Artwork of Monty Mole from New Super Mario Bros. U.
|First appearance||Super Mario World (1990)|
|MG appearance(s)||A Super Mario World|
Monty Mole (チョロプー) is a recurring enemy that appears in several Mario games.
Monty Moles are one of the major species in the Mario series. The moles tend to make their home underground. They are common obstacles in the series and usually must be cleared by still whacking them on the head. They made their debut in Super Mario World, where they would pop out of the ground and charge at Mario or Luigi to attack. There exists a sub-species of Monty Moles, called Mega Moles, which the player can ride on. Monty Moles can be defeated with any attack in Super Mario World, and can also be eaten by Yoshi.
In A Super Mario World
A massive Monty Mole appears in the McLeodGaming cartoon A Super Mario World, where it briefly appears in the first episode as one of the monsters that Mario fights with the Master Sword. It walks across the ground before Mario stabs and crushes it, killing it quickly.
- The large size of the Monty Mole in A Super Mario World may be a reference to the Mega Mole, which is only slightly smaller.