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This article is about the meteorites that can be ground-pounded from Super Mario Galaxy 2. For the meteors that rain from the sky from both Super Mario Galaxy games, see Meteor. For the meteorite piece from the 1993 Super Mario Bros. film, see meteorite piece.
Mario about to ground-pound a meteorite in Bowser's Lava Lair
“A meteorite! You can ground-pound it to break down the door!”
Luma, Super Mario Galaxy 2

Meteorites appear in Super Mario Galaxy 2 as objects that Mario (or Luigi) can be launched at targets. These round meteorites are gold and have the Ground-Pound Switch symbol on them. The symbol on the meteorites is not emblazoned to the rocks themselves and therefore can move if the target moves (it always faces away from the target). Meteorites are located in Bowser's Lava Lair, Bowser's Gravity Gauntlet, and Bowser's Galaxy Generator. A meteorite can be used by jumping into the air near one, automatically attracting the player character via its gravitational pull. A meteorite can be launched toward a target if Mario performs a Ground Pound on it from a certain position. The first time meteorites are used is to break apart large stone locks blocking the way through giant doors in several Bowser levels. Meteorites are actually used during battles against Bowser to attack him. After taking four hits from a meteor, or eight hits in the final battle, Bowser is defeated. If a meteorite is not ground-pounded by Mario quickly enough during a Bowser battle, it will lose its golden color and turn black, after which it will crumble and disappear.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヒップドロップ隕石[1]
Hippu Doroppu Inseki
Ground-pound Meteorite

German Stampfattacken-Meteorit
Ground pound Meteorite
Italian Meteorite


  1. ^ Sakai, Kazuya (Ambit), kikai, Akinori Sao, Junko Fukuda, Kunio Takayama, and Ko Nakahara (Shogakukan), editors (October 19, 2015). 『スーパーマリオブラザーズ百科: 任天堂公式ガイドブック』, Super Mario Galaxy 2 section. Shogakukan (Japanese). ISBN 978-4-09-106569-8. Page 171.