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This article is about species of birds found in the Super Mario franchise. For a boss from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, see Krow. For the enemy occasionally called "Crow", see Crowber.
LM Crow.png
Crows in Luigi's Mansion
First appearance Luigi's Mansion (2001)
Latest appearance Luigi's Mansion 3 (2019)
Derived subjects
Bird (Donkey Kong series)
Dodorigesu Jr.
Ninja Crow
Notable members
Maude and Flo
“Hey, Maude, listen to this! Ronnie, my oldest, is taking his SATs this year.”
Flo, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Crows are a species of birds that appear in several Super Mario franchise games, usually as part of the scenery, and are usually seen inhabiting dark and gloomy-looking places. Their first appearance as such is Luigi's Mansion, but they only gain a more prominent role in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door as inhabitants of Twilight Town, and later in Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon as enemies. In addition, several species from the Super Mario franchise, most notably Pidgits and Crowbers, are based on crows.


Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door[edit]

A Crow in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Crows appear in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. They appear on trees, and when Mario talks to them at first, they simply caw. When Mario uses Vivian and hides under a tree, however they say other things. Vivian explains that they only pretend to be ignorant when people are around. Only some crows give tips in the game. The crows in the game all appear only in Twilight Town. They are shown to talk about a variety of subjects, ranging from internet stocks to which university their children should go to. At one point in the game, the crows make a reference to Luigi's Mansion.

Models of the crows from this game make a cameo appearance in Super Paper Mario among Francis's toys.

Luigi's Mansion series[edit]

Split-arrows.svg It has been suggested that this section be split into the following: Crow, Crow (Luigi's Mansion series). (discuss)

Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon[edit]

The Skybridge segment from Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon.
Haunted Towers with crows as a swarm

Crows[1] appear as enemies in Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon as opposed to simply being ambient objects in Luigi's Mansion. Unlike in Luigi's Mansion and Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, in which they are tall and stocky, and have eyes on the sides of their heads and black feathers, they are now quite short and lean, and have eyes on the front of their heads and purple feathers. They now also appear in large swarms, whereas in the two aforementioned games, they only appeared in groups of two. They can hurt Luigi, but he can suck them up with the Poltergust 5000 or flash the Strobulb to defeat them, which makes them drop a bill or some hearts. Most crows in the game are found in Haunted Towers. Gold crows[2] also appear and fly in a certain direction before disappearing. When the Strobulb is used on one, it drops five bills.

Luigi's Mansion 3[edit]

A Crow in the Garden Suites
A crow in the Garden Suites

Crows reappear as enemies in Luigi's Mansion 3, along with gold crows, where they act as they did in Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon. They also have a swooping attack similar to Crowbers in the New Super Mario Bros. games.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ワタリガラス
カーラ (Luigi's Mansion series)
ゴルカーラ[citation needed]
Goru Kāra

Abbreviation of「烏」(karasu, crow) with「カ」elongated

Gol (short for "gold") Crow
Chinese (Simplified) 嘎嘎鸦 (Luigi's Mansion series)
Gāgā yā
Caw-Caw Crow
Chinese (Traditional) 嘎嘎鴉 (Luigi's Mansion series)
Gāgā yā
Caw-Caw Crow
Dutch Raaf Raven
French Corbeau Raven; compare to "corneille", which is closer to crow
German Rabe Raven
Italian Corvo Crow/Raven
Korean 까마귀
까악 (Luigi's Mansion series)

Portuguese Corvo Crow/raven
Russian Ворон
Spanish Cuervo Crow/raven


  1. ^ von Esmarch, Nick. Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 14. "TIP When you replay this mission, use the Strobulb to flash the crows perched in the trees along the path."
  2. ^ von Esmarch, Nick. Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 163. "Continue to the south end of the Chalet Approach. Search the tree at the bottom of the hill to reveal some gold crows. Flash the birds and search the nearby chest along the area’s south edge. When you’re done, follow the path back up to the Chalet."