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A Hop-Chop from Super Mario 3D World.
Artwork from Super Mario 3D World
First appearance Super Mario 3D World (2013)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury (2021)

Hop-Chops (formerly singularized Hop-Chop[1]) are enemies in Super Mario 3D World, its port, 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[edit]

Hop-Chops are enemies first appearing in Super Mario 3D World. They are usually encountered 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.

Super Mario Maker 2[edit]

Hop-Chops (singularized Hop-Chops for the first time) are enemies in Super Mario Maker 2. They can be placed in the Super Mario 3D World style only. Hop-Chops are no longer are defeated when jumped on, instead acting like Trampolines initially. Hop-Chops with wings jump and hover above the ground before dropping back down.


Super Mario 3D World[edit]

Level appearances


Additional names[edit]

Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

Super Mario 3D World ObjectData/Skipper.szs Skipper -

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ホッパー
Hopper; shared with Punchy Paddy and Hopper

Chinese 跳跳机 (Simplified)
跳跳機 (Traditional)

Tiào Tiào Jī
Hopping Machine

Dutch Hop-Chops
French Clip Hop
German Schnappolin
From schnappen ("to snap") and trampolin ("trampoline")
Italian Bionbion
From the onomatopoeia "boing"
Korean 뛰용뛰용
From "띠용띠용" (ttiyong-ttiyong, onomatopoeia for bouncing)

Russian Прыг-ням
From "прыг-скок" (pryg-skok, onomatopoeia for hopping) and "ням" (nyam, "yum")

Spanish Ñampolín
Portmanteau of ñam ("yum") and trampolín ("trampoline")


  1. ^ "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." – Musa, Alexander, and Geson Hatchett (November 22, 2013). Super Mario 3D World PRIMA Official Game Guide. Prima Games (American English). ISBN 978-0-804-16249-4. Page 101.