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 in the game Yoshi's Island DS.
A Gargantua Blargg from Yoshi's Island DS
First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Yoshi's Crafted World (2019)
Variant of Blargg
Gargantua Blargg (tall)
Red Blargg
“I am a Blargg, Gargantua Blargg!”
Gargantua Blargg, Tetris Attack
A Gargantua Blargg, from Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island.
A Gargantua Blargg, as it appears in Yoshi's Island
Gargantua Blargg's VS Mode portrait, from Tetris Attack.
Gargantua Blargg's VS Mode portrait, from Tetris Attack

Gargantua Blarggs are massive Blarggs which resemble Nep-Enuts that reside in lava in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3, Yoshi's Island DS, Yoshi's New Island, Yoshi's Woolly World, Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World and Yoshi's Crafted 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 the smaller Red Blargg, Gargantua Blarggs can 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. It replaces the flame fairy, Flare, from the original Panel de Pon.

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 and Poochy & 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. If Yoshi is given an ice watermelon by the "All-you-can-eat ice watermelons!" Power Badge, he can ultimately take down a Gargantua Blargg with one blow.

Gargantua Blarggs reappear in Yoshi's Crafted World, in the level Poochy's Magma Run. They have the same behavior as usual. There is also a costume and a craft based on Gargantua Blarggs.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ビッグウンババ赤[1]
Biggu Unbaba Aka
ビッグウンババ()[2] / ビッグウンババ(あか)[3][4]
Biggu Unbaba (aka)
Big Blargg Red

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)
Big Blargg (red)
Russian Студнезавр-исполин
From Студень (Jelly), -завр (Suffix for dinosaurs) and Исполин (Giant)
Spanish Blargg Gigantón Giant Blargg


  • 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 and design to Gargantua Blarggs.


  1. ^ 「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), page 6.
  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. ^ 「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.
  4. ^ Omoide Theatre, Yoshi Wool World