Mother Penguin

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Mother Penguin
Artwork of Mother Penguin and Tuxie for Super Mario 64
Artwork of the Mother Penguin (right) with Tuxie in Super Mario 64
Species Penguin
First appearance Super Mario 64 (1996)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)
“Egad! My baby!! Have you seen my baby??? She's the most precious baby in the whole world. (They say she has my beak...) I just can't remember where I left her. Let's see... I stopped for herring and ice cubes, then I... oohh! I just don't know!”
Mother Penguin, Super Mario 64
Mario delivering Tuxie to the Mother Penguin in Super Mario 64 DS

The Mother Penguin[1][2] is a penguin who appears on Cool, Cool Mountain in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS. She has lost her daughter, Tuxie, so Mario, Luigi, or Wario goes to look for her. Once Tuxie is returned, the Mother Penguin rewards the player character with a Power Star, completing the mission Li'l Penguin Lost.

If the player character brings the Mother Penguin another baby penguin, she does not accept it. She insists that this baby penguin is not her daughter and that they look nothing alike.

If Tuxie is taken back after being delivered to the Mother Penguin, she follows the player character with a cross expression on her face until he drops Tuxie again. However, she does not seem to react in any way if the player character gets far enough away or drops Tuxie off the edge. The Mother Penguin also does not follow the player past the edge of the pond she is in.


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Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

Super Mario 64 DS data/enemy/penguin/penguin.bmd PENGUIN_MOTHER Penguin Mother

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 父子ペンギン[3]
Oyako Pengin
Parent and Child Penguins
French Maman Pingouin Mother Razorbill (Pingouin means Razorbill and Manchot means Penguin)
German Mama Pinginola Mother Pinginola
Italian Madre Pinguotta[4] Mother Penguin


  1. ^ M. Arakawa. Super Mario 64 Player's Guide. Page 38 (map).
  2. ^ (June 10, 1998). Course 4 - Star 2: Li'l Penguin Lost. Nintendo: Super Mario 64 Strategy (Internet Archive: Wayback Machine). Retrieved February 23, 2018.
  3. ^ Kazuki, Motoyama. KC Deluxe vol. 36 - Super Mario 64 part 1. Page 6.Media:SM64 Character Info Book.jpg
  4. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 93