Tamanoripū

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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.

Official artwork of a Tamanoripū.

A Tamanoripū (Japanese: タマノリプー) is a bear-like enemy in the Mario Zone of Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. Tamanoripū are usually found riding atop circus balls, which they can use to traverse spiky and dangerous floors. Its name is derived from 「玉乗り」 tamanori, which is the Japanese term for the act of balancing on a ball.

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Mario can jump or throw a fireball to defeat this enemy and control its ball. Mario can use the ball to safely cross spiked floors and get to previously unreachable areas in the Mario Zone. Tamanoripū resemble teddy bears and are exclusive to the second level of the Mario Zone.