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The title of this article is official, but it comes from a non-English source. If an acceptable English source is found, then the article should be moved to its appropriate title.

Artwork of a Sairesu from Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten
First appearance Donkey Kong (Game Boy) (1994)

Sairesu are enemies in Donkey Kong on the Game Boy. They are first encountered in Stage 2-10 of the Forest. Sairesu are big-eared creatures usually found sleeping on the floor, covered with their wide ears. If they sense Mario approaching, they wake up, look back and forth, and then charge in his direction with the spike on their forehead. If Mario touches either one of their sides, he receives an instant defeat. If he dodges them, the Sairesu will continue to charge in the direction they initially followed until encountering a wall or an edge; thereafter, they retire slowly and fall asleep again. Sairesu are capable of reaching a higher velocity than Mario's.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

サイレス (JP) / Sairesu (EN)
Original text (Japanese) Translation
種族しゅぞく テクテクぞく Tribe Trudge clan
性格せいかく 神経質しんけいしつ Disposition Nervousness
登場とうじょうゲーム GBゲームボーイドンキー Game appearances GB Donkey


Sleeping and waking up is a very bad idea.

Sairesu is always sleeping, using his big ears as an eye mask. He wakes up to the sound of Mario landing on the ground when he jumps, and when he spots Mario, he will chase after him with great speed.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese サイレス[2][1]
Possibly from a clipping of「サイレンス」(sairensu, "silence")


  1. ^ a b 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). Shogakukan (Japanese). Page 86.
  2. ^ Kazuki, Motoyama. Volume 29 of the KC Deluxe manga. Page 68Media:Donkey Kong GB enemies manga.jpg.