Strollin' Stu

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Strollin' Stu
SMS Strollin Stu Artwork.png
First appearance Super Mario Sunshine (2002)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)
Smolderin' Stu
Swipin' Stu
Winged Strollin' Stu
Wanderin' Goom
This article is about the enemy from Super Mario Sunshine also known as Kuri. For the enemy from Wario Land 3, see Kuri.

Strollin' Stus[1], also known as Hamkuri[2][3], Goombas[4], and Kuri[5], are Goomba-esque creatures inhabiting Isle Delfino that are found in the game Super Mario Sunshine. They are squat and pudgy and have a bulbous nose, bright reddish-pinkish high-tucked spotted trousers, and a waddling gait. They are the most common variant of Strollin' Stus encountered in the game. They will charge at Mario should he get too close. If sprayed with water, they flip over, allowing Mario to spray them away or walk into them to kick them away. Strollin' Stus can be defeated by jumping on them, by having Yoshi eat them, or by spraying or kicking them into a wall, causing them to splatter and occasionally release coins. If Mario jumps on a knocked-over Strollin' Stu while multiple have been sprayed, all of them are defeated, and if Mario does this with at least three Strollin' Stus, a 1-Up Mushroom appears in the place of the jumped on Strollin' Stu.

In the first episode of Bianco Hills, a special variety of Strollin' Stu appears, being constantly spawned from a thick blob of brown goop on the ground. These Strollin' Stus have a spatter of brown goop on their heads, but otherwise are identical to other Strollin' Stus. The brown generator pops like a bubble upon being sprayed.

In certain secret areas, Strollin' Stus can also be spawned indefinitely from pictures of them on walls; these Strollin' Stus lack the spatter on their heads, and their generator simply gets washed away like normal graffiti markings.

There are a large variant of the Strollin' Stus that appear in Pinna Park and at Delfino Airstrip after the flood, alongside regular Strollin' Stus. They act exactly like normal Strollin' Stus. The one in Pinna Park is at the bottom of a Dango; when it is defeated, all Strollin' Stus that make up the rest of the Dango will also be defeated. They are immune to being turned into Yoshi Platforms.

Thus far, Strollin' Stus have appeared only in Super Mario Sunshine, though their name appears on Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour and Mario Golf: Advance Tour's score chart.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese Hamukuri[6]
Possibly from 「ハムスター」 (hamusutā, hamster) and 「栗」 (kuri, chestnut)

From 「栗」 kuri, "chestnut" (which is also the root of Goomba's Japanese name, 「クリボー」 Kuribō)
German Stu Stu
Italian Stu Vagante Strollin' Stu


  1. ^ Hodgson, David S J, Bryan Stratton, and Stephen Stratton. Super Mario Sunshine Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 17.
  2. ^ Loe, Casey. Super Mario Sunshine Perfect Guide. Page 32.
  3. ^ Bogenn, Tim, and Doug Walsh. Super Mario Sunshine BradyGames Official Strategy Guide. Page 5.
  4. ^ Loe, Casey. Super Mario Sunshine Perfect Guide. Page 63.
  5. ^ Bogenn, Tim, and Doug Walsh. Super Mario Sunshine BradyGames Official Strategy Guide. Page 132.
  6. ^ Super Mario Sunshine, internal filename root/data/scene/bianco0.szs/scene/hamukuri
  7. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario Sunshine section, page 99.