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Artwork of a Penpen from Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten
First appearance Donkey Kong (1994)
Aqua Man
Robo NO.1
Not to be confused with penguin (enemy).

Penpen form a species of malicious penguins debuting in Donkey Kong for the Game Boy. They inhabit the Iceberg and can be first seen in Stage 7-3. Penpen behave just like Aqua Man and Miira, enemies encountered by Mario in his adventure prior to trekking in the Iceberg; Penpen slowly walk in one direction on the platform they dwell, and switch their current walking direction whenever they encounter a ledge or a margin. They are capable of harming Mario if the said hero comes into contact with their front or back sides. Contrariwise, Penpen do not mind Mario jumping and standing on them. As such, the hero can get a ride on their heads as the bird enemies march at the same pace and speed as before. While in this stance, it is possible for Mario to heave the enemies, and if they hit other vulnerable enemies when thrown, they will be defeated.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

種族 フライ族
性格 協調性がある
登場ゲーム GBドンキー

Tribe: Fly clan
Disposition: Cooperative
Game appearances: GB Donkey
Two penguins who are good friends
Two penguins in a water mountain. They walk in the same direction while flapping their wings. Touching them from the side makes them miss, but you can get on top of them. They are so relaxed that you don't have to knock them down.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ペンペン[2][1]
From「ペンギン」(pengin, penguin); shared with an enemy from Wario Land II


  1. ^ a b 「パーフェクト版 マリオキャラクター大事典」 (Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten), page 201.
  2. ^ Kazuki, Motoyama. Volume 30 of the KC Deluxe manga, page 51