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The title of this article is official, but it comes from a non-English source. If an official name from an English source is found that is not from the English Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia, the article should be moved to its appropriate title.

First appearance Donkey Kong (1994)
Gessori (compressed)

Gessori are a species of cephalopod enemies originating in Donkey Kong for Game Boy. Two of them are seen in Stage 3-7 on the Ship, where they swim around in the water at the bottom of the stage's room. Gessori follow a set horizontal line and swim by propelling themselves with their tentacles, changing direction whenever they encounter one of the room's limits. They damage Mario upon contacting him, and there is no way to combat them.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゲッソリ[1][2]
A Japanese adverb meaning "becoming very thin", also a play of「ゲッソー」(Gessō, Blooper)


  1. ^ Mario character book, page 80
  2. ^ Kazuki, Motoyama. Volume 29 of the KC Deluxe manga, page 68