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The title of this article is official, but it comes from a non-English source. If an official name from an English source is found, the article should be moved to its appropriate title.

Artwork of a Starbag.

Starbags[citation needed] are enemies that appear in Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2. They are blue or green sack-like creatures with a pair of eyes resembling to those of a Blooper and legs with big gray feet. They commonly appear in places with sand, dirt or beaches, such as Deep Dark Galaxy or Starshine Beach Galaxy. They appear invisible, revealing only their footprints that leave over the soil.

Starbag seen in Starshine Beach Galaxy in Super Mario Galaxy 2.

If Mario can successfully Spin at the spot where the Starbag is, it comes out and remains dizzy for a few seconds. Mario can also toss a shell or a fireball at it, but Starbags can duck them. Once Mario defeats them, they give away twenty Star Bits. If the player keeps moving, the Starbag won't appear, so they need to not move for being able to defeat it.

In Super Mario Galaxy 2, Starbags are rare, with only two of them appearing in Starshine Beach Galaxy.

A similar creature is the Moneybag that shares similar traits, but gives Coins and 1-Up Mushrooms instead of Star Bits.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ペタペタ[citation needed]
Onomatopoeia of flat surface repeatedly slamming something, referring to the sandals hitting the ground as it escapes.
German Sternentasche Lit. "Starbag"