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Not to be confused with Snackeral.
Currently Unknown Enemy SMBW
First appearance Super Mario Bros. Wonder (2023)
Mega Unagi

Smackerels are enemies that appear in Super Mario Bros. Wonder. They resemble flounders, being flat fish enemies with both eyes on the same side of their body, albeit with large, sharp-toothed jaws. Smackerels solely appear in the level Leaping Smackerel, where they burrow through the sand, periodically jumping out vertically to attack the player character. During the Wonder Effect of the level, a giant Smackerel appears, which is able to bite through part of the level to help the player collect Wonder Tokens.

Their name is a portmanteau of "smack" (most likely the verb referring to the sound of lips parting in anticipation of food or kissing) and "mackerel".


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ハイデン
Possibly from「海底」(hǎidǐ, "seabed" in Chinese), the English word "hide", and「デーン」(dēn, a comical onomatopoeia used to represent something dramatic happening)
Chinese 海蹬
Transliteration of the Japanese name
Dutch Smackerel -
French Limange Portmanteau of "limande" (dab) and "manger" (to eat)
German Sandhechte Sand pickerel
Italian Sfondalone Portmanteau of "sfondare" (to break through) and possibly "pesciolone" (big fish)
Korean 넙쩍이
Pun on "넙적" (neobjeok, flat) and possibly "쩍쩍" (jjeok-jjeok, onomatopoeia for crunching), with the nominalizing suffix "~이" (-i)
Portuguese (NOA) Linguiado From "linguado" (flounder) and "guiado" (guided)
Portuguese (NOE) Perseguiçolha Portmanteau of "perseguir" (to pursue) and "solha" (flatfish)
Russian Нямбала
Portmanteau of "камбала" (kambala, flatfish) and "ням" (nyam, nom)
Spanish Soterraballo Portmanteau of "soterrar" (to bury) and "rodaballo" (turbot)