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Official artwork of a Gunion
First appearance Super Mario Land (1989)
Latest appearance The Fish That Should've Gotten Away (1990)

Gunions[1][2] are octopus-like enemies in Super Mario Land, found in the Muda Kingdom. Gunions have a simple attack pattern and subdue the Marine Pop whenever it comes into range. If shot three times, it will split into two balls, both of which will home in on Mario. Defeating a Gunion nets Mario an extra 400 points. Gunions are only found in World 2-3, the Marine Pop's level. One Gunion posed as Princess Daisy, which Mario discovered after defeating Dragonzamasu.

A green Gunion is among the monsters chasing Mario in the Nintendo Comics System story The Fish That Should've Gotten Away.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese グニョン[3]
From gunyo, a mimetic word for slimy or super-flexible object.
Spanish Gunion -
German Gunion -


  1. ^ Super Mario Land English instruction booklet, page 16.
  2. ^ Nintendo Power Game Boy Player's Guide, page 5
  3. ^ Super Mario Land Japanese instruction booklet, page 18.