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Petapeta are enemies that appear in Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2. They are turquoise sack-like creatures with a pair of eyes resembling to those of a Blooper and legs with big gray feet. They commonly appear in places with sand, dirt or beaches, such as Deep Dark Galaxy or Starshine Beach Galaxy. They appear invisible, revealing only their footprints that leave over the soil, and run away from the player.
The Petapeta will only stop and reveal itself when Mario stands still, becoming invisible again if he moves. If Mario can successfully Spin at the spot where the Petapeta is, it becomes visible and remains dizzy for a few seconds. Mario can also toss a shell or a fireball at it, but the Petapeta can duck them. Once Mario defeats it, it gives twenty Star Bits.
In Super Mario Galaxy 2, Petapeta are rare, with only two of them appearing in Starshine Beach Galaxy.
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