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A Blockhopper from New Super Mario Bros.
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. (2006)

Blockhoppers[1] are enemies in New Super Mario Bros. They each disguise themselves as a ? Block with bricks on top of it, which can be distinguished by the fact that the question mark on it is motionless. They are found only in World 2-5. When approached by the player character, a Blockhopper reveals a black body with blue feet. Blockhoppers hop at every vocal "paah" in the background music, and Blockhoppers move in the direction that the player character if facing if he is standing on a Blockhopper. A Blockhopper's block disguise makes it harmless on contact, though it can still defeat the player character by landing on him. Blockhoppers can be defeated with a thrown Koopa Shell or a Ground Pound or by running into them using the shell dash ability using the Blue Shell. Mini Mario cannot defeat Blockhoppers due to his very small size. If the ? Block on a Blockhopper is ground-pounded, Mario or Luigi receives a coin or an item such as an ordinary ? Block.

Blockhoppers are similar to the Pile Driver Micro-Goombas that disguise themselves as blocks from Super Mario Bros. 3 and the hopping Fake Blocks and segmented Blokkabloks from Super Mario 3D Land.

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Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

New Super Mario Bros. data/enemy/gorem.nsbca gorem From "golem"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ブロックン[2]
A contraction of "block" and「くん」(-kun); shared with Brickman and similar to Burokkun

Chinese 伪砖杀手[3]
Wěi Zhuān Shāshǒu
Literally "Masquerade Brick Killer", while「伪砖」is also derived from「伪装」(wěizhuāng, "camouflage")

French Blockhopper
German Blockhüpfer
Block Jumper
Korean 댄스블록[4]
Daenseu Beullok
Dance Block


  1. ^ Loe, Casey (May 15, 2006). New Super Mario Bros. Player's Guide. Nintendo of America (American English). ISBN 1-59812-009-3. Page 13.
  2. ^ New スーパーマリオブラザーズ. Nintendo (Japanese). Retrieved June 3, 2024.
  3. ^ New 超级马力欧兄弟. iQue (Simplified Chinese). Retrieved June 3, 2024.
  4. ^ NINTENDO DS. Nintendo Korea (Korean). Archived April 16, 2008, 12:12:21 UTC from the original via Wayback Machine. Retrieved June 3, 2024.