Lightning Flower
A Lightning Flower's current appearance.
Item Type Status
Kind of Item Flower
First Appearance New Super Mario Bros. Omega
Latest Appearance Super Mario Classic: The Return
Changes Mario's clothes, and allows him to shoot Lightning Balls
Related Items
Fire Flower
Ice Flower
Cloud Flower
Vanish Flower

The Lightning Flower (also known as the Thunder Flower) is an item similar to the Fire Flowers and Ice Flowers and turns Mario into Lightning Mario.


If Mario has the Lightning effect, he can shoot lightning bolts and lightning balls at nearby foes. In New Super Mario Bros. Omega, enemies would be stunned instead, although weak foes could be killed after one touch when stunned. Even bosses could be stunned, as long as they're not big. It can destroy Spike Balls, Bullet Bills, Chain Chomps, Bob-ombs, and pretty much anything that is metallic. It can destroy anything that is electrical, like Amps and Bowser Amps, overloading the enemie's system with lots of electricity (but in this case, is necessary throw more than one lightning ball).

The lightning balls also bounce longer than fireballs. First, they bounce high, but bounces lower and lower after every bounce, until the bounce is so low that it actually "moves on it's own". Then it turns into a small shock and disappears. But in Karting games like Mario Kart Wii the lightning flower will shrink opponents.


New Super Mario Bros. Omega

The Lightning Flower made its first real game appearance in New Super Mario Bros. Omega.

Super Mario Adventures II and Super Mario Bros. Power-up Chaos

In Super Mario Adventures II and Super Mario Bros. Power-up Chaos, it showed as an item that only Mario and Luigi could use to transform them into their Lightning forms. One of these Flowers would appear if one of the Bros. touched a Lightning Cloud. If Wario or Waluigi touched one of those clouds, the cloud would simply disappear.

Super Mario Galaxy: Ultimate Quest

In Super Mario Galaxy: Ultimate Quest, the item is very important to defeat Amps, Hammer-Robots (new enemies) and 2 bosses of the game: Mecha-Bowser Jr. and King Amp!

Super Mario Bros. V

In Super Mario Bros. V, the Lightning Flower is an item that allows the Playable Character to shoot lightning balls. It's a common item. Potions can also boost the powers of Lightning Mario, Luigi, Yellow Toad, Bowser, & Princess Peach.

Super Mario: Elemental Journey

In Super Mario: Elemental Journey, the power-up reappeared as a exclusive power-up for Luigi and Princess Daisy. If the player collected enough Thunder Stars, Luigi and Daisy could use new abilities that would let them progress further into the game as well as break colored brick blocks containing Thunder Moons and blocked off access into secret areas.


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