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This article is about the enemy from New Super Mario Bros. U. For the glider from Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, see Waddle Wing.
Artwork of a Waddlewing from New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe.
Artwork of a Waddlewing from New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. U (2012)
Latest appearance Dr. Mario World (2021)

Waddlewings are enemies that debuted in New Super Mario Bros. U. They are orange flying squirrel-like creatures with brown hands and feet, beady eyes, a red nose and a mouth with two incisor teeth. They also have orange membranes attached to their hands and feet and a cream-colored hindhead, ears and belly.


Super Mario series[edit]

New Super Mario Bros U / New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe[edit]

Waddlewings are rather common enemies, mainly found in Acorn Plains and sky levels. Most of the time, Waddlewings glide from side to side. When they land, they will walk slowly and try to walk off a ledge to glide in that direction. If they bump into a wall while gliding, they will cling to it for a second and then glide the opposite direction. Waddlewings can also carry Super Acorns and drop them if they are defeated. They behave like the Super Koopas from Super Mario World, but instead of obtaining equilibrium in flight, they will always glide diagonally. Additionally, if they are in the middle of gliding whenever the sound "bah" plays during the stage music, Waddlewings will perform a front flip.

New Super Luigi U[edit]

Waddlewings return in New Super Luigi U, behaving the exact same way as they did in New Super Mario Bros. U.

Mario Party series[edit]

Mario Party: Island Tour[edit]

Waddlewings make a cameo in the minigames Starring Artist and Match Faker, from Mario Party: Island Tour.

Mario Party 10[edit]

Waddlewings reappear in Mario Party 10. They appear in the minigame Goomba Gallop, where they try to obscure players view for a brief second, and then in the minigame Mega Goomba's Ladder Leap, where contact with one deducts one point. They also appear as selectable enemies in Meanie Match.

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

While Waddlewings themselves don't appear in Mario Kart 8 or Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, a design glider called the Waddle Wing does.

Dr. Mario World[edit]

In Dr. Mario World, Waddlewings appear in World 25 after an area is cleared.

Super Mario-kun[edit]

The Waddlewing appears in volume 46 of Super Mario-kun. In the New Super Mario Bros. U arc, he accuses Mario and the gang for destroying his home by falling into the acorn tree.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ズングリ
Possibly a pun of Japanese adverb「ずんぐり」(zunguri, short and stout) and「ドングリ」(donguri, acorn)
Chinese (Simplified) 胖飞鼠[1]
Pàng Fēishǔ
Fat flying squirrel
Chinese (Traditional) 胖飛鼠
Pàng Fēishǔ
Fat flying squirrel
Dutch Waddelwing Waddlewing
French Dendinard Portmanteau of "dent" (tooth), "dandiner (se)" (waddle), and "-ard" (suffix used for several uses, such as making pejoratives words, or forming animal names)
German Feisthörnchen Pun on Eichhörnchen (squirrel) and feist (plump).
Italian Pterotondo Pun on "pterodattilo", meaning "pterodactyl" (or "ptero", another Italian word for "wing") and "tondo", meaning "round".
Korean 날토리(Mario Kart 8 Deluxe)
뚱날다람쥐(New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe)
Pun on "날다(Nalda)", meaning "fly", and "도토리(Dotori)", meaning "acorn".

From 뚱뚱하다(Ttungttunghada, meaning 'chubby/fat') and 날다람쥐(Naldaramjwi, meaning 'flying squirrel')
Portuguese Pteroducho Pun on "pterodáctilo", meaning "pterodactyl", and "gorducho", meaning "chubby".
Russian Пузатый летяг
Puzatyy letyag
Bellied flying squirrel
Spanish (NOA) Ardillenita Pun on ardilla (squirrel) and llenita (full).
Spanish (NOE) Ardigordi Pun on ardilla (squirrel) and gorda (fat).