|First appearance||Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (2009)|
|Latest appearance||Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey (2018)|
The giant Sockop is a character in the Nintendo DS game Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story who lives in Dimble Wood and is the boss of the area's Sockops. It appears as Luigi is chasing four smaller Sockops who recently kidnapped Mario while searching for Attack Pieces. The Sockop with Mario jumps into the leader's mouth and Luigi jumps in after him, then the giant Sockop sucks in some Scutlets who fight Luigi. After the battle, Luigi spots Mario getting poisoned in the Sockop's digestive acid. Luigi repeatedly hammers it, sending Mario flying and causing him to land deeper in the wood, and causing the Sockop to shrink to typical Sockop size. Luigi then uses the Sockop to his advantage and rides it over thorns and fools many more Sockops. After catching up with the Sockop trio, Luigi gets out and wakes up Mario. The fourth Sockop regains consciousness and they are all defeated by Mario and Luigi.
- Browne, Catherine. Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 116. "Luigi catches up with Mini-Mario, but the Sockops are one step ahead. The Sockop with Mario jumps into a giant Sockop. Luigi has no choice but to follow, leaping into the Sockop after him. Mario is being held in a small poison pit. When Luigi hammers the side of the pit, the Sockop spits Mario out and deflates ... right around Luigi’s body."
- "When's the boss coming back? I mean, you...kinda look like the boss, don't you..." —Sockop NPC, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story.