Scaredy Rats are recurring enemies in the Mario series.


New Super Mario Bros. series

New Super Mario Bros. Wii

In New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Scaredy Rats are commonly found in Ghost Houses in this game. They are quite the annoyance as they are usually seen running around on short edges where players could easily get knocked back from them. If Mario stomps on them they start running fast requiring a second stomp to defeat them.

New Super Mario Bros. U

In New Super Mario Bros. U, Scaredy Rats purpose in this game is similar to that of its predecessor. They only appear in Ghost Houses and jumping out from dark edges.

Mario Party series

Mario Party 9

In Mario Party 9, a Scaredy Rat appears during a Captain Event while on the Boo's Horror Castle map. In this event, a Scaredy Rat steals five Mini Stars from all players and makes an attempt to get away by rolling dice blocks. If the Scaredy Rat is caught by the current captain, it will lose the stolen Mini Stars. However, if the Scaredy Rat makes it to the end, it will take all of the Mini Stars.

Paper Mario series

Paper Mario: Sticker Star

In Paper Mario: Sticker Star, Scaredy Rats only appear in the level The Engimansion in this game. They are usually seen running around in the hallways. Unlike most enemies, Scaredy Rats more actually ingore Mario not bothering to chase after him in hopes of a fight. In battle, Scaredy Rats have two attacks: a simple Jump attack and an charge attack that steals one of Mario's stickers. If Mario doesn't defeat the Scaredy Rat in time, it will run off with his Sticker.

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam

A Scaredy Rat was seen in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam where it was seen in the attic of Princess Peach's Castle when Luigi and Toad spotted it. The Scaredy Rat started to chase around Toad and frightens Luigi to where he bumps into the bookcase behind him and releases all of the Paper characters from the book.