- Not to be confused with Tadpole.
|First appearance||Super Mario 3D World (2013)|
|Latest appearance||Minecraft (Bedrock version)|
(The Wild Update) (2022)
Madpoles are a species of turquoise tadpoles appearing in Super Mario 3D World and its Nintendo Switch port Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury. Their name is a combination of "mad" and "tadpole".
Madpoles are uncommon enemies that calmly swim on the water surface. If they spot Mario, they swim to him, and will keep doing so if Mario dives into the water, trying to ram him. They can be defeated by any attack. Madpoles appear in Rammerhead Reef, The Bowser Express, Deepwater Dungeon, Sprawling Savanna Rabbit Run, and Pipeline Boom Lagoon.
The stamp found in Deepwater Dungeon depicts a Madpole.
In the Super Mario Mash-up in Minecraft, Tadpoles are replaced by Madpoles.
Super Mario 3D World (stamp)
Names in other languages
|A partial anagram of「オタマジャクシ」(otamajakushi, tadpole)|
|German||Graulquappe||From "graulen" (to dread) and "Kaulquappe" (tadpole)|
|Spanish||Enojacuajo||From "enojado" (angry) and "renacuajo" (tadpole)|
- Musa, Alexander, and Geson Hatchett. Super Mario 3D World PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 26.
- Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario 3D World section, page 226.