Volcano Lotus

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Volcano Lotus

Super Princess Peach sprite
General information
Variant of Lava Lotus
First appearance Super Mario World (1990)
Latest appearance Minecraft (Bedrock version)
(Caves & Cliffs: Part I) (2021)
Similar entities
Calm Volcano Plant
Wild Ptooie Piranha
Jumping Fire Piranha Plant

A Volcano Lotus is a terrestrial variant of Lava Lotus[1] that shoots out fireballs. It made its first appearance in Super Mario World, and has since made only a few appearances.


Super Mario World / Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2

Volcano Lotuses first appear in Super Mario World and return in the Game Boy Advance remake, Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2. They are stationary obstacles that spew small fireballs into the air at a diagonal angle, which proceed to slowly rain down on the surrounding area after reaching their highest point. While invulnerable to Fire Mario's fireballs, Volcano Lotuses can be defeated by whirling Mario's Cape next to them or eating them with a Yoshi. Spin-jumping on them or stepping on them while riding a Yoshi will not harm them, but it will make the player bounce off without taking damage.

Super Mario World (television series)

A Volcano Lotus, referred to as a Fire Plant, appears in the episode "Send in the Clown" of the Super Mario World television series. It produces the fireballs that Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, and Princess Toadstool use in a tennis game (in lieu of actual tennis balls).

Super Princess Peach

In Super Princess Peach, they are named Volcano Plants. The game also introduces a "Calm" version, the C. V. Plant.


In the Super Mario Mash-up in Minecraft, Spore Blossoms are replaced by Volcano Plants.


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ポンキー[1]
From「ポン」(pon, Japanese onomatopoeia for popping out something) and suffix "-ky"; officially romanised as "Ponkey" and shared with Panser
Chinese 喷射花[2]
Pēnshè Huā
Spurting Flower. This name is also used for Pansers
German Vulkan-Pflanze From vulkan (volcano) and pflanze (plant)
Italian Pianta Vulcano Volcano Plant
Portuguese Planta Volcano Volcano Plant
Romanian Plantă de foc (Super Mario World television series) Fire plant


  1. ^ a b 「任天堂公式ガイドブック スーパーマリオワールド」 (Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook – Super Mario World), page 27 (PONKEY ポンキー description). 「マリオ3に出てきた水中花の地上バージョン。火の玉を4つ吐き出して一休み。このくり返し。マントではじき飛ばすのが一番楽だ。」 (An aboveground version of Mario 3's Suichūka. It spits out 4 fireballs then takes five. This repeats. It is easiest to flick it away with the Cape.)
  2. ^ 无敌阿尔宙斯 (August 28, 2013). 神游 超级马力欧世界 敌人官译. Baidu Tieba. Retrieved February 2, 2017.