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Not to be confused with Choppa.
First Appearance Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010)

Choppahs[1] are a type of enemy appearing in the game Super Mario Galaxy 2. They appear as green creatures that lack legs. They have orange spiked helmets and have a propeller around them, giving them the ability to fly. They fly in a vertical straight line in most galaxies.

They first appear in the Honeybloom Galaxy as the main obstacles. These enemies later appear in the Sweet Mystery Galaxy (where they are only seen flying horizontally), Honeyhop Galaxy, and Flip-Out Galaxy, as well as during the Grandmaster Galaxy's mission "The Perfect Run". These enemies can only be defeated by being eaten by Yoshi. Most of the time, they appear when the player tries to go through a 2D pathway. They are less common when the pathway is 3D, mostly appearing when the platforms are narrow or have less ground.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バズメット
Bazu is Japanese for "buzz", while metto is short for "helmet".
French Hélipic From hélice (propeller) and pic (French for spike)
German Heli-Monty Heli Monty
Italian Ronzelmetto From "ronzare" (to buzz) and "elmetto" (helmet)


  • The Choppah's head loosely resembles a Penkoon's.
  • Their flying pattern, body movement and even their body are similar to those of Hatchīes from Donkey Kong Jungle Beat.
  • Its name in German implies that it is a type of Monty Mole, despite its appearance and name in other languages suggesting otherwise.


  1. ^ Super Mario Galaxy 2 Official Prima Games eGuide, page 26.