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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 the Upside Dizzy Galaxy

Slurples[1] are health-sucking space parasites 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 Fuzzies. 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)
German Blasen-Poink Bubble Poink
Italian Slurpino From slurp and the diminutive suffix -ino


An unused purple Slurple
  • 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.
  2. ^