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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 posed as Princess Daisy, which Mario discovered 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 exact same pattern as a Fly, hopping towards Mario. Like Fly, some of them drop downward from midair when spawned. A jump or two Superballs can easily defeat it, rewarding Mario with 400 points.

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


Super Mario Land[edit]

  • 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) or「ピョピンョン」(pyon-pyon), onomatopoeias for a hopping sound
Dutch Kumo[7] -
French Kumo -
German Kumo -
Italian Kumo -
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.