White Tanooki Mario
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Super Mario 3D Land
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 completes even one level as White Tanooki Mario, then the completion stars on their save file will not sparkle.
New Super Mario Bros. 2
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
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. However, unlike in Super Mario 3D Land, players can restore the stars' shine by replaying the level without using the form. In the port, using this form's Super Bell equivalent does not tamper with the shine of save file stars.
Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition
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).
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