Super Mario Galaxy EnemoesSource: iMore

To make it through Super Mario 3D All-Stars, you're going to have to go up against several of Bowser's underlings. To help you out, we've collected information for all of the enemies found in Super Mario Galaxy, including how to defeat them. This article only addresses common enemies and not big baddies. If you want help taking on Bowser and his cohorts, check out our Super Mario Galaxy boss guide.

Without further ado, here are all common enemies in Super Mario Galaxy and how to defeat them.

Thwart Bowser's plans

Super Mario 3d All Stars Box Art

Super Mario 3D All-Stars

Bowser steals the princess

Mario's on a mission to save Princess Peach from Bowser in Super Mario 64, Mario Sunshine, and Mario Galaxy. You'll have to defeat several foes along the way to make it far.

All enemies in Super Mario Galaxy

Enemies are listed in alphabetical order and include a description.

Image Name Description Can they be defeated?
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Amp Amp Electrical enemies that injur Mario if he touches them. No, dodge around them and continue on without getting electricuted.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Ball Beamer Bolt Type Ball Beamer (Bolt type) A mechanical enemy that shoots shockwaves. Yes, Mario can do a spin attack and unscrew them.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Ball Beamer Ball Beamer (Nut type) A mechanical enemy that shoots shockwaves. No, dodge around its shockwaves and continue on.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Bonzai Bill Banzai Bill Extra large missiles that are shot from cannons. They do not home in on Mario's position in this game. A mechanical enemy that shoots shockwaves. | No, though they can be defeated in other Mario games, they cannot be defeated in this one.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Bat Bat Bats with piggy noses and glowing eyes. Yes, spin attack or jump on them.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Big Amp Big Amp Large faceless versions of regular Amps. No, dodge around them and continue on without getting electricuted.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Goomba Big Goomba A large version of regular Goombas. Yes, jump on its head to defeat them.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Pokey Big Pokey A larger version of the cactus creature. Yes, throw a coconut at its lower segments and then jump on its head.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Blooper Blooper Squid-like creatures found underwater. Yes, do a spin attack or throw a Koopa Shell at it.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Bob Omb Bob-omb Wind-up bombs with feet who persue Mario and then blow up if he gets close. Yes, spin when you get close to pick it up and then throw it.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Bomb Boo Bomb Boo An explosive version of regular Boos. Yes, spin when they get near to swing them around by their tongues. Then throw them.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Bomp Bomp A cube of stone the will try to push Mario off of a ledge. No, time your movements correctly to avoid getting shoved.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Boo Boo A spherical ghost with a large tongue that will turn invisible if Mario looks at it. Yes, you can spin to temporarily stun it or knock it into a beam of light. Green shells and Captain Toad's helmet can also be used to defeat them.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Bullet Bill Bullet Bill Homing missiles that will chase after Mario and try to hit him. Yes, trick them into running into a wall but jumping out of the way at the last minute.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Chain Chomp Chain Chomp A ball on a chain that barks and snaps like a dog. Yes, but you must use a Rainbow Star, a Bob-omb, or a green bulb.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Cheep Cheep Cheep Cheep Orange fish that swim around in water. Yes, perform a spin attack or jump on them.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Clampy Clampy Giant clams that rest on the bottom of the ocean. No, swim carefuly into its mouth at the right time collect any treasures held within.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Cluckboom Cluckboom A chicken-like creature that lays explosive eggs. Yes, shoot them with a Star Bit and then hit them.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Crabber Crabber A crustacean with one large claw. Yes, get behind it and attack its rear.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Dry Bones Dry Bones Undead Koopa skelletons that revive after being jumped on. Yes, you must use a Rainbow Star, lure a Bullet Bill at them, or make them sink in quicksand.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Flip Bug Flipbug Orange beetles that hate bees. Yes, approach as Mario and it will fall on its back. Simply jump on it. However, if you are Bee Mario, you will want to run away.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Gold Chain Chomp Gold Chomp A special golden version of the normal Chain Chomp. Yes, Mario must touch while using a Rainbow Star.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Goomba Goomba A brown mushroom with feet that will attempt to injure Mario by running into him. Yes, jump on them, do a spin attack, or shoot a Star Bit at it. | Yes, spin to stun it
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Goombeetle Goombeetle Goombas that are impervious to jump attacks from above since they have helmets on their heads. Yes, do a spin attack to knock it over and then jump on them.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Gringill Gringill Long eels that try to jump out from their holes and bite Mario with their fangs. Yes, throw a Koopa Shell at them.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Ice Bat Ice Bat Blue bats that can freeze Mario. Yes, grab a Fire Flower and throw a fireball at them.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Jack O Goomba Jack O'Goomba Goombas that wear pumpkins on their heads and breath blue fire. Yes, ground-pound to destroy them.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Jammyfish Jammyfish Smaller jellyfish that hurt Mario if he touches them. Yes, spin or throw a Koopa Shell at them.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Jellyfish Jellyfish Large jellyfish that shock Mario if he touches them. Yes, hit it twice with a Koopa Shell.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Jump Beamer Jump Beamer A mechanical enemy that also acts as a springboard. No, Mario can stun it with a Star Bit, however.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Jump Guarder Jump Guarder Another mechanical enemy that has a sping inside. When Mario approaches, it releases Topminis. No, but Mario can stun them by jumping on them or hit them with a Star Bit.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Koopa Troopa Koopa Troopa A turtle-like creature with a green shell. In Super Mario Galaxy, they walk on all fours. Yes, spin or jump on the turtle to make it receed into its shell. Then pick the shell up and throw it.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Lava Bubble Lava Bubble (blue) Sentient fireballs that chase after Mario if he gets close. Yes, shoot a Star Bit at it.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Lil Brr Li'l Brr Icy creatures that attempt to touch Mario and freeze him. Yes, spin or shoot a Star Bit to put out the ice cloud and then kick it while it's stunned.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Lil Cinder Li'l Cinder Fiery creatures that come out of lava and try to catch Mario on fire. Yes, spin or shoot a Star Bit to put out the heat cloud then kick it while it's stunned.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Magikoopa Magikoopa A sorcerer who casts spells. Yes, do a spin attack or jump on them.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Mandibug Mandibug Large beetles with big pincers. Yes, do a ground-pound on their back.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Micro Mecha Bowser Micro Mecha-Bowser Mechanical creatures that vaguely resemble Bowser and shoot flames. Yes, ground-pound to defeat them.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Mini Goombas Mini Goomba Tiny Goombas that act very much like their larger variants. Yes, jump on them.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Mini Wanwan Mini Wanwan These are basically like baby Chain Chomps that roll around. Yes, but only if Mario is using a Rainbow Star.
Super Mario Galaxy Monty Monty Moles that pop up out of portholes and throw wrenches at Mario. Yes. It will hide in its hole if Mario gets too close. From a safe distance shoot a Star Bit at it or do a ground-pound nearby to knock it over.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Octoguy Octoguy Small red creatures that shoot rocks. Yes, jump on their heads.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Octoomba Octoomba A blue and yellow creature that headbutts Mario if he gets close. Yes, jump on them.
Super Mario Galaxy Octopuss Octopus Green enemies with white spots that fire projectiles. Yes, spin the coconuts they shoot at Mario and then throw them back.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Petapeta Petapeta Moneybags with sandled feet. Yes, they will turn invisible while Mario moves, so stand still and then perform a spin based on where you saw it. While it's stunned, jump on it to get Star Bits.
Super Mario Galaxy Piranha Plant Piranha Plant A plant with teeth that breathes fire. Yes, shoot Star Bits at it to stun and then jump on its head.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Pokey Pokey A cactus creature with a pink flower on its head. Yes, throw a coconut at its lower segments and then jump on its head.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Pokey Head Pokey Head Thornless cactus heads. Yes, spin or jump on them.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Ring Beamer Ring Beamer Spikey mechanism that emits a shockwave when Mario draws near. No, dodge their shockwaves and continue on.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Sentry Beam Sentry Beam Mechanical enemies that open their mouths to fire lasers. No, but if you stand on top of them, they won't be able to open.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Skeletal Fish Guards Skeletal Fish Guard An undead fish with glowing red eyes that homes in on Mario. Yes, but only in areas where you can lead it to the surface.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Slurple Slurple A blue blob that bounces around and drains Mario of health by latching onto him. Yes, spin or fire a Star Bit.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Spikey Topman Spiky Topman A bright red top with a spike on its head. Yes, spin at it and knock it off ledges or into lasers.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Spiny Cheep Cheep Spiny Cheep Cheep A spikey purple fish. Unknown
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Spiny Piranha Plant Spiny Piranha Plant A purple-headed Piranha Plant covered in thorns. Yes, strike a green bulb at it to destroy it.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Spoing Spoing Springy creatures that jump high into the air and try to land on Mario. Yes, jump on them or spin into them.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Sprangler Sprangler Purple spiders that dangle down from above. Yes, jump on thim or spin at them twice.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Spring Topman Spring Topman Green tops with springs inside. Yes, bump it off a ledge or into an electrical fence.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Thwomp Thwomp Stone creatures that rise up into the air and then come down hard. No, wait for the right moment and then dodge around it.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Topmini Topmini Tiny yellow tops that can't hurt Mario, but will try to push him into danger. Yes, do a spin.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Torpedo Ted Torpedo Ted A homing torpedo with a silver body. Yes, make it crash into a wall or touch it while using a Rainbow Star.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Toxbox Tox Box A rotating box with one open side that will kill mario if it crushes him. No, get in position so that it safely passes over you and keep going.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Tweester Tweester A tornado-creature with eyes. No, you can use it to get to a higher location, but touching it will hurt you.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Undergrunt Urchin Moles with spikey helmets. Yes, ground-pound near them to get them to topple from their holes then jump on them.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Urchin Urchin (land) A sea urchin that rolls around on dry land. Yes, throw fireballs at them or lure them into lava.
Super Mario Galaxy Enemies Wiggler Wiggler Catepillars made up of a strong of spheres. Yes, ground-pound when nearby to flip it over and then jump on it.

All enemies in Super Mario Galaxy

That's all the enemies you'll find in Super Mario Galaxy along with how to defeat them. Hopefully, this helps you as you make your way through the various galaxies and collect Stars.

Thwart Bowser's plans

Super Mario 3d All Stars Box Art

Super Mario 3D All-Stars

Bowser steals the princess

Mario's on a mission to save Princess Peach from Bowser in Super Mario 64, Mario Sunshine, and Mario Galaxy. You'll have to defeat several foes along the way to make it far.

Super Mario 3D All-Stars

Main

Super Mario 3d All Stars Three Games SplitSource: Nintendo (Screenshot)

Get More Switch

Nintendo Switch

We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.