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Brolder SM3DW Prima.jpg
First appearance Super Mario 3D World (2013)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury (2021)
Notable members
Boss Brolder

Brolders are boulder enemies first appearing in Super Mario 3D World. They appear to be boulders with eyes and yellow arms. They are only found in lava-filled levels. Their leader is Boss Brolder.

Brolders in Brolder Blockade.

Rather than being visible at all times, Brolders hide underground until they are approached, at which point they will emerge from the ground. Brolders' only method of attack is rolling in the character's direction to harm them. However, when they are hit by an attack or tapped on the GamePad, they temporarily become common boulders with no eyes or arms. In this state, they can be picked up and carried by the player, then tossed in a preferred spot. In a section of Mystery House Marathon, Brolders must be placed onto switches to keep them simultaneously pressed, granting a Green Star. Brolders can be defeated by being tossed into the lava or by having another Brolder tossed at them.

If a Brolder is not attacked periodically while in its boulder state, it will start to rumble and eventually turn back to normal, beginning to roll towards the player again. If a player is holding a Brolder when this happens, they will take damage before dropping them.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゴロボン
From gorogoro, onomatopoeia for rolling.
Chinese (Simplified) 滚动岩
Gǔndòng Yán
Rolling Rock
French Roulécrac From rouler (to roll) and crac (onomatopoeia for something crushed)
German Karumpel
Italian Ruzzolo
Korean 데굴락
Daegul lock
From "데굴데굴"(onomatopoeia for rolling) and rock
Portuguese Rebolocha from rebolar (roll) and rocha (rock)
Russian Булиган
From Булыжник (Cobblestone) and Хулиган (Hooligan)
Spanish (NOA) Rocoloco From roca (rock) and loco (crazy)
Spanish (NOE) Rocorrodón From roca (rock) and rodar (roll)