Noko Bombette

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The title of this article is official, but it comes from a non-English source. If an official name from an English source is found, the article should be moved to its appropriate title.


A Noko Bombette is a small turtle with a bomb for a shell found in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. Mario must try to avoid them, though they mostly appear in tight corridors, making this a difficult task. It is one of the few enemies that cannot be defeated by a Fireball. Instead, they must be jumped upon. However, unless a Spin Jump is used, the attack will cause the Noko Bombette to explode a few seconds after the jump. If Mario is caught in the blast, he will take damage.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ノコボンメット
Nokobon Metto
From Koopa Troopa's Japanese name 「ノコノコ」 Nokonoko and bon meaning "bomb", combined with 「メット」 Metto, the Japanese name for Buzzy Beetle meaning "helmet".
Spanish Noko Bombette


  • They're associated with and probably related the similarly named and behaving Nokobons of Super Mario Land. The Noko Bombette exposition in the manual of the sequel, Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins even repeats Super Mario Land's "a turtle with a bomb on its back" description for Nokobon.
  • Noko Bombettes are also related to Buzzy Beetles, since they're both immune to fireballs, have a similar appearance and even share part of their Japanese name.