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Nep-Enut DS.png
A Nep-Enut from Yoshi's Island DS
First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Yoshi's Crafted World (2019)
Parent species Blargg
Derived species
Related species
Gargantua Blargg
Red Blargg

Nep-Enut[1][2], also known as Giant Nep-Enut[3][4], is a water-based, blue counterpart to Gargantua Blargg that hides underwater in the games Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3, Yoshi's Island DS, Yoshi's New Island, Yoshi's Woolly World, Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World and Yoshi's Crafted World. Nep-Enut will remain submerged until Yoshi approaches it. Then, the monster will rise, blocking Yoshi's path. Yoshi must shoot inside Nep-Enut's mouth with an egg for it to submerge in the water (and only its eyebrows will remain visible). If Yoshi jumps over the giant monster, Nep-Enut will give chase.

A particular Nep-Enut in the Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island level What's Gusty Taste Like? lives in a secret underground area, and is located entirely underneath terrain and Semi-Solid Platforms, making it untouchable when it is not in its risen form. The Nintendo Player's Guide specifies this one as a Submarine Nep-Enut,[5] though the actual behavior between the two is the same.

In Yoshi's Woolly World and Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World, Nep-Enuts only appear in the course, Frozen Solid and Chilled. By tossing three yarn balls into them, Yoshi is able to stun the Nep-Enuts for a few moments. They spit out Shy Guys at Yoshi, which is likely done to give Yoshi an infinite supply of yarn balls to stun the Nep-Enut with. Nep-Enuts can be instantly frozen with an Ice Watermelon. They can be climbed on during their frozen state, but will release themselves from the ice after a short while. However, Nep-Enuts can be defeated permanently if Yoshi pounds them while they are frozen.

At least one Nep-Enut was originally going to appear in Paper Mario, but was removed from the game for unknown reasons.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ビッグウンババ()[6][7] / ビッグウンババ(あお)[8][9]
Biggu Unbaba (ao)
Big Blargg (blue)
Spanish Nep-Onut -
French (NOA) Maxi Blop Aqua
French (NOE) Huba-Huba
Italian Pos'Adone Portmanteau of Poseidone (Poseidon) and Adone (Adonis)
Russian Нептун
Chinese 烏巴巴/乌巴巴
Transliteration of the Japanese name