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Skipsqueak SM3DW Prima.jpg
First appearance Super Mario 3D World (2013)
Latest appearance Super Mario Maker 2 (2019)
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Skipsqueaks are mouse-like enemies that appear in Super Mario 3D World. Their name is a portmanteau of "skip" and "pipsqueak".


Super Mario 3D World[edit]

Skipsqueaks constantly run on moving platforms going in the opposite direction, causing them to remain in one place. They also jump up periodically and are usually found in groups of two or more. Skipsqueaks can be defeated by using any form of attack, including a jump attack. They appear in the levels Really Rolling Hills, The Bowser Express, Grumblump Inferno, and Rainbow Run.

There is a variation of this enemy known as Spiny Skipsqueaks which appear in Cookie Cogworks and Rainbow Run.

Super Mario Maker 2[edit]

Skipsqueaks and Spiny Skipsqueaks reappear as enemies that can be placed in Super Mario Maker 2 stages. Skipsqueaks jump whenever Mario jumps, and run in place to keep up with Conveyor Belts. If a Skipsqueak is pushed away from its starting point, such as by a Thwomp or Track Block, it will run back towards its starting point and even Triple Jump over obstacles to get there. If it cannot pass an obstacle, it will give up and look tired, then reset its movement pattern from its new location. Skipsqueaks also appear in Story Mode, in the level Skipsqueak Towers.


Super Mario Maker 2[edit]

  • North American website bio: "Skipsqueaks like to try and match Mario’s jumps. Sometimes you can use that to your advantage!"


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese Runner[1]

From "pyon", onomatopoeia for hopping, and "chu", the sound that mice make
Spanish (NOA) Ratoncín saltarín
Spanish (NOE) Ratipoing[2] From ratón (mouse), and "boing", the onomatopoeia of something bouncing or jumping
French Mulhop From mulot (fieldmouse), and hop
Dutch Skipsqueak[3] -
German Hopsmaus From hopsen (jumping) and Maus (mouse)
Italian Saltopo From salto (jump), and topo (mouse)
Portuguese (NOE) Ratimbanco[4]
Russian Попрыгумыш[5]
From попрыгун (jumper) and мышь (mouse).
Korean 폴찍폴찍
From 폴짝폴짝 (onomatopoeia for hopping) and 찍찍 (onomatopoeia for squeaking)
Chinese 跳跳鼠[6]
Tiào tiào shǔ
Jumping Mouse


  1. ^ Super Mario 3D World internal filename (Runner)
  2. ^
  3. ^ Nintendo Nederland. (May 15, 2019). Super Mario Maker 2 Direct - 16 mei 2019. Youtube. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  4. ^ Nintendo Portugal. (May 15, 2019). Super Mario Maker 2 Direct - 15/05/2019. Retrieved Sep 22, 2019.
  5. ^ NintendoRU. (May 15, 2019). Super Mario Maker 2 Direct - 16/05/2019. Retrieved May 17, 2019.
  6. ^ Nintendo HK. (May 17, 2019). 《Super Mario Maker 2 (超級瑪利歐創作家 2)》Direct 2019.5.16. YouTube. Retrieved May 21, 2019.