Artwork of a Ty-foo from Super Mario 3D World
|First appearance||Super Mario 3D World (2013)|
|Latest appearance||Mario Golf: Super Rush (2021)|
Ty-foos are cloud enemies that first appear in Super Mario 3D World. They are large Fwooshes with black and yellow eyes and large purple lips that blow strong gusts of winds that push away players and certain objects. Their name is a pun on "typhoon," which is a name given to a violent tropical hurricane, and "Foo," a smaller cloud enemy that exhales clouds rather than wind.
Super Mario series
Super Mario 3D World / Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
In Super Mario 3D World and its Nintendo Switch port, Ty-foos appear in only two levels: Ty-Foo Flurries and Gigantic Seasick Wreck. Ty-foos function more as obstacles instead of enemies, even though players will take damage if they make contact with them. Their gusts of winds can push projectiles, such as Fire Flower fireballs, in the opposite direction, usually into another obstacle such as spikes or a pit. Heavy enemies such as Bullies are unaffected by the Ty-foos' gust. Most Ty-foos are stationary, but some can move left and right while blowing. They can be stunned with fireballs and boomerangs, but Ty-foos can be defeated only by Invincible Mario, White Tanooki Mario, Mega Mario, or Lucky Cat Mario, though the player may lose a life because they float over bottomless pits.
Super Mario Odyssey
In Super Mario Odyssey, Ty-foos appear as enemies in the Snow Kingdom, where they wear Santa hats. Mario can capture them with Cappy, allowing him to blow enemies and certain platforms away using . Shaking the Joy-Con causes Mario to blow harder. When captured, Ty-foos can also be used to travel across poison. If Mario throws Cappy into their wind, Cappy will fly far away in the direction of the wind.
In the premade world for the Super Mario Mash-up in Minecraft, 3D pixel art Ty-foos can be found in the snowy area.
Mario Golf: Super Rush
Names in other languages
|From「ビュービュー」(byūbyū, onomatopoeia for blowing noise) and possibly「怒号」(dogō, bellow)|
Guā fēng yún
|German||Orkoschi||From "orkan" (hurricane) and possibly "wischi-waschi" (wishy-washy)|
|Possibly a pun on "흐름" (heureum, flow), as well as a combination of "후" (hu, onomatopoeia for blowing) and "구름" (gureum, cloud)|
|Spanish||Soploncio||Play on "soplar" (to blow) and "soponcio" (fainting)|
- In some early trailer footage of Super Mario Maker 2, the white part of Twister had a cloudy appearance resembling a Foo with elements of Ty-foo's design. This resemblance was closer in the New Super Mario Bros. U style, where they lacked the blue cheeks and had pink lips. This design seems to have been entirely overwritten, as it is not present in the final game's data.
- Musa, Alexander, and Geson Hatchett. Super Mario 3D World Prima Official Game Guide. Page 27.
- Nintendo (February 13, 2019). Super Mario Maker 2 - Announcement Trailer - Nintendo Switch. YouTube. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
- Nintendo (May 15, 2019). Super Mario Maker 2 Direct 5.15.2019. YouTube. Retrieved May 15, 2019.
- The Spriters Resource, comment by Random Talking Bush. Retrieved July 1, 2019.