Raccoon Mario is the raccoon version of Mario. He made his first appearance in Super Mario Bros. 3. This form later appears in the Nintendo 3DS game New Super Mario Bros. 2.


Super Mario Series

Super Mario Bros. 3

In its debut, Raccoon Mario was the most common form to obtain in the game, first appearing in 1-1. Raccoon Mario can swipe his tail to defeat enemies, and if he dashes long enough to fill up the P-Meter, then he gains the ability to fly for a short time. There is also an advanced form of Raccoon Mario called the Tanooki Suit, which provides Mario with the same powers as his Raccoon Form, but with the added ability to turn into a stone statue to become invincible for a short time.

New Super Mario Bros. 2

After a long absence in the mainstream games, Mario's Raccoon form returns as a common powerup found in the game. He has the same abilities as he did in Super Mario Bros. 3. If the player dies enough times in a level they've yet to complete, then the game will give the player a golden block they can hit and out comes a new form of Raccoon Mario: White Raccoon Mario. White Raccoon Mario bears a similar appearacne and role as White Tanooki Mario, as they both grant Mario the same powers as the normal Raccoon/Tanooki form, but giving him a white and gold appearance and making him invincible as well

Super Mario Maker/Super Mario Maker 2

Raccoon Mario appears as a powered up form of Mario, only appearing in the Super Mario Bros. 3 graphic style, granting Mario the same powers he had in said game.

Paper Mario Series

Paper Mario: Sticker Star

Raccoon Mario makes its debut in a Paper Mario game in the form of a collectible sticker that attaches a tail to Mario. With it, Mario can spin his tail around to counterattack enemies and reflect their projectiles back at them. Mario is required to use a Tail Sticker during the fourth phase of the final battle, as he needs to reflect the incoming Chain Chomp back at Bowser to knock him off of cliff.

Paper Mario: Color Splash

Raccon Mario once again appears, this time, the power up comes in the form of a Battle Card. Unlike in Paper Mario: Sticker Star, the Battle Card will give Raccoon Mario ears and the tail will be directly attached to Mario. Raccoon Mario is required for the first phase of Ludwig's boss fight, as reflecting back the cannonballs it launches is the only thing powerful enough to damage it.

Powers and Abilites

Mario transforms into Raccoon Mario when he uses a Super Leaf. Upon using a Super Leaf, he grows a raccoon tail and raccoon ears and gains the ability to fly.


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