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An official artwork of a Trouter from Super Mario Advance
First appearance Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic (1987, overall)
Super Mario Bros. 2 (1988, Super Mario franchise)
Latest appearance Ultimate NES Remix (2014)
Notable members

A Trouter is a red fish that jumps straight up out of water near waterfalls in Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic and Super Mario Bros. 2. Their name comes from "trout" while they resemble celestial eye goldfish.


Super Mario series[edit]

Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic / Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

A Trouter from Super Mario Bros. 2

Trouters are found many times throughout Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic and Super Mario Bros. 2 as platforms in which to jump across a large body of water. Stopping time with the Stop Watch makes it much easier to cross them. Although not deadly from below, they are dangerous if touched from the sides. Not only this, but if Mario, Luigi, Toad, or Princess Toadstool ride the Trouter back to the watery depths, they lose a life. In the original versions, their fin, tail, and eyelids are black. In subsequent remakes, they are white with lavender shading.

BS Super Mario USA[edit]

Trouters made return in BS Super Mario USA, when they have the same role in the predecessor.

Super Mario Bros. & Friends: When I Grow Up[edit]

Mario as a marine biologist.

In the coloring book game Super Mario Bros. & Friends: When I Grow Up, the coloring page for Marine Biologist has a Trouter swimming with other underwater enemies and Frog Mario. The description for the job is as follows:

Mario the marine biologist has just discovered some new life forms living at the bottom of the sea: Cheep-Cheeps, Jelectros, Bloobers, and Trouters, to name a few.

The Super Mario Bros. Super Show![edit]

A Trouter from the The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! episode "Mario and Joliet"
“Watch out for killer Trouter fish!”
Mario, "King Mario of Cramalot"

On The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, Trouters make appearances in numerous episodes, where they are portrayed as being far more vicious than they are in Super Mario Bros. 2. Their eyelids are orange, instead of yellow, have a shark-like dorsal fin, and are shown to have purple lips with yellow teeth. Rather than merely hopping in and out of water, Trouters are shown to be fairly carnivorous with sharp teeth, and try to eat anyone who fall into their water. In this, they behave more like Cheep-Cheeps (especially the flying variant), and are likely a combination of the enemies. A running gag throughout the show was that Trouters are usually swimming in whatever body of water that Mario and his friends either have to cross or fall into, often appearing as an unwanted surprise and scaring the group. Sometimes, to show their appetite, Trouters are depicted by wearing bibs, and holding knives and forks.

Trouters are not shown to be minions of King Koopa, as they attempt to eat him if given the opportunity. However, it is not uncommon for King Koopa to use Trouters to his advantage, as he sometimes has them guard the waters surrounding his bases in certain episodes. In The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, Boss Bass is given a similar role, and in the Super Mario World episode "Mama Luigi," a Blurp is also given a similar role and design.

Nintendo Comics System[edit]

In Nintendo Comics System, Trouters appears in the stories "The Fish That Should've Gotten Away" and "Beauty and the Beach." In the comics, the Trouters featured resemble and act like their cartoon counterparts, but are also depicted as capable of speaking. Stanley the Talking Fish seems to be a Trouter himself, as he is drawn the same other than fin color and expression.

Other appearances[edit]

In Ultimate NES Remix, Trouters appear in challenges based on Super Mario Bros. 2, behaving identically as in their original appearance.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Mario Bros. 2 / Super Mario Advance[edit]

  • Instruction booklet bio: It's a fish which lives in the world of dreams. You'll find it in waterfalls and rivers. He interferes with Mario.[1]
  • Instruction booklet bio (Game Boy Advance version): Trouters inhabit waters in the land of dreams. They'll try to block your path rear rivers and waterfalls.[2]

Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

トトス (JP) / Trouter (EN)
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Original text (Japanese) Translation
出身しゆつしん / 種族しゅぞく アクア族 Place of origin/tribe Aqua clan
性格せいかく いきがいい Disposition Fresh
登場とうじょうゲーム USA Game appearances USA


Step up, and jump.

Fish jumping vertically out of the waterfall. It jumps up with considerable speed, so one must be careful. It is also possible to use the Trouters that jumped up as a springboard.

Encyclopedia Super Mario Bros.[edit]

Bio: 滝から垂直に飛び上がってくる。足場にして川を渡ることもできる。[4] (It jumps vertically up from the waterfall. It can be used as a foothold to cross rivers.)


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese トトス[5][6]
From「とと」(toto, a childish word meaning "fishie") and possibly "toss"

Transliteration of the Super Mario Bros. 2 name

German Trouter
Italian Trouter[7]
Trota assassine/Piranha (The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!)
Killer trout/Piranha
Portmanteau of trota ("trout") and totano ("squid" or "tattler")
Portmanteau of trota ("trout") and tritone ("triton")
Portuguese Truta[11]


  1. ^ Super Mario Bros. 2 English instruction booklet. Page 25.
  2. ^ Super Mario Advance European instruction booklet (English segment). Page 12.
  3. ^ Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten. Page 128.
  4. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario USA section. Page 67.
  5. ^ Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic instruction booklet. Page 33.
  6. ^ a b Super Mario USA instruction booklet. Page 28.
  7. ^ Super Mario Bros. 2 Italian manual. Page 25.
  8. ^ Super Mario Advance European manual (Italian segment). Page 112.
  9. ^ Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition Italian manual. Page 38.
  10. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia. Page 67.
  11. ^ Super Mario Bros. Super Show! - Os Piratas de Koopa / Você Acredita em Mágica? (Dublado).