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Twack Pit.png
Sprite of a pink Thwack from Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time
First appearance Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time (2005)
Variant of Thwomp

Thwacks are box enemies with faces that live on Thwomp Volcano during the events of Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time. In fact, Thwacks are very similar to Thwomps in appearance and mannerisms. As such, Thwacks may be a derived species of Thwomp or a separate, but closely related, species. Thwacks come in two colors: pink and green. Pink Thwacks have blue eyes while green Thwacks have yellow eyes. Thwacks also make a variety of facial expressions.

In battle, Thwacks employ a variety of attacks. Before each attack, a Thwack twirls and either remains the same color or changes into a different color. If green, the Thwack attacks Luigi; if pink, the enemy attacks Mario. After twirling, the Thwack may attempt to crush the Bro. of its choice. As the Thwack hovers over the hero, the baby Bro. should counter with a Hammer strike. Additionally, Thwacks may fly low, attempting to ram into a Mario brother. In this case, Mario or Luigi should jump to dodge or counter the attack. Thwacks can also summon more Thwacks to join the battle.


Occasionally, the Thwack may turn yellow (instead of pink or green). When this happens, the Thwack will attempt a sacrificial attack in a last ditch effort to destroy the Mario Bros. After turning yellow, the Thwack splits into two boulders, and each rock rolls into a brother. This attack can be avoided by jumping.

In the battle against Bowser and Baby Bowser, the former uses a shock wave attack that, depending on the speed of the shock wave, can send all kinds of Thwacks raining down on the quartet. The debris can be jumped over.

Thwacks are similar to Wonder Thwacks (which have higher stats in all areas except HP) and Thwack Totems (which are formed when multiple Thwacks merge into one entity).


Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time enemy
Twack Pit.png A variation of the Thwack from Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time A variation of the Thwack from Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time A variation of the Thwack from Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time HP 56 POW 70 (78) Defense 56
Experience 20 Coins 2 Speed 41
Location(s) Thwomp Volcano Role Common Item drop Super Mushroom – 8.5%
Block Trousers – 1.5%
Level 17 Battled by Anyone
Notice: Stats in parentheses are from the Japanese and European versions (if they differ from the original American release).

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese フェイスブロック
Feisu Burokku
Face Block

French Thwack
German Ka-Bauz
Pun on German onomatopoeias "kabumm" (kaboom) and "bauz" (bang)
Italian Twack
Korean 페이스블록
Peiseu Beullok
Face Block

Spanish Bloque Cara
Face Block