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Not to be confused with Pengoon.
A Penkoon, as seen in Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 artwork.
First appearance Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 (1994)
A Penkoon as depicted in KC Deluxe
“This pirate is part penguin and part racoon. Watch out for its spiked stomach ball.”
Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land instruction booklet, page 19

Penkoons[1] are bulky soldiers that patrol areas in Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3. When Wario comes too close to them, they make the spiked ball in their stomachs pop out. Despite their horned helmets, Wario can harm them by jumping on them; however, due to the spikes on their stomach, they cannot be harmed by charging head on by the Body Slam.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ポコペン[2]
Derived from 「ぽこぽこ」(pokopoko, onomatopoeia for the sound a raccoon's belly makes) and 「ペンギン」(penguin).
German Penkoon -
Italian Pronguino Pro-enguin


  • In the Japanese manual, their resemblance to both a tanuki and a penguin is noted, but their species remains a mystery.[2] In the English version, they are instead described as "part penguin and part racoon."[1]


  1. ^ a b Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 English instruction booklet, page 19.
  2. ^ a b 「タヌキ?ペンギン?海賊兵。おのトゲきボールをって攻撃してくる。」 (Tanuki? Penguin? A mystery among pirate men. It attacks by kicking a spiked ball from its stomach.) - Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land Japanese instruction booklet, page 20.