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A Pattan
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010)
Parent species Whomp

Pattans[1] are miniature Whomps that appear in Super Mario Galaxy 2, being similar to Thwimps in that they are minature versions of an already existing species that attempt to crush the player. They only appear at Throwback Galaxy in the mission Return of The Whomp King. They help the Whomp King in his battle against the player. In the second and third phase of the Whomp King battle, the king will stomp a foot to make three (five in the third battle phase) Pattans break off from the ground. After that, the Pattans will instantly start chasing after the player.

Three Pattans running towards Mario

Once they get close enough, they jump and land face-flat, attempting to crush player. Unlike other Whomps, they only take a point of the player's health, instead of instantly depleting it. They are more fragile than regular Whomps, and disintegrate as soon as they attack, defeating them. The player can also knock back a Pattan by doing a Spin or defeat them with a jump or ground pound. They disappear when the Whomp King tries to crush the player.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese パタン[2]
Onomatopoeia for a light and solid material hitting the ground. Possibly a nod to Battan, Whomp's Japanese name.


  1. ^ Super Mario Galaxy 2 internal filename (Pattan)
  2. ^ Encyclopedia Super Mario Bros., page 160