Hoohooros

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This article is about the boss in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga that uses Pillars. For the Pillars in Super Mario World, see Pillar.
Hoohooros
Hoohooros MLSSBM.gif
First appearance Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (2003)
Latest appearance Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions (2017)
“...Now for your next challenge. You must defeat me!”
Hoohooros, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
Hoohooros's sprites between games.

Hoohooros is the ancient stone guardian of Hoohoo Mountain that appears in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and its 3DS remake, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions. He was built by the ancient Hoohoo civilization.

When Mario and Luigi meet Hoohooros, the stone idol tests the brothers' ability to use the Spin Jump technique through a timed minigame: the Mario Bros. must get 10 Hoohoo Spirits within a time limit of 30 seconds (35 seconds in the remake) using their Spin Jump, without falling on the ground once. After completing the minigame, he gives the Bros. their next test: fight the stone guardian himself. He then takes on a darker and more shadowy form before starting the battle. Upon defeat, Hoohooros congratulates them and allows Mario and Luigi to proceed with their next "test" of reaching the mountain's summit. The surrounding Hooroglyphs glow as a platform extends out for the Bros. to High Jump onto and resume their climb.

Battle[edit]

At the start of the battle, Hoohooros hides within one of two Hooroglyph-covered pillars. Each of the pillars attack by drawing energy from the ground or the other pillar, and fire a laser at Mario or Luigi which must be dodged by jumping. Destroying the pillar Hoohooros is hiding under causes him to move to the other pillar and summon another to replace it. This requires the Bros. to break the other pillar first; destroying Hoohooros's pillar after will cause him to move out into the open, where he can be damaged. While exposed, Hoohooros attacks by firing a laser beam that sweeps across the ground; the Mario Bros. must jump over it one at a time. After a couple of turns, the stone guardian attempts to move to the other pillar as usual, but remains exposed if it is not present.

In Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions, Hoohooros gains the Fury status upon losing half his HP or more, and begins attacking faster and more often each turn like most other bosses.

Statistics[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga / Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Enemy
Hoohooros
Hoohooros.gif HP 45 POW 28 Defense 30 Speed 32 Experience 30
Fire Normal Thunder Normal Jump Normal Hammer Normal Coins 20
Stat Down? 30% Stun? 30% Burn? 30% Hand Normal Item Drop 1-Up Mushroom – 100%
None – 0%
Level           6 Location(s) Hoohoo Mountain Notice
  • Stats in parentheses are from the Japanese version (if they differ from the original American and European stats).
  • Stats in gray are only found in the game's coding and are not available during "normal" gameplay.
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Enemy
Pillar
HoohoorosPillarMLSS.png HP 2 POW 18 Defense 999 Speed 22 Experience 0
Fire Normal Thunder Normal Jump Normal Hammer Normal Coins 2 (0)
Stat Down? 0% Stun? 0% Burn? 0% Hand Normal Item Drop None – 0%
None – 0%
Level           99 Location(s) Hoohoo Mountain Notice
  • Stats in parentheses are from the Japanese version (if they differ from the original American and European stats).
  • Stats in gray are only found in the game's coding and are not available during "normal" gameplay.
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions Enemy
Hoohooros
Hoohooros MLSSBM.gif HP: 56 POW: 36 DEF: 18 SPEED: 15 Experience: 36
Fire: Normal Thunder: Normal Jump: Normal Hammer: Normal Coins: 20
Stat Down: 30% Dizzy: 30% Burn: 30% Speed down: 30% Item Drop: None (0%)
Hoohooros Slacks (100%)
Hoohooros Slacks (100%)
Level:           6 Location(s): Hoohoo Mountain
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions Enemy
Pillar
MLSSBMPillar.png HP: 3 POW: 20 DEF: 24 SPEED: 18 Experience: 0
Fire: Normal Thunder: Normal Jump: Normal Hammer: Normal Coins: 0
Stat Down: 0% Dizzy: 0% Burn: 0% Speed down: 0% Item Drop: None (0%)
None (0%)
None (0%)
Level:           6 Location(s): Hoohoo Mountain

Names in other languages[edit]

Hoohooros[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ウフロス
Ufurosu
Ufross
Spanish Ufros -
French Ufross -
German Felsstrahler Rock Beamer
Italian Totem Tiritera Hoohoo Totem (Tiritera being the Italian name of Hoohoo Village and Mountain)
Chinese 呵呵罗斯
Hēhēluósī
Hoohooros

Pillar[edit]

Language Name Meaning
German Pfeiler Pillar
Italian Colonna Tiritera Hoohoo Pillar (Tiritera being the Italian name of Hoohoo Village and Mountain)