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Sprite of a Clumph from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions.
First appearance Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (2003)
Latest appearance Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions (2017)

Clumphs are Beanish-like caveman enemies that appear in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and its remake, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions. They appear within Joke's End and are only seen in battle, where they often show up alongside Glurps, Ice Snifits, and Scaratroopeas; in the remake, they do not appear with the latter if the Bros. are separated.


Clumphs attack by smashing the ground with their club, triggering a damaging yellow shockwave similar to Queen Bean's. They may also make a "burping" noise, charging up for a different shockwave attack that they use the next turn. This other attack has the Clumph flash partly before slamming its club down; a slower purple shockwave appears, dealing severe damage if not avoided. The flashing body part determines the purple shockwave's size. If the head flashes, the shockwave is medium-sized; if the body flashes, the shockwave is small; if the feet flash, the shockwave is very big. These shockwaves have a chance of tripping Mario and Luigi.

Clumphs appear to wear a toupee; if the Firebrand technique or the Fire Bros. Bros. Attack are used against them, the toupee sometimes burns, causing them to flee without awarding any Experience Points, coins, or item drops.

In Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions, Clumphs now take critical damage from any of Mario's Firebrand attacks. Clumphs also appear as enemies in Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser. They are Melee troopers, and they have high amounts of POW. Their special skill is Whomping Wallop, which causes them to strike the ground with their clubs, damaging all enemies on the ground behind the area where the club struck the ground.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga enemy
A Clumph from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. HP 200 (150) POW 120-130 (106-120) Defense 50 (102)
Speed 70 Experience 100 (120) Coins 8 (30)
Location Joke's End Jump Normal Hammer Normal
Hand Normal Fire Normal Thunder Normal
Stat down? 100% Stun? 60% Burn? 60%
Level 34 Role Common Item drop 1-Up Super – 22.58% (Golden Mushroom - 12.9%)
None – 0% (Max Mushroom - 29.03%)
  • Stats in parentheses are from the Japanese version (if they differ from the original American and European stats).
  • Stats in gray are only found in the game's coding and are not available during "normal" gameplay.

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions enemy
Sprite of a Clumph from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions. HP 178 POW 120 DEF 83 SPEED 78 Experience 140
Fire Critical Thunder Normal Jump Weak Hammer Normal Coins 45
Stat down 100% Dizzy 100% Burn 60% Speed down 60% Item drop Golden Mushroom (11%)
Gravity Jump Badge (10%)
Gravity Jump Badge (30%)
Level           28 Location(s) Joke's End
  • Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser profile: Foes that pride themselves on their POW. They strike the ground with giant clubs.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゲンジン

Chinese 原始人
Yuánshǐ Rén

French Primitos
Derived from "primitif" (primitive)
German Urmensch
Prehistoric Human
Italian Clavotto
From "clava" (club) with the diminutive suffix "-otto"
Korean 우가우가
Korean onomatopoeia for the sound a primitive man makes

Spanish (NOA) Habernícola
Portmanteau of "haba" (bean) and "cavernícola" (caveman)
Spanish (NOE) Primifabe
Portmanteau of "primitivo" (primitive) and "fabe" (bean)