Nintendo says Toads are genderless, Toadette and Toad aren’t siblings
Posted on November 17, 2014 by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News, Random
Interestingly enough, Nintendo did not truly settle on a specific gender for its Toad characters from the Mario universe. That’s despite the fact that Toad takes on the appearance of a male and Toadette has female characteristics.
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker producer Koichi Hayashida told GameSpot in a recent interview:
“This is maybe a little bit of a strange story, but we never really went out of our way to decide on the sex of these characters, even though they have somewhat gendered appearances. But I think what I can say is that Toadette and Toad are not siblings — perhaps it would be more accurate to say they are adventure pals. And that’s certainly true here [in Captain Toad].”
Hayashida also went on to clarify that Toads are not mushrooms. When GameSpot brought up the resemblance and nomenclature, Hayashida noted:
“This particular riddle might stay unsolved. That’s one of the great mysteries of the Mario universe.”