Gargantua Blargg

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Gargantua Blargg
YIDS Gargantua Blargg.png
A Gargantua Blargg from Yoshi's Island DS.
First Appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest Appearance Yoshi's Woolly World (2015)
Parent Species Blargg

“I am a Blargg, Gargantua Blargg!”
Gargantua Blargg, Tetris Attack

Gargantua Blarggs[1] are massive Blarggs which resemble Nep-Enuts that reside in lava in the game Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3, Yoshi's Story (in which they are called Blarggs), and Yoshi's Island DS. These huge creatures attempt to block Yoshi's path by rising from the lava as the dinosaur approaches. To pass by a Gargantua Blargg, Yoshi must throw an egg at the monster's mouth. The fire creature will then sink into the lava, allowing Yoshi to continue his journey. However, they reappear after a few seconds. Also, unlike regular Blarggs in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Gargantua Blarggs could not be defeated with POW Blocks.

A Gargantua Blargg, as it appears in Yoshi's Island.
Gargantua Blargg's VS Mode portrait, from Tetris Attack.

In addition to Gargantua Blarggs, there are also small versions of these creatures that are seen in the game (called Kounbaba "Juvenile Blargg" in Japanese).

In the game Tetris Attack, a Gargantua Blargg appears as a ruler of the "Lava World", being allied with Flamer Guy. In here, as many other old enemies of Yoshi, was shown as a friend of Yoshi, being enchanted by Bowser to work for him. He replaces the fire fairy, Flare, from the original Japanese version of the game.

In Yoshi's Island DS, they are called Super Big Blarggs[citation needed] instead. Another sub-species of these Blarggs called Crusher Blarggs appear as well. These Blarggs are much taller than the Super Big Blarggs, and they can destroy dense rocks.

In Yoshi's Woolly World the Gargantua Blarggs reappear. They merely appear as an outline composed of a orange scarf. It takes two yarn balls to make the Blargg hide back down into the lava.

Names in Other Languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ビッグウンババ
Biggu unbaba
Big Blargg
French (NOA) Maxi Blop Lava -


  • In Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, the player must throw an egg in a Gargantua Blargg's mouth to defeat it, but in Yoshi's Island DS, Super Big Blarggs will be defeated if hit anywhere.


  1. ^ Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Nintendo Player's Guide. Page 127.