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First appearance Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (1992)
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Tatenoko is an obstacle in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. It is a saw-like object that only appears in the first level of the Mario Zone. Its attack pattern consists of moving around horizontally on a set path, harming Mario if he touches them. They can only be defeated by throwing a Koopa Shell at them.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese タテノコ[1]
From 「縦」tate, meaning "up and down" or "vertical" (referring to its movement pattern), and「鋸」 noko, meaning "saw".