Nokis are one of several species native to Isle Delfino hailing from Noki Bay but live all across the isle.


Nokis are small humanoid creatures whose torsos are covered by large spiral shells, similar to hermit crabs. When frightened, they can retract their limbs and head into this shell like a turtle. They first appeared in Super Mario Sunshine. Nokis appear in Gelato Beach, Pinna Park, Sirena Beach, and their homeland, Noki Bay, where they are the only inhabitants.

Official Profiles and Statistics

Nokis wear vibrant seashells reminiscent of their time living in the coral reefs. They’re timid but highly intellectual.

Other Appearances

Mario Kart 8 & Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Noki reappear in this game as background characters. They can be found on certain courses but mainly in Water Park.