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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.

Unibō as it appears in Mario & Wario
First appearance Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (1992)
Latest appearance Mario & Wario (1993)

Unibō are nearly indestructible spiky round enemies that inhabit flying and swimming areas. They first appeared in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, where they can only be defeated by a Star or Koopa Troopa shell. They remain stationary until Mario comes near, at which point they will shake on the spot to make themselves harder to avoid. They reappear in Mario & Wario, redesigned to look more like Urchins and with no visible eyes on the screen. In addition, they come in two varieties: those with blue bodies move vertically, and those with yellow bodies move horizontally. They no longer sleep and are contantly moving around.

The original appearance of Unibō is very similar to both Gordo from the Kirby series and Sea Urchins from The Legend of Zelda series.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ウニボー[1]
From「海胆」(uni, sea urchin) and「坊」(, guy)
German Unibo -
Italian Unibō[2] -


  1. ^ Mario & Wario instruction booklet, page 11.
  2. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 75