Cat Mario

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Cat Mario
Cat Mario Artwork - Super Mario 3D World.png
Used on Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Toad, Rosalina, Bowser, Goomba, Bullet Bill, Banzai Bill, Toadette, Kinopio-kun
Item needed Super Bell, Lucky Bell
Power(s) given Run up walls and Goal Poles, scratch enemies with claws, dive bomb, quicker sprint, turn into Lucky Cat Mario (Lucky Bell needed)
First appearance Super Mario 3D World (2013)
Latest appearance Super Mario Maker 2 (2019)

Cat Mario is a form of Mario introduced in Super Mario 3D World which he can transform into by using a Super Bell. This suit is not limited to Mario, and can also be used by Luigi, Toad, Princess Peach, Rosalina, Toadette in Super Mario Maker 2, and Bowser. Mario's suit is yellow while Luigi's is green, Peach's is pink, and Toad's is blue, which match their colors (Luigi's suit, however, has rounded ears, a spotted body, and dark green ears and a tail tip, making him resemble either a leopard, a jaguar, or a cheetah). Rosalina's is black, and resembles a tuxedo cat, while Bowser uses a Super Bell to become Meowser, the final boss of the game. Toadette's suit is a slightly dark pink than Peach's and also has her pigtails added on. In Mario Kart 8, Cat Peach appears as a playable character of her own in the first DLC add-on pack for the game.


Super Mario series[edit]

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

Cat Mario makes its debut in the Wii U game Super Mario 3D World, gained upon collecting a Super Bell. In this form, Mario can briefly climb up or cling to both walls and the Goal Pole. Mario also has the ability to pounce on enemies from midair to slam into them, similar to a dive attack. He can also claw swipe enemies in front of him (which can spin Cat Wheels, similar to Tanooki Mario tail-whipping Tail Wheels in Super Mario 3D Land), as well as slide into them. Cat Mario runs at a crouching height, and he also breaks into a sprint significantly sooner than in any other form.

When Bowser becomes Meowser, he has white and orange fur with brown stripes, similarly to a tiger, a ringed tail, cat ears instead of horns, whiskers, and his nose is black. Also, his hair is colored red, white and brown, and his shell appears to become more blueish. Like Cat Goombas and Cat Bullet Bills, his form is similar to a transformation than an actual suit. However, in addition to this form's abilities, he can also tail whip, like Tanooki Mario, and he retains his fire breath.

Obtaining a Lucky Bell also lets Mario turn into Lucky Cat Mario, similar to Tanooki Mario's Statue form in Super Mario 3D Land (though the Lucky Cat form is invincible, rather than invulnerable and ignored, and gives bonus coins while falling); its appearance is similar to that of a Maneki-neko. Mario's Cat Suit gains a red bell collar to show he can use the ability. If Mario collects a Super Bell while in this form, he "downgrades" to normal Cat Mario, unlike collecting a Super Mushroom while Mario already has a power-up (similar to the Super Leaf and Tanooki Suit/Statue Leaf).

In the game's ending cutscene, the protagonists will always leave the Sprixie Kingdom and return to the Mushroom Kingdom in their Cat forms, even if they did not use them for the final battle against Meowser.

Super Mario Maker[edit]

Cat Mario and Cat Peach are available as a Mystery Mushroom costumes in Super Mario Maker. They are only obtainable after beating Cat Mario's Course and Cat Peach's Course, respectively.

Super Mario Odyssey[edit]

In Super Mario Odyssey, 8-bit sprites of Cat Mario and Cat Peach's costumes from Super Mario Maker can be seen in various locations throughout the game. When hit using Cappy, Cat Mario sprites drop coins and Cat Peach sprites drop a heart.

Super Mario Maker 2[edit]

In Super Mario Maker 2, Mario, Luigi, Toad and Toadette can transform into their Cat forms after collecting a Super Bell in Super Mario 3D World-style levels. As in Super Mario 3D World, they have the ability to claw swipe, climb up walls and Goal Poles, perform a sliding tackle, and pounce while in the air (The latter two abilities are performed by pressing L Button, R Button, ZL Button, or ZR Button while crouching and in midair, respectively.). They can also climb up Semisolid Platforms.

Additionally, knocking on the Warp Door in the Super Mario 3D World style may cause Weird Mario to appear in this form.

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

Cat Peach driving at N64 Royal Raceway

Cat Peach appears as a downloadable character in Mario Kart 8. She is part of the The Legend of Zelda × Mario Kart 8 DLC pack along with Tanooki Mario and Link, as well as four karts and eight race tracks. The Cat Cruiser also has a design that resembles Cat Peach. Cat Peach, along with the female Villager have more acceleration at the cost of their weight stat. They are the lightest middleweight playable characters in the game, being slightly lighter than Peach, Daisy, and the various Yoshis, but heavier than Toad, Koopa Troopa, the various Shy Guys, Lakitu, Toadette, Larry, Lemmy, Wendy, the babies, and Isabelle. Nin★Anne uses Cat Peach as the staff ghost for SNES Rainbow Road. Similar to Tanooki Mario, Cat Peach has different animations and quotes from her original counterpart, with many of them being meowing noises, or puns (e.g. "Meowtastic!").

Like with every character playable in Mario Kart 8, Cat Peach appears as a playable character in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch. Unlike the Wii U game, she is included within the base game and is available from the start.[1] She now shares stats with the female Villager and the Inkling Girl, but is still among the lightest middleweight characters.

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

Cat Mario and Cat Luigi appear as leader characters in Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition. Cat Mario is a Dark/Fire attribute member that is unlocked by clearing ★World 3, and Cat Luigi is a Dark/Wood attribute member that is unlocked by clearing ★World 4. Both of these characters can be trained so they reach level 99, and have similar HP, attack, and recover ratings with only a few differences. Cat Mario's main skill is called "Cat Walk", and it can be performed once every 12 turns; it increases by 1.5, for one turn, the attack power of any team member that has the Dark attribute. He also has a leader skill, the "Bell Rhythm", which raises every member's attack power by 3.5 after performing six combos consequently. Meanwhile, Cat Luigi's main skill is "Cat Dash", which lets the player move freely any orb that is on-screen for 10 seconds. His leader skill is "Bell Tempo", and it raises the attack power of all team members by 5.5 after attacking with five elements (attributes) at once.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Cat Peach appears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate under the name Cat Princess Peach as an Ace-rank, Shield-type, primary spirit with three support slots. The spirit reduces the fighter's weight but also makes them faster. It can be summoned using Rover's and Baby Peach's cores.

Other appearances[edit]

The Nintendo 3DS and Wii U's eShop and Play Nintendo offers a video series called The Cat Mario Show which stars both Cat Mario and Cat Peach. The purpose of the series is to provide viewers with facts, strategy tips, quizzes and other content regarding the latest video games released for the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U.

In the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack in Minecraft, Cat Mario and Cat Peach are playable skins. Leather Armor is replaced by the Cat Suit. Ocelots are replaced by Cat Mario, while normal cats have many skins replaced by Cat Luigi, Cat Peach, Cat Toad, Cat Rosalina, Meowser and Lucky Cat Mario.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario 3D World[edit]

  • Digital instruction manual bio: "Climb walls and claw enemies."
  • North American website bio: "You've never seen Mario like this! Pick up a Super Bell to transform into a cat. Scamper up walls to find secrets, pounce from above, and attack enemies with your claws—while looking pawsitively adorable."

Super Mario Maker 2[edit]

  • North American website bio: "You can’t mention Super Mario 3D World without showing some love for Cat Mario. Climbing walls...scratching...sliding, clawing at the air—there’s nothing quite like it."
  • Play Nintendo: "Cat Mario in the houseThere are things you can do in the style of Super Mario 3D World that you can’t do in any other style! For instance, you can add the Super Bell item, which turns Mario into Cat Mario. You can also add walls, trees, and semi-solid platforms for Cat Mario to climb. To learn more about Cat Mario’s moves—like Climb wall, Scratch, Slide, and Lunge—you can visit Yamamuro’s Dojo in the game to see a tutorial."[2]

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
Cat Princess Peach Cat Princess Peach Artwork - Super Mario 3D World.png Super Mario Series Primary (3) Ace Shield
Weight ↓
Summoned with a Rover and Baby Peach core N/A N/A N/A N/A


For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Cat Mario.

Names in other languages[edit]

Cat Mario[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ネコマリオ
Neko Mario
Cat Mario
Spanish (NOA) Mario felino Feline Mario
Spanish (NOE) Mario Felino Feline Mario
French Mario chat Cat Mario
Dutch Kat-Mario Cat Mario
German Katzen-Mario Cat Mario
Italian Mario gatto Cat Mario
Portuguese (NOE) Mario Gato Cat Mario
Russian Марио-кот
Cat Mario
Korean 고양이마리오[3]
Goyangi Mario
Cat Mario
Chinese (Simplified) 猫咪马力欧
Māomī Mǎlì'ōu
Cat Mario
Chinese (Traditional) 貓咪瑪利歐
Māomī Mǎlì'ōu
Cat Mario

Cat Luigi[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ネコルイージ
Neko Ruiji
Cat Luigi
Spanish (NOA) Luigo felino Feline Luigi
Spanish (NOE) Luigi Felino Feline Luigi
French Luigi chat Cat Luigi
Dutch Kat-Luigi Cat Luigi
German Katzen-Luigi Cat Luigi
Italian Luigi gatto Cat Luigi
Portuguese (NOE) Luigi Gato Cat Luigi
Russian Луиджи-кот
Cat Luigi
Korean 고양이루이지
Goyangi Ruiji
Cat Luigi
Chinese (Simplified) 猫咪路易吉
Māomī Lùyìjí
Cat Luigi
Chinese (Traditional) 貓咪路易吉
Māomī Lùyìjí
Cat Luigi

Cat Peach[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ネコピーチ
Neko Pichi
Cat Peach
Spanish (NOA) Peach felina Feline Peach
Spanish (NOE) Peach Felina Feline Peach
French Peach chat Cat Peach
Dutch Kat-Peach Cat Peach
German Katzen-Peach Cat Peach
Italian Peach gatto Cat Peach
Portuguese (NOE) Peach Gata Cat Peach
Russian Пич-кошка
Cat Peach
Korean 고양이피치[4]
Goyangi Pichi
Cat Peach
Chinese (Simplified) 猫咪桃花公主
Māomī Táohuā Gōngzhǔ
Cat Princess Peach
Chinese (Traditional) 貓咪碧姬公主
Māomī Bìjī Gōngzhǔ
Cat Princess Peach


  • When in Cat form, a jingling sound can sometimes be heard when the player jumps.
  • In an earlier version of Super Mario 3D World, whenever Mario transformed into Cat Mario, he would say "nyaa", the Japanese sound for a cat's meow. In the final version, this was changed to "meow".
  • According to Super Mario 3D World director Kenta Motakura, Rosalina's cat suit is black (instead of her usual cyan) as a request from producer Yoshiaki Koizumi.[5]
  • Mario's Fat Cat, Rabbid Peach's No Pity Kitty, and Rabbid Luigi's Jade Jaguar from Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle are modeled after Cat Mario, Cat Toad, and Cat Luigi, respectively.


  1. ^ Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for Nintendo Switch - Nintendo Game Details. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  2. ^ Super Mario Maker 2 Tips & Tricks. Play Nintendo. Retrieved November 23, 2020. (Archived July 22, 2020, 02:22:05 UTC via Internet Archive: Wayback Machine.)
  3. ^ 야옹야옹! 고양이 마리오 타임. February 23, 2017, 02:51:47 UTC snapshot on Internet Archive: Wayback Machine. Retrieved January 13, 2021.
  4. ^ 『슈퍼 마리오 3D 월드 + 퓨리 월드』의 소개 영상 공개. 새로운 모드에 대해서도 함께 소개. Nintendo. Retrieved January 14, 2021
  5. ^ Iwata Asks : Super Mario 3D World : Time Solves All Things. Retrieved December 17, 2013.