Hint Toad

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Hint Toad
SMO Snapshot Hint Toad.jpg
Hint Toad as seen in Super Mario Odyssey.
Species Toad
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (cameo) (2018)
She's not a witch, is she? IS SHE!!???”
Blue Toad, Super Mario Galaxy

Hint Toad[1] (formerly named Blue Toad[citation needed]) is one of the six members of the Toad Brigade, who acts as Princess Peach's attendants and royal guards. He is the smartest member of the brigade and often helps Mario with the use of his knowledge.


Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario Galaxy[edit]

In Super Mario Galaxy, Hint Toad appears as one of the five members in the Toad Brigade. Eventually, Mario comes along and saves the five Toads (including Hint Toad) in the Honeyhive Galaxy. Throughout the game, the Toad Brigade attempts to help Mario on his quest by traveling throughout the different galaxies in the search for Power Stars. In their last game appearance, the five Toads are revealed to have been promoted to Royal Guards due to their work of helping Mario.

Of the Toad Brigade, Hint Toad is shown to be the smartest of the five Toads and has provided Mario with some very useful information about the galaxies. To show his intelligence, Hint Toad appears wearing glasses in this game and is called the "smart one".

Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

Hint Toad in Super Mario Galaxy 2.

Hint Toad is once again part of the Toad Brigade in Super Mario Galaxy 2. He, along with the other Toads in the brigade, arrives on Starship Mario after Mario clears Spin-Dig Galaxy. Once again, he is the smartest, and often gives Mario hints on how to defeat Bowser. His speech changes every time Mario clears a world.

Super Mario Odyssey[edit]

Mario (in the Luigi Suit) talking to Hint Toad in Super Mario Odyssey.

Hint Toad once again appears in Super Mario Odyssey as a supporting character. He appears alongside Uncle amiibo to help Mario locate Power Moons scattered in every kingdom. Unlike Uncle amiibo, he charges Mario 50 yellow coins for every Power Moon location. Hint Toad is not able to locate the Desert Wanderer and Peach, however, who each give Mario a Power Moon when found. He only appears on the Dark Side after the objective Arrival at Rabbit Ridge! is completed and does not appear at all on the Darker Side, but does appear in every other kingdom. He has the same appearance as in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, but now dons a safari hat.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker[edit]

Hint Toad and two other Toad Brigade members.

Hint Toad appears in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. He appears in some levels and will give Captain Toad a Super Gem, Super Mushrooms, or 1-Up Mushrooms when found. He seems to lead Yellow Toad and Bank Toad, suggesting he may be second in command. His appearance is similar to how he appeared in the Super Mario Galaxy titles with his signature pair of glasses. However, he now sports an explorer suit and backpack for collecting treasure much like the Captain himself.

He also helps the Captain in other missions such as following him around alongside the other members of the Toad Brigade for unlocking various secrets and helping Captain Toad obtain a Power Star. Prior to the final fight against Wingo, Hint Toad tosses a Super Mushroom to Captain Toad as he climbs to the peak of the tower to fight the bird in order to assist the Captain.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Hint Toad makes a cameo appearance on the artwork on the Starship Mario spirit.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヒントキノピオ
Hinto Kinopio
Hint Toad
Spanish (NOA) Toad erudito Scholar Toad
Spanish (NOE) Toad consejero Adviser Toad
French (NOA) Toad l'astuce The advice Toad
French (NOE) Toad l'astuce The advice Toad
Dutch Toad-gids Guide Toad
German Tipp-Toad Tip Toad
Italian Toad aiutante Assistant Toad
Russian Тоад-советчик
Adviser Toad
Chinese (Simplified) 奇诺比奥提示员[2]
Qínuòbǐ'ào Tíshìyuán
Prompter Toad
Chinese (Traditional) 提示員奇諾比奧
Tíshìyuán Qínuòbǐ'ào
Prompter Toad


  • Hint Toad shares many similar characteristics and looks similar to the characters Toadbert and Russ T. as they are all blue-spotted Toads, are intelligent, and wear glasses.
  • In Super Mario Galaxy 2, after giving the Banktoad 1,000 Star Bits, he will wear a pair of glasses similar to Hint Toad's pair because he wants to look smart.
  • In Super Mario Galaxy 2, in the Boulder Bowl Galaxy, Hint Toad will be picking at the ground with a pickaxe. He says he lost his glasses, but upon closer examination using the first-person view, he is actually hitting his glasses with his pick.
  • In Super Mario Odyssey, the guide that Hint Toad holds has a map of Bob-omb Battlefield from Super Mario 64.[3]