrupts it and a battle begins. Then Baby Bowser reunites the Colbat Star Shards all together making Elder Princess Shroob appear and get all her power back! The final battle begins.

Mario and Luigi defeat Elder Princess Shroob, and only a piece of her is left. Baby Mario grabs it, and they learn that the Shroobs weakness is cries. E. Gadd invents something that washes the Shroobs away. Peach, and everyone parties, but then Bowser comes falling from the sky! Baby Mario starts attacking him, but then the Elder Princess Shroob part goes in Bowser's body and another battle begins, with Shrowser. After that, Shrowser is defeated, and no more Shroobs for good. The abbies go back to their own time, as Mario and Co. wave.

New Super Mario Bros.

Princess Peach is kidnapped once again in the New Super Mario Bros.. However, like Super Mario Sunshine, the culprit is not Bowser but his son, Bowser Jr. In the beginning of the game, Peach and Mario were enjoying a peaceful walk around the castle. However, smoke began to billow from the peaceful fortress. When Mario went to investigate, Peach was nabbed by Bowser Jr. As it turns out, the fire was merely a diversion created by Junior to lure Mario away from Peach.

Ultimately, Mario chases Bowser Jr. (with Peach in tow) throughout the Mushroom Kingdom, eventually stopping the young fiend, fighting him, a long with Bowser, and after defeating them, saving Peach.

Super Princess Peach

Finally, in 2006, the roles that had existed for the last 20 or so years were reversed - it was Princess Peach's turn to save Mario from the dreaded King Bowser. With the aid of a talking umbrella named Perry - who was amnesiac and therefore possessed a mysterious past - Peach travelled to Vibe Island, where Bowser had moved his operations in order to obtain the Vibe Scepter. However, the Goomba who brought it to him had been affected by its magic, and with a calm, playful attitude, he used the scepter on the entire island, thereby creating chaos.

With this, Peach was capable of using four Vibe Techniques to help her through the areas.

  • With the Calm Vibe, she was capable of recharging her health at the cost of her vibe meter. She also continued to possess full control over Perry, unlike the other three vibes.
  • With the Sad Vibe, Peach would become overwhelmed with sadness (probably at the loss of Mario) and would bawl; this wasn't very useful for defeating enemies, but would make vines grow and made her run faster as well as jump further (while running at full gait, of course).
  • With the Angry Vibe, she would become angry, and would gain a fiery aura, which was good at defeating foes, including being able to defeat both Boos and Dry Bones! It also weakened her jump, making her capable of only half the normal jump, but allowed her to stomp hard on the ground once landing, knocking foes over. In this "form", she was incapable of running.
  • Finally, with the Happy Vibe, Peach would be overwhelmed with happiness, and could float through the air, essentially giving her flight. If she stopped moving and allowed herself to drift downwards for any amount of time, she would spin, creating a whirlwind which could defeat foes, including the dreaded Chain Chomps.

Princess Peach also was capable of floating for a short period of time like she was in Super Mario Bros. 2 (and subsequently, Super Smash Bros.), only this time she used Perry to hold her aloft rather than her dress.

Eventually, she fought her way through the island's many hazards and got Mario back. Perry also became less amnesiatic as time went on, eventually recovering his memory.

Other Games

Peach is also playable in the Mario Party. She is also in the Mario Kart series, where she is usually one of the lightest characters, as well as the Mario sports games. Peach is also known for her role in the game Super Smash Bros. Melee, where she can once again float in mid-air and pull vegetables out of the ground.


Peach has always been depicted as a blonde. Also, in official artwork by Nintendo, her hair has been blonde since the Japanese version of Super Mario Bros. 2 (a.k.a the lost levels). However, due to the graphical limitations of the NES hardware, her on-screen sprite in the earlier Super Mario Bros. games displayed her with brown hair or red hair and outlines (presumably, this was the reason why Peach was depicted with red hair instead of blonde in the cartoons). This discrepancy was remedied in the SNES era with Super Mario World, in which was she shown with her proper hair color.

Initial Stats in Super Mario RPG

  • Level 9
  • HP: 50
  • Speed: 24
  • Attack: 80 (with starting equipment) 40 (without starting equipment)
  • Defense: 48 (with starting equipment) 24 (without starting equipment)
  • Magic Attack: 40
  • Magic Defense: 40 (with starting equipment) 28 (without starting equipment)
  • Starting Equipment:
    • Slap Glove: +40 Attack when equipped
    • Polka Dress: +24 Defense and +12 Magic Defense when equipped
  • Moves
    • Therapy
    • Group Hug

Information in Mario Sports Games

Mario Hoops 3-on-3 info

  • Type: Technical
  • Special Shot: Heart Shot

Mario Party Info

Partner: Daisy
Special Orb: Flower