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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)
Variant of Blargg
Gargantua Blargg
Red Blargg

Nep-Enut[1][2], also known as Nep-enut[3], Super Big Nep-Enut[3], Super Big Nep-enut[4], or Giant Nep-Enut[5][6], 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 Semisolid Platforms, making it untouchable when it is not in its risen form. The Player's Guide specifies this one as a Submarine Nep-Enut,[7] 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 ビッグウンババ青[8]
Biggu Unbaba Ao
ビッグウンババ()[9][10] / ビッグウンババ(あお)[11][12]
Biggu Unbaba (ao)
Big Blargg Blue

Big Blargg (blue)
Chinese 大乌巴巴(蓝) (Simplified)
大烏巴巴(藍) (Traditional)
Dà Wūbābā (lán)
Big Blargg (blue)
French (NOA) Maxi Blop Aqua
French (NOE) Huba-Huba
German Riesen-Wasser-Blargg Giant Water Blargg
Italian Pos'Adone Portmanteau of Poseidone (Poseidon) and Adone (Adonis)
Korean 거대짜자잔(파랑)
Big Blargg (blue)
Portuguese Nep-Onut Colossal Colossal Nep-Enut
Russian Нептун
Spanish Nep-Onut Nep-Enut



  1. ^ Miller, Kent, and Terry Munson. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Player's Guide. Page 127.
  2. ^ Scrapbook Theater, Yoshi's Woolly World (American English)
  3. ^ a b Williams, Drew. Yoshi's Island DS Player's Guide. Page 59.
  4. ^ Black, Fletcher. Yoshi's Island DS PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 138.
  5. ^ "Giant Nep-Enuts won't give up after just one hit. Keep tossing eggs until they back down!" - Rise of the Nasty Nep-Enuts Message Block, Yoshi's New Island
  6. ^ Scrapbook Theatre, Yoshi's Woolly World (British English)
  7. ^ Miller, Kent, and Terry Munson. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Player's Guide. Page 128.
  8. ^ 「スーパーマリオヨッシーアイランド任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Super Mario: Yossy Island Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 6.
  9. ^ 「スーパーマリオアドバンス3任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Super Mario Advance 3 Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 19.
  10. ^ Yoshi's Island DS Nintendo Dream Book, page 17.
  11. ^ 「ヨッシー New アイランド 任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Yoshi's New Island Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 23.
  12. ^ Omoide Theatre, Yoshi Wool World (Japanese)