White Tanooki Mario

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White Tanooki Mario
White Tanooki Mario
Used on Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Toad, Rosalina
Item needed Invincibility Leaf
Power(s) given Tanooki Mario abilities, permanent invincibility
First appearance Super Mario 3D Land (2011)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury (2021)
Not to be confused with White Raccoon Mario.

White Tanooki Mario is a white lucent version of Tanooki Mario that first appears in Super Mario 3D Land.


Super Mario 3D Land[edit]

White Kitsune Luigi

In Super Mario 3D Land, if Mario or Luigi loses five lives in a (skipped) normal world level, an Assist Block containing an Invincibility Leaf will appear. The block emits a tone to alert him of its presence. If Mario takes the Invincibility Leaf, he will become White Tanooki Mario, clad in a white and golden Tanooki Suit. In this form, Mario is permanently invincible, but he cannot earn extra lives by defeating enemies. After he clears the level, he reverts to regular Tanooki Mario.

If the player makes an Assist Block appear in any normal world level, then the completion stars on their save file will not sparkle. The Assist Block will vanish if the player completes the level without the form.

New Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

Although the Invincibility Leaf is present in New Super Mario Bros. 2, White Tanooki Mario itself is not. However, a similar form named White Raccoon Mario is present, except it is an invincible version of Raccoon Mario instead of Tanooki Mario.

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

White Tanooki Mario also appears in Super Mario 3D World and its port, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury. The Invincibility Leaf (referred to as the Invincible Super Leaf on the website) once again causes this transformation. The Assist Block holding the item acts as it did in New Super Mario Bros. 2. However, the number of lives lost before it appears during multiplayer mode depends on the number of players (five for one player, 12 for two players, 18 for three, and 24 for four). Furthermore, this form cannot be used on Champion's Road.

Once again, using White Tanooki Mario will cause the completion stars on the player's save file to lose their shine and the score of the level where the form was used will remain at zero. However, unlike in Super Mario 3D Land, players can restore the stars' shine by replaying the level without using the form, as well as saving the level's score. Also, the Assist Block will vanish when the player completes the level without the form. In the port, using this form's Super Bell equivalent does not tamper with the shine of save file stars.

During the Bowser's Fury campaign, this form's invincibility does not protect Mario from the black goop spread around Lake Lapcat.

Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition[edit]

In Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition, if the player loses nine lives in one attempt at a course, Mario or Luigi become White Tanooki Mario or White Kitsune Luigi, increasing the amount of time needed to move Orbs around (approximately thirty seconds), and retains the stats, attribute types and Leader Skill from their previous form. However, the form only lasts for the current section of the level (once all the enemies have been defeated, the leader reverts back to whatever form he was before).


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 無敵のタヌキマリオ[1] (Super Mario 3D Land)
Muteki no Tanuki Mario
しろタヌキマリオ[2] (Super Mario 3D World)
Shiro Tanuki Mario
Invincible Tanooki Mario

White Tanooki Mario

Chinese (Simplified) 无敌狸猫马力欧[3] (Super Mario 3D Land)
Wúdí Límāo Mǎlì'ōu
白狸马力欧[4] (Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury)
Bái Lí Mǎlì'ōu
Invincible Tanooki Mario

White Tanooki Mario

Chinese (Traditional) 無敵的狸貓瑪利歐[5] (Super Mario 3D Land)
Wúdí de Límāo Mǎlì'ōu
白狸瑪利歐[6] (Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury)
Bái Lí Mǎlì'ōu
Invincible Tanooki Mario

White Tanooki Mario

Dutch Witte Tanuki-Mario White Tanooki Mario
French Mario Tanuki Blanc White Tanooki Mario
German Weißer Tanuki-Mario White Tanooki Mario
Italian Mario Tanuki Bianco White Tanooki Mario
Korean 하양너구리마리오
Hayang Neoguri Mario
White Raccoon Dog Mario
Portuguese Mario Tanuki Branco White Tanooki Mario
Spanish Mario Tanuki Blanco White Tanooki Mario


  • The artwork for White Tanooki Mario for every game the form appears in is a flipped version of the original Tanooki Mario artwork.