A Turnip is an item that can be used to kill enemies, and it debuted in Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic and Super Mario Bros 2. It is shaped like a turnip, hence the name.


Super Mario Bros. 2

Turnips are very common in this game and can be found in the ground around places. Turnips can be used to damage enemies and certain bosses. The final boss and main antagonist, Wart, weakness are Turnips and throwing some into his mouth will damage him and, eventually, defeat him.

Super Smash Bros. series

The Turnips return in this series as a part of Peach and Daisy's Down Special move: Vegetable. With this technique, Peach is able to pull out Turnips with different facial expressions. The type of facial expression on the Turnip depends on the amount of damage and knockback is dealt. The Turnip with the "X" eye deals the most damage and knockback. Compared to Peach and Daisy, Peach can deal more knockback while Daisy's turnip deals more base knockback.[1] On the Patch 3.0.0, Daisy's turnip knockback now match Peach's knockback.

Turnips are Peach and Daisy's item projectile. It can be used to prevent the opponent getting back on stage. Turnips also give Peach and Daisy combo potential. However, opponents can grab the turnip and use it against them.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

The Turnips return in this game with their role from Super Mario Bros. 2 being reused: being the only main method to take down enemies. Captain Toad or Toadette can pull out a Turnip and throw it at an enemy that is in range.


  1. Beefy Smash Doods. YouTube. Smash Ultimate - There Actually Is A Difference Between Peach And Daisy (March 21, 2019). Retrieved April 17, 2019.