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Skipsqueak SM3DW Prima.jpg
First appearance Super Mario 3D World (2013)
Derived species
Spiny Skipsqueak
Related species
Blue Mouse
Little Mouser
Rat Funk
Scaredy Rat
Wheel Mouse

Skipsqueaks[1] are mouse-like enemies that appear in the Wii U game, Super Mario 3D World. Their name is a portmanteau of "skip" and "pipsqueak".

Some are stationary and some jog around in a set path, and can be defeated by any attack. However, Skipsqueaks have a good jump height which makes them dangerous enemies. The mice are usually found in groups of two or more. Skipsqueaks make their first appearance in the level Really Rolling Hills and make appearances in Grumblump Inferno and Rainbow Run. There is a subspecies of this creature known as Spiny Skipsqueaks which also appear in Cookie Cogworks and again in Rainbow Run.

Skipsqueaks reappear as enemies that can be placed in Super Mario Maker 2 stages.[2]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ピョンチュウ[3]
From "pyon", onomatopoeia for hopping, and "chu", the sound that mice make


  1. Super Mario 3D World Prima eGuide
  2. Nintendo. (February 13, 2019). Super Mario Maker 2 – Announcement Trailer – Nintendo Switch. YouTube. Retrieved on February 13, 2019.
  3. Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario 3D World section, page 227.