Where/how can you acquire a Tanooki Suit in Super Mario Bros. 3?
The Tanooki Suit gives you the ability to fly (like the leaf/racoon tail) but also gives you the ability to briefly turn into an indestructible statue. It looks a bit like a teddy bear.
RED MUSHROOM HOUSE: Vends tanooki
suits! Get one, they rule!
LEVEL 4-5: Later on, you’ll see a
brick in the sky. Bounce off the
bullets to hit it. A vine will
spawn. Do the same thing to get up to
it and climb it. You get a tanooki
suit! Hit the P-Block and follow the
coins to safety.
MUSHROOM HOUSE: Grab a tanooki suit
LEVEL 5-5: Whoever thought up this
level should be shot! Go down the
second pipe for a tanooki suit, but
careful not to get any leaves or it
goes to waste.
MUSHROOM HOUSE: If you’re lucky, you get a tanooki suit.
MUSHROOM HOUSE: This one is interesting. It only vends Tanooki suits,
hammer suits, and frog suits. hehe.
FORTRESS: The fourth block on the top of that overhang is a P-Block. You
can imagine what that does…. 😉 However, it’ll create a door which
has a Tanooki suit ready for you. DO NOT get the fireflower or you’re
screwed. Time is of the essence on this level.
Source : Link , Question Author : Craig Walker , Answer Author : John Gietzen