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This article is about Kamek's henchmen from the Yoshi's Island series. For the frog-like enemy from Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, see Bopping Toady.
Not to be confused with Toad or Toad (species).
Toady
Toady artwork
Artwork of a Toady from Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3
First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (spirit cameo) (2018)
Variant of Magikoopa
Comparable
Fly Guy
Notable members
Kamek Krew
Toady
“Toadies... Get that Yoshi!!!”
Kamek, Tetris Attack

Toadies (singular Toady or sometimes Toadie) are enemies first appearing in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. They usually travel in groups of four and are usually depicted as followers of Kamek the Magikoopa, whom they somewhat resemble. They have propellers on their heads and are normally dressed in red, causing them to also somewhat resemble Fly Guys. The word "toady" means "underling," and its use does not always refer to Toadies as a species, one such example being Fawful referring to himself as one in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga.

The groups of red Toadies have not been seen to directly attack and, save for in Yoshi Touch & Go's Time Attack mode, cannot be attacked themselves. However, in the final boss battle of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, it is possible for Yoshi to shoot down Toadies with eggs if they are thrown directly upward.

History[edit]

Yoshi's Island series[edit]

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island / Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3[edit]

A group of Toadies kidnapping Baby Luigi.

In Yoshi's Island, a group of four red-cloaked Toadies, called Kamek's Toadies,[1] appear to kidnap and carry Baby Mario away if Yoshi allows him to float free for too long. There are also two variants known as Solo Toadies[2] and Green Toadies.[3] Solo Toadies have purple skin and wear a dark-pink cloak and pink shoes, and they swoop in and seize the baby immediately after he is dislodged from Yoshi. Green Toadies have pale skin and blue shoes, and are able to swipe Baby Mario if he falls off Yoshi's back. Unlike Kamek's Toadies, Solo Toadies and Green Toadies do not fly off immediately but instead hover around with Baby Mario, making it difficult for Yoshi to get him back.

Yoshi's Story[edit]

Sprite of a Toady from Yoshi's Story

In Yoshi's Story, the Toadies carry Yoshis off to Bowser's Castle if they are defeated. However, if the player rescues a White Shy Guy in one of the levels and completes it, he will be able to save one captured Yoshi, essentially making him the equivalent of a 1-Up Mushroom. They also are seen in the ending, where they help out Baby Bowser after he is defeated by one of the newborn Yoshis by carrying him out of the castle in a similar manner to how they carry defeated Yoshis.

Yoshi Touch & Go[edit]

In Yoshi Touch & Go, Yoshi must stop the Toadies from stealing Baby Luigi in Time Attack mode by throwing eggs at them. The four red Toadies (each of which has two hit points, giving the group a total of eight) carry Baby Luigi at the top of the screen, shielded by a group of many Solo Toadies that can each absorb one hit. If Yoshi manages to break through the Solo Toadies and defeat the red Toadies before the time runs out, he can save Baby Luigi. Solo Toadies wear purple robes instead of dark pink. Green Toadies also appear as generic enemies in Yoshi Touch & Go; rather than following a determined path, they instead make a beeline for Baby Mario or Yoshi.

Yoshi's Island DS[edit]

The Toadies, referred to as Magikoopas in the Player's Guide,[4] reprise their role in the direct sequel to Yoshi's Island, Yoshi's Island DS. Serving Kamek, who has traveled back in time, the Toadies kidnap babies from all over the Mushroom Kingdom, including Baby Mario and Baby Peach. However, the latter two's captors are attacked by the Stork, who saves them from being kidnapped. Toadies also appear in the mini-game Scratch and Match, which is featured as a bonus challenge in Yoshi's Island and Yoshi's Island DS.

Yoshi's New Island[edit]

Toadies appear in Yoshi's New Island. They are again assisting Kamek and help him kidnap Baby Luigi and the Stork in the game's intro. Although they do not appear as regular enemies that can be defeated, they do appear when Baby Mario is separated from Yoshi for too long and take the baby to Baby Bowser's Castle, making Yoshi lose a life. Solo Toadies reappear, now depicted as having ordinary-colored skin, though Green Toadies are absent.

Club Nintendo[edit]

Some Toadies seen in "Mario in Mariozilla."

Toadies once more appear as Kamek's assistants in the Club Nintendo comic "Mario in Mariozilla." They help him invade Mario's garden, but when his plan to shrink Mario fails, they flee. The Toadies are later seen during a fight between Mario and Kamek, supporting the Magikoopa. After Kamek and Mario get shrunk by the abilities of the Magikoopa's broom, some Toadies work together with Dr. Light and Princess Toadstool in order to transform their master back.

In this comic, Toadies look different from their appearance in the games: their actual eyes and pupils are visible behind their glasses, rather than just the spiral form, their characteristic teeth are missing, they wear armor with round short sleeves instead of their usual robes and they possess fingers.

Mario Kart: Super Circuit[edit]

Sprite of a totem pole from Mario Kart: Super Circuit

Toadies make a minor appearance in Mario Kart: Super Circuit in the course Sunset Wilds, where their likenesses are carved on two totem poles featuring it on the bottom, a Snifit in the middle, and a Shy Guy on the top. In the Mario Kart Tour iteration of the course, the totem poles are replaced by more cacti.

Mario Party series[edit]

Mario Party 5[edit]

The orb item depicting a Toady in Mario Party 5 is incorrectly labeled as "Magikoopa Capsule". When a player uses this capsule, the player will swap their capsules with another player's capsules. The player chosen is determined by a roulette.

Mario Party 6[edit]

The orb from Mario Party 5 reappears in Mario Party 6, now correctly named the "Toady Orb". Using it places a trap on the board that steals an orb from any player who lands on it, giving the orb to the player who set the trap.

Mario Party Advance[edit]

In Mario Party Advance, one of the missions includes Mario or Luigi helping a group of Toadies named the Kamek Krew find a stage for them to perform at. The ending states that the concert was a huge hit. Toadies also appear in the minigame Broom Zoom, although similar to their appearance in Mario Party 5, they are incorrectly labeled as Magikoopas once again.

Mario Party 8[edit]

A Toadie, selling candy to Mario in Mario Party 8.

In Mario Party 8, Toadies run the Candy Shops in Bowser's Warped Orbit, one of the Toadies drives Bowser's convertible which appears when someone lands on a Bowser Space in Koopa's Tycoon Town, and two of them hold the 7,000 points sign in Test for the Best.

Mario Party: Island Tour[edit]

Many Toadies appear in Mario Party: Island Tour in the Kamek's Carpet Ride board. They can be seen bustling about the library area. They also assist Kamek in moving characters forward or backward a number of spaces when he uses Kamek Time.

Super Mario Party[edit]

In Super Mario Party, Toadies (now called Magikoopas in the British English version of the game[5]) appear during tutorials holding a scroll which shows images related to the tutorial. They also appear in Kamek's Tantalizing Tower, where they carry players who land on Event Spaces to a different space, and host an item shop. However, the item shop run by Toady in Kamek's Tantalizing Tower forces the player to buy an item, which is limited to the choices of a Dash Mushroom, Poison Mushroom, or Custom Dice Block. In Challenge Road, if the player fails to complete a minigame challenge three times in a row, a Toady will fly down and offer the player a chance to skip the challenge. In this game, they all wear brown shoes instead of being barefoot and have fingered-clawed hands much like Kamek. When speaking to Bowser and Bowser Jr. they have special dialogue for them. Instead of calling them by their normal names, a Toady from the Shady Shop in Kamek's Tantalizing Tower will add "Lord" to the name.

WarioWare Gold[edit]

In WarioWare Gold, Toadies appear in the Yoshi's Island microgame if Yoshi fails to catch Baby Mario before time runs out.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Toadies make an appearance as a spirit.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Yoshi franchise[edit]

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island[edit]

Official Nintendo Player's Guide
  • Kamek's Toadies: Always waiting just overhead, Kamek's Toadies live to spirit Baby Mario back to the evil Magikoopa.[1]
  • Green Toady: A frustrated Kamek sends these guys to snatch Mario whenever he's knocked off Yoshi's back.[3]
  • Solo Toady: In some stages, these lone rangers zoom down and grab Mario whenever he's knocked off Yoshi's back.[2]

Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3[edit]

Shogakukan guide
  • Green Toady: フラフラと近づき、ふれると急にスピードアップして赤ちゃんをさらって行く。さらわれたらすぐに追いかけてうばい返そう。 (They approach you dazedly, and when you touch them, they suddenly increase their speed and snatch your baby away. If a baby is snatched, immediately chase after it and snatch them back.)[6]

Yoshi Touch & Go[edit]

Shogakukan guide
  • Green Toady: 「上空からべビィマリオをねらって近づいてくる。スピードは遅いが、しつこく追ってくるのであなどれない。独特の出現音がするので、現れたら早めに倒しておこう。」 (They approach Baby Mario from the sky. Although they are slow, they are not to be underestimated as they will persistently pursue you. They make a distinctive sound, so be sure to kill them as soon as they appear.)[7]
  • Solo Toady: 「タイムアタックモードで、べビィルイージを運ぶカメックが1匹になると、集団で現れてカメックをガードする。とくに攻擊はしてこないが、下画面には降りてこないのでタマゴでしか倒せない。」 (In Time Attack mode, when there is only one Toady carrying Baby Luigi; they appear in groups and guard the Toadies. They do not attack, but they do not descend to the lower screen, so you can only defeat them with eggs.)[7]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit[edit]

Name Image Game Type Class Effect How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponents Battle conditions Stage Song
Toadies Toadies spirit from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Yoshi Series Support (1) Advanced Toss & Meteor Spirit Board Squirtle ×4
  • The enemy's throws have increased power
  • The enemy starts the battle with a Rocket Belt
Yoshi's Island Flower Field

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カメックの手下[8][9]
Kamekku no Teshita
コカメック[10]
Kokamekku
Kamek's minions (Kamek's Toadies).

Little Kamek/Magikoopa (Kamekku is both the name of the character, Kamek, and the species, Magikoopas); shared with Solo Toady
Chinese 卡美克的手下[11] (Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3)
Kǎměikè de Shǒuxià
小卡美克 (since Super Mario Party)
Xiǎo Kǎměikè
Kamek's minions

Little Kamek

French Magikoopa -
German Magikoopa
Toady (some games)
-
Italian Magikoopa
Sgherro (some games)
-
Minion
Korean 꼬마귀
Kkomagwi
Portmanteau of 꼬마 (kkoma/kid) and 마귀 (Korean name of Kamek).
Russian Камеканик
Kamekanik
Spanish (NOA) Hechikoopa From Hechicero (sorcerer) and Koopa.
Spanish (NOE) Magikoopa From Mago (wizard) and Koopa.

Trivia[edit]

Mockup of the unused Snifit graphic from Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island animated in the same manner as Toadies are in the final. They were replaced by the Toadies after a particular developmental revision, hence why this is drawn similar to the Toadies in the final.
  • "Toadie" was used as the nickname for the character of Toad by characters like Mario in the Nintendo Comics System series. Also, Princess Peach, when she was known in the West as "Princess Toadstool", was referred to by the nickname "Toady" in a German Club Nintendo comic.
  • In Tetris Attack, though they solely appear as part of the background image for Kamek's window, Kamek does announce them when he appears in the Cave of Wickedness.
  • The boss fight of Prince Froggy's Fort takes place in the stomach of Prince Froggy, yet the Toadies still appear to abduct Baby Mario if Yoshi is harmed and unable to retrieve the lost baby.
  • Unused text for Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door reveals an enemy called "Kamek apprentice," with "Kamek" meaning "Magikoopa." While no associated graphics have been found, this likely means that Toadies were intended to be in the game at some point in development.
  • During development of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Kamek's Toadies were originally designed as propeller-wearing Snifits.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Miller, Kent, and Terry Munson. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Player's Guide. Page 127.
  2. ^ a b Miller, Kent, and Terry Munson. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Player's Guide, page 128.
  3. ^ a b Miller, Kent, and Terry Munson. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Player's Guide, page 127.
  4. ^ Williams, Drew. Yoshi's Island DS Player's Guide. Page 7. "If your star points tick down to 0, the Magikoopas will carry your baby away."
  5. ^ BeardBear. (October 5, 2018). Super Mario Party: Walkthrough Part 4 - Kamek's Tantalizing Tower (4 Players Gameplay). YouTube. Retrieved: October 6, 2015.
  6. ^ 「スーパーマリオアドバンス3任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Super Mario Advance 3 Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 16Media:Advance 3 Shogakukan P16.png.
  7. ^ a b 「キャッチ!タッチ!ヨッシー!任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Catch! Touch! Yoshi! Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 13Media:CTY Shogakukan P13.jpg.
  8. ^ Super Mario: Yossy Island Japanese instruction booklet, pgs. 10 & 15
  9. ^ 「スーパーマリオアドバンス3任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Super Mario Advance 3 Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 15.
  10. ^ 「スーパーマリオヨッシーアイランド任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Super Mario: Yossy Island Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 5.
  11. ^ iQue. 《耀西岛》《密特罗德-融合》3月2日携手上市! Retrieved February 29, 2020.
  12. ^ Salad Plain Zone (July 24, 2020). Twitter post featuring screenshots from a Yoshi's Island prototype. Twitter. Retrieved July 24, 2020.