Splunkin

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Not to be confused with Jack O'Goomba.
Splunkin
Splunkin model from New Super Mario Bros.
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. (2006)
Comparable
Jack O'Goomba
Several Splunkins in World 3-A Ghost House icon from the New Super Mario Bros. game for the Nintendo DS.

Splunkins[1] are jack-o-lantern enemies in New Super Mario Bros. Their name is likely a pun on "spelunking" and "punkin," which is slang for "pumpkin." They walk left and right. If Mario or Luigi jumps on a Splunkin once, it cracks slightly and increases its movement speed. Jumping on a Splunkin a second time causes it to explode, defeating it and earning points. However, a Ground Pound or a fireball defeats a Splunkin instantly. Splunkins are sometimes found in larger groups. They appear in World 3-A Ghost House icon from the New Super Mario Bros. game for the Nintendo DS., World 5-A Ghost House icon from the New Super Mario Bros. game for the Nintendo DS., World 7-A Ghost House icon from the New Super Mario Bros. game for the Nintendo DS., and World 8-1.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カボちゃん[2]
Kabochan
Play on「南瓜」(kabocha, pumpkin) and honorific「ちゃん」(chan)
French Splunkin Same as the English name
German Splunkin -

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nintendo Power New Super Mario Bros. guide, p. 11
  2. ^ New Super Mario Bros. Shogakukan book