Hint Toad

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Hint Toad
Rendered model of Hint Toad in Super Mario Odyssey.
Hint Toad as seen in Super Mario Odyssey.
Species Toad
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury (2021)
She's not a witch, is she? IS SHE!!???”
Hint Toad, Super Mario Galaxy

Hint Toad is a member of the Toad Brigade, first appearing in Super Mario Galaxy, where he was not given a name until Super Mario Odyssey. He is a blue Toad who wears big, round glasses, without which he cannot see,[1] making him one of the few Toad Brigade members with a distinct physical trait aside from color, alongside Captain Toad and Toadette. He is often characterized as intelligent, knowledgeable, and helpful.


Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario Galaxy[edit]

In Super Mario Galaxy, Hint Toad appears as one of the five members in the Toad Brigade. Eventually, Mario comes along and saves the five Toads (including Hint Toad) in the Honeyhive Galaxy. Throughout the game, the Toad Brigade attempts to help Mario on his quest by traveling throughout the different galaxies in the search for Power Stars. In their last appearance in the game, the five Toads are revealed to have been promoted to Royal Guards due to their work of helping Mario.

Of the Toad Brigade, Hint Toad is shown to be the smartest of the five Toads and provides Mario with some very useful information about the galaxies. To show his intelligence, Hint Toad wears glasses and is known as the "smart one".

Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

Hint Toad in Super Mario Galaxy 2.

Hint Toad is once again part of the Toad Brigade in Super Mario Galaxy 2. He, along with the other Toads in the brigade, arrives on Starship Mario after Mario clears Spin-Dig Galaxy. Once again, he is the smartest, and often gives Mario hints on how to defeat Bowser. His speech changes every time Mario clears a world.

Super Mario Odyssey[edit]

Hint Toad in Sand Kingdom of Super Mario Odyssey
Mario (in the Luigi Suit) talking to Hint Toad in Super Mario Odyssey.

Hint Toad once again appears in Super Mario Odyssey as a supporting character, being named as such for the first time. He appears alongside Uncle amiibo to help Mario locate Power Moons scattered in every kingdom. Unlike Uncle amiibo, he charges Mario 50 yellow coins for every Power Moon location. He only appears on the Dark Side after the objective Arrival at Rabbit Ridge! is completed and does not appear at all on the Darker Side, but does appear in every other kingdom. He has the same appearance as in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, but now dons a safari hat.

Although Hint Toad can already be found in the Lost Kingdom at the beginning of the area, another blue Toad wearing the Toad Brigade attire can be found near Talkatoo.

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury[edit]

Hint Toad appears in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury as a playable character in the Captain Toad's Adventures levels when playing in multiplayer mode. He has the same appearance as in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. In the Bowser's Fury campaign of the game, Hint Toad is found near the peak of Mount Magmeow, trying to outrun a Conkdor attacking him, much like Captain Toad in Conkdor Canyon. Upon defeating the Conkdor, Hint Toad thanks Mario by rewarding him with a Cat Shine. Visiting Fur Step Island from then onward show him reunited with Toadette and the other Toad Brigade members Mario and Bowser Jr. find.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker[edit]

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
Hint Toad with three of the other Toad Brigade members.

Hint Toad appears in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. He appears in some levels and will give Captain Toad a Super Gem, Super Mushrooms, or 1-Up Mushrooms when found. His appearance is similar to how he appeared in the Super Mario Galaxy titles with his signature pair of glasses. However, he now sports an explorer suit and backpack for collecting treasure much like the Captain himself.

He also helps the Captain in other missions such as following him around alongside the other members of the Toad Brigade for unlocking various secrets and helping Captain Toad obtain a Power Star. Prior to the final fight against Wingo, Hint Toad tosses a Super Mushroom to Captain Toad as he climbs to the peak of the tower to fight the bird in order to assist the Captain.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Hint Toad and the Toad Brigade make an appearance as a trophy. In said trophy, the members of the Toad Brigade are depicted in their Super Mario Galaxy appearance.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Hint Toad makes a cameo appearance on the artwork on the Starship Mario spirit.




Sprites and models[edit]



Super Mario Odyssey[edit]

The Art of Super Mario Odyssey: Hint Toad's insatiable curiosity leads him to investigate the Power Moons.

List of appearances by date[edit]

Title Description Release date System/format
Super Mario Galaxy Non-playable character 2007 Wii
Super Mario Galaxy 2 Non-playable character 2010 Wii
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Non-playable character 2014 Wii U
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Trophy 2014 Wii U
Super Mario Odyssey Non-playable character 2017 Nintendo Switch
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Non-playable character 2018 Nintendo Switch / Nintendo 3DS
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Cameo as a spirit 2018 Nintendo Switch
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Playable character 2021 Nintendo Switch

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese あおキノピオ隊員たいいん[2] (Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker)
Ao Kinopio Taiin
ヒントキノピオ (Super Mario Odyssey)
Hinto Kinopio
Blue Toad Team Member

Hint Toad
Chinese (Simplified) 奇诺比奥提示员[3]
Qínuòbǐ'ào Tíshìyuán
Hinter Toad
Chinese (Traditional) 提示員奇諾比奧
Tíshìyuán Qínuòbǐ'ào
Hinter Toad
Dutch Toad-gids Guide Toad
French (NOA) Toad l'astuce The advice Toad
French (NOE) Toad l'astuce The advice Toad
German Tipp-Toad Tip Toad
Italian Toad aiutante Assistant Toad
Russian Тоад-советчик
Adviser Toad
Spanish (NOA) Toad erudito Scholar Toad
Spanish (NOE) Toad consejero Adviser Toad


  • Hint Toad shares many similar characteristics and looks similar to the characters Toadbert, Russ T. and the Toad General as they are all glasses-wearing blue-colored Toads that are intelligent.
  • In Super Mario Galaxy 2, after giving the Banktoad 1,000 Star Bits, he will wear a pair of glasses similar to Hint Toad's pair because he wants to look smart.
  • In Super Mario Galaxy 2, in the Boulder Bowl Galaxy, Hint Toad will be picking at the ground with a pickaxe. He says he lost his glasses, but upon closer examination using the first-person view, he is actually hitting his glasses with his pick.
  • In Super Mario Odyssey, the guide that Hint Toad holds has a map of Bob-omb Battlefield from Super Mario 64.[4]


  1. ^ Hint Toad's words: "I can't see a thing without my glasses! I hope they're safe!" - Super Mario Galaxy 2
  2. ^ Shashin Manga de Wakaru! Susume! Kinopio Taichō, page 14.
  3. ^ Official simplified Chinese website for Super Mario Odyssey. Retrieved March 16, 2020.
  4. ^ https://twitter.com/UndeadBatteries/status/926991088933629952