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Partners in Time enemy
Animated idle of a Snoozorb Animated idle of an awake Snoozorb
Location(s) Shroob Castle
HP 150
POW 176 (160)
Defense 156 (170)
Speed 98
Experience 170
Level 27
Coins 15
Item drop Red Shell – 15%
None – 0%
Battled by Anyone
  • Stats in parentheses are from the Japanese and European versions (if they differ from the original American release).

Snoozorbs are large robots that appear as enemies in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time. Their name is a portmanteau of "snooze" and "orb". They appear in Shroob Castle, and are usually found sleeping, but wake up and attack when the Mario Bros. approach. While curled up, they resemble Big Steelies.


An awake Snoozorb.

Snoozorbs start the battle asleep, and thus do not attack until waken by the Bros. They only have two attacks, and indicate both of them with steam pouring from their heads. If the steam comes out of its right, the Snoozorb will attack Mario; if the steam comes out of its left, it will target Luigi.

Snoozorbs can attack by changing into a ball and rolling into the Bros., which they must counter repeatedly with the hammer. They will not attempt this attack if the player does not have the baby brothers with them, as only the babies have the hammers to counter it. Unlike most enemy attacks, successfully countering this does no damage to the Snoozorb.

Snoozorbs may also gather energy and fire a powerful laser. If the energy gathers straight towards the center, the laser will be fired directly at the Bros., who must jump to dodge; the laser may also be directed in a sweeping line to hit both Bros.. If the energy is gathered in a spiral, it will be shot over their heads, which will only hit the Bro. if they jump into it. As the Snoozorb takes more damage, it may fire multiple lasers in a single turn.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゴロガン
Portmanteau of「ゴロゴロ」(gorogoro, onomatopoeia for rolling) and「岩」(gan, the on'yomi reading of "rock"), or possibly the voicing of「鼾」(kan, the on'yomi reading of "snoring")
French Dodorbe Pun on "dodo" (sleep) and "orbe" (orb)
German Schnarchorb Pun on "schnarchen" (to snore) and "orb"
Italian Ronfosfera From "ronfo" (snore) and "sfera" (sphere)
Korean 쿨쿨볼
Kul-kul Bol
Snoring Ball
Spanish Dorbilón Pun on "dormilón" (sleepy) and "bolón" (big ball)