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Artwork of Banktoad from Super Mario Odyssey.
Artwork from Super Mario Odyssey
Species Toad
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury (2021)
“Thanks for using your local banktoad!”
Banktoad, Super Mario Galaxy 2

Banktoad is a green Toad who is a member of the Toad Brigade. He has a great love for Star Bits and can often be found in many different galaxies where he can usually be seen digging for coins. Originally unnamed, Banktoad receives his title in Super Mario Galaxy 2 for his duty of managing Star Bits in that game.


Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario Galaxy[edit]

In Super Mario Galaxy, Banktoad and four other Toads form the Toad Brigade. During the annual Star Festival, Bowser attacks the Mushroom Kingdom and kidnaps Princess Peach, inadvertently abducting Luigi and the Toad Brigade as well. Luckily, Mario comes across the Toad Brigade during the first mission in the Honeyhive Galaxy, after which they follow him back to the Comet Observatory. Once there, they construct a small spaceship called the Starshroom with the help of some of the Lumas onboard the Comet Observatory. After this, they use the spaceship to travel across the universe in order to help Mario recover the lost Power Stars. Banktoad can often be found with the Toad Brigade in various galaxies throughout the game. He can usually be seen exploring the area, digging for coins with his pickaxe, or otherwise giving Mario helpful hints regarding his quest.

Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

Banktoad with a Star Bit in Super Mario Galaxy 2.

During his travels, Mario collects a lot of Star Bits. The player can deposit Star Bits with Banktoad (he appears after the player visits Spin-Dig Galaxy) on a regular basis. Banked Star Bits collect interest, which comes in handy when the player needs to make a withdrawal to feed the Hungry Lumas that Mario encounters on the World Map.

Banked Star Bits transfer across save files, so if players start a new game, they can keep all the Star Bits that they have in the bank. The Banktoad's appearance also changes, depending on how many Star Bits Mario gives to him. He can only hold up to 9999 Star Bits, however. This, along with the galaxy's Comet Medal, is required in order to access the Prankster Comet in Grandmaster Galaxy.

Depending on how many Star Bits Banktoad is holding, his appearance will change accordingly:

  • 0-999: Banktoad holds a white Star Bit with both his hands.
  • 1000-1999: He wears glasses with his hands empty like Blue Toad.
  • 2000-3999: He begins carrying a round shield with the image of Princess Peach's emblem on the front and a spear nearly twice as tall as himself.
  • 4000-5999: Banktoad slings a pickaxe over his left shoulder.
  • 6000-7999: He puts on goggles and a snorkel that look identical to the ones Mailtoad sometimes wears in water levels (especially Purple Coin missions).
  • 8000-9999: Banktoad attaches the flashlight part of a miner's helmet to a strap he places around his head like Captain Toad.

Super Mario Odyssey[edit]

Banktoad in Super Mario Odyssey.
Banktoad in Super Mario Odyssey

Banktoad appears again in Super Mario Odyssey. He continues to wear the explorer's outfit he gained in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, although he gains a pith helmet to wear over his mushroom cap. He can first be found running the Crazy Cap location on the Lost Kingdom's Rocky Mountain Summit, with fellow Toad Brigade members Yellow Toad and Mailtoad acting as the store's clerks. Once Mario has cleared all story objectives in Bowser's Kingdom, Banktoad will appear at the starting gate next to a Warp Pipe informing him of a shortcut to the Inner Wall. He also appears on an expedition to the Dark Side with the other Toads after the objective Arrival at Rabbit Ridge! is complete, where he is near the spark pylon leading to Rabbit Ridge Tower and informs Mario that the Broodals may still be fought although the Power Moons atop the tower have already been collected.

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury[edit]

Banktoad appears in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury as a playable character in the Captain Toad's Adventures levels when playing in multiplayer mode. He has the same appearance as in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.

In Bowser's Fury, he appears as one of the four Toads who must be found to receive a Cat Shine. Mario can find him on a small island near Crisp Climb Castle.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker[edit]

Banktoad also appears in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. While he doesn't appear to play the role of a Banktoad in this game, he proves to be a hardworking Toad and is often seen investigating various maps in certain levels. He wears attire similar to Captain Toad with the uniform and backpack for collecting treasure.

Banktoad directly helps Captain Toad in certain situations in which he could follow behind the Captain alongside the other members of the Toad Brigade to help him reach difficult areas in order to find treasure and to snag the Power Star.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Banktoad and the Toad Brigade make an appearance as a trophy. In said trophy, the members of the Toad Brigade are depicted using their Super Mario Galaxy appearance.




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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese あずかり屋 (Super Mario Galaxy 2)
みどりキノピオ隊員たいいん[1] (Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker)
Midori Kinopio Taiin

Green Toad Team Member

Chinese (traditional) 奇諾比奧保管人
Qínuòbǐ'ào Bǎoguǎnrén
Toad Safekeeper

French (NOE) Toad banquier
Banker Toad
Italian Toad Custode
Custodian Toad
Spanish Toad tesorero
Treasurer Toad


  1. ^ Shashin Manga de Wakaru! Susume! Kinopio Taichō, page 14.