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Artwork of the Komboo enemies from Super Mario Odyssey. It includes both 4-meter and 8-meter variants.
Artwork of both Komboo variants from Super Mario Odyssey.
First appearance Super Mario Odyssey (2017)
Latest appearance Minecraft (Bedrock version) (2018)

Komboos[1] are walking giant kelp-like creatures with eyes found in the Lake Kingdom and Seaside Kingdom of Super Mario Odyssey. Their name is likely a reference to kombu, a variety of seaweed used extensively in Japanese cuisine. They are normally found in chasms in Lake Lamode and Bubblaine, and if Mario swims to their spawning point, they will emerge and start walking in a swaying motion towards Mario with their four legs so their bodies can hit him accordingly, and attempt to swarm Mario. Mario can simply throw Cappy at them to take them out; however, they will continue to respawn from the same position. They can be found in green, yellow, and purple. Komboos also cannot be captured.

In the Super Mario Mash-up in Minecraft, Kelp is replaced by Komboos.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese コンブー[3]
Elongation of「昆布」(konbu)
French Kombouilles A pun on "kombu" and "bouilles" (a colloquialism for "face")
German Kelpino From "kelp" with diminutive suffix "-ino"
Italian Algata From "alga" and the fermale Italian name "Agata"
Spanish Frondo -


  1. ^ Walsh, Doug, and Joe Epstein. Super Mario Odyssey Prima Official Guide. Page 345.
  2. ^ Kazuya Sakai (ed.). The Art of Super Mario Odyssey. First English Edition. Translated by TransPerfect. Milwaukie: Dark Horse, 2019. page 132. ISBN: 978-1-50671-375-5.
  3. ^ Official Japanese Super Mario Odyssey Twitter