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Kamek is a supporting antagonist in the Super Mario and Yoshi series. He is often depicted as an advisor to Bowser, and even raised him when he was young. Initially appearing in Yoshi's Island, Kamek has been a recurring villain in the Mario series.


Kamek is first seen in Yoshi's Island, in which he uses his magical crystal ball to see the future. He sees that the recently born Mario and Luigi would cause trouble for the Koopa family in the future. In an attempt to stop this, Kamek kidnaps the baby Luigi. When he realizes he made a mistake, Kamek sent his minions, the Toadies, to kidnap him. Before Mario and Yoshi fight a boss, Kamek would appear and use his magic to increase the boss' size. Even when Bowser is an adult, Kamek still acts as a caretaker and advisor to him. He often appears before boss fights, using his magic to add a twist.


Yoshi Series[]

Game Release Date Console
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island August 5, 1995 Super Nintendo
Tetris Attack September 3, 1996 Super Nintendo/Game Boy
Yoshi Touch & Go January 27, 2005 Nintendo DS
Yoshi's Island DS November 13, 2006 Nintendo DS
Yoshi's New Island March 14, 2014 Nintendo 3DS
Yoshi's Woolly World June 25, 2015 Wii U
Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World January 19, 2017 Nintendo 3DS
Yoshi's Crafted World March 29, 2019 Nintendo Switch

Super Mario Series[]

Game Release Date Console
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars March 9, 1996 Super Nintendo
Mario Kart: Super Circuit July 21, 2001 Game Boy Advance
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! November 7, 2003 Gamecube
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time November 28, 2005 Nintendo DS
Super Mario Galaxy November 1, 2007 Nintendo Wii
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story February 11, 2009 Nintendo DS
New Super Mario Bros. Wii November 12, 2009 Nintendo Wii
Paper Mario: Sticker Star November 11, 2012 Nintendo 3DS
New Super Mario Bros. U November 18, 2012 Wii U
New Super Luigi U June 19, 2013 Wii U
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team July 12, 2013 Nintendo 3DS
Mario Golf: World Tour May 1, 2014 Nintendo 3DS
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam December 3, 2015 Nintendo 3DS
Paper Mario: Color Splash October 7, 2016 Wii U
Mario Tennis Aces June 22, 2018 Nintendo Switch

Mario Party Series[]

Game Release Date Console
Mario Party 2 December 17, 1999 Nintendo 64
Mario Party 5 November 11, 2003 Gamecube
Mario Party 6 November 18, 2004 Gamecube
Mario Party Advance January 13, 2005 Game Boy Advance
Mario Party 7 November 7, 2005 Gamecube
Mario Party 8 May 29, 2007 Nintendo Wii
Mario Party DS November 8, 2007 Nintendo DS
Mario Party 9 March 2, 2012 Nintendo Wii
Mario Party: Island Tour November 22, 2013 Nintendo 3DS
Mario Party: Star Rush October 7, 2016 Nintendo 3DS
Super Mario Party October 5, 2018 Nintendo Switch


Game Release Date Console
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games February 9, 2012 Nintendo 3DS
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS June 19, 2013 Nintendo 3DS
Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games November 8, 2013 Wii U
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U November 21, 2014 Wii U
Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition April 29, 2015 Nintendo 3DS
Minecraft May 17, 2016* Wii U
  • Featured in post-release DLC

Non-Video Game Appearance[]

Name Release Date Type
Club Nintendo Comics April 1991 Magazine/Comic