Fly (Mario Paint)

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For other uses of the term "Fly", see Fly (disambiguation).
Artwork of a fly from Super Mario Maker
A fly in Super Mario Maker
First appearance Mario Paint (1992)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)
Notable members

Flies are enemies in the minigame Gnat Attack in Mario Paint. They are the first and main enemies encountered, as well as the least threatening; just dashing across the screen when they come on. As they are unable to harm Mario's hand, Mario should concentrate on its more dangerous variants before swatting these insects.

Flies were planned to appear in a Gnat Attack minigame in Mario Artist: Paint Studio, which was ultimately not implemented. They would have had a very different appearance compared to Mario Paint, consisting in a brown body with yellow wings and a red proboscis.

Flies appear in several microgames in the WarioWare series; this includes Mario Paint: Fly Swatter and Fly Swatter from WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!, Fly Swatter from WarioWare: D.I.Y. and Mario Paint - Flyswatter from WarioWare Gold.

Flies randomly appear in the editing mode of Super Mario Maker. They buzz around the screen, and can be swatted with a fly swatter, and hitting them will trigger a recreation of the Gnat Attack minigame. Flies can also be spawned by shaking a Muncher and quickly trigger Gnat Attack.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, flies appear as part of the Flies & Hand Assist Trophy.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ハエ

Chinese (simplified) 苍蝇

Chinese (traditional) 蒼蠅[1]


  1. ^ "蒼蠅在場地裡盤旋,拿著蒼蠅拍的手則拚命拍打。如果被牽連在內,將受到沉痛的傷害,像蒼蠅般到處逃走吧!" – November 29, 2018. 大亂鬥部落格 | 任天堂明星大亂鬥 特別版 | 任天堂. (Traditional Chinese). Retrieved July 11, 2024.