Toady

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Toady
SMW3-Toady Artwork.PNG
Artwork of Toady from Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3.
Species Origin Magikoopa
First Appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest Appearance Yoshi's New Island (2014)
Sub-Species
Solo Toady
Notable Members
Kamek Krew
This article is about Kamek's henchmen from the Yoshi series. For information about the frog-like enemy from Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, see Bopping Toady. For the character with the nickname "Toadie", see Toad.

Toadies are enemies first appearing in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. They usually travel in groups of four and are usually depicted as followers of Kamek the Magikoopa and themselves somewhat resemble small Magikoopas but have propellers on their heads and are normally dressed in red. The word "toady" means "underling" and its use does not always refer to Toadies as a species.

The groups of red Toadies have not been seen to directly attack and, save for in Yoshi Touch & Go's Time Attack mode, cannot be attacked themselves. However, in the final boss battle of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, it is possible for Yoshi to shoot down Toadies with eggs if thrown directly up.

History[edit]

Yoshi series[edit]

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island / Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3[edit]

A group of Toadies kidnapping Baby Luigi.
Kamek with several Toadies.

In Yoshi's Island, four red-cloaked Toadies appear in order to carry Baby Mario away if Yoshi allows him to float free for too long. There are also the seldom seen green Solo Toadies, who are able to swipe Baby Mario if he falls off Yoshi's back, and another dark pink variety that swoops in and seizes the baby immediately after he is dislodged from Yoshi. Unlike the red Toadies, Solo Toadies do not fly off to Kamek immediately, but instead hover around with Baby Mario, making it difficult for Yoshi to get him back. A group of Toadies also appears in Tetris Attack, assisting Kamek, yet again.

Yoshi's Story[edit]

In Yoshi's Story, the Toadies carry Yoshis off to Bowser's Castle if they are defeated. However, if the player rescues a White Shy Guy in one of the levels and completes it, he will be able to save one captured Yoshi, essentially making him the equivalent of a 1-UP Mushroom.

Yoshi Touch & Go[edit]

In Yoshi Touch & Go, Yoshi must stop the Toadies from stealing Baby Luigi in Time Attack mode by throwing eggs at them. The four red Toadies (each of which has two hit points, giving the group a total of eight) carry Luigi at the top of the screen, shielded by a group of many purple Toadies who can each absorb one hit. If Yoshi manages to break through the purple Toadies and defeat the red ones before the time runs out, he can save Baby Luigi. Small, green Solo Toadies also appear as generic enemies in Yoshi Touch & Go; rather than following a determined path, they instead make a beeline for Baby Mario or Yoshi.

Yoshi's Island DS[edit]

The Toadies reprise their role in the direct sequel to Yoshi's Island, Yoshi's Island DS. Serving Kamek, who has traveled back in time, the Toadies kidnap babies from all over the Mushroom Kingdom, including Baby Mario and Baby Peach. However, the latter two's captors are attacked by the Stork, who saves them from being kidnapped. Toadies also appear in the mini-game Scratch and Match, which is featured as a bonus challenge in Yoshi's Island and Yoshi's Island DS.

Yoshi's New Island[edit]

Toadies appear in Yoshi's New Island. They are again assisting Kamek, and help him kidnap Baby Luigi and the Stork in the game's intro. Although they do not appear as regular enemies that can be defeated, they do appear when Yoshi is seperated from Baby Mario for too long, and take the baby to Baby Bowser's Castle, making Yoshi lose a life.

Club Nintendo[edit]

Some Toadies seen in "Mario in Mariozilla."

Toadies once more appear as Kamek's assistants in the Club Nintendo comic "Mario in Mariozilla." They help him invade Mario's garden, but when his plan to shrink Mario fails, they flee. The Toadies are later seen during a fight between Mario and Kamek, supporting the Magikoopa. After Kamek and Mario get shrunk by the abilities of the Magikoopa's broom, some Toadies work together with Dr. Light and Princess Toadstool in order to transform their master back.

In this comic, Toadies look different from their appearance in the games: their actual eyes and pupils are visible behind their glasses, rather than just the spiral form, their characteristic teeth are missing, they wear armor with round short sleeves instead of their usual robes and they possess fingers.

Mario Party series[edit]

Mario Party 5[edit]

The orb item depicting a Toady in Mario Party 5 is incorrectly labeled as "Magikoopa Capsule". This is corrected to "Toady Orb" in Mario Party 6, although the Mario Party Advance minigame Broom Zoom seems to confuse them with Magikoopas again, stating that Toadies use brooms, while it is actually Magikoopas who use them.

Mario Party Advance[edit]

Also, in Mario Party Advance, one of the missions includes Mario or Luigi helping a group of Toadies named the Kamek Krew, find a stage for them to perform at. The ending states that the concert was a huge hit.

Mario Party 8[edit]

A Toady, selling candy to Mario in Mario Party 8.

In Mario Party 8, Toadies run the Item Shops in Bowser's Warped Orbit, one of the Toadies drives Bowser's convertible which appears when someone lands on a Bowser Space in Koopa's Tycoon Town, and two of them hold the 7,000 points sign in Test for the Best.

Mario Party: Island Tour[edit]

Many Toadies appear in Mario Party: Island Tour in the Kamek's Carpet Ride board. They can be seen bustling about the library area. As well, if Kamek makes the characters move forward or backward an amount of spaces in this section via Kamek Time, he summmons Toadies to carry out this duty.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese コカメック
Kokamekku
Small Kamek/Magikoopa (Kamekku is both the name of the character, Kamek, and the species, Magikoopas).
Spanish (NOA) Hechikoopa From Hechicero (sorcerer) and Koopa.
French Magikoopa -
German Magikoopa
Toady (some games)
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Trivia[edit]

  • Fawful is a self-described "Toady", but this is in the literal sense of the word (a synonym for "underling"), since he is clearly not a member of this species. His glasses and cloak do strongly resemble those worn by a genuine toady, however.
  • Toadies somewhat resemble Shy Guys, but they have no masks.