Elite Octoombas are enemies that appear in Super Mario Galaxy 2. They are a sub-species of Octoombas, along with Octoguys, Octoboos and Octopuses. These enemies are designed to look exactly like regular Octoombas, however, they are green and have two antennae on their head. Elite Octoombas attack just like Octoombas (they fire stone rocks from their mouths at Mario/Luigi). However, instead of firing one rock at the heroes like Octoombas do, Elite Octoombas fire two rocks at them at a quick succession. These rocks they fire, as well as Elite Octoombas themselves can damage Mario/Luigi if they come in contact with them, causing them to lose one wedge of health from their Health Meter. Much like other weak enemies such as Octoombas, Octoguys, Goombas, Piranha Plants, Prickly Piranha Plants (which all five of these listed enemies also appear in SMG 2) etc, Elite Octoombas can be defeated with a jump on their head, causing a Coin to appear if done this way. They can also be defeated if Mario/Luigi uses his Spin attack on them, causing three Star Bits to appear if done this way. Elite Octoombas appear in many galaxies, especially the Boulder Bowl Galaxy.