Morty Mole

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Not to be confused with Monty Mole.
Morty Mole
Morty Mole
First appearance Super Mario 3D Land (2011)
Variant of Mega Mole
Big Monty Mole

Morty Moles[1] are a giant species related to Monty Moles that appear in Super Mario 3D Land. They resemble Mega Moles, but have a mahogany fur color, tan belly, do not wear sunglasses, and are susceptible to stomping. They are fought similarly to Rexes; they get shorter and faster after the first stomp, and are defeated on the second stomp. However, they will revert back to their regular size if they manage to hit Mario while they are short, or after a short time. A Ground Pound will defeat them in one hit. When defeated, Morty Moles will sometimes give Super Mushrooms. Morty Moles inhabit levels such as World 5-4 and 7-4 along with Monty Moles.

Mario stomping on a Morty Mole

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese Indy[2]
Mega Mole

Combination of "Goro" (onomatopoeia for a rumbling noise) and "Choropū"
German Morty Maulwurf Morty Mole
Spanish Megatopo Mega Mole


  • In the files for Super Mario 3D Land, Morty Mole is labeled as "Indy", which is the Japanese name for Mega Mole;[2] however, it is unknown if Morty Moles are intended to be redesigned Mega Moles or were merely based on them during development, as the only other connection between the two is a shared Spanish name in Encyclopedia Super Mario Bros.


  1. ^ von Esmarch, Nick. Super Mario 3D Land PRIMA Official Game Guide, page 15.
  2. ^ a b Super Mario 3D Land internal filename (Indy)