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Offical artwork of Slurple
A Slurple from Super Mario Galaxy
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)
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, and snouts. They move by bouncing and will 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.

Additional names[edit]

Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

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

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese タコチュ
From「章魚」(tako, octopus) and「チュー」(chū, which can be used as an onomatopoeia for kissing sound, or as a general term for small invertebrates such as insects or worms)
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 Octolite


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


  1. ^ Browne, Catherine. 2010. Super Mario Galaxy 2 PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 29.
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