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Blue (left) and orange (right) Volbonans from Super Mario Odyssey.
First appearance Super Mario Odyssey (2017)

Volbonans are fork-like creatures with eyes from Super Mario Odyssey. These creatures reside in the Luncheon Kingdom, and their culture revolves around food and cooking. They appear in different bright colors, wearing chef hats and neckerchiefs, and their tines can function as both arms and legs. The Volbonans are experts at cooking Stupendous Stew, which Bowser steals from them to serve at his upcoming wedding to Princess Peach. They are menaced by a giant bird named Cookatiel, who takes over making the stew from them.

Some hatless Volbonans can be found stuck to walls. Mario can capture them with Cappy and use them to shoot himself in the direction the player aims with the left analog stick, flicking him across gaps or up sheer walls, very similarly to Poles. Some sequences in the game involve flinging Mario from one captured Volbonan to another. Strangely, these Volbonans are usually more restricted in their movements than Poles, being unable to move horizontally, but this does not apply to those in the Metro Kingdom, which can rotate a full 360 degrees just like Poles.

At the game's finale, in the Moon Kingdom, a few Volbonans can be found in attendance of the wedding between Bowser and Princess Peach. Like other attending members, they were brought forcefully. After beating the game, they can be found at the entrance of the Moon Kingdom near the Odyssey, and in the start of Darker Side.

Like many of the supporting characters, Volbonans will cower and refuse to talk to Mario if an enemy gets too close to them, regardless of whether Mario has captured the enemy in question or not.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ボルボーノ人
Volbono People
Dutch Vorkaniër From vork (fork) and vulkaan (volcano).
French Frouchotte From fourchette (fork).
German Schlemmerling From Schlemmer (slang for a gourmet or glutton).
Italian Vulcanbonese From (Monte) Vulcanbon (the Italian name of "Mount Volbono").
Russian Волбонец
Spanish Delisubiano From (Monte) Delisubio (the Spanish name of "Mount Volbono").