Swooper, as seen in Super Mario 64.
|Debut Appearance||Super Mario World|
|Latest Appearance||Paper Mario: Sticker Star|
Swoopers are bat enemies that first made their appearance in Super Mario World. They would appear in several of the games in the main series and as well as the spin-off games. They would hang onto the ceilings in certain games and fall and fly when Mario or Luigi are close to them.
They would first appear in Super Mario World. Swoopers would first appear in the Vanilla Dome area of the game. They hang from the ceilings of caves and fall down when Mario or Luigi draw near and fly towards them plumbers in an attempt to attack them. They can be defeated by a simple jump, fireball, a swing of a cape or being hit by a star.
Swoopers would appear in Super Mario 64 and its remake on the Nintendo DS. They would appear in only one course in the game and that was the Hazy Maze Cave. They would be recolored to blue with purple wings and keep this appearance for their later appearances. They would hang from the ceiling waiting for Mario to come by before the drop down and fly towards Mario in an attempt to stop the plumber.
Only found in the underground stages of the game, Swoopers would make their appearance in New Super Mario Bros.. They would wait on the ceiling before attacking.
Swoopers make an appearance in 'New Super Mario Bros. 2 during the events of one haunted house level. In this level they swoop down from the ceiling when Mario walks towards them in an attempt to fly into him.
Swoopers would take on a different color in Super Mario Galaxy. They would appear with a brown color on them while they cling to the ceiling or seen flying. They lock onto Mario when they see him and try to attack him. They are defeated by a simple jump or by a spin and when defeated, they'll give up a Coin or three Star Bits. 'Ice Swoopers would appear in this game and when they touch Mario, they will freeze him for a few seconds. They can be defeated by a fireball from Fire Mario(or Luigi). They appear in Freezeflame Galaxy.
Similar to their appearance in New Super Mario Bros., Swoopers would appear in caves in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. They would keep their appearance from the previous game and act the same.
Swoopers would appear in several galaxies in Super Mario Galaxy 2 as they keep their brown appearance in this game. They would appear in galaxies like Slimy Spring Galaxy and Fleet Glide Galaxy as they would hang to ceilings waiting for Mario to approach.
 Nintendo Adventure Books
A group of three Swoopers would appear in Dinosaur Dilemma and live on the top floor of an abandoned mansion. They would attack Mario with Koopa Shells when he gets closer and depending the page the reader chooses, Mario will avoid them or hide until they get bored and leave, or one of the shells will hit and knock Mario out for several hours so Bowser can conquer Dinosaur Land.
Renamed to Pat-the-Bats, they will swoop down from the ceiling and try to attack Mario and Luigi. They will also open doors when they touch it.
|Location||Dry Dry Ruins|
Swoopers would appear inside Dry Dry Ruins in Paper Mario. They will either be seen constantly flying or hanging on the ceiling. When they are hanging on the ceiling, they will be out of the reach from Mario's regular jump attack and will need to be hit by a Quake Hammer or Hammer Throw, Skolar's attack, an item, or a move by one of his partners like Parakarry to knock them from the ceiling so that Mario can reach them. Their attack is just them swooping down and ramming into their opponent. Swoopulas would appear later on in the game.
 Tattle Log
This is a Swooper, a ghost bat. Swoopers got their name because they swoop down out of the shadows. Even Jump attacks can't reach 'em when they're hanging on the ceiling, but earth tremors will knock 'em loose. Parakarry can also knock 'em loose with one of his moves. You can attack 'em however you choose once they're hovering in the air.
|Location||Creepy Steeple, Glitzville|
|Items||Fire Flower, Boo's Sheet, Mushroom|
|Log||A roosting creature that will hang from the ceiling until damaged.|
Swoopers would make their return Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. They would first appear in the Glitzville when they are four Swoopers led by Sir Swoop in the Glitz Pit called Wings of Night after King K. retires. They would appear again in Creepy Steeple.
 Tattle Log
That's a Swooper. I bet they call it that 'cause of the way it swoops around. Wow! That's some AMAZING naming work. Seriously! It's pure naming genius!!! So, anyway... Says here it hangs from the ceiling. If you can just damage it, it oughta drop off the ceiling. And then you can whack it!
|Location||Gloam Valley, Merlee's Mansion|
|Card Description||Swoopers aren't so bad, they're just lonely. Strangely, they greet visitors by snacking on their heads. ...This could explain why they have no friends.|
Swoopers can be found mainly in Chapter 2 in [[Gloam Valley and Merlee's Mansion. They are in a secret area in Gloam Valley that will require Flip and his ability to access the 3D-accessible hole near the Star Block. Swooper is also a Catch Card.
 Tattle Log
That beast is a Swooper. It likes to dangle from the ceiling in dark, dank places... Max HP is 3 and Attack is 1. Watch your head; it will swoop down on you... It will swoop back up after it swoops down, so jump on it when you can...
Swoopers made their first appearance in the Mario Kart Series in Mario Kart DS, on the track Banshee Boardwalk. They appear in large groups that fly in the opposite direction of the drivers, trying to slow them.
They would reappear in Mario Kart Wii on the Wario's Gold Mine and Dry Dry Ruins tracks and try to slow down the racers once more. These Swoopers can be defeated by certain items like a Star or Bullet Bill.
Swoopers would return in Mario Kart 7 as obstacles on the race tracks.