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Hop-Chop SM3DW Prima.jpg
First appearance Super Mario 3D World (2013)
Latest appearance Super Mario Maker 2 (2019)
Concept art of a Hop-Chops

Hop-Chops are uncommon enemies that first appear in Super Mario 3D World. They are sentient green springboards with a square head, red eyes, and sharp teeth. These enemies usually appear in groups of three or more, and reside in areas where a springboard is required for objects, like Green Stars.


Super Mario 3D World[edit]

In Super Mario 3D World, when players approach a group of Hop-Chops, they will begin to bounce towards them. Hop-Chops can be defeated by jumping on top of them, hitting them with projectiles, or swiping them with the Tanooki tail or Cat claws. Defeating a Hop-Chops sometimes turns it into a springboard which the player can carry and use, and is often used as a puzzle element in which the player has to figure out which Hop-Chops among the group will turn into a springboard upon defeat, rather than just falling apart into pieces. If a Hop-Chops does not break apart after being attacked, a sound will play signaling that the player has found the 'correct' one.

As springboards, Hop-Chops can be picked up, carried, and thrown. Much like Brolders, Hop-Chops that do not break upon being hit will come back to life if they are not attacked after a certain period of time. Also like Brolders, if a Hop-Chops turns back to normal while in a player's hands, that player will take damage before dropping them.

Super Mario Maker 2[edit]

Hop-Chops reappear as enemies that can be placed in Super Mario Maker 2 stages, exclusively in the Super Mario 3D World style. In this game, they can be jumped on for a higher bounce, acting like Trampolines.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ホッパー[1]
Spanish (NOA) Ñampolín From "ñam" (yum) and "trampolín" (trampoline)
French (NOA) Clip Hop
German Schnappolin From "schnappen" (snap) and "Trampolin" (trampoline)
Russian Прыг-ням
From прыг-скок pryg-skok (onomatopoeia for hopping) and ням nyam (yum).
Korean 뛰용뛰용
From 띠용띠용 (onomatopoeia for bouncing)


  1. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario 3D World section, page 227.