|First appearance||Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (1996)|
|Latest appearance||Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch) (2023)|
- “I've been all around the world. But the strangest person, is this old geezer in Rose Town. He really is weird, but definitely worth meeting.”
- —Rat Funk, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
Rat Funks are blue-colored rodents that reside in Kero Sewers and the Forest Maze in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars and its remake. They are cowardly creatures, and will often flee from battle. Rat Funks are also extremely fast, allowing them to attack before the party. Since these rodents are fairly weak, they tend to travel in numbers or with stronger monsters, including Hobgoblins. In battle, a Rat Funk attacks by slapping its tail at a party member. Their tails can also be used to poison their enemies. These rodents are relatives to the brown-colored Alley Rats.
Profiles and statistics
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
|Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars enemy|
|Attack||20||Magic attack||0||Location(s)||Kero Sewers, Forest Maze||Bonus Flower||Once Again! (40%)|
|Defense||14||Magic defense||6||Weak||Fire||Items||Able Juice (5%)|
|Evade||30%||Magic evade||0%||Strong||None||Morph rate||100%|
|Coins||6||Exp. points||2||Spells||Escape||Sp. attacks||Poison|
Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch)
|Rare Drops||Cleansing Juice|
|Found In||Kero Sewers|
|Monster List profile|
|They live underground or in other damp places. But they're actually sticklers for cleanliness, so they wear white gloves to keep their hands germ-free.|
|Sing along with the rat funk, everybody!|
Names in other languages
|From「ちゅう」(chū, Japanese onomatopoeia for mouse squeaking) and「太郎」(Tarō, a common Japanese given name suffix for males)|
|Transliteration of the Japanese name|
|French||Ratatam||Pun on "rat" and possibly "ratatam" (a meaningless word used in the part of a children's nursery rhyme)|
|German||Rattini||From "Ratte" (rat) and "-ini" (the plural form of Italian diminutive "-ino")|
|Italian||Topastro||Ugly mouse; shared with Mouser in Super Mario Advance|
|From "찍찍" (jjik-jjik, Korean onomatopoeia for mouse squeaking) and "~돌이" (-dori, a suffix used to denote "guy" friendly)|
|Spanish||Ramatón||Portmanteau of "rata" (rat) or "ratón" (mouse) and "matón" (brute)|
- Rat Funk is most likely a reference to Rat Fink, a line of grotesque cartoon characters popular in the 1960's and 80's.
- Rat Funk's Japanese Thought Peek quote parodies a line from the theme song to the 1971 anime adaptation of Shin Obake no Q-tarō. This reference is removed in the English translations of the SNES and Nintendo Switch versions; however, the latter's script alludes to the quote's origins by encouraging the reader to "sing along with the rat funk."
- Clyde Mandelin (June 29, 2020). The Pop Culture-Obsessed Monsters in Japanese Super Mario RPG. Legends of Localization. Retrieved July 31, 2021.