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"Worm" redirects here. For information about the worm character from Donkey Kong 64, see Worm (character).
A giant Worm from Super Mario Galaxy
First appearance The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! ("The Bird! The Bird!") (1989)
Latest appearance Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Related species
Belly Blech
Ick Worm
Notable members
Chuck Quizmo

Worms are long, thin, tube-shaped creatures that inhabit the Earth. In the Mario world, they often appear as either enemies, characters or gameplay elements.


The Super Mario Bros. Super Show![edit]

“I've never been so insulted in my whole life!”
Worm, The Bird! The Bird!
The worm from "The Bird! The Bird!"

A single worm first appeared in the The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! episode "The Bird! The Bird!". After the Mario Bros. defeated Bowser and saved their new friend Cheepy and his mother, they were invited over to Cheepy's house for dinner as thanks for their help, however they were unaware that the dinner was actually a large, talking, grumpy worm, after seeing it they ran out of the house.

Super Mario Bros. film[edit]

Lena, drinking a worm

In the Super Mario Bros. film, worms were used as sustenance and drink toppings for the people of Dinohatten. Lena, one of the main antagonists of the film, is seen drinking a worm.

WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$![edit]

In WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!, one of the playable microgames in the Nature folder is known as Worm Squirm where the player has to find out which worm is the one under the player's control and guide it towards the water.

Super Mario Galaxy[edit]

A worm from Super Mario Galaxy burrowing through some apple planets

In Super Mario Galaxy, a giant, friendly, green worm appeared in the Gusty Garden Galaxy, where it snacks on some giant apple planetoids. Mario can use this worm to cross between the three apple planetoids in the area by Ground Pounding Stumps in the planetoids, causing the worm to burrow through one apple and into the next.