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The title of this article is official, but it comes from a non-English source. If an official name from an English source is found, the article should be moved to its appropriate title.

A Patan
Species Origin Whomp
First Appearance Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010)

Patans are miniature Whomps that appear in Super Mario Galaxy 2. They only appear at Throwback Galaxy in the mission "Return of the Whomp King". They help the Whomp King in his battle against the player. In the second and third phase of the Whomp King battle, the king will stomp a foot to make three (five in the third battle phase) Patans break off from the ground. After that, the Patans will instantly start chasing after Mario or Luigi.

Three Patans running towards Mario.
Once they get close enough, they jump and land face-flat, attempting to crush Mario or Luigi. Luckily, unlike other Whomps, they only take a point of Mario's health, instead of instantly depleting it. Also, they are more fragile than regular Whomps, and disintegrate as soon as they attack. Therefore, to defeat them, all one of the plumbers has to do is just simply get the Patans to attack. The Bros. can also knock back a Patan by doing a Star Spin or defeat them with a jump or ground pound. They disappear when the Whomp King tries to crush Mario or Luigi.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese パタン[citation needed]
Onomatopoeia for a light and solid material hitting the ground.