Hooktail as seen in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
Series Mario series
First game Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
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Hooktail is a bright red and yellow female dragon who first appeared as a boss in the game Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door for the Nintendo GameCube. During the game, you learn that the dragon has come to the town of Petalburg multiple times to eat the residents, also, many have gone to Hooktail's castle to slay her, but failed in doing so and have been engulfed by the mighty dragon. Hooktail can't stand anything that sounds like a cricket, which will come in handy later on in the boss fight.

During the battle, she will sometimes stomp on you, and even blow fire. When her HP reaches zero, she will try to bribe you with 1,000 coins, a rare badge, and even smelling her feet. Do not accept the offers. If you do, Mario will be stomped on. Then she will go into the audience and eat some of them, and will gain 10 HP. At this point, you can jump on her head to release some of the audience. After you beat her, she will cough, and Koopley, the only survivor that tried to slay her, comes out of her body and gives Mario the crystal star.

In the game, it was revealed that Hooktail, and her two siblings, were once the pets of the Shadow Queen.

In the Wii video game Super Paper Mario, one of the bosses called Fracktail looks very similar to Hooktail in appearance.