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

Blockhoppers[1] are enemies encountered in the game New Super Mario Bros.. They are found only in World 2-5. They disguise themselves as a ? Block with bricks on top of them, which can be distinguished by the fact that the question mark on them is motionless. Once Mario or Luigi approach, they reveal a black body with blue feet. They hop at every vocal "bah!" in the background music, and if standing on top of it, the Blockhopper will move in the direction that Mario is facing. They can be defeated with either a thrown Koopa shell, a Ground Pound, or by running into them using the shell dash ability using the Blue Shell. If the ? Block on the Blockhopper is Ground Pounded, Mario will receive a coin or an item like an ordinary ? Block.

They are similar to the Pile Driver Micro-Goombas that disguise themselves as blocks from Super Mario Bros. 3. Blockhoppers are also similar to Blokkabloks, considering that both enemies are made of blocks.

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Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

New Super Mario Bros. gorem[2] Gorem From "golem"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ブロックン[3]
A contraction of "block" and「くん」(-kun); shared with Brickman and similar to Burokkun
Chinese 伪砖杀手[4]
Wěi Zhuān Shāshǒu
Literally "Masquerade Brick Killer", while「伪砖」is also derived from「伪装」(wěizhuāng, camouflage)
German Blockhüpfer Block Jumper
Korean 댄스블록[5]
Daenseu Beullok
Dance Block

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Loe, Casey. New Super Mario Bros. Player's Guide. Page 13.
  2. ^ New Super Mario Bros., various strings in game data (gorem etc)
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