Ragumo

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Ragumo
Artwork of a Ragumo, from Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins.
First appearance Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (1992)
Latest appearance Super Mario-kun (volume 10) (1994)
Relatives
Monty Mole
Comparable
Pendril

Ragumo are mole enemies that first appear in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. They are likely based off Monty Moles due to their similar appearance and attack pattern and may be related to them,[1][2] but they are considerably slower.

History[edit]

Super Mario Land 2: Golden Coins[edit]

In Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, Ragumo appear exclusively in the Tree Zone's first stage and can be found in low-lying areas, such as pits or ditches. To attack, the Ragumo will burrow underground and attempt to pop up in Mario's path. However, Mario can swiftly jump before the Ragumo pops up, thus landing a hit on its head. Fireballs can also be effective to defeat it, but only when the Ragumo has surfaced.

Super Mario-kun[edit]

Ragumo only appear in two volumes of Super Mario-kun.

A Ragumo appears in the final chapter of volume 6, where when Mario enters the Tree Zone, he and his Carrot are ambushed by the Ragumo. Mario tries luring the Ragumo with his Carrot but the Carrot kicks him in the air. Mario then proceeds to attempt throwing fireballs at the Ragumo, but it pops up on the other side. A Bopping Toady helps the Ragumo by pinning Mario down using its tongue. The Carrot tries helping Mario but it is quickly destroyed when the Ragumo drills through it. The Ragumo then attempts to drill through Mario, but Mario uses his Bunny Ears to try and stop the Ragumo's drill. As the Ragumo drills, Mario spots a Mushroom that he uses to power up his Bunny Ears to break the Ragumo's drill and slap the Bopping Toady. The Ragumo resembles a Monty Mole in this volume.

A Ragumo cameos in volume 10 as one of the enemies Luigi recruits to defeat Wario. The Ragumo's design in this volume looks more faithful to its artwork from Super Mario Land 2.

Super Mario Kodansha manga[edit]

Several Ragumo emerging out of the ground in the first Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins volume

Ragumo appear throughout the Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins arc of the Super Mario Kodansha manga.

In the first Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins volume, several Ragumo emerge out of the ground and surround Mario, Peach, and a friendly Battle Beetle, alongside the other Tree Zone inhabitants. However, Mario eats a Carrot to become Bunny Mario to escape from the Tree Zone enemies while carrying his friends. Much later, a Ragumo can be seen in one of the tunnels in the Macro Zone's first area, despite never appearing in Macro Zone in the game.

In the third Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins volume, a Ragumo can be seen as one of the several enemies that Mario and Luigi quickly pass by on their way to Wario Castle. Later on, a Ragumo, alongside other Tree Zone inhabitants, can be briefly seen as Wario announces his plan.

Profiles[edit]

Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

ラグモ
種族 ビースト族
性格 のうてんき
登場ゲーム ランド2
土から出てくるドリルモグラ
チョロプー(P112)にドリルをつけたようなモグラ。土の中から突然とび出すので、そばにいるとダメージを受けるぞ。踏んずければ倒せる。[3]

Ragumo
Tribe: Beast clan
Disposition: Thoughtless
Game appearances: Land 2
Drill mole coming out of the ground
This mole looks like a Monty Mole (p. 112) wearing a drill. It will suddenly jump out of the ground, damaging you if you are near it. You can defeat it by stepping on it.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ラグモ[1]
Ragumo
Anagram of「モグラ」(mogura, mole)
German Bohrwurf From "bohrer" (drill) and "maulwurf" (mole)
Italian Ragumo[4] -

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Official Japanese Super Mario Land 2 site; the description refers to it as "Monty Mole's relative!?" in a shocked and questioning manner, hence not stating it definitively.
  2. ^ Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten, page 112: "This mole looks like Monty Mole wearing a drill."
  3. ^ Shogakukan. 1994.「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 227.
  4. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 76