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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)
Fire Normal Thunder Normal Jump Normal Hammer Normal Coins 8 (30)
Stat down? 100% Stun? 60% Burn? 60% Hand Normal Item drop 1-Up Super – 22.58% (Golden Mushroom - 12.9%)
None – 0% (Max Mushroom - 29.03%)
Level           34 Location(s) Joke's End Notice
  • 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)