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Not to be confused with Choppa.
Choppah from Super Mario Galaxy 2
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010)
Mario and Yoshi near two Choppahs in the Sweet Mystery Galaxy
Mario and Yoshi near two Choppahs in the Sweet Mystery Galaxy

Choppahs[1] are a type of enemy appearing in Super Mario Galaxy 2. They appear as green creatures that lack legs. Each Choppah has an orange spiked helmet and has a propeller around it, giving the enemy the ability to fly. Its name is a corruption of "chopper," an alternate term for "helicopter," referring to the enemy's propeller. Choppahs fly in a vertical straight line in most galaxies.

Choppahs first appear in the Honeybloom Galaxy as the main obstacles. These enemies later appear in the Sweet Mystery Galaxy (where they are only seen flying horizontally), Honeyhop Galaxy, and Flip-Out Galaxy, as well as during the Grandmaster Galaxy's mission The Perfect Run. These enemies can be defeated only by being eaten by Yoshi and release three Star Bits upon being eaten. Most of the time, they appear when the player must traverse through a 2D pathway. They are less common when the pathway is 3D, mostly appearing when the platforms are narrow or have less ground. When shot by a Star Bit from the Star Pointer, they get stunned in place for a short moment.

Additional names[edit]

Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

Super Mario Galaxy 2 ObjectData/Buzz.arc Buzz Transliteration of below
Super Mario Galaxy 2 SystemData/ObjNameTable.arc/ObjNameTable.tbl バズ (Bazu) Buzz

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バズメット[2]
Portmanteau of "buzz" and abbreviation of "helmet"

French Hélipic
From "hélice" (propeller) and "pic" (spike)
German Heli-Monty
Shortened form of "helikopter" (helicopter) + "Monty"
Italian Ronzelmetto
From "ronzare" (to buzz) and "elmetto" (helmet)
Spanish (NOE) Helipancho



  1. ^ Browne, Catherine. Super Mario Galaxy 2 PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 26.
  2. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario Galaxy 2 section, page 160.