3-Up Moon
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe 3-UP Moon
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe official art
Item Type Life
First Appearance Super Mario World
Grants 3 Lives to the player, gives 300 Coins to the player

3-Up Moons (also called Rare Coin Moons) are very rare items that appear in the Super Mario series. They are crescent shaped moons and have eyes and a smile. They have a similar effect as a 1-Up Mushroom, except they grant Mario with three Extra Lives insead of one. Because of this, they are very rare.

In their debut, Super Mario World, these items could only be used once, meaning they never appear again in the level where they were picked up. This means that the player must use it wisely.

Game Appearances

New Super Mario Bros. Omega

After long absence, the special item returns in this game. Unlike Super Mario World, they appear again everytime the player picked it up and replays the level.

Return to Dinosaur Land

They reappear in the game based on their original appearance, Mario 3D World along with the 1-Up Mushroom and the new item, 10-Up Star.

Super Mario Finale

3-Up Moons reappear in Super Mario Finale. Because the game does not have a Lives system, collecting a 3-Up Moon simply awards 300 Coins. On the official website, the 3-Up Moon is referred to as the Rare Coin Moon in reference to the large amount of Coins it gives.



  • Studio Lillie (tbc) was in the talks with Nintendo about producing a 3-Up Moon amiibo for Super Mario Finale, but decided not to as their appearance in the game is quite similar to that of a Power Moon.
Super Mario Finale
Playable MarioLuigiPrincess PeachBowser Jr.
Other BowserTatangaPiantimo IIIToadsworthChronum
Power-Ups Fire FlowerCarrotPenguin SuitSuper BellBoomerang FlowerGold FlowerPower Moon RadarSilver Star
Other Super MushroomMoon CoinsPower Moon1-Up Mushroom3-Up MoonCoinsamiibo ChargeShine Sprite
Amiibo logo white amiibo
Items Fire FlowerCarrotPenguin SuitSuper BellBoomerang FlowerGold FlowerPower MoonSilver StarSuper Mushroom1-Up Mushroom
Bosses Blue Bowser
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