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Offical artwork of Slurple
Artwork from Super Mario Galaxy
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)
Mario at the beginning of the second half of the stage, near some Slurples in the Upside Dizzy Galaxy
Mario near some Slurples in Upside Dizzy Galaxy

Slurples[1] are small parasitic creatures in Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2. Slurples have light-blue skin, big eyes, funnel-like mouths, and large, Octoomba-like suction cups on their undersides. They move by bouncing and attack by latching on to Mario (or Luigi) and draining health from him, like Kamikami. In addition to damage, Mario's movement speed is slowed while a Slurple is attached to him. Slurples can be defeated with a spin or a flung Star Bit. If hit with a Star Bit, they will yield three additional Star Bits, while they will yield only one if spun. They can also be defeated by obstacles such as boulders.

An unused purple variant of Slurple is located in the files of Super Mario Galaxy, under the name KariKari.[2] Its name resembles Karikari, an enemy from Donkey Kong Jungle Beat, which the developers previously worked on.


Additional names[edit]

Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

Super Mario Galaxy
Super Mario Galaxy 2
ObjectData/Karipon.arc Karipon Possibly from「かりかり」(karikari, onomatopoeia for a scraping sound) with「~ぽん」(-pon, a suffix used for cutesy names)

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese タコチュ
From「蛸」(tako, octopus) and「チュー」(chū, an onomatopoeia for kissing sound) or possibly「虫」(chū, the on'yomi reading of "insect"); compare Octoomba

French Gluton
Possibly a pun on "glue" and "glouton" (glutton)
German Blasen-Poink
Bubble Poink
Italian Slurpino
From "slurp" with diminutive suffix "-ino"
Spanish (NOE) Octolito


  1. ^ Browne, Catherine. 2010. Super Mario Galaxy 2 PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 29.
  2. ^ TCRF. Super Mario Galaxy/Unused Models § KariKari. The Cutting Room Floor. Retrieved February 20, 2020.