|First appearance||Super Mario 3D World (2013)|
|Latest appearance||Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury (2021)|
Blurkers are squishy pink block-like enemies that appear in Super Mario 3D World. Their name is a play on "blocker," referring to their shape and how they block the player, and "lurk." They are introduced in Shadow-Play Alley. Blurkers appear in groups and primarily serve as guardians to secret passages. Contact with one damages the player.
Blurkers can be temporarily disposed of by any normal means of attack except jumps, by striking a nearby gong, or by use of the touchscreen and microphone functions on the Wii U GamePad, although they quickly respawn upon being defeated this way. They can be defeated permanently through use of a Mega Mushroom, a Potted Piranha Plant, White Tanooki Mario, or Lucky Cat Mario.
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.
|Super Mario 3D World
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
Names in other languages
|Japanese term meaning "fluffy"; shared with Ratooey|
|German||Flauschi||From "flauschig" (fluffy)|
|Spanish||Aglomebloque||Portmanteau of "aglomerar" (to stick or glue together) and "bloque" (block)|
- Musa, Alexander, and Geson Hatchett. Super Mario 3D World PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 27.
- Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario 3D World section, page 227.
- Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia, page 227