Birdo is a character in the Mario series. Her first appearance was in Doki Doki Panic, a Japanese game featuring her as the first boss. After its release in Japan, Nintendo of America remade it featuring Mario characters, but kept the enemies and bosses the same. This remake was known as Super Mario Bros. 2 in America, but called Super Mario USA when it was released in Japan later on.

Birdo later on appeared in many Mario spinoff games such as Mario Tennis. In most of these games, she was viewed as Yoshi's friend, but there is no real information on whether they have a relationship.

Physical appearance

Birdo is a female dinosaur with a hot pink skin resembling a Yoshi. She has big purple eyes with three eyelashes. She has small, but pointed, claws on her hands and feet. She has three red spines on her back. She has a big red bow on her head, similar to Wendy O. Koopa's. She also has large diamond ring on her middle finger.


Birdo first appeared in Doki Doki Panic as an enemy early on in the game that could be defeated by using her eggs against her. She would appear again in the remake of the game, Super Mario Bros. 2. She later returned in the game Mario Tennis. She subsequently would appear in various Mario spin-offs, usually being a partner to Yoshi (presumably due to the similarities in appearance).




Nintendo 64



Wii U

Game Boy Color

Game Boy Advance

Nintendo DS

Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo Switch


  • Mario Kart Tour in which she is a playable super tier character, uses the Birdo's Egg as her special item and has many variants, including :
    • Light-Blue Birdo (Super Tier) who uses the Birdo's Egg as their special item.
    • Yellow Birdo (Super Tier) who uses the Birdo's Egg as their special item.
    • Black Birdo (High-End Teir) who uses the Bob-omb Cannon as their special item.
    • Blue Birdo (Super Tier) who uses the Dash Ring as their special item.
    • White Birdo (High-End) who uses the Triple Mushrooms as their special item.

The many Birdo and Yoshi variants from Mario Kart Tour

Mario Super Sluggers

In her appearance in Mario Super Sluggers, Birdo appears as a captain of her team, the Birdo Bows. Although she is a captain, Birdo is one of the few captains to not have a stadium of her own. Her special moves are as follows:

  • Pitching: Suction Ball
  • Batting: Egg Swing
  • Fielding: Suction Catch