Yellow Toad and Blue Toad

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Yellow Toad and Blue Toad
Artwork of Toad jumping in New Super Mario Bros. U DeluxeBlue Toad artwork from New Super Luigi U
Yellow Toad (left) and Blue Toad (right)
Species Toad
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009)
Latest appearance Tetris 99 (38th Maximus Cup, cameo) (2023, overall)
Super Mario Bros. Wonder (2023, Super Mario franchise)
Latest portrayal Samantha Kelly (2009–present)

Yellow Toad and Blue Toad, collectively known as Toads, and sometimes individually as just Toad,[1] are Toads who made their first appearance in New Super Mario Bros. Wii as playable sidekicks to Mario, along with Luigi. The Toads reprise their roles as playable characters in New Super Mario Bros. U and Super Mario Bros. Wonder, and have also occasionally made appearances in various other games.

History[edit]

Super Mario series[edit]

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

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Yellow Toad and Blue Toad first appear as, respectively, the third and fourth playable characters in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. They attend Princess Peach's birthday party along with Mario and Luigi, but the party is interrupted by the Koopalings and Bowser Jr. disguised as a large birthday cake in order to kidnap the princess. The four venture through eight different worlds, stopping Bowser and his minions and saving Peach. After Bowser is defeated and the princess is saved, the two Toads go on a hot air balloon, and they soon invite Luigi to join their balloon after his balloon leaves with Mario and Peach onboard.

Yellow Toad and Blue Toad are the first new characters to use power-ups such as the Fire Flower in a Super Mario game since Wario in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins.

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

Artwork of Mario, Luigi, Blue Toad and Flying Squirrel Yellow Toad from New Super Mario Bros. U
Yellow Toad and Blue Toad with Mario and Luigi in New Super Mario Bros. U

Yellow Toad and Blue Toad make their next appearance in New Super Mario Bros. U. They regain their role as two of the main protagonists of the game along with Mario, Luigi, and Miis. As of this game, their voice lines are swapped with each other when compared to New Super Mario Bros. Wii.

Within the game's introduction sequence, the Toads are seen with the Mario Bros. and Princess Peach attending a lunch at Peach's Castle. However, their peaceful get-together is soon ruined by the sudden appearance of multiple airships consisting of Bowser and the Koopalings. Using a giant mechanical arm (which extended itself from Bowser's airship into the main hall of Peach's Castle where the heroes were taking their lunch), Bowser pulled away Peach's chair from harm and instead gave a mighty punch at the heroes and causing them to be knocked out.

Seizing the opportunity, Bowser used the mechanical arm to scoop up Yellow Toad, Blue Toad, and their friends and threw the heroes far across the Mushroom Kingdom. Upon crashing into the Acorn Tree consisting of Super Acorns and falling back to the ground (with Blue Toad going as far as sliding on his large mushroom head from the force), the four heroes soon get up and see Peach's Castle getting invaded by Bowser's forces in the far distance. Deciding to take action, Blue Toad and his friends run across the plains in the start of a new adventure.

Yellow Toad and Blue Toad return as playable characters within the multiplayer mode of the expansion pack game New Super Luigi U. Very much like in New Super Mario Bros. U, the two journey through the Mushroom Kingdom to save Princess Peach once again along with the help of Luigi, and Nabbit. While they play similarly as in New Super Mario Bros. U, Yellow Toad and Blue Toad are able to perform a scuttle jump much like Luigi and the other playable characters.

In New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, Yellow Toad and Blue Toad share one character slot under the generic identifier of "Toad," and the two can be switched between on the character select screen by holding the L or ZL button (SL button when playing with a single Joy-Con).

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

While neither one appear in Super Mario 3D World and its Nintendo Switch port Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, Toad appears instead with the same appearance as of Blue Toad, reflecting his in-game appearance in Super Mario Bros. 2. In the game's electronic manual, however, Blue Toad's artwork from New Super Mario Bros. Wii was reused to represent Toad.[2] Additionally, when Toad grabs a Fire Flower, he uses the same color scheme as Fire Yellow Toad.

Super Mario Maker 2[edit]

Like in Super Mario 3D World, Toad appears as a playable character in Super Mario Maker 2 with an identical appearance to Blue Toad. During Co-Op and Versus Modes, as well as in "Play Together" mode, Toad is the third-player character. The color scheme of his fire form in the Super Mario 3D World style has been changed to look like Fire Blue Toad instead of Fire Yellow Toad.

Super Mario Bros. Wonder[edit]

Flower Kingdom from the August 31, 2023 Nintendo Direct

Yellow Toad and Blue Toad appear as two of the playable characters in Super Mario Bros. Wonder, this time being separate characters who can both appear together in multiplayer mode, unlike New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe.[3] Like in previous Super Mario Bros. games, both Toads share the same attributes as other characters besides the Yoshis and Nabbit, but they each have distinct jumping sounds.

They are first seen in the opening accompanying Princess Peach riding on Yoshi in their visit to the Flower Kingdom. When Bowser appears, along with Bowser Jr. and Kamek, and fuses with Florian's castle to become Castle Bowser, Yellow Toad tries to protect Peach while Blue Toad appears frightened and cowering much like Luigi. However, both of them join their friends in their journey to collect all Royal Seeds and defeat Bowser.

Super Mario-kun[edit]

Cover for Super Mario-kun.
The Toads in their Propeller forms on the cover of the 41st issue of Super Mario-kun

Yellow Toad along with Blue Toad are introduced in the forty-first and forty-second issues of Super Mario-kun. In the first chapter of New Super Mario Bros. Wii, the two Toads join Mario, Luigi, and Yoshi in their mission of rescuing Peach mid-chapter.

In terms of roles and personality, the two are just like Toad: brave, smart, helpful, resourceful, and it is very rare to see them as comic reliefs or being affected by slapstick-y situations like Mario.

Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Yellow Toad, Blue Toad, and the other New Super Mario Bros. Wii heroes were shown as some of the featured characters in the Nintendo 3DS tech demo. Yellow Toad and Blue Toad were shown wearing the Propeller suit in the demo as like in the original game's box art.[citation needed] The Nintendo 3DS tech demo screen of New Super Mario Bros. Wii (featuring the Toads and their friends) is later an obtainable puzzle in the Puzzle Swap mode of StreetPass Mii Plaza.

New Super Mario Bros. Mii[edit]

The Toads, along with Mario, Luigi, and Miis, are also seen as playable characters in the Wii U tech demo New Super Mario Bros. Mii.

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam[edit]

Yellow Toad and Blue Toad appears on seven Character Cards in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam.

Mario Sports Superstars[edit]

In Mario Sports Superstars, generic Toads taking on the appearances of Yellow Toad and Blue Toad in their respective Flying Squirrel and Penguin forms, are playable characters in soccer and baseball. Yellow Toad and Blue Toad themselves appear in four different collectible cards in their penguin forms and flying squirrel forms.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

The Flying Squirrel Toad spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate uses the New Super Mario Bros. U artwork of Yellow Toad's Flying Squirrel form.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Main article: Penguin Mario § Mario Kart Tour

In Mario Kart Tour, Penguin Toad utilizes the same color scheme seen in Yellow Toad's Penguin form from the New Super Mario Bros. games.

Other appearances[edit]

Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Minna de Party Sandaime[edit]

Yellow Toad, Blue Toad, Mario, Luigi, the Koopalings, and various other characters from New Super Mario Bros. Wii make cameo appearances in the Wii game Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Minna de Party Sandaime, where the characters can be seen dancing to the various tracks featured in New Super Mario Bros. Wii.

Possible appearances[edit]

Super Mario 3D Land[edit]

Letter look.

In Super Mario 3D Land, Mario is joined by three Toads on his adventure, including a yellow Toad and a blue Toad.

Luigi's Mansion 3[edit]

Yellow Toad and Blue Toad in Luigi's Mansion 3

Luigi's Mansion 3 features an unnamed yellow Toad and a blue Toad referred as Blue Toad (along with the main Toad character) accompany Princess Peach on her trip to The Last Resort. Their role as Peach's Toad companions is typically filled by the playable duo from New Super Mario Bros. Wii, though it is unconfirmed if the pair of Toads seen in Luigi's Mansion 3 is the same.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie[edit]

Two Toad soldiers, one blue and the other yellow, guarding Peach's Castle.

In The Super Mario Bros. Movie, when Mario and Toad attempt to enter Princess Peach's Castle they are stopped by two Toad guards, one yellow and one blue. Given their coloration, occupation, and the spotlight put on them in contrast with the other Toad guards, it is possible that they are at least references to Yellow Toad and Blue Toad respectively.

General information[edit]

Personality[edit]

Screenshot of Yellow Toad and Blue Toad in th intro of Super Mario Bros. Wonder
The Toads in the opening of Super Mario Bros. Wonder

In all of their appearances, Yellow Toad and Blue Toad are shown to be noble characters, who are able to venture alongside the Mario Bros. on their dangerous mission to save Princess Peach from Bowser and his minions; a force that most Toads tend to be afraid of. They are also shown to be kind and compassionate as seen in the ending of New Super Mario Bros. Wii where they happily invite Luigi to ride in their hot air balloon after he had been abandoned (albeit by accident) by Mario and Peach. In the introduction of New Super Mario Bros. U, Blue Toad is shown to be even more finicky than his partner Yellow Toad as he is seen to be in an extreme alarm when Bowser's mechanical arm pulled away the Princess.

Super Mario Bros. Wonder is the first time that their personalities are clearly differentiated in a game. As seen in the opening, Yellow Toad is shown to be the more courageous of the two, immediately jumping in front of Princess Peach to try and protect her from Bowser, while Blue Toad crouches in fear similarly to how Luigi would.

Speech[edit]

In New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Yellow Toad has a higher-pitched voice that is very much like the voice that the Yellow Toad of the Toad Brigade had in Super Mario Galaxy, who also sounded higher pitched in comparison to the other Toads in the game, while Blue Toad has a lower-pitched voice. However, in New Super Mario Bros. U, the voices of Yellow Toad and Blue Toad were changed, with Yellow Toad having a lower-pitched voice and Blue Toad having a higher-pitched voice. This was switched again in Super Mario Bros. Wonder.

Abilities[edit]

Throughout their playable appearances, the Toads play similarly to Mario. While possessing the same jumps as Mario, they are also shown to use similar techniques as well including the Wall Jump and Ground Pound. They are also able to maximize his jumps by using a Spin Jump. Unlike the Mario Bros. however, Yellow Toad and Blue Toad are shown to have a unique triple jump; the two Toads perform a high jump similar to a cartwheel while facing one side of the screen. The Toads are also shown to be quite strong, being able to carry items much larger than his own size (such as barrels). They are also capable of picking up, carrying and throwing other characters (such as Mario) with ease. All of these traits are similar to not give players advantages over each other. In New Super Luigi U, they have the ability to perform a scuttle jump much like Luigi.

Yellow Toad and Blue Toad are also capable of using the various power-ups in the game allowing them to use their special effects and achieve different forms (such as Propeller Blue Toad and Propeller Yellow Toad if they were to touch a Propeller Mushroom). Much like the other characters playable in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, they are shown to be skilled in riding Yoshis.

Profiles[edit]

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

  • European website bio: As loyal servants to the Mushroom Kingdom throne, there's no way the Toads are about to sit back and watch Bowser and Co. bring their unsavory schemes to fruition. Toads have aided Mario on plenty of adventures in the past, but this time around they're not just letting Mario know the princess is in another castle - they're coming along for the ride!

Yellow Toad[edit]

  • Trading card description: What started as a regular day has become the quest of a lifetime for this loyal footman. When the kindhearted Princess Peach is whisked away by brutal Bowser, Yellow Toad rises to the occasion to save her. Help for this loyal footman comes in the form of valuable power-ups, like invincible Star power, flying ability, and Yoshi's Eggs that take Yellow Toad on the ride of his life!

Card Number: 4 (Normal), F4 (Silver), F37 (Gold)

Blue Toad[edit]

  • Trading card description: Bowser's villainous tactics prove no bounds when he snatches Princess Peach from her own Birthday party. True, Blue Toad's loyalty, courage, and know-how will be put to the ultimate test as he ventures through nine Worlds of Koopa chaos to find his precious Princess. Be sure to visit the Toad Houses in each World. You'll find power-ups and tips that help Blue Toad fight Bowser's fiendish underlings.

Card Number: 3 (Normal), F3 (Silver), F36 (Gold)

New Super Mario Bros. U[edit]

Yellow Toad[edit]

  • American website bio: This Toad is no chicken! Step into his shoes and join Mario on a quest to restore peace to the Mushroom Kingdom.

Blue Toad[edit]

  • American website bio: Blue Toad is just one of many fungal fellows out to lend a helping hand. His platforming skills stack up to Mario's quite nicely.

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe[edit]

  • Website bio:
    • American English:
      A stalwart resident of the Mushroom Kingdom, Toad's always happy to lend a hand to his friends.[4]
    • Japanese:
      お城でピーチ姫に仕えている。マリオたちといっしょにピーチ城を目指す。
      Translation:
      He works for Princess Peach at the castle. He's headed for Peach's Castle with Mario and friends.[5]
    • French (Canada):
      Fidèle résident du Royaume Champignon, Toad est toujours prêt à donner un coup de main à ses amis.[6]
    • Spanish (Latin America):
      Un leal residente del Reino Champiñón. Toad siempre está feliz de poder ayudar a sus amigos[7]

Super Mario Bros. Wonder[edit]

  • Loading screen tip: Toads are residents of the Mushroom Kingdom, and those are their heads—not big hats!
  • Trading card bio: They may be small, but they have big hearts!

Encyclopedia Super Mario Bros.[edit]

Yellow Toad[edit]

「きいろキノピオー
黄色い頭とベストを着用した、キノピオの仲間。」

Yellow Toad
One of Toad's comrades. He has a yellow head and vest.

Blue Toad[edit]

「あおキノピオー
あおキノピオキノピオの仲間。きいろキノピオやマリオたちと」

Blue Toad
A comrade of Toad's who has gone on adventures with Mario and Luigi.

Gallery[edit]

For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Yellow Toad and Blue Toad.

Names in other languages[edit]

Yellow Toad[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese きいろキノピオ
Kiiro Kinopio
Yellow Toad

Chinese (simplified) 黄奇诺比奥[8] (New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe)
Huáng Qínuòbǐ'ào
黄色奇诺比奥 (Super Mario Bros. Wonder)
Huángsè Qínuòbǐ'ào

Yellow Toad

Chinese (traditional) 黃奇諾比奧[9]
Huáng Qínuòbǐ'ào
黃色奇諾比奧 (Super Mario Bros. Wonder)
Huángsè Qínuòbǐ'ào

Yellow Toad

French Toad jaune
Yellow Toad
German Gelber Toad
Yellow Toad
Italian Toad Giallo (New Super Mario Bros. Wii)
Toad giallo
Yellow Toad
Korean 노랑 키노피오
Norang Khinophio
Yellow Toad

Portuguese (NOA) Toad amarelo
Yellow Toad
Portuguese (NOE) Toad Amarelo
Yellow Toad
Spanish Toad Amarillo
Yellow Toad

Blue Toad[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese あおキノピオ
Ao Kinopio
Blue Toad

Chinese (simplified) 蓝色奇诺比奥
Lánsè Qínuòbǐ'ào
Blue Toad

Chinese (traditional) 藍奇諾比奧[10] (New Super Mario Bros. Wii)
Lán Qínuòbǐ'ào
藍色奇諾比奧 (Super Mario Bros. Wonder)
Lánsè Qínuòbǐ'ào

Blue Toad

French Toad bleu
Blue Toad
German Blauer Toad
Blue Toad
Italian Toad Blu (New Super Mario Bros. Wii)
Toad blu
Blue Toad
Korean 파랑 키노피오
Parang Kinopio
Blue Toad

Portuguese (NOA) Toad azul
Blue Toad
Portuguese (NOE) Toad Azul
Blue Toad
Spanish Toad Azul
Blue Toad

References[edit]

  1. ^ New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
  2. ^ Super Mario 3D World manual, pg 6.
  3. ^ Nintendo of America (August 31, 2023). Super Mario Bros. Wonder Direct 8.31.2023. YouTube. Retrieved August 31, 2023.
  4. ^ Characters. nintendo.com. Retrieved November 23, 2023. (Archived September 4, 2023, 01:57:31 UTC via Wayback Machine.)
  5. ^ Characters. nintendo.co.jp. Retrieved December 7, 2023.
  6. ^ Personnages. nintendo.com (French). Retrieved November 23, 2023. (Archived November 24, 2023, 00:23:05 UTC via Wayback Machine.)
  7. ^ Personajes. nintendo.com (Spanish). Retrieved November 23, 2023.(Archived June 6, 2023, 06:14:50 UTC via Wayback Machine.)
  8. ^ https://www.nintendoswitch.com.cn/new_super_mario_bros_u_deluxe/pc/story/index.html
  9. ^ https://www.nintendo.com.hk/switch/new_super_mario_bros_u_deluxe/pc/story/
  10. ^ Web page screenshot of the story section of the official Traditional Chinese website for New Super Mario Bros. WiiMedia:NSMBW TCN Site Story Screenshot.png