Elite Octoomba

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Elite Octoomba
An Elite Octoomba
Elite Octoomba from Super Mario Galaxy 2
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010)
Variant of Octoomba
Elite Octoombas in Boulder Bowl Galaxy

Elite Octoombas[1] are enemies from Super Mario Galaxy 2. Elite Octoombas resemble their blue cousins, Octoombas, but they are green and have two antennae on their heads. Elite Octoombas attack exactly like common Octoombas but since they have two antennae, this means that they shoot two rocks in rapid succession instead of one. They appear in multiple galaxies, namely the Boulder Bowl Galaxy. Just like Octoomba, they give a warning before attacking by turning red and moving their heads back. Just like many other enemies, they can be defeated by either jumping on their head once or performing a Star Spin.

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Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

Super Mario Galaxy 2 ObjectData/TakoSho.arc TakoSho From「タコボー」(Takobō, Octoomba) and likely「将軍」(shōgun, a military rank)

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese タコピー[2]
From「タコボー」(Takobō, Octoomba) and possibly「コピー」(kopī, copy)

French Poulbi
From "Poulba" (Octoomba) and "bi" (Latin word for "two", referring to the two rocks an elite Octoomba shoots)
Italian Polipputo
From "Polipoomba" (Octoomba) and "sputo" (spit)
Spanish (NOE) Octoombi


  1. ^ Browne, Catherine. Super Mario Galaxy 2 PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 28.
  2. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario Galaxy 2 section, page 160.