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A Riptide during battle in Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope
First appearance Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (2022)
Variant of Wildclaw

Riptides are variants of Wildclaws that appear as enemies in Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, encountered only in Barrendale Mesa. They are named after offshore currents of the same name. They use fish-like weapons to attack. When they are attacked with weapons outside of their turn, they prematurely pursue and attack the attacker, and their attacks cause the Splash Super Effect. When Riptides are attacked, including from dashing, they begin flashing red from their lower body, with more of their body flashing the more they are attacked, until their entire body flashes red, and their attack power increases as a result. After they attack a hero, their attack power resets. Riptides are weak to Shock and resist Splash.


Tacticam analysis[edit]

Riptide icon from Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope RIPTIDE
Finds the closest opponent on which to inflict Splash-based attacks for considerable damage. When hit, will doggedly pursue its attacker upon which it will deal even more damage due to their rage.
Shock weakness icon from Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope SHOCK Splash resistance icon from Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope SPLASH
Barrendale Mesa
  • Attack
    • Snapper Whacker
      • Short-range area attack with a Splash effect.
  • Ability
    • Hot Pursuit
      • If attacked, moves towards the offender. If they're within range, performs an extra attack on them.
    • Berserker Fury
      • Next attack is enhanced with each hit taken, causing increased DMG. Resets after attack is performed.

Memory bio[edit]

Image for Riptides Memory in Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope

Amongst all the Rabbid-feline mutations, these are perhaps the ones that cause me the most concern for our Heroes. The more they are hurt, the more harm they manage to cause with each successful assault, and they will doggedly pursue any Hero who successfully lands a blow, no matter where they are.
Being water-based, splash-focused attacks are of little use, but ones incorporating electricity are highly effective.


Names in other languages[edit]


Language Name Meaning
Japanese フィッシュクロー
Fisshu Kurō
Fish Claw
Italian Sfurione From "sfuriata" (tantrum) with "-one" (Italian suffix used for forming superlatives)
Spanish Marejo Tide

Snapper Whacker[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ギョギョットフィスト
Gyogyotto Fisuto
Gyogyotto Fist; from「漁業」(gyogyō, fishing) and「ギョット」(gyotto, onomatopoeia for a reaction of surprise and/or fear)
Italian Gonfiopescio From "gonfio" (swollen) and masculine form of "pesce" (fish)