Foo

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Foo
FooNSMBU.png
A Foo in New Super Mario Bros. U
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009)
Latest appearance Dr. Mario World (2020)
Variant of Fwoosh
Comparable
Stonk
NSMBW Foo Render.png

Foos are white cloud-like enemies that first appeared in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. They produce fog that can obscure the player's view. Foos can be defeated with any kind of attack. Their name comes from Fwoosh, a similar enemy from Super Mario 64 and its remake that blows wind. Additionally, Twisters from Super Mario Maker 2 were originally going to have a Foo-like design.

History[edit]

Super Mario series[edit]

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

A group of Foos fire clouds at Mario

New Super Mario Bros. Wii marks Foos' debut appearance. They appear only in World 7-5, and create fog periodically.

The fog vanishes after a few seconds and can be blown away by Spin Jumping, or by propelling as Propeller Mario.

New Super Mario Bros. U[edit]

In New Super Mario Bros. U, Foos appear only in Snaking above Mist Valley and behave the same as they did previously.

New Super Luigi U[edit]

Foos also appear in New Super Luigi U. Here, they are only found in Three-Headed Snake Block.

Mario Party 10[edit]

Foos play a role in the Mario Party 10 minigame Foo Me Once, where they blow fog to obscure the buttons displayed on the platforms which the players need to remember in order to safely traverse across.

Dr. Mario World[edit]

In Dr. Mario World, Foos appear in the background of World 15 once an area has been cleared.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese Huhu[1]
(internal)
キリフキー[2]
Kirifukii
A romanization of 「フーフー」, Fūfū, an onomatopeia for blowing air.

From kirifuki, "atomizing spray".
German Wuschi
Italian Refolotto
Korean 안개뿌미
Angae-Ppumi
From 안개 (Angae, meaning fog) and 뿜다 (Ppumda, meaning gush out or squirt)
Chinese 吐雾云
Tǔ Wù Yún
Spit fog cloud

References[edit]

  1. ^ New Super Mario Bros. Wii / New Super Mario Bros. U internal filename (huhu)
  2. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, pages 144 and 209.