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Artwork of an Arumajiron from Donkey Kong
Artwork of an Arumajiron from Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten
First appearance Donkey Kong (Game Boy) (1994)

Arumajiron are armadillo enemies in Donkey Kong for the Game Boy. They appear in the Desert, making their debut in Stage 5-7. They behave just like Rappies and Dotties: they walk in circles around the environment, up walls and on the ceiling, in a moderate speed. They do not hurt Mario, and can only push him. They can be stood on in order to hitch a free ride on their hunched backs, but cannot be picked up nor defeated in any way.

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Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

アルマジロン (JP) / Arumajiron (EN)
Artwork of an Arumajiron from Donkey Kong
Original text (Japanese) Translation
出身しゅっしん ビースト族 Place of origin Beast clan
性格せいかく まっすぐ Disposition Strightforward
登場とうじょうゲーム  GBドンキー Game appearances GB Donkey


It's a living elevator.

An armadillo-like enemy character that moves along the wall. You can touch it from the side or from above. Ride on top of it and use it as a foothold to advance to higher ground.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese アルマジロン[1][2]
Derivation of "armadillo"


  1. ^ a b 「パーフェクト版 マリオキャラクター大事典」 (Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten). Page 38.
  2. ^ Kazuki, Motoyama. Volume 29 of the KC Deluxe manga. Page 68.