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A Cow from Mario Kart 8.
First Appearance The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! - "Mario and the Beanstalk" (1989)
Latest Appearance Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (2017)
Derived Species
Notable Members
Royal Cow
Red-Brief J (possibly)

Cows, also known as Moo Moos, are a species of animal who are responsible for the production of milk. They have made semi-recurring appearances throughout the Mario series, usually appearing with different roles depending on the game they are in.

Numerous cow-like creatures and characters have also appeared throughout the Mario series, such as: Bīfun, Red-Brief J, Bullies and Debulls.


The Super Mario Bros. Super Show![edit]

"Mario and the Beanstalk"[edit]

In the The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! episode "Mario and the Beanstalk", Mario and Luigi had to get Gold Coins for the Mushroom Kingdom Orphanage, so they decided to sell Princess Toadstool's pet cow (the Royal Cow) to Dealin' Delbert. Delbert wanted to trade one of his many cows with Royal Cow, but the Mario Bros. wanted money. They instead traded Toadstool's Royal Cow for Garbanzo beans.


Several Cows, with Swiss Cheese-like bodies, later appeared as background characters in the episode "Koopenstein", where they inhabited the meadows of the Swiss Cheese Alps.

Mario Kart series[edit]

A sign for Moo Moo Dairy.

Mario Kart 64[edit]


Cows can be seen in the background of the Mario Kart 64 course named Moo Moo Farm.

Mario Kart: Double Dash!![edit]

In Mario Kart: Double Dash!!'s Mushroom City stage, a truck advertising this Moo Moo Farm course features a cow.

Mario Kart DS[edit]

Cows once again appear in the background of the retro track Moo Moo Farm.

Mario Kart Wii[edit]

A cow as seen in Mario Kart Wii.

Mario Kart Wii returns cows to the series and this time, cows serve as obstacles in a course called Moo Moo Meadows. A truck in the Moonview Highway course, also has a picture of a cow printed on it with the text "Moo Moo Dairy".

Mario Kart 7[edit]

Two cows make a small appearance in Mario Kart 7 on a sign in the Coconut Mall course, which reads "Moo Moo Dairy".

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

Cows return in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with the return of the Moo Moo Meadows track, this time with cows of other colors, such as solid black or brown. Also, in Toad Harbor and the return of Toad's Turnpike there are advertising trucks and signs with cows on them.

Paper Mario[edit]

Cows are briefly mentioned in Paper Mario, as in the Chapter 4 Interlude, when Peach goes up to the milk, it says "Milk, fresh from the Cow!".

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time[edit]

Kamek mentioned a cow in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time. On Yoshi's Island before his battle, Baby Bowser was eating too many Yoshi Cookies very fast and ended up choking. Whilst viewing the child choke, Kamek suggested he drink some milk from an "evil cow".

Mario Strikers Charged[edit]

Cows also appear in Mario Strikers Charged as course elements in Thunder Island; these cows become dangerous objects that fall down from a cyclone and raze anybody throughout the field.

WarioWare series[edit]

Cows have also made various appearances in the WarioWare series. In the WarioWare: Touched! microgame Fresh Squeezed, the player has to milk from a cow. In WarioWare: Smooth Moves's microgame, Community Service, the player must clean a cow's backside. In the WarioWare: D.I.Y. microgame, Farm Hands, the player must again milk a cow.

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games[edit]

Cows reappear in Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games on Moo Moo Meadows as obstacles in the Dream Equestrian event.

Mario Party: Island Tour[edit]

Cows appear in Mario Party: Island Tour on the Perilous Palace Path board as decoration on the board.

Yoshi's Woolly World / Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World[edit]

Despite cows not appearing in Yoshi's Woolly World and Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World, Moo Moo Yoshi is available as an unlockable Yoshi pattern which resembles a cow.

Nintendo Badge Arcade[edit]

Cows appear as badges in Nintendo Badge Arcade that the player may collect and decorate their Nintendo 3DS HOME Menu with. They are a part of the Mario Kart 8 set of badges.

Minecraft: Wii U Edition / Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition[edit]

In the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack in Minecraft: Wii U Edition and Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition, the traditional cow design from Minecraft is replaced with the design found in the Mario titles.