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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 appear in Super Mario 3D World and Super Mario Maker 2. 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 to obtain a collectible, such as a Green Star.


Super Mario 3D World[edit]

Hops-Chops debut in Super Mario 3D World, and are usually found in groups. When players approach a Hop-Chops, it will begin to bounce toward them. Hop-Chops can be defeated by any attack. Defeating a Hop-Chops sometimes turns it into a Springboard which the player can carry and use. Usually, one Hop-Chops per group can turn into a springboard. If left as a springboard for too long, it will turn back into a Hop-Chops. This can also happen while it is carried.

Hop-Chops appear in Big Bounce Byway, Searchlight Sneak, and Mystery House Marathon.

Super Mario Maker 2[edit]

SMM2 SM3DW Big Hop-Chop.png

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 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.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ホッパー
Spanish (NOA) Ñampolín From "ñam" (yum) and "trampolín" (trampoline)
French Clip Hop
Dutch Hop-Chops -
German Schnappolin From "schnappen" (snap) and "Trampolin" (trampoline)
Italian Bion-Bion
Russian Прыг-ням
From прыг-скок pryg-skok (onomatopoeia for hopping) and ням nyam (yum).
Korean 뛰용뛰용
From 띠용띠용 (onomatopoeia for bouncing)
Chinese 跳跳机
Tiào Tiào Jī
Hopping Machine