List of Boo profiles and statistics

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This is a list of profiles and statistics for Boo.


Super Mario series[edit]

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

  • Trading Card description: "Don't turn your back on this ghost. The ultimate sneaky spook, Boo will not make a move when you look at it, so stare it down to keep it in one place. Turn away for an instant and it will be hot on your trail. You will find Boos in ghost houses throughout the game. Use a Star power-up to take these spooks out."

Card Number: 25

Super Mario Run[edit]

  • Notebook bio: "A sky ghost, this bad guy will stop moving if you look at it. You can defeat it by jumping over it with a backflip."

Item description[edit]

  • Boo Statue: "This Boo statue looks pretty soft, but if you give it a tap its shy side will come out."

Luigi's Mansion[edit]

  • Instruction booklet description: "Anyway, Boos are the worst! The Boos are the ones that kidnapped your brother. The Boos are all hiding somewhere in the mansion. You've got to catch them!"

Mario Kart series[edit]

Super Mario Kart[edit]

  • Wii Virtual Console manual: "The ghost makes you and your kart invisible to your opponents, and it allows you to steal an opponent's item."

Mario Kart: Super Circuit[edit]

  • Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Program digital manual bio: "With it, you can steal items held by other players. After using it you become translucent, with Shells and Bananas passing right through you. If you are ranked second or below, you will haunt the player in first, disturbing his or her performance."

Mario Tennis series[edit]

Mario Power Tennis[edit]

Mario Tennis Open[edit]

  • Type: Tricky
  • Bio: Boo can seriously curve balls to the left and right. Boo's shots, especially the Slice, are literally very tricky. Also, Boo can quickly catch balls with a ghostly ability, even distant ones.
  • Bio 2: You never know what to expect with Boo - he can bend shots to his left or right and can even use his ghostly abilities to reach distant balls.

Mario Tennis Aces[edit]

  • Type: Tricky
  • Trick Shots: Roundabout (forward/backward), Through It All (side)
  • Special Shot: Illusion Shot

Mario Golf series[edit]

Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour[edit]

  • Distance: 208 yards
  • Star Distance: 253 yards (+45)
  • Trajectory: Hook
  • Height: Moderate
  • Impact: 13
  • Star Impact: 9
  • Control: 10
  • Spin: 8
  • Unlocking criteria: Obtain 50 Best Badges in Tournament Mode.

Mario Golf: World Tour[edit]

  • Trajectory: Draw
  • Height: 4.25
  • Drive: 209 yards
  • Sweet-Spot: 7.25
  • Control: 6.1
  • Star Drive: 255 yards (+46)
  • Star Sweet-Spot: 5.1
  • Star Control: 5.25
  • Challenge Mode Character Match course
    for star rank to be given:
    Mountain Course front nine

Mario Baseball series[edit]

Mario Superstar Baseball[edit]

  • Type: Technique
  • Starting Team Captain: Wario
  • Status: Player
  • Stats:
    • Batting: 3/10
    • Pitching: 8/10
    • Fielding: 2/10
    • Running: 4/10
  • Player Profile:
    • Strength: Pitching
    • Special Talents: Super Jump
    • Trajectory:
      • Field: Center
      • Height: Normal
  • Star Pitch: Curveball
  • Star Swing: Center
  • Sweet Spot: The Boo face on the bat
  • Compatible Relationships: Wario, Magikoopa, King Boo
  • Bio: "Bowser's underling ghost. Behind the scary face lies a very shy soul. Look most Boos in the eyes and they'll cover their faces...but turn around and they'll attack you! Boos confuse their enemies by flickering in and out of the visible realm, appearing at inconvenient times."

Mario Super Sluggers[edit]

Level1 Boo Front.jpg
Boo's official profile card from Mario Super Sluggers (front)
Level1 Boo Back.jpg
Boo's official profile card from Mario Super Sluggers (back)
  • Team: Wario Muscles
  • Special Skill: Teleport
  • Good Chemistry: King Boo, Shy Guy, Magikoopa, Blooper, White Mii
  • Bad Chemistry: Luigi, Yoshi, Baby Mario, Baby Luigi, Baby Peach, Baby Daisy
  • Stats
    • Batting: 3/10
    • Pitching: 9/10
    • Fielding: 3/10
    • Running: 5/10
  • Default Bat: Left
  • Default Glove: Left
  • In-Game Bio: "Fantastic curveball with excellent bat control."
  • Collectible Card Info: "Normally the shiest of spirits, Boo isn't afraid to show off the strongest changeup in the game when he takes the mound. His teleportation ability comes in handy when base-running–or base-floating in his case."

Mario Hoops 3-on-3[edit]

Mario Sports Superstars[edit]

Boo's team emblems from Mario Sports Superstars.


Boo-Stats-Soccer MSS.png
Type Technique




Boo-Stats-Baseball MSS.png
Type Technique




Character - Boo (Tennis).png
Type Tricky




Boo-Stats-Golf MSS.png
Drive 213 yards
Trajectory Draw
Height Medium-Low


Sweet Spot

Horse Racing[edit]

Boo-Stats-HorseRacing MSS.png
Type Technique



Mario Party series[edit]

Mario Party 2[edit]

  • Wii Virtual Console manual: "Boo will steal coins or stars from any character you choose, but it costs five coins to steal coins and 50 coins to steal a star. If Boo comes to steal coins from you, press Classic Controller a Button repeatedly to chase him away. You may be able to limit the number of coins he steals."

Mario Party 7[edit]

Mario Party 8[edit]

  • Website Bio: Scare up some extra excitement as Boo and get ready for a ghoulishly good time!
  • Team Names:
    • Mario: Soul Bros.
    • Luigi: Scaredy Pants
    • Peach: Boo-for-Teas
    • Yoshi: Hovering Friends
    • Wario: Double-Dealers
    • Daisy: High Spirited Duo
    • Waluigi: Total Creeps
    • Toad: Doom 'n' Shroom
    • Toadette: Boo Duet
    • Birdo: Unfair Pair
    • Dry Bones: Scary Pair
    • Blooper: Creature Feature
    • Hammer Bro: Bad Vibes

Mario Party DS[edit]

  • Trophy: This ghostly creature is a common sight. Do you think he's a nice guy? Ask him. He's right behind you.

Mario Party 9[edit]

MP9 Ghost Minor Constellation.png
  • Ghost Minor: A constellation based on the little ghosts who cannot bear the gaze of others, turning away to hide their shame. Poor little guys. Or are they?

Mario Party: Island Tour[edit]

  • Site Bio: Add this gregarious ghost to the party to scare up some fun.

Mario Party: Star Rush[edit]

Image Name Bio
MPSRCM Boo.png Boo
A shy ghost who hides when stared at.
"Often found in spooky houses, they are known to return partygoers they catch back to wherever they started from."

Super Mario Party[edit]

  • Website Bio: "Ghost-like enemy who’s even more shy than Shy Guy."

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]


Name Image Game Description
Boo Trophy209.png Super Mario Bros. 3
These shy spirits inhabit Mario's world and have been known to vanish or freeze when met face-to-face. In recent years, they seem to have overcome their fears in order to pursue tennis and other social activities. They usually appear in groups and fly in formation. From time to time, giant Boos make surprise appearances.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]


Name Image Game Description
Boo BrawlTrophy169.png NES Super Mario Bros. 3 A bashful ghost who draws near when your back is turned but shyly stops and disappears when you face it. Boos have been seen recently in activities like baseball and tennis, so it's thought that they may have conquered their fear of humans. Boos are also characterized by having a variety of different weaknesses between forms.
DS Yoshi's Island DS


Image Game Effect
Boo Sticker.png Mario Tennis [Throwing] Attack +14

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U[edit]


Name 3DS Image Wii U Image Appears in NTSC-U Description PAL Description
Boo BooTrophy3DS.png SSB4TrophyBoo.png NES Super Mario Bros. 3
3DS Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon 03/2013
Don't look so surprised—even some ghosts are shy! It's like a game of Red Light Green Light: your face means stop, and the back of your head means go. So be very careful if you turn your back. Boo also shows up in the Mario Kart series, making your kart invisible to other racers. Even ghosts can be shy, and these guys are so shy, they can't even attack you if you're watching! I's kind of like they're always playing a ghostly game of statues. just don't turn your back on them and you'll be alright! That said, they make fine allies in the Mario Kart series, where they can turn you invisible for a while.

Blue indicates exclusive to the Wii U version.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]


Name Image Series / game Type Class Strength / effect(s) How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponent(s) Battle conditions Stage Song
Boo BooNSMBU.png Super Mario Series Primary (3) Novice Neutral
Can enhanced to King Boo at Lv. 99
World of Light (Dracula's Castle); Spirit Board; amiibo Kirby
  • The enemy is invisible
  • The enemy's shield has extra durability
Mushroom Kingdom U Main Theme - Luigi's Mansion (Brawl)

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars[edit]

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars Enemy
The Big Boo
The Big Boo Sprite - Super Mario RPG.png HP 43 FP 12 Speed 17 Yoshi Cookie Fright Bomb
Attack 18 Magic Attack 18 Location(s) Kero Sewers, Bowser's Keep Bonus Flower Defense Up! (30%)
Defense 0 Magic Defense 24 Weak None Items Pure Water (25%), Honey Syrup (5%)
Evade 40% Magic Evade 0% Strong Jump, Fear Morph Rate 75%
Coins 0 Exp. points 2 Spells Lightning Orb, Bolt Sp. Attacks Scream
Psychopath "Stop staring at me!"

Paper Mario series[edit]

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door[edit]

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Enemy
PMTTYD Boo Sprite.png Max HP 7 Attack 3 Defense 0 Location(s) Creepy Steeple, Pit of 100 Trials (Levels 21, 22, 24-27, 29)
Sleep? 50% Dizzy? 105% Confuse? 50% Tiny? 90%
Stop? 50% Soft? 95% Burn? 100% Freeze? 50%
Fright? 50% Gale Force? 90% KO? 10% Moves Scare (3), Hide (Invisible), Power Transfer (makes an ally Invisible), Float (causes some of the Boos in battle to move high in the air)
Level 17 Exp. points 0 Coins 1 - 3 Items Dizzy Dial, Dried Shroom (drop only), Fire Flower, Mini Mr. Mini, Mushroom (drop only), Slow Shroom
Log A somewhat shy ghost that can make itself or its allies invisible. It may be a ghost, but it's pretty cute.
Tattle That's a Boo. It's everyone's favorite ghost. ...Well, most everyone... Max HP is 7, Attack is 3, and Defense is 0. It's nothing to write home about on the Attack side, but it can turn invisible. If it turns invisible, we won't be able to hit it, so beat it while you can see it. Boos are kinda cute, but I sure wouldn't want to meet one in a dark alley. If I ran into one in the bathroom in the middle of the night, I'd... Well, never you mind what I'd do.

Super Paper Mario[edit]

Super Paper Mario Enemy
Boo SPM sprite.png Max HP 4 Attack 1 Defense 0 Location(s) Merlee's Mansion (2-2), Merlee's Basement (2-4), Flipside Pit of 100 Trials (Room 22)
Score 300 Items Card Type Common Card Location(s) Card Shop; Catch Card/SP; Chapter 2-3: Found in a small 3D-accessible area above the door to Mimi's office.
Card Description These spooks only approach when your back is turned. They'd be awesome at "Red light, green light"!... Except they bite you if they win.
  List of Catch Cards  
  91      92      93  
Tattle That bashful specter is a Boo. It's very fond of dark places... Max HP is 4 and Attack is 1. It will disappear if you stare at it too long... But it will reappear and chase after you the moment you turn your back on it... To outfox it, let it approach with your back turned, then attack or use an item...

Paper Mario: Sticker Star[edit]

Paper Mario: Sticker Star Enemy
Boo PMSS.png Max HP 18 Location(s) The Enigmansion
Attack 10 Moves Slap (4), Scare (10, Dizzy)
Defense 0 Stickers N/A

Paper Mario: Color Splash[edit]

Paper Mario: Color Splash Enemy
PMCS Boo Idle Animated.gif HP 33 Type Normal 3
PMCS Boo Card.png
Strong None Weak None
Moves Hand Attack (6), Terrify Attack (reduces paint of Mario), Vanish (removes self from battle for one turn), Group Attack (6), Blowback Attack (12)
Location(s) Vortex Island, Lighthouse Island, Fortune Island
Quotes Usual: "Quit staring!" ~ "Ahahaha!" ~ "Mind turning around for a minute?" ~ "Boo! Yeah!"
Enemy Class
Dropped Items
Hammer Scraps 10 Red Paint 6 Yellow Paint 6 Blue Paint 6 Orange Paint 3 Green Paint 3 Purple Paint 3

Paper Mario: The Origami King[edit]

Paper Mario: The Origami King Enemy
PMTOK Boo.png HP 24 Moves Location(s)
Type Normal Spooky Slap (?), Spooky Surprise (?), The Full Haunty (?) Scorching Sandpaper Desert, Scorching Sandpaper Minor, Scorching Sandpaper East, Scorching Sandpaper Far West, Temple of Shrooms
Item Drops None
One glance at Mario's twinkling blues makes them freeze. They vanish in battle, so don't lose track of them.

Mario & Luigi series[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Enemy
MLSS Boo Idle.gif HP 10 POW 128-134 Defense 1000 Speed 110 Experience 40 (110)
Fire Critical Thunder Normal Jump Normal Hammer Normal Coins 10 (8)
Stat Down? 100% Stun? 0% Burn? 0% Hand Weak Item Drop 1-Up Mushroom – 6.45%
Random Slacks – 25.81% (32.26%)
Level           40 (33) Location(s) Bowser's Castle 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: Partners in Time[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Enemy
PiT Boo.gif HP 15 (18) POW 25 (24) Defense 25 (20)
Experience 5 Coins 4 Speed 22 (23)
Location(s) Bowser's Castle Battled by Anyone Item Drop Mushroom – 12%
1-Up Mushroom – 3%
Level           3 (4) Notice: Stats in parentheses are from the Japanese and European versions (if they differ from the original American release).

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

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions Enemy
MLSSBMBoo.png HP: 13 POW: 126 DEF: 1000 SPEED: 99 Experience: 90
Fire: Critical Thunder: Normal Jump: Weak Hammer: Weak Coins: 40
Stat Down: 0% Dizzy: 0% Burn: 0% Speed down: 0% Item Drop: Golden Mushroom (10%)
Random Slacks (8%)
Random Slacks (30%)
Level:           33 Location(s): Bowser's Castle
  • Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser profile: For Bowser's sake, they won't be frightened! No, really! Prone to mocking their foes and attacking from above.

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey[edit]

  • Bowser Jr.'s Journey profile: These minions love dark, spooky places. They're also fond of using Discord to damage enemies and lower their SPEED.

Dr. Mario World[edit]


Image Abilities Attack Speed Defense
  • Stage mode: "Eliminates objects in a random 2 × 2 area, including objects that require multiple matches."
  • Versus mode: "Eliminates objects in a random 1x1/2x2/3x3/3x3/3x3 area, including objects that require multiple matches."
DMW - SpriteVS AttackBomb1.png
DMW - SpriteVS AttackBomb1.png
DMW - SpriteVS AttackBomb2.png
DMW - SpriteVS AttackBomb3.png
DMW - SpriteVS AttackBomb4.png
Stage Mode Versus Mode
Level Speed Description Speed
1 Eliminates objects in a random 1 × 1 area, including objects that require multiple matches.
2 Eliminates objects in a random 2 × 2 area, including objects that require multiple matches.
3 Eliminates objects in a random 3 × 3 area, including objects that require multiple matches.
4 Eliminates objects in a random 3 × 3 area, including objects that require multiple matches. Fills skill meter faster (medium).
5 22 Eliminates objects in a random 3 × 3 area, including objects that require multiple matches. Fills skill meter faster (high). 17


  • Stage mode: "Fills skill meter 10%/20%/30%/40%/50% more when yellow viruses are eliminated."
  • Versus mode: "Increases speed both your and your opponent's skill meters fill by 20%/25%/30%/35%/40%."
  • Dr. Mario World Twitter:
    • Yellow: "Today is #Halloween, so Boo has been added as an assistant! I'm not afraid of ghosts, but… I'm t-t-terrified of d-doctors! "[sic][1]
    • Yellow: "Let me introduce a new doctor arriving Sept. 24, 12 AM PT. It's Dr. Boo! Triiick or Treeeat! Please don't scare us!" #DrMarioWorld[2]

Who is your Mushroom Kingdom BFF?[edit]

  • Boo's a good friend, because it'll scare away your enemies. But it's also kinda shy, so don't stare at it.


  • These shy spirits inhabit Mario's world and have been known to vanish or freeze when met face-to-face. In recent years, they seem to have overcome their fears in order to pursue tennis and other social activities. They usually appear in groups and fly in formation. From time to time, giant Boos make surprise appearances!

Kids section of Nintendo Co., Ltd. site[edit]


A ghost that loves mischief, and often appears from dark areas.
Even though it slowly tries to fly down and approach you from behind, it seems if you turn and face it directly, it becomes embarrassed and completely unable to move.
Maybe its name Teresa comes from the word Tereya-san (shy person)?
There are various Boos, among them there's even a large Boo that wears a crown!

Mario Portal[edit]


A ghost that appears in dark places and likes to play pranks.
Despite being a ghost it's totally shy, and upon making eye contact will become embarrassed and unable to move.

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Nintendo Switch)[edit]

  • Figure bio: "It's a Boo figure. Hm? It's looking at you in the eye and still smiling?"


  1. ^ Dr. Mario World Twitter
  2. ^ DrMarioWorld_EN (September 23, 2020). Twitter. Retrieved September 23, 2020.