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It has been requested that this article be rewritten because the information between games is poorly organized and a clarification needs to be made on whether or not it's a species or a character (tagged on 15 Nov.).

Paper Mario version of Whacka.
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Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door version of Whacka.
First Appearance Paper Mario (2000)
Latest Appearance Super Paper Mario (2007)

“Whack-OOOWWWWWWW!!! Don't hit me!”
Whacka, Paper Mario series

Whackas are sentient blue mole-like creatures in the Paper Mario series that live on the west side of Mt. Rugged, near the shore of Keelhaul Key, and near Downtown of Crag. Whacka's name is derived from the popular arcade game "Whack-a-Mole".

A Whacka from Mt. Rugged talking to Mario.

If Mario talks to one, they will say that it is a "picture-perfect day" and nothing could go wrong. Hitting one on the head with a Hammer, Kooper or Koops's shell, or jumping on it will make a Whacka Bump, an edible and valuable item, appear. However, this causes internal injuries and memory loss to the Whacka. If Mario uses Bombette or Bobbery to blast the Whacka, it will be hurt, but will not drop a Bump. If they are attacked eight times, they will run away, releasing a few coins. Since their Bumps are so valuable, Whackas are an endangered species. According to Wonky, there is only one Whacka left in the world; Russ T. backed this claim, attributing the disappearances of the Whackas to hunting. However, in Mario Party 6; on the Snowflake Lake board, several Whackas can be seen popping up out of the snow.

When Whacka disappears in Super Paper Mario, a female Cragnon named Norite appears where Whacka once popped out, who claims that the Whacka was her friend.

At one point, the Whacka on Mt. Rugged sends Parakarry a letter stating he one day dreams of flying. The Whacka that appears in Super Paper Mario's Catch Card can be obtained by collecting three hundred shop points. There is also a Sammer Guy by the name of Wrath of Whacka in the game, who says he hopes to avenge the smitten Whackas of the dimensions.

Tattle information[edit]

Paper Mario[edit]

  • He's a Whacka. When you hit Whackas, they get Bumps that fall off. I heard that they're yummy. You know, I'm not normally into hitting Whackas, but once I heard of their tasty Bumps... I got the urge to whack' em!

Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door[edit]

  • That's a rare Whacka. I don't think you see many of his kind anymore, nope. If you whack a Whacka, they drop a Whacka Bump. Those are supposed to be delicious. They fetch a high price in gourmet auctions, too. Yup, super-precious delicacies. Still, whacking a defenseless creature to get one... You'd never do that, right, Mario?

Super Paper Mario[edit]

  • That’s Whacka... It’s very rare to see one... It’s delicate and easily harmed... Don’t hit it or stomp on it...

Catch Card[edit]

Whacka's Catch Card.
  • Card Type: Rare
  • Card Description: This odd guy sprouts pastries when whacked on the head. Sadly, his kind is on the verge of extinction. Please headwhack in moderation.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese コブロン
Pun on kobu, "bump".
Spanish Guaka Whacka
French Whacka -
German Whacka -
Korean 혹혹이
From 혹이, "bump".


  • Whacka has an unused entry in the enemy list of Paper Mario, in addition to an unused tattle ("This is a Whacka. That Bump on his head looks like a donut hole. / You probably shouldn't have hit him so much. He looks a little peeved.")
  • Whacka is one of the few friendly characters that get hurt when hit in Paper Mario.
  • Whackas somewhat resemble Diglett from the Pokemon series.