Boo Mario

From the Super Mario Wiki, the Mario encyclopedia
Jump to navigationJump to search
Boo Mario
Boo Mario Super Mario Galaxy 2.png
Used on Mario, Luigi
Item needed Boo Mushroom
Power(s) given Can float, go through walls, turn invisible, attract Boos, understand Booish
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)

Boo Mario is a form of Mario that debuted in Super Mario Galaxy. As its name implies, the Boo Mario form is Mario disguised as a Boo, although his hat and face remain respective of his normal form. Boo Luigi, the equivalent form of Luigi, shares the same traits though with his respective features and a more oval-shaped body. In Super Mario Galaxy, Luigi has a worried look on his face, referencing his fear of ghosts, though he does not in Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition.


Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario Galaxy[edit]

Luigi cowering at the sight of Boo Mario.

In Super Mario Galaxy, in order to become Boo Mario, Mario must grab a Boo Mushroom. With this transformation, Mario can turn himself invisible and pass through certain walls and gates by shaking the Wii Remote, levitate by pressing the A Button button, and descend by holding Nunchuk Z Button. The walls Mario can pass through as Boo Mario are similar to the ones he can pass through with Vanish Cap in Super Mario 64. Mario can also understand the language of the Boos, called Booish, meaning signs written in that language can be understood by him once he transforms. His Boo form also attracts other Boos, causing them to follow him around and allow him to make use of them for various purposes. The transformation is lost if Mario takes damage, passes through light, touches water, or touches a Launch Star.

Mario first uses this transformation in the Ghostly Galaxy to rescue Luigi. Because Luigi is afraid of ghosts, he cowers when Mario approaches him in Boo form; therefore, Mario must return to his normal form beforehand. It is also used in Boo's Boneyard Galaxy and Sand Spiral Galaxy.

Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

This power-up returns in Super Mario Galaxy 2, in the mission "Haunting the Howling Tower" of Boo Moon Galaxy, where the power-up is very widely used.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Boo Mario appears in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U as a trophy. As with most trophies in the game, it can be obtained when it appears at random in one of the game's modes, such as Vs., Trophy Shop, or others.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Boo Mario makes an appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a Novice-class support spirit, increasing the fighter's jump height and move speed but making them easier to launch when equipped. In the spirit's battle, the player faces an invisible Mario on the Dracula's Castle stage.

Boo Mario's core can be combined with Ezlo's core to summon Cappy's spirit, or with a Shy Guy's core to summon Roger the Potted Ghost's spirit.

Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition[edit]

Boo Mario, as well as Luigi's equivalent form, also appears in Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition, in which he is used as a leader. He is unlocked by clearing World 4-PDSMBE-Fortress.png.

Mario head smaller.png This section is a stub. You can help the Super Mario Wiki by expanding it.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Mario Galaxy[edit]

  • Trading card bio: "In the deep recesses of the Ghostly Galaxy, strange and frightening spirits are after Mario. To help Mario navigate this scary place, he can grab a Boo Mushroom and power up to become Boo Mario! This allows him to become invisible, float like a Boo, and pass through walls."

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U trophy[edit]

Name Image Appears In NTSC-U Description PAL Description
Boo Mario SSB4TrophyBooMario.png Wii Super Mario Galaxy (11/2007)
Wii Super Mario Galaxy 2 (05/2010)
Are you afraid of ghosts? Maybe it will help to see the world as they do. Become Boo Mario with a Boo Mushroom, and then explore their world! Shake your Wii Remote to make Boo Mario go through walls. Boo Mario blends in OK, but even as a ghost he keeps his trademark hat. The other Boos don't seem to mind, thankfully. Boos are always tricky to deal with, so if you can't beat 'em, join 'em! All you need to do is grab a Boo Mushroom, and you'll become a Boo, letting you turn invisible, slip straight through walls and even speak Booish! You'd think Boos wouldn't fall for it, what with that trademark cap still firmly on top of your head...but luckily, they do.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit[edit]

Name Image Series / game Type Class Strength / effect(s) How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponent(s) Battle conditions Stage Song
Boo Mario SSBU Boo Mario Spirit.png Super Mario Series Support (1) Novice Lightweight Spirit Board
Purchase from the Vault Shop for 500G
Mario Hazard: High Gravity; Low Gravity
Rule: Invisibility
  • The enemy is invisible
  • Your jumping power decreases when the enemy's at high damage
  • The enemy is less affected by gravity
Dracula's Castle
(Hazards off)
Castle / Boss Fortress - Super Mario World / SMB 3

Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition[edit]

No. Name Max LVL HP ATK RCV Attribute(s) Skill Helper/Leader/Awoken Skill
1 PDSMBE-BooMarioCard.png
Boo Mario
99 ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★ PDSMBE-DarkOrb.pngDark / PDSMBE-FireOrb.pngFire Ghost Attack:
14 turns
Changes all Orbs into Fire, Wood, and Dark Orbs.
Ghost Power:
Raises your team's ATK by 2.5x after attacking with 3+ attributes at once.
2 PDSMBE-BooLuigiCard.png
Boo Luigi
99 ★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★ PDSMBE-DarkOrb.pngDark / PDSMBE-WoodOrb.pngWood Ghost Trick:
10 turns
Lets you move any Orbs anywhere for 6 seconds. No effect in Score Attack.
Ghost Aura:
Raises your team's ATK by 2.5x after attacking with 3+ attributes at once.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese オバケマリオ
Obake Mario
Obake Ruīji
Ghost Mario

Ghost Luigi
Spanish Mario Fantasma
Luigi Fantasma
Ghost Mario
Ghost Luigi
French (NOA) Mario Boo
Luigi Boo
Boo Mario[1]
French (NOE) Mario Fantôme
Luigi Fantôme
Ghost Mario
Ghost Luigi
German Geist-Mario
Ghost Mario
Ghost Luigi
Italian Mario Spettro
Luigi Spettro
Ghost Mario
Ghost Luigi
Portuguese Mario Boo/Fantasma
Luigi Boo/Fantasma
Boo Mario
Boo Luigi
Russian Марио-бу
Boo Mario
Korean 유령마리오
Yeulyeong Mario
Ghost Mario
Chinese (Simplified) 幽灵马力欧
Yōulíng Mǎlì'ōu
Yōulíng Lùyìjí
Ghost Mario

Ghost Luigi
Chinese (Traditional) 幽靈瑪利歐[2]
Yōulíng Mǎlì'ōu
Yōulíng Lùyìjí
Ghost Mario

Ghost Luigi