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First appearance Super Mario Land (1989)

Tamao[1][2] is the eyeball-like guardian of Dragonzamasu in Super Mario Land for the Game Boy. Being the guardian of Dragonzamasu, it only appears in World 2-3, the Marine Pop level. It protects Dragonzamasu, mostly from the Marine Pop's torpedoes. It appears to be an eyeball trapped in a large bubble, and is a completely indestructible life form. After Dragonzamasu's defeat, Tamao dissipates, never to be seen again.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese タマオー[3]
Tama meaning "sphere".
Spanish Tamao -
German Tamao -


  1. ^ Super Mario Land English instruction booklet, page 16.
  2. ^ Nintendo Power Game Boy Player's Guide, page 5
  3. ^ Super Mario Land Japanese instruction booklet, page 19.