Flower Mimic

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A Flower Mimic on the right of Bee Mario near some Bee Eaters
An open Flower Mimic in Super Mario Galaxy 2
An open Flower Mimic
A closed Flower Mimic in the Honeybloom Galaxy
A closed Flower Mimic

Flower Mimics[1] are enemies that only appear in Super Mario Galaxy 2. They only appear in the Honeybloom Galaxy and the Honeyhop Galaxy. Flower Mimics resemble pink flowers and can be used as platforms, but if Mario or Luigi steps on one of these, it will soon close up, devouring the object on it. If Mario or Luigi is swallowed, he will lose a wedge of health. Flower Mimics are usually airborne or floating over shallow ponds. After snapping shut for a few seconds, it reopens and can be used again. One can avoid lasting damage from these, though. If a coin is floating above it, one can get trapped by the flower and spat into the coin, having full health but still flashing red from damage. Since no power-ups can defeat them, Flower Mimics are invincible.

The mouth animation of Flower Mimics is similar to Piranha Plants in Mario Kart 64.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ビックリフラワー[2]
Bikkuri Furawā
Surprise Flower
German Überraschungsblume Surprise Flower
Italian Fiore Trappola[3] Flower Trap


  1. ^ Super Mario Galaxy 2 internal filename (FlowerMimic)
  2. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario Galaxy 2 section, page 161.
  3. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 161