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Super Mario series
Super Mario Bros. 2
Pidgits first appeared in the game Super Mario Bros. 2, where they 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; Mario and his friends usually need to use their magic carpets to continue through these levels. To attack, a Pidgit attempts to swoop into Mario. Thus, Mario should jump onto the Pidgit during its descent and throw it off the magic carpet. Mario can then ride the magic carpet for short distances. In the NES 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 NES version, their carpets are red and black, but in the SNES version, their carpets are orange and white, and in the GBA version, they are red and white. In Super Mario Advance, the graphics for the magic carpet appear larger in-game due to being stretched, but are the exact same size as they were previously in the data.
Super Mario World
In Super Mario World, if Mario or Luigi clear all the levels of the Special World, Bullet Bills are changed to resemble Pidgits. In the SNES release, they are also renamed Pidgit Bills. These versions of Pidgits lack a carpet, and instead merely blast through the air. Their sprite is altered for Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2, where they are given a flapping animation (and look more like actual Pidgits), rather than their sprite in the original SNES title, which gave them a static image.
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Pidgits make a cameo appearance in Super Smash Bros. Melee. They appear in the level Mushroom Kingdom II and ride magic carpets. While its magic carpet is three-dimensional, the Pidgit is a two-dimensional sprite. The fighters could hop on the magic carpet as long as the Pidgit is on the screen. A trophy of a Pidgit can also be obtained in Super Smash Bros. Melee.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
The Mushroom Kingdom II stage from Super Smash Bros. Melee returns in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and with it, so does Pidgit. Though its function is the same, the carpet on which it rides has been updated from red to yellow. In addition, a Pidgit appears as a support spirit that slightly increases the power of air attacks when equipped.
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", where King Koopa calls a service known as Pidgit Express, and ordered for a dozen Pidgits to eat away at 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. This ends with Luigi remembering that he knew how to speak the Pidgits' own language (named "Pidgit"), and telling them to eat away at King Koopa's magic carpet instead, which they proceed to do. 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
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
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."
Mario & Wario
Similar enemies known as Dodorigesu Jr. appear in the Japanese Super Famicom game Mario & Wario. They do not fly nor do they have their carpets, but Dodorigesu Jr. are otherwise nearly identical to Pidgit's original 8-bit appearance.
Additionally, a Pidgit (known as the "Black Bat" 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. In this game, the Pidgit serves the same purpose as the Sprite, although it magically drops 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. It appears to be either flying on its own or hanging off the bottom of the Thwomp, making Wario's Woods one of the rare occurrences of a Pidgit without a carpet.
Super Princess Peach
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time
Pidgits reappeared after a long absence as enemies in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time. They are located on Yoshi's Island. To attack, a Pidgit flies its magic carpet high, then comes 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 the Japanese and European versions however all their stats have been increased and the player also gets three more experience from the battle.
Trophy information from Super Smash Bros. Melee
Names in other languages