Penguin Suit

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Penguin Suit
A penguin-like suit.
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009)
Latest appearance New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (2019)
Effect Turns Mario into Penguin Mario.

The Penguin Suit is an item found in the game New Super Mario Bros. Wii. As the name suggests, it is a suit that resembles a penguin. This item first appears in World 3, and from then on it can found in Toad Houses as well. The suit allows players to turn into their Penguin form, that has a blue or black body with short, colored trousers. It also gives players the ability to throw Ice Balls at enemies, freezing them (just like the Ice Flower); allowing the frozen enemies to be used as platforms. In addition, the Penguin Suit lets players swim more efficiently underwater. The penguin suit also grants players the ability to slide on ice and on water without sinking, as well as breaking any blocks they collide with. Traction on ice is greatly improved as well. It is also able to defeat enemies, but will bounce off a sliding Cooligan or a Piranha Plant unhurt. It is introduced along with the Propeller Mushroom as the newest power-ups in the game.

The Penguin Suit reappears in New Super Mario Bros. U and acts the same way it did in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, though the player must get it through a Power-Up Toad House in Superstar Road. Additionally, Penguin Bowling allows use of the Penguin Suit. It can also be used in the Penguin Pack from Boost Rush Mode. In the expansion pack, New Super Luigi U, the Penguin Suit made more frequent appearances in courses including some outside Superstar Road.


Names in Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Dutch Pinguïnpak Penguin Suit
French (American) Tuxédo de Pingouin Penguin Tuxedo
French (Europe) Costume de Pingouin Penguin Suit
Italian Costume Pinguino Penguin Suit
Portuguese Traje de Pinguim Penguin Suit
Spanish (Americas) Traje de Pingüino Penguin Suit
Spanish (Europe) Traje Polar Polar Suit


  • The Penguin Suit's belly slide function seems to mimic the shell dash function of the Blue Shell from New Super Mario Bros. as both items allow the wearer to slide along surfaces at faster speeds than running. The only differences are that Mario won't go in the opposite direction once he hits a Brick Block, also he can't slide very long in Penguin form unless he is on ice or on water.
  • The Penguin Suit is rather similar to the penguin suit in the Wii Fit game "Penguin Slide".
  • When a character obtains a Penguin Suit, the sound effect is slightly different from other power-ups. A sound similar to a duck quacking is played along with the normal power-up sound.