Undergrunt

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Undergrunt
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Two Undergrunts popping out of the ground in Super Mario Galaxy 2.
First Appearance Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Latest Appearance Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010)
Parent Species Monty
Derived Species
Undergrunt Gunner
Notable Members
Major Burrows

“Those moles are digging up our garden! It's just terrible!”
Star Bunny, Super Mario Galaxy

Undergrunts[1] are large moles that appear in Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2. They seem to be militaristic Montys: Undergrunt refers to a low rank, while Major Burrows and Undergrunt Gunners also use military terms in their names.

History[edit]

Super Mario Galaxy[edit]

A regular Undergrunt in Super Mario Galaxy.

In Super Mario Galaxy, Undergrunts appear in Gusty Garden Galaxy in the mission, "The Dirty Tricks of Major Burrows" as uncommon enemies on two planets. Even though the Undergrunts' helmets lack spikes on the top (though they do have spikes on the sides), Mario and Luigi are not able to safely jump on them. However, Undergrunts can be defeated by Ground Pounding near them, then spinning them after they have popped out. They give a Coin when defeated. Undergrunts also appear in Gold Leaf Galaxy.

Blue Undergrunts called Undergrunt Gunners use Cannons to attack, and they appear in the Gold Leaf Galaxy, the Deep Dark Galaxy and the Toy Time Galaxy.

At the end of Gusty Garden Galaxy, there is the boss of this galaxy, Major Burrows, who is the leader of the Undergrunts and can be defeated in almost the same way.

Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

Only two Undergrunts appear in Super Mario Galaxy 2 on the Undergrunt Planet in Battle Belt Galaxy. They are defeated the same way as in the previous game. However, they give three Star Bits instead of a Coin when defeated.

In addition, Major Burrows reappears in Boss Blitz Galaxy.

Physical appearance[edit]

An Undergrunt's appearance is similar to most mole-like characters (Monty Moles, Rocky Wrenches, etc.). They have dark brown fur, and light brown bellies, noses, and cheeks. Undergrunts also have yellow spiked helmets preventing the player from stomping or spinning the mole. This is the only indication of an Undergrunt beside the fact that they leave a dirt trail behind when they tunnel in the ground.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese モグへい[citation needed]
Moguhei
Portmanteau of 「モグラ」 mogura and 「へい」 hei, "mole" and "trooper".
French Mogu Mole

References[edit]

  1. ^ Browne, Catherine. Super Mario Galaxy 2 PRIMA Official Game Guide, pgs. 30 & 231-232.