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Not to be confused with Fish Bone or Honebōn.
Character artwork of a Honen.
First appearance Super Mario Land (1989)
Variant of Torion

Honen[1], also known as Honhen[2] or Bone Fish[2], are enemies in the Muda Kingdom of Sarasaland that appear in Super Mario Land. According to the instruction manual, they are the skeletons of Torion eaten by Tatanga. They jump vertically out of the waters of the Muda Kingdom at regular intervals. They can easily be defeated by being jumped on or by simply standing above them, but they remain unaffected by Superballs. Defeating one is worth 100 points. They appear in World 2-1 and World 2-3. They are one of two undead enemies to appear in the game, the other being Pionpi.


Super Mario Land[edit]

  • 3DS Virtual Console manual: "This skeleton of a Torion after it has been eaten by Tatanga always flies up vertically from the water. It can't be defeated by a Superball."


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ホーネン[3]
Derived from「骨」(hone, bone)
German Honen -
Spanish Honen -


  1. ^ Super Mario Land English instruction booklet, page 15.
  2. ^ a b M. Arakawa. Nintendo Game Boy Player's Guide. Page 5.
  3. ^ Super Mario Land Japanese instruction booklet, page 17.