Niff T.

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Niff T.
Niff T.
Species Toad
First appearance Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (2004)
Latest appearance Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (Nintendo Switch) (2024)

Niff T. is a Toad who owns his own shop, located next to an inn in the town of Petalburg during the events of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Niff T.'s name is a pun on the word "nifty." Niff T. looks much like Plenn T. and Thriff T., and also bears resemblance to Harry from Paper Mario. He partakes in Plenn T.'s trouble when Plenn T. asks Mario to help him restock by finding five Courage Shells which Mario can buy at Niff T.'s shop. His shop is mentioned in the Rogueport Direct Mail Service premiere issue when it is revealed that he has been the most eligible bachelor of Petalburg, but he is actually rumored to be in love with the Toad girl running the inn. He does not deny it and partially confirms it when he says, "You only live once, so enjoy it while you can!" For fifteen minutes after reading that e-mail, Mario can get double points for shopping at Niff T.'s shop.


  • "That's Niff T., the manager of the shop. You can buy and sell items in here. I gotta say, he reminds of the guys in the Rogueport shop... Yeah, real similar... Hmmm... Maybe it's just me.... Or maybe I should just... not worry about it!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese キノッポ
From「キノピオ」(Kinopio, "Toad") and possibly「ノッポ」(noppo, lanky person)

Chinese (simplified) 奇诺波
Derived from「奇诺比奥」(Qínuòbǐ'ào, "Toad") and the Japanese name

Chinese (traditional) 奇諾波
Derived from「奇諾比奧」(Qínuòbǐ'ào, "Toad") and the Japanese name

Dutch Allert
Possibly a play on English "Alert"
French Soldé T.
Pun on soldes d'été ("summer sales")
German Bar T.
Bart ("beard")
Italian Taodolo
Korean 키노포
From the Japanese name

Spanish T. Toni