Flying Squirrel Mario

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Flying Squirrel Mario
Artwork of Mario from New Super Mario Bros. U
Applies to Mario, Luigi, Yellow Toad, Blue Toad, Toadette, Toad, Mii
Item needed Super Acorn
Power(s) given Glide, cling walls, jump while gliding.
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. U (2012)
Latest appearance Super Mario Maker 2 (version 3.0.0) (2020)

Flying Squirrel Mario is a form introduced in New Super Mario Bros. U. When he grabs a Super Acorn, Mario can lightly glide above ground or long chasms, and can also temporarily cling to vertical surfaces that are safe to touch.

While Mario is in his Flying Squirrel form, he gets red puffy overalls, a dark gray shirt and shoes, and a big red cap with two squirrel ears on it and a beige brim. On his back, he has a pair of gray membranes and a tail. This appearance seems to be based off of Raccoon Mario. Flying Squirrel Luigi has these changes, too, but wears green cap and overalls. The Flying Squirrel Toads have a cap colored according to their emblem color, with two bright stripes and squirrel ears. They also get a red handkerchief around their neck, gloves, squirrel-like fur, yellow or blue pants, grayish shoes, flying membranes, and a tail. Toads lose their vests becoming Flying Squirrel Toads.

Like Waddlewings, common enemies found in the game, this form is based on flying squirrels, real life mammals that are capable of gliding between trees.


Super Mario series[edit]

New Super Mario Bros. U / New Super Luigi U / New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe[edit]

The Flying Squirrel form, along with the Super Acorn, makes its initial appearance in New Super Mario Bros. U. While using the power-up, the player can glide by holding down the jump button. While gliding, they can also propel themselves upwards with a Flying Squirrel Jump, giving them additional height for a few seconds before they start to descend; unlike with the Caped form, they can only do so once before landing. Turning around while gliding will causes the player to descend significantly They can also stick to walls, blocks, and pipes, but after sticking to a wall, they start sliding downwards after a few seconds. The Flying Squirrel form also allows the player to Spin Jump higher than normal.

A rarer variant of the Flying Squirrel form, the P Flying Squirrel form, is available in both games. It can be acquired from touching a P-Acorn. It physically glitters and allows gliding even after propelling upwards. The P-Acorn can only be acquired by catching Nabbit or finding one on the map.

The Flying Squirrel form returns in New Super Luigi U, although Nabbit, as with every other power-up, cannot use it.

In New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, Toadette can gain the Flying Squirrel form.

Super Mario Maker / Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS / Super Mario Maker 2[edit]

In Super Mario Maker, after the version 1.20 update, and at the start in Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS and Super Mario Maker 2, if the player repeatedly taps / knocks a Warp Door in the New Super Mario Bros. U style, Weird Mario may appear in the Flying Squirrel form.

The form was added to Super Mario Maker 2 in the World Maker update released on April 22, 2020.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Mario in his Flying Squirrel form is depicted as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. The trophy can be obtained at random in one the game's modes.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Yellow Toad's Flying Squirrel form appears as an Advanced-class support spirit. When used, it increases the fighter's upward and downward launch power. In the spirit's battle, the player faces a Tail Mii Swordfighter wearing a Super Mushroom hat and a Monkey Suit on the Mushroom Kingdom U stage.

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

Flying Squirrel Mario and Luigi appear as leader characters in Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition. Flying Squirrel Mario is a Wood/Fire attribute member. He has a high heart point rating at 5 out of 6, and his recover rating is 4 out of 6. However, his attack power is moderate, at 3 out of 6. Every ten turns, Flying Squirrel Mario can use the "Air Glide" skill, which changes all Light Orbs on-screen into Wood Orbs. Likewise, he has a leader skill called "Acorn Power" that doubles the attack and recover ratings of any Wood-attributed team mate.

Flying Squirrel Luigi, although he shares some of his traits with his brother, displays several differences. Both of his attributes are Wood and has a 4 out of 6 rating for both his HP and recovering power, as well as a 5 out of 6 rating for his attack performance. His Leader skill is called "Acorn Miracle", which doubles the attack and HP ratings of all Wood-type team mates. Lastly, Flying Squirrel Luigi's main skill is "Air Smash", which functions just like his brother's main skill.

Mario Sports Superstars[edit]

Toads in the Flying Squirrel form are selectable teammates in Mario Sports Superstars, in both yellow and blue varieties. They are classified as speed characters. Both colors are available in baseball, while only Yellow Flying Squirrel Toads can be chosen in soccer.


New Super Mario Bros. U[edit]

  • Electronic manual description: Glide through the air, and cling to walls for a brief moment.
    • The Flying Squirrel jump can only be performed once in midair.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U trophy[edit]

Name Image Appears in American English Description European English Description
Flying Squirrel Mario Flying Squirrel Mario trophy from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Wii U New Super Mario Bros. U (11/2012) When Mario grabs a Super Acorn, he turns into Flying Squirrel Mario! Like a real flying squirrel, he can hold out his arms and glide through the air. That must feel really, really awesome! This power isn't just for fun, though—it has practical uses, too, like helping him grab the coins floating in midair. Da-ding! Da-ding! Da-ding! Da-ding! When Mario grabs a Super Acorn, he turns into Flying Squirrel Mario! Like a real flying squirrel, he can hold out his arms and glide through the air, which probably feels really awesome. This power isn't just for fun, though – it has practical uses too, like helping him grab coins floating in mid-air. Da-ding! Da-ding! Da-ding! Da-ding!

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit[edit]

# Name Image Series / game Type Class Strength / effect(s) How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponent(s) Battle conditions Stage Song
26 Flying Squirrel Toad Flying Squirrel Yellow Toad Super Mario Series Support (1) Advanced Toss & Meteor
  • Spirit Board
  • Purchase from Vault Shop for 1000G
Tail Mii Swordfighter
  • The enemy favors down specials in the air
  • The enemy has increased jump power
Mushroom Kingdom U (Ω) Ground Theme - New Super Mario Bros. U


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ムササビマリオ
Musasabi Mario
Flying Squirrel Mario
Chinese (Simplified) 飞鼠马力欧[1]
Fēishǔ Mǎlì'ōu
Flying Squirrel Mario
Chinese (Traditional) 飛鼠瑪利歐[2]
Fēishǔ Mǎlì'ōu
Flying Squirrel Mario
Dutch Vliegende-Eekhoorn-Mario Flying Squirrel Mario
French Mario Écureuil Volant Flying Squirrel Mario
German Flughörnchen-Mario Flying Squirrel Mario
Italian Mario scoiattolo volante Flying squirrel Mario
Korean 날다람쥐마리오
Naldaramjwi Mario
Flying Squirrel Mario
Portuguese Mario Esquilo-Voador Flying Squirrel Mario
Russian Марио-Летяга
Flying Squirrel Mario
Spanish Mario Ardilla Voladora Flying Squirrel Mario

See also[edit]



  1. ^ Official Tencent Nintendo Switch channel (December 24, 2019). 《新 超级马力欧兄弟U 豪华版》将于12月10日发售. Retrieved December 24, 2019.
  2. ^ 動作 ("Actions"). Official traditional Chinese website for New Super Mario Bros. Deluxe. Retrieved December 24, 2019. (Archived February 3, 2022, 22:56:25 UTC via Wayback Machine.)