Gargantua Blargg

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This article is about the recurring enemy. For the unique enemy from Yoshi's Island DS of the same name, see Gargantua Blargg (tall).
Gargantua Blargg
Gargantua Blargg
Artwork of a Gargantua Blargg from Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Yoshi's Crafted World (2019)
Variant of Blargg
“I am a Blargg, Gargantua Blargg!”
Gargantua Blargg, Tetris Attack

Gargantua Blarggs are massive Blarggs that reside in lava. They first appear in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island along with their blue, water-dwelling counterparts, Nep-Enuts.


Yoshi's Island series[edit]

A Gargantua Blargg, from Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island.
A Gargantua Blargg, as it appears in Yoshi's Island

In the Yoshi's Island series, Gargantua Blarggs have maintained a consistent behavior. When a Yoshi approaches attempt to block Yoshi's path by rising from the lava as he approaches. To pass by a Gargantua Blargg, Yoshi must throw an egg into its mouth. The Gargantua Blargg will then sink into the lava, allowing Yoshi to continue past it. However, it re-emerges after a few seconds. Unlike the smaller Red Blargg, Gargantua Blarggs cannot be defeated with an Anywhere POW. In Yoshi's Island DS, Gargantua Blarggs only appear in Gilbert the Gooey's Castle, but the game introduces a much taller variant of the same name that can destroy dense rocks. In Yoshi's New Island, Gargantua Blarggs only appear in two levels, Gargantua Blargg Attacks! and Hotfoot Hurdle.

Tetris Attack[edit]

In the game Tetris Attack, a Gargantua Blargg appears as a ruler of the "Lava World", being allied with Flamer Guy. In here, as many other old enemies of Yoshi, was shown as a friend of Yoshi, being enchanted by Bowser to work for him. It replaces the flame fairy, Flare, from the original Panel de Pon.

Yoshi's Woolly World / Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World[edit]

A Gargantua Blargg chasing Yoshi in Yoshi's Woolly World
Yoshi outruns a Gargantua Blargg in Yoshi's Woolly World

In Yoshi's Woolly World and Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World, Gargantua Blarggs merely appear as an outline composed of an orange scarf and lack fangs. It takes three yarn balls to make the Gargantua Blargg hide back down into the lava. They mainly appear in the level Lava Scarves and Red-Hot Blarggs. There is also one in the fire area of King Bowser's Castle. If Yoshi is given an ice watermelon by the "All-you-can-eat ice watermelons!" Power Badge, he can use the melon to ultimately take down a Gargantua Blargg with one blow.

Yoshi's Crafted World[edit]

A Gargantua Blargg in Yoshi's Crafted World
A Gargantua Blargg, as seen in Yoshi's Crafted World

Gargantua Blarggs reappear in Yoshi's Crafted World, in the level Poochy's Magma Run. They are made of bubbled slime and have the same behavior as in the Yoshi's Island games. When a Gargantua Blargg is hit by Yoshi's egg, it spins sinking down. There is also a costume and a craft based on Gargantua Blarggs.


Yoshi's Island series[edit]

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island / Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3[edit]

  • Shogakukan guide: 溶岩の池に住む怪物。やっぱりタマゴを当てれば、しばらくおとなしくなる。[1] (A monster that lives in a lava pond. Of course, if you hit it with an egg, it will go quiet for a while.)
  • Player's Guide: The hot-blooded member of the Blargg family. Maybe he's so angry because no one will trim his eyebrows.[2]
  • Shogakukan guide (Game Boy Advance version): 溶岩の中に住む怪物。タマゴを当てると、約5秒ほど溶岩にしずんでおとなしくなる。このスキにとびこえてしまおう。[3] (A monster that lives in lava. If you hit it with an egg, it will sink into the lava for about 5 seconds and become quiet. Take advantage of this opportunity to jump over it.)

Yoshi's New Island[edit]

  • Shogakukan guide: 溶岩に潜み、ヨッシーが近づくと溶岩から浮上してきて襲ってくる。倒すことはできないが、タマゴを3回当てるとひるむ。ひるませてから逃げるとよい。[4](It lurks in the lava, and when Yoshi approaches it, it rises out of the lava and attacks. You cannot defeat it, but if you hit it with three eggs, it will flinch. You can escape after you make it go down.)

Tetris Attack[edit]

In-game Character profile
Sprite of Gargantua Blargg's icon from the SNES version of Tetris Attack.

I am a Blargg, Gargantua Blargg

My exploits are kind of famous. I rule the Lava World, and all should fear me. But lately, this rain has put a damper on my powers. Hmmm...

Japanese language selected

わしの なまえは ビッグウンババ

マグマの せかいの おおおやぶん ウンババさまとは わしの ことじゃ--!!
でも ちかころは あめばっかりで さっぱり ちかちが でないのだ フウ

(My name is Gargantua Blargg.)
(I am the great master of the magma world... and Blargg is me! But all I see is rain, and I have no idea what I'm doing. Hmm.)


For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Gargantua Blargg.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ビッグウンババ赤[1]
Biggu Unbaba Aka
Biggu Unbaba
ビッグウンババ()[3] / ビッグウンババ(あか)[4][5]
Biggu Unbaba (aka)
Big Blargg Red

Big Blargg

Big Blargg (red)

Chinese 大乌巴巴(红) (Simplified)
大烏巴巴(紅) (Traditional)
Dà Wūbābā (hóng)
Big Blargg (red)

French (NOA) Maxi Blop Lava
French (NOE) Blargg géant
Giant Blargg
German Riesen-Feuer-Blargg
Giant Fire Blargg
Italian Immenso Blargg
Immense Blargg
Korean 거대짜자잔(빨강)
Geodae Jjajjajan (bbalgang)
Big Blargg (red)

Russian Студнезавр-исполин
Giant Blargg

Spanish Blargg Gigantón
Giant Blargg


  • The Blarggs of Yoshi's Story are similar in size and design to Gargantua Blarggs.


  1. ^ a b 「スーパーマリオヨッシーアイランド任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Super Mario: Yossy Island Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook). Shogakukan (Japanese). Page 6.
  2. ^ Miller, Kent; Munson, Terry (1995). Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Player's Guide. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 127Media:SMW2 Guide 127.jpg.
  3. ^ a b 「スーパーマリオアドバンス3任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Super Mario Advance 3 Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook). Shogakukan (Japanese). Page 19.
  4. ^ a b 「ヨッシー New アイランド 任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Yoshi's New Island Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook). Shogakukan (Japanese). Page 23Media:Yoshi New Island Shogakukan P23.jpg.
  5. ^ Omoide Theatre, Yoshi Woolly World