|First appearance||Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010)|
Twirlips are enemies that appear in Super Mario Galaxy 2. Their name is a combination of the words twirl, describing their motion, and tulip, describing their appearance, which resembles that of real-world tulips. At first glance, they appear as white bud shaped creatures that resemble onions with two beady eyes. To attack, they turn into a pink flower with a yellow center and quickly spin around the area like a drill. They do this from time to time.
While twirling, Twirlips can only be damaged by stomping on their heads, which makes the Twirlip drop a Coin. In their bud form, Mario or Luigi can use any attack method to defeat them, which will make 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 cursor, 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.