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Two types of Hooski
First appearance Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (2013)
Variant of Hoohooligan
Notable members

Hooskis are characters that first appear in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team. They appear as brown variants of Hoohooligan from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, and bear a strong resemblance to Haniwa, clay figures buried with the dead during Japan's Kofun period (3rd to 6th centuries AD). Their name is a portmanteau of the onomatopoeia "hoo" and the Slavic suffix "-ski"; it is also a pun on "Russki", a slang term for Russians. Hooskis tend to sprinkle the word "hoo" throughout their sentences. Dialogue indicates they are normally mountain-dwellers.

A pair of Hooskis in Wakeport, Big Massif and Lil' Massif, teach Mario and Luigi various techniques for use in the field, such as the Spin Jump and Side Drill. Big Massif and his apprentices also serve as bosses in Dreamy Wakeport. Another Hooski, Hoolo, is the subject of a trading quest in Wakeport; Mario and Luigi must trade items with the inhabitants of Wakeport in order to acquire an appropriate proposal gift for him so he can propose to his girlfriend, Hoola.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ハニーワァ族
Hanīwā Zoku
Corruption of「埴輪」(haniwa) +「族」(zoku, tribe)

French Uf
Possibly from "ouf", a backslang version of "fou" (nutty)
German Terratone
From "terra" (Latin word meaning "earth") and "tone"
Italian Urigan
Possibly from "hooligan", given their resemblance to Hoohooligans
Korean 토용족
Toyong Jok
Possibly from「土竜」(mogura, Japanese word meaning "mole"), referring to their round shape. It can be read as "토용" (toyong) in Korean, and "족" (jok, tribe)

Russian Ухихинец
From "хи-хи" (khi-khi, onomatopoeia for laughing) with "-инец" (-inets, Russian nominal suffix meaning "-er")

Spanish (NOA) Juajuaense
From "juajuá" (hoohoo in Spanish) with the demonym suffix "-ense"
Spanish (NOE) Terracota
From "terracotta"