Big Grinder

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Big Grinder

New Super Mario Bros. 2 artwork
General information
Variant of Grinder
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010)
Latest appearance New Super Mario Bros. 2 (2012)

Big Grinders are larger variants of Grinders that have made a few appearances in the Super Mario series. They first appear in Super Mario Galaxy 2.


In Super Mario Galaxy 2, they act the same as normal Grinders, but are slower and generally cut down larger platforms.

In New Super Mario Bros. 2, Big Grinders appear in World 3-, and later return in the third level of the Impossible Pack. Like regular Grinders, they can only be defeated by touching them with either an Invincibility Leaf or a Super Star. Big Grinders tend to come from the ceiling or from underwater to chase Mario and Luigi for a while before retreating.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ガリガリ[1]
Same as Grinder


  1. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, New Super Mario Bros. 2 section, page 194. 「刃を回転させながらルール上を移動している。大きなタイプもある。」 (They spin their blades as they move on their rule*. There is also a big type.) *「ルール」 (rule) is a typo of 「ルート」 (route).