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Bowser's Inside Story Enemy
Nooz Red.gifNooz Green.gif
Location(s) Toad Town Caves
Battled by Mario & Luigi (if encountered in the field via hacks, they are defeated via a "Bump Attack"-type defeat with a reward of a 10 Coin.
Level 12
HP 55/83
Power Red - 34/85, Green - 28/70
Defense Red - 32/48, Green - 42/63
Speed Red - 48/72, Green - 32/48
Fire Double
Burn? Normal
Dizzy? Normal
Stat Down? Normal
KO? Double
Experience 50
Coins 25
Item Drop Super Mushroom
Internal ID

Noozes are birds found in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. They can be encountered in Toad Town Caves. Noozes resemble the Mario brothers' noses (thus the origin of their name) and have two forms. One has a red comb and wings resembling Mario's mustache, while the other has a green comb and wings resembling Luigi's mustache.

A given Nooz can switch between the two forms. They attack by "sneezing" at Mario or Luigi. Unfortunately, this attack cannot be jumped on and will instead hurt the Mario Bros. should they try to do so. This attack also has a possibility of giving them the Trip status effect. Like Mario and Luigi, they have a Bros. Attack. A red Nooz gets on top of a green Nooz and jumps into the air. It then flies to Mario and tries to land on him. Sometimes the Nooz "sneezes" to slow its descent, causing Mario to counter with his hammer too quickly. Afterward, the green Nooz will attempt to charge Luigi. Noozes can also sing the first few notes of the ending theme from Super Mario Bros. during battle to summon Noozs. Its color indicates which of the Mario brothers it will attack similar to Thwacks and Wonder Thwacks from the previous game.

A Nooz is one of the enemies contained in a Junker Can in the battle with Junker. It is always green, but will attack Mario if he destroys the Junker Can the Nooz was hidden in.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ノーーズ
From the English "nose".
Spanish (NOA) Narigote Pun of Nariz (Nose) and Bigote (Mustache).
Spanish (NOE) Moquino From Moco, meaning mucus, or Moquillo, meaning distemper.
French Ropif Pun on "gros pif" which means "big snout" and maybe "roti" wich means "roast".
German Schneuzer Pun on Schnauzer (mustache)
Italian Galliaccio Bad Hen