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I think Koopley doesn't know that Hooktail is a female. When Hooktail is beaten, Koopley says: "But just before my finishing blow, he played a trick on me...". Or... is it just a mistake? ---Marioplayer- (talk) 16:32, 11 July 2013 (EDT)

Is it possible that Hooktail faked her death in a last ditch attempt to escape Mario? I think she did. When you are talking to Koopley, Hooktail's foot keeps moving. When you come back, Hooktail's body is gone. There is no way Ms. Mowz, or anyone for that matter, could have dragged Hooktail's body out of the castle. If she is still alive, and finds out about what Mario did to Gloomtail, and Bonetail, she may seek revenge..............

Yes but unlikely for Nintendo to do that. Also Bonetail and Gloomtail disappear too. Paper Jorge

Gloomtail could have busted a hole in the ceiling, and used it to escape.

There seems to be no way that Bonetail could escape from the Pit of 100 Trials.

Hooktails dead. Some people/animals keep twitching after they die. They don't stop until all the nerves shut down.

Yup. Someone knows their autonomics.Mada Mada Dane

Still brings to question where Hooktail's body went after he was defeated, even Goombella asks that; I guess if he was created through magic or something, he could have just disintegrated. -- Sir Grodus

It's a video game, everybody disappears after they die.
- Yoshi Master

Either that, or come back as zombies. -- Sir Grodus

Well, Goombella says "We should be glad it's not here at the moment." Pretty much implying that Hooktail is in fact still alive. Lemmy Koopa Fan

No, not really. I'm pretty sure Hooktail would be steaming mad if she was flying back to its room and she found the people who killed her in there taking her stuff (you can only Tattle the room after the chapter is over, I think. People probably won't come back until Ms. Mowz trouble, so yeah) and I'm sure you'd be too. So Gombella was talking about how Hooktail's dead, and they should be glad that she is or else they'd be in a world of hurt and they couldn't help Ms. Mowz. User:Dry Paratroopa/sig

She hates Crickets[edit]

The reason she hates crickets IS explained in-game, if you use the Badge to make Mario's attacks make Cricket Sounds, she explains that she ate a cricket and got food poisoning out of it.

At least in the German translation (where Hooktail is known as "Lohgard"), she is afraid of frogs, like in the English e3 Demo. Would like to know what's about the other translations and the Japanese original texts, would be worth mentioning I think. --Grandy02 12:52, 28 May 2008 (EDT)

She hates frogs in Italian, too --What's my name? (talk) 10:37, 22 April 2013 (EDT)

In french version too. I guess english is the one that's wrong.
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I can confirm that in all versions of the game except English, Hooktail hates frog croaks instead of cricket chirps, thus making the following statement inaccurate:

"In the Japanese version, Hooktail's weakness is frogs and not crickets like in the international versions."

It should be replaced with something like this:

"In all versions except English, Hooktail's weakness is frogs and not crickets like in the English version."

Jdtendo (talk) 12:00, September 26, 2023 (EDT)


I doubt that the dragon appeared as a cameo in Monoploy.(Super F22 Pilot 03:36, 7 December 2007 (EST))

Well, don't doubt it. I saw it with my own eyes. Paper Jorge! I give paper cuts so stand back!
In Nintendo Monoploy? Giratinabylydarioss8.jpgPalkia47Palkia.png Dialga.png


Do we really need the bullets about him resembling other bosses, like Valoo, for example, that have nothing to do with Mario?

Artwork of Doopliss from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year DoorDoopliss_Rocks (talk)Artwork of Doopliss from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Unintentional Reference?[edit]

The way Hooktail was designed, it kind of resembles The Great Red Dragon from the graphic novel series "Bone". With only a few minor differences.Tf2 fan810 (talk) 20:40, 14 February 2013 (EST)

I read Bone and I do not see any similarties between the great red dragon and Hooktail. That should not be put under Trivia.

--King Pikante (talk) 20:44, 14 February 2013 (EST)


Hooktail is a male.
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No, Gloomtail refers to her as his sister. --Waluigi's head icon in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Too Bad! Waluigi Time! 20:47, January 7, 2021 (EST)
To be fair, I believe there are a few times Hooktail is referred to as male, such as from Koopley. Gloomtail is still the more accurate one regarding this though. Tosai "Fret" Furesawa Swallow Rindo Kanade
Hooktail is a male in Spanish versions, apparently, but idk where the IP is from. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 21:39, January 7, 2021 (EST)