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First appearance Super Mario Land (1989)
Latest appearance WarioWare Gold (2018)
Notable members

Tokotoko[1][2] are living stone moai heads from the Easton Kingdom found in Super Mario Land.


Super Mario Land[edit]

A Tokotoko's attack pattern involves sprinting quickly towards Mario, damaging him upon contact. They can be defeated with any attack, earning Mario 400 points. The boss of Easton Kingdom, Hiyoihoi, is an evolved Tokotoko.

Super Mario (Kodansha manga)[edit]

In the Super Mario Land manga, Tokotoko are depicted as running athletes and without their shades. They are called by a Batadon that caught Mario ruining one of the kingdom's stone heads. The running Tokotoko charge at him, which Mario avoids with a jump, but they turn around, right when more Batadons arrive on the scene. However, the moai are easily tricked by Mario yelling "Red light!", making them stop in place. Only when Mario leaves do they realize that they were tricked and chase after him. After losing Mario due to him being in a disguise, they finally find him and jump towards him, failing to notice he was entangled in a web with lethal Suu venom about to be poured on him. Getting entangled in the web, the moai free Mario with their jolts, and are hit by the venom in his place, melting down.

Super Mario-kun[edit]

In Super Mario-kun, Tokotoko appear in volume 3 alongside the Batadons and their boss Hiyoihoi in a separate room of Bowser's Castle. When Mario enters the room, he is trampled by a group of Tokotoko. After forcing Yoshi to eat the Ganchan tossed at him by Hiyoihoi, Mario tosses him like a bowling ball, hitting all the moai. They rise up and group themselves together into a boulder formation, not letting the heroes get past them. With great timing, a package from Princess Daisy arrives with a broken down Marine Pop inside. After powering it up with a pair of Yoshi's Wings, the Marine Pop gains the ability of flight and the heroes fly past the moai. Later, when King Totomesu is about to land the final blow on Mario, Hiyoihoi and the moai appear, claiming that Mario is their prey and that they will not let anyone else take the glory of killing Mario, starting a fight between the two parties and letting Mario and his friends run away.

WarioWare Gold[edit]

In WarioWare Gold, a Tokotoko appears in the third level of the microgame Super Mario Land as the enemy that has to be defeated with a Superball.


Super Mario Land[edit]

  • Instruction booklet: A stone statue that energetically shakes its fists as it runs around.
  • Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console manual bio: This energetic stone statue shakes its fists as it runs back and forth.

Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

種族 岸石族
性格 かたぶつ
登場ゲーム ランド1

Tribe: Rock clan
Disposition: Stubborn person
Game appearances: Land 1
Stone statue running around
A stone statue that looks like a moai statue. They come at you with their arms swinging. You can defeat it by getting on top of it, but its speed is so fast that it is difficult to time it correctly.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese トコトコ[4]
Onomatopoeia for a trotting sound; may play off「ノコノコ」(Nokonoko, Koopa Troopa)

Dutch Tokotoko[5]
French Tokotoko[6]
German Tokotoko
Italian Tokotoko[7][8][9]
Spanish Tokotoko


  1. ^ Super Mario Land English instruction booklet. Page 14.
  2. ^ M. Arakawa. Nintendo Game Boy Player's Guide. Page 5.
  3. ^ Shogakukan. 1994.「パーフェクト版 マリオキャラクター大事典」 (Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten), page 126.
  4. ^ Super Mario Land Japanese instruction booklet. Page 14.
  5. ^ Club Nintendo (Netherlands) Classic, page 8.
  6. ^ Super Mario Land French instruction booklet, page 14.
  7. ^ Super Mario Land Italian manual, pag. 14
  8. ^ Super Mario Land (3DS - Virtual Console) Italian e-manual, pag. 14
  9. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia, pag. 47