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Hoodin inside his card store.
Species Flip-Flop Folk
First appearance Super Paper Mario (2007)
“Hullo! Welcome to my shop, Catch a Dream. We sell novels so small... they fit on cards! First time here?”
Hoodin, Super Paper Mario

Hoodin is a resident of Flipside in Super Paper Mario. He is the owner of Catch a Dream, a Catch Card shop on the first floor of Flipside, across from Heronicus's house and where the pathway to the Mirror Hall connecting to Flopside can be found. While talking to the heroes, Hoodin shows a great deal of enthusiasm for his wares and gives an introduction to both the Catch Cards and Card Bags he sells. Tippi also comments that he never gets mad at the boys who come by his shop no matter how excited and grabby they get, implying him to be very calm and patient with his customers in addition to being a passionate store-owner.

Hoodin also has a Flopside-counterpart named Boodin, who runs the Fondest Hopes shop.


  • "That's Hoodin, the card-shop owner... Boys descend on this place after school... They can get pretty pushy and grabby, but Hoodin never gets mad at them..."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ニンニン
Both this and Boodin's Japanese name「テンテン」(Tenten) are likely derived from "Nintendo"
French Abra From Abracadabra
German Olibaba
Italian Poldo Uncommon name (it is also the same Italian name of J. Wellington Wimpy)
Spanish Manuel