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A Rhomp from Super Mario Galaxy 2
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010)
Parent species Thwomp
Related species
Mario avoiding several Rhomps in the Slipsand Galaxy

Rhomps[1] are a rolling species of Thwomp that first appeared in Super Mario Galaxy 2. They are only found in the sand slide area of the Slipsand Galaxy, where they attempt to flatten Mario, which will kill him instantly, no matter how much health he has. They resemble tube-shaped stones with smiley faces and a circular stone with square designs on it attached to each side. They are similar to Spindels, sharing almost the same attack pattern and very similar design. They, however, have several differentiating features, such as smooth stone skin and no teeth or eyebrows.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゴロゴロ[2]
Onomatopoeia for rolling
French Roulopresseur From rouleau (roll) and compresseur (crusher)
German Walzen-Wummp Roll Whomp
Italian Rhomp Rhomp


  1. ^ Browne, Catherine. 2010. Super Mario Galaxy 2 Prima Premiere Edition guide. Page 29.
  2. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario Galaxy 2 section, page 159.