Choropū Men'iwa

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Choropū Men'iwa
General information
Variant of Monty Mole
First appearance Super Mario-kun Volume 5 (1992)
Similar entities
Ghost Monty Mole
Kuribon̄ Men'iwa
Gūsuka Men'iwa
“にがさんぞ~~!! ("Don't try to escape...!!")”
Choropū Men'iwa, Super Mario-kun Volume 5
A Choropū Men'iwa in its spirit form

Choropū Men'iwa (チョロプー面岩, "Monty Mole Face Rocks")[1] are an undead ghost variant of Monty Mole that appear in volume 5 of Super Mario-kun. Choropū Men'iwa are spirits of deceased Monty Moles that notably posses rocks. However, when the rock body of a Choropū Men'iwa is broken, their spirits are released from their rock bodies.

When Mario is taken to the graveyard, he meets the Choropū Men'iwa alongside other Urami no Iwa. The Choropū Men'iwa and the other Urami no Iwa fly towards Mario and attack him, due to the fact that Mario killed them in the past. Mario then opens Yoshi's mouth to make him eat the Choropū Men'iwa and the other Urami no Iwa that attempted to attack Mario, with him then punching Yoshi's mouth to break them. The spirits of the Choropū Men'iwa and other Urami no Iwa then proceed to float out of Yoshi's mouth after Mario broke them. It is unknown what happened to the Choropū Men'iwa and other Urami no Iwa after their spirits flew out of Yoshi's mouth.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese チョロプー面岩[1]
Choropū Men'iwa
Monty Mole Face Rocks
French Topi Taupe en Pierre[2] Monty Mole in Stone


  • Like the other Urami no Iwa, Choropū Men'iwa seem to be based on Ikiryō from Japanese folklore.
  • There are similar ghost Monty Moles that appear in volume 4 and volume 55 as well. However, these ghost Monty Moles seem to be separate from the Choropū Men'iwa (despite both being deceased variants of Monty Mole).


  1. ^ a b Super Mario-kun, volume 5, chapter 11 (page 154)
  2. ^ Sawada, Yukio. (2015). Super Mario Manga Adventures, volume 5. Retrieved 22 October 2023.