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

Kyotonbo[1] are tall dragonfly-like enemies found in the Tree Zone's first stage in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. They simply fly in darting stop-start motions and home in on Mario. Mario could defeat them either by jumping on their heads or throwing a fireball at them.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

種族 クリープ族
性格 慎重派
登場ゲーム ランド2

Tribe: Creep clan
Disposition: Cautious person
Game appearances: Land 2
Dragonflies that don't care about the ground or the sky
An enemy character that looks like a dragonfly standing straight up. It is slow, but surprisingly, it slips through walls and floors, ignoring them, and approaches you. After drawing them in, stomp on them.

Encyclopedia Super Mario Bros.[edit]

Bio: 空中を移動しながら、少しずつマリオに近づいてくる。[3] (Moving through the air, it gradually approaches Mario.)


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese キョトンボ[4]
Portmanteau of「きょとん」(kyoton, staring blankly) and「トンボ」(tonbo, dragonfly)
German Libelle[citation needed] Dragonfly
Italian Kyotonbo[5] -


  1. ^ English Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins entry on the official Mario Portal. Retrieved August 13, 2022. (Archived August 13, 2022, 13:51:45 UTC via
  2. ^ 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 62.
  3. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario Land 2 section, page 75.
  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 10.
  5. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 75