Flipbug

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Flipbug
Flipbug.png
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Latest appearance Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010)
Flipbugs chase Bee Mario.
Mario chasing a Flipbug in the Yoshi Star Galaxy

Flipbugs[1] are enemies found in Super Mario Galaxy and its sequel, Super Mario Galaxy 2. They are small, winged creatures with Mandibug-style faces that appear mostly in the Honeyhive Galaxy and Gold Leaf Galaxy in Super Mario Galaxy, and the Yoshi Star Galaxy, the Puzzle Plank Galaxy, and the Honeyhop Galaxy in Super Mario Galaxy 2. When the player approaches one of them as regular Mario, the Flipbug makes a frantic attempt to flee from him, and will then fall onto its back in fear, making it vulnerable to attack. If Mario touches one while they fly away from him, he remains unharmed, and could even spin them if so desired. However, if the player approaches one as Bee Mario, they will unfold their wings and slowly hover after him, which can cause damage. This implies that Flipbugs have a strong dislike of Honeybees.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese コテムシ
Kotemushi
From koten, behavior of being fainted down and mushi, bug.
French Cafardo From cafard (cockroach)
German Flippkäfer Flipbug
Italian Cimicy From cimice (stinkbug)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Browne, Catherine. 2010. Super Mario Galaxy 2 Prima Premiere Edition guide. Page 26.