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First appearance Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (1992)

Kyotonbo[1] are tall flying insects with huge eyes found in the Tree Zone of Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. Kyotonbo simply fly in darting stop-start motions and home in on Mario. Kyotonbo were only featured in the first level of the Tree Zone. Mario could defeat them either by jumping on their heads or throwing a fireball at them.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese キョトンボ[2]
A combination of kyotonto 「きょとんと」 meaning "blank stare" and tonbo 「トンボ」 meaning "dragonfly".


  1. ^ Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia, page 75
  2. ^ Super Mario Character Guide, page 62