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Myconid

Myconids, also known as Mushbooms, are big pink mushroom shaped enemies that inhabit the forest areas in the Seiken Densetsu series. These creatures usually dance around to fight and can spit spores out at their enemies to put them to sleep. They are usually found buried in the ground up to their cap, and upon getting close to them they will pop out and pursue you. The word Matango is often associated with these creatures in their language or names. This word can be traced back to a Japanese movie from 1963 entitled “Matango: Attack of the Mushroom People”.

Final Fantasy Adventure

Myconid

In FFA the Myconids were paired with Goblins. They do little more than walk around the screen randomly.

Secret of Mana

In SoM Mushbooms are classified as Plants.

Mushboom / Myconid (J)

In SoM Mushbooms are found in the Potos, Pandora and Gaia’s Novel area. They lie in wait for your characters and then pop out of the ground to fight. They can split their back open to spit out spores that will knock you out. They kick to attack and can spin around on their head and hit you. A tribe of good Mushbooms lives in the town Matango. Their leader is King Truffle and he knows a lot about the legend of the White Dragon and helps you out in the story. Their language has the word “Matango” for hello, and “Gontma” for goodbye.

Mushgloom / Darth Matango (J)

These dark green Mushbooms are found in the Pure Land. They are little more than super powered Mushbooms.

Seiken Densetsu 3


In SD3 Myconids are classified as Plants.

Myconid

In SD3 Myconids are nocturnal creatures, during the day they can be found hidden underground up to their cap. At night they have an orange glow on them. They attack in the same ways as in SoM. Their eyes can be used to cast Sleep Flower.

Darth Matango

These dark green Myconids have all of the same abilities as the normal Myconids. They have a special attack in which they summon a screenful of tiny myconids which hit you. They have the ability to reflect magic spells, and if you get some of their oil you can cast Reflect Magic on yourself.

Legend of Mana

In LoM name are classified as Plant.

Mushboom / Myconid (J)

In LoM Mushbooms use kicks to fight and also use their cap as a boomerang. As a pet they add a sleep effect to your attacks. The friendly Mushbooms are the same color as those in other Seiken Densetsu games, and the enemy Mushbooms look like Mushglooms.

Sword of Mana

Mushboom / Myconid (J)

Darth Matango

Children of Mana

Mushboom / Myconid (J)

Darth Matango

Dawn of Mana

Mushboom / Myconid (J)

Death Mushboom / Thanatos Matango (J)

Heroes of Mana

Mushboom / Myconid (J)