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 wraps around the 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 re-enter 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] However, this was removed from the final game.


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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


  1. ^ Hodgson, David S J, Bryan Stratton, and Stephen Stratton (September 3, 2002). Super Mario Sunshine Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Prima Games (American English). ISBN 0-7615-3961-1. 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 (August 12, 2002). Super Mario Sunshine Perfect Guide. Versus Books (American English). ISBN 1-931886-09-1. Page 70.
  4. ^ Bogenn, Tim, and Doug Walsh (2002). Super Mario Sunshine Official Strategy Guide. BradyGAMES (American English). ISBN 0-7440-0180-3. Page 6.
  5. ^ Bogenn, Tim, and Doug Walsh (2002). Super Mario Sunshine Official Strategy Guide. BradyGAMES (American English). ISBN 0-7440-0180-3. Page 82.
  6. ^ Super Mario Sunshine. 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. ^ 「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). Shogakukan (Japanese). Page 21.
  10. ^ Sakai, Kazuya (Ambit) et al. (October 19, 2015). Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario Sunshine section. Shogakukan (Japanese). ISBN 978-4-09-106569-8. Page 99.
  11. ^ July 4, 2018. Super Mario Encyclopedia. Soleil Productions (French). ISBN 2302070046. Page 100.
  12. ^ Italian Super Mario Sunshine Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 101.
  13. ^ November 15, 2018. Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia. Magazzini Salani (Italian). ISBN 889367436X. Page 100.