|First appearance||Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010)|
Twirlips are enemies that appear in Super Mario Galaxy 2. Their name is a combination of "twirl" and "tulip," describing their motion and appearance. At first glance, they appear as white bud-shaped creatures that resemble onions with two beady eyes. To attack, a Twirlip turns into a pink flower with a yellow center and quickly spins around the area like a drill. It does this from time to time.
While twirling, a Twirlip can be damaged only by stomping on its head, which makes the Twirlip drop a coin. In a Twirlip's bud form, Mario or Luigi can use any attack method to defeat it, which makes the Twirlip drop three Star Bits unless stomped. Yoshi can also eat a Twirlip, but only while it is in bud form. In some galaxies, Twirlips can also be found on a Bonus Planet. When shot by a Star Bit from the Star Pointer, they get stunned in place for a moment.
In their opened form, Twirlips can actually defeat another Twirlip when the latter is stopped by a Co-Star Luma and the two Twirlips collide.
|Super Mario Galaxy 2||ObjectData/DanceFlower.arc||DanceFlower||Transliteration of below|
|Super Mario Galaxy 2||SystemData/ObjNameTable.arc/ObjNameTable.tbl||ダンスフラワー (Dansu Furawā)||Dance Flower|
Names in other languages
|From "flower" and/or possibly「フラフラ」(furafura, staggering), and「蕾」(tsubomi, bud)|
|Italian||Bocciolo Danzerino||Dancing Bud|
|Spanish (NOE)||Giraflor||From "girar" (to spin) and "flor" (flower)|
- Browne, Catherine. 2010. Super Mario Galaxy 2 PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 30.
- Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario Galaxy 2 section, page 161.