Mandibug Stack

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Mandibug Stack
A Mandibug Stack in Puzzle Plank Galaxy.
The Mandibug Stack in Super Mario Galaxy 2
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)
Variant of Mandibug
“Those Mandibugs have taken over our observation deck! Ooooh, they make me so mad!”
Honeybee, Super Mario Galaxy

The Mandibug Stack[1][2] is a mini-boss appearing in Super Mario Galaxy and its sequel. It is a normal-sized Mandibug with a smaller Mandibug on its back.


Super Mario Galaxy[edit]

A Mandibug Stack in Honeyhive Galaxy.
Mandibug Stack on the Tower

The Mandibug Stack is encountered in the Honeyhive Galaxy mission Trouble on the Tower. To defeat it, Mario or Luigi must first squash the offspring on top with a Ground Pound. Upon doing so, the Mandibug Stack will become angry and approach Mario faster than a regular Mandibug. Ground Pounding the parent as well reveals the mission's Power Star.

Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

Mandibug Stack on the Picture Block
Angry, unstacked Mandibug Stack
Mandibug Stack turns red in its second phase

In Super Mario Galaxy 2, the Mandibug Stack is present in the Puzzle Plank Galaxy mission The Puzzling Picture Block (after the puzzle on the final planet is solved). The enemy behaves and is defeated the same as in the predecessor. It shares its boss theme with King Lakitu and Boulder Bowl Galaxy's Prankster Comet mission, which in turn is a variation of Baron Brrr's boss theme from Super Mario Galaxy, unlike the first game, where it has no theme at all. Along with Bugaboom, the Mandibug Stack is one of the only two bosses originating from Super Mario Galaxy to reappear in the sequel but to not be fought in the Boss Blitz Galaxy.


Additional names[edit]

Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

Super Mario Galaxy
Super Mario Galaxy 2
ObjectData/StinkBugParent.arc StinkBugParent Stink Bug Parent
Super Mario Galaxy
Super Mario Galaxy 2
子連れカメムシ (Kodzure Kamemushi) Child-bearing Stink Bug

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 親子クワカブト[3]
Oyako Kuwakabuto
Parent and Child Mandibug
French Famille Skarabée[4] Mandibug family
German Stinkkäfer-Familie Stink Bug Family
Italian Scarafetor Madre[5] Mandibug Mother
Korean 패밀리풍뎅이
Family Mandibug
Spanish (NOE) Escarabajo madre -


  1. ^ English Super Mario Galaxy entry on the official Mario Portal. Retrieved August 13, 2022. (Archived August 12, 2022 23:39:09 UTC via
  2. ^ English Super Mario Galaxy 2 entry on the official Mario Portal. Retrieved August 13, 2022. (Archived August 12, 2022, 23:39:46 UTC via
  3. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook. Pages 127 and 159.
  4. ^ Super Mario Encyclopedia; pag. 127
  5. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia. Page 128.