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Custom render of Armad from Super Mario Bros. Wonder
Rendered game model of Armad
First appearance Super Mario Bros. Wonder (2023)
Latest appearance Minecraft: Bedrock Edition
(Armored Paws) (2024)

Armads are armadillo-like enemies that appear in Super Mario Bros. Wonder.


Super Mario Bros. Wonder[edit]

Armads first appear in the Sunbaked Desert level Armads on the Roll. Upon seeing a player, an Armad will curl up into a ball and roll at the player. If an Armad is on a slope, it will roll down it. If a player jumps on an Armad, it will be rolled up and can be picked up and thrown, just like Koopa Troopas. Some Armads have coin trails behind them.


In the Super Mario Mash-up in Minecraft: Bedrock Edition, Armadillos are replaced by Armads.


Additional names[edit]

Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

Super Mario Bros. Wonder G:/romfs/Model/EnemyMajiro.bfres.zs/ Majiro Japanese name
Super Mario Bros. Wonder G:/romfs/Pack/Actor/EnemyMadillo.pack.zs Madillo Clipping of "armadillo"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マジロー
From the second half of「アルマジロ」(arumajiro, "armadillo") and the common male given name「二郎」(Jirō), and/or possibly「ロール」(rōru, "roll")

Chinese 球球狳
Pun on「球」(qiú, "ball") and「犰狳」(qiúyú, "armadillo")

Dutch Armad
French Tatoumi
Homophonic pun on tatou ("armadillo") and possibly the expression t'as tout mis ("you put everything")
German Armad
Italian Madillo
Clipping of "armadillo"
Korean 마딜로
Clipping of "armadillo"

Portuguese (NOA) Tatu-bolado
Play on tatu-bola ("three-banded armadillo") and bolado (slang for "upset")
Portuguese (NOE) Madilho
Clipping of armadilho ("armadillo")
Russian Бронькин
Play on броненосец (bronenosets, "armadillo") and possibly Бронька (Bron'ka), diminutive form of Russian male name Бронислав (Bronislav); with surname suffix -ин (-in)

Spanish Madillo
Clipping of "armadillo"