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This article is about a Nintendo character. You may be looking for the DiC Cartoons version of Peach, Princess Toadstool (DiC Cartoons). You can also go to the disambiguation page, Princess Peach (disambiguation).

"I just adore golf! Want to play a round of 18 with me?"
—Princess Peach speaking a full sentence[1]

Princess Peach Toadstool (ピーチ姫 Pīchi-hime?, Princess Peach) is the ruler of the Mushroom Kingdom, making her debut in Super Mario Bros., and the tritagonist of the Mario franchise.


Since her debut, Peach has appeared in most subsequent Mario games, often serving as the damsel-in-distress in the Super Mario series. She is the main female character within the Mario franchise. Peach has a love for the color pink, as almost all of her dresses have a shade of the color. She is named after a fruit in the real world, and also one that occasionally appears in RPGs, the Peachy Peach. Her love interest is Mario. Princess Peach is occasionally a key supporting character of the plot, and sometimes a playable character. Her most notable appearance is as the protagonist of Super Princess Peach. She has also shown her fighting abilities in Super Mario Bros. 2, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Super Paper Mario and Super Smash Bros. series. Princess Peach's first game as the main character, Super Princess Peach, has been released worldwide on February 27, 2006. (released 2005 in Japan) She has an affinity for the color pink and is a ladylike and kind monarch. Princess Peach resides in her castle along with many Toads who tend to her. Her kingdom is often attacked by the Koopa Army, led by Bowser, leading to her abduction. Princess Peach is Mario's love interest. She also has a close relationship with Princess Daisy, and is a good friend of Luigi, Yoshi, Toad, and Toadette. Bowser has also shown to be in love with her in several games. Some of his attempts to kidnap her are so that he can marry her and make her his queen, one such example of this is Super Mario Odyssey. Peach has appeared in many sports titles as well as other spin-offs. She is almost always playable in spin-off tournaments, such as Mario Hoops 3-on-3.


Physical description[]

Princess Peach MP10

Mario Party 10 artwork of Peach.

Like most human characters in the Mario franchise, Peach has blue eyes. She has blonde hair which reaches her waist in length (initially brown in NES games, resulting in the DiC cartoons depicting her as a redhead) with two sideburns and a heart‐shaped bang covering her forehead. She usually puts it into a ponytail for most of her more active appearances. She also wears a pair of sapphire earrings and applies mascara, peach‐colored lipstick, and, in Super Mario Sunshine and Mario Strikers: Battle League, as she is gloveless, gel nail polish of the previous color. In terms of height, the only human characters taller than her are Pauline, Waluigi, and Rosalina (though Pauline may be slightly shorter as she wore higher heels).

Peach's primary outfit consists of a floor-length pink dress with short puffy sleeves, a dark pink raised collar, hem, and panniers, and a sapphire brooch set in gold. Accompanying it are a golden crown with four jewels set in gold—one ruby at each of the front and back and one sapphire at each side (as a matter of fact, Peach's emblem is her crown), white evening gloves with scalloped openings, and red high heel pumps, and, in Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl, a pair of pink bloomers. This look replaces her original dress, which was darker pink from much closer to her waist. She usually wears red or dark pink high heels, however in the The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 episode "Mind Your Mummy Mommy, Mario," she wore blue high heels as seen when running to a stolen mummy case.

Due to her normal outfit consisting of a long dress and high heels, Peach has some alternate outfits for a variety of situations. Her primary two are a pink athletic minidress or a pink tank top and shorts (the latter based on Princess Daisy's primary sportswear). Both are paired with white bobby socks and primarily pink tennis shoes along with her usual jewelry and a blue hair tie keeping her hair in a ponytail. Other, more specifically-oriented outfits include a pink nurse outfit with matching sandals (Dr. Mario), a pink and white biker suit (Mario Kart Wii and both versions of Mario Kart 8), a sleeveless, lighter pink version of her normal dress (Super Mario Sunshine, the sleevelessness along with a lack of her usual gloves being due to Isle Delfino's tropical setting), a pink leotard doubling as a one-piece swimsuit (summer editions of the Mario & Sonic series), a pink long form fit top with dark pink long sleeve under top and form fit pants along with white gloves and ankle boots (winter editions of the Mario & Sonic series), and a pink midriff-baring crop top (with a white number 10 on each side, small in front under her emblem and large on the back under her name in white) and shorts (Super Mario Strikers, the sequel adding protective pink battle armor over it).

Mario Kart series[]

In her first three Mario Kart appearances, Peach's dress was half light pink and half dark pink, it had a dark pink sash, and her hair was straight. In Mario Kart: Double Dash!! and later Mario Kart games, she wears her current dress, and she also ties her hair in a ponytail with a blue hairtie. In Mario Kart Tour, she has been given several costumes. The first costume is a Kimono in which she wears her hair in a bun (for the first time), the second is her Summer outfit from Super Mario Odyssey which has her with her hair down, the second is her Winter outfit (also from Odyssey) with her hair down as well, and lastly is her Wedding dress from Odyssey featuring the same exact hairstyle in that game.

Even though she wears her gown in Mario Kart Wii, she also wears a pink jumpsuit with gloves and boots when riding motorbikes. The suit is white with pink vertical lines going down Princess Peach's arms and legs. Her accessories include a pink scarf, a pink belt with a white buckle and pink boots and gloves. Along with that accompanies her traditional jewelry, including her crown. There is also a heart-shaped pattern on her back. Daisy and Rosalina also have a similar outfit design like Princess Peach's, but with different color schemes as a result. She wears the same biker outfit in Mario Kart 8.

Personality traits[]

"How important it is to see different things and talk with different people, that no matter what kingdom you're in, people smile with the same little sparkle!"
—Princess Peach, Super Mario Odyssey
SSB4 Wii U - Height

Peach taunting on Battlefield.

Princess Peach is sweet, kind, optimistic, friendly, and experienced. Despite people refusing for help like Mimi refusing from Peach, she is determined to help people in need.[2] Peach has a lot of experience while she lacks learning from it. Bowser always kidnaps Peach due to her ability that she can undo the spell. Another theory is that Bowser loves Peach as seen in Super Paper Mario,[3] but Peach does not love him back. After Mario rescues her, she compliments him for saving her. Peach and Daisy are close friends and friendly rivals. The two people have similar behavior and abilities, but different traits and affiliation. Peach can cry easily when she's sad.

While Peach occasionally seems naïve, she is generally level-headed, knows when to take charge, and shows more common sense and observance than those around her, such as noticing a Mario doppelganger in the Isle Delfino vacation guide video's background in Super Mario Sunshine, insisting that an emergency meeting continues even after it is briefly interrupted by Bowser and deducing what Fawful was planning regarding her in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, and talking a stubborn Bowser into joining her and Mario in Super Paper Mario. She often acts as a peacemaker, such as in Super Smash Bros. Brawl's Adventure Mode: The Subspace Emissary, she offers tea to Fox and Sheik in order to stop them from fighting, and later converts Mr. Game & Watch to their cause. In the Super Mario World cartoon, she is a motherly figure to the young Yoshi and Oogtar. The DIC Entertainment cartoons in general show Peach to be practical and generous to a fault, such as trying to convince the Mario Bros. to return home, despite the fact that King Koopa is still after her. She also has a feisty side, which shines through particularly well in her comic appearances. Besides sports, Peach is also into ballroom dancing, video games, and gardening, and seems to enjoy exploring and trying new things.

Although she is generally depicted as kind, sociable, and generous in most games, the Mario Strikers games do show a slightly more arrogant and petulant side to Peach, including her pitching a fit to one of her teammates and eventually jumping in a tantrum if the opposing team scores; in Mario Strikers: Battle League, though, she will regain her composure. A similar temperamental nature can be observed if the player fails to flip food in time and have it land on the floor in the Modern versions of Chef, where Peach will either stomp her foot in frustration (Game & Watch Gallery 2) or otherwise put her hand over her head and scream repeatedly in frustration before proceeding to wince (Game & Watch Gallery 4), in either case causing Yoshi to crouch down in fear.

Peach is shown to have a brave side of her personality, most notably in both of her starring appearances, in Super Princess Peach, in which she is the sole heroine who saves the Mario Bros. and the Mushroom Kingdom, as well as in Princess Peach: Showtime! where she teams up with Stella to save the Sparkle Theater from Grape and the Sour Bunch. This trait is also shown in Super Mario Bros. 2, Super Mario 3D World, Super Mario Run, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Super Paper Mario, Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, and Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope, in which Peach is among the heroines.

Family members[]

Her father, the Mushroom King, though mentioned in the instruction manual to Super Mario Bros., has never made an appearance in the mainstream games. She also has a grandmother who is a Toad and a grandmother who is a human. In the Mario Kart: Double Dash!! and Mario Kart Wii official guides published by Prima and licensed by Nintendo, Daisy's biographies state that Peach is her cousin, but that statement has yet to be proven in the games themselves. Similarly, according to the PRIMA Official Game Guide for Super Mario Galaxy, Rosalina was initially intended to be a relative of Princess Peach's, hence why Rosalina and her mother have a similar physical appearance to Peach.


Although Peach first spoke in Super Mario Bros. with one line, she was voiced by Leslie Swan for the first time in Super Mario 64, who would go on to voice her in Mario Kart 64 and Paper Mario. She had a mature and deep tone. In the early 21st century, Peach had new voice actresses: Jen Taylor, the former voice actress, Nicole Mills, who temporarily voiced her after Jen left the role. Samantha Kelly is the current voice actress. Peach speaks with an innocent and high-pitched soprano tone.

Musical themes[]

Ever from her debut, her musical theme was based on Super Mario Bros. For example, in her Super Smash Bros. Ultimate showcase video, it played the Super Smash Bros. Melee version of the Super Mario Bros. overworld theme. When Mario rescues Peach, it plays the ballet-style jingles.

Powers and abilities[]

Fire Princess Peach Artwork - Super Mario 3D World

Fire Peach

Princess Peach has shown in Super Mario Bros. that she can undo the spell. Since her first playable appearance, Princess Peach can hover and attack enemies. Like other characters, she can ground pound and run. She has unique powers that included pink hearts or fruit peaches. Peach can transform with the use of power-ups.


  • Baseball bat: Peach uses the bat when attending baseball events.
  • Tennis racket: She uses the tennis racket when attending tennis events.



  • Peach's Parasol: Princess Peach used her parasol for support and weaponry. She uses it to glide and shade herself.
  • Perry: Perry only appeared in Super Princess Peach, a talking parasol who helped Peach with his knowledge of Vibe Island. Perry uses some of the abilities similar to Peach's parasol, even including absorbing enemies.


Not much is known about Princess Peach Toadstool's early life. Presumably she was born in the Mushroom Kingdom to her parents, the Mushroom King and Mushroom Queen.

Mushroom Kingdom[]

Main article: Super Mario Bros.
SMB Mario Toadstool

Mario rescuing Princess Peach.

"Thank you Mario! Your quest is over. We present you a new quest."
—Princess Peach, World 8-4 in Super Mario Bros.

Peach first appears in Super Mario Bros. under the name Princess Toadstool. Bowser summoned Dark Magic onto the Toads that transformed into bricks. Peach was the only person who can undo Bowser's spell. Bowser kidnapped Peach to prevent her from undoing the spell. Mario heard about it and started his adventure to find her. Mario rescued Toads trapped in the castles, who told him that Peach is in another castle. Mario defeated the true Bowser and saved Princess Peach. Peach thanked him for saving her and presented him with a new quest. The music that plays is similar to 'Die Wacht Am Rhein'.[4]

Exploring Subcon[]

Main articles: Super Mario Bros. 2 and Subcon
SMB2 Artwork - Group artwork

Mario and companions fighting against the 8-bits.

Mario told Peach, Luigi and Toad about his strange dream. The group decided to go to the nearby mountain for a picnic. They enjoyed looking at the scenery until they spot a small cave. Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Toad curiously approached the cave finding a long staircase leading to the door. As they opened the door, they fell into Subcon, the land of dreams. Peach remembered the advice Mario received from his said dream and found king Wart, known for hating vegetables. Peach defeated Wart and saved the Subcons. Mario, Luigi, Toad, Peach and the Subcons celebrate their rescue from Wart's evil spell.

Koopalings' invasion[]

Main article: Super Mario Bros. 3
"Thank you. But our Princess is in another castle!.. Just kidding! Ha ha ha! Bye bye."
—Princess Peach, World 8-SMA4 Bowser Castle Map Icon
SMB3 Artwork - Airship assault

Peach kidnapped by the Koopalings.

Peach, Toad, Mario, and Luigi learned that Bowser sent his children called Koopalings to the Mushroom World to make mischief. The seven Koopalings stole the seven wands from the seven kings of the seven lands and transformed them into animals. Peach and Toad farewelled Mario and Luigi wishing them luck as the two brothers set off their journey. Peach sent letters to help Mario and Luigi and enclosing jewels. After Mario rescued the Pipe Land King from the last Koopaling, Ludwig von Koopa, Mario received a letter from Bowser who had kidnapped Peach into the Dark Land. After Mario defeated Bowser, he approached Peach. Princess Peach joked to Mario but appreciated his rescue.

Dinosaur Land vacation[]

Main articles: Super Mario World and Dinosaur Land
SMW Mario Toadstool

Mario, Princess Peach and the Yoshis at Yoshi's House.

Peach, Mario, and Luigi agreed to take a vacation at Dinosaur Land after saving Mushroom World. While Mario and Luigi were napping at the beach, Princess Peach disappeared seized by evil forces. Mario, Luigi, and their childhood friend: Yoshi arrives at the Front Door of Bowser's Castle, Mario and Luigi intrude to rescue Peach. Mario and Luigi found Bowser holding captive of Peach in his Koopa Clown. After the disappearance of Bowser, they traveled back to Yoshi's House and continued their vacation.

Jewelry Land invasion[]

Main articles: Yoshi's Safari and Jewelry Land
"You must go to Jewelry Land. Its rulers, King Fret and Prince Pine are in terrible danger. You must go and save them. Please, Mario. They are my friends!! Thank you! You must go at once. Good luck and take care, both of you!"
—Princess Peach to Mario and Yoshi, Yoshi's Safari

Princess Peach learned that Bowser and the Koopalings moved into Jewelry Land, they stole the twelve magic gems and kidnapped her friends, King Fret and Prince Pine. As a result of the theft, the kingdom was split into two parts, Light Realm and Dark Realm. Panicked, Peach messaged Mario and Yoshi about the incident. Mario and Yoshi returned to Mushroom World after completing Peach's quest.

Behind the painting[]

Main articles: Super Mario 64 and Peach's Castle
SM64 Mario Peach

Mario cheering after Peach's compliment.

Mario received the letter from Peach who baked a cake for Mario. Mario was excited to arrive at Peach's Castle. Mario heard Bowser's voice that said nobody is in the castle. Mario searched inside the castle. After entering the painting, he understood that Peach and Toad were sealed in a painting by Bowser. After recovering most of the Super Stars and defeating Bowser, he returned to the castle. Peach appears with the Toads. Surprised to see Mario, she thanked Mario for restoring the Stars. She tells everyone that they should bake a cake for Mario.

Delfino Island vacation[]

SMS Artwork - Group artwork

Shadow Mario invading Isle Delfino.

Peach, Mario and Toadsworth were traveling onto the Toad Express to have a vacation at Isle Delfino Peach noticed a shadowy figure resembling Mario, while Toadsworth and Mario enjoy their time. The plane made a crash-landing nearby goop. Peach noticed the same shadow figure but disappeared from her sight. Princess Peach told Mario about her concern before he starts to search. After Mario collected the first Shine Sprite, the Pianta Police officers arrested him. Peach was present in the courtroom attempting to prove his innocence, acting as his defense attorney. Mario was found "guilty" and was ordered by the corrupt judge to clean up the island before he is allowed to leave.

Princess Peach noticed Shadow Mario who attempted to kidnap her, but Mario prevented him as Shadow Mario escaped to the Rainbow M. Shadow Mario kidnapped Peach inside the Mecha-Bowser, after Mario collected the ten Shine Sprites. Shadow Mario revealed itself to be Bowser Jr., shocking Mario and Peach. Bowser Jr. called Princess Peach his "mama," then took Peach into Corona Mountain in the Mecha-Bowser.

Meanwhile, Bowser and Bowser Jr. were enjoying their time in the hot bathtub, unlike Peach who sat on the rubber duck. Mario arrived to Peach and tipped the bathtub. This resulted in the hidden Shine Sprite falling out of the pool. Bowser and Bowser Jr. landed onto the raft while Mario and Peach landed on a small island nearby Delfino Island. They noticed the F.L.U.D.D. malfunctioning, and it shut it down. Princess Peach pointed out to Mario that the residents are celebrating after the Shine Sprite restored to the Shine Gate. Mario and Peach enjoyed watching the sunset at Sirena Beach until Toad showed them the repaired F.L.U.D.D. that announced that the vacation starts. Everyone enjoyed the island afterward.

Bowser's galaxy creation[]

Main article: Super Mario Galaxy
Peach and Luma Super Mario Galaxy screenshot

Peach holding Luma while waiting for Mario.

Princess Peach invited Mario to the Starbit Festival, who received the letter. Princess Peach was prepared to give Mario a Luma. Mario arrived at the Castle Gardens. Mario was about to arrive at Peach's Castle regardless of Bowser and the airships that arrived and interrupted the festival. He "invited" Peach to his new galaxy creation, the UFO lifted Peach's Castle to space. Before Mario can do anything else, Magikoopa cast a spell to Mario sending him flying to space. Luma escaped before Kamek warped the castle.

During the events of Mario helping Rosalina restore Power Stars and Grand Stars to the Comet Observatory, Peach wrote letters to Mario while she was kidnapped. Rosalina and Mario prepared to encounter Bowser at the center of the universe. Bowser Jr. held Peach captive in his airship, but Mario rescued her upon the defeat of Bowser. The galaxy has been deconstructed by the Black Hole, while Rosalina rescued Mario from the cataclysm. Awakening at Mushroom Kingdom, Peach and Bowser have not remembered the past events although there were reconstructed galaxies and everyone that Mario met celebrating.

Bowser's galaxy generator[]

Main article: Super Mario Galaxy 2
SMG2 Peach

Peach within Bowser's clutches.

Another story of Princess Peach, she invited Mario to her castle for cake. When Mario arrived, Bowser kidnapped Peach and took her away to the center of the universe. After Mario defeated Bowser's Galaxy Generator, Peach appeared with the Grand Star and lands on the garden planet with Mario. The Comet Observatory was free from Bowser's fortress and Rosalina was pleased to know that Luma is safe, Luma also takes Mario's cap as a souvenir. Peach and Mario rode on Starship Mario and returned to the Mushroom Kingdom.

Big Tail Tree[]

Main article: Super Mario 3D Land

The great storm blew Tanooki leaves off the Tail Tree outside Peach's Castle. Peach investigated the damaged tree, until Bowser kidnapped her. Meanwhile, Mario and three Toads check on the big tail tree and read Peach's letter. They realized Bowser kidnapped Peach. While running through the worlds, he receives letters from Peach to learn about her predicament. Mario approached Bowser's lair and fought Bowser. After Bowser sinks into the lava pool, Mario and the three Toads rescued Princess Peach and returned to the castle. Mario later learnt Dry Bowser kidnapped Luigi, and went to his rescue. After the duo defeated Dry Bowser two other times, Mario and Luigi realized Bowser captured Peach again, but they rescued her again.

Rescuing Sprixie Princesses[]

SM3DW Screenshot - Mushroom Kingdom and Bowser

Peach and her companions witnessing the green Sprixie Princess kidnapped by Bowser.

Peach, Mario, Luigi and Blue Toad were enjoying the fireworks at the evening of Mushroom Kingdom. They found a slanted Clear Pipe. After Mario and Luigi fixed the pipe, a green Sprixie Princess panicked and told them that she escaped Bowser, but he kidnapped the other Sprixie Princesses. Bowser came out of the pipe and trapped the green Sprixie Princess in the jar and trapped her in a plains area. Peach went into the pipe after him. Her companions caught up to her and fell into the plains area where they found the green Sprixie Princess trapped inside a jar.

After Peach and her companions rescued the green Sprixie Princess, they continued to rescue more Sprixie Princesses in other areas. Rescuing the last Sprixie Princess, Bowser kidnapped all the Sprixie Princesses in a large jar and ran to the amusement area.

The foursome rescued the Sprixie Princesses again from Bowser as Meowser. Bowser was launched away as Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Toad returned to the Mushroom Kingdom.

Bowser and Peach's wedding[]

Main article: Super Mario Odyssey

During the events "in the skies above Peach's castle," Bowser kidnapped Princess Peach and Tiara on his airship. Bowser threw Mario out of his airship.

Mario and Cappy confronted Bowser with Peach and Tiara at his kingdom, and he told Mario and Cappy that he planned his wedding on the moon and left them behind. While Peach, Bowser, and attendees were present at the wedding, Mario and Cappy crashed the wedding. Bowser declared a battle against Mario. After Mario fought Bowser, Mario, Cappy, Peach, and Tiara reunited. They escape from the collapsing area to the moon with Mario and Cappy possessing Bowser. Meanwhile, Mario and Bowser proposed to Peach, but she rejected them both and left with Cappy and Tiara to the Odyssey. Mario jumped onto the Odyssey while Bowser was stuck on the moon.

Peach and Tiara went on a vacation together to different kingdoms, worrying the Mushroom Kingdom residents. Mario visits Peach and Tiara in different kingdoms. Peach decided that herself along with Tiara must return to the Mushroom Kingdom, assuming that she is worrying the residents.

Game data[]

Mario Kart series
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
Peach Icon (Mario Kart Super Circuit)
Speed ★★★★★
Weight ★☆☆☆☆
"Princess Peach is one of the speediest drivers on the Super Circuit, but she has to be careful to avoid contact with other karts. One small bump and she can be knocked off the track."
Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
MKDD Peach icon
Availability: Standard
Partner Daisy
Acceleration ★★
Speed ★★★★
Weight ★★★
Special Item Heart
Special Kart Heart Coach
Course Peach Beach

Mario Kart DS
MKDS Peach icon
Availability: Standard
Weight Light
Karts Default Royale, Standard PC
Unlockable Light Tripper
Mario Kart Wii
Availability: Standard
Class Medium
Speed +1
Acceleration +2
Drift +2

Mario Kart 7

Peach MK7 character select icon
Availability: Standard
Class Light
Stat Boosts
Speed 3.25
Acceleration 3.5
Weight 2.75
Handling 3
Off-Road 3.75
Rival Order
LakituIcon-MK7 DK MK7 character select iconToad MK7 character select icon

Note: At the end of the race, the results show the order which CPU drivers finish the race when playing Peach. If Lakitu is not unlocked yet, Toad will replace Lakitu. Otherwise, Toad is her third rival.

Cheep Cheep Lagoon (Cheep Cheep Cape)
Time 01:53.758
Staff Ghost Nin★Gonta🎵
Character Peach MK7 character select icon
Kart Body MK7 Birthday Girl
Birthday Girl (Royal Ribbon)
Tire MK7 Roller
Glider MK7 Peach Parasol
Peach Parasol

Cheep Cheep Lagoon
Time 01:42.011
Staff Ghost Nin★Tkdr
Character Peach MK7 character select icon
Kart Body MK7 Tiny Tug
Tiny Tug
Tire MK7 Roller
Glider MK7 Peach Parasol
Peach Parasol

Wuhu Loop (Wuhu Island Loop)
Wuhu Loop
Time 01:44.287
Staff Ghost Ret★Bryan
Character PeachMKW
Kart Body MK7PeachStandardKart
Standard Kart
Tire MK7 Sponge Tires
Glider MK7 Peach Parasol
Peach Parasol

Wuhu Loop (Wuhu Island Loop)
Wuhu Loop
Time 01:32.854
Staff Ghost Nin★nkm
Character Peach MK7 character select icon
Kart Body MK7PinkPipeFrame
Pipe Frame
Tire MK7 Slick
Glider MK7 Peach Parasol
Peach Parasol

Mario Kart 8/Deluxe
MK8 Peach emblem Peach
MK8 Peach icon
Availability: Standard
Class Medium
Stat Boosts
Ground speed 3.25
Water speed 3.75
Air speed 3.25
Anti-gravity speed 3.5
Acceleration 2.75
Weight 3.25
Ground handling 3.75
Water handling 3.75
Air handling 3.5
Anti-gravity handling 4
Traction 4
Mini-Turbo 2.5
Rival Order

MK8 Toad icon MK8 Donkey Kong icon
Note: At the end of the race, the results show the order which CPU drivers finish the race when playing Peach.

Taking time out of her busy schedule of stomping Koopas and saving the Sprixie Kingdom, Peach roars back to the racetrack! She’s a bit faster than many other lightweight racers, but it takes her a bit longer to get up to speed.
Mario Kart Tour

MKT Peach icon Peach
Rarity: Super

Special Skill
MKT Heart

This heart is overflowing with kindness! It will protect you from opponents' attacks.

Base points 450 Base cap 675
First raised cap 765 Second raised cap 870
Third raised cap 990 Maximum cap 1080

MKT Peach icon Peach (Kimono)
MKT Peach (Kimono)
Rarity: High-End

Special Skill
MKT Mushroom Cannon

Mushroom Cannon
Rapidly fires Mushrooms onto the course. Grab as many as you can to dash ahead!

Base points 500 Base cap 800
First raised cap 980 Second raised cap 500
Third raised cap 1430 Maximum cap 1610

MKT Peach icon Peach (Vacation)
MKT Peach (Vacation)
Rarity: High-End

Special Skill
MKT Coin Box

Coin Box
Spits out coins with reckless abandon. It's a very generous item!

Base points 500 Base cap 800
First raised cap 980 Second raised cap 500
Third raised cap 1430 Maximum cap 1610

Mario Party series
Mario Party
Winning "Yeah!"
Losing "Oh no!"
"Princess Toadstool has been antagonized by Bowser for ages. Perhaps her proven bravery will allow her to reign as the supreme Super Star."

Flavor text[]

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Game Role Year Console Notes
Super Mario Bros. Non-playable character, damsel-in-distress 1985 NES First appearance
Super Mario Bros. Special Non-playable character, damsel-in-distress 1986 NEC PC-8801
Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels Non-playable character, damsel-in-distress 1986 Famicom
Super Mario Bros. 2 Playable character 1988 NES First playable appearance
Super Mario Bros. 3 Non-playable character, damsel-in-distress 1988 NES
Super Mario World Non-playable character, damsel-in-distress 1990 NES
NES Open Tournament Golf Non-playable character 1991 NES
Mario Teaches Typing Non-playable character 1991 MS-DOS
Super Mario Kart Playable character 1992 NES
Mario is Missing! Non-playable character 1992 NES, SNES Cameo
Super Mario All-Stars Playable character 1993 SNES
Yoshi's Safari Non-playable character 1993 SNES
Mario's Early Years! Fun with Letters Non-playable character 1993 SNES
Mario's Early Years: Fun with Numbers Non-playable character 1993 SNES
Mario's Early Years: Preschool Fun Non-playable character 1993 SNES
Hotel Mario Playable character 1994 Philips CD-i
Mario's Tennis Playable character 1994 Virtual Boy
Mario Kart 64 Playable character 1996 N64
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars Playable character 1996 SNES
Super Mario 64 Non-playable character 1996 SNES
Tetris Attack Non-playable character 1996 SNES
Game & Watch Gallery Playable character 1997 GB
Excitebike: Bun Bun Mario Battle Stadium Non-playable character 1997 SNES
Game & Watch Gallery 2 Playable character 1997 GB
Wrecking Crew '98 Playable character 1998 SNES
Mario no Photopi Non-playable character 1998 N64
Mario Party Playable character 1998 SNES
Super Smash Bros. Mentioned character 1999 N64 Mentioned in Mario's biography; appears in the stained glass portrait in her castle
Super Mario Bros. Deluxe Playable character 1999 NES
Mario Golf Playable character 1999 N64
Mario Golf Playable character 1999 GBC
Mario Party 2 Playable character 1999 GBC
Mario's Tennis Playable character 2000 N64
Paper Mario Playable character 2000 N64
Mario Party 3 Playable character 2000 N64
Super Smash Bros. Melee Playable character 2001 GCN Super Smash Bros. and Nintendo GameCube debut.
Mario Tennis Playable character 2001 GBC
Mobile Golf Playable character 2001 GBC
Mario Kart: Super Circuit Non-playable character 2001 GBA
Mario Family Playable character 2001 GBC
Super Mario Advance Playable character 2001 GBA
Super Mario Advance 2: Super Mario World Non-playable character 2001 GBA
Super Mario Sunshine Non-playable character 2002 GCN
Mario Party 4 Playable character 2002 GCN
Game & Watch Gallery 4 Playable character 2002 GBA
Mario Party 5 Playable character 2003 GCN
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Playable character 2003 GCN
Mario Party-e Playable character 2003 GBA
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! Playable character 2003 GBA
Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour Playable character 2003 GCN
Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 Non-playable character 2003 GBA
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Non-playable character 2003 GBA
Mario Golf: Advance Tour Playable character 2004 GBA
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Playable character 2004 GCN
Mario Power Tennis Playable character 2004 GCN
Mario Party 6 Playable character 2004 GCN
Super Mario 64 DS Non-playable character, damsel-in-distress 2004 DS
WarioWare: Touched! Playable character 2004 DS
Mario Party Advance Playable character 2005 GBA
NBA Street V3 Playable character 2005 GCN Exclusive to the GameCube release
Yakuman DS Playable character 2005 DS
Mario Superstar Baseball Playable character 2005 GCN
Mario Tennis: Power Tour Playable character 2005 GBA
Mario Kart Arcade GP Playable character 2005 Arcade
SSX on Tour Playable character 2005 GCN Exclusive to the GameCube release
Super Princess Peach Playable character 2005 DS Peach and Mario's roles are reversed: Peach must rescue Mario.
Mario Party 7 Playable character 2005 GCN
Mario Kart DS Playable character 2005 DS
Super Mario Strikers Playable character 2005 GCN
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Playable character 2005 GCN
New Super Mario Bros. Playable character 2006 DS
Mario Hoops 3-on-3 Playable character 2006 DS
WarioWare: Smooth Moves Non-playable character 2007 DS
Mario Kart Arcade GP 2 Playable character 2007 Arcade
Super Paper Mario Playable character 2007 Wii
Mario Strikers Charged Playable character 2007 Wii
Mario Party 8 Playable character 2007 Wii
Itadaki Street DS Playable character 2007 Wii
Super Mario Galaxy Non-playable character 2007 Wii
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Playable character 2007 Wii
Mario Party DS Playable character 2007 DS
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Playable character 2008 Nintendo DS
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Playable character 2008 Wii
Mario Kart Wii Playable character 2008 Wii
Mario Super Sluggers Playable character 2008 Wii
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story Non-playable character 2008 DS
Mario Calculator Playable character 2008 DSiWare Cameo
Mario Clock Playable character 2009 DSiWare
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games Playable character 2009 Wii
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games Playable character 2009 Nintendo DS
New Super Mario Bros. Wii Non-playable character 2009 Wii
Super Mario Galaxy 2 Non-playable character 2010 Wii
Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition Non-playable character 2010 Wii
Mario Sports Mix Playable character 2010 Wii
New Super Mario Bros. Wii Coin World Playable character 2010 Wii
Super Mario 3D Land Playable character 2011 3DS
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Playable character 2011 Wii
Fortune Street Playable character 2011 Wii
Mario Kart 7 Playable character 2011 3DS
Mario Party 9 Playable character 2012 Wii
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Playable character 2011 Nintendo 3DS
Mario Tennis Open Playable character 2012 3DS
New Super Mario Bros. 2 Non-playable character 2012 3DS
Paper Mario: Sticker Star Non-playable character 2012 3DS
Nintendo Land Cameo 2012 3DS
New Super Mario Bros. U Non-playable character 2012 Wii U
New Super Luigi U Non-playable character 2013 Wii U
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Non-playable character 2013 3DS
Mario Kart Arcade GP DX Playable character 2013 Arcade
Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Playable character 2013 Wii U
Super Mario 3D World Playable character 2013 Wii U
Mario Party: Island Tour Playable character 2013 3DS
NES Remix Playable character 2013 Wii U, 3DS
Mario Golf: World Tour Playable character 2014 3DS
Mario Kart 8 Playable character 2014 Wii U
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Playable character 2014 3DS
Ultimate NES Remix Playable character 2014 3DS
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Playable character 2014 3DS
Mario Party 10 Playable character 2015 Wii U
Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition Non-playable character 2015 3DS
Super Mario Maker Playable character 2015 Wii U
Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash Playable character 2015 Wii U
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Non-playable character 2015 Wii U
Minecraft: Wii U Edition Cameo 2015 Wii U
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Playable character 2016 Nintendo 3DS
Paper Mario: Color Splash Non-playable character 2016 Wii U
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Playable character 2016 Wii U
Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS Non-playable character 2016 Wii U
Super Mario Run Playable character 2016 Mobile
Mario Sports Superstars Playable character 2017 Mobile
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Playable character 2017 Nintendo Switch
Mario Kart Arcade GP VR Playable character 2017 Arcade
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Playable character 2017 Nintendo Switch
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions Non-playable character 2017 3DS
Super Mario Odyssey Non-playable character 2017 Nintendo Switch
Mario Party: The Top 100 Playable character 2017 3DS
Mario Tennis Aces Playable character 2018 Nintendo Switch
WarioWare Gold Cameo 2018 3DS
Super Mario Party Playable character 2018 Nintendo Switch
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Playable character 2018 Nintendo Switch
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey Playable character 2019 3DS
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Playable character 2019 Nintendo Switch
Luigi's Mansion 3 Playable character 2019 Nintendo Switch
Mario Kart Tour Playable character 2019 Mobile
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Playable character 2019 Nintendo Switch
Paper Mario: The Origami King Non-playable character 2020 Nintendo Switch
Super Mario 3D All-Stars Non-playable character 2020 Nintendo Switch
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Playable character 2021 Nintendo Switch Playable only for Super Mario 3D World.
Mario Golf: Super Rush Playable character 2022 Nintendo Switch
Mario Party Superstars Playable character 2021 Nintendo Switch
Mario Strikers: Battle League Playable character 2022 Nintendo Switch
Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope Playable character 2022 Nintendo Switch
Super Mario Bros. Wonder Playable character 2023 Nintendo Switch
Super Mario RPG Playable character 2023 Nintendo Switch
Princess Peach: Showtime! Playable character 2024 Nintendo Switch Second solo protagonist appearance
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Non-playable character; playable character 2024 Nintendo Switch Same role as in the original Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
Mario & Luigi: Brothership Supporting character 2024 Nintendo Switch

Behind the scenes[]

Creation and development[]

Princess Peach's initial appearance was drawn by Shigeru Miyamoto. Miyamoto has later asked Yōichi Kotabe to redraw Princess Peach with his instructions. He has asked Kotabe to draw her eyes to be "a little cat-like" and that she should look "stubborn, but cute". With Kotabe's influence, Princess Peach changed considerably throughout her gaming history.

In Super Mario Bros., Princess Peach was supposed to be a playable character and a "more powerful princess". This was changed for Princess Peach to be the damsel-in-distress rescued by Mario.[5]


  • Leslie Swan voiced Princess Peach since Super Mario 64 also making Peach's first time to speak. She voiced Peach in most of the Mario installments until Super Paper Mario. After that, she continued to be the localization director.
  • Jen Taylor, one of the long-running voice actresses, voiced Princess Peach since Mario Tennis for the Nintendo 64. In 2006, she ended her career to continue working at Seattle Children's Theatre. Some games use Taylor's voice clips with Samantha Kelly's.
  • Nicole Mills temporarily voiced her after Jen Taylor left. She, too, was eventually replaced by Samantha Kelly. In Mario Strikers Charged, Mills' voice clips were used with Kelly's.
  • Samantha Kelly is the current voice actress for Princess Peach. She started voicing her since Mario Strikers Charged. Kelly mentioned the fact that she likes Princess Peach about her innocence, sweetness and determination.

Real-world influences[]


WatchMojo has ranked Princess Peach #1 on their list of "Top 10 Video Game Damsels in Distress". Peach has been mentioned that she has been the most kidnapped damsel-in-distress.[6]


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  • She has never been known as "Princess Toadstool" in Japan. She was always known as Princess Peach.
  • In the Spring Breeze game of Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra, Princess Peach is one of the audience members within the arena where Kirby fights King Dedede.
  • Ever since her debut in 1985, Princess Peach has appeared in more games than any female character in video game history.
  • There's a homage in the game Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix to a famous quote about Princess Toadstool, which is "Thank you Mario / Luigi. But our Princess is in another castle.", very common at Mario's early games: As the player beats the secret boss Akuma, he is given an achievement named "Sheng Long is in another castle". The achievement name interprets the player is unable to find Sheng Long but just Akuma.
    • Sheng Long is a "character" originated from a joke, based upon Ryu's quote "You must defeat Sheng Long to stand a chance," which suggested Sheng Long's existence as a secret final boss in the Capcom fighting game Street Fighter II and that helped to create both the characters Akuma and Gouken later.
  • Not only is Peach really famous in real life, but she's really famous in her universe as well. Almost every Mario character knows Princess Peach, even the most infamous of villains.
  • Princess Peach's sprite on the title screen of Super Mario Kart shows a very irritated expression on her face, although this has not been confirmed.[7]
  • To date, Peach's official age has remained unknown and it .
    • The pamphlet for Super Mario Bros.: Peach-hime Kyūshutsu Dai Sakusen! listed her age as 16 and her DIC cartoon counterpart was stated to be 17, but neither of these ages have been confirmed official in the games.
    • During Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, Peach appearsto be younger than Baby Mario and Baby Luigi, having to be carried by Toadsworth on his arms and sometimes on a baby carriage. She also ppears wearing a small pink romper instead of full clothes and shoes unlike the brothers. Later, she begans to learn about her floating ability while other baby counterparts like Bowser and the Mario brothers are able to fight with their own abilities.
    • In Yoshi's Island DS, Peach appears a baby along with Mario, Luigi, Wario, Donkey Kong and Bowser in the credits. In that image they all appear to be near the same age. Peach is the only human baby to not wear a diaper a she appears with a pink romper, which can imply she might be slighly older than them.
  • The boxart for Princess Peach: Showtime! was slightly modified on October 13th, 2023 after the Nintendo Direct from September 2023. The changes include a different expression for Peach practicing martial arts where she appears with a frown. The other change includes a shade on Peach nose on the center, her eyes becomes more almend shaped and her eyebrows are slightly curved. Some fans have commented that this artwork holds a resemblance to Peach's character design on the The Super Mario Bros. Movie. At this moment there is not an explanation for this changes.
  • Peach has been the inspiration for other fictional characters, such as Padparadscha from the Cartoon Network animated series Steven Universe, which was inspired on Princess Peach's[8].
  1. Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour
  2. Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope. Nintendo (2022). Retrieved on 2022-10-13. “Peach isn't just a princess. She's so much more. Her gentle nature belies the fact that she is both determined and fearless when protecting the innocent. She will not let her friends down!”
  3. "Ahhhhh! Princess Peach! My lovely wife!" —Bowser, The Bitlands, Super Paper Mario
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  5. Variety (2023-04-04). [ Shigeru Miyamoto Explains Why This 'Super Mario Bros.' Movie Lives Up to Fan Expectations]. TheGamer. Retrieved on 2023-05-01.
  6. (March 3, 2015). Top 10 Video Game Damsels in Distress. YouTube. Retrieved on 2019-06-09. “Being the princess of the Mushroom Kingdom can be tough. Especially, when you have a fire-breathing turtle monster ready to kidnap you at every turn. It should be no surprise that your top pick has been kidnapped more than anyone else on this list.”
  8. Steven Universe Panel a SDC2017: "Sugar added she was excited by the concept too since she always thought of Sapphire as Zelda-esque, so Padparadscha would be like Princess Peach to compliment that.

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