Tail Boo

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Tail Boo
Tail Boo Artwork - Super Mario 3D Land.png
First appearance Super Mario 3D Land (2011)
Latest appearance Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions (2017)
Parent species Boo

Tail Boos[1] are Boos with Tanooki tails granted by Super Leaves that appear in Super Mario 3D Land. Their tails are white and grey, unlike Tanooki Mario and other Tanooki-tailed enemies, who have brown and beige tails.

Tail Boos first appear in World 4-4. When Mario looks at one to stop it, it will perform a tail whip as it stops. They can only be defeated by Invincible Mario, just like normal Boos. Some of them drop a Super Leaf or a Statue Leaf upon defeat.


Tail Boos reappear as both enemies and usable minions in the Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser mode of Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions. Tail Boos are flying troopers, and attack by running into enemies. Their special attack, Spin Cycle, allows them to attack enemies by spinning their tails.

Tail Boos also appear in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey, where they are allies in the Bowser Jr.'s Journey mode.[2]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese しっぽテレサ
Shippo Teresa
Tail Boo
Spanish Boo Tanuki Tanuki Boo
French Boo à Queue Boo with tail
Italian Boo Giracoda
Portuguese Bú Tanooki Tanuki Boo

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The official Super Mario 3D Land website
  2. ^ ProsafiaGaming (September 13, 2018). Mario & Luigi Bowser's Inside Story 3DS Release Date Trailer Nintendo Direct 2018. YouTube. Retrieved September 17, 2018.