Sling Pod

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Sling Pod
Rendered model of a Sling Pod in Super Mario Galaxy.
Model from Super Mario Galaxy
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)
“Help! I'm stuck! Aim your Baseline sprite of the Star Pointer in Super Mario Galaxy. at me, and press A Button to pull me out!”
Mailtoad, Super Mario Galaxy

A Sling Pod is an alternative to a Launch Star that gets Mario around in some areas of Super Mario Galaxy. Sling Pods are sticky, rubbery, white wobbly balls of web that can easily entrap Mario, Luigi, and Toads. Sling Pods are first seen in the pathway to Tarantox in the Space Junk Galaxy, and their most prominent appearance is in the Sling Pod Galaxy.

To use a Sling Pod, Mario must jump into or be near the sticky orb on the top and get stuck in it. With the Star Pointer, the player must then grab on to the top part and hold down A Button, dragging it far to the side of the area. After the player lets it go, the Sling Pod sends Mario flying out of it in the direction it was aimed. A noise begins sounding if the player ends up pointing offscreen while holding on to the Sling Pod.


Additional names[edit]

Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

Super Mario Galaxy StageData/ObjNameTable.arc/ObjNameTable.tbl SpaceCocoon Space Cocoon
Super Mario Galaxy StageData/ObjNameTable.arc/ObjNameTable.tbl 宇宙まゆ (Uchū Mayu) Space Cocoon

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ひっぱりマユ
Hippari Mayu
Stretching Cocoon

Chinese 拉力茧
Lālì Jiǎn
Elastic Cocoon

German Klebe-Kokon
Italian Larva Elastica
Elastic Larva
Korean 당기는고치
Danggineun Gochi
Pulling Cocoon

Spanish (NOE) Larva Elástica
Elastic Larva