Rock Blocks (or rock blocks) are a variety of blocks found in various games. Their physical appearance and function change radically based on the series they appear in.
Mario & Wario
Yoshi's Island series
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Rock Blocks are found in many levels of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. In the Yoshi franchise, Rock Blocks are large blue blocks made of a durable type of rock, and can only be destroyed with Yoshi Eggs.
Yoshi's Island DS
Rock Blocks appear in Yoshi's Story. They are roughly the same as in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, as they can only be destroyed by Yoshi Eggs. Golden Rock Blocks also appear in the game; they cannot be destroyed by any means.
A different variety of Rock Blocks appeared as obstacles that Wario encountered during the events of Wario World. They can be small or very large, but each has a weak point indicated by a cracked side with a bandage on it. Wario can break these blocks by punching or Ground Pounding the weak side. The blocks can also be destroyed by using a Piledriver, Wild Swing-Ding, or Mega Toss. In some areas, Rock Blocks can move upward and slam down like a Thwomp to squash Wario.
Super Mario series
Super Mario 3D World / Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Rock Blocks reappear in Super Mario 3D World and Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury as a gray variation of Big Blocks. They cannot be destroyed by the player on their own (except when under the effects of a Mega Mushroom), therefore, the player must make use of other means to break them, such as Bob-ombs, cannonballs, having them be hit by a Conkdor, among others.
In the Bowser's Fury campaign of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, throwing a Green Shell at a Rock Block destroys it.
Super Mario Odyssey
Rock Blocks return in Super Mario Odyssey, retaining their appearance from Super Mario 3D World. However, they have different properties as Mario can now break them using his default abilities, such as a jump, ground pound, or Cappy toss. He can also destroy Rock Blocks whilst capturing an enemy such as an Uproot or Parabones. Rarely, Rock Blocks will contain items inside, such as coins or a Life-Up Heart.
Super Mario Maker 2
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam
Names in other languages
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- Nintendo Magazine System (UK) Issue #14, page 48, and Nintendo Magazine System (AU) Issue #13, page 16.
- Wario World instruction booklet, page 22 (British English) or page 24 (American English).
- Musa, Alexander, and Geson Hatchett. Super Mario 3D World PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 19.
- Mario & Wario instruction booklet, page 8.
- Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario 3D World section, page 234.
- Wario World Italian manual, pag. 22
- Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 234