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A Slurple from Super Mario Galaxy
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Latest appearance Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010)

Slurples[1] are health-sucking space leeches in Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2. Slurples have light blue skin, big eyes and snouts. They move by bouncing and will attack by latching on to Mario and draining health from him like alien leeches. In addition to damage, Mario's movement speed is slowed while a Slurple is attached to him. They 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 only yield one if spun. They can also be defeated by obstacles such as Boulders.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese タコチュ
From tako (octopus) and chu (a kissing sound)
French Gluton From glue and glouton (glutton)
Italian Slurpino From slurp and the diminutive suffix -ino


  • An unused purple variant of Slurple is located in the game files.[2]


  1. ^ Browne, Catherine. 2010. Super Mario Galaxy 2 Prima Premiere Edition guide. Page 29.
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