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Magmaw Artwork - Super Mario Galaxy 2.png
Official artwork of a Magmaw from Super Mario Galaxy 2.
First Appearance Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010)
Latest Appearance New Super Luigi U (2013)
Parent Species Magmaargh

Magmaws[1] are a smaller kind of Magmaarghs that first appeared in Super Mario Galaxy 2.


Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

Magmaws in Super Mario Galaxy 2.
Magmaws in Super Mario Galaxy 2.

In Super Mario Galaxy 2, they are found exclusively in the Melty Monster Galaxy mainly in The Magnificent Magma Sea level. Magmaws live in lava and attack by opening their mouths and passing through asteroids that the player may be on. They seem to be mostly liquid because small objects such as meteors can pass through their body. Much like their larger counterparts, Magmaarghs, they cannot be defeated.

New Super Mario Bros. U[edit]

Magmaws make an appearance in New Super Mario Bros. U in Princess Peach's Castle. They appear in Magma-River Cruise where they come up from the lava, move towards the player and go back down.

New Super Luigi U[edit]

Magmaws return in New Super Luigi U where they appear in the levels Magmaw River Cruise and The Final Battle acting the same way as in New Super Mario Bros. U. Magmaws, Cheep Chomps and Magmaarghs are the only enemies who can defeat Nabbit.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ウーチャン[2]
From Ūgan, Magmaargh's Japanese name, and 「-ちゃん」 -chan, a Japanese honourific used for children or other small, cute things; effectively along the lines of "Lil' Magmaargh".
Spanish (NOE) Lavancio From lava
French Frère Avalave[citation needed] Brother Magmaargh
Italian Magmabruto Bros.[citation needed] Magmaargh Bros.


  1. ^ Super Mario Galaxy 2 Official Prima Games eGuide, page 28.
  2. ^ New Super Mario Bros. U official Dengeki Kouryaku Japanese guide, page 12