Monty (Super Mario Galaxy)

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This article is about the moles specifically from Super Mario Galaxy. For the recurring moles introduced in Super Mario World, see Monty Mole.
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A Monty in Super Mario Galaxy
First Appearance Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Derived Species
Undergrunt Gunner
Related Species
Monty Mole

Montys[1] are enemies that appear in Super Mario Galaxy in Battlerock Galaxy, Gusty Garden Galaxy, and Dreadnought Galaxy. They are moles that wear blue, striped bandanas and wield wrenches as their method of attack, which makes them analogous to both Monty Moles and Rocky Wrenches.

However, while Montys are mammals like Monty Moles and have a name that is very similar to theirs, they differ from them and the reptilian Rocky Wrenches in two noticeable ways: Montys are noticeably bigger and much more defensive. While Monty Moles erupt from the ground and immediately chase after Mario and Rocky Wrenches remain exposed for a longer period of time upon attacking with their wrenches, Montys will instead retreat into the ground if the player approaches them and then re-emerge to attack after the player moves away from them. As such, the player must either shoot a Star Bit at a Monty while it is not hidden in the ground, or perform a Ground Pound nearby to make the Monty erupt from their space in order to render it susceptible to being attacked.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese モグ[citation needed]
Mogu is derived from 「モグラ」 mogura, the Japanese word for mole.


  • The internal file name for the wrench Montys throw is "MoguStone," suggesting that they may have originally been intended to throw rocks, thus making them even more similar to the Monty Moles of Super Mario 64.[2]


  1. ^ "Mario begins his journey on the outer rim of Battlerock Galaxy, standing on a trio of discs. The second and third discs in the collection are dominated by two pesky Montys, molelike creatures that pop above and belowground to hassle the hero. To defeat a Monty, ground pound right next to its hole just as the baddie shows its head. The Monty is flipped upside down, its little feet wiggling in the air. Spin next to the Monty to knock it out of its hole and earn some Star Bits." Black, Fletcher. Super Mario Galaxy PRIMA Official Game Guide, page 110.
  2. ^ TCRF