Targeting Ted

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Targeting Ted
Custom render of Targeting Ted in New Super Mario Bros. U
Custom render of Targeting Ted
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. U (2012)
Latest appearance New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (2019)
Variant of Torpedo Ted
Bull's-Eye Bill
First Bowser Jr. battle
Two Targeting Teds

Targeting Teds[1] are a derived species of Torpedo Teds that first appear in New Super Mario Bros. U. Targeting Teds inhabit the water and look almost exactly like regular Torpedo Teds, though they are red instead of black, have an orange propeller, and are constantly spinning as they move. Much like Bull's-Eye Bills, Targeting Teds follow the player around until they explode. They are launched by red torpedo tubes and are one of the few enemies that can destroy Empty Blocks.

Targeting Teds make their only appearance in the level The Mighty Cannonship, which is located at Soda Jungle. Bowser Jr. also uses the Targeting Teds during his first fight at the level's end, where the players have to redirect them at Bowser Jr. three times to defeat him.

Players using Boost Mode with the Wii U GamePad can tap a Targeting Ted to make it explode.

In New Super Luigi U, they appear in Larry's Trigger-Happy Castle, as well as in Bowser Jr.'s first fight.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese サーチトーピード
Sāchi Tōpīdo
Search Torpedo Ted

French Ted Torpille rouge
Red Torpedo Ted
German Treffer-Ted
Hit Ted
Italian Siluro Ted
Torpedo Ted


  1. ^ Stratton, Steve (November 18, 2012). New Super Mario Bros. U: Prima Official Game Guide, page 35. Retrieved April 10, 2015.