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Fantendo - Game Ideas & More

Species Origin Duck
Rarity Common
Alignment Bad
First Appearance Super Mario Sunshine
Latest Appearance Mario Kart Wii
Koopa Troop

Cataquacks (also called Pihanas) are duck-like enemies that appear throughout the Mario series. They first appeared in Super Mario Sunshine, and later in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, where they were only seen at Peach Beach.

The Cataquacks eventually reappeared in Super Mario Galaxy, though not in Super Mario Galaxy 2. The latest game they have appeared in is Mario Kart Wii in Peach Beach as a Retro Course.

The name "Cataquack" is probably from a portmanteau of the English words "catapult", referring to what they do, and "quack", referring to their duck-like appearance.

Cataquacks come in two forms; blue Cataquacks, which are mostly harmless and only catapult you if you come near them, and red Cataquacks, which actively chase down enemies.

Fanon Appearances

Koopa Kart series

Throughout the Koopa Kart series, Cataquacks have been absent. However, they are sceduled to appear in Koopa Kart 3D as heavy weight drivers.

Mario & Luigi: Sage Quest

Cataquacks appear as enemies in Mario & Luigi: Sage Quest, where they are fought in Sapphire Shore alongside Cheep Cheeps, Huckit Crabs, and Spinies. Cataquacks mostly come in two pairs, red and blue, Red Cataquacks being stronger than the Blue Cataquacks and having more attacks than them, though the latter gives more coins and EXP than the former, and have a chance of fleeing the battle, though this does not always work.

Cataquacks attack by charging at Mario and Luigi, and if they get close enough, they will fling them in the air with their beaks, dealing damage, though sometimes they will do it with the other Cataquack. When two Cataquacks try to charge, they will end up bumping into each other after charging at a bro once and run back. Alternatively, they will appear behind a bro (via horizontal screen wrapping) to fling them, which must be dodged by jumping at the right time. For Blue Cataquacks, this is their only attack they will do if they cannot flee In the overworld, Red Cataquacks will charge at a bro on sight, while Blue Cataquacks try to escape when the bros approach them.

Super Mario Kart 8+
Playable Characters
Mario Kart 8 drivers FEATHER Baby Mario · Baby Luigi · Baby Peach · Baby Daisy · Baby Rosalina · Lemmy
LIGHT Toad · Toadette · Koopa Troopa · Shy Guy · Lakitu · Larry · Wendy · Isabelle
MEDIUM Peach · Daisy · Yoshi · Cat Peach · Female Villager
STANDARD Mario · Luigi · Tanooki Mario · Iggy · Ludwig · Male Villager
CRUISER Donkey Kong · Rosalina · Waluigi · Metal Mario · Pink Gold Peach · Roy · Link
HEAVY Bowser · Wario · Dry Bowser · Morton
New drivers FEATHER Paratroopa · Sprixie Princess
LIGHT Dry Bones · Toadsworth · Spike
MEDIUM Bowser Jr. · Diddy Kong · Ashley
STANDARD Birdo · Nabbit
CRUISER King Boo · Wiggler · Zelda
HEAVY Honey Queen · Pianta · King Bob-omb
Downloadable drivers FEATHER Yellow Sprixie Princess · Red Sprixie Princess · Blue Sprixie Princess · Light Blue Sprixie Princess · Orange Sprixie Princess · Purple Sprixie Princess
LIGHT Tostarenan · Olimar
MEDIUM Callie · Marie
HEAVY Boom Boom · Funky Kong · Petey Piranha
via amiibo at launch Fire Mario · Ice Luigi · King Boo · Meowser · Gold Mario
Version 3.2 Yarn Yoshi · Captain Toad · Boomerang Peach · Silver Luigi · Wario
Alternate colours Green Paratroopa · Blue Paratroopa · Yellow Paratroopa · Blue Toad · Green Toad · Yellow Toad · Purple Toad · Red Koopa Troopa · Blue Koopa Troopa · Yellow Koopa Troopa · Green Shy Guy · Blue Shy Guy · Light Blue Shy Guy · Yellow Shy Guy · Pink Shy Guy · Black Shy Guy · White Shy Guy · Orange Shy Guy · Green Lakitu · Yellow Lakitu · Green Dry Bones · Blue Dry Bones · Red Dry Bones · Red Yoshi · Blue Yoshi · Light Blue Yoshi · Yellow Yoshi · Pink Yoshi · Black Yoshi · White Yoshi · Orange Yoshi · White Tanooki Mario · Pink Pianta · Yellow Pianta
Non-Playable Characters
Hazards Barrel · Bone Piranha Plant · Boo · Cataquack · Chain Chomp · Cheep Cheep · Conkdor · Deku Baba · Dry Bones · Fire Snake · Freezie · Frogoon · Goomba · Keese · Mechakoopa · Monty Mole · Mr. Resetti · Octoomba · Piranha Plant · Pokey · Screaming Pillar · Shy Guy · Sidestepper · Swoop · Thwomp · Tiki Goon
Background Characters Boo · Boomerang Bro. · Dry Bones · Fire Bro. · Fishbone · Goomba · Hammer Bro. · Jellybeam · Koopa Paratroopa · Lakitu · Luma · Mini Toad · Noki · Pianta · Shy Guy · Toad · Unagi · Yoshi · Blathers · Cyrus · K.K. Slider · Mabel · Reese · Rover · Sable · Tom Nook
Mario Kart 8 items Coin · Green Shell · Triple Green Shells · Banana · Triple Bananas · Red Shell · Triple Red Shells · Boomerang Flower · Fire Flower · Potted Piranha Plant · Mushroom · Triple Mushrooms · Golden Mushroom · Bullet Bill · Super Horn · Blooper · Star · Bob-omb · Lightning · Crazy Eight · Spiny Shell
New items Blue Coin · Double Cherry · Boo · Fake Item Box · Freezie · Cape Feather