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A Slurple from Super Mario Galaxy.
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All Stars (2020)
Variant of Poink
Swoopin' Stu

Slurples, also called Swoopin' Poinks,[1] are health-sucking space leeches in Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2. They look very similar to Swoopin' Stus and/or Poinks from Super Mario Sunshine and act like Fuzzies from the Paper Mario series. Slurples have light blue skin, big eyes and snouts. They move by bouncing and will attack by latching on to Mario and draining health from him like alien leeches. In addition to damage, Mario's movement speed is slowed while a Slurple is attached to him. Despite their attack methods, they are extremely weak. They can be defeated with a spin or a flung Star Bit. If hit with a Star Bit, they will yield three additional Star Bits, while they will only yield one if spun. They can also be defeated by obstacles such as Boulders.

Names in Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese タコチュ
tako means "octopus"; chu means "kiss"
Italian Slurpino from slurp and the diminutive "ino"


  1. ^ Nintendo Power (December 2007): If the Swoopin' Poinks latch on to you, spin to shake them off or else they will suck out your health.