Ty-foo

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Ty-foo
A Ty-foo from Super Mario 3D World.
A Ty-foo in Super Mario 3D World
First appearance Super Mario 3D World (2013)
Latest appearance Mario Golf: Super Rush (2021)
Variant of Fwoosh

Ty-foos[1] are enemies that first appear in Super Mario 3D World. They are large white clouds 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", a name given to a violent tropical hurricane, and Foo, a smaller cloud enemy that exhales clouds rather than wind.

History[edit]

Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario 3D World / Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury[edit]

Ty-foos as seen in Super Mario 3D World

In Super Mario 3D World and its Nintendo Switch port, they appear only in two levels: Ty-Foo Flurries and Gigantic Seasick Wreck. Ty-foos function more as obstacles rather than 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 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.

Super Mario Odyssey[edit]

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 Y Button. 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.

Mario Golf: Super Rush[edit]

Ty-foos in Blustery Basin in Mario Golf: Super Rush

In Mario Golf: Super Rush, Ty-foos appear in Ridgerock Lake and Blustery Basin. Here, they periodically blow wind, which can affect the trajectories of the player's balls.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ビューゴー
Byūgō
From「ビュービュー」(byūbyū, an onomatopoeia for blowing) and perhaps「怒号」(dogō, bellow)
Chinese 飙风云 (Simplified)
Biāofēng yún
刮風雲 (Traditional)
Guā fēng yún
Whirlwind Cloud

Windy Cloud
Dutch Ty-foo -
French Bwoosh Bwoosh
German Orkoschi A play on "Orkan" (hurricane).
Italian Folato Folate
Korean 후름
Hureum
From 후 (onomatopoeia for blowing) and 구름 (cloud), and possibly 흐름 (flow)
Russian Вспупых
Vspoopych
Spanish Soploncio A play on "soplar" (to blow) and "soponcio" (fainting).

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 in Minecraft, small 3D pixel art Ty-foos can be found in the snowy area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Musa, Alexander, and Geson Hatchett. Super Mario 3D World Prima Official Game Guide. Page 27.