Rock Mario

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Rock Mario
Rock Mario Super Mario Galaxy 2.png
Used on Mario and Luigi
Item Needed Rock Mushroom
Power(s) Given Encases Mario in a rock, making him able to crush enemies and granting the ability to destroy red crystals
First Appearance Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010)

Rock Mario is a form in Super Mario Galaxy 2, first appearing in the Boulder Bowl Galaxy. Mario and Luigi can turn into this form when he touches a Rock Mushroom. By shaking the Wii Remote, Mario will transform into a giant boulder. In this form, Mario can roll around and jump, damaging enemies and big red crystals with items inside them. If Mario touches certain enemies or a wall, he will revert to his rock form, but can be turned back into a giant boulder if the player shakes the Wii Remote. It is possible to turn back to normal by jumping and pressing Nunchuk Z button. This is useful to stop Mario from flying off an edge; however, this move has been disabled during the second mission of Melty Monster Galaxy.

The form later makes a small appearance in the Freezy Flake Galaxy where it was used to collect Launch Star pieces. The Melty Monster Galaxy, however, made extensive use of the power up in two of its missions. In the mission "The Chimp's Bowling Challenge", Mario had to use the Rock Mushroom to defeat Pinheads and score a total of 5000 or more points. In the galaxy's second mission, "A Stroll Down Rolling Lane", Rock Mario was needed to get across a large track to the Power Star.

In his "boulder" form, Rock Mario is almost unstoppable and has limited control over his movement in rolling. When the player manages to stop his rolling (while he is still a boulder), he will automatically escaped his boulder when the player does not move the control stick for a short period. Moving the control stick right after the boulder has stopped will make the boulder roll again.

Names in Other Languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish (NOA) Mario Roca Rock Mario
French Mario de Pierre Stone Mario
Italian Mario Roccia Rock Mario
Portuguese Mario Rocha Rock Mario

Trivia[edit]

  • While using this ability in the Freezy Flake Galaxy, Rock Mario will become covered with snow as he rolls.
  • Although Rock Mario can destroy Boulders, he cannot destroy Chomps, and will therefore sustain damage and lose his powered-up form should he touch one.
  • In the second phase of the final fight with Bowser in this game as well as Super Mario Galaxy, Bowser transforms himself into a boulder to attempt to roll and hit Mario, similar to Rock Mario's ability.
  • Rock Mario attacks in a similar manner to Shell Mario.