Ukiki

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Ukiki
Ukiki 64.png
An Ukiki from Super Mario 64.
First Appearance Super Mario 64 (1996)
Latest Appearance Mario Super Sluggers (2008)
Related Species
Grinder
Seedy Sally
Short Fuse
Notable Members
Akiki
For the enemy from Yoshi's New Island, see Grinder (enemy).

“Ook...oookiii! (I used your capsules!)”
Ukiki, Mario Party 5

Ukikis, also known as Ukkikis or simply monkeys, are a species of primates found in the Mario series. A similar species of monkeys called Grinders originated in the Yoshi series of games, and possibly inspired the creation of Ukikis. Interestingly enough, possibly as a mistake, Yoshi's New Island refers to Grinders as Ukikis.

History[edit]

Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario 64[edit]

In Super Mario 64, two Ukikis inhabit Tall, Tall Mountain. One can be seen following Mario around and doing tricks. However, if Mario grabs him, he will steal Mario's hat and wear it. To get it back, Mario has to grab him again; this is made difficult by the fact that Ukiki now runs away from Mario. In the second mission of Tall, Tall Mountain, Mario has to catch a different Ukiki on the very top of the mountain; when caught, the monkey will jump on a cage with a star for Mario, making it accessible.

Super Mario 64 DS[edit]

Mario encounters Ukiki on Tall, Tall Mountain in Super Mario 64 DS.

In the remake Super Mario 64 DS, if any character was wearing another character's hat, the monkey would take it and the character would transform back into himself. A glitch allowed Wario to pick up Ukiki using the Metal Cap and could even carry him into the water.

Mario Party series[edit]

Mario Party 4[edit]

In the Mario Party 4 board Koopa's Seaside Soiree, they toss a banana, which, upon being slipped on, will determine a character's path around the game board.

Mario Party 5[edit]

In Mario Party 5, they were revealed to also come in other colors: gray, blue, red and very rare gold ones. They had their own capsule as well: when activated, the Ukiki would use all of another character's capsules.

Mario Party 6[edit]

A Ukiki with Mario in Mario Party 6.

In Mario Party 6, Ukiki appeared in Castaway Bay hosting a special coin collecting minigame. They also appeared in various minigames such as Snow Brawl, where they act as allies to the solitary player, and Strawberry Shortfuse, where they deliver plates with either cake or explosives. They also appear in the Memory Quiz, the Variety Quiz, the Comparison Quiz and the Counting Quiz of Speak Up

Mario Party 7[edit]

Some Ukikis cleaning the floor.

In Mario Party 7, (where they looked like Grinders), Ukikis cameoed in the background of the Minigame Cruise, cleaning Peach's Cruiser. They also appear in the Apes of Wrath minigame.

Mario Party 8[edit]

In Mario Party 8, Ukikis appeared in DK's Treetop Temple, where they would roll down the stage on barrels, taking ten coins from anyone in their path. Mechanical Ukikis appeared in the minigame Flip the Chimp. They appear in the battle minigame Snipe for the Picking where there are two Ukikis turning cranks. They also appear in the duel minigame Cardiators on one of the cards. When the card is chosen, they come charging in to attack the opposing player.

Mario Party Advance[edit]

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In Mario Party Advance, a female Ukiki named Akiki (who happens to be the niece of an individual Ukiki who is named "Ukiki") appears. The actual Ukiki is the mayor of the Jungle Area, and lives at a house in the area. However, after arriving at his house, he was supposedly kidnapped, the kidnapper leaving a note stating his location in code, saying bIg teAM cAT leaTHEr fLAKE blarmpot (saying "I AM AT THE LAKE" if lowercase letters are removed). However, after arriving at Loch Dorrie, Ukiki states that he wanted to surprise Akiki, but he never thought it would become so serious. He then left to explain to Akiki what had happened, but not before giving the player the gaddget Mini Maze.

The ending states that Ukiki resigned as mayor, and is still Akiki's friend.

Ukikis also appear in the minigame See Monkey?, which involves saving ten Ukikis from drowning.

Mario Power Tennis[edit]

Ukikis also have a place in Mario sports titles; like Mario Power Tennis, where they appear in the background of a court.

Dance Dance Revolution Mario Mix[edit]

Ukikis appear in Dance Dance Revolution Mario Mix in the Banana Storm minigame. They can drop bananas, which Mario or Luigi collect, and Spiny Eggs, which stun Mario or Luigi.

Mario Baseball series[edit]

Ukikis also appear as part of the audience in the Mario Baseball series.

Mario Strikers Charged[edit]

They can also be seen in the audiences of Mario Strikers Charged.

Game appearances[edit]

Title Description Release Date System/Format
Super Mario 64 NPC 1996 Nintendo 64
Mario Golf (Nintendo 64) Name appears on score board 1999 Nintendo 64
Mario Golf (Game Boy Color) Name appears on score board 1999 Game Boy Color
Mario Party 4 NPC 2002 Nintendo GameCube
Mario Party 5 NPC 2003 Nintendo GameCube
Mario Party 6 NPC 2004 Nintendo GameCube
Mario Power Tennis NPC 2004 Nintendo GameCube
Super Mario 64 DS (remake) NPC 2004 Nintendo DS
Mario Party Advance NPC 2005 Game Boy Advance
Dance Dance Revolution Mario Mix NPC 2005 Nintendo GameCube
Mario Superstar Baseball NPC 2005 Nintendo GameCube
Mario Party 7 NPC 2005 Nintendo GameCube
Mario Party 8 NPC 2007 Wii
Mario Strikers Charged NPC 2007 Wii
Mario Super Sluggers NPC 2008 Wii

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ウッキィ
Ukkyi
Ookii

Trivia[edit]