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This article is about butterfly Wigglers. For the move used by Yoshi, see Flutter Jump. For the character from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, see Sergeant Flutter.
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A Flutter from Mario Party: Island Tour
First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Super Mario Party (2018)
Parent species Wiggler
Notable members
Flutter (Mario Party Advance)
Flutter (Paper Mario: Sticker Star)
“Wiggler ate till Wiggler's tummy was full, and now Wiggler grew up into Flutter!”
Flutter, Paper Mario: Sticker Star

Flutters (also called Wiggler Flies[citation needed], Flying Wigglers[1], or Butterflies[citation needed]) are butterfly sub-species of Wigglers that first appeared in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. When hit, they act like the normal Wiggler, getting enraged. Instead of flying around aimlessly, though, they charge straight for the Yoshi that hit them.


Yoshi franchise[edit]

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island / Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3[edit]

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A Flutter in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island.

Flutters, known in this game as Flying Wigglers, are only seen in "GO! GO! MARIO!!". Just before the goal, a swarm of them appear over a flat turf, they fly up and down and charge towards Yoshi if an egg is thrown at them or jumped on. They are defeated if hit by Yoshi's tongue or a Ground Pound.

In the remake, Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3, they appear in the secret level, Endless World of Yoshis. There, they are near the beginning, and only a few of them are there.

Tetris Attack[edit]

A Flying Wiggler appears in Tetris Attack, which depicts it as a friend of Yoshi rather than an enemy. Flying Wiggler is playable in Time Trial mode, and can be fought and rescued on the Flower Stage in the main Vs. Com mode. In the SNES version, it is paired with the similarly-themed Eggo-Dil.

Yoshi's New Island[edit]

Flutters appear in Yoshi's New Island in the level 3-S Ride the Blarggwich. Here, they float up and down and serve as obstacles in Yoshi's way. In addition to their new appearance, angry Flutters' wings turn yellow with purple spots and rings. Unlike previously, if Yoshi tries to eat one, he cannot, and the Flutter will be enraged.

Super Mario-Kun[edit]

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An angry Flutter after Mario has plucked its flower.

One Wiggler in volume 6 of Super Mario-Kun transforms into a Flutter lookalike after Bowser and Kamek replace the flower on its head with a Muncher.

In volume 14 of the Super Mario-Kun, a Flutter gets infuriated after Mario plucks a flower off of it.

Mario Party series[edit]

Mario Party 5[edit]

Flutters have their own Capsule in Mario Party 5, which can take players to the Star. They also appear in some minigames.

Mario Party Advance[edit]

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An individual Flutter also appears in Mario Party Advance, where she resides on the third floor of the Mushroom Condo.

Mario Party 6[edit]

Flutters reappear in Mario Party 6, as well as the Flutter Orb which retains the same affects.

Mario Party 7[edit]

A Flutter Orb in Mario Party 7

Flutters once again appear in the Flutter Orb in Mario Party 7. She also appears in the minigame Spider Stomp, where she is kidnapped and has to be rescued.

Mario Party 8[edit]

Flutter also makes several cameos in Mario Party 8. It can be found in the minigames Specter Inspector as one of the hiding enemies (it is found in the piano), Moped Mayhem as a racer, and in the minigame contest Test for the Best, holding the 4,000 points sign.

Mario Party: Island Tour[edit]

Flutter as seen in Mario Party: Island Tour

Flutter appears in Mario Party: Island Tour for the Nintendo 3DS. On the Star-Crossed Skyway board, Flutter appears in the first, second, and last Star Stages. It gives out ten Mini Stars to the player who reaches it. It retains its updated nose from Paper Mario: Sticker Star.

Super Mario Party[edit]

Bowser buying an item from Flutter's item shop

Flutter appears in Super Mario Party as a non-playable character who owns the item shop.

Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3[edit]

Flutters were originally going to appear in World-e of Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3, but were left unused likely due to the discontinuation of the e-Reader. They were to have the same behavior to that in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island.

Mario Power Tennis / New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis[edit]

Wiggler having turned into Flutter for his Defensive Power Shot.

In Mario Power Tennis, Wiggler transforms into a Flutter for his Defensive Power Shot. If the player is to win a match as Wiggler, he will transform into Flutter during his winning animation.

Paper Mario: Sticker Star[edit]

Flutter makes its debut in the Paper Mario series in Paper Mario: Sticker Star as Wiggler's fully grown and true form. Flutter explains he became his form after eating a plentiful amount of leaves from the forest. Flutter will offer to fly Mario and Kersti out to Bowser's Sky Castle. He also refers to himself as "grown up". In this game it appears with the brown nose of a Wiggler rather than the usual pink nose. Though Wiggler/Flutter can no longer take Mario to the shipwreck in Whitecap Beach, a pipe appears that transports Mario to the southwestern area of the island.

Mario Golf: World Tour[edit]

A large Flutter appears in Mario Golf: World Tour in the 9th hole of Wiggler Park, where it hovers above the green. If a ball touches it, it'll do a loop.

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

Flutter appears in Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition as an enemy and ally alongside a Flame Chomp. Its types are Fire and Light.

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam[edit]

Main article: Wiggler#Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam

A Flutter makes an appearance in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, which marks the first time it appears in the Mario & Luigi series. After the Wiggler boss battle, a seemingly-exhausted Wiggler, along with some Paragoombas, goes up into the sky; Wiggler then takes this form for the rest of the game.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ハナチャン[2]
See Wiggler.
Spanish Fluflú
French Papillette From papillon (butterfly)
German Flatter Transliteration of the English name.
Italian Fiorfalla From "fiore" (flower) and "farfalla" (butterfly)
Russian Летающая Егоза
Letayushchaya Egoza
Flying fidget
Chinese 花毛毛 (Traditional)
Huā Máomáo
花之子 (Simplified)
Huā Zhī Zǐ
See Wiggler.
Romanian Floaruture Pun of "Floare" (Flower) and "Fluture" (Butterfly)


  1. ^ Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Nintendo Player's Guide. Page 126.
  2. ^ 「スーパーマリオアドバンス3任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Super Mario Advance 3 Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 19.