Swooper, is a bat-like enemy from the Mario series. They First appeared in Super Mario World and have appeared in many games since then including: Super Mario 64/DS, New Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Galaxy, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Hotel Mario, the Mario Kart series and the entire Paper Mario series including the upcoming 3DS installment. They usually appear in Dark damp areas such as caves and underground. They will often hang from the ceiling and attack by swooping (Hence the name) if the hero gets too close.
- In some appearances Swooper bears a resemblance to Zubat, a species of Pokémon.