|Main Weapon(s)||His tail|
|Ability/ies||Tattle, Tail Swing, Tail Spin, Leaf Tornado|
|First Appearance||Paper Mario: The Ancient Book|
McTail is a smart and friendly Tanoomba traveler who went to pretty much the whole Mushroom Kingdom and has studied several of its species and places. He's Mario's first partner to join him and provides Tattle information to Mario about enemies, places or the character that stands in front of him.
A very long time before the events of the game, McTail was a student of History, Archeology and Cryptozoology, and a very dedicated one. He studied in the University of Goom and after graduation he started to travel around the whole Mushroom Kingdom in hopes of discovering things from others species, find new species and also explore other places.
He soonly opened his own library at Moonside Central and has been a real success. Though there have been some drawbacks such as book "borrowing" and not "returning" cases. This caused McTail to lose several books from his library. During the events of the game, before Mario arrives Moonside Central, McTail is invited by the professor Smar T. to test out his new invention in a presentation along with the princess.
When Mario arrives Moonside Central, he watches the presentation, and it goes well until Merlunar and The Mooncrashers appear and ruin it by trapping McTail, Smar T. and Peach. Mario fights them and saves the tanoomba and the professor, but Peach gets kidnapped. Later he introduces himself as McTail and thanks him for helping him and in gratitude, joins his party to save the princess. His abilities are very similar to Goombario, Goombella and Tippi (talking only about the tattle ability) from past installments. McTail uses the tattle ability to provide information about places, people, enemies and other things. He adds a little of his own opinions on these tattles and sometimes tends to be kind of sarcastic.
There are, however, some exceptions such as some parts of the Lunatic Empire, where he doesn't really know what to say about them since he has never visited or heard of the place.
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Names in Other Languages
|Portmanteau of "Kuribo", the Japanese equivalent of "Goomba", and "Stripes"|
|Spanish||Goomanchas||Portmanteau of "Goomba" and "Manchas" (spots)|
|French||Goobrun||Portmanteau of "Goomba" and "Brown"|
|Italian||McCoda||Portmanteau of "Mac" and "Tail"|
- McTail's name in spanish, "Goomanchas", is a portmanteau of "Goomba" and "Manchas" (spots). However, he does not have any spots, just stripes on his tail.