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First appearance New Super Mario Bros. U (2012)
Latest appearance New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (2019)

Flipruses are a type of enemy that first appear in New Super Mario Bros. U. They are pink walrus-like creatures with yellow goggles and blue-and-white striped tails.


New Super Mario Bros. U / New Super Luigi U / New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe[edit]

Flipruses first appear in New Super Mario Bros. U and its Nintendo Switch port, where they create snowballs and launch them at the players. They only appear in the secret level Fliprus Lake and World Coin-7. They behave similarly to Snow Spikes, but they launch their snowballs up much higher, their snowballs do not get bigger, and their snowballs can be jumped on without taking damage. When they throw their snowballs, they will usually jump.

In New Super Luigi U, they appear as more common enemies. They appear in the levels Fliprus Floes and Hammerswing Hangout.

Mario Party 10[edit]

A row of Flipruses

Flipruses reappear in Mario Party 10 in Ice Slide, You Slide as an obstacle needing to be slid under.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese セイドン
From「海象」(seiuchi, walrus) and possibly「どん」(-don), a Japanese honorific equivalent to「さん」(-san); also likely a shortening of "Poseidon"
Chinese 海象
French Morsinet Portmanteau of "morse" (walrus) and "-inet" (a suffix for small, cute things)
German Kahlross Pun on "walross" (walrus) and "kahl" (bald)
Italian Tricherino Diminutive of "tricheco" (walrus)
Korean 물멍이
from "물개" (mulgae, seal) and "멍멍이" (meongmeongi), a synonym of "개" (gae, dog)
Portuguese Morsatana From "morsa" (walrus) and "barbatana" (flipper)
Spanish (NOA) Morsi From "morsa" (walrus)
Spanish (NOE) Morsik From "morsa" (walrus)