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First appearance Super Mario Land (1989)

Kumos[1][2] are hopping spider enemies found in Easton Kingdom in Super Mario Land. They are found in World 3-2 and World 3-3. In appearance, Kumos look much like generic tarantulas that are about the size of Mario. One Kumo poses as Princess Daisy, which Mario discovers after defeating Hiyoihoi.

Kumo (クモ) is the Japanese word for "spider"; however, the species is not, in fact, known as "Kumo" in Japan. It is actually the only species for which the English name was not the same as or similar to the Japanese name in the original version of Super Mario Land, although some other species were renamed in the English Virtual Console version.

Kumos attack in the same pattern as a Fly, hopping towards Mario. Like a Fly, some of them drop downward from midair when spawned. A jump or two Superballs can easily defeat a Kumo, rewarding Mario with 400 points.

Kumos appear in the Super Mario Land manga. After the Tokotoko and Batadons fail in stopping Mario, Tatanga gives more trust to the spider clan in doing a better job, much to Hiyoihoi's anger. The Kumos prepare a trap for Mario by creating a web, which Suu-chan pushes him into. Before she pours lethal Suu venom on him, the Tokotoko and Batadons barge in and fall into the web, freeing Mario and causing them to get hit by the venom instead, which kills them. Mario falls down and is surrounded by the Kumos, which Suu-chan orders to attack him, but Hiyoihoi appears, angered by the replacement and death of his soldiers, and shoots at everyone with a barrage of Bullet Biffs, killing the Kumos and inadvertently saving Mario.

A Kumo also makes a small appearance in Pipe Down!, although only a picture of it appears.


Super Mario Land[edit]

  • Instruction booklet: This spider-like creature attacks Mario by jumping on him.
  • 3DS Virtual Console Manual bio: This spiderlike creature attacks by trying to jump on Mario.

Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

種族 クリープ族
性格 ちょっぴりシャイ
登場ゲーム ランド1

Tribe: Creep clan
Disposition: A little shy
Game appearances: Land 1
Suspicious black spider
A black spider approaches you, hopping and bouncing. If you wait for it in an open space, it may fall down on its own. If you want to defeat it, wait in a wide space and then step on it when it gets close.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ブラックピヨン[4]
Burakku Piyon
Burakku Pyon
From "black" and「ピヨンピヨン」(piyon-piyon), onomatopoeia for hopping
Dutch Kumo[7] -
French Kumo[8] -
German Kumo -
Italian Kumo[9] -
Spanish Kumo -


  1. ^ Super Mario Land English instruction booklet, page 14.
  2. ^ M. Arakawa. Nintendo Game Boy Player's Guide. Page 5.
  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 192.
  4. ^ Super Mario Land Japanese instruction booklet, page 14.
  5. ^ Super Mario Land Japanese website. Accessed on 5-12-15.
  6. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario Land section, page 47.
  7. ^ Club Nintendo (Netherlands) Classic, page 8.
  8. ^ Super Mario Land French instruction booklet, page 14.
  9. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia, pag. 47