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Fake Goal Pole.jpg
An illusion of a Goal Pole
First appearance Super Mario 3D World (2013)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury (2021)

Illusions[1] are projections created by Boos in Super Mario 3D World and Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury. They appear inside Shifty Boo Mansion and Shiftier Boo Mansion, taking on the forms of 1-Up Mushrooms, pipes, a Mystery Box, and Goal Poles. When touched by a player character, an illusion dissipates into several cackling Boos before vanishing. Some illusions have other attributes. The second fake pipe[1] in Shifty Boo Mansion leaves a Green Star behind when it disappears. Three Big Boos appear around the first fake Goal Pole[2] in Shiftier Boo Mansion when a player character draws near.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese テレサのイタズラ[3]
Teresa no Itazura
Boo's Prank


  1. ^ a b "This pipe is actually an illusion! Expect to see this trick happen often in later ghost houses... The 1-Up here is also an illusion!" – Musa, Alexander, and Geson Hatchett (2013). Super Mario 3D World: PRIMA Official Game Guide. Roseville: Prima Games. Page 74.
  2. ^ Alexander and Hatchett. Page 257.
  3. ^ Sakai, Kazuya (Ambit), kikai, Akinori Sao, Junko Fukuda, Kunio Takayama, and Ko Nakahara (Shogakukan), editors (2015). 『スーパーマリオブラザーズ百科: 任天堂公式ガイドブック』. Tokyo: Shogakukan (Japanese). Page 233.