I just played on my cousin's 3DS and I came upon Tanuki Mario. I've known the Tanuki Leaf a long time ago but I've forgotten it for so long that it's as if it never existed until the game Super Mario 3D Land swooped into my cousin's hands. Now, some people may spell 'Tanuki' with two 'O's like this: Tanooki, but in Japanese, it's spelt with a 'U'. I Japanese, Tanuki means Raccoon Dog. If you watch the anime by Studio Ghibli, there's a movie about tanukis called 'Pom Poko'. In the Mario Series, there is a Power-Up called a Tanuki Leaf which allows the player to turn into Tanuki Mario. He wears a tanuki suit with ears and a tail. Statue Leaf is similar to Tanuki Leaf except it's made of stone and gives the user the ability to turn into statues so enemies wouldn't recognise them. By the way, I wasn't really paying attention to the official picture of the Tanuki Leaf so the stem is a bit too long! Sorry about that.