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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.


Unibō (ウニボー[1]), from "uni" or "sea urchin", are spiky round enemies that inhabit flying and swimming areas. Unibō are nearly indestructible; in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, they can be defeated by only a Star or Koopa Shell. They remain stationary until Mario comes near, at which point they will shake on the spot to make themselves harder to avoid. They reappear in Mario & Wario, slightly redesigned to look more like Urchins and their visible eyes removed (although they could be facing away from the screen). In addition, they now come in two varieties: those with blue bodies move vertically, and those with yellow bodies move horizontally. In addition, they no longer sleep and are contantly moving around.

A Gordo, which looks similar to a Unibō

The original appearance of Unibō is very similar to both Gordo from the Kirby series and Sea Urchins from the Zelda series.


  1. ^ Mario to Wario instruction booklet, page 11.