Mini Wanwan

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The title of this article is official, but it comes from a non-English source. If an official name from an English source is found that is not from the English Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia, the article should be moved to its appropriate title.

Mini Wanwan
Mini Wanwan in Super Mario Galaxy.
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)
Variant of Chomp
Chain Chomplet
A group of Mini Wanwan in Super Mario Galaxy

Mini Wanwan are small Chomps that appear in Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2. They act exactly like Chomps but are smaller and have high-pitched barks. Some Mini Wanwan (such as the ones in Chompworks Galaxy) can go in a circular line, something that normal Chomps cannot do.

However, regardless of their size, they can only be defeated by being hit by Rainbow Mario, getting hit by a rubbery bulb, or being held by the co-op player's Star Cursor so that they hit each other. They release Star Bits when defeated.

In Super Mario Galaxy, they are only found in the Dreadnought's Colossal Cannons mission of Dreadnought Galaxy, where they roll out of doghouses down a slope covered in two sets of Flipswitch Panels. When one set of the panels is completed, all the Mini Wanwan in that segment are immediately destroyed and stop respawning.

In Super Mario Galaxy 2, they are found early in the game in the Sky Station Galaxy, specifically Storming the Sky Fleet, where they roll in circles on the starting planet. Later in the Chompworks Galaxy, they appear both rolling in circles and released from the same manner of holes as their larger counterparts, going in a straight line until they destruct against a hyperactive Gearmo.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese Wanwan Rolling Mini[1]
Mini Wanwan
Chibi Wanwan
Mini Rolling Chomp (Super Mario Galaxy / Super Mario Galaxy 2)

Mini Chomp (Super Mario Galaxy)

Chibi Chomp (Super Mario Galaxy 2)
German Mini-Kettenhund Mini Chain Chomp
Italian Mini Categnaccio[4] Mini Chain Chomp


  • The barks that Mini Wanwan make are similar to the barks that Chain Chomplets make.


  1. ^ Super Mario Galaxy / Super Mario Galaxy 2 internal filename (WanwanRollingMini)
  2. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario Galaxy section, page 128.
  3. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario Galaxy 2 section, page 160.
  4. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag 128