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The title of this article is official, but it comes from a non-English source. If an acceptable English source is found, then the article should be moved to its appropriate title.

A Goboten from the Japanese guide of Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land
First appearance Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land (1994)

Goboten are seal-like creatures that are enemies to Wario in Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3. They look like seals carrying a harpoon. Judging from their outfit, which includes a pirate-like striped bandanna, it can be assumed that they are affiliated with the Brown Sugar Pirates, a band of thieves that shares a rivalry with Wario. They mainly occupy the watery areas of Kitchen Island, where they patrol underwater passages. If they spot Wario, they shoot a harpoon at him, which can either regress him to a former state or kill him and throw him out of the level.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

種族 アクア族
性格 自信家
登場ゲーム ランド3

Tribe: Aqua clan
Disposition: Self-confident person
Game appearances: Land 3
Watch out for underwater guns.
A dolphin pirate swims around leisurely with an underwater gun in his hand. When they see Wario in the water, they quickly fire their underwater gun at him. If you avoid the harpoon of the underwater gun and step on it, it is a harmless enemy.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゴボテン[2][1]
Possibly from the onomatopoeia「ごぼごぼ」(gobo-gobo, gurgle) and「銛」(ten, an on'yomi reading of "gaff")


  • In the Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten, Goboten are referred to as dolphins.


  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 84.
  2. ^ Kazuki, Motoyama. KC Mario Vol. 24: Super Mario Land 3 Part 1. Pages 6-7.