Unagi the Eel

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Unagi the Eel
Unagi seen in Super Mario 64 DS.
Full name Unagi
Species Unagi
First appearance Super Mario 64 (1996)
Latest appearance Super Mario 64 DS (2004)
This article is about the eel enemy known as Unagi that appears in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS. For information about other uses of "Unagi", see Unagi (disambiguation). For information about other species of eel, see Eel.

Unagi[1] is a large Unagi eel found in Super Mario 64 and its remake Super Mario 64 DS. Mario or his friends can lure him out of his sunken ship home in Jolly Roger Bay by swimming near and provoking him to attack. After about three attempted bites, he will leave the ship, allowing Mario and his friends to enter it via the ship's window. Once inside, if Mario opens the chests in the correct order, the ship will surface, causing the water inside the ship to drain, thus allowing Mario to get the Power Star.

Unagi is seen again later, this time making a water cove his home. Once again, Mario and friends can lure him out in the same fashion as before. The water cove is not accessible but there is a Power Star attached to the eel's tail. To gain it Mario and friends must simply touch it.

In later missions, Unagi circles the previous location of the sunken ship.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese きょだいウツボ[2]
kyodai utsubo
Giant Eel
German Aal Kano Eel Kano


  • The name "Unagi" comes from the Japanese name for freshwater eel, 鰻 (unagi).


  1. ^ Super Mario 64 Player's Guide, pages 12 & 33
  2. ^ Can the Eel Come Out to Play?