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First appearance Super Mario Bros. 2 (1988)
(Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)
Derived species
Dodorigesu Jr.
Related species
Ninja Crow

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 provided by Wart.[1][3] Its name is a pun on pigeon.


Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

Pidgit SMB2 Sprite.png
A Pidgit in Super Mario All-Stars

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[edit]

In Super Mario World, if Mario or Luigi clear all the levels of the Special Zone, 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[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

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[edit]

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![edit]

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", 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[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]

The coloring page showing Pidgit

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 SuperMarioKun.jpg

A pidgit appears in volume 8 of Super Mario-Kun. It traps Mario, Luigi, and Yoshi in its flying carpet.

Mario & Wario[edit]

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.

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. 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[edit]

In Super Princess Peach, several Pidgit Bills appear during the ending. The two groups fly in formations spelling "NICESHOT!!" after Bowser is beaten and "CONGRATULATIONS!" once Mario is saved.

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time[edit]

Partners in Time Enemy
Pidgit (Bag)
MLPiT Pidgitbag.gif
Location(s) Yoshi's Island
HP 35
POW 42
Defense 34
Speed 32
Experience 18
Level 9
Coins 30
Item Drop Smash Egg – 15%
Mushroom Drop – 20%
Battled by Anyone
  • Stats in parentheses are from the Japanese and European versions (if they differ from the original American release).
Partners in Time Enemy
MLPiT Pidgit.gif
Location(s) Yoshi's Island
HP 35 (32)
POW 42 (38)
Defense 34 (29)
Speed 27
Experience 18 (15)
Level 9
Coins 6
Item Drop Smash Egg – 15%
Mushroom Drop – 20%
Battled by Anyone
  • Stats in parentheses are from the Japanese and European versions (if they differ from the original American release).

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, British English, French, German, Italian and Spanish versions, most of the normal Pidgits' stats have been decreased and they also give less experience points.


Trophy information from Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Name Image Game Description
Pidgit Trophy165.png Super Mario Bros. 2
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.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ドドリゲス[1][4]
Dodoriguez, a word play on the extinct flightless bird, dodo, and the common Spanish surname, Rodriguez.
Spanish Pidgit -
French Pidgit -
German Taubnus Pun on taube nuss (deaf nut) which is a German term comparable to "loser." Taube also means "pigeon."
Italian Corviccione (Super Mario Advance and Super Smash Bros. Melee)
Piggì (All other games)
Portmanteau of corvo (crow) and piccione (pigeon).
Simplification of Pidgit.
Russian Ворошка
From ворона (crow).
Korean 카펫버드
Kapet Beodeu
Carpet Bird


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 べないカラス。マムーにぶじゅうたんをもらいっている。」 (Flightless crows that bring nightmares. Mamu gave them flying carpets to fly around in the sky.) - Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic instruction booklet, page 34.
  2. "These flightless crows are the bearers of bad dreams. They soar through the sky on magic carpets given to them by Wart." - Super Mario Advance English instruction booklet, page 31 (Pidgit description).
  3. "He brings evil dreams. He can't fly on his own, so Wart gave him a flying carpet." - Super Mario Bros. 2 instruction booklet, page 25 (Pidgit description).
  4. 4.0 4.1 Wario no Mori Japanese instruction booklet (fold-out; equivalent to NES pages).
  5. Wario's Woods English instruction booklet, page 3 (NES/SNES) & 4 (NES).