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First appearance Super Mario Odyssey (2017)
Latest appearance Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition (2018)
Yellow, purple and green Komboos.

Komboos 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.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese コンブー[1]
A pun on konbu (昆布)
French Kombouilles A pun on "kombu" and "bouilles"
German Kelpino


  • In the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack in Minecraft, Kelp is replaced by Komboos.