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Toadette
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Toadette in her appearance for Mario Party 7.
Full Name Toadette
Species Toad
First Appearance Mario Kart: Double Dash!! (2003)
Latest Appearance Mario Kart 8 (2014)
Latest Portrayal Samantha Kelly (2007-present)

“Hey, what's the deal?! What did you do to my hotel? It looks like a corkscrew now! Nobody wants to vacation in a corkscrew!”
Toadette, Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix

Toadette is a recurring Toad character in the Mario series. Originally introduced as a playable racing partner for Toad in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, she has since appeared in other games as a playable character and has played supporting roles in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix, and Mario Party DS. While she has very similar traits to other characters, she is the most commonly recurring female Toad in the Mario series. Toadette has been shown to be on good terms with such characters as Peach, Toad, Toadsworth, and Mario.

History[edit]

Mario Kart series[edit]

Mario Kart: Double Dash!![edit]

Toad and Toadette racing (Mario Kart: Double Dash!!).

Toadette first appears in Mario Kart: Double Dash!! as Toad's racing partner and an unlockable character. Both Toad and Toadette can be unlocked by winning the Special Cup in 100cc. Additionally, she has her own personal kart, the Toadette Kart. It can only be unlocked by completing the Mushroom Cup in Mirror Mode. Both characters are lightweights, and their special item is the Golden Mushroom.

Mario Kart Arcade GP 2[edit]

While Toadette herself does not make an appearance as a playable racer in the arcade exclusive Mario Kart Arcade GP 2, she receives a notable cameo in the race course Yoshi Park 2 where large paper cut out structures of Toadette as well as Toad and Toadsworth (done in the artwork style of the Yoshi games) can be seen within the Trick House section of the course.

Mario Kart Wii[edit]

Toadette returns to the Mario Kart series as an unlockable character in Mario Kart Wii. Toadette becomes playable once the driver has raced all thirty-two courses in Time Trials. It is stated in the guide for Mario Kart Wii that Toadette was excited after getting permission from Peach to race and even stated that she is Toad's sister, though this is unconfirmed. Toadette is a small-sized racer, and she is able to use all the small-sized karts and bikes, each one being recolored white and magenta to match her personal style. Toadette is the only lightweight to have an off-road bonus. She also has a minor speed bonus, which is rivaled by that of Rosalina and Baby Peach.

Mario Kart 8[edit]

Toadette in Mario Kart 8.

Toadette appears as an unlockable playable character in Mario Kart 8. She is one of the heavier lightweights (she shares this trait with Toad, Koopa Troopa, Shy Guy, Lakitu, Larry, and Wendy), outweighing Lemmy Koopa and the babies, while still being lighter than Peach, Daisy, and Yoshi.

Toadette, along with Rosalina and Wendy, appear on two out of the four 'Women of Racing Organization' posters seen around the track of N64 Royal Raceway.

Toadette is the Normal Staff Ghost for Toad Harbor. She is also the only character from E3 2013 to be locked, making her the only locked character to appear on the loading screen.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door[edit]

Toadette in paper form (Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door).

In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Toadette appears whenever Mario discovers a Hammer or a new pair of Boots. Toadette hosts a tutorial session with Mario and explains how to use the new ability, and whenever Mario uses a new item on the first try correctly, she blushes. During her last tutorial with Mario, Toadette runs off crying knowing she will not see him for the rest of the adventure. After Punio returns to Boggly Woods, Toadette leaves a message on the notice board in Rogueport wondering where he went. If Mario attempts to fix the Happy Lucky Lottery and is caught, Lucky mentions that he had to tell Toadette she will not be able to play. He also claims that this caused her to "burst into tears."

Mario Party series[edit]

Toadette in the minigame Catch You Letter (Mario Party 6).

Toadette has become a recurring character in the Mario Party series since her debut in the series in Mario Party 6. In Mario Party 6, Toadette is unlocked by paying the Star Bank thirty Power Stars. Toadette appears as a co-host in Mario Party Advance. She hosts Party Land along Toad and is the only host of Challenge Land. She also hosts Duel Dash. Toadette returns playable in Mario Party 7. Unlike the precedent, Mario Party 6, she does not need to be unlocked. In this game, Toad is her default partner and they share the same special orb, the Triple 'Shroom Orb, which allows her and Toad to roll two dice blocks for three turns. Toadette once again is a default playable character in Mario Party 8.

Toadette playing Shake It Up with Daisy, Waluigi, and Wario in Mario Party 8.

Though not a playable participant, Toadette appears as one of the Board Hosts in Mario Party DS with her own board, Toadette's Music Room. Toadsworth is going to conduct her music recital, but Hammer Bro. ruins their plans by trashing Toadette's Music Room and breaking many of her instruments. Toadette has to enlist the help of Mario and the gang to counter the threat and to expel Hammer Bro. She also keeps the music stand from her would-be recital in her room afterward, along with two mysterious Metronomes that only Toadsworth knows the secrets of. Toadette also appears as a target in the minigame Hot Shots where thirty points are deducted if hit. Mario Party DS also states that after Peach heard Toadette played an inspiring music piece, she gave her a set of trumpets. Peach was touched when she discovered how happy Toadette was to receive them.

Mario Baseball series[edit]

Mario Superstar Baseball[edit]

Mario Superstar Baseball is Toadette's first sports appearance as a playable character (aside from Mario Kart). Toadette is a speed character who starts on Peach's team in Challenge Mode. Toadette ties with Yoshi as the fastest character in the game, and she also happens to be the only sub-character with two special abilities: "Sliding Catch" and "Wall Jump". Toadette must be unlocked by completing Challenge Mode as Peach's team. She has good chemistry with Peach, the Toads, and Toadsworth.

Mario Super Sluggers[edit]

Toadette's appearance in Mario Super Sluggers.

Toadette makes another playable appearance in Mario Super Sluggers, where she is available from the start. In Challenge Mode, she is part of Peach's team, the Peach Monarchs. Like in the first game, she is a speed character. She has Enlarge for an ability, which she grows and hits third or home base player if she succeeds in a close-play. She has good chemistry with Princess Peach, the Toads, Toadsworth, the Nokis, and Birdo. She has bad chemistry with Paragoomba.

Players can recruit her by visiting Peach Ice Garden. The only requirement of recruiting her in the team is to fix the pattern of the hedge, which is the shape of a Mushroom. After players have flipped, rotated, and switched the pattern blocks, the hedge gets completed and a three-way path shows up, which enables players to advance. Toadette then insists to join the team, saying, "You need me! I won't take no for an answer!", also implying her insistent and stubborn personality. Toadette also shows concern about Peach's flowers since something is blocking them from growing.

Toadette and Baby Mario share the same stats, the same ability (Enlarge), and even the same glove and bat.

Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix[edit]

Toadette confronting the two protagonists.

During Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix, Toadette opens a hotel by the sea in World 2-1. However, because of the chaos caused by the removal of the Music Keys from Truffle Towers, her hotel becomes twisted like a corkscrew. Mario/Luigi and Toad arrives and Toadette yells at them for turning her hotel into a corkscrew. By the request of Toadette, Mario/Luigi and Toad along with Toadette and the guests, use the power of dancing to return her hotel to its original shape.

After fixing her hotel, Toadette directs Mario/Luigi and Toad to the location of where they can find the next Music Key; however, she soon becomes upset when she notices that the heroes had run-off to find the crystal while she was still speaking. Toadette makes a later cameo appearance where she can be seen waving farewell from the outskirts of her hotel to Mario/Luigi and Toad as they prepare to leave World 2 after retrieving the Music Key.

Yakuman DS[edit]

Toadette appeared as a default opponent in the Japan-exclusive game, Yakuman DS. Despite her playable roles in many other multiplayer games she appears in, she appears only as an opponent. She is a normal/hard opponent; she is speedy and can win the hand faster.

Mario Golf: World Tour[edit]

Toadette playing golf on Toad Highlands in Mario Golf: World Tour.

Toadette made her Mario Golf series debut in Mario Golf: World Tour as a downloadable playable character.[1] She is a part of the Mushroom Pack and the Season Pass that were released on the same date as the game's launch. Her regular driving distance is 198 yards and she has a straight trajectory. She has one of the best Sweet Spot and Control stats, and she also hits relatively low. Her star driving distance is 230 yards.

Super Mario-Kun[edit]

Toadette as she appears in the Super Mario-Kun

Toadette appears in volume 40 of the Super Mario-Kun. She briefly appears in the fight against Kingfin, after Kingfin is surprised to see the Toads intact after he ate them.

Cameos[edit]

Toadette's cameo in Super Mario Galaxy along with Toad.

Both Toadette and Toad have a brief cameo appearance in the opening for Mario Power Tennis as a team competing in the tournament, as shown on the scoreboard. They also cameo in the opening storybook montage in Super Mario Galaxy.

Also, Toadette makes a cameo appearance in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. She appears as a trophy and two stickers. Her stickers show her artworks from Mario Party 7. The first one shows her with Toad, and is available to Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Yoshi, and Bowser. Her second sticker shows her singular artwork, which is only usable by the two princesses.

General information[edit]

Physical appearance[edit]

Solo picture of Toadette for Mario Party Advance.

Toadette is portrayed wearing a pink dress-shirt with a thin white line near the bottom (except in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door and the artwork for Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, where her dress-shirt is colored orange with no design). Layered on top of the dress is a bright red vest (colored brown with the orange dress) with a light gold trim. Underneath she wears white pants and brown, padded booties.

Toadette has the same body and facial structure as other Toads; she has the same round head and skin tone most other members of her species share. Her eyes are small, dark, and oval-shaped. Like most Toads, she has the appearance of a child, even in terms of her voice.

Toadette has a pink cap with white spots, which is close to a simple color swap of a male Toad's cap colors. She has a unique set of pink plaits that match the design of her Toad cap; they flow freely and tend to bounce around when she is in the middle of any activities.

Personality and traits[edit]

Toadette is generally a happy and upbeat girl. She is portrayed as being a nice, sensitive person, and she enjoys being with others; she has similar personality traits to Toad. However it is shown she can get childish very easily.

In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, she states that she likes animals, and that she is saddened when Punio stops visiting the sewers. Also, if players change the time on their GameCube's clock, Lucky, who runs the Rogueport lottery, mentions that the lottery numbers are messed up because someone has changed the clock, and when he tells this to Toadette, she "cried her little eyes out", showing that at times she can be very emotional. This is also supported when, at the conclusion of the last tutorial session with Mario, Toadette runs off crying knowing she will not see him for the rest of his adventure. In Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix, she was portrayed as quite pushy, forcing Mario and Toad to fix her hotel even though they are in a hurry to find the Music Keys. Mario Super Sluggers also has shown that Toadette is determined and stubborn, as she claims that fellow teammates need her and that she does not take no for an answer.

Mario Party DS indicates that she is interested in music and musical instruments, even to the point of going to play in a recital. Toadette stays up late practicing a wide array of instruments ranging from trumpets, to violins, to even a small silver hand bell.

Relationships[edit]

Friends[edit]

Toadette and Mario are friends. Toadette often helps, assists, or provides activities to him (such as the Duel Challenge in Mario Party Advance). It is hinted in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door that she may have a crush on him, as she blushes every time she compliments him and cries when leaving after showing him the last weapon, the Ultra Hammer. Also, she speaks to him with hearts in many of the speech bubbles. When leaving, she indicates a concern for his safety. She also tells him to rescue Princess Peach, which may mean that she has realized that she and Mario could never be because he belongs with Peach.

The two images of Toad and Toadette that appear simultaneously in Yoshi Park 2 of Mario Kart Arcade GP 2.
Toad and Toadette holding hands in the ending of Mario Kart Wii.

According to the official guides from Prima for Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart 8, Toad and Toadette are siblings. In Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, Toadette is introduced as Toad's partner, which has been continued throughout the spin-off games. In Mario Kart Arcade GP 2, Toadette cameos in Yoshi Park 2 in which pictures of Toad and Toadette appear to be holding flowers for each other (as pictured on the left). Additionally, in the ending screen of Mario Kart Wii, the two Toads can be seen holding hands. In the introduction of Super Mario Galaxy, both Toads can be seen sitting beside each other in a grassy plain while watching the shooting stars. Their team name in Mario Party 6 indicates that, being the only two playable Toads, they are good friends. Regardless, the two are on good terms, including sharing good chemistry in the baseball games. It is revealed in Mario Party DS that Toad built her a special table by himself (for her music recital), which was later given to her by Peach.

Official profiles and statistics[edit]

Main article: List of Toadette profiles and statistics

Mario Kart: Double Dash!![edit]

  • Partner: Toad
  • Kart: Toadette Kart
  • Special Item: Golden Mushroom
  • Bio: "If you feel the need for speed, choose Toadette for your kart, and hold on tight. Unlock her by finishing the 100cc Special Cup with a 1st place win."

Mario Party 8[edit]

Toadette's emblem.
  • First Appearance: Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
  • Bio: Toadette pulled up to the starting line for the first time in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, but now she is a regular fixture in the gang's adventures. Toadette has every intention of taking home that year's supply of candy.
  • Website Bio: She's pretty in pink and spunky enough to show she has what it takes to be a superstar.
  • Team Names:
    • Mario: Marionettes
    • Luigi: Cha-Cha Chasers
    • Peach: High-Flair Pair
    • Daisy: Perfumed Shroomy
    • Toad: Zoomin' Shrooms
    • Yoshi: Flutter Friends
    • Wario: Double Agents
    • Waluigi: Half-Pranky Duo
    • Birdo: Pink Powerhouse
    • Boo: Boo Duet
    • Dry Bones: Double Trouble
    • Hammer Bro.: Smash Success
    • Blooper: Double Trouble

Gallery[edit]

For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Toadette.

Quotes[edit]

  • "See, that didn't take very long, Mr. I'm-in-a-rush! It looks good as new!" – Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix
  • "But...the sea is fraught with danger! Fraught, I tell you! Hey, I'm not done talking!" – Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix
  • "Please! Take me with you!"Mario Super Sluggers
  • "I want to do my part to protect this island and all the ballparks Princess Peach built!"Mario Super Sluggers
  • "You need me! I won't take no for an answer!"Mario Super Sluggers
  • "Yahoo!" - Mario Kart 8

List of appearances by date[edit]

Title Description Release Date System/Format
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Unlockable Playable Character 2003 Nintendo GameCube
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Non-Playable Character 2004 Nintendo GameCube
Mario Power Tennis Cameo in Opening 2004 Nintendo GameCube
Mario Party 6 Unlockable Playable Character 2004 Nintendo GameCube
Mario Party Advance Non-Playable Character 2005 Game Boy Advance
Yakuman DS Non-Playable Character 2005 Nintendo DS
Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix Non-Playable Character 2005 Nintendo GameCube
Mario Superstar Baseball Unlockable Playable Character 2005 Nintendo GameCube
Mario Party 7 Playable Character 2005 Nintendo GameCube
Super Mario Galaxy Cameo in Opening 2007 Wii
Mario Party 8 Playable Character 2007 Wii
Mario Kart Arcade GP 2 Cameo 2007 Arcade
Mario Party DS Non-Playable Character 2007 Nintendo DS
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Trophy and Sticker 2008 Wii
Mario Kart Wii Unlockable Playable Character 2008 Wii
Mario Super Sluggers Playable Character 2008 Wii
Mario Party Fushigi no Korokoro Catcher Playable Character 2008 Arcade
Mario Golf: World Tour Downloadable Playable Character 2014 Nintendo 3DS
Mario Kart 8 Unlockable Playable Character 2014 Wii U

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese キノピコ
Kinopiko
キノピオ (Kinopio, Toad) + 子 (ko, meaning "child"); usually used to Japanese female name.
Spanish (NOA) Toadette Same as her English name.
Spanish (NOE) T. Ana
Toadette
Her name in the Spanish version of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.
All the other games
French Toadette
German Toadette
T. Tanja (PM:TTYD)
Toadette
T. Tanja
Italian Toadette
Russian Тоадетта
Toadetta
Transliteration of the international name
Korean 키노피코
Kinopiko
Transliteration of the Japanese name

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.gonintendo.com/s/226745-noe-pr-mario-golf-world-tour-lets-players-expand-their-play-options-with-new-downloadable-courses-and-characters