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A Blurker from Super Mario 3D World.
First appearance Super Mario 3D World (2013)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury (2021)

Blurkers[1] are pink, squishy block-like enemies that appear in Super Mario 3D World. They are introduced in World 2-3, Shadow-Play Alley. Blurkers appear in groups and primarily serve as guardians to secret passages. Contact with one will damage the player.

They can be temporarily disposed of by any normal means of attack except jumps, or by use of the touch screen and microphone functions on the Wii U GamePad, although they will quickly respawn upon being defeated this way. They can be defeated permanently through use of a Mega Mushroom, a Piranha Plant, White Tanooki Mario or Lucky Cat Mario.

Blurkers are also found in the Wii U version of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, where they reappear in Shadow-Play Alley.

They reappear in the game's Nintendo Switch enhanced port Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury.

Given their Japanese name of "Mokomoko", and how they appear in groups forming large walls, Blurkers were likely inspired by Mokumokuren, a yokai consisting of many pairs of eyes lined up across a decrepit paper wall.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese Moamoa[2]
Possibly related to Smorg

An adjective meaning "fluffy" or "soft"; shared with Ratooey
German Flauschi From "Flausch" (fleece)
Spanish Aglomebloque "aglomerar" (agglomerate) and "bloque" (block)


  1. ^ Musa, Alexander, and Geson Hatchett. Super Mario 3D World PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 27.
  2. ^ Super Mario 3D World / Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker internal filename (Moamoa)
  3. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario 3D World section, page 227.