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Kinopio-kun
Kinopio-kun
Species Toad

Kinopio-kun is a Toad with a green-colored mushroom cap similar to that of a 1-Up Mushroom and wearing a green vest, similar to the green, mustached Toads from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story and its remake. He is the mascot of Nintendo's LINE social media account. The application is designed for users to text one another, but Nintendo has designed Kinopio-kun as a bot that will automatically respond to users, with prewritten messages. For example, if users text him the name of certain Nintendo characters, Kinopio-kun responds with his opinions on said character.[1] His speech can be characterized by frequent, sometimes ungrammatical use of です (desu) as a polite marker. He makes it clear that he is not Toad himself, but rather a friend of his. According to the calendar wallpaper images as well as material related to Nintendo LINE, he is friends with a Boo and a few small birds.

A Toad resembling Kinopio-kun appears in concept art in The Art of Super Mario Odyssey.[2]

On May 21, 2021, it was announced that Nintendo is phasing Kinopio-kun out of the LINE account.[3]

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For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Kinopio-kun.

Names in other languagesEdit

Language Name Meaning
Japanese キノピオくん
Kinopio-kun
From「キノピオ」(Kinopio, Toad) and「くん」(-kun, a Japanese naming suffix usually used for young men)

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