Mario climbing up Kappa Mountain in Super Mario World
|First appearance||Super Mario World (1990)|
|Latest appearance||Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 (2001)|
|Greater location||Yoshi's Island|
The name Kappa comes from a mythical creature in Japan, which has a water-filled, bowl-shaped depression on the top of its head. If the water runs out, the kappa dies. The lake in the middle of the mountain in Super Mario World looks like the head of a kappa, and the whole mountain could be thought of as a kappa lying on its underbelly.
Names in other languages
|French||Montagne Kappa||Kappa Mountain|
|Italian||Monte Kappa||Mount Kappa|
|Portuguese||Montanha Kappa||Kappa Mountain|
|Spanish||Montaña de Kappa||Kappa Mountain|
- Super Mario World English instruction booklet, page 19.
- Super Mario World Japanese instruction booklet (fold-out)