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First appearance Super Mario Land (1989)

Mekabons[1][2] are short robots that lived in the Muda Kingdom in Super Mario Land. When Mario comes near them, their heads come off and act like a boomerang, flying at him before coming back to reattach to the main body. They are defeated through one of two ways; either he can jump on the head and body parts separately for 100 points each, or he can wait until the head reattaches itself and then stomp on the entire Mekabon to be awarded with 400 points. They can also be defeated with the Superball Flower. They are only found in World 2-2.

In the Super Mario Land manga, a group of Mekabons attempts to stop Mario in Muda Kingdom. The first one tosses its head at Mario, making him flinch and drop all of the coins that he had just collected in a bonus area. Mario quickly defeats it, but a second one tosses its head at him. Mekakuribō arrives and does the same. The two robots end up switching heads, confusing the Mekabon. A third one is stomped on as Mario leaves the area while Mekakuribō retrieves its head off-screen.

In Super Mario-kun, a Mekabon appears in volume 3 alongside other Super Mario Land enemies, but it is only seen trying to attack Mario and is later defeated by Invincible Mario.


Super Mario Land[edit]

  • Instruction booklet: A robot that attacks Mario with its head. It can be beaten by jumping on its head.
  • 3DS Virtual Console manual: This robot attacks Mario with its head. Defeat it by jumping on its head.

Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

種族 メカ族
性格 しっかり者
登場ゲーム ランド1

Tribe: Mecha clan
Disposition: Person of stability
Game appearances: Land 1
Attacks with its head! Separating mechs
A combined robot that attacks by separating its head from its body. The head flies in an arc for about three characters. It can be defeated in a single attack by throwing fire or stepping on it when its head is attached.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese メカポン[4]
From "mecha" and「~ぽん」(-pon, a suffix used for cutesy names)

Dutch Mekabon[5]
French Mekabon[6]
German Mekabon
Italian Mekabon[7][8][9]
Spanish Mekabon


  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 217.
  4. ^ Super Mario Land Japanese instruction booklet, page 15.
  5. ^ Club Nintendo (Netherlands) Classic, page 8.
  6. ^ Super Mario Land French instruction booklet, page 14.
  7. ^ Super Mario Land Italian manual, pag. 14
  8. ^ Super Mario Land (3DS - Virtual Console) Italian e-manual, pag. 14
  9. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia, pag. 47