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A Blue Noki from Mario Super Sluggers
First appearance Super Mario Sunshine (2002)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)
Latest portrayal Scott Burns (male)[1]
Kit Harris (female)
Notable members
Noki elder
Noki grandson
Park director
“Oh, hi there! My door's open, and there's nothing to be suspicious of... How about a game of jacks? Ha ha ha ha!”
Noki, Super Mario Sunshine

Nokis are a race of short, shelled creatures which debuted in Super Mario Sunshine. Along with Piantas, they inhabit Isle Delfino. They thrive primarily in Noki Bay; many of the Nokis that reside there rarely rise to the surface of the bay, but instead inhabit a large underwater area located directly beneath the bay's large waterfall. Keeping with the Italian name theme, "Noki" is a rough homophone of "gnocchi".

Their profile in Mario Superstar Baseball reveals that Nokis evolved from shellfish.


Super Mario Sunshine[edit]

A Noki playing the conch in Super Mario Sunshine
A Noki playing a conch shell

The Nokis first appear in Super Mario Sunshine, they inhabit on Isle Delfino with the Piantas. Their primary home on the island is Noki Bay. While they inhabit Noki Bay, the Nokis appear in other areas of Isle Delfino. Most of the Nokis seen in Pinna Park wear clam like shells instead of hermit shells. In Episode 8 of Noki Bay, many Nokis are seen floating on jellyfish, this implies that Nokis are capable of surviving in underwater habitats, with little or no air available. A trio of Nokis called the Buckies also appear in this game. They are called Plucky, Lucky, and Ducky.

Unlike Piantas, Nokis appear to be more trusting of Mario and more aware that he is not the real criminal. In Noki Bay, the Noki elder often aids Mario by instructing him on how best to go about his tasks. He also helps Mario by training him to use a deep sea helmet so that he can fight Eely-Mouth in Noki Bay, and later reap the rewards of the Coin Fish.

Mario Kart series[edit]

A screenshot of a pink Noki in Mario Kart 8
A female Noki seen in Mario Kart 8

Nokis make a small appearance in both Mario Kart: Double Dash!! and Mario Kart Wii in Peach Beach, where some can be seen cheering in the plaza or on the cruiser ship. They also appear in the ending ceremonies. A single male blue Noki also appears on one of the Mario Racing trackside banners in the battle course Delfino Pier in Mario Kart Wii.

Nokis also spectate in Water Park in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and in Wii Coconut Mall in the Booster Course Pass for the latter, where they have a slight facial redesign. Here, they have more fish-like lips and chubbier cheeks.

Mario Tennis series[edit]

Nokis along with the Piantas appear as audience and spectators in Peach Dome court of Mario Power Tennis for the Nintendo GameCube and Mario Tennis: Power Tour for the Game Boy Advance.

Mario Baseball series[edit]

Mario Superstar Baseball[edit]

Nokis are playable in Mario Superstar Baseball, marking the first time they become playable. The Nokis in these games are female, and come in three different colors, being blue, red, and green. Being a Speed type character, Nokis are generally fast runners, weak batters, and their pitching and fielding range from average to weak. Their special ability is the Sliding Catch. They have good chemistry with the Piantas and bad chemistry with Petey Piranha.

Nokis can also been seen as spectators at Mario Stadium, especially during the opening cinematic.

Mario Super Sluggers[edit]

Nokis reprise their role in Mario Super Sluggers, being playable in the same three color palette as in the prequel installment. The Nokis good chemistry with the Piantas remains intact, while the bad chemistry with Petey Piranha is also a recycled feature. In this installment, Nokis also have good chemistry with Mario and Toadette, even though their friendship and interactions with both mentioned characters remain unexplored. A Noki's special ability is the Ball Dash.

During the events in Challenge Mode, when Mario meets the Nokis, he arrives at Mario Stadium and both the green Noki and the blue Noki are unlocked by playing a scout mission. Red Noki is unlocked by unlocking Blue Noki and Green Noki.

Nokis can be seen as spectators at Mario Stadium, especially during the opening cinematic. In the third cinematic that plays after defeating Bowser in Challenge Mode, a Noki is briefly seen marching with Mario and the rest of the fleet towards the entrance of the Baseball Kingdom, where everyone views the sunset at dusk before the lights turn on for the night.

Mario Strikers series[edit]

Nokis once again appear in the audience in Super Mario Strikers and its sequel, Mario Strikers Charged.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games[edit]

Nokis appear in the audience during the opening and various Events in the Wii version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games. They also appear as audience members in the Nintendo DS version.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

A Noki appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a sticker. In The Subspace Emissary, the sticker can be used on any fighter to power up their leg-based attacks by 12 points.

Notable Nokis[edit]

  • Buckies - a trio of female Nokis found at the start of Pinna Park, often found commenting on the newest or most recently updated attraction.
  • Park director - the director of Pinna Park, oblivious to the damage being caused in his park.
  • Mommy Noki - a Noki mother holding a bundled infant Noki, found in Noki Bay and Pinna Park. Rumored to be married to the Noki grandson.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Isle Delfino Guide Book information for Nokis

Super Mario Sunshine description[edit]

Nokis wear vibrant seashells reminiscent of their time living in the coral reefs. They are timid but highly intellectual.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl sticker[edit]

Name Image Artwork from Effect in The Subspace Emissary
Noki A Sticker of a Noki in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Super Mario Sunshine [Leg] - Attack +12

Mario Super Sluggers[edit]


Name Bio Ability Bat Glove Stats
Blue Noki A speedy guy who runs faster with the ball. Ball Dash Left Right Pitch 5/10
Bat 4/10
Field 4/10
Run 7/10
Red Noki A defensive specialist among Nokis. Ball Dash Left Right Pitch 4/10
Bat 4/10
Field 5/10
Run 7/10
Green Noki A speedy guy with decent power to boot. Ball Dash Left Right Pitch 4/10
Bat 5/10
Field 4/10
Run 7/10


Character Good Chemistry Bad Chemistry
Noki Mario, Pianta, Toadette, Mii (according to color) Hammer Bro, Fire Bro, Boomerang Bro, Petey Piranha

Collectible Card Info[edit]

Level 1 Noki card from the Mario Super Sluggers card game
Blue Noki's official profile card from Mario Super Sluggers (front)
Level 1 Blue Noki card from the Mario Super Sluggers card game
Blue Noki's official profile card from Mario Super Sluggers (back)

Another resident of Isle Delfino who befriended Mario on his ill-fated tropical vacation. Blue Noki isn't a power player on the baseball field, but can put a wicked curve on his[sic] changeup.


For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Noki.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マーレ
From "mare", a word in some Romance languages (such as Italian) meaning "sea"
Chinese (Simplified) 玛蕾族
Mǎlěi Zú
From the Japanese name with「族」(, tribe)
Chinese (Traditional) 瑪蕾族
Mǎlěi Zú
From the Japanese name with「族」(, tribe)
French Noki From the English name
German Paradiso Italian for "paradise"
Italian Noki From the English name
Korean 마레족
Mare Zok
From the Japanese name with "족" (zok, tribe)
Spanish (NOA) Noki From the English name
Spanish (NOE) Calisol From "cala" (bay) and "sol" (sun)