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This article is about the character, Toad. For Peach's neutral special move in Melee, Brawl, Smash 4 and Ultimate, see Toad (move).
Toad MP10.png
Official artwork of Toad from Mario Party 10.
Universe Mario
Debut Super Mario Bros. (1985)
Smash Bros. appearances Melee
Most recent non-Smash appearance Mario Golf: Super Rush (2021)
Console/platform of origin Nintendo Entertainment System
Species Toad
Gender Male
Place of origin Mushroom Kingdom
Created by Shigeru Miyamoto
Article on Super Mario Wiki Toad (species)

Toad (キノピオ, Kinopio) is a recurring character from the Mario games, and serves as Princess Peach's assistant. He plays a sidekick role for the Mario Bros. in the games, often assisting them in a variety of ways on their adventure.


Toads are the main residents of the Mushroom Kingdom and serve under the rule of Princess Peach. Toad as a species originates from Super Mario Bros., where the player meets one at the end of the first 7 worlds and they would deliver the famous line "Thank you Mario! But our princess is in another castle!" Toad made his playable debut in Super Mario Bros. 2 (known as Super Mario USA in Japan) as one of the four playable characters. He was given the traits of the fastest running speed and the weakest jump, traits which would return with the playable appearance of a blue Toad in Super Mario 3D World. Toad has been a playable character in numerous Mario spin-offs and a common NPC in most Mario games. In Smash, a Toad appears as part of both Princess Peach and Princess Daisy's movesets.

Toads appear with a wide variety of different colored spots on their cap, with most common being red spots, withe blue and yellow also being playable, and manyThe more appearing as NPC characters. There are also several special toads that have appeared throughout the years. Toadette is a "female" toad that looks similar to regular pink toads, but with a pink cap and white spots. She wears a unique dress and vest and has braid-like plaits attatched to her head. Toadsworth is an old told with brown spots, large mustache and a cane with a mushroom cap on it. Toadsworth is frequently seen with Peach as her assistant. Captain Toad is a treasure hunter that always wears his full backpack and flashlight headband. Captain toad would appear as a side character in several games before starring in his own spin-off title Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Assist role[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Melee, Toad is used as Peach's neutral special move which can be used to counter an enemy's attack.

As a background character[edit]

Toad is also seen in the background of the first level of Adventure Mode, running behind the arena with the Yoshis, and again behind the finish line.

In addition to these two roles, a notable rumor had spread about Toad being playable in Melee.


Toad's Trophy in Melee

Toad, Peach's longtime servant, first showed off his strength in Super Mario Bros. 2, then proved to be an agile driver in Super Mario Kart. There are many Toads in Peach's castle and across the Mushroom Kingdom, and although they look similar, they have varied natures. Not the best of guards, Toad must often be rescued.

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In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Although Toad is not a playable fighter or assist trophy, he can be used within the unlockable Masterpiece, Super Mario Bros. 2, but first the player has to make Peach lose all her lives in it before time runs out.

Assist role[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Toad is once again Peach's neutral special move.


Toad Trophy in Brawl

One of the servants at Peach's Castle in the Mushroom Kingdom. Toads give off a strong sense of peace. Most feature white heads with red polka dots, but there are other colors as well. Toad's incredible uprooting speed in Super Mario Bros. 2 is unrivaled, adding to the rumor of his superhuman strength... however out of place it might seem.

NES: Super Mario Bros.
GameCube: Mario Kart: Double Dash!!


Name Game Effect Characters
Toad & Toadette Mario Party 7 AttackHead+016TypeIcon(Head).png Attack +16 Mario Luigi Peach Bowser YoshiMarioHeadSSBB.pngLuigiHeadSSBB.pngPeachHeadSSBB.pngBowserHeadSSBB.pngYoshiHeadSSBB.png
Toad Mario Party 6 SpecialLaunchResistance+010StickerIconLaunchResistance.png +10 Mario Luigi Peach Bowser YoshiMarioHeadSSBB.pngLuigiHeadSSBB.pngPeachHeadSSBB.pngBowserHeadSSBB.pngYoshiHeadSSBB.png
Toad Mario Party 7 SpecialLaunchResistance+009StickerIconLaunchResistance.png +9 All charactersRandomHeadSSBB.png
Brawl Sticker Toad & Toadette (Mario Party 7).png
Toad & Toadette
(Mario Party 7)
Brawl Sticker Toad (Mario Party 6).png
(Mario Party 6)
Brawl Sticker Toad (Mario Party 7).png
(Mario Party 7)

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Assist role[edit]

Toad is once again Peach's neutral special.

As a costume[edit]

Mii Brawlers dressed as Toad.

Toad is the basis for a paid downloadable content costume for Mii Brawlers.


The Toad trophy appears in both versions. In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U it is part of the Super Mario Bros. Trophy Box.

Toad's trophy in for 3DS.
Toad's trophy in for Wii U.
North America A race of charming mushrooms that dwell in the Mushroom Kingdom, they prefer to be called Toads... Come to think of it, that's an odd name. It's not like they're very good jumpers. Captain Toad can't jump at all! What's that? ToadSTOOLS? ...That makes more sense.
Europe A charming tribe of mushroom people from the Mushroom Kingdom. "Toad" seems like a bit of an odd name for them, though. Like...they may be small, and some are green, but there's nothing really frog-like about them. Captain Toad can't even jump! Oh. Wait. Hold on a sec. "Toadstools"...Nooow it makes sense!
NES: Super Mario Bros. (10/1985)
NES: Super Mario Bros. 2 (10/1988)

The Toad + Quacker trophy is exclusive to the Wii U version; it is part of the Super Mario Kart Trophy Box.

Toad + Quacker trophy in for Wii U.
Toad + Quacker
North America Though its appearance calls to mind an infant's toy, the Quacker is really a fully functional motorbike with some serious acceleration. That's because its frame is so light, you might expect it to float on water like a swan boat! But that lightness also makes it easy for other karts to push around, so try to stay out of trouble.
Europe Despite just looking like a child's plaything, the Quacker is a fully-functional motorbike with serious acceleration and a frame so light you'd think it'd be able to float on water like a swan boat! That lightness makes it easy for other karts to push it around, though, so avoid drawing attention to yourself as you slip by your rivals.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Assist role[edit]

In addition to returning as Peach's neutral special (in which he now actively guards her rather than be used like a human shield), Toad now attacks alongside her for her pummel and throws. A Blue Toad also appears as part of Daisy’s moveset, acting in the exact same fashion as Peach’s Toad. The Toad Mii outfit also returns.

As a costume[edit]

Toad outfit for Mii Brawler.

Toad's DLC outfit returns as part of the base game.


Primary spirits[edit]

No. Image Name Type Class Slots Base Power Max Power Base Attack Max Attack Base Defense Max Defense Ability Series
SSBU spirit Toad.png
★★ 3 1431 5727 630 2520 801 3207 Can Be Enhanced at Lv. 99 Super Mario Series
SSBU spirit Cheep Charger.png
Cheep Charger
1 990 4951 438 2190 514 2571 Speed ↑ Mario Kart Series

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese キノピオ, Kinopio
UK English Toad
France French Toad
Germany German Toad
Spain Spanish Toad
Italy Italian Toad
China Chinese (Simplified) 奇诺比奥, Kinopio
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 奇諾比奧, Kinopio
South Korea Korean 키노피오, Kinopio
Netherlands Dutch Toad
Russia Russian Тоад, Toad
Portugal Portuguese Toad


  • The panicked Toads seen running in the Mushroom Kingdom stage in Melee have the same animation as the one used in Peach's neutral special move.
  • In an official poll held on Smabura-Ken (the game's official Japanese website) regarding characters for a potential sequel, Toad placed ninth with 27 votes.[1]