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Ty-Foo Icon SMO.png
First appearance Super Mario 3D World (2013)
Latest appearance Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition (2018)
Variant of Fwoosh

Ty-foos[1] 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 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.


Super Mario 3D World[edit]

Ty-foos as seen in Super Mario 3D World

In Super Mario 3D World, 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]

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. 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.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ビューゴー
A play on Fwoosh.
Spanish Soploncio A play on "soplar" (to blow) and "soponcio" (fainting).
French Bwoosh Bwoosh
Dutch Ty-foo -
German Orkoschi A play on "Orkan" (hurricane).
Italian Folato
Russian Вспупых
Korean 후름
From 후 (onomatopoeia for blowing) and 구름 (cloud), and possibly 흐름 (flow)
Chinese 飙风云 (Simplified)
Biāofēng yún
刮風雲 (Traditional)
Guā fēng yún
Whirlwind Cloud

Windy Cloud


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.


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