Hint Toad as seen in Super Mario Odyssey.
|First appearance||Super Mario Galaxy (2007)|
|Latest appearance||Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury (2021)|
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, 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
Super Mario Galaxy
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
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
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.
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
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
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
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
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
Concept art for Super Mario Galaxy
2015 nengajō for Nintendo Dream based on Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
Sprites and models
Model from Super Mario Galaxy
Super Mario Odyssey
The Art of Super Mario Odyssey: Hint Toad's insatiable curiosity leads him to investigate the Power Moons.
List of appearances by date
|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
Ao Kinopio Taiin
ヒントキノピオ (Super Mario Odyssey)
|Blue Toad Team Member|
|French (NOA)||Toad l'astuce||The advice Toad|
|French (NOE)||Toad l'astuce||The advice Toad|
|Italian||Toad aiutante||Assistant 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.
- Hint Toad's words: "I can't see a thing without my glasses! I hope they're safe!" - Super Mario Galaxy 2
- Shashin Manga de Wakaru! Susume! Kinopio Taichō, page 14.
- Official simplified Chinese website for Super Mario Odyssey. Retrieved March 16, 2020.
|Super Mario Odyssey|
|Characters||Band • Bonneter biologist • Cappy • Coach • Desert Wanderer • Glydon • Goombette • Jammin' Toad • Luigi* • Mario • Pauline • Poochy • Princess Peach • Roving Racers • Shiverian Elder • Shiverian Racer • Sphynx • Style Sisters • Talkatoo • Tiara • Toad Brigade (Banktoad · Captain Toad · Hint Toad · Mailtoad · Toadette · Yellow Toad) • Uncle amiibo • Yoshi|
|Species||Bonneter • Bubblainian • Dorrie • Frog • Jaxi • Koopa Troopa • Lakitu • Little bird • Lochlady • Moe-Eye • New Donker • Nintendog • Penguin • Rabbit • Seagull • Sheep • Shiverian • Steam Gardener • Toad • Tostarenan • Volbonan|
|Bosses||Bowser • Broodals (Hariet · Rango · Spewart · Topper) • Cookatiel • Knucklotec • Madame Broode • Mechawiggler • Mollusque-Lanceur • RoboBrood • Ruined Dragon • Torkdrift|
|Enemies and obstacles||2D block • Astro-Lanceur • Banzai Bill • Banzai Bill Cannon • Barrel • Big Chain Chomp • Big Poison Piranha Plant • Bill Blaster • Bitefrost • Bullet Bill • Burrbo • Chain Chomp • Chargin' Chuck • Cheep Cheep • Chincho • Coin Coffer • Crumbling walkway • Fire Bro • Fire Piranha Plant • Freezing water • Fuzzy • Goomba • Goomba Tower • Gushen • Hammer Bro • Icicle • Klepto • Komboo • Koopa Troopa • Lava • Lava Bubble • Lava Geyser • Lurker • Magmato • Maw-Ray • Mini Goomba • Moonsnake • Moon platform • Movable cover • Oil drum • Parabones • Paragoomba • Pepper • Poison • Poison Piranha Plant • Pokio • Pulse Beam • Rotating defense mechanism • Ruin • Shell • Sherm • Spike Ball • Spike Trap • Spinning saucepan • Spiny • Stairface Ogre • T-Rex • Transparent Platform • Trapeetle • Tropical Wiggler • Turret • Ty-foo • Uproot • Urban Stingby • Wind • Wind Blow Tower • Yoofoe|
|Items and objects||Wedding articles||Binding Band • Frost-Frosted Cake • Lochlady Dress • Soirée Bouquet • Sparkle Water • Stupendous Stew|
|Collectibles||Clothes • Coin • Coin ring • Coin pile • Fruit • Heart • Key • Life-Up Heart • Multi Moon • Moon Shard • Note • Power Moon • Regional coin • Souvenirs • Treble clef|
|Capturable objects||Binoculars • Boulder • Bowser statue • Cactus • Jizo • Letter • Manhole • Meat • Mini Rocket • Picture Match Part • Pole • Puzzle Part • RC Car • Spark pylon • Taxi • Tree • Zipper|
|Blocks and platforms||? Block • Beanstalk • Brick Block • Cheese Rock • Coin Block • Crate • Floating corn • Gear • Giant Swing • Girder • Grated platform • Hat Trampoline • Hat trampoline (Cascade Kingdom) • Hidden Block • Hill • Hip Drop Move Lift • Lift • Mushroom Platform • Mysterious Cloud • Propeller Pillar • Push-Block • Rotating platform • Sand Geyser • Spinning block • Steel Block • Tapering platform • Vanishing platform|
|Transport||8-Bit Pipe • Moon Pipe • Motor scooter • Odyssey • Painting • Slingshot • Warp Door • Warp Pipe|
|Switches||Goomba button • Ground-Pound Switch • Lever Switch • P Switch • Scarecrow|
|Others||Barrier • Bin • Boombox • Bubble • Bubbler • Checkpoint Flag • Flower Road • Flower • Gravity field • Green plant • Hat Launcher • Hint Art • Hole • Jaxi Stand • Jaxi Statue • Lava cannon • Locked panel • Moon Rock • Nut • Parking lot • Pole • Purse, hat, and umbrella • Revolving lattice wall • Rock • Rocket Flower • Rotating bar • Rotating building • Rotating dial • Seed • Senobi Generate Point • Starshroom • Stone marker • Stone spire • Treasure chest • Turnip • UFO • Wooden pendulum • Wooden roller • Yellow turnstile • Yoshi's Egg|
|Kingdoms||Cap Kingdom (Bonneton) • Cascade Kingdom (Fossil Falls) • Sand Kingdom (Tostarena) • Lake Kingdom (Lake Lamode) • Wooded Kingdom (Steam Gardens) • Cloud Kingdom (Nimbus Arena) • Lost Kingdom (Forgotten Isle) • Metro Kingdom (New Donk City) • Snow Kingdom (Shiveria) • Seaside Kingdom (Bubblaine) • Luncheon Kingdom (Mount Volbono) • Ruined Kingdom (Crumbleden) • Bowser's Kingdom (Bowser's Castle) • Moon Kingdom (Honeylune Ridge) • Mushroom Kingdom (Peach's Castle) • Dark Side (Rabbit Ridge) • Darker Side (Culmina Crater)|
|Moves||Backward Somersault • Cap Jump • Cap Throw • Capture • Crawl • Crouch • Dash • Dive • Double Jump • Downward Throw • Drill Spin • Ground Pound • Ground Pound Jump • Jump • Long Jump • Quick Swim • Roll • Side Somersault • Spin Jump • Spin Throw • Swim • Triple Jump • Upward Throw • Wall Jump|
|Minigames||Balloon World* • Beach Volleyball • Bound Bowl Grand Prix • Jump-Rope Challenge • Koopa Freerunning • Koopa Trace-Walking • Picture Match • RC Car Challenge • Slots|
|Miscellaneous||Break Free (Lead the Way) • Crazy Cap • Gallery • Glitches • Jump Up, Super Star! • Lists of names in other languages (Clothing · Music List · Power Moons · Souvenirs) • Mario Reads Your Letters • Music • Pre-release and unused content • Quotes • Snapshot Mode • Staff • Super Mario Odyssey Original Soundtrack • Super Mario Odyssey Sound Selection • The Super Mario Players|
|*In version 1.2.0 or later|