Scaredy Rat

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Scaredy Rat
In-game artwork of a Scaredy Rat from Dr. Mario World.
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009)
Latest appearance Dr. Mario World (2019)
Paper Scaredy Rat
Scaredy Rat 10-Stack
Blue Mouse
Little Mouser
Rat Funk
Wheel Mouse
Scaredy Rat, Paper Mario: Color Splash

A Scaredy Rat is a white rat creature that first appeared in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. They appear to have black sclera, red pupils, orange feet and huge buck teeth. Their name is a pun on the term scaredy cat, which is a childish term for a coward.


Super Mario series[edit]

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

Scaredy Rats in New Super Mario Bros. Wii
NSMBW Scaredy Rat Render.png

Scaredy Rats first appear in New Super Mario Bros. Wii where they are only found in World 4-Ghost Icon.png. They are defeated the same way that Goombas are. However, the difference between the two is that Scaredy Rats are troublesome and run quite fast. When Mario or a teammate approaches, they stop scuttling and start jumping in place. When the player leaves, the Scaredy Rats continue scuttling. If one is stomped, all nearby Scaredy Rats will run in panic. However, if running Scaredy Rats encounter a calm rat, the frightened rats will become calm as well.

New Super Mario Bros. U[edit]

Scaredy Rats reappear in New Super Mario Bros. U with the same features of New Super Mario Bros. Wii. They also appear in the dark where their eyes shine like a Swoop. They are one of the few enemies that don't reappear in New Super Luigi U.

Super Mario Run[edit]

In-game image of Scaredy Rat from Super Mario Run

Scaredy Rats reappear in Super Mario Run, only in the level Scaredy Rat Race. They behave identical to their appearance in previous platformers.

Mario Party series[edit]

Mario Party 9[edit]

A Scaredy Rat appears in a Captain Event known as Scaredy Rat Race in the portal-like tower near the final area of the board Boo's Horror Castle. The Scaredy Rat steals some Mini Stars from each player and scuttles each turn some spaces ahead using a dice block. The current captain has to choose a player who must roll a Dice Block. The player who actually reaches the Scaredy Rat defeats it and receives all the Mini Stars the Scaredy Rat has stolen.

Mario Party: Island Tour[edit]

A Scaredy Rat can be seen on the Banzai Bill's Mad Mountain board in Mario Party: Island Tour. They also appear in the minigame Rat-a-tat Flat, which involves players having to Ground Pound the Scaredy Rats that appear to earn points. Gold Scaredy Rats also appear in the minigame.

Paper Mario series[edit]

Paper Mario: Sticker Star[edit]

Scaredy Rats make their Paper Mario debut in the Nintendo 3DS game Paper Mario: Sticker Star as enemies in The Enigmansion of World 4. They maintain their appearance from New Super Mario Bros. Wii. In battle, Scaredy Rats can do two attacks. For one, they can attack by ramming Mario while squeaking. This attack may throw off timing. Because of this, they will jump two times and it can either ram into Mario quickly or one second later. It is impossible to tell when it is going to ram into Mario, as this attack is very fast, but if their attack misses or is dodged with correct timing, they will roll over. For their other attack, if a Scaredy Rat runs in place before attacking, it will steal one of Mario's stickers. Mario can get his sticker back by damaging or defeating the a Scaredy Rat before it flees with the sticker. Blocking this attack will prevent damage, does not prevent the Scaredy Rat from stealing the sticker; instead, Mario will lose one of his lower-damage stickers. If a Scaredy Rat thinks Mario has no stickers or has already stolen one from Mario without turning, they will instead ram him. In rare cases, a Scaredy Rat may turn around before fleeing with the sticker giving Mario a chance to get it back.

Spinies, Snifits, and Hammer Bros. are the other enemies in this game that can throw off timing.

Paper Mario: Color Splash[edit]

Scaredy Rats return in Paper Mario: Color Splash with the same appearance and behavior they had in Paper Mario: Sticker Star and can be fought in Marmalade Valley, Dark Bloo Inn and Toad Trainworks. There is a Scaredy Rat 10-Stack in Toad Trainworks.

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam[edit]


A Scaredy Rat sets off the plot of Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam by scaring Luigi into knocking over a book containing the Paper Mario universe. Later in the game, only Paper Scaredy Rats appear as enemies. They appear only in the Twinsy Tropics Dungeon.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Mario Run[edit]

  • Notebook bio: "This foe lives in groups in towers. If you defeat one the rest will panic and scatter!"

Item description[edit]

  • Scaredy Rat Statue: "A statue of a Scaredy Rat. Those ears are a bit spooky, aren't they?"

Paper Mario series[edit]

Paper Mario: Sticker Star[edit]

Paper Mario: Sticker Star Enemy
Scaredy Rat
Scaredy Rat PMSS.png Max HP 10 Location(s) The Enigmansion
Attack 5 Moves Ram (5), Steal (steals a Sticker), Run (flees battle)
Defense 0 Stickers Hammer, Jump

Paper Mario: Color Splash[edit]

Paper Mario: Color Splash Enemy
Scaredy Rat
PMCS Scaredy Rat.png HP 8 Type Normal 3
PMCS Scaredy Rat Card.png
Strong None Weak None
Moves Body Attack (3), Steal Attack (1, steals a Battle Card), Group Attack (3), Blowback Attack (8)
Location(s) Marmalade Valley, Dark Bloo Inn, Toad Trainworks
Quotes Usual: "Squeek!" ~ "I SAID SQUEEEEK!" ~ "Squeek, squeek!" ~ "Squeeeek!"
Enemy Class
ENEMY_MANY_COIN - TRE_NOTHING (when joining a battle started against a Dry Bones)
Dropped Items
Hammer Scraps 1 Red Paint 4 Yellow Paint 4 Blue Paint 6 Orange Paint 0 Green Paint 0 Purple Paint 0


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese チュウチュウ
Squeak-squeak; chū is an onomatopoeia for crying of mice.
Spanish (NOA) Ratacante Pormanteau of rata (rat) and atacante (attacker)
Spanish (NOE) Aterrata Pormanteau of aterrador (frightening) and rata (rat)
French (NOA) Souriboo Pormanteau of souris (mouse) and Boo
French (NOE) Raplapla Pun with rat (rat) and raplapla (worn out)
Dutch Scaredy Rat -
German Gratterich Pun on Grattler (a condescending term from bavaria), Ratte (Rat) and the suffix -rich
Italian Ratton From ratto (rat)
Portuguese (NOA) Ratacante Pormanteau of rato (rat) and atacante (attacker)
Portuguese (NOE) Aterrato Pormanteau of aterrador (frightening) and rato (rat)
Russian Крыса-страшилка
Scary rat
Korean 츄츄
Derived from the Japanese name
Chinese 吱吱 (Simplified)
吱吱鼠 (Traditional)
Zhīzhī Shǔ
Squeak-squeak Mouse