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Penguru from Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2.
Artwork from Super Mario Galaxy
Species Penguin
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)
“Do my eyes deceive me, or did one of those mushroom kids pop out of that chest?”
Penguru, Super Mario Galaxy

Penguru is an elderly penguin that appears in the games Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2 as a helpful NPC. His name is a portmanteau of "penguin" and "guru".


Super Mario Galaxy[edit]

Bigmouth Galaxy
Penguru in Bigmouth Galaxy

Penguru appears in the Drip Drop Galaxy, the Bigmouth Galaxy, the Sea Slide Galaxy and the Grand Finale Galaxy in this game. In the Drip Drop Galaxy, Penguru and several other penguins (of whom he is apparently the grandfather) appear on an island. They are distressed about the outbreak of Gringills. He requests that Mario get rid of them and awards him with a Power Star when he does. Penguru's home is in the Sea Slide Galaxy on an egg-shaped island known as "Penguru's Place". He is the keeper of one of the five Silver Stars that Mario has to collect in the Sea Slide Galaxy as well.

Penguru makes small appearances in the other two galaxies he appears in. In the Bigmouth Galaxy, Penguru will appear at the beginning and tell Mario where to go. He often goes to the Bigmouth Galaxy to relax and think. Penguru's final appearance in Super Mario Galaxy is in the Grand Finale Galaxy where he is seen gazing up at Peach's Castle.

Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

Penguru in the Cosmic Cove Galaxy
Penguru in Cosmic Cove Galaxy

Penguru reappears in Super Mario Galaxy 2 in only two galaxies, the Hightail Falls Galaxy and the Cosmic Cove Galaxy along with his fellow penguins. In the Hightail Falls Galaxy, he is at the top of the large ramp and congratulates Mario and Yoshi for getting up there when they do. In the Cosmic Cove Galaxy, he is seen standing on top of a platform near the waterfalls and appears in all levels. In the first level, he gives a helpful tip on how to get the star, and in the second one, he tells Mario about the twin falls.


Additional names[edit]

Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

Super Mario Galaxy
Super Mario Galaxy 2
ObjectData/PenguinMaster.arc PenguinMaster Penguin Master

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ペンギン仙人せんにん
Pengin Sennin
Penguin Hermit

French Pingourou[1]
German Pinguin-Meister
Italian Pinguotto Dotto
Doc Penguin
Korean 펭귄선인
Penggwin Seon-in
Penguin Sage

Spanish Pingüino Ermitaño
Hermit Penguin