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A Petari from Super Mario Galaxy 2
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Latest appearance Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010)
Related species
Petari seen in Super Mario Galaxy 2

Petari[1] are enemies that appear in Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2. They are blue or green 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.

If Mario can successfully Spin at the spot where the Petari is, it comes out and remains dizzy for a few seconds. Mario can also toss a shell or a fireball at it, but Petari can duck them. Once Mario defeats them, they give away twenty Star Bits. If the player keeps moving, the Petari won't appear, so they need to not move for being able to defeat it.

In Super Mario Galaxy 2, Petari are rare, with only two of them appearing in Starshine Beach Galaxy.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ペタペタ
Onomatopoeia of flat surface repeatedly slamming something, referring to the sandals hitting the ground as it escapes.
German Sternentasche Starbag


  1. ^ Super Mario Galaxy / Super Mario Galaxy 2 internal filename (Petari)