Thwack Totem

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Partners in Time enemy
Thwack Totem
Animated idle of a Thwack Totem
Location(s) Thwomp Caverns
Role Common
Battled by Baby Mario & Baby Luigi
HP 110 (146)
POW 83 (120)
Defense 64
Speed 90
Experience 60
Level 19
Coins 10 (30)
Item drop Super Drop – 12%
1-Up Super – 3%
  • Stats in parentheses are from the Japanese and European versions (if they differ from the original American release).

A Thwack Totem is a variety of Thwack found in the Thwomp Caverns inside the Thwomp Volcano, in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time. A Thwack Totem is created when several Thwacks decide to merge into one being. Each individual Thwack will hop on top of another, building a Thwack Totem that sprouts two arms and two legs. Thwack Totems can only be battled by Baby Mario and Baby Luigi.

In battle, a Thwack Totem attacks by dispatching its individual Thwack segments to attack the Baby Mario Bros. First, a Thwack Totem may launch itself in the air with rocket boosters, then break apart into individual Thwacks. Each Thwack would then fall to the ground, creating seismic waves that the Baby Mario Bros. must avoid by jumping. As with individual Thwacks, the color of a Thwack matches the color of the Baby Mario Brother it will attack. A Thwack Totem may also perform a spin attack. As the totem spins, individual Thwacks fly off and would be sent careening into a brother. These Thwacks can be blocked with a hammer swing.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese トーテムブロック
Tōtemu Burokku
Totem Block

German Ka-Bauz-Totem
Thwack Totem
Italian Totem Twack
Thwack Totem
Korean 페이스블록타워
Peiseu beullok Tawo
Thwack Tower

Spanish Bloque Tótem
Block Totem


  • Thwack Totems will not be damaged by first strike attacks by the baby Mario Bros., even though a damage amount is displayed.[1] The reason being is that the battle starts out with four Thwacks, and if a first strike attack does not defeat them, they immediately assemble before the baby Mario Bros. can make another move and thus, negates the first strike damage.


  1. ^ TMK Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Enemy Guide. Some stats were changed between the Japanese, American, and European versions of the game.