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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 Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World (2017)
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 and Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly 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, 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 ウンババ[6]
ビッグウンババ()[7][8] / ビッグウンババ(あお)[9][10]
Biggu Unbaba (ao)
Blargg (Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, within stage name)

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


  • The Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island box art and game cover shows Yoshi about to cross a gap with a Nep-Enut in hot pursuit.
  • Nep-Enut is an anagram of "Neptune", the Roman god of the sea.
  • It is possible to go inside a Nep-Enut in Yoshi's Woolly World, because of invincibility frames. Yoshi can stay inside the Nep-Enut if there is a platform underneath it, but will lose health when it moves its mouth to spit out Shy Guys.


  1. ^ Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Nintendo Player's Guide. Page 127.
  2. ^ Scrapbook Theater, Yoshi's Woolly World (North American)
  3. ^ "Giant Nep-Enuts won't give up after just one hit. Keep tossing eggs until they back down!" - Rise of the Nasty Nep-Enuts Hint Box, Yoshi's New Island
  4. ^ Scrapbook Theatre, Yoshi's Woolly World (Australian/European)
  5. ^ Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Nintendo Player's Guide. Page 128.
  6. ^ Nep-Enut's Domain
  7. ^ 「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.
  8. ^ Yoshi's Island DS Nintendo Dream Book, page 17.
  9. ^ 「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.
  10. ^ Omoide Theatre, Yoshi Wool World (Japanese)