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Model of a red Gnawsher
First appearance Super Mario Bros. Wonder (2023)

Gnawshers are Chomp-like enemies with wings and golden teeth that chomp through blocks, other enemies, collectibles, or items. Red variants can also be found, where they instead chase enemies or the player, attempting to bite them. They appear prominently in a level with their own name, Gnawsher Lair.

During the Wonder Effect in Gnawsher Lair, a horde of Gnawshers chase the player from the left and can be stunned with a Red POW Block.

Their name is a combination of "gnaw" and "gnasher".


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Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

Super Mario Bros. Wonder G:/romfs/Model/EnemyTaberukun.bfres.zs Taberukun Combination of「食べる」(taberu, to eat) and the honorific「~くん」(-kun)

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ガシガシ
Corruption of「がじがじ」(gaji-gaji, onomatopoeia for gnawing)
Chinese 咬咬
Repetition of「咬」(yǎo, to bite)
French Crocroc Contraction of "croc croc" (onomatopoeia for crunching)
German Happ Clipping of "Happen" (morsel)
Italian Sgranock From "sgranocchiare" (to munch), similar to Muncher
Korean 와작와작
Korean onomatopoeia for crunching something; shared with Chompagobbler
Portuguese Mordilão From "morder" (to bite) and "comilão" (glutton)
Russian Хрумдель
From "хрум" (khrum, crunch) and possibly "хрюндель" (khryundel', cheeky pig)
Spanish Ñac-ñac Repetition of "ñac" (onomatopoeia for biting)