Tail Tree

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Tail Tree
Mario and Toads looking up the Tanooki Leaf tree.
First appearance Super Mario 3D Land (2011)
Latest appearance Super Mario Odyssey (2017)
“Analyzing... Tree branch or tail? Tree branch or tail?”
Steam Gardener, Super Mario Odyssey

The Tail Tree is a special tree which bears Super Leaves on its branches. Native to the Mushroom Kingdom, it is located in front of Peach's Castle during the events of Super Mario 3D Land, and is admired by the kingdom's inhabitants. It features a unique tail-shaped branch growing halfway up its trunk and two small round ear-like stubs visible when the tree's leaves are missing.

Before the official debut of the Tail Tree, the comic It's Always Fair Weather states that Super Leaves grow on a plant known as "Magic Leaf Raccoonius".


Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario 3D Land[edit]

Tanooki Leaf tree in a storm.
The Tail Tree losing its Super Leaves in a rainstorm
Mario and Peach on the Tail Tree in the ending
Mario and Princess Peach sitting on the Tail Tree's tail
A picture of Luigi and Peach on the Tail Tree.
Luigi and Princess Peach on the Tail Tree's tail

Sometime before the events of Super Mario 3D Land, one night, a huge rainstorm blows all the Super Leaves off of the Tail Tree's branches (while Bowser laughs in the background).

Later on, Mario and three Toads (Red, Yellow, and Blue) go looking for the princess. Eventually, they discover that she is missing and that the Super Leaves are missing. Yellow Toad notices a hovering letter near the Tail Tree, and the group of four go to investigate. Mario grabs and opens the letter, and a picture of Bowser holding Princess Peach with Super Leaves flying in the background pops out. The message shocks the three Toads and Mario, and immediately, Mario and the three Toads run to save Princess Peach. Throughout his adventure, Mario receives more letters about Peach's predicament and learns that Bowser is utilizing the Super Leaves that he and the Koopa Troop took from the Tail Tree to strengthen his armies, even creating Tail Bowsers. After Bowser's eventual defeat, Mario and the three Toads save Princess Peach and, using their Tanooki powers, bring Peach back to her castle, where the Tail Tree has sprouted new Super Leaves.

Super Mario Odyssey[edit]

Mario standing next to the Tail Tree and its Power Moon

Despite Tanooki Mario and Super Leaves not making an appearance, the Tail Tree can be found in the Mushroom Kingdom in Super Mario Odyssey. The tree holds a Power Moon in its tail, which can be taken by spinning Cappy on top of it. The path beside the tree has also been turned into a stream. A Steam Gardener near it is unsure if its tail is an actual tail or a tree branch. If Mario stands on the tail, he automatically sits down.

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games[edit]

The Tail Tree makes a small cameo in the Wii U game Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, where it appears in the background of Mario's Figure Skating Spectacular, which is based on Super Mario 3D Land.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese しっぽの木
Shippo no Ki
Tail Tree

Chinese (simplified) 尾巴之树 (iQue)
Wěiba zhī Shù
Tail Tree

Chinese (traditional) 尾巴樹
Tail Tree

Italian Albero Giracoda[1]
Tail Tree
Russian Хвостатое дерево
Khvostatoe derevo
Tailed Tree

Spanish Árbol Tanuki
Tanooki Tree

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