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The title of this article is official, but it comes from a non-English source. If an official name from an English source is found that is not from the English Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia, the article should be moved to its appropriate title.

Artwork of an Tōsenbo, from Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins.
First appearance Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (1992)
Not to be confused with Tōsanbōru.

Tōsenbo are spiked, slug-like creatures found in outer space. They are exclusive to the second stage of the Space Zone in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. These creatures inflate and deflate at a regular interval, but are barely visible when they are not inflated. They are invulnerable when not inflated, so Mario should stay away from them; they can only be defeated using a Star or a fireball when they are in their inflated state.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese トーセンボ[1]
From「通せんぼ」(tōsenbo, blockade)
German Tosenbo -
Italian Pesce Palla[2] Pufferfish, litt. "Ball Fish"


  1. ^ Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten. Page 119.
  2. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 75