|First appearance||Super Mario 3D World (2013)|
|Latest appearance||Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury (2021)|
Hop-Chops (formerly singularized Hop-Chop) are uncommon enemies that appear in Super Mario 3D World, its Nintendo Switch port Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, and Super Mario Maker 2. They are sentient green springboards with a square head, red eyes, and sharp teeth. Their name is a portmanteau of "hop" and the phrase "chop-chop". These enemies usually appear in groups of three or more, and reside in areas where a springboard is required to obtain a collectible, such as a Green Star.
Super Mario 3D World / Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Hop-Chops debut in Super Mario 3D World, and are usually found in groups. When players approach a Hop-Chop, it will begin to bounce toward them. Hop-Chops can be defeated by any attack. Some Hop-Chops react slower than others; these ones turn into springboards when defeated, which the player can then carry and use. Usually, one Hop-Chop per group can turn into a springboard. If left as a springboard for too long, it will turn back into a Hop-Chop. This can also happen while it is carried.
Hop-Chops reappear in the game's Nintendo Switch port Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, where they act the same way as they do in Super Mario 3D World.
Super Mario Maker 2
Hop-Chops (singularized Hop-Chops for the first time) 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 no longer are defeated when jumped on, instead acting like Trampolines initially. When given wings, Hop-Chops jump and then hover above the ground before dropping back down.
|Super Mario 3D World||ObjectData/Skipper.szs||Skipper||-|
Names in other languages
|Hopper; shared with Punchy Paddy and Hopper|
Tiào Tiào Jī
|German||Schnappolin||From "schnappen" (to snap) and "trampolin" (trampoline)|
|Italian||Bionbion||From the onomatopoeia "boing"|
|From "띠용띠용" (ttiyong-ttiyong, onomatopoeia for bouncing)|
|From "прыг-скок" (pryg-skok, onomatopoeia for hopping) and "ням" (nyam, yum)|
|Spanish||Ñampolín||Portmanteau of "ñam" (yum) and "trampolín" (trampoline)|
- Musa, Alexander, and Geson Hatchett. Super Mario 3D World PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 101. "Take the Hop-Chop that turned into the springboard with you as you cross the chasm using the giant Mushroom Trampolines. You’ve got to work fast, as the Hop-Chop will eventually recover and then you’ll drop it into the chasm. Cross the Checkpoint Flag, then go north from there and take the Hop-Chop with you up the steps; drop it at the center of the grass."