Princess Peach (ピーチ姫 Pīchihime?), otherwise known as Princess Peach Toadstool, is a deuteragonist of the Mario series. She is the beautiful and graceful princess of the Mushroom Kingdom. She is often kidnapped by Bowser but is always rescued by Mario. She has also helped Mario save the world a few times and even starred in her own game where she rescues Mario, Luigi, Toad and the Mushroom Kingdom from Bowser. She has appeared in a few games alongside Sonic the Hedgehog. The first game to feature these two together was Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games. She later appeared in other crossover titles with Sonic. She seems to be on good terms with Blaze the Cat, Amy Rose, and especially her best friend Daisy.
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
Peach made her first appearance in the Sonic series when she was featured in the game Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games. She appeared as a Skill character along with Waluigi, Tails and Dr. Eggman. While Peach is a Skill character, she is the fastest character who isn't a Speed character. Peach's speed is on par with Daisy, who is a Speed character. In the opening for the game she is seen running on the 100m dash along with other major Mario and Sonic characters. She is later seen in the swimming event. In mission mode, she shares a rivalry with Amy.
Peach has missions in both Wii and DS version.
Wii version missions:
- Finish with a time between 3:20 and 3:29 in 4X100m relay
- Do 3 successful yell throws in Hammer throw
- do 10 successful rowing acceleration (3 notes) in single sculls
- Finish 1st when you have no stamina in 400m
- Shoot 5 point circle within 2 attempts in archery
- Perform 10 difficult moves in trampoline
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Peach has average speed, strong aerial moves, decent horizontal recovery, but weak ground based moves. She has a strong up smash but a weak but damage racking down smash both involving her twirling her hand raised and dress like a blade respectively. Her forward smash consist of three different items(cast iron pan, tennis racket, and golf club) which all varies by damage, range, and knock-back. Her standard special move was Toad; if one was to hit him, the damage would deflect onto the opponent. Her side special move was the Peach Bomber. In this move, she would use her rear end to smash into the opponent causing an explosion of hearts. Her up special move was Peach pulling out a parasol and floating gently down with it. Her down special move is where Peach can pull a vegetable from the ground and throw it at opponents. This move caused little damage, however, there is a slim chance Peach can pull a vegetable with a different expression on it's face and it deals a lot of more damage.
Peach watched a battle between Mario and Kirby in a stadium alongside Princess Zelda. After the battle, Peach witnessed the ambush Mario and Kirby. Peach and Zelda quickly ran to the duo's side and defeated the army. Afterwards, two were ordered by the to set a in the stadium. Peach and Zelda were swiftly caged by Petey Piranha and helplessly watched him knock Mario away from the stadium. Kirby then engaged Petey and defeated him.
Peach and Kirby jumped away from the blast radius that hits when Petey exploded. Wario then appeared and turned Zelda into a statue with his . Peach and Kirby gave chase but had to flee from the stadium on Kirby's Warp Star due to the Subspace Bomb's explosion.
Peach and Kirby were chased by the Halberd and were forced to land on it. They were later knocked off of the ship after an Arwing hit the by the Halberd's artillery. Later on, as Kirby wandered off, Peach was caught off guard by Bowser and was turned into a statue by his Dark Cannon. then transformed used the statue to become .
Peach barely managed to escape Petey's explosion. As she attempted to get up, she was shot by Wario's Dark Cannon and was turned into a statue. Wario then kidnapped her and fled from the stadium. Along the way, Wario would also kidnap Ness. Wario's vehicle was later hijacked by King Dedede, thus taking the trophies of Peach and Ness, alongside Luigi, to his castle. However, he was raided by Bowser and lost the possession of Peach to him. Mario and Pit attemped to save her but were too late, and Bowser took Peach up to the Halberd.
Both Peach and Zelda were in cages aboard the Halberd. Once they were found by Meta Knight, Lucario and Solid Snake, False Peach and emerged and fought them. After they lost, Peach and Zelda were freed but were told by Snake to stay put in the room they were locked in. Not taking heed of this, Zelda became her alter ego, Sheik, and found a way outside onto the deck of the Halberd.
While there, Peach took little notice of the battle going on between Fox in his Arwing and the Halberd. Because of this, she was almost hit by one of Fox's attacks. Sheik then forced Fox to eject to prevent him from causing anymore damage. Fox and Sheik nearly engaged in a full-on battle but Peach calmed them down with her offer of tea. She later had to fight alongside Sheik, Fox, Snake, Meta Knight and the newly joined Falco. After this, a single trophy of was left behind, to which Peach activated and befriended by letting him play with her umbrella.
Peach's group then increased as they banded together to fightin . They were all easily transformed into statues due to the effect of a massive shockwave. However, they were later rescued through the efforts of the secretly resurrected King Dedede, Luigi, Ness and later, Kirby.
As Tabuu was about to land another strike on the fighters, Sonic ambushed him out of nowhere and aided the group in defeating him once and for all.
Neutral Special - Toad
- Automatically launches a counterattack if an enemy hits Toad.
Side Special: - Peach Bomber
- Scores heavy damage while dashing forward.
Up Special: - Peach Parasol
- Glide gracefully through the sky by umbrella. Good for recovery.
Down Special: - Vegetable
- Pluck a veggie and carry it until you're ready to throw it.
Final Smash: - Peach Blossom
- Pull foes into Peach's world where they fall asleep. The closer they are to Peach, the deeper their slumber. Eat the fallen peaches to recover damage.
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
Peach's third appearance with Sonic was in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games. She appeared as a skill character like the other skill characters from the past game with a new edition to the group being Silver the Hedgehog. Her rival in mission mode was still Amy. Peach, however, got a new winter outfit like the other girls in this game. This outfit was a mini pink dress with magenta sleeves and leggings. In the Nintendo DS version's Adventure Tour, Peach will join Mario and Sonic if they beat her in a Snowball Machine match.
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Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
Peach returns as a playable character in Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games. She is again a Skill type character.
Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games
Peach once again returns as a playable character in Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. She has special winning animations with Daisy, Mario, and Amy if she wins an event with any of them as her teammate.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
Peach returns as a veteran character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. She plays similar to how she was in Super Smash Bros Brawl, but it now takes her a little longer to pluck a vegetable. She also has custom moves, which are variations of her moves in the game.
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Peach returns again as a playable character in Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. In the 3DS version, Peach is playable only in Golf and 100m Freestyle Swimming. Similar to the previous installments, Peach's highest stat is her skill.
Along with every other playable character from the past installments, Peach is playable in every event in the Wii U version of the game.
Peach is also playable in the Arcade version of the game, where she is a Technique character.
- "Peach!" - When you select her in Mario & Sonic series of games.
- "Oh, did I win?" - When Peach wins a round.
- "Oh, I lost." - When Peach loses a round.
- "Ooh! Next time, it's mine!" - When Peach is in 2nd or 3rd place.
- "Yay, not bad!" - When Peach wins 2nd or 3rd place in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games.
- "Alright...not bad!" - When Peach wins in 2nd or 3rd in Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
- "Oh yes! How nice! Lucky me!" - When Peach is in 1st place.
- "Sweet!" - When winning in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
- Peach and Dr. Eggman have something important in common. Both had two different names outside Japan and in Japan. (Princess Toadstool and Princess Peach, Dr. Robotnik and Dr. Eggman) Currently, they are both used interchangeably (Peach in Super Mario 64, Dr. Eggman in Sonic Adventure).