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This article is about the real world species. For other uses, see Jellyfish (disambiguation).
A jellyfish used by Wario to obscure Mario's view in the sixth level, Pukupuku Kai.
The jellyfish from Mario & Wario
First appearance Mario & Wario (1993)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)
Jelly Fish
Jellyfish (Yoshi's Story)
Jellyfish (Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga)
Pea Jelly Fish
Preying Mantas
Notable members
Jellyfish Sisters

Jellyfish are water-dwelling, usually electrically charged creatures that made several appearances as enemies in Mario-related media. Their appearance is slightly distinct in almost every game they appear in, but always retain the usual traits of real life jellyfish, such as tentacles and globe-shaped bells. Jellyfish also serve as basis for other creatures found in the Mario games, including Jelectros from Super Mario Bros. 3 and Jellybeams from New Super Mario Bros. Wii.


Mario & Wario[edit]

In Mario & Wario, Wario uses a jellyfish on LEVEL6: Pukupuku Kai to obscure Mario's view.

Super Mario Sunshine[edit]

A Noki on a Jellyfish near the Coin Fish

Jellyfish make a small appearance in Super Mario Sunshine, where Nokis are seen riding them in the episode The Red Coin Fish. They are harmless, as bumping into them does not hurt Mario.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze[edit]

Jellyfish that light up a tenebrous tunnel in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

In Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and its Nintendo Switch port, jellyfish[1] appear as common enemies in the water levels of Sea Breeze Cove. Their motion path may vary from individual to individual; some simply swim in a straight line up and down, while other revolve around a certain spot. Jellyfish hesitate before moving in a set direction. If the Kongs touch one, they get electrocuted and lose one life from their health meter. Jellyfish are almost invulnerable; however, they turn into an item if the Kongs perform a Kong POW nearby. These enemies glow softly and appear distinguishable in detail even in the dark, as seen in Amiss Abyss, a level which marks their first encounter with the Kongs in the game.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ピッカリン[2] (Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze)
Derived from「ピカり」(pikari, a Japanese term meaning "with a flash")


  1. ^ von Esmarch, Nick, and Cory van Grier. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze PRIMA Official Game Guide, page 13.
  2. ^ 「ドンキーコングトロピカルフリーズ任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 17.