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
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.
A Goboten as depicted in the Kodansha manga
Names in other languages
|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.
|Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3|
|Characters||Wario • Brown Sugar Pirates • Mario|
|Bosses||Spiked Koopa • Minotaur • Penguin • Devil's Head • Bobo • Ghost • Captain Syrup • Genie|
|Worlds||Rice Beach • Mt. Teapot • Sherbet Land • Stove Canyon • SS Tea Cup • Parsley Woods • Syrup Castle|
|Power-ups||Bull Pot • Dragon Pot • Garlic Pot • Jet Pot • Star|
|Collectibles||? Block • 1 Gold Coin • 10 Gold Coin • 100 Coin • 3-Up Heart • Heart • Key • Treasure|
|Enemies and obstacles||Batto Shuruken • Bee Fly • Big • Bō • Bucket Head • Chicken Duck • D.D. • Demon Bat • Dropper • Floater • Gaugau • Goboten • Guragura • Harisu • Helmut • Knight • Konotako • Kōmori Missile • Lance • Maizō • Mine • Muncher • Paidan • Pecan • Penkoon • Pikkarikun • Pinwheel • Piranha Plant • Pirate Goom • Pouncer • Skewer • Sparky • Spiked ball • Togemaru • Ukiwani • Wanderin' Goom • Watch • White puff • Yadorā • Yarikuri Obake|