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 here.
Gargantua Blargg
YIDS Gargantua Blargg.png
A Gargantua Blargg from Yoshi's Island DS.
First Appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest Appearance Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World (2017)
Parent Species Blargg

“I am a Blargg, Gargantua Blargg!”
Gargantua Blargg, Tetris Attack

A Gargantua Blargg, as it appears in Yoshi's Island.
Gargantua Blargg's VS Mode portrait, from Tetris Attack.

Gargantua Blarggs[1] are massive Blarggs which resemble Nep-Enuts that reside in lava in the game Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3, Yoshi's Island DS, Yoshi's New Island, and Yoshi's Woolly World. These huge creatures attempt to block Yoshi's path by rising from the lava as the dinosaur approaches. To pass by a Gargantua Blargg, Yoshi must throw an egg at the monster's mouth. The fire creature will then sink into the lava, allowing Yoshi to continue his journey. However, they reappear after a few seconds. Unlike its miniature variation, Gargantua Blarggs could not be defeated with POW Blocks.

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. He replaces the fire fairy, Flare, from the original Japanese version of the game.

Another sub-species of these Blarggs also called Gargantua Blarggs appear as well. These Blarggs are much taller and can destroy dense rocks.

In Yoshi's Woolly World, Gargantua Blarggs merely appear as an outline composed of an orange scarf. 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.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ビッグウンババ()[2][3] / ビッグウンババ(あか)[4][5]
Biggu Unbaba (aka)
Big Blargg (red)
French (NOA) Maxi Blop Lava -


  • In Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, the player must throw an egg in a Gargantua Blargg's mouth to defeat it, but in Yoshi's Island DS, it will be defeated if hit anywhere.
  • The Blarggs of Yoshi's Story are similar in size to a Gargantua Blargg.


  1. ^ Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Nintendo Player's Guide. Page 127.
  2. ^ 「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), page 19.
  3. ^ Yoshi's Island DS Nintendo Dream Book, page 15.
  4. ^ 「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), page 23.
  5. ^ Omoide Theatre, Yoshi Wool World