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"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 sparkle!"
― Princess Peach, Super Mario Odyssey

Princess Peach (ピーチ姫 Princess Peach?) also known as Princess Peach Toadstool, Princess Toadstool (prior to Super Mario 64), or simply Peach, is the ruler of the Mushroom Kingdom, making her debut in Super Mario Bros. Since her debut, Peach has since appeared in most subsequent games, in which she is usually the damsel-in-distress. She 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. She has also gone through many voice actresses and is currently voiced by Samantha Kelly. 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. 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. She has appeared in many sports titles as well as other spin-offs. Also, she is almost always playable in spin-off tournaments, such as Mario Hoops 3-on-3. 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.


Physical description

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, peach‐colored lipstick, and mascara. 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).

Her primary outfit consists of a pink dress reaching the floor 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 DiC cartoon Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3's 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).

Personality traits

Peach taunting on Battlefield.

Princess Peach is sweet, kind, optimistic, friendly, and experienced. She puts others' needs before her own, despite people refusing as seen with Mimi. 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 Bowser loves Peach as seen in Super Paper Mario,[2] 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.

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. She had a mature and deep tone. In the early 21st century, Peach had new voice actresses: Jen Taylor, the former voice actress, and Samantha Kelly, the current voice actress. Peach spoke 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 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 and lived with her parents, the Mushroom King and Mushroom Queen.

1985-1999 AD

Mushroom Kingdom

Main article: Super Mario Bros.

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'.[1]

Exploring Subcon

Main articles: Super Mario Bros. 2 and Subcon

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-BowserCastle-SMA4.gif

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

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

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.

1999-2019 AD

Delfino Island vacation

Shadow Mario invading Isle Delfino.

Peach, Mario and Toadsworth were travelling 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 strange 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 court attempting to prove his innocence. Mario was proven to be "guilty" and was required 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 to fall 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 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

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 learnt Dry Bowser kidnapped Luigi, and rescued Luigi. Mario realized Bowser captured Peach again, he rescued Peach from Bowser again.

Rescuing Sprixie Princesses

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 checked Bowser inside the pipe but fell into the pipe. 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.


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Super Mario Bros.

Princess Peach (then called Princess Toadstools)'s first appearance. (1985)

Super Mario Bros. is the first game that Princess Toadstool appeared in. Despite her artwork depicting her with blonde hair and a pink dress, she had red hair and a white dress throughout the game.

In the story, the Koopa King casted Dark Magic on Mushroom Kingdom and transformed Mushroom Retainers into animate objects. Toadstool was powerful to undo the spell, but the King Koopa kidnapped Toadstool. Mario arrived in hot pursuit of the Koopa King. Throughout the game, The Mushroom Retainer told Mario that Toadstool is in another castle. Mario fought against the real Bowser and rescued Toadstool. She thanked Mario and told him that his quest is over and presented him with a new one with a higher degree of difficulty.

Super Mario Bros. 2

Toadstool's artwork in Super Mario Bros. 2.

Princess Toadstool (called The Princess) made her first playable appearance in Super Mario Bros. 2. She replaced Lina who can hover. Based on the ability, Peach was later seen gliding since Super Smash Bros. Melee as the only character to use this ability until Daisy joined Ultimate. Her ability is similar to Yoshi and Ludwig. Peach has poor speed and power but average jump. Overall, she has the lowest statistics among the playable characters.

In the sequel, Mario and his friends had a picnic. He told his friends along with Princess Toadstool about his dream; they had the same dream. They saw a cave and entered through it. They opened the door and realized Subcon was the world of their dreams. Further to their adventure, Toadstool encountered Wart and defeated him. She also saved the species of Subcon and they celebrated along with Mario, Luigi, Toad and herself.

Super Mario Bros. 3

Princess Peach's artwork in Super Mario Bros. 3.

In the sequel to her first playable appearance, Bowser attempts to take over the Mushroom Kingdom again. Instead Bowser (King Koopa) managed to kidnap the Kings and Guards of the Kingdom with the help of the Koopalings leaving the princess helpless. She then asks Mario and Luigi to save them. Near the end, Princess Toadstool ends up being kidnapped by Bowser again, leaving Mario and Luigi to save her too. At the end, everyone is saved and Toadstool played a little joke on the Mario Brothers by saying "Thank you, but our princess is in another castle! ... Just kidding!" referencing the Toads' quote in Super Mario Bros..

Super Mario World

In this third sequel, she flies in a hot air balloon to Dinosaur Land for a vacation with Mario and Luigi. When they arrived, they found out Bowser was there too when he kidnaps Princess Toadstool again. The Mario's with their new friend Yoshi traveled through the different areas of Dinosaur Land battling Bowser's troops and Koopalings until they reached his castle and fought him on the roof. After hitting him with his Mechakoopas six times, Bowser drops Toadstool from his flying Koopa Clown Car and is sent spinning out of control into the distance.

Super Mario 64

Princess Peach's letter to Mario.

In Super Mario 64, Princess Toadstool (or Peach as she is called for the second time in the western world since Yoshi's Safari introduced it) invites Mario to her castle to eat some cake she had baked, but once Mario arrives, it is revealed that Princess Toadstool had been kidnapped by Bowser once again, and that many stars found inside of paintings (which can be jumped into, revealing stars for a stage) must be restored in order to make progress in the game. In the end, Bowser gets the power of all the stars, and Mario must defeat Bowser in order to free Princess Toadstool. In the end, Peach gets saved and thanks Mario, inviting him so she can bake the cake for him. In the DS remake, the story is the same except that Wario, Yoshi, and Luigi are also involved.

Super Mario Sunshine

Mario and Peach watching the sunset.

In Super Mario Sunshine, Princess Peach, along with Mario and Toadsworth, take a vacation to Isle Delfino. In an advertisement video on the plane taking them to Isle Delfino, Princess Peach discovers a shadow that looks exactly like Mario, holding a paint brush. But Mario and Toadsworth aren't aware of the shadow, considering the fact they were too caught up in the great things they saw in the advertisement video. When arriving, a mysterious goo called Goop was found on the runway. Mario finds a talking, spraying robot called F.L.U.D.D. made by E. Gadd and uses it to spray away the Goop. Mario is then accused of making the mess in the first place (considering the fact that the real person who made the mess was an imposter of Mario) and is told he must clean up the mess. Later, Peach is kidnapped again by the imposter of Mario, named Shadow Mario. When Mario catches up with him, he must fight Mecha Bowser. After defeating it, Shadow Mario reveals his true form, being Bowser Jr., this game being his first to appear in. After explaining that the paint brush (which was the item being used to make this whole mess) was made by E. Gadd, and explaining that Bowser was once again behind this whole mess and had tricked Bowser Jr. into thinking Peach was his mother, Bowser Jr. takes Peach away, and Mario must go after her once again. Later, Mario finds Bowser Jr., still disguised as Shadow Mario, and defeats him. After this, a flood occurs at Delfino Plaza, making it possible for Mario to get into the volcano, called Corona Mountain. After finding Peach, Bowser, and Bowser Jr. in the volcano and defeating them, Mario gets Princess Peach back once again. As a matter of fact, Princess Peach doesn't have any sleeves on her dress in this game. It is the only time Princess Peach wears a dress without sleeves. This is also the first game where Princess Peach ties her hair up into a ponytail (which would be used in realistic situations where women in real life have their hair tied back such as in sporting and kart racing events) and the second time she has ever done her hair up with the first time being in All Night Nippon Super Mario Bros. where it was a Japanese cultural Shimada updo.

Super Mario Galaxy


In Super Mario Galaxy, Princess Peach's castle — with her inside — has been brought up into space by King Bowser Koopa, who wants poor Princess Peach to rule the universe with King Bowser Koopa. She gets taken into Outer Space, along with many of the Toads, and Mario takes it upon himself to go progress through different galaxies to save her. Sometimes, she sends letters containing 1-up Mushrooms to the Comet Observatory.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii

Princess Peach locked in a cage.

In New Super Mario Bros. Wii, like most of the other games, Princess Peach is kidnapped by Bowser once again, after he summons the Koopalings to do it for him. They infiltrate her birthday party via a huge cake, throw it on top of her, and take it (and her) away. Mario has to go through different Worlds in order to save her. When he saves her, she is found in a little cage. After this, the two fly away in a hot air balloon. Originally, Princess Peach was planned to be a playable character in the game, but Nintendo apparently can't afford the extra programming of her dress, and decided to scrap the idea.

Super Mario Galaxy 2

SMG2 Peach.png

In Super Mario Galaxy 2, Princess Peach asks Mario to come eat cake with her while they watch the stars. But when Mario arrives at the castle, he sees King Bowser Koopa in a huge form holding Princess Peach, saying that maybe she would bake a huge cake for him, and wanting to create a huge empire that was more "me-sized." After this, he takes her away, and Mario is left to chase after King Bowser Koopa and his son in order to get Princess Peach back, going through galaxies once again, and occasionally being sent 1-Up Mushrooms again.

Super Mario 3D Land

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In Super Mario 3D Land, Princess Peach is kidnapped after a destructive storm destroyed the Tanooki Tree, according to a postcard. Mario travels to the end of the first segment of World 8 to rescue her, where he finds that it is but a cardboard cutout. King Bowser Koopa shows that he indeed has the true Princess, so he grabs her and runs to the end of the second part of World 8, where Mario rescues her after beating King Bowser Koopa for a second time.

Super Mario 3D World


Peach appears as a playable character in Super Mario 3D World. She retains her floating ability from Super Mario Bros. 2 in this game. Peach can use new powerups such as the Super Bell, and even use a Fire Flower to become Fire Peach.

Super Mario Odyssey

Artwork of Peach in her wedding dress for Super Mario Odyssey

Peach appears again in Super Mario Odyssey, once again taking her signature role as the damsel in distress. In the game, Bowser makes an attempt to marry Peach, and large billboards and posters advertising the marriage can be seen throughout the different kingdoms in the game. Peach is also seen to be wearing a tiara, instead of her usual crown, Tiara. Who revealed to be Cappy's sister.

In Cloud Kingdom, Peach was seen wearing the Lochlady Dress before Mario fights Bowser. Upon Mario defeating Bowser, the latter has the airship fire the onboard cannons to attack the Odyssey and cause Mario, Cappy and the Odyssey to fall to the Lost Kingdom. Peach cries for help from Mario, but as Mario is unable to help her, Bowser leaves the Cloud Kingdom with her.

When Mario reaches the top Pagoda palace in Bowser's Kingdom, he attempts to rescue Peach and Tiara but he is knocked out by Bowser's hat with boxing gloves and takes off with both captives to leave the Kingdom and head to Moon Kingdom.

Mario ultimately manages to catch up to Bowser and Peach and halt the wedding at Moon Kingdom, also defeating Bowser. However, before she and Mario can escape, the chapel starts to collapse. In order to save himself and Peach, Mario is forced to capture Bowser in order to get all of them to safety. After getting to safety, Bowser, even after losing his power, attempts to vie her hand in marriage with a bouquet of Piranha Plants, pushing Mario away. To prevent that, Mario desperately tries the same thing with a Burst Flower. As a result, Peach gets swarmed by pestering grooms, but ultimately chooses neither and sternly rejects them, annoyed by their behavior. However, when she decides to leave on the Odyssey, she beckons the disheartened two to come along to go home.

Peach and Bowser stop the moment Mario enters the hall.

In the post-game, Peach disappears from her castle, having packed things up, deciding she wanted to explore the various kingdoms on her own terms with Tiara. She can be encountered at various kingdoms, where she provides Mario with the relevant Power Moon when talked with. After giving Mario the Power Moon, she then makes a brief comment that hints at her next destination. When encountered, she waves enthusiastically at Mario, strongly implying that she has forgiven him for his aforementioned actions in the ending. She wears a gray pea coat and black beret in the Cap Kingdom, Snow Kingdom and Moon Kingdom, the explorer outfit in the Cascade Kingdom, Wooded Kingdom, and Lost Kingdom, a white short-sleeve blouse, pink knee-length skirt, pink scarf, white summer hat with pink trim, and gray high heels in the Sand Kingdom, Cloud Kingdom, Metro Kingdom and Ruined Kingdom, a bikini with a skirt in the Lake Kingdom and Seaside Kingdom, a pink collar shirt, overalls, pink boots and farmer's hat in the Luncheon Kingdom, and a kimono with a Fire Flower pattern on it along with a Boo mask in Bowser's Kingdom. Although she wears her traditional dress when encountering Mario at the Mushroom Kingdom, if the player goes in and out of her castle, Peach will be wearing a different outfit each time she is encounter.

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Paper Mario series

Paper Mario

Peach as she appears in Paper Mario.

In Paper Mario, she is once again captured by Bowser. He used his castle to lift hers into space using the star rod. Mario is defeated since King Bowser Koopa is invincible. In this game after each chapter, you can play as her. She goes through the castle with the help of Twink the star kid. She finds out where each new star spirit is and Twink tells Mario where to go. She and Twink also battle Kammy Koopa in the final Battle. Her wishes give enough power to Twink to beat Kammy and for the star spirits to undo the new King Bowser Koopa's Invincibility.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Shadow Peach

In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, she gets a magical treasure map to find a legendary treasure and she summons Mario to help. Though before he gets there she is this time captured by the X-Nauts because they need a host for the Shadow Queen. She is held in the X-Naut Fortress the Moon. She teams up with TEC-XX, the base's main computer, to try to escape the base and find out their real intentions. TEC fell in love with her, which is the reason it teamed up with her. In the final battle, the Shadow Queen uses Princess Peach's body to fight. When the Crystal Stars give Mario the power to hurt the Shadow Queen, Princess Peach gives Mario the rest of her power to restore his power.

Super Paper Mario

Peach as she appears in Super Paper Mario.

In Super Paper Mario, she is captured by Count Bleck along with Luigi, King Bowser Koopa, and most of Bowser's army. Count Bleck forces a marriage between King Bowser Koopa and Princess Peach to create the Chaos Heart. Peach is the first to be secretly released by Dimentio. She actually gets to join Mario in this game as the second of 4 heroes. Her abilities are using her parasol to fly, using it as a shield for infinite defense, and normal jumping. Her final battle is against Mimi, who insults her about always being rescued by Mario and Luigi. Peach gets mad and demands that the Mario Bros let her do this battle alone. When Mario is fighting Count Bleck and he is still invincible, she along with Luigi and Bowser show up and the Pure Hearts Start to work. She can be used to face the last two battles along with Bowser and Mario and is the best choice for people who want to 'play safe.'

Paper Mario: Sticker Star


Peach plays her smallest role in the Paper Mario series in Paper Mario: Sticker Star. She was seen in the prologue celebrating the annual Sticker Fest to honor the arrival of the Sticker Comet. However, Bowser touched the Sticker Comet and it is split into six Royal Stickers. It is revealed a little later that she was once again captured by Bowser. Peach is then again seen in the very end after Mario defeats Bowser and she concludes Sticker Fest. She then joins in with Mario in the parade.

Paper Mario: Color Splash

Peach as she appears in Paper Mario: Color Splash.

Peach first appeared in the intro of Paper Mario: Color Splash, where she hands Mario a postmarked colorless Toad. She then accompanies Mario on their voyage to Prism Island. After Mario meets Huey for the first time, Peach occupies a hotel room in Port Prisma and heals Mario whenever his HP is low. However, after Mario obtains the red Big Paint Star, she is kidnapped by Black Bowser. She then sends various Holo-Peaches to Mario as he progresses throughout his adventure. However, after a certain point, Black Bowser finds out what she is up to, and orders for her color to be drained.

After beating Black Bowser and restoring him to his original form, Mario recolors Peach, and together they escape Black Bowser's Castle. Peach is later seen next to Mario at Port Prisma in the celebration of the return of the Paint Stars to Prism Island, cheering him up for the Huey disappearance. She said that he would probably be watching over the island.

Paper Mario: The Origami King

Princess Peach appears in Paper Mario: The Origami King as a supporting character. King Olly transformed Peach and the Bowser's Koopa Troop into Folded Soldiers.

Mario Kart series

Peach driving the Mach Bike in Mario Kart Wii.

Super Mario Kart

In Super Mario Kart, she wears her pink dress. She is the fourth lightest of all the racers and she and Yoshi both have the highest acceleration and good handling, but the lowest top speed. When she is computer-controlled in Grand Prix, she will lay a Poison Mushroom that will cause anyone to shrink while at their normal size if they hit it, but to grow back to their normal size when small (Toad uses it as well).

Mario Kart 64

Wario ramming Princess Peach in Mario Kart 64.

In Mario Kart 64 she was a lightweight. She wears her pink dress, and her hair moves when turning. She is the third lightest in the game and has the third highest top speed. Her home course is Royal Raceway (Peach Circuit in Japan), and this is also the first Mario Kart game where she has a home course.

Mario Kart: Super Circuit

Princess Peach in Mario Kart: Super Circuit.

In Mario Kart: Super Circuit, she is a lightweight like the previous game. Unlike the other games, she is lighter than Yoshi. Her home course is Peach Circuit, which itself is revamped for the first time.

Mario Kart: Double Dash!!

Peach and Daisy in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!.

In Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, Princess Peach is teamed up with Princess Daisy (as default), Her default kart is the Heart Coach, and her special Item is the Heart. Her home course is Peach Beach. This is the first Mario Kart game where she wears her hair in a ponytail, but the second Mario Sports game where she wears her hair in a ponytail, and she wears her hair in a ponytail in subsequent Mario Kart games and other sports games as well.

Mario Kart DS

Princess Peach in her Royale, holding a Blue Spiny Shell in Mario Kart DS.

In Mario Kart DS, her karts are Royale, Standard PC, And Light Tripper. In Mission Mode, she has to race against King Boo. She is advanced at drifting corners and has average item use. Her home course is Peach Gardens. Also, her home course from Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Peach Circuit, reappears as a Retro Course.

Mario Kart Wii

Princess Peach riding her Mach Bike in Mario Kart Wii.

Princess Peach appears in Mario Kart Wii as a medium weight, unlike the previous installments. Also, for the first time Princess Peach has an alternate costume when riding a motorcycle, the same as Princess Daisy and Rosalina. Her specialty is drifting. Princess Peach is a high-tier character for weak drifting, although sometimes this could cause a downfall, especially with bikes and racing on courses with tight turns causes Princess Peach to be at the bottom of the high tier. Peach Beach also returns as a Retro Course.

Mario Kart 7

Princess Peach gliding in Mario Kart 7.

Princess Peach appears in Mario Kart 7 as a playable character. Princess Peach is a lightweight in this game. Her home course in this game is a battle stage, called Sherbet Rink. Her two staff ghost courses are Cheep Cheep Lagoon and Wuhu Loop.

Mario Kart 8

Princess Peach's artwork in Mario Kart 8.

Princess Peach appears in Mario Kart 8 as a playable character. She is a medium weight in this game and retains her biker suit from Mario Kart Wii when riding a bike or an ATV. Her course, Royal Raceway makes an appearance as one of the retro tracks.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Princess Peach appears again in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, where she has the same attributes as in Mario Kart 8.

Dress and Hairstyle in Mario Kart

In her first three Mario Kart appearances, her 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, her dress is seven-eights light pink and one-eighth dark pink at the bottom, it has two dark pink panniers, and she now wears 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.

Biker Outfit

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. 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.

Mario & Luigi series

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga/Bowser's Minions

In Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, it was assumed that Princess Peach's voice was stolen by Cackletta. However, Peach and Prince Peasley confirmed that he warned Peach that Cackletta was planning to take her voice, so Birdo took the bait. During the time Cackletta was stealing the fake Princess Peach's voice, the real Princess Peach was hiding nearby. After all was said, Queen Bean recommended Mario and Luigi to take Peach to Little Fungitown through Teehee Valley.

Mario and Luigi was carefully guarding Peach from the Gritty Goombas who were going to take her down into their lair. Suddenly, a tree-like monster confronts Peach. Mario and Luigi battled against it and defeated the monster, relieving Peach. Mario, Luigi and Peach decides to roam around the town. Peach found out that Mario had Bean Fever, Peach forces Luigi to go out and get the Crabbie Grass. When Luigi returned, Peach was already captured by the newly formed Bowletta.

Toadsworth scolded Mario and Luigi failing to guard Peach. Bowletta sent a message to the Beanbean Castle that Mario and Luigi must bring her the four shattered Beanstar pieces to Joke's End where they will do the exchange. Queen Bean suspected that Bowletta attempts to keep the Beanstar and Peach to herself and Toadsworth gives Mario and Luigi one of her dresses.

Mario met Bowletta keeping Peach hostage and the real Beanstar. Luigi managed to trick Bowletta and Fawful and kidnapped Luigi. Princess Peach worried about Luigi, she saw Luigi falling below Teehee Valley. Soon after Mario and Luigi defeated Bowletta and everyone else via Peasley placed a bomb inside the castle, Peach lead everyone back on the plane, farewelled the people and heads back to Mushroom Kingdom with Toadsworth, Mario, Luigi and everyone else.

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time

Princess Peach isn't seen for a while but a story is told early on that she, along with Toadbert and Talksio, used a time machine invented by Professor E. Gadd to go back in time. It is revealed that as soon she ended up in the past, she was captured by Princess Shroob and the Shroob army. Mario and Luigi head back into the past and Princess Peach is actually seen in Gritzy Desert in the large stadium. Princess Shroob then drops Peach down where he is eaten by Petey Piranha. Princess Peach eventually escaped and meets up with the others. However, once Mario, Luigi, Baby Mario, and Baby Luigi almost collected all of the pieces of the Cobalt Star, Peach worries telling them not to put it together. However, Baby Bowser puts the pieces together and it reforms into Elder Princess Shroob. Peach then tells a story on how she sealed the older and stronger Princess Shroob in the Cobalt Star and shattered the star to prevent her rein. Mario, Luigi, and the babies eventually defeat the Elder and they head back into the present. However, the mushroom from the Elder enters Bowser transforming him into Shrowser which Mario and the rest defeat. Peach watches how everyone, including her younger self heads back into the past.

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story

In Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, Princess Peach held a meeting to discuss the recent Blorbs epidemic. However, Bowser soon appeared and threatened to capture Peach as usual. Mario swiftly defeats him and Peach, along with Starlow, send Bowser crashing out of her castle. However, Bowser soon reappears and begins to suck everyone into his body. Peach isn't seen again until Mario and Luigi finally found her in the Flab Zone. Unfortunately, they are soon confronted by a strange monster known as the Alpha Kretin, but Mario and Luigi defeat it in battle. However, Peach is soon released from Bowser's Body by Fawful who plans on using her to help awaken the Dark Star. Fawful succeeds in doing so and transforms into Dark Fawful, but the Dark Star gets away. Peach is then taken to a higher platform where Bowser follows to confront Dark Bowser. Bowser manages to defeat his darker self (though Mario and Luigi took out the Dark Star Core) and Bowser is happy to go and kidnap Peach. However, Mario and Luigi beat down Bowser before he could do so. During the end credits, Peach is watching over the reconstruction of her castle.

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team

Princess Peach receives an invitation to Pi'illo Island by Dr. Snoozemore and gladly takes Mario and Luigi with her. As Peach and the others arrive on the island, they are greeted by a bunch of Brocks and Broque Monsieur. Peach plays a brief game with them and she eventually follows the group to Pi'illo Castle. During the tour, Peach, Toadsworth, Mario and Luigi head down deeper into Pi'illo Castle where Peach is glad to explore more. However, she and Toadsworth are surrounded by strange beings and Mario and Luigi defeat them in battle.

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details ends here.

Non-canonical appearances

Non-canon warning: This article or section contains non-canonical information that is not considered to be an official part of the Mario series and/or isn't considered to be part of the series' overall storyline.

Super Smash Bros. series

Peach appears in the Nintendo crossover fighting series as the fourth Mario universe representative, as well as the second first character in Smash Bros. In the series, Peach primarily uses melee combat, but also utilizes unique special moves, which is based on Super Mario Bros 2.

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Princess Peach's first playable appearance was in Super Smash Bros. Melee. Her appearance is based off Super Mario 64, with a dress styled in a more detailed version of her first dress, that just had a dark pink line across her waist. Peach is voiced by Jen Taylor.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Princess Peach returns as a playable starter character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Her design changes heavily in the game as her clothes are a lot more detailed and have complicated textures that resemble her current appearance. Peach is voiced by her current voice actor Samantha Kelly. Her moveset doesn't really change from the one in Melee beyond minor buffs/nerfs as well as aesthetic enhancements. Peach, like all veterans, received a Final Smash, Peach Blossom, used to lull all opponents to sleep while summoning numerous healing peaches onto the battleground.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

Peach returns again in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U as a starter character. She is rebalanced as a mix between her Melee and Brawl. Her general appearance from Brawl remains unchanged, but is brighter to match her appearance in Mario Kart 8 and Super Mario 3D World.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate artwork

Peach reappears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a female fighter classified 13. This game marks Princess Peach's first time to be an unlockable character due to being excluded from the characters that debuted in Super Smash Bros. who are starting fighters. She is also the first fighter to be confirmed to have an echo fighter, Daisy. Peach's Daisy inspired costume has been replaced by Peach's gold costume based of Gold Mario from New Super Mario Bros. 2. Peach received many buffs and fair amount of nerfs. Her model features a glossy texture.

Finding Peach in the World of Light.

Peach is absent in the World of Light cutscene, but she was one of the fighters to be evaporated by Galeem's beams and fell under Dharkon's control. Peach is found on the desolate platform of Molten Fortress sub-area, close to where Giga Bowser is fought. The player must press the blue ! Switch in order to progress finding Peach. Hencing this location, it is a reference to Peach's damsel-in-distress role.

In Classic Mode, considering Peach known for getting kidnapped, Peach fights opponents that kidnapped a damsel-in-distress taking place in Super Mario themed stages sans Jungle Japes. Her penultimate battle is against her captor, Bowser. Like most fighters, she fights Master Hand and Crazy Hand depending on intensity.

Other references

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

Catherine's letter of Peach.

Although Princess Peach did not fully appear in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, a goat named Christine gave Link a letter. The letter shows a picture of "herself", that is a photo of Princess Peach.


Bayonetta in her costume.

Princess Peach made a cameo as a wearable costume with revealings. It includes ornaments of power-ups and an object of Mario hanging on the dress.

Bayonetta 2

Screenshot of Bayonetta wearing the Peach-based costume in Bayonetta 2.

Princess Peach reappeared in Bayonetta 2 as a costume with the same design.

Other media

Non-canon warning: Non-canonical information ends here.


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 cha]racter, damsel in distress 1986 Famicom First appearance
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
Yoshi's Safari 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
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 2004 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 Playable character 2004 DS
WarioWare: Touched! Playable character 2004 DS
Mario Party Advance Playable character 2005 GBA
NBA Street V3 Playable character 2005 GCN, Xbox, PS2
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, Xbox, PS2, PSP
Super Princess Peach Non-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 Princess Peach Non-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 Princess Peach Non-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 Princess Peach Non-playable character 2005 DS Peach and Mario's roles are reversed: Peach must rescue Mario.
Mario Party 7 Playable character 2005 GCN
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, DS
Mario Party DS Playable character 2007 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 Olympics Winter Games Playable character 2009 Wii
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 Olympics 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 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 DX Playable character 2013 Arcade
Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympics 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
Puzzles & 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 Olympics Games Playable character 2016 Wii U
Paper Mario: Color Splash Non-playable character 2016 Wii U
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympics 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 Switch
Mario Kart Arcade GP VR Playable character 2017 Arcade
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Playable character 2017 Switch
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions Non-playable character 2017 3DS
Super Mario Odyssey Non-playable character 2017 Switch
Mario Party: The Top 100 Playable character 2017 3DS
Mario Tennis Aces Playable character 2018 Switch
WarioWare Gold Cameo 2018 3DS
Super Mario Party Playable character 2018 Switch
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Playable character 2018 Switch
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey Playable character 2019 3DS
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Playable character 2019 Switch
Luigi's Mansion 3 Playable character 2019 Switch
Mario Kart Tour Playable character 2019 Mobile
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Playable character 2019 Switch
Paper Mario: The Origami King Non-playable character 2020 Switch
Super Mario 3D All-Stars Non-playable character 2020 Switch
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Playable character 2021 Switch Playable only for Super Mario 3D World.
Mario Golf: Super Rush Playable character 2022 Switch
Mario Party Superstars Playable character 2021 Switch
Mario Strikers: Battle League Playable character 2022 Switch
Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope Playable character 2022 Switch

Game data

Mario Kart series
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
Peach Icon (Mario Kart Super Circuit).png
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.png
Availability: Standard
Partner Daisy
Acceleration ★★
Speed ★★★★
Weight ★★★
Special Item Heart
Special Kart Heart Coach
Course Peach Beach
Bio1 Normally the epitome of grace, once she's on the raceway, Princess Peach really tears it up.
Bio2 If you want to see style and grace whizzing around the track with reckless abandon, put Peach behind the wheel of the Heart Coach and hold on tight!
Bio3 You won't catch Peach doing her makeup in the rearview mirror. When this girl gets behind the wheel, she means business!
Mario Kart DS
MKDS Peach icon.png
Availability: Standard
Weight Light
Karts Default Royale, Standard PC
Unlockable Light Tripper
Website "A generally gentle princess, the heart of a competitor burns deep within her. She is adept at drifting."
Mario Kart Wii
Availability: Standard
Class Medium
Speed +1
Acceleration +2
Drift +2

NA.png "Stand back! On two wheels, Peach can slice through corners like a drifting all-star!"
EU.png "Peach may be sophisticated, but she's also ready to flatten you when she gets a Mega Mushroom."
Guide "The princess has had enough of fiery pits, high towers, and giant Koopa Troopas! She has a new hobby: kart and bike racing."

Mario Kart 7

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.png DonkeyKongMKW.pngToadMKW.png

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.

NA.png "Don't let her delicate demeanor fool you. Peach is a menace on the track – she can race with the best of 'em."
EU.png "The dainty, lightweight princess has the acceleration to quickly get away from her heavier rivals. She's the character to select if you like to build up a big lead early in the race."
Guide "Peach's top speed is a bit slower than heavier racers, but she gives a nice boost to your kart's acceleration."

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

Cheep Cheep Lagoon (Cheep Cheep Cape)
Time 01:42.011
Staff Ghost Nin★Tkdr
Character PeachMKW.png
Kart Body MK7 Tiny Tug.png
Tiny Tug
Tire MK7 Roller.png
Glider MK7 Peach Parasol.png
Peach Parasol

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

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

Mario Kart 8/Deluxe
MK8 Peach emblem.png Peach
MK8 Peach icon.png
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.png MK8 Donkey Kong icon.png
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.png Peach
Rarity: Super
Special Skill
MKT Heart.png

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

Favored courses
3 items per box Koopa Troopa Beach R
Koopa Troopa Beach T
Yoshi Circuit R
Koopa Troopa Beach 1T
2 items per box Toad Circuit T
Mario Circuit 1R
Cheep Cheep Lagoon T
Shy Guy Bazaar R

MKT Peach icon.png Peach (Kimono)
MKT Peach (Kimono).png
Rarity: High-End
Special Skill
MKT Mushroom Cannon.png

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

Favored courses
3 items per box Waluigi Pinball
Daisy Hills R
Mario Circuit 2R
Mario Circuit
Tokyo Blur R
Tokyo Blur T
2 items per box Mario Circuit 1 T
Mario Circuit R
Rainbow Road T
Tokyo Blur
Tokyo Blur R/T

MKT Peach icon.png Peach (Vacation)
MKT Peach (Vacation).png
Rarity: High-End
Special Skill
MKT Coin Box.png

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

Favored courses
3 items per box Mario Circuit 1R
Koopa Troopa Beach T
Toad Circuit R
Mario Circuit 3
Paris Promenade
2 items per box Cheep Cheep Lagoon R
Mario Circuit 1 R
Mario Circuit 3R

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."

Behind the scenes

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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.


  • 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.

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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.[3]


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  • She has never been known as "Princess Toadstool" in Japan. She was always known as Princess Peach.
  • 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.[2]


  1. Mario Kart Wii Official Guide - Daisy Description (pg. 21) - "Hi, I'm Daisy! Peach's cousin is louder and less proper, but she's always friendly to Mario and Luigi for saving her from Tatanga the Mysterious Spaceman."
  2. "Ahhhhh! Princess Peach! My lovely wife!" —Bowser, The Bitlands, Super Paper Mario
  3. (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.”

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