Newer Super Mario Bros. Wiki
Game(s) Newer Super Mario Bros. Wii
Another Super Mario Bros. Wii
First appearance (Wii) Creepcrack Castle
(AN) World 4-Castlensmbw2.png
Final appearance (Wii) Delusion Castle
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Related enemies Big Ice Thwomp
Big Thwomp
Big Whomp
Ice Thwomp
King Thwomp
Mega Thwomp
Rainbow Thwomp

Thwomps are uncommon enemies found throughout the Newer Super Mario Bros. series. They're stone creatures often residing within castles


Thwomps are dark gray rectangular stone blocks with several lighter gray spikes protruding out of their sides. On their front is a perpetually angry face with two small white eyes with red pupils surrounded by black circles under a sort of unibrow and a large block-toothed mouth. When passive, their eyes and mouth are closed, though when attacking, their eyes and mouth are largely opened.


Thwomps patiently await, stationary on ceilings. When the player passes under them, they'll begin to crash downward, giving the player some time to escape before they hit the ground. Upon hitting the ground, Thwomps will slowly rise up back to the ceiling, unable to strike down while doing so. Contact on any side of a Thwomp will hurt the player.

Thwomps cannot be defeated by fireballs from a Fire Flower, iceballs from an Ice Flower or Penguin Suit, or hammers from a Hammer Suit. They can, however, be defeated by contact with a player under the effects of a Super Star.

Due to their limited defeat methods, it is best to simply avoid contact and move on. To do so, the player can either bait the Thwomp's strike downward before pulling back, running under as it rises, or simply run as fast as they can beneath the Thwomp if it's high enough off the ground.