Swipin' Stu

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Swipin' Stu
Artwork of the Swipin' Stu enemy in Super Mario Sunshine.
Artwork from Super Mario Sunshine
First appearance Super Mario Sunshine (2002)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)
Variant of Winged Strollin' Stu

A Swipin' Stu[1][2] (also known as a Flying Goomba,[3] Doro Kuri,[4] and Kuri[5]) is a green variety of Winged Strollin' Stu in Super Mario Sunshine. Swipin' Stus appear in Episode 5, Episode 6, Episode 7, and Episode 8 of Pinna Park on its beach. Swipin' Stus are larger than the blue Winged Strollin' Stus. The green pattern travels over a Swipin' Stu's head, similar to a hoodie. A Swipin' Stu's skin is slightly darker than that of a normal Strollin' Stu. Swipin' Stus attack when Mario walks beneath them, attempting to land on him. If a Swipin' Stu succeeds, it steals his cap and spontaneously sprouts a mustache similar to Mario's. Without his cap, Mario slowly loses health when in direct sunlight. To retrieve his cap, Mario must either ground-pound the Swipin' Stu and take it back or reenter Pinna Park. Swipin' Stus drop five coins when defeated.

Originally, Swipin' Stus with feet and no wings were intended to appear during the boss fight with King Boo.[6] They do not appear in the final game.


Additional names[edit]

Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

Super Mario Sunshine dorohane[7] Dorohane From「泥棒」(dorobō, bandit) and hanekuri (Winged Strollin' Stu); note that the unused variant is "dorokuri"[8]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ハネクリン<緑>[9] / ハネクリン(緑)[10]
Hanekurin (midori)
Winged Strollin' Stu (green)
French Stu ailé (vert)[11] Winged Stu (green)
German Räuber-Stu Robber Stu
Italian Stu-Vagante volante[12]
Para Stu verde[13]
Flying Strollin' Stu
Green Para Stu


  • The Swipin' Stu gaining Mario's mustache after stealing and donning his cap coincidentally resembles the capture mechanic from Super Mario Odyssey.


  1. ^ Hodgson, David S J, Bryan Stratton, and Stephen Stratton. Super Mario Sunshine Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 17.
  2. ^ Nintendo of America (September 16, 2020). Did Swipin’ Stu really think no one would recognize him like this? #SuperMario3DAllStars. Twitter. Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  3. ^ Loe, Casey. Super Mario Sunshine Perfect Guide. Page 70.
  4. ^ Bogenn, Tim, and Doug Walsh. Super Mario Sunshine BradyGames Official Strategy Guide. Page 6.
  5. ^ Bogenn, Tim, and Doug Walsh. Super Mario Sunshine BradyGames Official Strategy Guide. Page 82.
  6. ^ TCRF
  7. ^ Super Mario Sunshine, internal filename root/data/scene/pinnaBeach3.szs/scene/hanekuri/dorohane.bmd
  8. ^ Super Mario Sunshine, internal filename root/data/scene/delfinoBoss.szs\scene\dorokuri
  9. ^ Shogakukan. 「スーパーマリオサンシャイン任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Super Mario Sunshine Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook). Page 21.
  10. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario Sunshine section, page 99.
  11. ^ Super Mario Encyclopedia, pag. 100
  12. ^ Italian Super Mario Sunshine Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 101.
  13. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia, Super Mario Sunshine section, page 100.