Rat Funk

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“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
Super Mario RPG enemy
Rat Funk
Battle idle animation of a Rat Funk from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
Location(s) Kero Sewers, Forest Maze
HP 32
Attack 20
Magic attack 0
Defense 14
Magic defense 6
Speed 21
Spells Escape
Sp. attacks Poison
Items Able Juice (5%)
Exp. points 2
Coins 6
Misc. stats
FP 100
Evade 30%
Magic evade 0%
Strong None
Weak Fire
Bonus Flower Once Again! (40%)
Yoshi Cookie Mushroom
Morph rate 100%
"Squeek, squeek..."

Rat Funks are blue-colored rodents that reside in Kero Sewers and the Forest Maze in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. They are cowardly creatures, and will often run away from battle. Rat Funks are also extremely fast, allowing them to attack Mario's party members before they have time to react. 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 purple-colored Alley Rats.

One friendly Rat Funk who lives in Monstro Town guides Mario to his hometown when he is met in Land's End.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese チュータロウ
From「ちゅう」(chū, Japanese onomatopoeia for mouse squeaking) and「太郎」(Tarō, a common Japanese given name suffix for males)


  • Rat Funk is most likely a reference to Rat Fink, a line of grotesque cartoon characters popular in the 1960's and 80's. In addition, said character's father is named Rat Funk, so either could be a direct reference.