Sumo Bros. are large enemies that appear in Super Mario World, New Super Mario Bros. U, & Super Mario Party that will stomp their feet on the ground and fire will erupt on the platform under the platform they are on. These characters can only be killed by swinging Mario's cape, a Starman, or a Koopa shell. These dangerous enemies are very rare to encounter. They only appear in two levels. They are called 'Sumo' Bros. because they are considerably large, and look a little like the Hammer Bros.. They also appeared in the Super Mario World TV show. There also exist in New Super Mario Bros. U and in New Super Luigi U in the second tower of Rock Candy Mines, that has for a boss a giant Sumo Bro.


These foes are usually encountered on platforms that can be jumped against. When he uses his

Luigi facing a Sumo Bro in Mama Luigi.

elemental attack, he will wait a bit before striking again, so this is your chance to jump into his platform to defeat it. Use the same strategy with the boss sumo Bro in rock candy mines to topple it over and stomp it. The boss Sumo Bro has 3 hits.

Super Mario series

Super Mario World

Sumo Bros. first appear in Super Mario World. In this game, they are rare enemies. They stand on a set of blocks and stomp down which causes a huge fire. To defeat them, the player needs to hit the block they are standing on. Starman and Cape Feather also defeats them.

New Super Mario Bros. U/New Super Luigi U/New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe

Sumo Bros. once again appear after a long absence from the Super Mario series. They attack very similarly to their appearance in Super Mario World, however, the shock wave that comes from their stomps are now smaller, and no longer raise the ground when being struck, instead, two bolts of electricity are produced.

Super Mario Party

The Sumo Bros. appear in 3 minigames in Super Mario Party: Lightning Round, Rattle and Hmmm, & Absent Minded.

Paper Mario: The Origami King

Making their debut in the Paper Mario series, Sumo Bros. only appear as flunkies for the Boss Sumo Bro battle. They steal certain panels on the rings and will not let go of them until Mario defeats them.