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Not to be confused with Snapdragon.
An open Trapdragon in Super Mario Galaxy 2
Model from Super Mario Galaxy 2
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010)
Bee Mario in Honeybloom Galaxy near several Spindleburrs and a Trapdragon.
A Trapdragon on the right of Bee Mario near some Spindleburrs

Trapdragons[1] are enemies that appear only in Super Mario Galaxy 2. Their name is a portmanteau of "trap" and "snapdragon." They appear only in the Honeybloom Galaxy and Honeyhop Galaxy. Trapdragons resemble pink flowers and can be used as platforms, but if Mario or Luigi steps on one of these, it soon closes up, devouring the object on it. If Mario or Luigi is swallowed, he loses a wedge of health. Trapdragons are usually airborne or floating over shallow ponds. After snapping shut for a few seconds, a Trapdragon reopens and can be used again. One can avoid lasting damage from Trapdragons, though. If a coin is floating above a Trapdragon, one can get trapped by the flower and spat into the coin, having full health but still flashing red from damage. Since no power-ups can defeat them, Trapdragons are invincible.

The mouth animation of Trapdragons is similar to that of Piranha Plants in Mario Kart 64.


Additional names[edit]

Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

Super Mario Galaxy 2 ObjectData/FlowerMimic.arc FlowerMimic Flower Mimic
Super Mario Galaxy 2 SystemData/ObjNameTable.arc/ObjNameTable.tbl ハナモドキ (Hana Modoki) Pseudo-flower

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ビックリフラワー[2]
Bikkuri Furawā
Surprise Flower

German Überraschungsblume
Surprise Flower
Italian Fiore Trappola[3]
Flower Trap
Spanish (NOE) Trampaflor


  1. ^ English Super Mario Galaxy 2 entry on the official Mario Portal. Retrieved August 13, 2022. (Archived August 12, 2022, 23:39:46 UTC via
  2. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario Galaxy 2 section, page 161.
  3. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 161