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Mattermouth art SMG2.png
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010)
Latest appearance Mario Party: Island Tour (2013)

Mattermouths[1] are enemies that first appear in the game Super Mario Galaxy 2. They resemble the skulls of Dry Bones as well as Bone Dragons. Its name appears to be a pun on "motormouth".


Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

Mattermouths in Super Mario Galaxy 2.

They are found in places such as the Haunty Halls Galaxy and Bowser's Lava Lair and eat away part of the ground, which regenerates after a few seconds. If Mario falls into the holes in the ground created by the Mattermouths, he will lose a life. They can also eat away Dark Matter. Mario cannot destroy them, but he can stop them temporarily by stomping on their heads, which will turn them around and cause them to begin eating the ground in the opposite direction. If Mario is attacked by one of these enemies, he will lose one wedge of his Health Meter.

Mario Party: Island Tour[edit]

Mattermouths as seen in Mario Party: Island Tour.

Mattermouths reappear in Mario Party: Island Tour in the minigame Tragic Carpet Ride. Here they eat up the carpet that the players are standing on while the players try not to fall.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ガツガツ
An onomatopoeia of rapid eating or gobbling.
Spanish Mascasuelo From masca (chew) and suelo (floor)
French Décophage From découper (to cut up) and phagos (ancient Greek for eater)
German Vakuumtrocken Dry as a Vacuum
Italian Gnammo From the onomatopoeia "gnam" (yum)
Russian Скелетопасть
From скелет skelet (skeleton) and пасть past' (jaw)


  1. ^ Browne, Catherine. 2010. Super Mario Galaxy 2 Prima Premiere Edition guide. Page 28.