Trunkle

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Superstar Saga Enemy
Trunkle
Trunkle.PNG
Location(s) Teehee Valley
Level
HP Trunkle- 110
Head- 60
Defense 130
Speed Trunkle- 55
Head- 999
Fire
Thunder
Stun?
Burn?
Stat Down?
Experience 1030*
Coins 188*
Item 1 Drop 1-Up Mushroom
Super Nuts X4
Item 2 Drop
Notice
 
What is gained upon winning the battle (denoted with *) can be changed by Badges or Equipment from E. Gadd.
Stats in parentheses are from the Japanese version (if they differ from the original American and European stats).
Stats in gray are those found in the game's coding and are not available during "normal" gameplay.

Trunkle is a giant rock monster with a small tree on its head that inhabits Teehee Valley. Mario and Luigi run into him during the events of Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga.

When escorting Princess Peach to Little Fungitown, she is attacked by Trunkle, and the bros must save her. Trunkle has the ability to throw boulders at the brothers, which have to be countered with Hammer strikes. When Trunkle's HP is reduced by half, he splits into four tiny Trunkles. One of them has a berry in its mouth, and Mario and Luigi have to keep an eye on that one while all four shuffle around. However, if Mario and Luigi attack Trunkle's "tree" on top of his head, they can defeat him without him splitting into four tiny Trunkles. His "tree" has much lower HP and much higher defense. The brothers continue whaling on Trunkle until he is finally defeated.

If the brothers follow the path to Little Fungitown before Princess Peach comes to the Beanbean Kingdom, Trunkle is still blocking the path, but is sleeping and cannot be woken.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ガンゾー
Ganzoh
From Ganjō, meaning resistant.
Spanish Roka Pun on roca (Spanish for rock).
French Rochefort Literally: Strongrock, pun on "roquefort", a French type of cheese.
German Geröllinger Pun on geröll (German for scree) and the name suffix -inger.
Italian Pietro Pun on pietra (Italian for stone) and the Italian name Pietro.