In the storyline, they lived comfortably in the Peaceful Woods, but become in danger of losing their home when Wario takes it over, renaming it "Wario's Woods" and populating it with monsters. During gameplay, a Sprite plays a key role by helping Toad clear out monsters by providing him with bombs. However, if the player does not keep the gauge full, she will be replaced with a Pidgit, which is also symbolized when Wario replaces Birdo on the sidelines. The Pidgit will simply shower down more monsters while Wario attempts to knock the Thwomp down, but the Sprite returns once the gauge refills, making Wario leave and Birdo come back. Two of them are also seen in the VS Mode and act identically, except Birdo and Wario do not appear. Presumably, their lives return to normal after the events of the game.
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