- This article is about the recurring shark foe. For Mario's Cheep Cheep partner from Paper Mario, see Sushie.
In-game artwork of Sushi from Dr. Mario World
|First appearance||Super Mario 64 (1996)|
|Latest appearance||Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)|
Super Mario series
Super Mario 64 / Super Mario 64 DS
Two Sushi first appear in Super Mario 64 and later in Super Mario 64 DS, inhabiting the beginning section of Dire, Dire Docks. The Sushi swim around in circles with no active intent to hurt Mario, Yoshi, Luigi, or Wario. However, one of the player characters will get hurt if he bumps into the Sushi, and there is no way to attack them.
New Super Mario Bros.
Multiple Sushi appear in World 1-A from New Super Mario Bros.. They travel two at a time, swimming horizontally at different heights on the screen. They hurt Mario if they swim into him, but can be defeated with a fireball or by touching them while under the effects of a Super Star.
Mario Party series
In the Mario Party minigame Treasure Divers, a Sushi appears swimming from one side of the screen to the other, alongside two Bloopers. If it collides with one of the playable characters, it stuns them briefly, causing them to drop their treasure chest.
Mario Party 2
Mario Party 3
In Mario Party 3, a Sushi appears in Deep Bloober Sea, and is in charge of the torpedo controls. This Sushi will ask everyone who passes to push one of four buttons upon reaching a fork; one of them serves as the detonator, which will fire a torpedo when pushed, forcing the player to take the path they didn't select. A Sushi is also present in the minigame, Dizzy Dinghies. A large pink shark resembling a Sushi is also visible in the foreground of Deep Bloober Sea, which seems to be pursuing a giant turquoise eel.
Mario Party 4
Two Sushi appear as obstacles halfway through the Manta Rings minigame from Mario Party 4, where they swim in circles around several bubble rings. Colliding with a Sushi deducts two points from the player.
Mario Party Advance
- “You're amazing! I can't believe you solved it! I'm impressed!”
- —Sushi, Mario Party Advance
In Mario Party Advance, Sushi appears in the Seaside Area of Shroom City. According to his description, he is commonly found in the ocean surrounding Sushi Cliff, and despises criminals. He is found at the base of the cliff, calling out for help.
When approached, he says that someone is falling off the cliff, but is interrupted by Shroomlock diving out of the water and onto the cliff, startling him. Shroomlock then reveals that someone had tried to purposefully drag him off the cliff, which leads Sushi to state that he didn't see Shroomlock fall. However, he says that there were three witnesses to the crime (Blooper, Cheep Cheep, and Dolphin), and he interviewed all three of them. Sushi then proceeds to state the three witnesses' alibis, which leads to the deduction that Blooper was the only who could have done it, due to him being the only one with appendages. After Blooper admits to the crime and dashes off, Sushi is amazed at the player's skills of deduction, and gives the Digitizer Gaddget as a reward.
In the ending credits, it states that Sushi decided to open a bed and breakfast at the sea.
Mario Party 7
In Mario Party 7, the 1-vs-3 minigame Be My Chum! involves the lone player calling out names of various enemies (including Sushi) on the Nintendo GameCube Microphone to attack the other players. The Sushi simply swims straight forward in a speedy manner.
Mario Party 9
In Mario Party 9, Sushi only appear on the board Blooper Beach. They appear after the player runs into a Dolphin. They advance from behind the player, moving four spaces per turn. If they catch up to the vehicle, then the captain loses half of their Mini Stars; it is then replaced by a Dolphin. If the player is near the first Boss Battle Space when a Sushi is the active creature, it swims away. Notably, Sushi are one of the few characters seen in the game that do not have a constellation based off of them.
Mario Hoops 3-on-3
Mario Kart series
Mario Kart Arcade GP DX
Mario Kart Tour
While no Sushi physically appear in Mario Kart Tour, three karts based on Sushi appear: the Pirate Sushi Racer, introduced in the Pirate Tour; the Sushi Racer, introduced in the 2020 Los Angeles Tour; and the Gold Sushi Racer, introduced in the 2023 Bowser Tour.
Dr. Mario World
Sushi appears in Dr. Mario World as an assistant. In stage mode, it has a chance of eliminating the remaining blue viruses when there are only two of them left regardless of how many hits they take to eliminate, but it only activates once throughout the stage, meaning that it will not activate again in a scrolling stage or Daily Booster after the effect successfully activated once despite the condition being met again. In versus mode, it grants a chance in defending against two-line attacks, which does not stack with the doctor's innate defense. One also appears on the World 18 map after all the levels are cleared, alongside some Cheep Cheeps and Deep Cheeps. A Sushi assistant is rewarded after clearing the first area in World 18.
Profiles and statistics
Dr. Mario World
- Stage mode: "If there are blue viruses (2) remaining, grants 40%/50%/60%/70%/80% chance all blue viruses will be eliminated."
- Stage mode (Prior to version 2.3.0): "If there are blue viruses (2) remaining, grants 20%/25%/30%/35%/40% chance all blue viruses will be eliminated."
- Versus mode: "Grants 30%/35%/40%/45%/50% chance of defending against two-row attacks."
The August 2018 LINE calendar
Names in other languages
|From「頬白鮫」(hōjirozame, great white shark) and given name「次郎」(Jirō)|
|Great White Shark|
|Great White Shark|
|German||Hainz||Pun on "hai" (shark) and German name "Heinz"|
|From "상어" (sang'eo, shark) and possibly the Korean diminutive suffix "-돌이" (-dol'i)|