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First appearance Super Mario Odyssey (2017)
Latest appearance Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition (2018)
Variant of Tostarenan
A group of Chinchos.

Chinchos are undead enemies encountered in Super Mario Odyssey; they can be found in the Sand Kingdom, Wooded Kingdom, Seaside Kingdom, Ruined Kingdom, and Mushroom Kingdom. They are short, mummy-type enemies, with a skull for a head and their eyes in the shape of stars; as such, they are undead dark purple Tostarenans, as proven by their Japanese name, despite Tostarenans already being skeletal. They appear mainly in dark areas such as sub-areas, so they generally are not present during the daytime. They appear by rising out from the ground, usually in large groups. To defeat them, Mario must jump on them; if they only receive a hit from Cappy, they are stunned for a short time and quickly heal the damage. They can also be defeated if charged at while riding Jaxi, or capturing a Chargin' Chuck.

They also appear in the Knucklotec rematch in the Mushroom Kingdom. They appear from the ground when Knucklotec launches his fist at Mario.

Concept and creation[edit]

Concept art of the final design of a Chincho.

The Chinchos were designed with slightly different eyes compared to those of the Tostarenans.[1] The concept art reveals that they are meant to be dark purple-colored Tostarenans covered by bandages.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese Mummy[2]
Kodai Acchīnya-jin

Ancient Tostarenan
German Mumienmatz From "Mumie" (mummy) and "Matz" (little cute boy)
Italian Bendalito Combination of "Benda" (Bandage) and an ancient greek word "Lytós" meaning "Decomporsi" (Decompose)
Russian Чинчо
Korean 미라


  • In the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack in Minecraft, Drowned are replaced by Chinchos.