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This article is about the Fuzzies in the Mario series. For information about Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Fuzzies, see Fuzzy (Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island).
Not to be confused with Fuzzball.
Artwork of a Fuzzy, from New Super Mario Bros. U.
First Appearance Super Mario World (1990)
Latest Appearance Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (2017)
Derived Species
Big Fuzzy
Dark Fuzzy
Flower Fuzzy
Fuzzy Stack
Green Fuzzy
Jungle Fuzzy
Pink Fuzzy
Shiny Fuzzy
Related Species
Notable Members
Gold Fuzzy
The Fuzz
Fuzzy Horde

“Meeeeork! Meork! Come and get it if you can! Nyeah, nyeah!”
Fuzzy, Paper Mario

Fuzzies, also called Fuzzles[1], are small, black-furred parasitic creatures capable of sucking away enemies' health with a bite. They possess two strabismus eyes and large teeth. Despite displaying some level of intelligence and the ability to speak, Fuzzies are, for the most part, wild and uncivilized beings. Fuzzies have the ability to secrete webbing-like strands from their bodies, though this ability has largely been phased out in modern times.


Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario World[edit]


Fuzzies first appear in Super Mario World as particularly rare enemies that cannot be defeated, found circling blocks or the wire-like constructs floating in mid-air. Fuzzies do not directly attack Mario or Luigi and only do damage if their paths happen to intersect. The ones circling around blocks can be defeated, either by Yoshi or by tossing a Koopa Shell at them. Fuzzies are among the few enemies not shown during the game's end credits.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

A Fuzzy and a Big Fuzzy from New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
A Fuzzy and a Big Fuzzy from New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
A Fuzzy and a Big Fuzzy from New Super Mario Bros. Wii.

Although absent from New Super Mario Bros., Fuzzies, along with bigger versions called Big Fuzzies, neither of which were named in the Prima Games guidebook, reappear in the game New Super Mario Bros. Wii where they are found in Worlds 7 and 9. They act the same way as they did in Super Mario World. Unlike in Super Mario World though, they can be defeated by being frozen and shattering the block of ice they're trapped in or blasting them with fireballs as Fire Mario. Fuzzies can also be found on wires and are mostly in sky levels. They are usually found in big groups, and they also do flips when they jump from one wire onto another.

Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

Artwork from Super Mario Galaxy 2.
A Fuzzy moving on a pole.

Fuzzies appear in Super Mario Galaxy 2. They first appear in the Honeybloom Galaxy, moving up and down the orange poles that Mario or Luigi can climb. Fuzzies are also found in the Flipsville Galaxy, where they can be defeated with a Spin Drill. They look very similar to how they did in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, though they leave behind black smoke clouds as they move.

There is a species that behaves like Fuzzies by latching onto characters and draining their HP, known as Slurples. Slurples also appear in Super Mario Galaxy 2, as well as its predecessor, Super Mario Galaxy.

Super Mario 3D Land[edit]

Fuzzies in Super Mario 3D Land.

Fuzzies later appear in Super Mario 3D Land. Mario must avoid them on tightropes in this game. They are invincible unless Mario (or Luigi) touches them while invincible.

New Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

Fuzzies appear in New Super Mario Bros. 2, acting the same way as in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. They can be defeated by shooting them with a fireball, using a Star, using a Super Leaf tail whack, or using a Gold Flower. They appear in World 2-A and World 4-C.

New Super Mario Bros. U[edit]

Fuzzy in New Super Mario Bros. U.

Fuzzies, along with their larger cousins, return in New Super Mario Bros. U, acting the same as they did previously. They first appear in Fuzzy Clifftop of Rock-Candy Mines.

Super Mario 3D World[edit]

Fuzzies reappear in Super Mario 3D World. In this game, they have the ability to move without the aid of a line. They are generally found in Shadow-Play Alley and moving through and around Clear Pipes. Like in previous games, they are almost invincible, as they can only be defeated by a Super Star, Golden Statue Mario, or a Piranha Plant.

In World 6-7, Fuzzy Time Mine, an enormous swarm of Fuzzies pursues the characters. These Fuzzies just serve as a wall that defeats characters on contact, similarly to Munchers from Donkey Kong Country Returns.

Super Mario Adventures[edit]

In Super Mario Adventures, a Fuzzy makes a small appearance, being among the monsters sent by Bowser to attack Princess Toadstool's Castle.

Paper Mario series[edit]

Paper Mario[edit]

A Fuzzy from Paper Mario.

Fuzzies make a return appearance in Paper Mario, which reveals a large group of them inhabiting the woods behind Koopa Village. Fuzzies attack by draining HP from Mario. When Mario first reaches Koopa Village, he finds it under attack by a horde of Fuzzies who are harassing the Koopa Troopa inhabitants of the village. After Mario defeats the apparent leader of the Fuzzies, who stole the Shell of Kooper, after the battle, the Fuzzies promise to behave and stop attacking the village, at least, for a while. A Fuzzy can also be fought in Shy Guys Toy Box if Princess Peach tells Bowser that a Fuzzy is one of Mario's worst fears, Kammy Koopa will then warp one into the Toy Box to guard a Treasure Chest and defeat Mario.

A similar enemy known as the Swoopula acts and attacks like a Fuzzy. Two subspecies also appear: the Green Fuzzies of Forever Forest (also known as Forest Fuzzies) and the Jungle Fuzzies of Lavalava Island.

There is a piece of Toad Town News that warns their invasion in Koopa Village.

Also, an aqua colored Fuzzy was intended to appear, but never it made the final version.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door[edit]

The Fuzz fighting team Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.

In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Fuzzies appear as semi-common enemies, first appearing in Shhwonk Fortress and later, one appears as a member of the Fuzz fighting team in the Glitz Pit. They also appear in the first floors of the Pit of 100 Trials. They attack the same ways as they did in the previous games. Green Fuzzies also reappear, and the Jungle Fuzzies from the previous game are replaced by the similar Flower Fuzzies.

Super Paper Mario[edit]

In Super Paper Mario, Fuzzies appear as enemies on the Planet Blobule, where unlike their previous appearances, instead of draining HP, they attack other creatures by bouncing into them. The most dangerous type of Fuzzy called a Dark Fuzzy is introduced in this game.

Paper Mario: Sticker Star[edit]

Fuzzies make another appearance in the Nintendo 3DS game Paper Mario: Sticker Star. They are one of the few enemies in the game to retain their appearance from the first three Paper Mario games. They only appear in level 4-5, Whiteout Valley, where they ride the ski lift bar, coming from the front and back. Once a Fuzzy reaches Mario, it will jump up and fall onto Mario unless he swings his chair out of the way. Fuzzies often appear in groups of 2-4. In battle, all a Fuzzy can do is simply bounce and slam into Mario. However, if a Fuzzy is hit and not defeated, it will multiply into two Fuzzies, similar to their multiplication powers in previous Paper Mario titles.

Paper Mario: Color Splash[edit]

Fuzzy sprite from Paper Mario: Color Splash.

Fuzzies return in Paper Mario: Color Splash, keeping their appearance and attack from the previous game. They can be found in The Golden Coliseum, Redpepper Volcano, Toad Trainworks, and Sunset Express. If jumped on or hit by Mario's hammer outside battle as a First Strike attack, they will be defeated without having to start a battle. Fuzzy Stacks can be encountered in Redpepper Volcano and Toad Trainworks.

Mario Party series[edit]

Mario Party: Island Tour[edit]

Fuzzies as seen in Mario Party: Island Tour.

Fuzzies once again make an appearance in Mario Party: Island Tour, in the minigame Buzz a Fuzzy. The player has to use the suctions to capture as many Fuzzies as they can. A Fuzzy also appears as one of the tiles in the minigames Match Faker and Tap Dash.

Mario Party 10[edit]

Artwork of Fuzzy in Mario Party 10.

In Mario Party 10, Fuzzies appear in multiple minigames, some appear in Airship Central to take away Mini Stars; they also appear as obstacles in Fuzzy Fliers, and in Meanie Match.

Mario Pary: Star Rush[edit]

Fuzzies appear in the minigame, Dodge Fuzzy, Get Dizzy in Mario Party: Star Rush as the primary obstacles. They move in a rail, where players need to spin past them to progress. If players get hit by them, they get stunned momentarily.

Mario & Luigi series[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga[edit]

Fuzzies and a Fuzzbush in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga.

Fuzzies appear in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga as projectiles that are spawned by the Fuzzbush. Unlike other Fuzzies, these can poison Mario or Luigi.

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam[edit]

The Fuzzies from the Paper Mario universe make an appearance in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam as enemies, although they are very uncommon. One first appears in a Toad hunt mission in Mount Brrr, where it is found behind a building. The remainder of the Fuzzies appear in large numbers during the final mission of Neo Bowser Castle, concentrated in one area. In battle, a Fuzzy floats above the ground and pulsates, a motion that resembles their animation in New Super Mario Bros. U rather than Paper Mario. They are also larger than usual, but if hit they will break into two smaller Fuzzies. If it takes damage again, it will split into two even smaller ones. If it takes damage a third time, it will cause it to turn into Fuzzy Horde, making the trio run away from them. [2] The second variants (which are seen in avoidable layouts in the quest "Final Smash") in their shiny versions are at level 49, which is one level higher than Dry Bowser's and is the highest level in the entire game.

Paper Fuzzies are also seen if the player has defeated a Chain Chomp-wielding Shy Guy in Neo Bowser Castle but enemies are still present on the field. The Fuzzy will come from the left or right of the screen, followed by a Chain Chomp or Paper Chain Chomp. This Fuzzy can be stomped on to deal damage, but it cannot be defeated.

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

In Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Fuzzies appear on posters in various courses such as Mario Kart Stadium, advertising a company named "Fuzzy Battery".

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker[edit]

Fuzzies appear in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker in Clear Pipe Puzzleplex, Biddybud Snow Stroll, Poison Canal Cannon Run, Shadow-Play Alley and Clear Pipe Cruise.


Profiles and statistics[edit]

Paper Mario series[edit]

Paper Mario Enemy
PMFuzzy.png Max HP 3 Attack 1 Defense 0 Type Ground
Level 6 Strong None Weak None Moves Kissy-Kissy (1, recovers health according to damage)
Sleep? Good, 3 Dizzy? Good, 3 Shock? N/A Shrink? Good, 3
Stop? Good, 4/5 Fright? Good Air Lift? Good Hurricane? N/A
Coins 1 + 0-1 Items None Run 32 Location(s) Koopa Village, Shy Guy's Toy Box
Tattle This is a Fuzzy. Why do Fuzzies always jump up and down? They need to chill out! Max HP: 3, Attack Power: 1, Defense Power: 0 The problem with Fuzzies is their quickness. It's really tough to time their attacks. If they latch on to you, watch out! They'll absorb your HP.
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Enemy
PMTTYD Fuzzy.PNG Max HP 3 Attack 1 Defense 0 Location(s) Shhwonk Fortress, Glitz Pit, Pit of 100 Trials (Floors 1-9)
Sleep? 95% Dizzy? 90% Confuse? 95% Tiny? 90%
Stop? 95% Soft? 95% Burn? 100% Freeze? 80%
Fright? 95% Gale Force? 90% KO? 100% Moves Kissy-Kissy (1, recovers health according to damage, Piercing)
Level 8 Exp. points 0 Coins 0 - 1 Items HP Drain, Mushroom, Stopwatch
Log A parasite that sucks up its opponent's HP to replenish its own. Fuzzies are so hyper that it's hard to time your Guard Action Command.
Tattle That's a Fuzzy. What a hyper little guy, huh? Cut back on the caffeine! Max HP is 3, Attack is 1, and Defense is 0. Those things suck up your HP and use it to replenish their own! Isn't that the worst? I mean, EW! Doesn't that just sound totally gross? Anyway, guard against them by pressing A Button the MOMENT they release you. The timing is pretty hard to master, so, uh, practice up! These things really suck... HP.
Super Paper Mario Enemy
FuzzyCard.png Max HP 5 Attack 1 Defense 0 Location(s) Planet Blobule, Flipside Pit of 100 Trials
Score 400 Items Card Type Common Card Location(s) Card Shop; Catch Card/SP
Card Description What dark and evil thoughts dwell in this beast's brain? And what's so fuzzy about it anyway? It doesn't look too cuddly.
  List of Catch Cards  
  62      63      64  
Tattle That curious, bouncing ball of fur is a Fuzzy... Nobody knows why they bounce... Max HP is 5 and Attack is 1. No remarkable abilities aside from the bouncing... I suggest you keep your distance until you can predict its erratic movements...
Paper Mario: Sticker Star Enemy
Fuzzy PMSS.png Max HP 6 Location(s) Whiteout Valley
Attack 3 Moves Slam (3), Multiply (creates another Fuzzy)
Defense 0 Stickers N/A
Paper Mario: Color Splash Enemy
PMCS Fuzzy Idle Animated.gif HP 2 Type Normal D
PMCS Fuzzy Card.png
Attack 1 Strong None
Defense 0 Weak None
Moves Paint Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple
Location(s) The Golden Coliseum, Toad Trainworks, Sunset Express, Redpepper Volcano
Quotes Usual: "If you hit us, we divide!" ~ "Multiply!" ~ "Multiply! Divide! Repeat! Destroy!" ~ "We are legion!"

Mario & Luigi series[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Enemy
Paper Fuzzy (1)
MLPJPaperFuzzy.png HP 194 POW 88 (77) Defense 127 (100) Type Flying, Paper Item Drop Supersyrup Jar - 5%
1-Up Mushroom - 3%
Experience 50 (45) Coins 20 Speed 96 Weakness Fire Location(s) Mount Brrr
Level           18 Notice: Stats in parentheses are from the game's Easy Mode.
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Enemy
Paper Fuzzy (2)
MLPJPaperFuzzy.png HP 436 POW 242 (215) Defense 308 (270) Type Flying, Paper Item Drop Max Nut - 4%
Double 1-Up Mushroom - 2%
Experience 155 (150) Coins 100 Speed 216 Weakness Fire Location(s) Neo Bowser Castle
Level           35 Notice: Stats in parentheses are from the game's Easy Mode.

Mario Party: Star Rush[edit]

Image Name Bio
MPSRCM Fuzzy.png Fuzzy
A creepy blob of pulsating oddness.
"Fuzzies are often seen riding rails, attempting to ruin the day of anyone trying to get past them."

Super Mario Run[edit]

  • Notebook bio: "This black-colored foe moves along railings. Its body is covered in spikes and is basically unstompable."


For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Fuzzy.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese チョロボン
Probably there is no specific meaning.
Spanish (NOA) Fuzzy -
Spanish (NOE) Fuzzy
Peludito (Paper Mario series)
Translation of Furry
French (NOA) Ébouriff From "ébouriffé" (tousled)
French (NOE) Fuzzy -
Dutch Fuzzy -
German Fuzzy -
Italian Stordino From "stordire" (to stun, to daze)
Portuguese (NOA) Fuzzy -
Portuguese (NOE) Fuzzy
Possibly from "carrapato" (tick).
Russian Лохматик
From "лохматый" (shaggy)
Korean 곰실이
Chinese 绒毛怪
Róngmáo Guài
Fluffy Monsters


  1. ^ Nintendo Power Volume 28, p. 15
  2. ^ Mario & Luigi Paper Jam; Run Like Hell!