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Artwork of Toady from Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3
First Appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest Appearance Yoshi's New Island (2014)
Parent Species Magikoopa
Derived Species
Solo Toady
Notable Members
Kamek Krew
This article is about Kamek's henchmen from the Yoshi's Island series. For the frog-like enemy from Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, see Bopping Toady.
Not to be confused with Toad or Toad (species).

Toadies are enemies first appearing in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. They usually travel in groups of four and are usually depicted as followers of Kamek the Magikoopa, who they somewhat resemble. They have propellers on their heads and are normally dressed in red, causing them to also somewhat resemble Fly Guys. The word "toady" means "underling" and its use does not always refer to Toadies as a species, one such example being Fawful referring to himself as one in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga.

The groups of red Toadies have not been seen to directly attack and, save for in Yoshi Touch & Go's Time Attack mode, cannot be attacked themselves. However, in the final boss battle of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, it is possible for Yoshi to shoot down Toadies with eggs if they are thrown directly upward.


Yoshi's Island series[edit]

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island / Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3[edit]

A group of Toadies kidnapping Baby Luigi.

In Yoshi's Island, a group of four red-cloaked Toadies, called Kamek's Toadies[1], appear in order to carry Baby Mario away if Yoshi allows him to float free for too long. There are also the seldom seen Solo Toadies; green ones are able to swipe Baby Mario if he falls off Yoshi's back, and a dark pink variety is able to swoop in and seize the baby immediately after he is dislodged from Yoshi. Unlike Kamek's Toadies, Solo Toadies do not fly off immediately but instead hover around with Baby Mario, making it difficult for Yoshi to get him back.

Yoshi's Story[edit]

In Yoshi's Story, the Toadies carry Yoshis off to Bowser's Castle if they are defeated. However, if the player rescues a White Shy Guy in one of the levels and completes it, he will be able to save one captured Yoshi, essentially making him the equivalent of a 1-Up Mushroom. They also are seen in the ending, where they help out Baby Bowser after he is defeated by one of the newborn Yoshis by carrying him out of the castle in a similar manner to how they carry defeated Yoshis.

Yoshi Touch & Go[edit]

In Yoshi Touch & Go, Yoshi must stop the Toadies from stealing Baby Luigi in Time Attack mode by throwing eggs at them. The four red Toadies (each of which has two hit points, giving the group a total of eight) carry Luigi at the top of the screen, shielded by a group of many purple Toadies who can each absorb one hit. If Yoshi manages to break through the purple Toadies and defeat the red ones before the time runs out, he can save Baby Luigi. Small, green Solo Toadies also appear as generic enemies in Yoshi Touch & Go; rather than following a determined path, they instead make a beeline for Baby Mario or Yoshi.

Yoshi's Island DS[edit]

The Toadies reprise their role in the direct sequel to Yoshi's Island, Yoshi's Island DS. Serving Kamek, who has traveled back in time, the Toadies kidnap babies from all over the Mushroom Kingdom, including Baby Mario and Baby Peach. However, the latter two's captors are attacked by the Stork, who saves them from being kidnapped. Toadies also appear in the mini-game Scratch and Match, which is featured as a bonus challenge in Yoshi's Island and Yoshi's Island DS.

Yoshi's New Island[edit]

Toadies appear in Yoshi's New Island. They are again assisting Kamek and help him kidnap Baby Luigi and the Stork in the game's intro. Although they do not appear as regular enemies that can be defeated, they do appear when Baby Mario is separated from Yoshi for too long and take the baby to Baby Bowser's Castle, making Yoshi lose a life.

Club Nintendo[edit]

Some Toadies seen in "Mario in Mariozilla."

Toadies once more appear as Kamek's assistants in the Club Nintendo comic "Mario in Mariozilla." They help him invade Mario's garden, but when his plan to shrink Mario fails, they flee. The Toadies are later seen during a fight between Mario and Kamek, supporting the Magikoopa. After Kamek and Mario get shrunk by the abilities of the Magikoopa's broom, some Toadies work together with Dr. Light and Princess Toadstool in order to transform their master back.

In this comic, Toadies look different from their appearance in the games: their actual eyes and pupils are visible behind their glasses, rather than just the spiral form, their characteristic teeth are missing, they wear armor with round short sleeves instead of their usual robes and they possess fingers.

Mario Party series[edit]

Mario Party 5[edit]

The orb item depicting a Toady in Mario Party 5 is incorrectly labeled as "Magikoopa Capsule". This is corrected to "Toady Orb" in Mario Party 6, although the Mario Party Advance minigame Broom Zoom seems to confuse them with Magikoopas again, stating that Toadies use brooms, while it is actually Magikoopas who use them.

Mario Party Advance[edit]

Also, in Mario Party Advance, one of the missions includes Mario or Luigi helping a group of Toadies named the Kamek Krew find a stage for them to perform at. The ending states that the concert was a huge hit.

Mario Party 8[edit]

A Toady, selling candy to Mario in Mario Party 8.

In Mario Party 8, Toadies run the Candy Shops in Bowser's Warped Orbit, one of the Toadies drives Bowser's convertible which appears when someone lands on a Bowser Space in Koopa's Tycoon Town, and two of them hold the 7,000 points sign in Test for the Best.

Mario Party: Island Tour[edit]

Many Toadies appear in Mario Party: Island Tour in the Kamek's Carpet Ride board. They can be seen bustling about the library area. They also assist Kamek in moving characters forward or backward a number of spaces when he uses Kamek Time.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カメックの手下[2][3]
Kamekku no Teshita
Kamek's minions (Kamek's Toadies).

Little Kamek/Magikoopa (Kamekku is both the name of the character, Kamek, and the species, Magikoopas); shared with Solo Toady.
Spanish (NOA) Hechikoopa From Hechicero (sorcerer) and Koopa.
French Magikoopa -
German Magikoopa
Toady (some games)
Italian Sgherro (most games)
Korean 꼬마귀
Portmanteau of 꼬마 (kkoma/kid) and 마귀 (Korean name of Kamek).


  • "Toadie" was used as the nickname for the character of Toad by characters like Mario in the Nintendo Comics System series. Also, Princess Peach, when she was known in the West as "Princess Toadstool", was referred to by the nickname "Toady" in a German Club Nintendo comic.
  • In Tetris Attack, though they solely appear as part of the background image for Kamek's window, Kamek does announce them when he appears in the Cave of Wickedness.


  1. ^ Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Nintendo Player's Guide. Page 127.
  2. ^ Super Mario: Yossy Island Japanese instruction booklet, pgs. 10 & 15
  3. ^ 「スーパーマリオアドバンス3任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Super Mario Advance 3 Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 15.
  4. ^ Scan of 「スーパーマリオヨッシーアイランド あんしんぼうけんガイド」 (Super Mario: Yossy Island Anshin Bōken Guide).