Coin Coffer

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Coin Coffer
Coin Coffer SMO.png
Artwork of a Coin Coffer for Super Mario Odyssey
Franchise Mario
Series Super Mario
First appearance Super Mario 3D Land (2011, overall)
Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition (2015, with Yoshi)
Latest appearance Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (2022, overall)
Super Mario Odyssey (2017, with Yoshi)
Variant of Moneybags
King Coin Coffer

Coin Coffers are enemies from the Mario franchise in which they debut in Super Mario 3D Land. They do not appear in any Yoshi games, although their first appearance in a game with Yoshi is Puzzle & Dragon: Super Mario Bros. Edition.

Coin Coffers have small eyes on top of their head, are round, have a light green color, have wide golden-lipped mouths, and slightly resemble both coin purses and frogs. Their name is a pun on "coffer", which is a name for a container used for storing money or valuables, and "cough", referring to how coins come from their mouths. Coin Coffers are the successors to Moneybags from Super Mario 64.


Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition[edit]


Coin Coffers reappear as enemies and potential allies in Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition. They come in green, red, blue, yellow, and purple colors, which represent which attribute they have; fire for red, water for blue, wood for green, light for yellow, and dark for purple.

Unlike most enemies, the Coin Coffer has a very high defense, which normally reduces any damage that it takes from a single attack to 1, but its HP is very low. Its attacks are also very weak, and it might run away from a battle. Defeating a Coin Coffer with a 10+ combo guarantees that it will join the player's party. Otherwise, it will only have a chance of joining the player when defeated.

All Coin Coffers have a Skill, Coin Boost, that doubles the amount of coins won during a single battle. Also, they are unique in that level 1 is their maximum level. Coin Coffer allies can give party members a significant amount of experience points whenever they are used to power them up, which can be handy for leveling up lower-leveled characters.

The player can also transform the Coin Coffers into a new variant of Coin Coffers, called King Coin Coffers by giving them six Super Mushrooms.

Super Mario Odyssey[edit]

Super Mario Odyssey icon of a Coin Coffer captured by Mario

Coin Coffers return in Super Mario Odyssey where they appear in the Wooded Kingdom and Sand Kingdom. They retain their invisibility ability from Super Mario 3D World. When they are visible to the player, Mario is able to capture one using Cappy. When a Coin Coffer is captured, they act like Coin Boxes when running around or while standing still. Mario is also capable of standing on steep slopes when capturing a Coin Coffer. The player can also choose to spit out Coins which act as projectiles, which also depletes their amount. If the player shakes the Joy Con, the Coin Coffer spits 20 coins around it in a circle. In this game, Coin Coffers are now immune to normal jumps, but they are also absolutely harmless towards Mario, as running into one will not damage him; despite this, they still seem to be considered an enemy, as taking a captured Coin Coffer near NPCs will cause them to react in fear.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ガマネー
Portmanteau of「ガマ」(gama, toad) and English word "money" and/or「お金」(okane, money)
Chinese 钱包蛙 (Simplified)
錢包蛙 (Traditional)
Qiánbāo wā
Purse Frog
Dutch Coin Coffer -
French Crapognon From "crapaud" (toad) and "pognon" (cash)
German Krötsus From "kröte" (toad) and "krösus" (a rich person)
Italian Rospicciolo From "rospo" (toad) and "spicciolo" (low-value coin)
Korean 돈꺼비
Portmanteau of "돈" (don, money) and "두꺼비" (dukkeobi, toad)
Portuguese (Brazil) Saporta-moedas From "sapo" (toad) and "porta-moedas" (coin purse)
Portuguese (Europe) Cospe Moedas Coin Spitter
Russian Кошелек
Spanish Monerrana From "moneda" (coin) or "monedero" (purse), and "rana" (frog)