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Artwork of a Karakara, from Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins.
First appearance Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (1992)

A Karakara[1] is an enemy from Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. These one-eyed umbrellas with a human foot and sandals are found near the start and the end of the second level of the Pumpkin Zone. They will unfold and launch into the air, then float downwards while moving back and forth. A Karakara can be defeated by a jump or a fireball. They are based on the karakasa-obake, a yōkai spirit from Japanese mythology.[2]

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

種族 ゴースト族
性格 陽気
登場ゲーム ランド2

Tribe: Ghost clan
Disposition: Cheerful
Game appearances: Land 2
Ignore and disregard when you meet them.
Karakasa ghosts descend from the sky above, swinging from side to side. It is very difficult to step on, so unless you are Fire Mario, you should proceed onward without thinking about defeating it.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カラカラ[4][5]
Pun on「唐傘」(karakasa) and possibly「からから」(karakara, Japanese onomatopoeia for rattling sound)

Lit. paper umbrella
German Karakara -
Italian Karakara[7] -


  1. ^ English Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins entry on the official Mario Portal. nintendo.co.jp. Retrieved August 13, 2022. (Archived August 13, 2022, 13:51:45 UTC via archive.today.)
  2. ^ The Mushroom Kingdom (Accessed on 6-1-08)
  3. ^ Shogakukan. 1994.「パーフェクト版 マリオキャラクター大事典」 (Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten), page 56.
  4. ^ 「任天堂公式ガイドブック スーパーマリオランド2 6つの金貨」 (Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook – Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins), page 14.
  5. ^ Kazuki, Motoyama. KC Mario Vol. 18: Super Mario Land 2 Part 1. Page 6.
  6. ^ Kazuki, Motoyama. KC Deluxe vol. 19 - Super Mario Land 2: 6-tsu no Kinka 1. Page 4.
  7. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 75