Pidgit

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Pidgit
Artwork of a Pidgit riding a magic carpet from Super Mario Advance.
Artwork from Super Mario Advance
First appearance Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic (1987, overall)
Super Mario Bros. 2 (1988, Super Mario franchise)
Latest appearance Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition (2024)
Variants

Pidgits are small black or purple flightless crows[1][2] that act as the bringers of bad dreams, and soar through the skies atop magic carpets. Its name is a portmanteau of pigeon and either "midget" or "idjit," a slurring of the word "idiot." Pidgits first appear in Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic and Super Mario Bros. 2.

Pidgits have only one variant, Dodorigesu Jr., which are Pidgit children appearing in Mario & Wario. They are visually identical to Pidgit's original 8-bit appearance, though they do not fly or ride carpets.

History[edit]

Super Mario series[edit]

Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic / Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

Pidgit riding a flying carpet.
Original artwork of a Pidgit from Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic

Pidgits are a rare aerial enemy in Subcon, with one appearing in World 1-2, one in World 3-1, and two in World 5-3. Their magic carpets in this game were provided by Wart.[1][3] The player usually needs to use their magic carpets to continue through these levels. Pidgits attack by swooping down. The player can defeat Pidgit by jumping on them and throwing them. The player can then ride the magic carpet for short distances. In the original version, Pidgits are colored black; in the Super Mario All-Stars version, they are blue; in Super Mario Advance, they are purple. Additionally, in the original version, their carpets are red and white, but in the Super Mario All-Stars version, their carpets are orange and white, and in the Game Boy Advance version, they are red and white. The graphics for the magic carpet in the latter remake appear larger in-game due to being stretched, but are the exact same size as they were previously in the data.

Super Mario World[edit]

Pidgit Bill SMW.pngPidgitBillAdvance.png
Pidgit Bills in Super Mario World and its Game Boy Advance version

In Super Mario World, Bullet Bills resemble Pidgits in Fall, and are also renamed "Pidgit Bills". Their sprite is altered for Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2, where they are given a flapping animation and look more like Pidgits in comparison to their static sprite in the original SNES title.

The Super Mario Bros. Super Show![edit]

“It's no use! Pidgit's favorite food is carpet!”
Mario, "Mario's Magic Carpet"
Pidgit
A Pidgit playing the saxophone, from The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!

Pidgits make a few rare appearances on The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! They mainly appear in the episode "Mario's Magic Carpet". Unlike the normal depiction of Pidgits, these Pidgits are capable of flying with their stubby wings rather than magic carpets, and their favorite food is said to be carpeting. King Koopa calls a service known as Pidgit Express, and ordered for a dozen Pidgits to eat away at Mario's magic carpet. Luigi ends up remembering that he knew how to speak the Pidgits' own language (named "Pidgit"), and convinces them to eat away at King Koopa's magic carpet instead.

A single Pidgit makes a brief appearance in the episode "The Unzappables", where it plays a saxophone at the Koopa Klub alongside a Goomba pianist and a Shy Guy cellist.

Nintendo Adventure Books[edit]

In Brain Drain, while in Iggy Koopa's hideout after having his mind swapped with a Koopa Troopa's due to the Synapse Switcher, Luigi can order a pizza from Magic Carpet Pizza, a pizzeria run by Pidgits, if he punches the correct number into the cafeteria's KoopaFone.

Super Mario Bros. & Friends: When I Grow Up[edit]

In the coloring book game, Super Mario Bros. & Friends: When I Grow Up, the coloring page for Zoo Keeper features a Pidgit in a zoo. The description for the job is as follows: "Mario the zoo keeper think's he's one lucky fellow. After all, not many zoos in the world have such unusual creatures as Birdo, Tryclyde and Pidgit."

Super Mario-kun[edit]

Pidgit. Page 10, volume 8 of Super Mario-kun.
A Pidgit in Super Mario-kun Volume 8

A Pidgit appears in volume 8 of Super Mario-kun as Wart's assistant. It traps Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, and Birdo in its flying carpet to take them to Subcon, where its boss awaits them. The Pidgit is later seen beside Wart, commenting on the heroes' progress and the 8 bits' actions.

Wario's Woods[edit]

Additionally, a Pidgit[4] (known as the "Black Bat"[5] in the English translation) appears as one of Wario's monsters in Wario's Woods, and overcomes the Sprite during the common event of Wario replacing Birdo. The Pidgit serves the opposite purpose of the Sprite, hovering over the field and dropping extra monsters down on Toad while Thwomps summon bombs. Two of them are also seen in the VS Mode, where they are tied to a gauge display rather than the appearance of Wario.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

SmashWiki article: Pidgit

Pidgits appear in the background of Mushroom Kingdom II, a stage introduced in Super Smash Bros. Melee and returning in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Here, a Pidgit rides a magic carpet, which players can jump on as long as the Pidgit is onscreen. While its magic carpet is three-dimensional, the Pidgit is a two-dimensional sprite.

The Super Smash Bros. series also has a few collectible items of a Pidgit. In Super Smash Bros. Melee, there is a trophy of a Pidgit, and in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, there is an Advanced-class support spirit of a Pidgit that slightly increases the power of air attacks when equipped. In World of Light, the spirit can be found in the Mysterious Dimension sub-area of the Dark Realm. It takes place on the Mushroom Kingdom II stage and features Princess Peach as the opponent.

Super Princess Peach[edit]

In Super Princess Peach, once Bowser is beaten, a cutscene follows where Princess Peach knocks Bowser out of the Castle, followed by several Pidgit Bills carrying signs spelling "NICESHOT!!". Another group appears with signs spelling "CONGRATULATIONS!" once Mario is saved.

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time[edit]

Pidgits appear as enemies in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, and are located on Yoshi's Island. To attack, a Pidgit rises high on its magic carpet, then swoops down into Mario or Luigi. If a Pidgit is on the left, it attacks Mario. If it is on the right, a Pidgit attacks Luigi. Occasionally, during its attack, a Pidgit jumps, briefly stalling and possibly throwing off Mario or Luigi's counter. Additionally, some Pidgits carry a bag in battle; these Pidgits have a higher speed rating than normal Pidgits, give up more coins if beaten, and can flee battle. They have more chance of fleeing if there is only one of them. In non-American versions, most of the normal Pidgits' stats have been decreased, and they also give less experience points.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario Bros. 2 / Super Mario Advance[edit]

  • Instruction booklet bio: He brings evil dreams. He can't fly on his own, so Wart gave him a flying carpet.[3]
  • Instruction booklet bio (Game Boy Advance version): The flightless crows are the bearer of bad dreams. They soar through the sky on magic carpets given to them by Wart.[2]

Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

ドドリゲス (JP) / Pidgit (EN)
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Original text (Japanese) Translation
種族しゅぞく フライ族 Tribe Fly clan
性格せいかく いきがいい Disposition Having no basis for concern
登場とうじょうゲーム USA Game appearances USA
空飛ぶじゅうたんでやってくる

鳥のくせに空飛ぶじゅうたんに乗って、やってくるという変わり者。左右に動いた後、急降下してくるので、動きがつかみづらい。ドドリゲスを倒せば、空飛ぶじゅうたんを操縦できるようになる。[6]

Coming to you on a flying carpet.

It is a bird, but it comes to you on a flying carpet, an eccentricity. It is difficult to recognize its movements, as it moves left and right and then swoops down. If you defeat Pidgit, you will be able to control the flying carpet.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Trophy
Pidgit
Pidgit
Game/move:
Super Mario Bros. 2
10/88
How to unlock: Randomly obtainable from the Lottery after clearing Classic and Adventure modes at least once
Pidgits are wingless birds enchanted by the vegetable-hating Wart to be the bearers of bad dreams. They live in Subcon, a land contained within Mario's dreams, where they fly around on magic carpets. Mario and friends were able to use these carpets for short distances once they dislodged the piloting Pidgit.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Spirit
#44 Pidgit
Artwork of a Pidgit riding a magic carpet from Super Mario Advance. Series/game Super Mario Series
Type Support
Slots 1
Class Advanced
Strength / effect(s) Air Attack ↑
How to obtain World of Light (Mysterious Dimension); Spirit Board
Spirit battle Opponent(s) Peach
Conditions

  • The enemy starts the battle with a Rocket Belt
  • The enemy has increased jump power
Stage Mushroom Kingdom II
Song Ground Theme - Super Mario Bros. 2

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time enemy
Pidgit
Animated idle of a Pidgit in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time HP 35 (32) POW 42 (38) Defense 34 (29)
Experience 18 (15) Coins 6 Speed 27
Location(s) Yoshi's Island Role Common Item drop Smash Egg – 12%
Mushroom Drop – 3%
Level 9 Battled by Anyone
Notice: Stats in parentheses are from the Japanese and European versions (if they differ from the original American release).
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time enemy
Pidgit (bag)
Animated idle of a Pidgit and a bag in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time HP 35 POW 42 Defense 34
Experience 18 Coins 30 Speed 32
Location(s) Yoshi's Island Role Common Item drop Smash Egg – 12%
Mushroom Drop – 3%
Level 9 Battled by Anyone
Notice: Stats in parentheses are from the Japanese and European versions (if they differ from the original American release).

Gallery[edit]

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

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ドドリゲス[1][7][4]
Dodorigesu
ピジット[7][8]
Pijitto
Portmanteau of "dodo" and "Rodrigues solitaire"

Transliteration of the Super Mario Bros. 2 name

Chinese 多多鸟
Duōduōniǎo
Dodo

Dutch Pidgit
-
French Pidgit
-
German Taubnus
Pun on taube nuss (a German derogatory term equivalent to "loser") and taube ("pigeon")
Italian Pidgit[9]
Tappettivoro (The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!)
Pipistrello Nero[10]
Corviccione[11][12]
Piggì (as of Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time)
-
Carpet-eater
Black Bat
Portmanteau of corvo ("crow") and piccione ("pigeon")
Transliteration of the English name
Korean 카펫버드
Kapet Beodeu
Carpet Bird

Russian Ворошка
Voroshka
From ворона (vorona, "crow") and possibly the Russian diminutive -ишка ("-ishka")

Spanish Pidgit
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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "「あくまねべないカラス。マムーにそらぶじゅうたんをもらいそらっている。」 (Flightless crows that bring nightmares. Mamu gave them flying carpets to fly around in the sky.)" – Nintendo (1987). Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic instruction booklet. Nintendo (Japanese). Page 34.
  2. ^ a b "These flightless crows are the bearers of bad dreams. They soar through the sky on magic carpets given to them by Wart." – Nintendo (2001). Super Mario Advance instruction booklet. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 31 (Pidgit description).
  3. ^ a b "He brings evil dreams. He can't fly on his own, so Wart gave him a flying carpet." – Nintendo (1988). Super Mario Bros. 2 instruction booklet. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 25 (Pidgit description).
  4. ^ a b Wario no Mori instruction booklet (fold-out; equivalent to NES pages).
  5. ^ Nintendo (1994). Wario's Woods instruction booklet. Nintendo of America. Page 3.
  6. ^ 1994. Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten. Shogakukan (Japanese). Page 131.
  7. ^ a b Nintendo (1992). Super Mario USA instruction booklet (PDF). Nintendo (Japanese). Page 28.
  8. ^ 1994. Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten. Shogakukan (Japanese). Page 225.
  9. ^ Super Mario Bros. 2 Italian manual. Page 25.
  10. ^ Wario's Woods Italian manual. Page 4.
  11. ^ Nintendo (2001). Super Mario Advance manual. Nintendo of Europe (Italian). Page 111.
  12. ^ Super Smash Bros. Melee trophy