Gringill

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Gringill
GiantGringill.png
Artwork of a Gringill from Super Mario Galaxy 2
First Appearance Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Latest Appearance Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010)
Related Species
Maw-Ray
Spike Eel

“Can you beat those Gringills by hitting them with shells?”
Penguin, Super Mario Galaxy

Gringills are large, orange or lavender eel-like creatures with large eyes and teeth found in Super Mario Galaxy. Their name is a portmanteau on "grin" and "gill". There are two variants of Gringills; smaller ones, which can be found swimming around freely in certain galaxies, and larger variants, which lurk in caves.

They first appear in the Beach Bowl Galaxy and later appear in the Drip Drop Galaxy, Sea Slide Galaxy, Bigmouth Galaxy, and Deep Dark Galaxy. They attack simply by trying to bite Mario. Gringills can be defeated by throwing a Koopa Shell at them while they are underwater. Most of them appear in caves, and they come out a small distance when Mario/Luigi gets close, though rarely they are seen outside their holes, swimming in circles. There are also huge Gringills that are lavender in color, have two feelers on their lower jaws, and are found only in caves. They make a straining noise when coming out of their holes, and give a 1-Up Mushroom when defeated. These huge eels only appear in the Beach Bowl Galaxy, Sea Slide Galaxy, and Deep Dark Galaxy.

Gringills in Super Mario Galaxy 2

They reappear in Super Mario Galaxy 2 in the Cosmic Cove Galaxy, the Starshine Beach Galaxy, and the Slimy Spring Galaxy, behaving like they did in the previous game.

Names in other languages[edit]

Normal variant[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese アナゴン
Anagon
From anago (sea eel); compare to Unagi (freshwater eel).
Spanish Anagorn From Japanese name
French Anguillon From anguille (eel)
Italian Pesce Boa Boa Fish

Big variant[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 大アナゴン[1]
Dai Anagon
でかアナゴン[2]
Deka Anagon
Big Gringill

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario Galaxy section, page 127.
  2. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario Galaxy 2 section, page 160.