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A model of the Whimp
A Whimp
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010)
Variant of Whomp
Subject origin Thwimp

Whimps[1] are miniature Whomps that appear in Super Mario Galaxy 2, serving a similar role to them as Thwimps do to Thwomps. Unlike normal Whomps, they only have one tooth; their faces are also flatter, their bodies are less rectangular, and they have square, arm-less hands. They only appear in the Throwback Galaxy mission Return of the Whomp King, where they help the Whomp King in his battle against the player.

Some Whimps in Throwback Galaxy
Three Whimps running towards Mario

In the second and third phases of the Whomp King battle, the king stomps a foot to make three (five in the third battle phase) Whimps break off from the ground. After that, the Whimps instantly start chasing after the player. Once they get close enough, they jump and land flat on their faces, attempting to crush Mario or Luigi.

Whimps are more fragile and less damaging than regular Whomps, only taking a point of the player's health if they land on Mario or Luigi. They also disintegrate as soon as they attack, regardless of if they hit. The player can knock back a Whimp by doing a spin, or defeat it by performing a jump or Ground Pound. All Whimps disappear when the Whomp King tries to crush the player.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese パタン[2]
Japanese onomatopoeia for clonking sound, and likely following the format of「バッタン」(Battan, Whomp); romanized as "Pattan" in the game files,[3] indicating「パッタン」
French Whimp Same as English
German Mini-Wummp Mini-Whomp
Italian Wimp From "Womp" (Whomp) and "Twimp" (Thwimp); also a reference to the English word "wimp"
Spanish (NOE) Roconcete From "Roco" (Whomp) and "-ete" (a diminutive suffix)


  1. ^ English Super Mario Galaxy 2 entry on the official Mario Portal. nintendo.co.jp. Retrieved August 13, 2022. (Archived August 12, 2022, 23:39:46 UTC via archive.today.)
  2. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario Galaxy 2 section, page 160.
  3. ^ Super Mario Galaxy 2 internal filename (ObjectData/Pattan.arc)