Synchro Ground Pound

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Mario and Luigi performing a Synchro Ground Pound to defeat a Pokey

The Synchro Ground Pound[1] (alternatively synchro ground pound[2][3] or synchro ground-pound[3][4]), also known as the Synchronized Ground Pound in American English or Synchronised Ground Pound in British English and formerly known as the Simultaneous Ground Pound,[5] is a variant of the Ground Pound that consists of multiple players performing a Ground Pound at the same time. The move is typically stronger than the normal Ground Pound and affects all enemies in a certain area, similar to a POW Block.


New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

The Simultaneous Ground Pound is introduced in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, in multiplayer only. This creates a circular shockwave that quickly clears all enemies on the screen. It takes only three Simultaneous Ground Pounds to defeat Bowser prematurely in his first phase.

New Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

The Simultaneous Ground Pound returns in New Super Mario Bros. 2, where it can be performed when Mario and Luigi ground pound at the same time.

New Super Mario Bros. U / New Super Luigi U / New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe[edit]

The Synchronized Ground Pound returns yet again in New Super Mario Bros. U, New Super Luigi U, and New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, behaving the same as in past games.

Super Mario 3D World / Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury[edit]

The synchro ground pound also appears in Super Mario 3D World and Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, yet again behaving the same as in past games.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 同時ヒップドロップ
Dōji Hippu Doroppu
Synchronous Hip Drop
French (NOA) Atterrissage lourd simultané[6] Simultaneous heavy landing
Spanish (NOA) Salto fuerte simultáneo[7] Simultaneous strong jump


  1. ^ New Super Mario Bros. Wii Australian instruction booklet, page 19.
  2. ^ New Super Mario Bros. U Channel. (January 11, 2013). New Super Mario Bros. U -- Ground Pound Frozen Pokeys to Earn 1-Ups in Perilous Pokey Cave description. YouTube. Retrieved March 26, 2021.
  3. ^ a b Super Mario 3D World electronic manual, page 39.
  4. ^ New Super Mario Bros. U electronic manual, page 32.
  5. ^ New Super Mario Bros. Wii American instruction booklet, page 19.
  6. ^ (2009). Nouveau Mode Mulitjouer. Nintendo. Retrieved March 18, 2021.
  7. ^ (2009). Multijugador Nue. Nintendo. Retrieved March 26, 2021.