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This article is about the enemies from Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. For the various sharks seen in the Mario franchise, see Category:Sharks. For the enemies from Mario's Time Machine, see Shark (Mario's Time Machine).
Artwork of a Shark
First appearance Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (1992)
SML2 Shark.png

Sharks[1] are enemies found in the first and second Turtle Zone levels in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. Normally, they swim slowly, but when Mario gets close to them, they start swimming faster, charging at him. Since they are underwater enemies, Mario cannot stomp on them, and unlike many other enemies fireballs do not affect them. The only way to defeat them is with a Star, or, in rare cases, a Green Shell from the surface. They wear boxing gloves, but they don't seem to use them against Mario.

In volume 9 of the Super Mario-Kun, Mario, Luigi, and Yoshi encounter a Shark during their boat trip. The Shark attacks them, but Mario throws Yoshi to the Shark to defeat it, although Yoshi gets injured.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ジョー[2]
A pun on「矢吹丈」(Jō Yabuki), the boxer protagonist of the manga「あしたのジョー 」Ashita no Jō, and「ジョーズ」(Jōzu, Jaws)
German Joe -
Italian Joe[3] -


  1. '^ "Sharks cannot be stopped. Swim around them . . . carefully." - Nintendo Power Volume 43, page 49.
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  3. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia pag. 75