Stone wheel

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Stone wheel
Rendered model of a stone wheel from Super Mario Galaxy.
Model from Super Mario Galaxy
First appearance Super Mario Sunshine (2002)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)
“That rock just fell from the sky! It was...scary.”
A honeybee in the Honeyhive Galaxy, Super Mario Galaxy

Stone wheels[1] are objects in Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2. They are very common throughout the games, and they are destroyed by ground-pounding on them, usually leaving an item. Most of the time, the items inside are Star Bits. Like many other objects that can be manipulated with a Ground Pound, stone wheels have the Ground Pound symbol on them. They are noticeably cracked, and after one is destroyed, the rock still leaves smaller pieces on the ground, which serve no purpose. Stone wheels are also known for preventing Sproutle Vines from growing, as a honeybee states in the Honeyhive Galaxy. They can also sometimes appear in stacks. According to another honeybee in the Honeyhive Galaxy, these stones can fall from the sky, similar to a meteor. Stone wheels are important in the Toy Time Galaxy, since destroying a stack of stone wheels on Mecha-Bowser's head causes the robot to explode, freeing the Gearmos trapped inside it.

Stone wheels are similar to the stone slab[2] found on top of the Delfino Plaza lighthouse in Super Mario Sunshine and have comparable functions. The stone slab can be broken only when Mario launches himself into the air with the Rocket Nozzle and performs a Ground Pound. Five larger versions called flame symbol platforms[3] are embedded into Bowser's bath in Corona Mountain during Father and Son Shine! Striking all five causes the bath to fall apart and defeat him.


Names in other languages[edit]

It has been requested that this article be rewritten and expanded to include more information. Reason: Track down the name for the stone in Delfino Plaza, which is not listed in the Shogakukan encyclopedia. Potentially named "ヒップドロップ台" (Hippudoroppu-dai), meaning "Ground Pound Stand".

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スーパーヒップドロップ台[4] (Super Mario Sunshine, Corona Mountain)
Sūpā Hippudoroppu-dai
ヒビ石[5] (Super Mario Galaxy)
Hibi Ishi
Super Ground-pound Stand

Cracked Stone

Italian Masso crepato[6]
Cracked rock


  1. ^ Black, Fletcher (November 9, 2007). Super Mario Galaxy PRIMA Official Game Guide. Prima Games (American English). ISBN 978-0-7615-5643-5. Page 68.
  2. ^ Averill, Alan, and Jennifer Villarreal (2002). Super Mario Sunshine Player's Guide. Nintendo of America (American English). ISBN 1-930206-23-2. Page 26.
  3. ^ Averill, Alan, and Jennifer Villarreal (2002). Super Mario Sunshine Player's Guide. Nintendo of America (American English). ISBN 1-930206-23-2. Page 111.
  4. ^ Sakai, Kazuya (Ambit), kikai, Akinori Sao, Junko Fukuda, Kunio Takayama, and Ko Nakahara (Shogakukan), editors (2015). "Super Mario Sunshine."『スーパーマリオブラザーズ百科: 任天堂公式ガイドブック』. Tokyo: Shogakukan (Japanese). Page 105.
  5. ^ ---- (2015). "Super Mario Galaxy."『スーパーマリオブラザーズ百科: 任天堂公式ガイドブック』. Tokyo: Shogakukan (Japanese). Page 137.
  6. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia. Page 137.