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A Trapdragon on the right of Bee Mario near some Spindleburrs
An open Trapdragon in Super Mario Galaxy 2
An open Trapdragon
A closed Trapdragon in the Honeybloom Galaxy
A closed Trapdragon

Trapdragons[1] are enemies that appear only in Super Mario Galaxy 2. Their name is a pun on "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 will soon close up, devouring the object on it. If Mario or Luigi is swallowed, he will lose 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