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Not to be confused with Clam.
A Clampy from New Super Mario Bros. Wii
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Latest appearance Mario Party 10 (2015)
Related species

Clampies[1] (also known as Giant Clams[2] or simply Clams[3]) are giant, purple Clam enemies that debuted in Super Mario Galaxy.


Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario Galaxy[edit]

Clampies[4] first appear in Super Mario Galaxy, with one being encountered in the Beach Bowl Galaxy. Much like the Clams in Super Mario 64, it holds treasures inside such as Star Chips and Coins.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

Clampies make their first 2D appearance in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, only appearing in World 1-4 and in a secret area in World 4-1. They trap a character in its shell if it closes on a character, causing them to take damage and then opening back up. Most Clampies have Coins or 1-Up Mushrooms in their valves in order to lure a character close so they can attack them.

Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

A single Clampy appears in Super Mario Galaxy 2, behaving identically from the species' initial appearance in Super Mario Galaxy. It appears in the Starshine Beach Galaxy.

New Super Mario Bros. U[edit]

Clampies also appear in New Super Mario Bros. U where they act exactly like they do in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. They are very rare and only one can be found in a secret area of Waterspout Beach. They are also found in World CoinNSMBW Coinworld.png-5.

Mario Kart 7[edit]

Clampies appear in the Cheep Cheep Lagoon and Daisy Cruiser racecourses in Mario Kart 7 for the Nintendo 3DS. They are obstacles that are found only underwater, and like in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, they have Coins and Item Boxes between their valves that racers can pick up, taking care not to be trapped by the Clampy's valves. Racers can perform tricks on them when they are open.

Mario Party 10[edit]

Clampies reappear in Mario Party 10 in the board Whimsical Waters. They also appear in the minigame Cheep Cheep Check, where they serve as distractions for the group players.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese アコヤガイ
Pearl oyster


  1. ^ von Esmarch, Nick. (2011) Mario Kart 7 Prima Official Game Guide. Page 46.
  2. ^ Stratton, Steve (November 18, 2012). New Super Mario Bros. U: Prima Official Game Guide, page 79.
  3. ^ Bueno, Fernando. New Super Mario Bros. Wii Prima Official Game Guide, page 29.
  4. ^ 「スーパーマリオギャラクシー2任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Super Mario Galaxy 2 Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 466.