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This article is about the owl who appeared in Super Mario 64 and its remake. For information about the boss of Hoo's Wood in Super Princess Peach, see here.
Hoot as seen in Mario Party Advance.
Species Owl
First Appearance Super Mario 64 (1996)
Latest Appearance Mario Party Advance (2005)

“You should lay off the Pasta, Mario!”
Hoot, Super Mario 64

Mario holding onto Hoot.
Hoot in Super Mario 64.
Mario holding onto Hoot.
Hoot in Super Mario 64 DS.
Mario holding onto Hoot.
Mario holding onto Hoot.

Hoot[1] is an owl who sleeps in a tree near Whomp's Fortress in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS. When Mario climbs into his tree, Hoot will offer to give Mario a ride to the top of the fortress. When Mario hangs on to Hoot too long, Hoot complains that Mario's weight is making it difficult for him to carry him for so long. He drops Mario, and tells him "to lay off the pasta." Depending on where in the sky Mario is, Hoot's action of letting him go could result in Mario's death.

He later appears at Cool Cool Mountain, Snowman's Land, Tall Tall Mountain, and the tiny (where everything else is huge) part of Tiny-Huge Island in the DS remake. He also appears as an unlucky gambler in Mario Party Advance. Hoot tells the player that he has a losing streak at the Jungle Game Hut, and he needs the player to help him. Once the player wins, the reward is the minigame. The ending states that he can't stop shaking his head. In Super Mario 64 DS, music plays while hanging on to him. The music that plays is a variety of the Wing Cap theme.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese フコロウ
French Hiboulul From "hibou" (owl) and "hululer" (a bird's cry)
Italian Guffy From gufo, owl


  1. ^ Super Mario 64 Player's Guide, pg. 29