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A small Rammerhead from Super Mario 3D World.
A big Rammerhead from Super Mario 3D World.
First appearance Super Mario 3D World (2013)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury (2021)

Rammerheads are semi-rare enemies from Super Mario 3D World and Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury. Their name is a portmanteau of "hammerhead" and "rammer". They only appear in three levels: Rammerhead Reef, Captain Toad Makes a Splash, and Pipeline Boom Lagoon.

Rammerheads are pink or purple hammerhead shark-like fish with wide, spiked, roll-shaped snouts. They come in two sizes: the big ones are common, while the small ones are rare. These enemies have three types of attacks: some swim in a predetermined pattern, some swim around stones, and others jump out of the water. Only the spiked portion of their heads cause damage; their bodies themselves are harmless. They can only be defeated by Invincibility or by Ground Pounding on them in the Lucky Cat form.

They also appear in Lake Lapcat in Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury in cat form. They are functionally identical to their standard counterparts, but appear with fur, pointed ears, and a tail.


Names in other languages[edit]

Normal variant[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese シュモック
From「撞木鮫」 (shumokuzame, hammerhead shark); officially romanized as "Syumock"[1]
Chinese (Simplified) 撞木鲨
Zhuàng Mù Shā
"撞" means bump, "木" () is derived from transliteration of the Japanese name, "鲨" means shark
French Requin-Barjo From requin-marteau (hammerhead) and barjo (bonkers)
German Rammerhai Rammershark
Italian Squalo Martesto From squalo martello (hammerhead shark) and testa (head)
Korean 귀상이
From "귀상어"(Hammerhead shark)
Russian рыба-таран
Spanish (NOA) Pez martillo Hammer fish; "pez martillo" is also another term to refer to the hammerhead shark.
Spanish (NOE) Tibumartillo From tiburón (shark) and martillo (hammer)

Small variant[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese シュモック(小)[2]
Shumokku (shō)
Rammerhead (small)
Italian Baby Squalo Martesto[3] Baby Rammerhead


  1. ^ Super Mario 3D World internal filename (Syumock)
  2. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario 3D World section, page 226.
  3. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 226