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Tatanga in Pagosu, Super Mario Land
Tatanga operating Pagosu
Tatanga in Pagosu, from Super Mario Land.

Pagosu[1] is the name of the spaceship piloted by Tatanga. It appears during the battle against Mario in Super Mario Land. It can fire large missiles that split into smaller missiles which Mario must dodge. Twenty-five hits from Mario's Sky Pop will bring it and Tatanga down.

According to the Kodansha manga, Tatanga's spaceship in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins is a present from Wario to replace Pagosu.[2] The game's official website claims that this spaceship is more powerful,[3] although its attack capabilities significantly differ in-game. Encyclopedia Super Mario Bros. also states that Pagosu was replaced.[4]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese パゴス[5]
Possibly from "πάγος" (págos, Greek for "hill-fort") or "pegasus" (a mythical winged divine horse in Greek mythology)

Dutch Pogaus[6]
Italian Pagosu[7][8][9]


  1. ^ Nintendo (1989). Super Mario Land instruction booklet. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 17.
  2. ^ Kazuki, Motoyama. KC Deluxe vol. 19 - Super Mario Land 2: 6-tsu no Kinka 1. Page 31.
  3. ^ "「打倒マリオを胸にひめ、攻撃力もアップ。」 ("Determined to defeat Mario, his offensive capacity is also up.")" – スーパーマリオランド2 6つの金貨/敵キャラクター. Nintendo. Retrieved May 15, 2024.
  4. ^ 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins section. Shogakukan (Japanese). Page 79.
  5. ^ Nintendo (1989). スーパーマリオランド (Sūpā Mario Rando) instruction booklet. Nintendo (Japanese). Page 21.
  6. ^ Club Nintendo (Netherlands) Classic. Page 9.
  7. ^ Super Mario Land Italian manual. Page 17.
  8. ^ Super Mario Land (3DS - Virtual Console) Italian e-manual. Page 14.
  9. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia. Page 46.