Ty-foo

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Ty-foo
Ty-Foo Icon SMO.png
First Appearance Super Mario 3D World (2013)
Latest Appearance Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition (2018)
Parent Species Fwoosh

Ty-foos (originally capitalized as Ty-Foos) are rare enemies that first appear in Super Mario 3D World. They are large white clouds with black and yellow eyes and large purple lips. In their debut, they appear only in two levels: Ty-Foo Flurries and Gigantic Seasick Wreck. Their name is a pun on "typhoon", a name given to a violent tropical hurricane, and Foo, a smaller cloud enemy that exhales clouds rather than wind.

Ty-foos as seen in Super Mario 3D World.

Ty-foos function more as obstacles rather than enemies, even though players will take damage if they make contact with them. They blow a strong gust of wind that pushes the player and 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 only be defeated 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.

A Ty-foo captured by Mario as seen in Super Mario Odyssey.

In Super Mario Odyssey, Ty-foos appear as enemies in the Snow Kingdom, where they wear Santa hats, and the Cascade Kingdom. Mario can capture them with Cappy, allowing him to blow enemies and certain platforms away using Y Button. Shaking the Joy-Con causes Mario to blow harder. When captured, Ty-foos can also be used to travel across Poisoned Water.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ビューゴー
Byūgō
A play on Fwoosh.
Spanish Soploncio
French Bwoosh Bwoosh
Dutch Ty-foo -
German Orkoschi A play on "Orkan" (hurricane).
Italian Folato
Russian Вспупых
Vspoopych
Chinese 飙风云 (Simplified)
Biāofēng yún
刮風雲 (Traditional)
Guā fēng yún
Whirlwind Cloud

Windy Cloud

Trivia[edit]

Ty-foos in Minecraft: Wii U Edition. They are found near the top-left corner, above Rosalina.
  • In the premade world for the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack in Minecraft, small 3D pixel art Ty-foos can be found in the snowy area.