Rabbit

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This article is about animals that appeared in Super Mario 64 DS and Super Mario 3D World. For the yellow rabbit from the original Super Mario 64, see MIPS. For the racing rabbit in Donkey Kong 64, see Rabbit (Donkey Kong 64).
"Bunny" redirects here. For information about the bunny form in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, see Bunny Mario. For the rabbit-like creatures from Super Mario Galaxy, see Star Bunny. For the bunny from Mario's Time Machine, see Bunny (Mario's Time Machine).
Not to be confused with Nabbit or Rabbid.
Rabbit
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A rabbit as it appears in Super Mario 3D World
First appearance Bowser Knows Best (comic) (1991)
Latest appearance New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (2019)
Related species
Alien Bunny
Glowing Rabbit
Star Bunny
Notable members
Broodals (Hariet, Rango, Spewart, Topper, Madame Broode)
Cream the Rabbit
Dreambunny
Dunk
Harry H
MIPS
Nabbit
Pookie
Rabbit
Shoot
“What part of ‘I'm not your lunch’ do you not understand? I already gave you the key! Put me down!”
Rabbit, Super Mario 64 DS

Rabbits[1] are small, furry mammals with long ears and large hind paws. In the Mario franchise, they are common in the fields and wooded regions of the Mushroom Kingdom.

History[edit]

Nintendo Comics System[edit]

In the Bowser Knows Best issue of Nintendo Comics System, the Koopa Family has a pet rabbit named Pookie who they often mistreat, but escapes soon after his introduction.

Nintendo Adventure Books[edit]

In Leaping Lizards, Morton Koopa Jr. sneaks into the palace, vandalizing it and transforming the Mushroom King into a rabbit with his magic wand. Luigi's attempt to change the king back with the same scepter only makes matters worse, changing the king from a normal bunny into a human-sized one. In a later book, Unjust Desserts, Magikoopa sneaks into the palace garden with some enemies he had shrunk by shapeshifting into a rabbit.

Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario 64[edit]

Main article: MIPS

In Super Mario 64, a yellow rabbit named MIPS can be found in the basement of Mushroom Castle. If caught, he will give Mario a secret Power Star. MIPS is found twice in the game: the first time after collecting 15 Power Stars, and the second time after 50 Power Stars.

Super Mario 64 DS[edit]

In Super Mario 64 DS, rabbits feature much more prominently. They are found throughout the castle grounds (and their locations vary from character to character). The designated rabbits for each character have a specific color - yellow for Yoshi, pink for Mario, green for Luigi, and orange for Wario. If caught, they would unlock mini-games for the player to play in the Rec Room. For the rabbits to appear, the player must first talk to the Toad in the Rec Room.

Special Glowing Rabbits need to be caught to unlock a white door in the character door room, behind which is a secret Power Star. They will randomly appear only after the player has collected 50 Power Stars in place of ordinary ones. After catching eight of these rabbits, they will no longer appear. In the Korean version, the mini-games were removed, and therefore the Rabbits do not appear. At the beginning of the game, Yoshi must find the rabbit with the key, located in the hedge maze.

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Yoshi's rabbits, color coded yellow
Location Minigame unlocked Power Stars required to unlock
Outside the castle, at the end of the bridge, to the left. Puzzle Panel 1 Star
Outside the castle, at the end of the bridge, in the middle. Hide and Boo Seek 1 Star
Outside the castle at the end of the bridge, to the right. Boom Box 1 Star
Outside the castle, in a patch of flowers, to the right. Tox Box Shuffle 1 Star
Outside the castle, at the bottom of the drained moat. Puzzle Panic 12 Stars
Outside the castle, in the garden, near the small hedge maze. Which Wiggler? 1 Star
In the basement, in front of the entrance to Lethal Lava Land. Mix-a-Mug 12 Stars
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Mario's rabbits, color coded pink
Location Minigame unlocked Power Stars required to unlock
Outside the castle, left of the bridge, near the waterfall. Sort or 'Splode 8 Stars
Outside the castle, at the bottom of the moat (after it has been drained). Shell Smash 12 Stars
Inside the room with the entrance to Jolly Roger Bay. Trampoline Time 8 Stars
In the basement, in front of the entrance to Lethal Lava Land, to the left. Connect the Characters 12 Stars
In the basement, in front of the entrance to Lethal Lava Land, to the right. Bounce and Trounce 12 Stars
On the second floor of the castle, at the very top of the stairs. Trampoline Terror 31 Stars
On the second floor of the castle, in the room with the large mirror wall and the entrance to Snowman's Land. Shuffle Shell 31 Stars
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Luigi's rabbits, color coded green
Location Minigame unlocked Power Stars required to unlock
Outside the castle, on the left among the small maze of hedges. Pair-a-Gone and On 15 Stars
In the room with the entrance to Bob-omb Battlefield. Lucky Stars 15 Stars
Behind the castle, in the courtyard, with the Boos (found by back-flipping right outside of the doorway). Picture Poker 15 Stars
In the basement, in the room where the water can be drained from the moat (after doing it). Mushroom Roulette 15 Stars
On the second floor, just right side of the doorway, with the entrance to Wet-Dry World. Memory Master 31 Stars
In the room with the entrance to the Mario painting, Goomboss Battle (behind the Rec Room/Sunshine Isles). Mario Slot 15 Stars
Outside the castle, on top of the roof (150 Stars are needed to unlock the cannon). Super Mario Slot 150 Stars
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Wario's rabbits, color coded orange
Location Minigame unlocked Power Stars required to unlock
Outside the castle, past the wooden bridge, to the far right. Bingo Ball 31 Stars
In the room, with the entrance to Whomp's Fortress. Coincentration 31 Stars
Behind the castle, in the courtyard with the Boos, behind the fountain, near the two signs. Slots Shot 31 Stars
In the basement in the left hall with Toad. Psyche Out! 31 Stars
On the second floor of the castle, in the halls with the entrances to Tiny-Huge Island Lakitu Launch 31 Stars
On the third floor of the castle, near the entrances to Tick Tock Clock, Rainbow Ride, Over the Rainbows, and Bowser in the Sky. Intense Coincentration 50 Stars
On the third floor of the castle, in the upper alcove to the left, leading to Over the Rainbows. Giant Snowball Slalom 50 Stars

Super Mario 3D World[edit]

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Rabbit in Super Mario 3D World
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Big Rabbit in Super Mario 3D World

Rabbits appear again in Super Mario 3D World, where they can again be chased and caught to receive prizes. Normal rabbits hold power-ups and coins, but rabbits surrounded by a green light have a Green Star. Larger variations known as Big Rabbits[2] also appear and will give Mega Mushrooms or Green Stars to the players when caught. Rabbits can be held in place with the GamePad, allowing the player to catch them more easily.

Super Mario Odyssey[edit]

A rabbit in Super Mario Odyssey

In Super Mario Odyssey, gray and white rabbits wearing top hats can be found in a few kingdoms, such as the Wooded Kingdom and the Lake Kingdom. They will hop away if approached; attacking them will cause it to hand over a Power Moon. These rabbits resemble the ones from Super Mario 64 DS and Super Mario 3D World in terms of body structure and proportion, as well as general purpose. Most kingdoms only feature one of these rabbits, if any; Bowser's Kingdom is an exception, with two; however, the second rabbit only offers coins when captured. After hitting the Moon Rock in the Sand Kingdom, three will appear there, with two giving varying amounts of coins and the third giving the Power Moon; this one is faster than most and has a wider range, and is probably intended to be caught using Jaxi.

Many rabbits can also be found on the Dark Side of the Moon, in a location known as Rabbit Ridge. These rabbits wear top hats, and are entirely white. These rabbits also do not run if approached. They are ruled over by Madame Broode, an enormously-obese anthropomorphic rabbit, who is accompanied by her minions, the Broodals. It should also be noted that these rabbits' hats cannot be removed, possibly to prevent Mario from potentially capturing them.

Mario Party Advance[edit]

In Mario Party Advance, Rabbits appear in the minigame Grabbit, in which the player must catch a certain amount of them with the given time limit.

Mario Tennis Aces[edit]

Rabbits using their appearance from Super Mario 3D World appear in Mario Tennis Aces on the sides of the Piranha Plant Forest court.

Names in others languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
French Lapin Rabbit

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Musa, Alexander, and Geson Hatchett. 2013. Super Mario 3D World Prima Official Game Guide, page 19.
  2. ^ Super Mario 3D World internal filename (RabbitBig)