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Partners in Time Enemy
A Snifaro
Internal ID
Location(s) Gritzy Caves
HP 78
Power 72
Defense 60
Speed 33
Experience 50
Coins 10
Related Snifit

A Snifaro is a floating Snifit sarcophagus found in Gritzy Caves in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time. The name "Snifaro" is a portmanteau of "Snifit" and a corruption of "pharaoh," the name applied to Ancient Egyptian rulers who Snifaros are designed after (using the traditional pharaoh mummies' sarcophagus and wearing stereotypical pharaoh headdresses).


A Snifaro attacks by first opening up its sarcophagus, revealing two Snifits inside, one standing on top of the other. Each Snifit then fires one bullet at a Mario brother, at alternating intervals. They can be dodged by a jump, depending on the altitude of the bullets. It is possible to jump over the top bullet however. Their second attack has the top Snifit jump out of the coffin and ride the sarcophagus, akin to a rocket. The Snifaro flies high and then attempts to crash into a Mario brother. If the Snifit rides the sarcophagus normally (over the object), it attacks Mario. If the Snifit places itself under the sarcophagus, it attacks Luigi. This attack can be dodged or countered by jumping which if not, it may cause the trip status effect.

If a Fire Flower is used against a Snifaro, the sarcophagus burns up, revealing two Snifits, one of which runs away, leaving the top Snifit (still labeled as "Snifaro") to fight on its own. This exposed Snifit attacks faster.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ファラチョ Faracho
Spanish Snifaraón Combination of Snifit and faraón (pharaoh)
French Sarcosnifit Portmanteau of "sarcophage"(sarcophagus) and "Snifit"
Italian Snifaraone Combination of "Snifit" and "Faraone" (pharaoh)


  • If the player looks closely at the top of the headdress, there is a little golden Koopa head.