Hooktail's artwork from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.
|First Appearance||Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door|
|Appears in||Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door|
|Family||Bonetail (Older Brother)|
Gloomtail (Older Brother)
|Attacks||Fire Breath, Stomp, Chomp|
|Defeated by||Special Attacks, Attacks|
Hooktail is a dragon that appears in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door in Hooktail Castle. She terrorizes Petalburg and kills many of the townspeople. Mario must defeat her to save some of the characters that she previously swallowed, including Kolorado's Father, Old Man Skoo, and Koops' dad.
When Mario, Goombella and Koops came to obtain to her castle to obtain the first Crystal Star, the Diamond Star, they had to face her in combat. After a long battle, they defeated her and Koops' dad burst out of her mouth, saying that he survived in Hooktail's stomach by hiding in his shell.
Later on the game, when Mario and company visit Hooktail's lair, they find no trace of her. Goombella briefly ponders where did she go, but decides that her absence is a good thing.