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A seagull from the Seaside Kingdom of Super Mario Odyssey
A seagull in Super Mario Odyssey
First appearance Wario Land II (1998)
Latest appearance Super Mario Odyssey (2017)
Little bird

Seagulls, or simply gulls,[1] are real-life birds that have appeared with gameplay roles in several Mario-related games.


Wario Land II[edit]

In Wario Land II, gulls first appear in the level Get in the Tea Cup. They are harmless and are found flapping their wings in one place in midair. Wario can use them as platforms to reach remote locations; however, they fly away before long once he touches them but come back shortly afterwards. Like the game's enemies, gulls can be killed with a Dash Attack or a ground pound, respawning only if Wario leaves and re-enters their area.

Game & Watch Gallery series[edit]

Seagulls, here identified as albatrosses,[2] appear in the Modern version of the Game & Watch title Donkey Kong Jr. in Game & Watch Gallery 3 and Game & Watch Gallery 4. In these games, when Donkey Kong Jr. gets the key on the second stage, an albatross appears and acts as a platform so that he can reach his father's cage. Unlike its Wario Land II counterpart, the albatross does not fly away when Donkey Kong Jr. touches it. However, it does regularly fly away for a short time, forcing Donkey Kong Jr. to time his jump carefully. An albatross also occasionally appears in the background of the Modern version of Fire from Game & Watch Gallery 4.

Mario Party 8[edit]

Seagulls transporting a Hammer Bro to the beginning of the Goomba's Booty Boardwalk board in Mario Party 8
Seagulls transporting a Hammer Bro

Seagulls appear in Mario Party 8 on Goomba's Booty Boardwalk. If Captain Goomba gives a Star to a player, he will order seagulls to transport the player to the beginning of the board. Seagulls can also be seen flying in the background of the board.

Super Mario Odyssey[edit]

Seagulls also appear in Super Mario Odyssey in the Seaside Kingdom. Much like little birds and other wildlife found in this game, they initially stand on the ground, and fly away if Mario approaches them.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カモメ[3]
French Mouette
German Möwe
Italian Gabbiano
Spanish Gaviota


  1. ^ Nintendo Power Volume 106. Page 65. "Getting aboard the good ship Tea Cup isn’t as easy as it sounds. You’ll have to swim through caves, then hop onto the backs of flying gulls, and finally evade hungry eels."
  2. ^ World of Longplays (March 18, 2017). Game Boy Advance Longplay [148] Game & Watch Gallery 4 (Part 4 of 4). YouTube. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
  3. ^ Wario Land 2: Nusumareta Zaihō Shogakukan guide. Page 112.