Super Mario 64 Official Wikia

Whomps are enemies that appear in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS. They are not to be mistaken for the blue, blocky Thwomps.


Whomps are large, rectangular beings built out of stone. They have heavily exaggerated eyebrows, and red, misaligned eyes. Their mouth is rather curvy, with five uneven and yellowed teeth within. On the back of the Whomp is a large bandage, which covers a damaged layer of stone.


Whomps will spawn in a set area, and will follow a scripted path indefinitely until they spot the player. Once spotted, they will face the player and increase their speed. When the Whomp gets close enough to the player, it will jump and collapse face-first into the ground, exposing its backside. The player must ground pound the bandage to defeat the Whomp.

Jumping onto a Whomp's back and regular jumping will cause the Whomp to generate one regular Coin, for each hop. This can be repeated for a total of five coins, before the Whomp will rise to its feet. This can be done along with ground pounding the Whomp to earn a total of ten coins.


Whomps first appear in Whomp's Fortress, which is their main home. Despite this, there are only two, not including the King. Another one resides in Bowser in The Sky.


  • Whomps are led by the much larger and more powerful Whomp King, who is the second boss of Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS.