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Mario Award winner Boo has won a Mario Award in the First Awards Ceremony!!

Koopa Troop?[edit]

How are Boos part of the Koopa Troop? They might not directly help Bowser, but just attack Mario when he is in a ghost house or is in their territory. There isn't enough (or no) proof that Boos or its subspecies are part of Bowser's minions.Knife (talk)

  • there not, there minions of Big/King Boo. He's his own boss. WarioLoaf (talk)

To Gofer: Remember to have your rankings in .5 steps (see here). You should round up your .9 rating. - Cobold (talk · contribs) 13:40, 30 July 2007 (EDT)

Actually, anybody helps Bowser if they attempt to hurt Mario. M&L (talk)


What was Boo's first game? King Mario f_KMThumbm_38614a2.png

Apparently, the first that's listed under Appearances. Super Mario Bros. 3. - Cobold (talk · contribs) 16:58, 12 August 2007 (EDT)

Yeah Boos were first found there as that was the first appearance of Ghost Houses in the series. Harryg (talk) 16:36, 1 April 2013 (EDT)


I feel the need to point out that despite Tubba Blubba eating Boos, that does by no means mean that ALL Clubba's eat them. Tubba is the only one ever seen doing so, making the following line: 'Despite being ghosts, Boos still have predators. The only known predator of Boos are Clubbas, which seem to highly fancy them, as seen in Tubba Blubba's lust for ghosts.' Highly speculative, I think it should be rewritten so that it does not say ALL Clubba's eat them, as there is no solid proof of this matter. --Candle Jack

Agreed, Tubba Blubba was the only Clubba seen eating Boos. My Bloody Valentine

A lot of this article is speculation and generalizes way too much. -- Son of Suns

Then pretty much the entire thing needs a rewrite then, doesn't it? I may give it a try. --Candle Jack(Still need to make Userpage)

Kind of in line with that is the redirect here from ghost. Should we make a disambiguation page instead? Or a full article? Stumpers! 20:14, 5 December 2007 (EST)


Can someone put up a quote for this Boo Article? It also needs a notable act in the Mario Series. IG Boos Notable act was in Mario Party 8 it was playable.(Super F22 Pilot 04:16, 22 November 2007 (EST))

F22, how about the quote from Super Mario 64? "Heh, heh... ghosts...don't...die..."? I don't exactly understand your "notable act" concept, but I think it applies to Boo. Stumpers! 20:05, 7 December 2007 (EST)
Isn't Big Boo the one who actually said that?


Hmm... I can't say he didn't, but I can definately say those ghosts did. I watched a speed run video to get my "..." count just right, and I saw it just after a l'il normal Boo was "killed". Stumpers! 16:17, 13 January 2008 (EST)
It's uttered every time you kill a Boo (In SM64DS, anyway)and you can hear Big Boo distinctive cackle while it's said. --Blitzwing 16:30, 13 January 2008 (EST)
Watch this video. It's of the original 64 and you can distinctly hear the normal Boo voice. Stumpers! 21:02, 13 January 2008 (EST)
No, it's not the big boo. The big boo says something different. I should know; I've been playing Super Mario 64 for about 10-12 years now. Krizzy 22:20, 16 November 2010 (UTC)

No it was Big Boo, he says it every time you kill one of the Boos as well as the quote spoken after every Boo is defeated. Harryg (talk) 16:39, 1 April 2013 (EDT)


At least in Sweden, Boos are called Boo-Hoos. (Or was called, that is)--LordVoldemort 11:10, 11 February 2008 (EST)

They are also Buu Huu in German. Somehow in English it's different, I wonder what the Japanese is. - Cobold (talk · contribs) 11:38, 11 February 2008 (EST)
The Japanese name sounds entirely different, it's Teresa. --Grandy02 13:22, 12 March 2008 (EDT)
Teresa!? That's a women's name!--LordVoldemort 11:25, 23 April 2008 (EDT)
But it's true, look at the official Japanese site for Mario Kart: Double Dash!!: Click!. There you can see "King Teresa" at the end. I would like to know what the name "Teresa" means, as a name for ghosts. --Grandy02 17:11, 9 May 2008 (EDT)
Okay. Should we make a redirect from Boo-Hoo to here?--LordVoldemortShy Guy Banana.gifAvada Kedavra 10:37, 14 May 2008 (EDT)
Of course, from Buu Huu and Teresa too, in that case. --LordVoldemortShy Guy Banana.gifAvada Kedavra 10:39, 14 May 2008 (EDT)

I read somewhere that "Teresa" is Japanese for "Ghost," or so I think. YELLOWYOSHI398

TMK has an answer. They wrote: "In Japanese, "tere(ru)" is a verb that means "to be shy" or "to be bashful". "Tere" is the word stem and "ru" is its end-form ending. This describes why they are so shy that they can't look at Mario's face. And I think this is meant to be a comicality that, though normal spooks spook or scare humans, they can't, and even they are scared by humans." About the redirects: Redirects for the Japanese names (I made one for Teresa) are fine, I think, since they are usually the first names. But I don't think it's a good idea for names of all languages. It would easily cause hundreds of more redirects, we would be overflowed with them. People who type a non-English name into the search box will also find the respective article if the name is mentioned within the article ("Foreign Names"). --Grandy02 15:45, 16 May 2008 (EDT)
Redirects have historically been allowed for all versions of game titles, but usually just the US, UK, and JP names are there. I think the same would be allowed for characters. Feel free to add redirects from the French names as well, because of French-speaking regions in Canada. Stumpers! 18:10, 16 May 2008 (EDT)

Appearantly, they are called Boo in france too: French Boo article on wikipedia--LordVoldemortShy Guy Banana.gifAvada Kedavra 09:43, 11 June 2008 (EDT)

Dead or alive?[edit]

Are boos the dead remains of other species or just their own species? User:Mecha-Boss Unit

I think there's been evidence pertaining to both, actually. I pretty sure there have been references made about certain Boos concerning who they used to be, but I can't help feeling they're more like a species in their own right, especially when you have actual "undead"-type ghosts, like the Category:Portrait Ghosts in Luigi's Mansion and Ghost T. in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. It's one of the many things Nintendo has declined to be precise about... - Walkazo 00:59, 7 July 2009 (EDT)

Paper Mario Improvements?[edit]

Does anyone else think that the Paper Mario section of this page needs a lot of improvement? I want to get advice before I make any major changes. I would also like anyone who knows how to make a bestiary template for PM:TTYD to do so. ( I have no idea how, so some help on that would be welcome.) -Doopliss rocks

boo diddly[edit]

shouldnt boo diddly redirect here?-user:Super Luigi!

Section Ordering[edit]

Is it just me, or are many of the sections placed in the wrong areas? The Super Mario Bros. series is especially bad... Compared to just about every other page, the sections aren't ordered right. Redstar 11:55, 9 December 2009 (EST)

AFAICS, the order looks correct to me. What exactly do you mean by "the Super Mario Bros. series"? Time Questions 17:12, 9 December 2009 (EST)
The first section. On other articles, Super Mario Bros. Deluxe is placed right after Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario 64 DS is placed right after Super Mario 64. The Super Mario RPG section is also never found under the Super Mario Bros. series section, but farther down between the Yoshi series and Mario Party series sections. Not to mention the presence of Super Mario Galaxy 2, when I thought we weren't supposed to write about enemy presence in games until release. Redstar 17:31, 9 December 2009 (EST)

A Couple Things[edit]

A couple of issues and questions regarding said issues: - - 1) I think there needs to be a better, more clear differentiation in the Boo article between medium-sized Boos, which have pretty much been established as the "regular" variety, and Boo Buddies (which should be considered a sub-species). In particular, I think what needs to be mentioned is that standard Boos didn't appear until the first Yoshi's Island, and Boo Diddlys, the first Boos of any kind to appear, were simply Boo Buddies under a different name.
- 2) On a related note, are those little swarming Boos from Ghost Castle in Yoshi's Story actually Boo Buddies? They're currently listed as such, but it seems they're too small to even qualify as that particular sub-species (especially given the fact that ghosts that are indisputably buddy-sized appear in the Big and Little Boo chains in the game). I think the term "Mini-Boo" might be more in order, even if it's just conjectural.

The preceding unsigned comment was added by Rebelx24 (talk).

Boos, Boo Diddlies and Boo Buddies are all the same, they simply have been given different English names (in original Japanese, it's always Teresa). The only exception are the Boo Buddies exclusively found in groups, as first seen in Super Mario World. As this article already says, the term Boo Buddy has also been used for regular Boos. --Grandy02 06:47, 30 January 2010 (EST)


In the Mario Party games, when does Boo say those things? Pikmin1254

Where, specifically, are you talking about? Hello, I'm Time Turner.

I've completed Mario Party DS, where does Boo say THAT? Boo only appears in the minigames and trophies, and doesn't talk in either one. --Koopapoopa 09:27, 27 May 2010 (EDT)


The quotes section is strange. I've never play the Mario Party series (except 8 and DS) or anything else but I don't think those quotes are even real. I recently removed some quotes because I can recall that Boo did NOT state these:

"Let's battle it out, Waluigi!"Mario Party 8
"Ahhh! Bowser's got ME!!!"Mario Party DS

What about the rest? Can anyone tell me if they're real? (I'm just thinking that they're false cause the two above were) Marie costume pose in Super Mario Maker Mario JC

heres some more

"Check those bubbles coming out of his nose!" – Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars "Time for the six o' clock Boos!" – Luigi's Mansion "Do you want me to give you a Mushroom, Toad?" – Mario Party 5 "Dry Bones, don't push me on the ground. I said CUT IT OUT!" – Mario Party 7 "Whoooooooooo! I ruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuule!!!" – Mario Party 6 "I am so bored!! Boored!" – Paper Mario -Nucleartoad24

No Mario Party 8's one is false, but the one in Luigi's Mansion is real, just very obscure. (spoken by one of the 50 boos as its phrase).Booderdash (talk)

The Mario Party DS is false. I have played Mario Party DS before and Boo never said something, Boo only cackled.Y0SHI3gg 23:25, 5 August 2010 (UTC)

Right then, I'm removing all of them. We don't really need a quote section there anyway. Marie costume pose in Super Mario Maker Mario JC

The Luigis Mansion quote should be in the section of the list of Boos in the game, I was just playing through and it is said by Booscaster in the Clockwork Room.Harryg (talk) 16:42, 1 April 2013 (EDT)

DDR:Mario Mix[edit]

This article seems to be lacking info from Dance Dance Revolution. Can someone put some info up?--UM3000 E-102 Gamma.png

Yep! DKPetey99DKPetey99TCE 08:33, 13 July 2011 (EDT)~

Are they really undead...?[edit]

I mean like are they? Aren't they just born as Boos? Is there any game with baby Boos or something? (By the way, that would be so cute.) I mean, if they ARE undead, then, are they like dead Goombas and Piranha Plants?
The preceding unsigned comment was added by Mario24 (talk).

Dispite being most likely fan made, there was a poster saying "fight for the koopa troop" or something like that, showing boos come out of shells. I personally would chose a Dry Bones but hay. it may of been official, and should NOT be added to the wiki other tan here unless seen in game. The conclusion is, yes they are un-dead.
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Hmmm... i do remember that a quote in the Toad Town news in PM64 after completing chapter 3 mentioning the afterlife, i would say yes. --User:AnotherTakenName

Bowser's Inside Story[edit]

The Bowser's Inside Story section is lacking a lot of infomation... Should I add some? --Revenge Of Kurbio (talk) 20:10, 4 August 2012 (EDT)

Feel free to add anything you want. DKPetey99DKPetey99TCE

False Quote[edit]

This quote is false, the board actually lies and says " the boos won't hurt you as long as you don't look them in the eye." (And then laughs, making it clear it's lying.) RPG Gamer. I HAVE RPG!! (talk) 09:18, 3 April 2013 (EDT)

I don't think this should be noted Yoshi876 (talk)
They don't move or hurt Mario when you stare at them, so is this false quote actually needed?

The preceding unsigned comment was added by A Paragoomba and the Koopa Bros. (talk).

Well it's the best quote we got. Unless we want to use something like "blahhhaawhh"...? (the sound Boos make lol)
'Shroom Spotlight Shokora (talk · edits) 09:26, 3 April 2013 (EDT)
We could have one of its quotes from Mario Party, you know about stealing coins or stars Yoshi876 (talk)
Oh yeah or that (I liked mine better though)
'Shroom Spotlight Shokora (talk · edits) 09:30, 3 April 2013 (EDT)
It is definitely better, but I'm not whether that's the correct spelling, or if we have the correct spelling for it Yoshi876 (talk)

"(BOO! Did I distract you?)" from Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour sounds good. Icon showing how many lives Mario has left. From Super Mario 64 DS. It's me, Mario! (Talk / Stalk) 12:07, 3 April 2013 (EDT)


I've just been on and if you read the second paragraph is just a shorter version of Boo's opening paragraph. Has that information been plagiarized from that website, or have they done it for us? Yoshi876 (talk)

We should change that; while we do take things from other sites, we reference them, not flat-out copy them. LBsig.png LB (talkeditsforum) 05:39, 27 April 2013 (EDT)

First appearance.[edit]

The first appearance is Mario's Cement Factory Not super Mario bros 3. (Look on the link for Mario's Cement Factory It tells that Boo is in it.) I am goombob and I love paper mario games (talk) 10:08, 20 May 2013 (EDT)Goombob

The article you linked says that the Boo appeared in the updated GBA version. It says nothing about Boos being in the original game. Jazama (talk) 19:02, 20 May 2013 (EDT)

Pushy Boos[edit]

I recently undid an edit that bought up Pushy Boos. These are the Boos that in New Super Mario Bros. 2 push the wall. The editor though does a have a point that they are different, but I'm not sure whether they are seperate Boos, or just ones pushing a wall and whether a page needs to be created for them, or just a mention in the article. Thoughts? Yoshi876 (talk)

Is it possible to defeat a boo with Tanooki Suit in SMB3?[edit]

I notice the following sentence:
Boos are unable to be defeated unless the two are equipped with a Hammer Suit, Koopa shell, Tanooki Suit, or Starman.

I am a veteran of Super Mario Brothers 3 for 15 years. In my practice, a Tanooki Suit cannot defeat a boo, even if turning into a statue.
Hope someone will validate my opinion.


This article has way to many images and I think that we should move some to the gallery. File:PowerKamekSig.jpg (talk|contribs) Kamek Power! 15:44, 21 June 2015 (EDT)

That's true. The sections that strike me with image clutter are the Paper Mario sections and Mario Party sections, so if anyone wants to get started, those two sections are prime offenders. Icon showing how many lives Mario has left. From Super Mario 64 DS. It's me, Mario! (Talk / Stalk) 15:51, 21 June 2015 (EDT)
I don't really see where you're coming from. Frankly, there are a lot of sections that are missing images. A lot of the clutter just has to do with using {{br}} (and its derivatives) properly. The PM section could do with some clean-up, but that's par for the course with the infoboxes; I'd support moving some of them to the profiles and statistics page, as was done with Koopa Troopa, but I think the article having too many images is an exaggeration. Hello, I'm Time Turner.
Well, I guess I was wording it incorrectly. Having too many images doesn't mean there isn't image clutter. Anyway, it looks better, but there are still sections that doesn't need images (Brawl, Mario Sports Mix, and a few others. I really hate those Paper Mario/Mario & Luigi infoboxes in recurring species articles, so I'd support moving all of the blasted things into profiles and statistics, but they look horrendous in that page too. -_- Icon showing how many lives Mario has left. From Super Mario 64 DS. It's me, Mario! (Talk / Stalk) 14:58, 22 June 2015 (EDT)


In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, if Mario chooses the wrong answer when asked by the Creepy Steeple Boo, he will say this:

Too bad, foolish mortal...
The correct answer was 200...

But we'll send you home with
this parting gift...

Would this imply that Boos are immortal? —A gossip-loving Toad (Talk) 04:47, 28 August 2016 (EDT)

The term "foolish mortal" is kind of a cliche. Sometimes things that aren't immortal at all and just more powerful use the term. I don't think we should go very in-depth on this, but maybe it'll warrant a mention.
Ultimate Mr. L without the emblem behind him (for my signature) Ultimate Mr. L (Talk-Contribs-Stats) 20:54, 7 December 2016 (EST)
There are actually several instances that refer to Boos being immortal. Take this quote from Super Mario 64 for example: "Ghosts... ...don't... ...DIE!" Maybe there is more to this... But then again, that one Goomba at the start of Super Mario Bros. keeps coming back. And Mario. And Bowser. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 21:07, 7 December 2016 (EST)

Boo's laugh (Super Mario 64)[edit]

Is Boo's laugh in the game Super Mario 64 really a sped-up version of Bowser's laugh?

If so, how can you tell? 18:56, 7 December 2016 (EST)

By slowing it down? Marie costume pose in Super Mario Maker Mario JC 20:15, 7 December 2016 (EST)

Tricky Character[edit]

I think Boo's description in his Mario Tennis entries should give some details about him being a tricky character (Curved Slices and Topspins, mostly the former) and maybe how to determine the curve. Zeckemyro ~ (talk) 19:01, 15 July 2018 (EDT)

Mario Party sub-articles in boo article[edit]

it is necessary to write for each game, for example, "In Mario Party 8," is a play party for the fourth time in the Mario Party series. " I think that it is unnecessary for everyone. (sorry for broken English)
The preceding unsigned comment was added by MarcycinTheViceKingBoo (talk).