Raccoon

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This article is about the Raccoons on Isle Delfino. For information about Mario's transformation, see Raccoon Mario.

“I suppose you're here for THAT, hm? Yes, very good.”
Raccoon dad, Super Mario Sunshine

Raccoon
Tanikoon.jpg
A normal Tanooki.
First Appearance Super Mario Sunshine (2002)

The Raccoons[1] are a race of plump creatures found on Isle Delfino in Super Mario Sunshine. Only three ever make an appearance, making the species one of the least populous on the isle.

History[edit]

Super Mario Sunshine[edit]

In Super Mario Sunshine, the Boathouse in Delfino Plaza is run by two Raccoons, a father and his son. Ten Blue Coins can be traded there in exchange for one Shine Sprite. The father only accepts Blue Coins in increments of ten, and if Mario tries to ask for a Shine Sprite for less than ten Blue Coins, the father exclaims that he cannot sell the Shine Sprites at such a low price. Additionally, another Tanooki owns a small rowboat shack in Noki Bay. According to a sign near the shop, the boats can be rented for 90,000 coins, though the owner states that Mario is allowed to use them for free.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese タヌキ[citation needed]
Tanuki
Tanuki (Raccoon Dog)

Trivia[edit]

  • In Japan, the Raccoons are referred to as Tanooki, and the race is actually based on an animal known in Japan as tanuki, or in English as the Japanese raccoon dog. The design of Tanookis from Super Mario Sunshine is also modeled after the Tanuki Statues all across Japan; the sun hat, shirt/coat, tail, and sash are all trademarks of the statues.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Super Mario Sunshine Prima's Official Strategy Guide, page 40.