- "Eat a Mushroom to regain your energy!"
- ― Sign on Goomba Road
- "A regular Mushroom. Restores 5 HP."
- ― Description
In Paper Mario, mushrooms are the most common healing item in the game. When consumed, this item restores five Heart Points. These items can be found in stores in the beginning of the game. In addition to use as an item, they can also be used as an ingredient in many recipes. By cooking a single mushroom, Mario can receive a Fried Shroom.
On Goomba Road, Mario will encounter a sign with a Mushroom mounted on it. Further down on Goomba Road is another sign with a Mushroom mounted on it, however, when Mario reads this sign, the Mushroom flips over to reveal a Goomba.
Papar Mario: The Thousand-Year DoorIn Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Mushrooms offer the same effects as their Paper Mario counterparts. Unlike in Paper Mario, however, Mushrooms can also be used on partners, like all other healing items.
Super Paper Mario
In Super Paper Mario, these items have a new effect, restoring ten points of Mario's Heart Points. Mushrooms do not actually appear in the game as hold-able items. Instead, they only appear out of Question Blocks. Super Shrooms and Ultra Shrooms also appear in this way. In Super Paper Mario, mushrooms as an item, are replaced by Shroom Shakes.
Paper Mario: Sticker Star
In Paper Mario: Sticker Star, Mario does use Mushrooms, but rather Mushroom Stickers which recover twenty points of HP. If Mario performs the action command correctly, Mario recovers thirty points of HP.