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Not to be confused with Clam.
A Clampy from New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
First Appearance New Super Mario Bros Wii (2009)
Latest Appearance Mario Party 10 (2015)
Species Origin Clam

Clampys[1] (also known as Giant Clams[2] or simply Clams[3]) are giant, purple Clam enemies that first appeared in New Super Mario Bros. Wii.


Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario 64/Super Mario 64 DS[edit]

They first debuted in Super Mario 64 and it's DS remake appearing only in Jolly Rodger Bay known as "Clams" and usually contained Red Coins and if Mario touched it while closed/closing they would do 2 pieces of damage. They open when Mario swims near them.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

They only appear in World 1-4 and in a secret area in 4-1. They will trap a character in its shell if it closes on a character, causing them to take damage and then opening back up. Most Clampys have Coins in their valves in order to lure a character close so they can attack them.

New Super Mario Bros. U[edit]

Clampys also appear in New Super Mario Bros. U where they act exactly like they do in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. They are very rare and only one can be found in a secret area of Waterspout Beach. They are also found in World Coin-5.

Mario Kart 7[edit]

Clampys appear in the Cheep Cheep Lagoon and Daisy Cruiser racecourses in Mario Kart 7 for the Nintendo 3DS. They are obstacles that are found only underwater, and like in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, they have Coins and Item Boxes between their valves that racers can pick up, taking care of not being trapped by the Clampy's valves.

Mario Party 10[edit]

Clampys reappear in Mario Party 10 in the board Whimsical Waters. They also appear in the minigame Cheep Cheep Check, where they serve as distractions for the group players.


  1. ^ Mario Kart 7 Prima eGuide, Cheep Cheep Lagoon Introduction tab.
  2. ^ Stratton, Steve (November 18, 2012). New Super Mario Bros. U: Prima Official Game Guide, page 79.
  3. ^ Bueno, Fernando. New Super Mario Bros. Wii Prima Official Game Guide, page 29.